• How to Spot and Nurture Your Child's Strenghts
    Guest Post,  Kids,  Parenting

    How To Spot and Nurture Your Child’s Strengths

    Before you try to encourage your child in its strengths, you need to go through a learning process yourself. Make sure you know what strengths are and make sure you know they come in many different shapes. Each child has a strength and helping them recognize it will not only make them happy but also grow into confident adults. Lower your expectation and expect variety         At the mention of talent, we instantly jump to a set list of strengths such as a good singing voice, a dancer’s amazing sense of rhythm, painting, playing an instrument, being good at sports etc. As much as a lot of people judge the fact…

  • Online Safety
    Guest Post,  Safety,  Technology

    5 Things You’re Doing That’s Compromising Your Online Safety

    Just like we work to improve our physical health and well-being, it’s also vitally important to improve our cyber health and keep ourselves safe from online danger. Here are five easy fixes to keep yourself cyber safe this year: 1. What You’re Doing: Clicking in Emails What You Should Be Doing Instead: Never click on a link or email attachment, ever! Think of email as a text-only method of communication because nothing else about it is safe. It was never meant for transferring files, and links are probably not what they appear to be. Remember that email is the number one method that the adversary uses to get you to…

  • Survive Holiday Travel
    Family,  Guest Post,  Kids,  Parenting,  Traveling

    The One Thing You Need to Survive Holiday Travel

    In Partnership with Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet  What type of stroller can I gate check? Should I bring the car seat on the airplane? What IDs do my kids need? It’s no secret that there’s plenty to worry about when traveling with kids. Now, thanks to Amazon and their all-new Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet you can stop worrying about one major travel hassle: how to entertain your kids in the car or on the plane. With a little something for everyone (think: exciting content for the kids and peace-of-mind parental controls for the grown-ups) the new Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet is the perfect travel companion. Here are four reasons…

  • Kid of the 90s
    Guest Post

    15 Signs You’re a Kid of the 90s

    Sponsored By Activision’s Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy Ah, the 90s. A much simpler time, even though we were on the road to Y2K and thought Prince’s ‘1999’ was prophetic. In retrospect, the party definitely wasn’t “over” when the decade came to a close, but we miss everything about the era from the crazy candy to the boy bands and the birth of the term “whatever” to the video games. Read on for a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. 1. You drank every last drop of your Squeezit and then used it as a water gun.   2. You bruised your ribs sliding on a Slip ‘N Slide but kept…

  • Crash Bandicoot
    Guest Post

    Fur Realz, Crash Bandicoot Is Back!

    In Partnership with Activision’s Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Triology   Few videogame characters can elicit the kind of popular adoration and enthusiasm that elevate them from mere cartoons to full-fledged cultural icons. In the late-1990s, the videogame icon that instantly captured the hearts and imaginations of gamers everywhere was a googly-eyed marsupial named Crash Bandicoot, who burst onto the console gaming scene and effectively helped put the then-nascent Sony PlayStation system on the map. For parents who spent our youths locating gems with Crash Bandicoot as our avatar, his welcomed return will evoke pangs of nostalgia and cries of “Booyah, grandma!” Whether you’re already an avid collector of Aku Aku masks or…

  • Pet Sitting Life
    Animals,  Dogs,  Guest Post,  Money Matters

    3 Ways to Consider Living the Pet Sitting Life

    Need to make a little extra cash? Look no further than the pet-sitting network Rover.com. Complete with side gig opportunities, awesome cats and dogs to hang out with, and a simple site to navigate, Rover creates the ideal opportunity for additional income. Check out more reasons why below, and sign up here once you’ve decided to take the plunge. You can keep a flexible schedule. As a Rover sitter, you get to decide what jobs you take and when. When you create your profile, you can specify what types of pets you’re comfortable with — from breed type to size — and block out sections of your calendar when you’re…

  • Guest Post,  Technology

    8 Tips to Extend Your Gadgets’ Life

    Most of us are familiar with this problem: a couple of months after buying a new gadget, it starts to work a lot slower, turning off from time to time for no apparent reason. Quite often it’s our own fault. That’s why we came up with a list of tips for you, by following which, you’ll be able to extend the life of your smartphone and laptop. 1) Clean your notebook regularly Over time, your laptop’s performance becomes slower, the device starts to heat up quickly, making noise, and dust and small debris settle on its motherboard. To avoid serious breakdowns, don’t forget to clean your laptop from time to…

  • Family,  Guest Post,  Traveling

    5 Ways About Surviving Your Family Road Trip

    Welcome back to summer, the mystical three months of lawn mowing, grilling, and family vacations. After having kids and discovering the stress that is traveling, I cringe at the thought of packing up the car and heading out on the open road with my three kids but with the below tips, courtesy of my father, maybe you can squeeze a little more relaxation out of your trip. Whether you’re going on a one day excursion or a week long road trip, try out the following tips, and leave comments with any additional tips you have.   Get the kids excited This tip is so often overlooked, but the older your…