4 unique ways teens can be more involved in high school. It can mean the difference between a great school experience, or a dreadful one. Learn more.
Emphasize Education: 4 major ways college can improve your child's life. Is it for everyone? No. However, it's worth exploring to provide your child options
Make meal time fun for kids during family meal times. Eating with kids can be a struggle. Who needs the stress? Learn about Ceramictopia's unique solution.
3 fun activities kids can turn into careers for their future. Who says kids don't know what they want at a young age? Many do, they just don't realize it.
Have hyper kids? Anyone interacting with kids on a regular basis knows they're full of energy. This energy can be harnessed in a positive direction, or it can go left unchecked. Energetic kids without a healthy outlet can quickly translate into hyper kids looking for trouble. Have hyper kids? Harness their energy for the greater [...]
With parents engrossed in their work and children caught up in school programs, people no longer get sufficient time to engage in family bonding activities. As a result, most families now lack spark and happy family moments. Consequently, teenagers now find peace of mind in interacting with friends on social media. Whatever the case in [...]
Giving back to the community through volunteerism is a great way for families to come together in a positive, meaningful way. Encouraging kids to volunteer at a younger age provides them with life lessons, as well as enrichment benefitting them throughout the rest of their lives. There are many great ways to involve your family, [...]
Natural disasters: what to do if your family is caught in a major earthquake. If you've never experienced an earthquake, come find out what to do!
As summer vacation draws to a close, and the kids go back to school, you're beginning to think about fun activities you can do as a family in the fall months. From hayrides to picking out a pumpkin, there are many activities you can do together, allowing a celebration of the beautiful colors of a [...]
Family vacations are a must in life. If you didn't know this, summer's the best time to enjoy your family vacations, and travel. Kids are off from school for the summer, and adults need a break from their strenuous lifestyle. A survey has shown 59% of people plan to take vacations during the month of [...]
Motherhood is a full-time commitment. Obtaining an education is also a full-time commitment. One of the most challenging things to do is balance motherhood and college. Oh, and to balance college and home life, too! Even though it may feel like a major juggling act, it is possible to balance the two. As long as [...]
Infertility is like a dull ache in the pit of your stomach. A constant sensation of dread, knowing that no matter what you do, it never seems to make a difference. Always wondering about a pregnancy after diagnosis. Double or nothing: an infertile woman's tale of pregnancy after diagnosis Nine failed rounds of IVF proved [...]
When you're someone like me, someone with depression and anxiety, it's easier to close myself off. Hide from the world. It's something I never want my kids to ever do. I'm doing my best to raise my kids so they want to leave my nest. Crazy thought, right? Not really. Let me try to explain.... [...]
Blossom Baby Expo for parents and the children they love is coming to Long Island on February 26, 2017. I remember when I was having my first child, Little Miss. She was a total surprise, and I had NO CLUE what I was supposed to buy, let alone what the best of those something's were. [...]
I often look at my counterparts, and am overwhelmed with pride. It means the world to me to know others in my field are making it big. When I'm asked why I'm not as "big" as certain others, I always smile. I'm a huge success in so many ways, the biggest one is being a [...]
If you've been with me for a bit of time, you know Independence Day is my favorite holiday. There's something about 4th of July I've always loved: food. Kidding. Well, half kidding. I love sausage, burgers, hot dogs, and chips. Being outside, having my brother, and usually my father, grilling on the BBQ, and surrounded [...]
Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is an invite only event, but you still have to pay a conference fee. It's not FREE, but it is discounted. It's an invitation many of those in my industry would love to receive, but Disney can't invite everyone. Last year's invite shocked me to no end, as I'm not [...]
Having kids can be a challenge sometimes. If you don’t combine educational opportunities with the eventual sprinkle of discipline for good measure, then your kids will become a handful. You don’t have to go the way of the army drill instructor to get your point across to your kids; you just have to win their [...]
I've got two little sunflowers at home. Over the years, my daughter has never missed a day of school for illness. Pretty good, for a mom who never breastfed her, right? Well, she's nine now, and just when our world was going nuts, her immune system decided to rebel and she spiked a fever. Now, [...]
I'm not sure why this happens, but when my kids' allergies start up for the season, they get fevers to go along with them. It happens almost every year. I blame it on the fact that here in New York, we go from snow falling one day, to 60 degrees the following day. The flowers [...]
Maintaining sanity is difficult, but it's a lot easier when you've things to keep your distracted. It's been a rough couple of weeks for me, and my family. FiOS has been what keeps me sane. I've relied on the FiOS Mobile App, and DVR, often over the last year, but it's been relied upon like [...]
New York still has a winter break. It's always in February. Winter break is bullshit, sorry, there's no other way to say it. It's unnecessary, and needs to be removed from the school calendar. Now that the weather has changed so dramatically over the years, those days should be incorporated into our calendar as SNOW [...]
Holiday cards are something I chose to give up a few years ago, and it has been liberating. Learn why we all need to say no to holiday cards.
When you all see the photos in my posts, you probably never think about what led up to that photo. All the behind the scenes shenanigans that happened just to get that ONE PERFECT photo. Well, in some cases, a couple of perfect photos. Wait, no. I lie. One perfect photo, with a couple of [...]
Yes, I too, love a great deal. Sales are the best ways for me to offer up gifts to much my family. However, I've learned that my family prefers experiences, and making memories, to physical gifts. So, try to stay home and have a Happy Thanksgiving, and save the shopping for tomorrow.
Back in 2014, I had joined a network called Mom it Forward. I thought it had a lot of great opportunities, and it was a good fit for me. I had no idea it put on an amazing conference, dedicated to families and building stronger bonds within the family. The Family Forward conference is held [...]
Mama Sunflower doesn't watch much television. More often than not, the kids rule the television while I'm home. If it isn't them, it's Mr. Sunflower. There's very few shows in television we BOTH watch, and since I'm usually working while everyone else is watching television, it's not a big deal for me. Master Chef, Kitchen [...]
If you want your kids to stay happy and healthy, it's not an easy task. There are four issues you've got to address: diet, oral hygiene, fitness and general wellbeing. It’s not super easy to tackle each of these issues, and ensure your kids are staying healthy. Let's see if we can go through them, [...]
Life as a writer isn't the easiest thing in the world. Most of us work from home, behind our computer screens, and rarely have physical interaction with humans that don't live in their home. It's a life I've come to enjoy, as most of my dearest friends are scattered across the country anyway! However, I [...]
Babies get bigger. Babies grow up. Babies become toddlers, then they become kids. I'm at the kids stage with my two, right now. Guess what kids love to do? They love to watch television, and they LOVE to go online and watch YouTube videos. Now, I'm not the perfect parent. I prefer not to watch [...]