Leave me Alone

Connecting With Your Children in a Wired World

  Making the choice to become a parent is also like making the choice to continually make hard choices for the next 18 years. Parenting brings with it joy and fear. Fear of making the wrong choices when it comes to diapers, food, parenting styles, and many others. In the world today, there is…

The smart generation

Teens, Social Media, and Mental Health

  Decades ago, parents of teenagers did not have outlets of communication that would allow their teens to check in with whereabouts and arrival times, but now teenagers are in constant contact with their family, friends, and even acquaintances through various forms of social media. Not only do their parents know where they are…

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Importance of Including Grandparents in Family Time

  Children are born into families, and families come in varying shapes and sizes. For some, there exists a multitude of aunts, uncles, and other extended family members, but the relationship a child has with a grandparent has proven to be beneficial to both the younger and older counterparts. A study conducted by Boston…

We’re survivors!

U.S. Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  October is often associated with pumpkins, witches, and ghosts, but many of the men and women whose lives have been changed by breast cancer associate October with the color pink. Car decals, t-shirts, ribbon pins, and even hair colors change to raise awareness of this disease that impacts so many. But rather than…

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Eldercare – Caring for Aging Parents

  From the time of birth, individuals are taught by and rely on their parents and caregivers to provide for basic needs and offer words of wisdom about life experiences. As time passes, the reliance placed on parents gradually decreases, and often times the reliance shifts from child needing parent to parent needing child….


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Canada

  Ovarian cancer effects many women and their families all across the world annually, and Canada has chosen the month of September as their time to raise awareness of this illness and promote the research that is done to cure and lessen the effects of this disease. With 2,800 Canadian women being diagnosed with…

Man working and having healthy lunch

Smart Snacking Tips

  Food. We can’t live with it and can’t live without it. Why is it so hard to eat the way we should?  Consuming three healthy meals a day is time consuming and thought provoking enough, but those three meals rarely can keep our minds and bodies active and moving for a full work…

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Benefits of Having Pets in Your Family

  Pet owners are becoming more prevalent all around the world. Hotels are making the switch to being pet friendly, and some theme parks are even offering pet care while the family is enjoying roller coasters throughout the park. Though it is common knowledge that pets provide their owners with more responsibility and lots…

Mother And Daughter Meeting With Male Teacher

Tips on Choosing a College

  Children are not entrusted to make a decision on which daycare, elementary, middle, or high school they attend. Their first education related and big adult decision is where to attend college should that be the route they take. With so many institutions to choose from, it is a tough decision for any young…

Family Packing Car Ready For Summer Vacation

Family Traveling Tips

  Many families take the opportunity to travel during the summer months when children are out of school. Planning the trip and looking forward to the fun things that will take place once you arrive is always fun, but many times the journey to the location can be daunting. The old saying, “Getting there…