6 Great Ways to Ensure You Save for Your Kids

With an uncertain economic future ahead, it is smart to budget and save for your children. The cost of their living expenses and education will continue to rise, so make sure you plan ahead by following a few tips. Start Saving Early You can start saving even when your child is a newborn. Set up … Read more

6 Ways to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking New

When you have nice hardwood floors, it’s worth putting in a little work to keep them looking like new. Follow these 6 tips so your hardwood floors will always have the beauty that you enjoy today. Doormats Are a Deterrent Knowing how to clean your floor properly will keep it in great shape. It’s even … Read more

Fun Ways to Announce That You’re Expecting

(Disclosure: I am NOT pregnant…this is a guest post :) ) Announcing your pregnancy is an event in and of itself. Not only do you want to share it with your closest family and friends, but you also want to proclaim the good news to everyone via social media. Whether you just found out you … Read more

3 Things Parents Must Teach Their Kids About Managing Money

(The following is a guest post. I’m sharing because I think they are great tips!) As a father of five teenagers, it feels like all I do every day is teach my kids lessons. These lessons span a wide range of topics – from “how to treat others,” to “being a team player,” to “exude … Read more

How To Read With Your Child, Not To Them

Reading a book to your child is a great way to help your child learn. Sometimes, though, simply reading the words on the page may not be stimulating enough. Some of the time your child might be perfectly content to sit and listen; on other days, he may not be able to keep one foot … Read more

Lobster Guacamole {Recipe}

If your honey loves guacamole, surprise him or her with this special version! This recipe would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day date night at home. Ingredients 1 cup diced avocado (about 1 large) 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 to 2 limes) 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped red … Read more

Baby Budgeting For The Nursery Essentials

The following is a guest post by: Ashley White. Ashley is a blogger and self-described HGTV addict. She scours antique and resale shops for goodies to fill her family’s eclectic home in upstate New York. *** Babies need a lot of stuff — or so they say. While I was pregnant with Patrick, people —including … Read more

Why Kids Need Chores

Like so many parental expectations and requirements, getting your kid in the habit of doing chores will help prepare them for the real world (if you can ever get them to move out).   Here are some of the benefits kids derive from assigned chores.   • Responsibility (or “I’m not your maid.”)  When you make a mess … Read more