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...]

Pregnancy Troubles: What Does It Mean When You’re Having Difficulty Breathing? {Guest Post}

  As any biological mother knows, pregnancy has its ups and downs. When my sister-in-law was pregnant last year, she had a lot of trouble breathing, and I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a lot of time with her during that time and help her get through it. Breathing and Pregnancy One of the things that we did was visit a clinic where we learned the body needs a lot of oxygen during pregnancy. The body knows that you need more oxygen, and it begins to increase the production … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Having a Pet for the Well-Being of Our Children {Guest Post}

  Parents often have concerns when it comes to raising babies in a pet-friendly household. They worry about the safety of the children, bacteria, and the overall negative effects they fear growing up with an animal might have on the child. However, the experiences of parents who decide to raise kids alongside pets, as well as numerous studies, have shown the positive impact of having a pet can have on the well-being of a child, not only in the present time but even in the long-term, thus … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Child Ready for Their First Day of School {Guest Post}

The first day of school is an important milestone. It is a day often marked by both excitement and apprehension. There are many ways to prepare so that everyone feels confident and prepared for day one. Read on for some great ideas about making school success a reality. Create a Literary-Rich Home Environment Make books readily available and set apart a separate area for library books. Encourage language and literacy at home by sharing family read aloud books as well as discussing individual … [Read more...]

Moms on the Clock: 4 Time-Saving Hacks That Will Make Motherhood Easier {Guest Post}

Out of all the jobs in the world, motherhood is the hardest job you'll ever love. As a mom, you're never off the clock and there's always something to be done. When you have younger children who need more help with chores, this can be more challenging. However, as they grow up, they'll be able to help themselves more. However, motherhood doesn't have to overwhelm you. You don't want to get into the habit of waiting for the next phase, so you can get more rest. Soak in these moments and stay on … [Read more...]

Single Parents Have All the Love #Sponsored

*Disclaimer: I received compensation in exchange for writing this post on Mom.me, in celebration of National Single Parents Day.  Any parent can agree that parenting is tough. It is a challenging and complex experience that requires every fiber of your being, and although at times you can become overwhelmed and exhausted by it, you would never trade it for the world. Being a single parent is no different. The added level of complexity comes with the fact that you’re handling most, if not all, … [Read more...]

Benefits of Co-Sleeping with Your Baby {Guest Post}

A lot of professionals will tell you not to co-sleep with your baby for fear of smothering them while sleeping. However, a lot of mothers and fathers are choosing to co-sleep with their little ones. There have been studies done that show that co-sleeping might actually provide benefits to both the parents and the baby when sharing this slumber time with one another. Though popular media demands that parents should never sleep with their baby, however research shows that co-sleeping is actually … [Read more...]

More love to go around: Should more people consider foster parenting? {Guest Post}

Many busy mums may read this and this that I’m crazy for even thinking about suggesting foster caring on top of their busy schedules. How on earth would you be able to care for another child on top of everything they have to do already? There’s no pretending that starting to be foster parent is a huge decision and a huge responsibility, but it can actually be a career move - and most people don’t realise how lucrative it can be. Of course, this isn’t why someone should be a foster parent – it … [Read more...]

New Car Financing Options for the Everyday Family on the Go {Guest Post}

The thought of a brand new car is enticing to many people. Not only do they like how the vehicles look, but they also feel a greater sense of assurance that the cars will last them for awhile. Despite how enticing new cars can seem, some potential buyers balk when they see the price sticker attached. If you want a new car but are having some trepidation about the price, you can consider some methods that still allow you to have a safe and affordable ride. Private Sale If you choose a … [Read more...]

Parental Guidance: How to Help Your Teenager Prep for College {Guest Post}

As the parent of a teenager, it's easy to forget that college is just around the corner. Your little boy or girl is growing up quickly, and they'll soon be leaving the nest. Below is a quick guide that can help you prepare your child for college. Start Teaching Skills School is wonderful for teaching your child facts, but as a parent it's your job to start teaching them real life skills. In the year or two leading up to graduation, you want to make sure that your child is totally … [Read more...]