How to Mend Your Kids’ Bumps and Bruises without the Doctor {Guest Post}

Most kids are active, climbing, running and jumping all over the place. From time to time, a child will get a bump or bruise that stops all the fun. Instead of making a trip to the pediatrician's office for a minor issue, you can use these four steps to help your child feel better at home. Resting and Elevating the Affected Area Resting and elevating the affected area helps to slow down swelling. It also reduces the chances that your child will re-injure the area. Use a pillow to elevate … [Read more...]

The Top Five Best Online Degrees for Single Parents {Guest Post}

Providing for a family can be a challenge in today's competitive market, but doing so as a single unit presents a unique set of challenges. Luckily, there are many online learning programs that cater to the single parent. These degrees offer flexible schedules and the opportunity to improve your earning potential for your family. Here are a few of the best online degrees on the market. Graphic Design Graphic design is a great route for any single parent with a knack for creative … [Read more...]

How to Help Your Kids Keep Their Minds and Bodies Healthy {Guest Post}

When raising kids, it's easy to get so focused on one area of improvement that you forget about the whole package. Here are just a few ways to boost your children's physical, mental and emotional health without leaving anything out. Make Fitness Fun If your child doesn't want to exercise, the problem is that the exercise isn't fun enough. You never hear a kid saying something like, "Gosh, I'd love to go swimming, but I'm afraid I'm just not fit enough." If the activity excites them, they'll … [Read more...]

10 Activities for a Single Mom to Pursue in Her Spare Time {Guest Post}

Image via: Single moms, how often have you heard yourself or your gal pals say, “But there’s just no time to do all that!” We thought about this a great deal and decided to list all the things that any single mom can do in a little bit of spare time when her toddler is asleep or at play. Single moms, you simply must make time for yourselves to have some fun, and do something to keep that chin up. Take a look at these 10 … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Single Moms Dealing With Troubled Kids {Guest Post}

Single parenting isn’t a job for the faint of heart. There’s no question that single moms love their children and would do it all over again for them. Although, there are times when being a single parent can feel like an impossible task. Single moms need to be everything, all of the time. Food, cleaning, work, child care, bath time, bedtime, single moms get it all done along with their own work. However, it can be incredibly hard when children hit a rocky phase in life. Growing from toddler … [Read more...]

Sensational Subjects: How to Make History Interesting for Your Kids {Guest Post}

For many kids, the thought of history lessons brings back nightmares of trying to stay awake during class and memorizing a 1000 names and dates. Frankly, the dislike is probably from the way the subject is taught. In truth, history does not have to be boring or filled with mindless recollection. It can be a fun and exciting adventure with each lesson learned. Here are some things that you and your child can do: Visit a Museum Visiting a museum is always a great way to learn about history. Not … [Read more...]

Cultured Kids: Teaching Your Children about Patriotism and Diversity {Guest Post}

Patriotism can be a tricky topic. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being proud of the country in which you live, but some people take things to extremes. Unfortunately, those actions have led many individuals to equate patriotism with having undesirable traits. The founding fathers sought to instill this in the mind of the American people when our country was formed. If you are a parent, it's important to teach your child to love the country in which they live. It is just as important, … [Read more...]

How Parents Can Teach Children the Value of a College Education {Guest Post}

These days, it is almost impossible to find a job without a college degree. This is generally true whether you are looking for work at a Fortune 500 company or looking for work as a cashier at a grocery store. Therefore, parents need to do whatever it takes to convince their children that going to college is going to be worth the investment of time and money. Talk about Earnings A college education may literally pay off for those who choose to get their degree. On average, those who go to … [Read more...]

5 Memorable Ways to Celebrate a Military Loved One Coming Home {Guest Post}

A long deployment can take a serious toll on your family, and you may have spent the entire time counting down the days until your loved one comes home. When you finally receive word that there’s a return on the horizon, plan something special to help celebrate the moment and make it even more memorable. Make the Video It’s understandable that you may not want to tell a child about the return date just in case something happens to delay it. Let your son or daughter go off to school like … [Read more...]

4 Mobile Apps Every Parent with Teens Should Use {Guest Post}

Typical modern teenagers are constantly preoccupied with their mobile phones. Parents often complain about not knowing what these gadgets are being used so extensively for. If you are new to parenting a teenager, be assured that you’ll come across several other parents who’ll tell you that it isn’t going to be easy. Nowadays, teens prefer being treated like adults at an earlier age. They don’t appreciate it when parents invade their privacy and wish to be left to their devices. Today’s teens … [Read more...]