Ways to Make the Most out of your Kids’ Summer While Working

Ways to Make the Most out of your Kids’ Summer While Working

School may be out for the summer, but that is unfortunately not the case with work. Much like how I talked about balancing family and continuing your education, with the kids home for summer vacation, it may be too difficult balancing and maintaining your professional responsibilities while also trying not to break the bank by having your children enroll in a summer camp or spending an exorbitant amount of money on child care costs. Here are a few simple ways to help juggle that balance and provide your children with opportunities to enjoy themselves and grow over the summer.

Why Might Your Child Be Misbehaving?

Why Might Your Child Be Misbehaving?

A misbehaving child can often be difficult to deal with. However, that doesn’t mean shouting or being overly forceful with them will bring certain results. Sometimes communication and clarity is key. This is not the opposite of being firm, forceful and enacting good discipline. In fact, sometimes being strong in the face of misbehaviour can create good children. We’re not here to suggest that you strike your kids, or to never ever consider this a possibility. Everyone has different parenting styles, and as long as you’re making the effort to raise the best person you can by acting fairly and competently, then you should be doing a good job regardless.

Budgeting for Marriage

Budgeting for Marriage

You may have thought that the wedding was the most expensive thing you had to deal when you got married, but in reality there are so many things that happen in marriage that cost money. Don’t let that scare you though. As long as you work as a team and come up with a plan, it won’t be so bad. As a couple, sit down and look into everything you will be spending money on and create a budget for each one. This will help you save money and also help you keep track of your expenses.

10 Ways to Protect Kids From Accidental Drowning

10 Ways to Protect Kids From Accidental Drowning

In 77% of accidental drownings, the child had been seen 5-minutes or less before being missed. That’s why pool safety advocates at Life Saver Pool Fence urge parents to install layers of protection in a home before they move in. These are designed to block kids from getting to the pool or at least slow them down so parents have more time to get to them before the child gets to a pool.

Remembering Michael Jackson

Remembering Michael Jackson

For as long as I can remember, I've been a fan of Michael Jackson. In fact, one of my favorite movies, The Wiz staring Michael Jackson, was released exactly seven months and four days after I was born. It was the story about a Harlem school teacher named Dorothy who was miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz while trying to save her dog from a storm. Michael Jackson played the scarecrow who joined Dorothy on her search to find the Wiz (Wizard) who could help her get back home.

Family Friendly Trip To Pennsylvania

Family Friendly Trip To Pennsylvania

The main rave was the cozy cabin we stayed in at Refreshing Mountain Retreat Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. You can view cabin rentals in PA here. The time spent with the family unplugged in the cabin undistracted by the usual overabundance of electronic conveniences was heavenly. We actually had some unusual conversation and got to know each other more. Of course, the cabin came with Wi-Fi and a few modern amenities as well. 

Budgeting Tips for Busy Moms

Budgeting Tips for Busy Moms

If you’re a busy mom looking for easy ways to stay on budget, there are some tricks to help. Things like budgeting apps, spending hacks, living minimally, saving on basic necessities, and getting the whole family involved can help to keep your budget tight while staying busy as a mom.

7 Smart Tips For Stay-At-Home Moms To Successfully Bounce Back to an Office Job

7 Smart Tips For Stay-At-Home Moms To Successfully Bounce Back to an Office Job

Making the choice to go back to work is a big deal. Even if you were a successful career woman before your kids came into the world, your priorities likely changed significantly upon becoming a mom.

Whether you’re trying to recapture your previous work ethic or develop a new one, there are a few things you should to do set the stage for your success.

How Your Job Is Ruining Your Looks And How To Deal With Them?

How Your Job Is Ruining Your Looks And How To Deal With Them?

Today’s young generation is competitive, ambitious and the epitome of confidence. They work hard to fulfill their career goals and aspiration and ready to go that extra mile to see results. However, sometimes the stress of competition and hard work takes a toll on the body and mind and will affect the external appearance of an individual. Certain studies have proven the correlation between stressful jobs and its effect on the appearance and skin.