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…

What’s The Buzz About Having A Positive Outlook In Life?

Having a positive outlook is something that can help you overcome even the biggest challenges that life throws your way. Positive thinking is an extremely valuable tool whether you’re dealing with pain or attempting to reach new goals.  Over the years, studies have shown that optimistic individuals tend to enjoy better physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as higher income and contentment in their…

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…

Our Furry Friends

Man’s best friend, our furry psychotherapist, whatever we choose to call them, they deserve the best care we can give them. Here’s an article I would like to share with my readers that I find important and could be life saving information for your pet. Here’s a link to our friends at The Dog Advisor. Dogs and Anaphylaxis Please share with others who have…

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…