HOME LIFE

35+ Best Travel Games for Kids (Toddlers to Teens!)

Whether your family is flying in an airplane, taking a train, or embarking on a road trip, you need to keep your offspring occupied during your travels! Thankfully, many games and activities come in travel sizes to entertain kids on the go. Card games and travel board games keep minds active not only during the […]

12 Safety Tips to Prevent Losing Your Child in a Public Place

For children, there’s almost nothing scarier than being unable to spot a parent or other caregiver in a crowded place. The terror might even be worse for parents when a child goes missing. One minute you’re clasping a chubby little hand, and the next your heart is racing as you frantically scan the crowd trying […]

15 Backyard BBQ Party Ideas + Tips (Without Stress!)

As a self-proclaimed grill master, summer is one of my favorite times of the year. It means I get to roll out my grill and use it pretty much every night of the week. But, as much as I enjoy grilling up a few juicy ribeyes for my family, it’s even more fun to invite friends […]

Cinco de Mayo Party for Kids (9 Fun Fiesta Ideas!)

In the United States and some parts of Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has become a fun way to celebrate Mexican culture and cuisine with a brightly colored fiesta. No matter your heritage, your family can get in on the celebration. Whether you’re planning a themed family dinner or a big party for the whole block, […]

Living in Arizona – Hot and Cold in the Desert

Living in Arizona has its pros and cons, as does any place. When I moved away from Arizona after college, I swore I’d never move back. Thirteen years of life in the desert was enough for me. I wanted cooler weather and a new adventure. But nearly two decades after I departed, I moved back. […]

Should Your Teen Do a Gap Year After High School?

Don’t you wish sometimes that you could have time off to clear your head and explore the world? Luckily for today’s teens, they can take a gap year after high school before entering college or pursuing a career. The popularity of gap years has spread across the Atlantic and is increasingly becoming an option for […]

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Traditions Around the World

Becoming a mom is celebrated by cultures around the globe in numerous and intriguing ways. Discover pregnancy practices, birth customs, and baby traditions around the world. Based on the book, On Becoming a Mother, let’s explore babyhood and new motherhood from before birth through the first year of life.  Global Pregnancy Customs Pregnancy is universal, […]

Tips to Make Your Tween Daughter Less Sassy & More Sweet

I felt like I had lost my tween daughter. My sweet girl had become much sassier and more argumentative. She didn’t laugh as much or want to play with her little brother. Now? Things are getting better. So much better, in fact, that I have been reflecting on what helped get her back to her […]

5 Reasons to Buy a Traeger BBQ Smoker for Dad

I know, I know. A Traeger electric BBQ smoker may sound like just another toy that will get tucked away in some forgotten corner of the garage – like that exercise machine Dad swore he’d use. A Traeger grill is different, though. My wife bought me one a couple of years ago and I still […]

How to Decorate a Travel Themed Bedroom for Kids

Want to spark your child’s curiosity about the world while traveling AND at home? Trimming a kid’s space with travel touches will inspire a love of exploration and teach global understanding from a young age. You don’t need a lot of money to create an impressive room your children will love, either. Follow these five easy […]

10 Boredom Busting Backyard Activities for Kids

For children, school breaks are typically a time for play, relaxation…and boredom. Yes, those first few days of freedom from school might taste delicious but before long, parents begin to hear wails of, “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!” Check out these 10 fun activities to do in your backyard to keep kids content […]

Why Give the Gift of Language with Rosetta Stone

A new language opens a world of possibilities. Learning a foreign language makes a wonderful gift to give for the holidays, a birthday, a wedding, or any special occasion. Giving the gift of language is also easy with Rosetta Stone’s customizable e-cards. Plus, I know from personal experience that their subscription-based online language learning program […]

Rover In-Home Pet Sitting for Animal Lovers Who Travel

Is Rover legit? As a pet mom who travels often, I know how important it is to find excellent, reliable care for my dogs while I’m away. That’s why I’m glad I found Rover.com, a trustworthy in-home pet-sitting service in your own home. Whether you’re looking for a pet sitter, or you want to become […]