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6 Practical Self-Care Ideas for Moms

Motherhood can truly be described as a selfless vocation. With endless ‘things to do’ lists, mothers get very busy with chores and seeing to the total wellbeing of all members of the family. In doing so, mother’s tend to spend much less time and effort taking care of themselves. Daily activities can eventually take its …

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How to Maintain Positive in The Face of Negativity

Negative situations in life are unavoidable. We won’t go into the specifics, but it’s indisputable that everyone will face some kind of negative situation in their life and be so profoundly affected by it that it could bring their entire life to a halt. Something like this is completely unavoidable regardless of how much you …

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What It Really Means to Be a Good Parent

When someone mentions the words “good parent”, what comes to your mind? Is it how much the parent cares about their child’s wellbeing, or their ability to provide for their life and help them forget all of their worries? Or perhaps it’s about always being there for your child through both good and bad times. …

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You Can Have An Urgent Care Visit with Amwell This Holiday Season

Having a picky eater can be so frustrating. My youngest son who is now 5, was the BEST eater as a baby. However, a 3-month series of ear infections changed everything. I don’t know if it was truly the ear infections that caused his pickiness or something else, but getting him to eat a solid …

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Good Parent, Bad Parent: How Much Screen Time Is Too Much Screen Time?

Is there really some sort of book that teaches you how to be a “good parent?” And if there is, what is it exactly that makes you a “bad parent?” In all honesty, there isn’t a playbook that teaches parents how to be good or bad parents… there are books and other resources that give …

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Everything You Need to Know About The Subliminal Messages in Kids YouTube Videos

I am guilty. I am guilty of allowing my kids to watch kid-friendly YouTube channels. I thought they were safe. I thought that if we (loosely) monitored what they were watching, approved the channels and limited their use, they’d be okay. And while I know I am not alone, I am terrified of what my …

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Experts Say You Should NEVER Spank Your Child

Spanking is something many of us grew up fearing. We learned to shape up or bend over the knee, it was as simple as that. While the form of punishment has been slowly dying due to the social stigma attached to it, experts are now saying you should NEVER spank your child and they have science …

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A Clean House is a Wasted Life and Here’s Why…

A Clean House is a Wasted Life! Can you believe I just said that out loud? I have four children and I literally spend several hours a day cleaning. Just yesterday, I spent nap time cleaning the fridge, microwave, and scrubbing the floors. Today one of my kids literally dumped syrup everywhere. So, what I’m …

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The One Phrase You Should Never Say to Your Spouse

Marriage is tough and if there is one thing I’ve learned being married for almost 10 years, it’s that there are some things you should never ever say to your spouse. Yes, even when you’re mad. In fact, it’s especially when you’re mad, that words seem to hurt the most and that is why you …

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How to Keep Good Relationships With Your Family

All relationships are difficult. Even the ones you have with your co-workers can be problematic, and they’re often people with whom you only have a tenuous connection with. When it comes to your family, these problems – and their consequences – can be ten-fold. While you can choose your partner, your immediate family – your …

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9 Careers Ideas For Kids Who Love to Solve Mysteries

We owe it to actors such as Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey Jr., and Benedict Cumberbatch to have made the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes popular throughout the years. Needless to say, the creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle increased the sales of the Strand, the magazine in which the stories of the private …

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6 Beauty Tips to Brighten Your Smile

Sometimes your smile is not as bright as you would like it to be. Some foods and drinks can discolor teeth. It can be annoying to have pearly white teeth that aren’t really white. The good thing is that there are both natural and professional solutions to whiten your teeth and enhance that beautiful smile.  …

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How to Monitor Your Child’s Phone Without Invading Their Privacy

Parenting is tough. It’s even tougher as they get older and begin to have more responsibility and control over their lives. Think about the first time you gave your child their own phone. It was tough, right? I am sure it’s still a constant struggle wondering whether or not they are being good and doing …

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