I like to think of my home as a refuge. It's where I return at the end of a busy day to relax and unwind. It's where I feel safe when the weather is bad outside. But what if your home wasn't really as safe as you thought it was? What if your home had hidden dangers that you weren't aware of and weren't prepared for? Is your home making you sick? There are several toxins you may be exposing yourself to unknowingly in your home. Here are a few things that you should be aware of. Your ... Continue Reading
Watch out for hidden toxins in your home.
Potty training toddlers can be a frustrating experience. Here are some tips to get your child onto the potty and going with ease.
Potty training is one of those trials all parents face. Some parents start as early as 18 months to potty train their kids but I personally waited until my daughter was 2 years old to start. Here are some of the tips that worked for us. Be patient. Patience is a must when starting potty training. You will get frustrated. Your child may not want to sit on the toilet or the potty chair. He will have accidents. It happens, just try to be patient. And know when to back off and start again ... Continue Reading
Frugal family fun – here are 7 great tips for saving money at the theme park.
When it comes to fun and exciting destinations for the entire family, theme parks are definitely at the top of the list. If you’re planning a trip to the amusement park on a limited budget, there’s no need to worry. Here are some tips to saving money at the theme park: 1. Buy your tickets elsewhere. Keep an eye open for deals and you’ll likely come across promotions and coupons on theme park rates. Pay close attention to advertisements, flyers, and even soda cans. You can also book ... Continue Reading
Learn more about babywearing, its benefits, and tips for choosing and wearing the right one.
Babywearing may be a new concept to many moms and moms-to-be. Its benefits, including having your hands free while increasing your bond with your baby, sometimes seem nearly endless to me. So, as someone who’s tried out several styles, I’d like to share a few of my favorite tips with you. Fave Benefit of Babywearing My favorite benefit is the bonding time. Many moms work, or there are days we have to be away from our child. When I get home I’m ready to reconnect with my son, so I put ... Continue Reading
Three energy reduction tips (and money saving tips) using the sun.
Spring is the perfect season to cut down on your energy consumption and go a little more green. The sun can be your best friend and help cut your energy bill significantly. You don’t have to employ solar panels or expensive equipment to use the sun’s energy. Here are some of my favorite energy-saving and money saving tips that use the sun. Ditch The Thermostat If the weather is nice outside the temperature inside will easily follow suit. Opening your doors and windows to let in fresh ... Continue Reading
5 easy ways to save energy on Earth Day and every day.
I know thinking green can be intimidating, but there are simple things we can do to help save our planet, one drip, watt, or gallon of water at a time. Here are a few easy ways to do just that, as well as save money on our energy and utility bills this Earth Day and everyday. Beauty Unplugged According to actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr., every time we use our curling iron it’s like leaving on a light bulb for a week. So I guess the first bit of advice is to take a day off and let ... Continue Reading
Keep toxins out of your home with these five tips: including opening your windows and skipping artificial fragrances.
When you think of green cleaning and toxin reduction in your home, you most likely think of green cleaning products and homemade cleaning solutions. These are very important and I highly recommend looking into purchasing toxin free cleaning products. However, you can also keep your home clean and green by limiting the number of chemicals and toxins that enter your home in the first place. It may seem shocking but the average U.S. household consumes 2.5 GALLONS of toxic chemicals a year. ... Continue Reading
Tips on how to help kids get to sleep at night without fuss.
It's tough as a parent to get your child to fall asleep and stay in bed all night. They need a glass of water, want a tissue, have to go potty, want another kiss, or are afraid of something under the bed. The excuses can go on and on. As a parent who experienced this, here are some tips we tried during our quest to get our child to sleep through the night. Hopefully one or more will resonate with you. Determine Nighttime Needs When I learned that my daughter wanted more night lights in her ... Continue Reading
Brand your blog, and build an engaged readership, with these tips.
You have a URL, you have a site, now how to make the most of it? Building a brand is easier than you think. Your blog is the perfect platform to engage readers and build an audience. Here are the best tips to brand your blog successfully: Find your Niche Your blog should have a core focus. It's okay to dabble in a few different directions, but make sure it revolves around your main topic. Write about what you love and what keeps you interested. Commit and make it personable. You don't have to ... Continue Reading
Tips for getting great service the next time you head out to a restaurant.
Restaurant dining can be a great way to escape the kitchen, socialize with friends, discuss business transactions, or bond with your significant other on date night. But sometimes it is downright difficult to get good service. Whether it's waiting for thirty minutes to get a table, a rushed server who barely has time to talk to you, or a waiter who is completely inattentive - bad service can ruin your meal. Below are a few tips on how to get the best service at a restaurant. Tip #1: Call ... Continue Reading