Family Life

Fruits Over Fries: Teaching Your Kids to Make Healthy Choices

The rate of childhood obesity in the United States has skyrocketed over the last decade. More than 3 million kids under the age of 18 — that’s one in five — are overweight or obese. This isn’t just a cause for caution in childhood, but it is an alarming risk for health issues as an adult as well. Childhood obesity means an increased chance…

Getting Ready for Baby: Prep Tips for Parents on a Budget

Getting ready for a new baby is a huge responsibility, and it can be a stressful time for many parents-to-be due to financial worries or just the sheer amount of tasks that have to be accomplished in a short amount of time. However, this is also when you should be enjoying the nesting process and preparing the home — and yourself — for all the changes…

Best Practices to Help Your Child Sleep Better at Night

Sleep is an essential part of a routine to both kids and adults. Research indicates that children who usually get enough sleep have improved behavior, attention, physical health, overall mental health and memory. Children who get a good night’s sleep are also more creative, able to concentrate longer, have better problem-solving abilities and enough energy to play during the day.   If your child suffers from…

4 Must-Do Financial Steps When You Have a Baby on the Way

You can’t afford to live paycheck-to-paycheck when you have a baby on the way. You have diapers to pay for, college to save for, and emergencies to prepare for. It’s a big shift from your single days, but with the following financial planning tips, you’ll enter parenthood feeling ready for anything. Create a post-baby budget Between hospital bills, diapers, cribs…

4 Social Networking Concerns That Moms Should Be Aware Of

If your kids are now at the age where they’re starting to really get involved in social networking, you’ve probably been wondering if there are any concerns you should have. Indeed, there are plenty of potential problems to be wary of on the internet, and there have been plenty of cases of youth being victimized in various ways through an activity that stemmed from their usage…

Summer Birthday Trends for Your Kids

Summer is here, and your little ones just can’t wait to go outside. The warm sunshine, the heat, all that fun and relaxation, all at once. And this is a really fun time of year if somebody’s special day is getting close. But, you can’t have just any regular party, now can you? Kids are rather discerning these days – their attention spans are…