Family Life

Smart Ways To Save For Your Children

by Guest Blogger Sloan McKinney It’s not a big secret that raising children is expensive. In fact, it is estimated that it will cost us over $233,000 to raise a child from infancy to the age of 17. That is almost a quarter of a million dollars! Unfortunately, a large portion of these costs go to housing, food, child care, and other essentials like education, clothing, transportation…

Losing Maggie -The Story of Maggie’s Journey

by Paula Lindsey, Guest Blogger Copyright 2018, THE Toad in My Road (Originally hand written on 18-19 April 2017) On Thursday, April 13, 2017 shortly before 10 PM CST, I had to say good bye to my Baby Angel, or Maggie, my 16.5 year old mini-Dachshund. She succumbed to congestive heart failure brought on by old age.  I adopted her from the Denver Dumb Friends League…

How to Make Staying Organized Easier on Your Family

Guest post by Hannah Whittenly For an organized person, living with disorganized family members can be quite stressful. If you would like to keep a nicely organized house without triggering fights with your spouse or making your children anxious, you may need to consider putting systems in place around the home. Often, an organized individual copes with the clutter and chaos for as long as they can, then gets fed…

Finding the Right Pet Sitter for the Holidays

Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. You may already have a reliable pet-sitter who you turn to during the year, like a helpful college student or trusted neighbor. But as the year draws to a close, availability gets scarce. That student is halfway across the country with family, and your neighbors are busier than ever. The last thing you…

10 Reasons to Get Your Kids On A Bike

10 Reasons to Get Your Kids on a Bike guest post by David Bender Are your children cyclists? If not they are really missing out not only on the fun but also on a whole other awesome aspects. Below are 10 reasons as to why you should get your kids on a bike. Cycling boosts your child’s health Researchers have proven that kids who usually cycle to school…

Technology vs. Nature – Why Outdoor Activities are Vital For Teens

Guest post by Hilary Smith. What new technology do you believe is the most important contribution to our modern lives? This question is fun to ponder, because within the last few decades and century we have seen our world revolutionized by inventive minds and products. A strong majority of people might answer the question with electricity, air conditioning, automobiles, or modern medicine. Mothers might nod in agreement, but add washing…