Sure, it was a mild winter. But aren’t you ready for a break from the daily grind and the chance to sit back, relax, and let your thoughts drift like the overhead clouds? Not to spoil your fantasy, but if your spring break vacation plans include spending quality time with your kids at swimming pools, daydreaming is not an option. Children can hardly wait to jump in the pool, but every pool has its dangers. Here are four things you can do to keep the little ones safe - and your mind at ... Continue Reading
Here are four pool tips you can do to keep the little ones safe—and your mind at ease.
Save money this year with four tips everyone in your family can appreciate.
In today's economy, many families are looking for ways to spend less money without making sacrifices. Easier said than done ... but it only takes a little effort up front to save time and extra expenses in the long run. Check out these tips for saving money and having a happy family to go along with it. At the Salon Cutting out family haircuts can be a huge money saver. Have you calculated the amount of money your entire family spends on hair cuts in a year? My husband alone spent $480 a year ... Continue Reading
Save money with these five easy tips – including uses for banana peels and collecting money in the laundry.
I often say that we live on “Hysteria Lane” vs “Wisteria Lane” of TV’s Desperate Housewives fame because we’re tasked with having to balance so many things as moms and housewives. And, tops amongst them is doing our best to keep our home, family, and self taken care of - without breaking the bank. Here are a few simple, mindless tips to help save money at home. Put the Squeeze On Even though you may think that tube of toothpaste, liquid foundation, skin cream, or lotion is ... Continue Reading
Have you gotten off track with your New Year’s resolutions? If so, here are some tips to help you get back on track and help you stay on track.
It is nearly March and many of us who jumped into New Year’s Resolutions with gusto are finding that we have run out of gas. Or maybe we even left our resolutions to die by the roadside. How do we get back on track? The first step is to reevaluate your resolutions. Were they too vague? Were they too broad? Did they lack a reward system? Were they unrealistic? Did you make too many? These are common problems, but can be easily remedied simply by refining your resolution or creating steps to ... Continue Reading
Reduce your chances of experiencing identity theft with these simple tips.
The Federal Trade Commission says millions of Americans have their personal identities stolen each year and that as many as 9 million are victimized in the U.S. alone annually. Though there is still no 100 percent fail-safe solution to this growing problem, there are a lot of easy things you can do to greatly reduce the chances of this ever happening to you. Here’s a short list of easy, must-do steps you can take to maximize your level of protection online: Create only complex passwords ... Continue Reading
Tips for fostering a life-long love of reading in your child.
As a parent, you are aware how crucial reading is to your child’s future. It helps them develop speech and language skills, build vocabulary, stimulates their creativity, and sets them up for later academic success. With all this riding on you, what can you do to foster a life-long love of reading in your child, especially when they have little interest in it? Here are some tips on how you can get your child to fall in love with reading. Read to Your Kids The first and most obvious tip is ... Continue Reading
Check out these time-savings tips for the busy mom.
Are you a busy mom? I don't know many moms who aren't - but being busy can be stressful. Ease up on your stress with these time-saving tips: Be Organized You know that old phrase, "A place for everything and everything in it's place"? Well, I am a big believer in that. I do have a place for everything and everything goes to its place at the end of the day. Books go on the bookshelves, dishes to the sink, clothes in the hamper, etc. I also try to keep all paper items in the trash or filed ... Continue Reading
Tips for letting your teenager head overseas for a spring class trip.
With spring time only a few months away, many parents are gearing up for the gutsy decision to green-light a child's request to join in on a class trip to travel overseas. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young adults too exciting to pass up for families that can afford the cost, but that doesn't mean it's not without its inherent risks. In order to put your parental mind at ease, and therefore ensure that your child has the safest travel overseas experience possible, make sure to ... Continue Reading