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6 Tips for Childproofing Your Yard

6 Tips for Childproofing Your Yard

You’ve just had a baby. It’s the best thing that has ever happened to you. With it, however, you also have a greater amount of responsibility. Over the past few months, you have been furiously childproofing your home in preparation for the new family member. But you can’t just stop inside your home. Eventually, that baby is going to grow up and want to explore. Your yard also requires some intensive safety precautions. Here are six tips for childproofing your yard. Mind the Lawn Mower If you have a yard with grass, it’s likely that …

Parenting by Example

by Guest Author Parenting can be tough, but many of the life skills a child needs are best learned by example. Mom and Dad can repeat the same lectures on eating healthy foods, getting plenty of exercise, having good manners, and giving to others with little effect, but…

Eight Tips for Helping Your Teen Quit Smoking

Eight Tips for Helping Your Teen Quit Smoking

Whilst most parents do whatever they can to warn their children about the dangers of smoking, there’s no denying the statistics – almost one in every four high school seniors today are smokers, despite all the efforts by parents, the government, and healthcare services to warn them of the consequences of taking up this habit. If your teen has started smoking, then chances are, you’ve already become aware …

How I changed careers with three kids

How I changed careers with three kids

Stock PhotoI’m sure many of you heard it this before: having kids is going to completely change your life. For me, it was true. I always wanted a big family, so the change that came with having three kids was an amazing, incredible one. Having children meant that the decisions I made were always based on what is better for them and for us, as a family. I was always looking for something better: a better house…

Oprah Winfrey’s Reason For Not Having Kids: ‘I Wouldn’t Have Been Good At It’

Oprah Winfrey’s Reason For Not Having Kids: ‘I Wouldn’t Have Been Good At It’

“I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t have been a good mom for babies” — Oprah Oprah Winfrey only had a child once, at age 14, and he died just weeks later. She’s opened up about the issue to Good Housekeeping U.K. in their April issue, on sale next week. “I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t …

No Money to Travel? Bring the Experience Home

No Money to Travel? Bring the Experience Home

As a foreign language teacher, I think that there is great value in learning about other cultures. Learning about other cultures helps us learn about ourselves, increases awareness of new traditions, and help us form a more cooperative outlook. One of the best ways to learn about new places is by actually going there. We were fortunate enough to travel to Copenhagen and Berlin as a family a year ago. However, for many families, this can be outside of a realistic budget. Here are some ways I bring the travel experience to my students and kids …

Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: 5 Steps to Self-Help Recovery

It is impossible to know exactly how much alcohol is safe to have during pregnancy, so it is advised that it is not consumed at all while pregnant. This may be especially difficult for those who are recovering from alcohol addiction. It is suggested for those in recovery to abstain from alcohol even when they are not concerned about becoming pregnant, so it is especially vital for those who are…

Important Rotavirus Facts You Should Know

Important Rotavirus Facts You Should Know

Rotavirus is known to be a virus which infects the bowels and causes acute bowel and stomach inflammation. Rotavirus is regarded as the most common reason behind severe infant and children diarrhea. It is responsible for the death of around 500,000 children every year across the globe. In most instances, the symptoms of rotavirus usually would go away within just a few days. The main concern is actually the risk of dehydration or …

Tips for taking the most natural photos of your kids

Tips for taking the most natural photos of your kids

Nikon D3400With Aussie kids going back to school this week, Ben Halcomb from Nikon Australia, shares his top tips on how to take the most natural photos of your kids. And don’t forget to #talkb4sharing images of children on the internet! Try using a “standard” lens like the Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G lens. It’s perfect for blurring your background while …

It’s Okay to Let Someone Else be CEO

It’s Okay to Let Someone Else be CEO

It seems like it was over a decade ago that I was starting my college studies – and that’s because it was! Those days were filled with excitement, energy, and enthusiasm for a career that lay ahead of me. Since the day I was admitted into college, I had aspirations …

Teaching Kids to Respect Our World and the Environment

Teaching Kids to Respect Our World and the Environment

In today’s world, parents are beginning to see the importance of teaching their children to respect our world and the environment. After all, children are the ones who will inherit the planet and will be responsible for it in the next generation. It makes sense to teach them how to respect it, especially in this day and age of pollution and other environmental concerns. …

Is it Smart to Talk Politics with Your Kids?

