Baby on Board: Tips for Helping to Make Your Second Pregnancy a Cake Walk

  If you think being pregnant the first time was fun, just wait ’til you do it with a little kid to take care of 24/7. A second pregnancy can be a challenge, but it can also be a super wonderful nine-month adventure as you prepare to expand your family. In the interest of streamlining […]

Protecting Your Baby: Safety Strategies New Parents Need to Know

    We’ve all seen the so-called “helicopter moms” that hover over their kid every single minute they’re at the playground, never letting them out of their sight for even a fraction of a second. Moms who are over-protective may stifle their kid’s ability to make friends. Don’t worry. You’ll have plenty of time to […]

All in Your Hands: Top Back-to-School Android Apps for Anxious Parents

The school year has a habit of sneaking up on parents. After those admission letters flow in, there’s so much to do. It’s time to start packing lunches, waking the kids up early, checking homework, and keeping connected with teachers. It’s best to be prepared with an arsenal of apps before things start getting chaotic. […]

Keeping Love Alive: Sensible Tips to Protect Your Marriage From Life’s Ups and Downs

  Love is a lot to live for but a healthy relationship is not always a walk in the park.  It takes dedication, tenacity, and practical tips to keep the spark and to protect one’s marriage from life’s ups and downs.  Here are a few tips to keep love alive and your marriage healthy. Make […]

The Importance Of A Clean Move

  Life Transition Moving in a physical, unexplored sense is just the taking of items from one space, and the depositing of them in another space. But such a simplistic observation of the act fails to take into account fundamental psychological fluctuations which influence personality development. Consider your first move from the house, to that […]

Tips for Turning Your Boring Family Reunion on Its Heels

  Family reunion gatherings and destination vacations are more popular than ever. One recent survey has shown that two out of three people have attended a family reunion at some point, and one in three have done so in the two years past. To most families attending reunions, it isn’t the attraction of the destination or the […]

The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Back Pain

  Having lower back pain is a very common and frequent occurrence for most people. Everything from sleeping in the wrong position or sitting for too long can cause back pain. Making sure to exercise more frequently and proper vitamins and health supplements intake can eliminate most back pain. The following are a few different vitamins to take […]

Tracking Down the Hidden Health Hazards in Your House

Home is where the heart is they say, it also happens to be the place where you are often most vulnerable to being injured or killed, unless you address the hidden health hazards lurking in your house. You only have to ask a qualified team like Central Iowa Radon to understand just one of the threats […]

Making Last Minute Plans: Fun Things to Do With Your Family This Weekend

Family time is precious. With jobs, school, sports, and obligations, there is little time left to spend together. However, there are times when things get switched around and you have opportunity to hang with one another. It’s difficult to plan something too intricate at the last minute, so here are more than a few ideas to ensure you […]

Spiders in Your House: Identifying Poisonous Arachnids Around You

Many species of poisonous spiders can be found all over the country, but can you spot which ones are poisonous and which ones are harmless when you come across them? Here is a guide to some of the most common dangerous spiders to be on the look out for around your home. Black Widow The Black Widow […]

Journey Back in Time to the Chatham Islands

One of the fundamental aspects of visiting the Chatham Islands is not just the friendly and welcoming inhabitants that are there to greet you and guide you around the island, but the fact that from the moment you set foot on the island, it feels like you have been instantly transported back in time. Here […]

RocksBox Jewelry Subscription ~ Month #2

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I finally received my second month of my RocksBox jewelry subscription.  (Read about my December box here).  I had returned my first box shortly after Christmas (you put the box right in your mailbox to be picked up) and I was […]

The Art of Anticipation: Wrapping Christmas Gifts That Excite”>search

  It’s fun to envision the look on the face of beloved friends and family members as they unwrap a gift you have given them.  However, shopping for the gift, and especially wrapping it, is not so fun.  But wrapping is part of the presentation, and as any chef would advise, presentation is incredibly important, […]

Tranquil Seas! Pointers For a Perfect First Time Sail

  Whether you’re embarking on a romantic holiday for two, an exciting adventure with a group of friends, or something altogether different, a sailing vacation to a tropical or exotic destination is the kind of getaway everyone dreams of. Regardless of your final destination, it’s bound to be a trip of a lifetime. Here’s a […]

Rocksbox Jewelry Subscription Box

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Hi there! My name is April and I’m a new contributor to Nation of Moms. I’m excited to be here! I had the opportunity to review Rocksbox and those who know me, know I LOVE my home subscription services!  I’m a busy […]

