How to Balance Family & Continuing Education

How to Balance Family & Continuing Education

Heading back to school can seem intimidating — at first. However, considering that you’ve been ensuring the survival of one or a few small humans, returning to finish or further your education is the kind of challenge that most moms can crush with flying colors. Of course, some days moms can struggle even finding the time to shower, so how is school going to fit into you and your family’s schedule?

Father’s Day Feature

Father’s Day Feature

If you’re looking for an inspiring Father's Day story I want to introduce you to Armoured One founder, Tom Czyz. He created Armoured One shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. With his own children in schools nearby when the mass shooting happened, the SWAT team operator and detective felt helpless to protect his loved ones against an emergency situation.

4 Simple Steps to Prevent Sloppy Math Mistakes

4 Simple Steps to Prevent Sloppy Math Mistakes

Kids’ sloppy mistakes in math driving you up the wall? Learn 4 simple steps you can take to improve their neatness and accuracy in math! Some kids seem to be born with the desire to write neatly…while others need a whole lot of convincing. (And I know, because I have one of each!) While messy handwriting can make it hard for kids to express their ideas in any subject, it’s especially a problem in math. That’s because every single number matters. If you mistake a 6 for a 0, or a 2 for a 7, you’re going to get the problem wrong.

Helping a Child Deal with Loss

Helping a Child Deal with Loss

Grief and the loss of a loved one isn’t something that we give much thought to. Aside from the odd worry here and there, we don’t spend our lives worrying about death or thinking about how we would cope if we lost someone close. Nor should we. Life is short, and it shouldn’t be wasted with worries about things that we’ve got no control over. It’s enough to be aware that life is a precious thing that will one day end for all of us.

Five Things Parents Should Know About End-Of-Year Testing

Five Things Parents Should Know About End-Of-Year Testing

Every spring, schools across the nation give students millions of standardized tests.  Students sit for hours, filling in answer bubbles with their number two pencils for an exam that may span days.  They’re told the tests are “important”, they need to “do their best”, and that they have “one chance” to show what they’ve learned.  For any child--much less one with test anxiety, ADHD, or learning disabilities--it can be a painful process.

4 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids

4 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids

Amongst many parents, video games are generally perceived to be a negative thing for their kids. And while you don’t want them to become obsessed with gaming, there are actually many positive aspects involved in playing games. So, if you have always been anti-video games, this article will aim to give the other side of the argument. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should abandon all control when it comes to reinforcing parental control limits and time constraints. But here are some of the more positive aspects of gaming for you to bear in mind.

Four Fantastic Reasons To Add Images To Your Blog

Four Fantastic Reasons To Add Images To Your Blog

Blogs are growing in popularity, with both business and private blogs taking over the internet and social media. When you spend time writing a blog, you want people to read it; that’s kind of the whole point! Driving traffic to your blog to get readers and eventually turn those readers into customers is the idea if you’re a business blogger, and if you have a personal blog, you want to get your thoughts and opinions out for the public to see.

4 Skills Your Child Needs To Know Before Entering Kindergarten

4 Skills Your Child Needs To Know Before Entering Kindergarten

Kindergarten is supposed to be fun and educational, and allow children an opportunity to blossom because it is usually the first time the tykes are away from their parents for any significant amount of time. And while most kindergartens don’t exactly have GPA requirements, for a child to succeed there are a few milestones that should be reached before they toddle through the door, says Alise McGregor, founder of Little Newtons (www.littlenewtons.com), an early education center with locations in Minnesota and Illinois.

Don’t Grow Your Blog Before You Do This

Don’t Grow Your Blog Before You Do This

Growing your blog. Letting it pay for your lifestyle while you can enjoy more time with your family and friends. This is precisely the dream of every blogger. Admittedly, when you write a blog, there’s a sense of excitement and satisfaction from being able to help someone by sharing your personal experience. But it is fair to say that most hobby bloggers consider creating a professional presence for their blog so that they can make money from it. The growth hack strategies to boost your audience and increase the volume of readers are varied, and ultimately, they are not the subject of our article here. No strategy will work if you haven’t prepared your blog and yourself for a growth process. Here are the essential elements you need to sort out before you can even design your professional blogging strategy. Are you ready to give your blog the boost it needs?

How To Find An Area That You Love

How To Find An Area That You Love

Building a life for yourself isn’t always an easy task. Whether you know what you want your future to look like or not, actually making it happen can be incredibly tough. You have to have a vision, you have to do your research, and you have to know what you put in place to make everything work. It’s not something that’s always going to just fall into your lap. Instead, you have to work incredibly hard to figure it all out. This is definitely the case when it comes to choosing your forever home. Your family home that your children will grow up in, and that you’ll create lasting memories in. Even when you know what you want your home to look like, knowing exactly where to buy or build it can be the hardest part. So we’re going to break down exactly what you need to do to find the perfect area.