Over 13 million people had their identity stolen in some form in 2013, according to a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Of those, a growing number of victims are children. A report from the Carnegie Mellon University indicates 4,311 or 10.2 percent of children had someone else using their Social Security number. These numbers have likely grown since the 2011 report. Identity theft is a real concern that parents need to take action to prevent. There are several steps you can take: Read more
Is your child suffering from nature-deficit disorder? With the advent of the digital age, many of us — adults and children alike — are losing our connection with nature and the wonderful experiences that go with it. If your family could be described as a crew of “indoors enthusiasts,” it’s time to reconnect with Mother Nature and go on an outdoor family adventure. Read more
Chicago Children’s Museum is located at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois
As a mom, you want to give your child the best and most well-rounded education possible. From visual stimulation as infants to learning shapes, letters and numbers, a mom understands the importance of always learning.
As Huffington Post notes, educating our kids means exposure to different interests and cultures to expand their tiny minds, boost creativity, instill a passion for learning and help them blossom socially and academically. Below are a few ideas for ways you can introduce your kids to new ideas and experiences while also teaching tolerance and respect to all kinds of cultures and people. Read more
Today’s moms who stay at home with their children or work from a home office need all the help they can get. Luckily, there are plenty of mobile apps to not only help keep track of daily activities and events, but also makes parenting generally easier. Mothers nowadays have a lot on their plates. Besides taking care of the house, many also have additional at-home jobs, which mean little shortcuts are needed to stay organized, as well on the lookout to what their children are doing whether they’re online or at a friend’s house.
Here’s our list of five must-have mobile apps that no mom should be without: Read more
One of the most important jobs as a mom is driving your kids around to all their different activities! In the busy daily lives of moms, tire maintenance probably isn’t too high on a to-do list. However, investing in proper tire maintenance can help keep you and your family safe. Below are some tips that every mom should follow and also some important tire information to know that will ensure your family’s safety on the road. Read more
It can be difficult to find the perfect ride for your family because there are so many factors to analyze for each option. You need to look at each vehicle’s price point, capacity, gas mileage and, most importantly, safety ratings. You must also consider the interior design and if it’s best suited for your family. If you have small children, for example, a minivan may be a better choice than a four-door sedan.
Regardless of your unique situation, here are some options worth considering: Read more
Okay… so the whole zombie thing is cool and all and yes, there are blogging lessons we can learn from the shuffling horrors but personally, I’d much rather be schooled by Sam, Dean, or Castiel of Supernatural. If I’m being honest, perhaps a demon who’s actually a really nice guy despite the horns, glowing eyes, and bulging demonic muscles.
Within its dark, gothic storylines Supernatural bestows 5 more blogging lessons to complement those found in zombie cult classic, The Walking Dead. Read more
Choose your disconnect day at mydisconnectday.com. Click for infographic. Read more