5 Ways to Cope With Job Loss

One month ago, I was laid off from my job. It wasn’t because of poor performance.  In fact, my peers always told me about the fine work that I did.  They expressed their compassion as well as their surprise. I was the only person in my department that was affected by this business decision. My…

Alternatives to the Use of Household Cleaners

For those of us that clean, particularly moms (and dads), we may use cleaning products  with very strong odors. Sometimes, the smell is so strong that it makes us cough.  We use it because it works, right?  If we open the windows as we clean, the smell won’t be so bothersome. Well, have you ever…

Your Child’s Dental Health: Necessity of Braces and Overcoming Angst

We all know that dental health is of great importance to general health of an entire organism and the quality of living throughout everyone’s lifespan. Having all this in mind, it becomes rather obvious that adequate care must be paid to dental health from a very early age, practically even before a child gets its…

No One Gets In – Children Home Alone and Home Security

One of the scariest moments in the lives of every parent (solo or not) is the first time you leave your child home alone. Leaving the child home alone and teaching them all about home security -it is a very complex and tricky issue and it should be handled carefully and smartly. What does the…

How to Develop Your Child’s Interest in Science

For many people, science was not their favorite subject in school. They didn’t like their teacher or it was just a hard subject to grasp. From a personal prospective, I had science teachers that I really liked, and I was able to excel in their classes. Even with the teachers that made it difficult, I…

How to Have a Career Focus

As a college-bound youth, or maybe even an undecided college student, finding a career may not always be easy. However, there are some things to consider before you choose. Passion. What are you passionate about? What do you enjoy doing the most? You passion is your fondness for something, like writing or music. You love…

15 Foods that are Toddler Friendly

Most toddlers are very picky eaters, but there are foods that they will ask for and will not turn away. If you mix and match with lots of variety, you can have a happy and healthy child. Clementines. They are in season right now. They are also sweet, easy to peel and eat. Tuna fish. The…

5 Reasons Why I Blog

There are many types of blogs out there. Some discuss Kim Kardashian’s backside or Pitbull’s latest video. Others talk about sports or give financial advice. I’ve been blogging for about a year and half now. Here are my reasons: My family. At the end of 2012, my contract position ended. At that time, I was…

Top 7 Instruments Your Student Can Try

Check out this post by Aubrey Moulton. When you are trying to find an instrument that your student can try, you need to think of all the things your student is capable of.  You want to match the abilities and needs of the child with an instrument.  Each instrument can give the student a whole…

Caring for Kids During a Divorce

Check out this post by Georgina Evans. Going through a divorce is a tough time for the two individuals deciding to walk in separate directions. However, when there are kids involved, this puts extra strain on the situation. There are ways of dealing with this big event in a sensible and restrained manner. The divorce…

The True Meaning of Halloween

As a kid, I thought that Halloween was a day set aside for us to have fun. A time that we can dress up as something or someone else, eat candy, and go to parties. Now that I’m older and know the origin of the day, it’s not something in which my family and I…

10 Ways for Stay-at-home Moms to Relax and De-stress

It has its rewards; however, things can be overwhelming sometimes for a stay-at-home mom. Are you always doing things for others with little or no time left for yourself? Here are some ways to relax and de-stress: Tell others when you feel overwhelmed. They may not like what you have to say, but it is better to…