Is it Smart to Talk Politics with Your Kids?

By Dr. Stephanie O’Leary, www.StephanieOLeary.com In this heated election year talking to your kids about politics is pretty much non-negotiable. Even if your son or daughter is not asking direct questions, young minds are definitely tuned in to the presidential race. Kids are trying to make sense of everything they hear, and let’s face it—campaigns and debates don’t always bring out the …

New Poll Says Kids Shouldn’t Get The "Sex Talk" Until Age 12 (WTF)

New Poll Says Kids Shouldn’t Get The "Sex Talk" Until Age 12 (WTF)

Photo: Imgur I just read a new Harris Poll about the proper ages for kids to experience certain “firsts”, and, as parent, I can tell you the results are INSANE. Keywords: family, parenting, Sex TalkBookmark/Share this post with: read more

5 Essentials for At-Home Date Night

5 Essentials for At-Home Date Night

Having an at-home date night can be more fun than you think! My husband and I discovered we can get much better quality time with each other just staying home. As you can imagine, after having three children and with no suitable babysitters in sight, my husband and I don’t get out of the house without the children very often. In fact, I think we have only been out of the house together, without the children, less than …

Help! I’ve Lost My Sexy and I Want it Back!

Help! I’ve Lost My Sexy and I Want it Back!

There’s so much joy in being a mother and wife, but with that joy sometimes comes the art of “losing yourself”. You went from being a young, vibrant, independent woman who could beckon the attention of any man you very well pleased to the woman who cooks, cleans, changes dirty diapers, and runs a bunch of errands for a living. Where’s the sexy in that? I found myself in a bit of a depression a few years back. I felt like I just wasn’t myself anymore. I had an extra 35 pounds on me from my second pregnancy…

Living Like Dad Is Saving My Life:

Living Like Dad Is Saving My Life:

A Father’s Day Tribute from a Genetic Disorder Warrior In celebration of Father’s Day, Leaha Mattinson explains how the powerful  example set by her father is helping her fight against a deadly diagnosis. As Father’s Day approaches, many of us take time to contemplate just how powerful the paternal influence can be. For good or for ill, the lessons fathers teach impact their children for the rest of their lives. Speaker, life coach, and author Leaha Mattinson says her father was not only a great dad, but his unmatchable fortitude has taught her …

It’s Time To Stop Blaming And SHAMING The Victims Of Tragic Events

It’s Time To Stop Blaming And SHAMING The Victims Of Tragic Events

Photo: weheartit We try to detract from the pain of shootings, rape and tragedy by blaming. We need to check ourselves before our children realize we’re hypocrites. Bookmark/Share this post with: read more

Driving Safely with Your Kids and The Garmin Drive 50 #GarminBabyCam #IC #ad

Driving Safely with Your Kids and The Garmin Drive 50 #GarminBabyCam #IC #ad

Disclosure: I am part of the Garmin Influencer Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. However, the opinions on this blog are my own. Being a mom of THREE fire breathing dragons beautiful kids is a lot of work, especially when we have to actually leave the house! After having our third child, we decided to get a minivan. I did manage to fit 3 car seats in the back seat of our Honda Civic, but that arrangement is far from ideal. So we bought a used, white…

Home Sweet Home: Simple Steps for Senior Slip and Fall Prevention

Home Sweet Home: Simple Steps for Senior Slip and Fall Prevention

Img Source: www.gohospice.com Seniors are the most vulnerable group when it comes to slips and falls. You’ve lived your whole life. You’ve seen, and experienced, a lot. The last thing you want is to spend time in a hospital because of a broken leg, hip, or a fractured knee. Here are some …

Teaching Kids About Food Allergies #Giveaway

Teaching Kids About Food Allergies #Giveaway

I will never forget the day my son had his first allergic reaction to food.  He was only 6 months old and I had just started feeding him baby food.  It upset his stomach and he threw up multiple times that day.  Instead of running a pin prick allergy test the doctor suggested that we try an elimination diet to figure out what …