• 4 Modern Ways to Teach Your Children the Dangers of Alcohol
    Family,  Kids,  Parenting

    4 Modern Ways to Teach Your Children the Dangers of Alcohol

    Social media and savvy advertising have teamed up to make alcohol more popular amongst teens than ever. Even worse, as time goes on, alcohol imagery is accessible to younger and younger audiences. So, what do we do about this? How do we keep our children safe in a climate where controlling the content they see is nearly impossible? After all, children pick up technology quickly as they grow. They will adapt and find ways around your influence one way or another. But the point of parenting is not controlling your children, anyway. It’s about equipping them with the tools to cope with life’s trials and temptations as they age so…

  • How is Alcohol Affecting Your Sleep?
    Health

    4 Bad Ways Alcohol Affecting Your Sleep

    If you’re like a lot of people, you might be under the impression that a late-night drink can help you get to sleep just a little bit faster. While alcohol consumption just prior to bed affects everyone a little differently, there are two important considerations to be aware of. The first is that, yes, alcohol will help you jump into deep sleep. The second is that your nightly sleep requires multiple cycles for you to get quality sleep, and alcohol messes with this – a lot. In fact, after assisting you to induce sleep, the negative effects of alcohol can hit you within ninety minutes, and this is how it…

  • Drugs and Alcohol
    Featured,  Parenting,  Teens

    4 Ways to Discuss Drugs and Alcohol with Your Teen

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the best things ever to happen to me has got to be becoming a parent. It has taught me so much throughout the years, and some of them have been challenging. I’ve said numerous times that it’s more difficult being a parent in this day and age than any other. We can’t hide things from our kids because they’re dangerous because they most likely know about them before the parents. Social media has changed the game for everyone, and that’s why it’s very important to…

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Education,  Featured,  Life,  Teens

    Educate Ourselves and Teens About Drugs and Alcohol

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ Back in my day, when I heard the word “bath salts” it would make me think of something you add to the bathtub. Times have changed so much and bath salts have taken on a new meaning and unfortunately it’s not a good thing. According to DrugAbuse.gov, bath salts are usually white or brown crystal-like powder and are sold in small plastic or foil packages labeled “Not for Human Consumption.” Not only are bath salts an issue in the drug world, but so…