Talk of a nursing shortage is nothing new in the United States. For decades, students have been told that there are plenty of nursing jobs to be had. Not surprisingly, this trend is continuing, but according to many experts the deficit is expected to rise exponentially as more of the previous generation of nurses retire and leave plenty of room for newcomers. To compound the situation, the incidence of chronic disease is rising, the current nurses are aging along with the rest of the growing population, and you don’t often hear young people brag about how they’re pursuing a master of science in nursing, even though doing so is reasonably doable for most collegiate level adults. Read more
Next week, your 12-year-old will reach an amazing milestone: They will have a birthday, and in doing so, will become an official teenager. While part of you is excited for your teen-to-be and the exciting changes that will happen during the next several years, you also want to hold onto the past and remember your kiddo as your “little boy” as long as possible.
In order to help both you and your teen navigate the teenage years as smoothly as possible, consider the following tips: Read more
As a mum, there are days when you simply can’t muster enough strength to play with your charming toddler. It could be as a result of exhaustion or as a result of other commitments. Whatever it might be, you don’t have to always turn on the TV and hope for the best. This piece takes a look at some activities you should try. Many of them are dependent on having cooperative slightly older children though! Read more
Each and every day someone is injured on the job and according to statistics from the United States Department of Labor that number totals at least 13 deaths daily due to these injuries. That’s a figure totaling more than 4,800 fatalities a year throughout the entire country.
However, what happens when a parent isn’t killed on the job but is left with a permanent incapacity to work or carry on many of the tasks of daily living? If you or a loved one has been injured while undertaking a job-related task, on the clock that is, what recourse do you have? How will you support your minor children and continue living knowing that you can never work again? Here are a few things you might need to know. Read more
As parents, you want your kids to grow up to be successful. You think about their academic abilities and make sure they are getting a good rounded education. But the truth is, your kid could be the smartest one in the class, but if they don’t have any social skills, they might still not get far in life. Social skills are necessary for building and maintaining relationships, whether they be personal or professional. But how much more socialization do kids need outside of school? If you ask me, a lot. Read more
Many families these days rely on two working parents to support the household. For many moms, and dads too, there can come a lot of guilt with wanting to maintain a career while also being a good parent. If you’re struggling to find a balance between work and spending quality time with your kids, you’re not alone! Learning how to balance work and home life is simple if you keep the 3 “P’s” in mind—planning, preparation, and prioritizing. By planning and preparing for your day in advance and prioritizing tasks, you’ll make time for your children where you never thought possible. Follow these tips to put the 3 “P’s” in action and get down the balancing act of work and kids: Read more
Summertime isn’t just for kids anymore. As the stresses of work pile up throughout the year, more and more adults are saving up vacation time and planning for holidays during the warmer months so they can spend time with family and relax a bit. Cookouts and pool parties are some of the most popular ways to celebrate summer, but making preparations can be costly and time-consuming.
There are several things you can do to have a fun fete and keep costs down, however, and your guests will never know you didn’t spend a fortune on food and decorations. Here are some of the best tips for planning a pool party on a budget. Read more
There is never a dull moment when you have kids, much less relaxation time. If you work outside the home, the yearning to spend more time with your kids, along with wanting a more desirable schedule, can often be overwhelming. And if you stay home with your kids, the need for additional income, plus a purpose outside of parenting, can also be something you have been contemplating.
If you’re considering starting a freelance gig that lets you become your own boss while exploring the things you’re passionate about, read on for information and tips on how to get started. Read more