Family planning, also known as contraception or birth control, is a way to control unwanted pregnancies. Many methods of family planning are available, so each couple should be able to find one that is right for them. Talk to your health-care provider to determine the best type of birth control for you. When picking out the best method of contraception, a doctor factors in … [Read more...] about Types of Family Planning
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Having my kids close in age has made life interesting to say the least. Interesting is probably not the most accurate word, but I want to sound like a nice mommy. There is much controversy surrounding the ideal way to space out your children. I would love to say that I spent a lot of time planning my family and thinking about the best way to space out my children, but I can’t. … [Read more...] about Family Planning – Or Not!
As a child, the whole concept of Halloween seems too good to be true. You get to wear a costume, knock on strangers’ doors, and ask them for candy. Then, you pretty much eat as much candy as you want for an entire night. But as a parent, Halloween can be downright scary. Your pre-schooler changes his mind four times about his costume, your tween wants to trick … [Read more...] about Taking the Scary out of Halloween Planning
With the kids back in school, the biggest benefit to busy parents is settling back into a nice routine. However, school also brings the dilemma of packing daily lunches. The morning rush is difficult enough, with showers, breakfast and last-minute scrambling to find the soccer cleats and get kids out the door and yourself off to work. It can be tempting to throw in convenient … [Read more...] about Planning & Packing Quick, Healthy Kid Lunches
Many of us grew up in a household where Dad was the breadwinner and Mom was a homemaker. Such was our social culture at the time. Men controlled all the money and gave a household allowance to their wives. But that meant that women had the real power when it came to purchasing decisions. While many families today have two breadwinning parents, there’s one thing that hasn’t … [Read more...] about How Modern Moms are Taking the Lead in Financial Planning