Family Skiing: Accommodating Multiple Levels in Ski Skills

When a family goes skiing, some of them will be pros and others will be “never evers.” Here’s how to accommodate every skill level and still have fun. Here’s What You Should Bring With You You’re going to want layers and special clothing at a ski resort. It’s amazingly cold on the slopes and it […]

No Campfire, No Problem: Mouth Watering Camping Meals That Don’t Require Heat

Planning to do a bit of camping this season? There are not many outdoor activities that are more enjoyable than spending time with friends or family members, sleeping under the stars and savoring meals in the wild. What would you do, however, if you were camping at Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia, […]

Cooking Poultry Safely: Tips to Avoid Serving a Side of Food Poisoning

No one wants to be sick on Christmas holiday. And, ringing in the new year with a ringing in your ears isn’t much fun either. So here’s some food preparation safety tips to keep your food healthy and disease free this holiday season. Don’t Stuff The Bird It’s common for people to stuff turkeys on […]

Ski-Weary Bones: Activities to Recharge Your Batteries in Mont Tremblant

A two-hour drive north of Montreal resides Mont-Tremblant, a quaint town that offers extraordinary skiing sought by most in North America and beyond.  If you’re interested in other activities besides skiing or don’t like to ski at all, there is still plenty of reasons to visit the area. Spa Some people need a bit of […]

Visiting Jackson Hole: Navigating Your Way Around Town Like a Local

    Perched on the southern edge of Grand Teton National Park in western Wyoming, Jackson Hole is one of America’s most scenic destinations. Home to both summer and winter activities, including exceptional skiing, visitors to Jackson Hole are bound to find something to keep them entertained. While the town of Jackson is not very […]

Busy Mom? Fitting a Makeover Into a Demanding Lifestyle

Busy moms may work hard to get their bodies back in shape after a pregnancy.  But, sometimes, it just doesn’t happen. Here’s how to plan out, and research, a tummy tuck procedure between diaper changes so you can get your body back. How To Choose The Right Doctor Choosing the right doctor isn’t as easy […]

Do Parental Controls Provide 100% Protection?

Before we begin, it is very important to determine that there is no such thing as 100% protection from any monitoring application. There is only so much that these monitoring software and applications can do to protect your kids from the imminent threats found on the internet. Even though they may not be a 100% […]

How to Prepare for Summer in the Dead of Winter

  The sun doesn’t rise until well after 6:00 a.m., you are accustomed to seeing snow flurries in the air (even if it doesn’t stick on the ground), and you are never without a pair of warm, fuzzy socks. It’s wintertime — which means summer is just a few short months around the corner, and […]

Boys and School

    Raising boys and girls can be very different, and in many ways.  Statistics show that boys tend to struggle in school, compared to girls. Many people recognize the discrepancy that often exists between children of high-income families and those with lower socio-economic backgrounds: Wealthy kids, due to their improved resources, can often read better, […]

How to Afford Your Holiday Feast

  The holidays are beloved for their joy, gratitude, and intimacy — but definitely not for their price. Ignoring the huge costs of yearly decorations (the tree, the wreath, the trimmings) and setting aside the immense expense of presents (new toys, new electronics, new clothes), families are still faced with over-the-top expenditures on all the […]

3 Tips to Help Your Kids Love Brushing Their Teeth

  Is there a nightly struggle in your home when it comes to brushing teeth? If so, that does not always have to be the case. Though your children might not currently enjoy brushing their teeth, Pediatric Dentistry Associates, a Meridian pediatric dentist, recommends trying these three tips might help your kids have fun while […]

How to Be a Financially Successful Single Mom

  To many happily partnered moms, the thought of raising one or more kids on one’s own seems unfeasible — largely because it often is. Single moms must fulfill each and every parenting role on their own, which means they are tasked with being the caregivers, the breadwinners, the disciplinarians, the role models, and more […]

Learn with Me Color Fun Fish Bowl from The Learning Journey

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. My youngest is about 2.5 now, and we are always looking for ways to keep her busy.  Staying at home can be a challenge, especially with winter on the way.  As soon as the Learn with Me Color Fun Fish Bowl arrived, we took it out […]

Celebrating the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank”>

Christmas decorations in stores before Halloween can only mean the holiday season is officially kicking off! For some, this incites feelings of excited anticipation (Decorations! Fires in the fireplace! Holiday parties!). For others, it’s a looming presence on the horizon filled with stress, planning and, oh, the shopping. If you’re anything like me, the holiday […]

Leisure, Exercise, and Family Fun: How to Have It All on a Boat

When many families buy a boat, they think of only one benefit: more thrilling family vacations, for example. Yet, the truth is that boating is an extraordinarily versatile hobby that can provide a number of advantages in one, especially for busy, budget-minded families looking to spend more time together. When my little ones were still […]