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.

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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.