4 Ideas for Creating Memorable Christmas Cards

Like decorating the Christmas tree and baking cookies, sending out Christmas cards continues to be an annual tradition for many families — one that has a fair share of history behind it. The Christmas card was born in the early 19th century, when handwritten holiday letters were sent to loved ones. In fact, it was Sir Henry Cole who had the novel idea of responding to all these letters by sending a single card to everyone; all he had to 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

8 Iconic Children's Books and the Important Lessons They Share

Most adults can still visualize their favorite picture books and even recite meaningful quotes from them to this day. Iconic characters like Winnie the Pooh, Curious George, the moon from Goodnight Moon, and others have cemented their place is our hearts as both lovable characters but also vehicles to herald imagination. Children’s books not only tell a story through their beautiful imagery, but reveal underlying life lessons that prove valuable for our little ones. For example, Roald Dahl’s The BFG Read more

Stop the Spam: A Short Guide to Ending Unwanted Calls

Ever been the victim of an unwanted sales call? Who hasn’t? Telemarketing offers, robocalls and spam texts might seem as inevitable as death and taxes, but that doesn't have to be the case. Indeed, there are a number of ways you can spot, avoid and block these unwanted calls for good. Here's a short action guide you can use to stop spam in its tracks. Register on the Do Not Call List The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there are nearly a Read more

6 Simple Self-Care Ideas for Moms

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There’s a lot that goes into being a mom. Constantly tending to the demands of your career and family, it can be hard to find the time and energy to spend on yourself. However, neglecting your own needs can lead to faster burnout, exhaustion, and a decline in your overall health.

Self-care for moms should be non-negotiable. In order to be the best mom you can be, you must learn to make time for yourself and prioritize your needs. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can show yourself some love: Read more

Choosing the Right Dance Style for You

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Dancing is an art form that almost anyone can master, from youngsters to the elderly. This heart-pumping activity can be a great way for children to expend energy, for families to bond, and for senior citizens to socialize. But did you know that you can dance your way to better health? From benefiting you mentally and physically to boosting your emotional well-being, getting your groove on can positively transform your life. Read more

Is Mold Hiding In Your Home?

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If you have a family, your home is filled with life. Although you may think that refers only to your kids running through the halls or your beloved pets snoozing in front of the fireplace, it doesn’t. Not all of the life your humble abode contains is good for you. There might be some uninvited guests residing deep within the many nooks and crannies of your house in the form of mold. If so, you and your loved ones could experience some unpleasant health issues—such as coughing, asthma, headaches and sometimes even worse. Before evicting this unwanted freeloader, however, you have to know where to look for it. Read more

Rent Vs. Buy: Weighing The Pros & Cons

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Whether you’re a young family or thinking about starting one, where you can live is one of the biggest questions you’ll have. Younger couples and single parents often have numerous financial restrictions that make planning for this aspect of their lives more important and challenging. Before deciding which neighborhood they want to move into, however, they must choose between renting and buying. Read more

A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health

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Your child’s oral hygiene is a vital part of his or her overall health. Children who learn good dental care at a young age are more likely to continue their excellent brushing and flossing habits throughout their lives. With proper coaching, you can help your child establish a daily dental routine that will protect against plaque, cavities and gum disease for years to come. Consistent dental care at home and regular visits to the dentist are imperative to helping children maintain healthy teeth and gums. Read more

8 Fun and Simple Hairstyles for Your Daughter

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The pressure of mornings takes on a new level of chaos when you are a parent who has to work and also prepare your children for daycare or school. On top of packing lunches, eating breakfast, and brushing teeth, there’s also getting your daughter’s hair done for the day. Who has time for complicated hairstyles? Don’t worry. Here’s a collection of fun and simple hairstyles for your daughter complete with some cute hair accessories and by Scunci. Read more

4 Ideas for Creating Memorable Christmas Cards

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Like decorating the Christmas tree and baking cookies, sending out Christmas cards continues to be an annual tradition for many families — one that has a fair share of history behind it.

The Christmas card was born in the early 19th century, when handwritten holiday letters were sent to loved ones. In fact, it was Sir Henry Cole who had the novel idea of responding to all these letters by sending a single card to everyone; all he had to do was address and sign the card. Read more

How to Make Your Home Safe for Kids

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Whether your toddler has suddenly started crawling or your teenager has just come stomping in through the door, the job of a parent never finishes. Your home is where you want to rest and relax, but it’s just not possible if you don’t get everything safe for kids. To stop you pulling your hair out with worry we’ve put together a list of some of the basics you’ll want to consider. Take a look, put the advice into practice, and then finally put your feet up, knowing that your kids are okay. Read more

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