Great Ways to Get Kids Reading, No Books Involved

Tips & Tricks for Dealing with Reluctant Readers While many children love to read, there are plenty of other kids who either dislike it or absolutely hate it. This makes it really tricky for parents who know that their kids are required to read for a certain amount of time each night as part of their homework.  Reading is an important part of life, beginning in school and extending all the way into the business and working world.  If your child is a reluctant reader, the best way to encourage them to at least start to like it is...

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A Group of Experts Will Gather to Discuss Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Here’s What You Need to Know!

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research is Gaining Traction in the Medical Community Many women experience “morning sickness” in pregnancy. It’s not very nice but it’s a regular part of pregnancy and is usually a distant memory by the second trimester. But what if morning sickness was so severe you couldn’t move without puking, you couldn’t eat or drink without vomiting it back up and it didn’t stop at 12 weeks but went on for months and months? Then you wouldn’t have morning sickness… you would have hyperemesis gravidarum (HG for short). HG is a serious and dangerous condition that a handful...

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Creating The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt At Home

Easter Is Right Around The Corner Easter is such a fun time of the year, especially for the little ones. They love getting candy in their baskets, doing Easter egg hunts and putting carrots out for the Easter bunny. With Easter comes tradition and lots of family bonding time! Easter day and even the day before Easter the fun begins. I remember when I was younger having an Easter egg hunt was what we always waited anxiously for. My parents would hide eggs, this can be done indoors or outdoors, and would use the plastic eggs or the Cadbury...

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How to Raise Well-Mannered Children

Methods for Mastering Manners When I was a young teacher, I was greeting students one morning when the brother of one of my students came up to me. He shook my hand firmly and introduced himself while looking me in the eye. I could have fallen over I was so shocked because he was only eight years old! We all know many adults who do not know how to introduce themselves this eloquently. From that moment, I vowed that, when I had my own children, I would make sure they were this well-behaved. Well, it turns out that it...

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Affordable R&R: Relaxing Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Budget-Friendly Summer Staycation Inspiration There are many reasons we choose not to go on vacations. Of course, we enjoy the relaxation and pampering. However, the financial stress, the thought of traveling with children, and the hassle of traveling in general are often deterrents for people. However, there are many ways that are more affordable and have fewer hassles that allow you to still have a great time! Visit friends or family. Taking out the cost of a hotel, as well as some meals is a huge money saver.  If your relatives have kids the same age as your own,...

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Kid Decompression: How to Help Children Relax

Ways to Help Your Child Decompress & Get Rid of Stress Just as we all experience stress in our adult lives, kids feel those pressures, too. Their days are filled with school, sports, activities and homework. They have to navigate the intricate dance of making and keeping friends, how to get along with their teachers, and to do their best in both their studies, as well as their other activities. So, kids need an outlet to decompress and relax, just like we do. How can we help our kids learn how to take some time to unwind from the...

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