Shrink wrap and cellophane is the perfect final addition to a gift basket. Besides giving a polished finish, shrink wrap or cellophane holds items in place preventing slippage of carefully arranged gifts. Although shrink-wrap/cellophane bags comes in a variety of forms, the individual bags in small, medium and large are the cheapest and simplest to use. Available at your local craft store, shrink-wrap bags are the beginner’s dream. Be sure to pick up a few bags as shrinkwrapping quickly becomes addictive.
Though there are many types of baby cribs out there, most of the basic types of cribs are assembled in the same basic way. There are three main panels that form the stationary sides, and one side that is attached to a sliding mechanism that makes it slide up and down so that the parent can easily access the baby. If you have one of these types of cribs, then you can use these instructions to assemble it in around 30 minutes.
The threats we face as a nation are real, but they shouldn’t be paralyzing. For too long, those like me in the security world have done much to get you worried -- ISIS, Zika, random gun violence, hurricanes, oh my . . . – but not much to get you ready. We’ve managed to talk…
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.