Babysitting. We’ve all been there, done that. It’s fun when you’re 15, but some special people do it for much longer than their teenage years. And when you’re that experienced, you have some advice for parents on how to make leaving your kids for a bit a little easier for everyone. Here are seven things your sitter, nanny or other childcare provider wishes you knew: 1. As soon as you leave, the kids will stop crying and start playing. So please, just go. 2. I can’t read your mind so just tell me what your expectations are of me.
Children are back to school after the break. It’s time for a new routine. Temptation is strong to push for children to get their homework done as soon as they walk in the door. However, we know that children need to relax for a bit before they begin again. They can concentrate better on their homework…
The total solar eclipse that is happening on August 21st is literally a once in a life time opportunity. For 1-2 minutes you get the chance to witness something unforgettable. But, as you know by now, it is extremely dangerous to look directly at the sun with your naked eye or even through a telescope,…
The following is a guest post by Karma Bryan-Ingle For most parents, back to school time comes with a bit of anxiety. All of the typical questions arise Will my child have a teacher who is a good fit? Will he have friends in his class? Will he make new friends?
This summer, the head coordinator of the PTA of a local private school in Los Angeles hired me to give a presentation to the parents on getting students organized. I decided to call the workshop “Back to School Success.” The parents submitted several questions that were on their minds. Here are some of the most common questions and my answers: 1. What kind of system can you suggest to keep all the kids’ paperwork in one place?
Summer is drawing to a close, and we are getting our kids ready for back to school. So we asked our mom friends if they had any questions or concerns about their childrens safety. Here are a few of the top concerns: Question #1: Walking to School My child will be walking to school this year. He is in 5th grade and I want to give him safety skills without scaring him. What should I tell him?
The following is a guest post by Rick Console. You may think that your home is the safest place for your child, but it’s not. There is danger lurking around every corner (in fact, the corners themselves can be dangerous), but this does not have to mean your child will be injured. There are simple safety techniques you can employ in your home to keep your child safe from dangers you didnt even know existed.
Few things spark that sense of awe like a well-done fireworks show. But capturing those special moments on film – especially at night – can be tricky. Luckily, we have a few “Do’s and Don’ts” from the photo enthusiasts at Pholium, the digital photo book design and giving app for the iPad. Here are some tips to help you get the perfect shots this Independence Day.
Flower preservation is returning as a popular hobby. Some brides want to save flowers from their wedding bouquet. Gardeners want to decorate their houses with flowers grown in their own flowerbeds. Unfortunately, any methods for preserving flowers leave the flowers brittle. One method for preserving flowers that retains a more life-like appearance is to dip them in a solution of glycerin and water.
This conversation and demonstration on How to Cover Grey Roots Like a Pro is brought to you by Clairol. All opinions are my own. I am the ponytail queen. Very rarely do I wear my hair down. Even on evenings out with friends it is a toss up as to whether I actually let my…