What’s popular isn’t always an ideal situation. Football may reign supreme as the most loved sport in this country, but it’s one of the most dangerous sports because of the physical blows in each play. Learning the safest sports for children to play gives you some ideas to steer them toward.Read more
Because Christmas is so close, there is no better time than the present to start making preparations than there is right now. Getting organized can feel like an insurmountable task, particularly in the months leading up to the holiday season. However, in order to stay organized and reduce the stress of last-minute preparations, it is critical to plan ahead of time. It’s possible that you’ll think it’s too soon, but as soon as September rolls around, you should give some thought to beginning the planning process. This is of even greater significance if you are attempting to adhere to a budget and stay away from using credit because it gives you the opportunity to spread the cost out over a period of four months.Read more
Myth: Drowning is noisy. I’ll hear my child (or anyone) splashing and struggling in time to help. Fact: Despite what you may have seen in movies, in real life drowning is silent and can happen quickly. This is a particularly dangerous myth when it comes to young children.
Myth: Floats and water wings will keep children safe.Read more
It can be hard to tell when your pet needs to go to the vet. Sometimes they show obvious signs like vomiting or diarrhea, but other times they may not exhibit any symptoms at all. That’s why it’s important to know what behaviors are cause for concern. In this blog post, we will discuss seven things that indicate it’s time to take your pet to the vet. Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be able to better care for your furry friend!Read more
Where else can you learn how to fish, clean a fish, cook a fish, & sample said cooked fish, learn how to kayak, enjoy the serenity in a butterfly house, watch a magic show, street performers, bands, parade, tour a gallery filled with fine art, visit a petting zoo, and more ALL in one day and for FREE? talk about a great VALUE! We value our time, family, and finances, and the Ohio State Fair respects and accommodates all three! For a family of four to do all of that in one day and only cost $34 (free parking) is amazing!Read more
Caring for little ones is not without its unique set of worries. Sometimes, the things in the house that you never thought about before suddenly become hazards to your child’s safety. It’s good to worry about these things, and thankfully, it’s not hard to prevent them from happening with the right precautions. Here are some home improvement tips for new parents to consider.Read more
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! July is National Ice Cream month and nothing says quintessential summer day quite like a tasty frozen treat. Whether it’s homemade, soft serve created right before your eyes with liquid nitrogen (Milkster), or a shake topped with an entire slice of cheesecake (OddFodder) it’s the anticipation and excitement of knowing that you’re on your way to make your tastebuds sing that really adds to the experience. Don’t know where to go? Here’s a guide to some of the best spots to grab a scoop in Toledo and the surrounding area, so what are you waiting for, grab the kids and go! But look out for the brain freeze!Read more
Date Night!! The two words every couple looks forward to, especially those with kids. It means a night away from the kiddos, reconnecting with your spouse, and remembering why you fell in love in the first place. It is easy to get caught up in the responsibilities of adulthood & parenthood. That is why it is so important that you step away from it all for a few hours and have some fun, remember the fun, that thing you did before you had a job, mortgage, kids, you know before you had major responsibilities!?
Here are some FUN Date Night destinations you and your significant other are certain to enjoy:
When I had my first baby, I knew that my life would never be the same. I also knew that I didn’t want to give up my income and possibly my identity while raising my children. How do moms maintain the careers they love while being great parents at the same time?
I had to take a moment to take inventory of my skills, and then I found a business to start remotely from home. After trying (and failing) and learning from some of my fellow working moms, here are some useful tips for running a business as a mom.Read more
Being a teenager is “hard”, “the worst”, ” brutal”, etc. to say the least!! And truth be told, raising a teenager isn’t much different than raising a toddler. And as a parent, raising a toddler, I mean, a teenager, you will need to suddenly start arranging “playdates” again & encouraging them to play/meet up with friends IN PERSON. The struggle will be REAL!! Read more