We live in a crazy world today. Each day your family leaves your home and ventures out into the world, having to tackle anything that may be thrown at them. When everyone comes home at the end of the day you want it to be a relief. You want your home to be a sanctuary from the outside world where your family can feel safe and relax. There are a few different things that you need to stay on top of to make sure your home can be that safe place you want it to be for your family.
A parent’s role is to constantly ensure that his children are healthy, happy, and safe. Since children love to experiment, and they’re prone to putting themselves in danger in various situations, you need to approach a different perspective as a parent in today’s times.
No matter how busy you are, maintaining a healthy relationship with your family can often be difficult. You all might be running around, doing your daily obligations, and at the end of the day, you are all simply too tired for anything. And this tiredness often leads to fights and disagreements, which only puts additional stress on all of you.
Having a child is considered by many to be a major life milestone. Although many couples are waiting longer to have children, there were approximately 3.95 million live births in the United States during 2016. That same year, roughly 1.2 million millennial women gave birth for the first time, representing 82 percent of births during this period. But whether you’re in your mid-30s and recently discovered you’re expecting or you’re pregnant and in your early 20s, there’ll be a whole lot of firsts to contend with—including your baby’s first medical appointments.
One of the best memories you can share with your children is one created when you travel with them. While it is so much fun and fosters a strong family bond, there are extra responsibilities that you should do to ensure their safety while traveling. Although it is true that you do not have control over other drivers, you can always take protective measures in your own vehicle for your family’s safety. Here are some simple tips to ensure that your children and your entire family are safe all the time, inside and around the vehicle.
Being a tween feels extremely challenging in the moment—everything feels overwhelming and like it’s the end of the world. Your teen might start to feel like they’re lacking the confidence they had as a child. This is something that happens when children start growing and thinking about their peers and the world around them.
Take a child to an amusement park, and it will be one of the days that they will never forget. The rides are exhilarating and exciting, which kids are known to love an abundance of. Besides going to amusement parks to enjoy rides and games, there are alsofairground rides for hirethat you can set up basically anywhere you like. The first thing that you have to consider when bringing your child to this type of amusement is their safety. It should always be the child’s safety first and foremost. Amusement rides are mechanical, so knowing how to keep children safe on each ride is paramount.
"Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you didn't know existed." —Linda Wooten
Aside from temper tantrums, potty training has got to be one of the most challenging milestones for toddlers. It takes a lot of patience, focus, and in most cases, bribes to successfully complete potty training. I've had my fair share with not only my son but with my children that I teach. I've heard many people say girls are easier to train than boys and visa versa. In my opinion, they're both difficult, but when they reach the goal, the feeling of being proud is all the same. In this article, I will not only talk about my experiences, but I will offer some tips that will hopefully help along your journey.
Cradle or Papoose boards are something that the Native Americans used to keep their babies safe and out of harm's way while mothers tended to the daily needs of her Wikkiup, Tipi, or hut. Cradle boards have been used for centuries across the American continent by various tribes long before it was settled by Europeans and other people.
I’ve had some amazing Holidays over the years. Even the less spectacular years were still pretty good, at least in the end. It’s not easy though. It starts out great with your favorite carols playing, some early gift buying, then things take a sharp left turn down Crazy Avenue with week after week of nothing but carols playing in every place you go. Add in the steady build of frustration that comes with the crowds, the parking, and the ever-approaching shopping deadline and it can wear down even the hap-hap-happiest among us. It can turn even the sweetest of little, old ladies into nightmares that would scare the pants off Freddy Kruger if their shopping experience isn’t up to snuff. I worked in retail for a long time, those crazy shoppers left a nasty mark on my view of the Holidays. I’ve been out of the retail rat-race for seven years now and the flashbacks are just now starting to fade. Still, once everything was done and I realized that everything turned out OK, I got an enormous sense of well-being and joy at just having survived another one. That’s how it is for me, anyway. It’s best summed up in the final scene from one of my very favorite Christmas movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase. As anybody that has seen the movie (and who hasn’t?) knows, the Holidays are a mess for our boy Clark Griswold. Clark has to deal with the struggles of the season, just like the rest of us... he has shopping to finish, dealing with in-laws that are staying in his home for the duration of the season, a boss who’s a jerk, surprise relatives showing up that nobody was expecting (or wanting), and his tree being burned down by a careless uncle and his cigar. Then, in one final yuletide insult, he doesn’t get the holiday bonus he was depending on. That prompts the inevitable Christmas meltdown... we've all been there. But Clark's boss ends up in a kidnapping and his family ends up being on the receiving end of a SWAT incursion into his home. Still, despite all the chaos and missteps, he keeps his cheer throughout the film and everything manages to work out in the end. In a quiet moment of reflection at the end he says, “I did it.” Those three words basically sum up how I feel when I finally get to wrap it all up on January 1.