Like this? Then share it with your friends! Do your kids need an incentive other than “good grades get you into a good college”? Mine certainly do. Most kids don’t understand how good grades can eventually lead them to the career of their dreams, whether it be doctor, lawyer, or professional comedian. At least once a week I hear, “I don’t understand how this kind of math is going to help me”. Now you don’t have to explain it, here are ways for parents and teachers to give kids incentives that are funded by corporate sponsors. Rewards for Parents to Give their Kids: Tokens for Grades – AllRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! When my Zaggora Hot Pants showed up about 3 weeks ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve heard about all sorts of products that you wear to lose inches, but I always wondered whether they really worked. I was excited to try Zaggora’s new Hot Pants, that promised to remove unwanted inches from waist and legs. I took them out of the package and immediately put them on, and off to Zumba I went. When I got to Zumba, I showed off my Hot Pants to everyone in the place. They can be worn alone, butRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa caught in the act in his or her very own home. iCaughtSanta.com is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos. In three simple steps anyone can upload a holiday photo, add Santa Claus and print it as proof… or share it via Facebook and Twitter. Last-minute shoppers can purchase Gift Cards and eGift Certificates for loved ones with children, making iCaughtSanta.com a great gift idea even if you don’t have kids yourself. Here is a sample of aRead More →

Well, it’s official…I’m a Food Affairiate! I was blessed to be selected as one of the Bloggers to receive a preview copy of Beth Aldrich’s new book, Real Moms Love to Eat! Now this is a review that I can really get into, one that involves food! First, I have to say that Beth is a vibrant, exhilarating writer. Before she sent me a copy of the book, I thought “I hope this isn’t just another cookbook”. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The book is not only about recipes, it’s also about Beth, her family, and her love affair with food. We get insight into why Beth wroteRead More →

Today was a very difficult day. My husband’s call this morning didn’t seem like the bright and cheery “good morning” as usual. He works an early shift, so his lunchtime is during my breakfast, and he almost always call me to tell me to have a good day. But this morning was different. There was something different is his voice. I knew something was wrong from the moment I picked up the phone. Call it intuition, or ESP, call it whatever you like. I knew it was bad, whatever it was. The extreme calm in his voice was masking something, and then the news came…his dad had passed away inRead More →

Were you one of the sun goddesses that laid out for hours on end, trying to get that much admired “golden glow”? I was. Well…sort of. I had a deep olive complexion growing up, from a Sicilian heritage on my dad’s side of the family, so I had no trouble getting that “glow” that everyone raved about. It actually only took me a few minutes in the sun to get that look, where other girls would either lay under the sun or in a tanning booth for hours. I was, however, a pool queen. I would swim for hours and hours, so my sun exposure was compounded.Read More →

Teaching Children to be Physically Active by Dan Gilbert Children were born to be active. As soon as they are out of the womb, children have the strong desire to crawl, walk and run through life. Unfortunately, however, this strong desire is starting to diminish at alarming rates as children get older and technology gets more advanced. With the hustle and bustle of society and everyday lives, parents may find it hard to be physically active themself. However, this is just another excuse to not exercise, and one your child will mimic. Children need a role model in their life show them what is rightRead More →

As the mother of 3 boys, I take a lot of care to keep them healthy all year long, especially during cold and flu season. The kids don’t like to miss school, because that means “make-up” work, so I’m fortunate that our tactics have worked since they were little. Here are some of my tips to keep them healthy & happy year-round. Wash your hands for 20 seconds and do it often. I’ve taught the kids from the time they learned their ABC’s that singing the ABC song while washing hands is a great way to send those nasty germs down the drain. It’s alsoRead More →

With our family having so many school and extracurricular activities, it’s hard to keep the house neat and tidy, especially the kids’ rooms. It seems that it’s an endless chore to have them pick up toys, put clothes away and actually have room on their bed to sleep. Our biggest issue is cluttered floors from toys. In our house, it seems that every time a toy comes out to play, it doesn’t find it’s home again for weeks. Recently, I saw a new system called Hot Wheels Wall Tracks that might just help me with our little problem (can you hear the sarcasm – it’s really aRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! When I was asked review Kleenex’s new products, I was already a Kleenex fan. But when I got the package in the mail, I was blown away! The new and improved packages were exactly what I needed to make my allergy-prone family more comfortable on-the-go. So what’s so great about new packaging? It’s the same old product, right? Not always… I couldn’t count how many boxes of Kleenex have been stepped on & broken open in my minivan, leaving the Kleenex strewn all over the place. This wasn’t an issue with the boxes themselves, it’s just a factRead More →