Another school year means the beginning of crazy schedules for parents. Hours of work in the office ends with weekday evenings packed tight with helping kids with schoolwork, logging reading minutes, preparing a healthy dinner and baths.
Busy weekdays blend into the weekend that’s equally packed with back-to-back sports games, school projects and maybe, maybe some downtime. For parents, the work never really ends. Read more
Even though most parents understand that using fluoride is crucial for keeping their children’s teeth healthy and cavity-free, there is a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to how much of this crucial mineral should be used when it comes to little ones’ daily oral hygiene routine. But, one thing is certain – even the tiniest of tots need fluoride because it helps to fight cavities not only from the outside, but from the inside out. When fluoride is ingested, either through a supplement or tap water, it becomes a part of the tooth’s structure. And, when it’s used in a toothpaste to clean the teeth, it builds up enamel, slowing down and even stopping the process of tooth decay and cavities. Read more
As mothers, we are all about putting our kids first and our needs second. Exercise is one such case and we are often guilty of not working out because we believe there are more important things to do. Our to-do lists may be long and our kids will always be our top priority but we need to learn to do things for ourselves including exercise. Read more
Cars might look simple on the outside: they have four wheels, some doors, a roof, etc.; pretty basic. However, as I hope you would also know, they have hundreds of tiny little mechanisms and wires and other techy stuff that most people ignore and hope won’t make them fail their MOT or other safety test. There are many, many, many, many people out there who don’t have the foggiest idea about basic car maintenance and this is so worrying. A car can go from a vehicle to a fiery ball of death in about three seconds and so if you want to avoid that (which I assume you do), then you will need to keep up some very basic checks. Maintaining your car a little bit at a time will save you tonnes of cash from not having to get mechanics to fix it; it will save you lots of time because you won’t break down; and it will keep you safe from the aforementioned balls of fiery death. Read more
It’s the dog days of summer-the days are long, the weather is great, and there’s no doubt that every mom out there is ready for some relaxation and quality time with her children. What better way to accomplish that than by taking a day trip to the beach?
The beach itself is beautiful, with the warm sand and cool water it’s a place that every member of the family can enjoy. Preparing for the beach, however, can be a bit of a hassle, so here are some tips that are sure to make your experience as easy as possible so that you can stop worrying about what to bring, and start enjoying the sunshine! Read more
It happened; your high schooler came up to you and said they don’t want to go college. For years you dreamed and assumed your kid would graduate high school and move on to the hallowed halls of university to solidify their future successes. Unfortunately, college is an expensive venture that isn’t always a guarantee for success, and pressuring your teen to go isn’t going to motivate them, it’s going to stress them. Read more
You might have grown up playing with the neighborhood kids, watching your mom sip coffee with some of the other moms on their porches and getting together for holiday celebrations and block parties. Nowadays, the combination of busy schedules and technology—like garage door openers that allow us to simply drive our cars into our garages and disappear into our homes—have caused some neighborhoods to seem more like ghost towns than friendly gathering places. Read more
Kids are going back to school this month and that means it’s time to hit the stores and prepare for the upcoming school year. Back-to-school shopping doesn’t need to be about boring pencils, plain college-ruled paper and lame highlighters. Kids want stylish, trendy and fun items to bring to school. Here are 10 back-to-school items that will put you on the cool-mom list. Read more