A few thousand years ago, a wise man was credited as saying: “If the householder had known in which watch the thief was coming, they would have kept awake and not allowed the house to be broken into.” However, since most homeowners do not know when someone is going to burglarize their home, most burglars get away scot-free. It is estimated that fewer than 15 percent of burglars are ever arrested in the life of their career.
What makes that statistic even more alarming is the fact that every day in the United States approximately 8,000 homes are burglarized. And while most would not consider being burglarized on par with being a victim of a violent crime, anyone who has had their home broken into understands that losing your belongings, having your home violated, and having the fear that this type of intrusion could happen again is something that haunts you for a long time. Read more
According to a survey conducted in 2015 by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), roughly 79.7 million households nationwide own at least one pet ― up more than 50 percent from two decades earlier. Another recent APPA poll found that the majority of pet owners allow their furry little friends to sleep with them at night. Of those surveyed, 45 percent of all dog owners, 56 percent of ‘small dog’ owners and 62 percent of cat owners admitted to sharing a bed with their animal(s). Read more
Working moms have two major jobs—raising their families and their career. For those who travel for work, proper planning and management is the key to success. It’s a tough balancing act, but with the following tips and tricks you can travel for work like a pro and still be the best mom in the world.
Get in the TSA Pre-Check Club
Time is money, and airport travel time is even more pricey. Save some time and headache and make your traveling a lot more efficient by applying for TSA Pre-Check status. If you are traveling regularly for work, it’s an easy decision. You get to skip the long security lines with TSA Pre-Check, not to mention keep your work laptop in your bag and shoes on. Read more
From getting the kids up and out to keeping your home running smoothly to handling emergencies on the fly, being a mom is an around-the-clock job. Who has time for complicated exercise routines that make the day even more stressful? When you’re this busy, you need a smart workout plan that won’t put you behind schedule. The creative, mom-approved shortcuts below make staying fit quick and simple. Read more
Try as we might, none of us are born with a safe-driving gene. Instead, safe driving has to be taught, and oftentimes, that job is left up to mom and dad. When your teen is ready to hit the road, you might to hit them with a few driving lessons first. Here are three concepts you need to know to safely and properly teach your teenager how to drive. Read more
Spring break is a week that all students look forward to, but maybe not so much all of the parents. While kids are getting a much needed break from school, parents are getting stressed. Having to plan entertainment for a whole week can be exhausting when you have a million other things to worry about. But, instead of stressing about it, use it as a good excuse to get some fun quality time with your kiddos.
There are a ton of different things you can do with your kids to keep them occupied and having fun, rather than bored and constantly reminding you of that fact. Here are some fun activities that you and your kids can do together over spring break (or anytime, really). Read more
When you think of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the first thing that comes to mind is likely drinking. Likely a lot of drinking. While most celebrants can knock back a few drinks on St. Patrick’s Day and have a fun, safe experience, some people need to stay sober on the traditional party day.
The good news is that it’s entirely possible to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without focusing on booze. Read more
If you think your home is too cluttered or full of half-finished projects, now is the time to change that. According to a study in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, women who think of their homes in that manner were more depressed, fatigued and had higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Meanwhile, Psychology Today also explains how clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli and causes worry over things that aren’t that important.
All of this is no big surprise to any family that’s constantly hurdling clutter to make their next activity or play date. Our lives tend to always be in overdrive without much promise to ever slow down. But you have the power to take back control by simplifying and organizing your life. Here are five ways to get started. Read more