Holidays bring a lot of cheer to the home but unfortunately the holidays are the season for home burglaries too.  With thieves knowing that many homes are stocked with expensive merchandise and/or that homes are vacant with many people heading out of town for the holidays, it is no surprise that burglaries rise around this time of year.  According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, more burglaries take place during the holiday season and the peak month for burglaries is December.  To keep your family and home safe this holiday...

As a parent, you’re aware that there are pros and cons to different types of reward systems for your kids. But, one thing that generally works pretty well, especially for smaller kids, is little rewards that mean a lot to them, more on an emotional level than a physical one. ...

The mind of a teen can be a frustrating thing to try to navigate for a parent.  As a parent, you want to be able to notice any red flags when your child needs help, but teen addiction can be easy to hide.  Being a busy parent, it is natural to be preoccupied with work, home obligations, family obligations and a multitude of other daily tasks that it can be easy to miss the warning signs of addiction. Many signs that your teen is suffering from addiction can easily be dismissed as them being moody or going through a phase.  When do you...

If everyone in your immediate family has time off at the same time, what are some possibilities when it comes to vacation? The kids are out of school, and you and your spouse have managed to wrangle a full week of PTO. Now comes the struggle – what to do with all of that potential bonding time and space! ...

For most of us, our phones function as many things: address books, calendars, clocks, handheld computers, matchmakers, research assistants, maps, and notepads. They help us keep track of new people we meet, our appointments with the optometrist, and emails from our bosses. Our phones help us find the best route to that new restaurant we’ve been wanting to try out. They’re concierges that can help us find the best place in a new town to start our shopping trip. And our phones are also blank canvases where we can express our personal...

Isn’t it true that the laughter of a child is one of the best sounds in the world? Well am sure, it is! To see the smile and happiness on a child’s face what not parents have to go through. ...

When summer approaches it ushers in a sense of change and a world of opportunity. A new build apartment can be difficult to decorate and make your own. But the light and bright colours of summer match perfectly with the sleek lines of a new build and this lends to endless design possibilities. ...

Buying a bed for your dog should be no different than buying a bed for yourself. It sounds simple to go down to your local pet store and pick out something cute for your equally cute dog, but it is important to remember that with dog beds, one size does not fit all, and it is very important to take into consideration your dog’s size and health conditions in order to select a bed that’s right for them. Older and larger dogs especially need a proper, comfortable bed—an orthopedic bed. ...

Whether you’re expecting a baby with Down syndrome or your child has already been born, you may be wondering whether your infant will need special care.  Your care routine for a baby with Down syndrome may differ slightly from that of a typically developing child, but you can expect the experience to be no less rewarding. ...

Supply teaching is vital to the smooth running of a school. Right now, schools are relying on supply teachers more than ever – meaning that there is huge demand for teachers who can cover staff shortages. ...

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