Black Sheep and Salt

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Years ago, I was cooking a meal for my family. The smells of beef, red and green peppers, onions and tomato filled the air. The scents and flavors made their way upstairs and filled all of the rooms as the pot continued boiling, and the steam continued rising. All day, I stirred it, adding ingredients […]

The Best Ways to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

Healthy childhood recipes & ideas

Trying to get kids to eat vegetables can often seem like mission impossible, especially when it comes to the green varieties. As parents, we want the best for our children, but trying to convince them that should eat vegetables because they are good for you, will only fall on deaf ears. They don’t care if the […]

Building A Better Fathers Day With Gifts That Give Back


The late American motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said: “Whatever good things we build end up building us.” The same is true for building a better gift with your dad. Nothing is as priceless as the gift of your time, and your dad will appreciate that over anything else you give him at Fathers Day […]

How To Homeschool Your Child

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There are many reasons that parents choose to homeschool. Regardless of what your reason is for homeschooling your child, with the proper preparation, homeschooling can be a great option. There are many important things to do before you start homeschooling your child. Check out the tips below to help you get started. Is Homeschooling Best […]

Top five SmartPhone Apps to Keep Your Child Safe


Thousands of children go missing and this is the story of each and every year. Recent report has revealed that in every 3 minutes a child goes missing, and all these are getting much worse day by day. In mere just a second now a day a child can be removed from the watchful eyes […]

Setting Responsible Limits on Technology Usage in the Classroom


We’ve all seen it. Students consumed by technology. Walk into the back of a college lecture hall, and you’ll see a dozen laptops open to Facebook or Twitter. Walk into a high school classroom, and you’ll spy some kids trying to text on the sly. Trying to ban technology from classrooms is futile; students are […]

Car seat safety: How to provide the best protection


The task of choosing a car seat can be a daunting one for parents with children and babies. And even if you’re confident you’ve got the best car seat money can buy, there are several other factors that affect a child’s overall safety while riding in a car seat. To ensure you’re providing the best […]

New efforts at reducing dangerous teen driving habits


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are responsible for more than one in three deaths among U.S. teens and are the leading cause of death for this age group. The CDC reports that in 2009 alone, eight teens between the ages of 16 and 19 died every day from […]

Be a Blessing, Not A Burden – How To Prepare Your Family for Disaster

Hurricane Supplies

What kind of plan do you have in place in the event of a natural disaster or other type of emergency situation? If you don’t have a plan, you are ultimately positioning your family to be a burden on organized rescue and response teams like FEMA and the Red Cross. While these organizations are indeed […]

How to Welcome Your New Baby with a Solid Financial Foundation

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If you’re like many married couples who have debt from things like student loans, the purchase of a new vehicle, or just bad decisions with credit cards, then before you welcome the pitter-patter of little feet you’ll need to make great strides in improving your financial status. New babies change the dynamics of the family […]