6 Truths About Helicopter Parents

My parenting style can be best described as a hybrid mashup—a combination of authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive. But if one parenting style was to surface and all others sink, at the end of the day I would emerge a predominantly helicopter parent. The term "helicopter parenting" was coined back in 1990 by child development researchers Foster Cline and Jim Fay in their book, Parenting With Love and Logic. Helicopter parents, according to the official definition, take an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of Read more

How to Plan the Ultimate Staycation

Who wouldn’t want to take a vacation every month, or even every weekend? Unfortunately for most, there isn’t room for a trip in the schedule—or budget. Plus, as most holiday vacations prove, it can be exhausting and overwhelming to coordinate a family trip out of town. That’s why many people in need of a small getaway take staycations instead. Staycations allow you to relax and do fun activities with your family, all without the expense of travel or booking Read more

Top of the Tingles: The ASMR A-List

Relaxation. Euphoria. Tingling. These are the words used to describe the result of an Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, trigger. In a piece I recently wrote for Sanity & Self, I describe the concept as "the physical response to auditory, visual, or tactile triggers, usually a tingly sensation similar to feeling chills. Think of the goosebumps you might get when someone whispers into your ear. That’s ASMR. Most experts attribute ASMR’s relaxing sensations to the release of endorphins, Read more

Self-Discovery Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day

In today’s uber-connected world, it’s so easy to get caught up in your phone wherever you go. Whether you're responding to work emails, organizing your kids’ schedules, or updating your Instagram, the hours can fly by before you know it. While this is certainly convenient, it can become unhealthy if it turns into a habit. Because we’re all so busy, your mental health could be suffering and you wouldn’t even know it because you’re too preoccupied to pay attention Read more

Self-Care With Hygge

Taking time for yourself as a mom can be difficult between appointments, errands and keeping everyone fed, on time and in clean clothes. Finding ways to fit in self-care and moments to yourself are so important, even short breaks can have a positive impact on your day. One shortcut to make sure you get the change to recharge is make your house ready for relaxation whenever you are. You may have heard of it as an emerging decor trend, hygge Read more

Help! My Kid Has Accidentally Deleted My Hard Drive

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If your child has accidentally deleted your hard drive and you are worried that you won’t see any of your important files again, then you have come to the right place. The following are a few tips that can you to help you retrieve your lost files.  Fortunately, it may not be as bad as you first thought. Read more

6 Tips for Protecting Your Family’s Finances

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Protecting your family through financially difficult times can be stressful, which is why it’s best to put the proper protection in place ahead of time. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late and you’re left putting the pieces back together. Instead, be proactive about your family’s financial future and start protecting them today.  Read more

Home Maintenance That You Should NEVER Leave Until The Last Minute

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Your home is your castle, and you want it to stay that way. It can be all too easy to neglect important maintenance because of life’s demands, however, doing so can lead to major consequences further down the road. Here are some issues you don’t want to ignore because you could be jeopardizing the value of your property and even your own safety. Read more

Yoga at Home: 5 Easy and Quick Yoga Poses for Busy Moms

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Motherhood is one of the most esteemed roles bestowed to women. But, it also comes with several challenges, especially for modern-day moms who have to balance work responsibilities with parenting duties. Naturally, motherhood can lead to a lot of physical as well as mental stress. That’s why it is essential for you to take care of your body and mind.

How can you stay fit and healthy? The answer is YOGA! That’s right! Yoga can take care of mental concerns in the long run. Just a few minutes of yoga every day will give you the energy to take care of yourself and your family. Read more

Three Habits that are Bad for Your Health

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Everyone has habits that are both good and bad. While some may impact your emotional and mental wellbeing, some have more damaging effects on your health. If you want to improve your chances of living longer and enjoying a better-quality life, then it’s advisable that you begin adopting healthy habits now. This means you may have to change aspects of your life and stop some of the bad habits that you currently indulge in that may be eating away at your health. If you’ve decided to evaluate your habits and want to drop the ones that aren’t the best for your health, then you may find this article useful. It is going to look at three types of habits that are bad for your health. Read more

How to Put Together Killer Marketing Materials for Your Home-Based Business

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Starting your own home-based business is an exciting time and one that requires a lot of work on your part. You’re the one who will be responsible for building the business from the ground up, which also includes finding customers/clients. A robust and effective marketing plan will be necessary to get out there and secure customers, which means you’ll most likely need to look at making different types of marketing material.

Now before you just whip up a flyer on the computer without giving it much thought, it can be worth your time to really think through the process so that you can put together some killer marketing material. Here are some tips that may help you through that process. Read more

The Best Tips to Keep Your Skin Glowing

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Everyday our skin gets damaged by so many external factors be it environmental factors like sun rays or pollution in the streets. The demands of the skin change from season to season and so you need to pamper it accordingly. It is crucial for everyone to manage the internal factors that keep the skin glowing and also to make sure that the polluting external factors are dealt with. Here are some basic tips for handling both these factors and boosting skin glow without having to spend extravagantly on facials. These simple tips will certainly nourish the skin and bring other advantages to the body as well. Read more

Beauty Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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We all want to look and feel good, at least most of the time. Towards this goal, we spend our time to make sure that we look our best every time we step out of the house. Honestly speaking, this can be exhausting and there are days we just want to laze around in our pajamas or we are in a hurry and we don’t much time for an elaborate beauty routine. Read more