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...]

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...]

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...]