Simply Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving Food & Guests

Simply Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving Food & Guests(Written by Margaret Thasson) Thanksgiving is right around the corner, sending moms in a frenzy prepping for family to come. The meal alone is plenty to stress about, let alone the guests that may stay the week of the holiday. If you have people coming over for turkey day this year, the tips below should help you prepare for their arrival.

Here are some simple ways to prepare your home for guests.

  • Preparing the Food

You can cook some portions of your Thanksgiving food ahead of time and then just reheat them on the big day. In fact, you could actually make everything but the bread in advance if you wanted to. Some Golden Corral locations offer a Thanksgiving dinner package, where they make the turkey, several sides, and two pies for $70, and then you just need to pick it up the day before Thanksgiving.

You could either do that or make everything on your own. Then get the turkey heating early in the morning and fix everything else about an hour before you eat. If you time it our right, you won’t have to worry about getting the whole meal together all at once. [Read more...]

Ideas For Thanksgiving Party

Ideas For Thanksgiving PartyThis month, family and friends across America will come together to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Tradition dictates that it’s a time of the year when people like to throw a dinner party – so here are a few hints and tips if you’re planning one to make sure it’s a success.

  • Make a great first impression

First impressions mean everything when you’re throwing a dinner party.

Go the extra mile to make your guests feel at home – and that means greeting them at your front door in the right manner. Take their coats and ensure you give proper introductions if people who have never met each other before are dining together. [Read more...]

How to Make a Framed Child’s Silhouette

How to Make a Framed Childs Silhouette(Written by Elle Yi) Silhouettes are simple, affordable, and timelessly classy in kids’ playroom and living room. Also, silhouettes are a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood to the viewers of your photos and often stand out in an album because of the combination of their simplicity but also the story that they convey. A framed silhouette is a classic keepsake and makes a thoughtful Christmas, birthday or Mother’s Day gift. A digital camera, craft knife, computer and printer make this centuries-old craft a snap. Classic and sweet, each of unique hand cut silhouettes is made just for your families! Designed off of your photos, silhouettes are the perfect decorations to adorn any room.   [Read more...]

3 Tips and Tricks For Birthday Cake Ideas For Your Kid

3 Tips and Tricks For Birthday Cake Ideas For Your Kid(Written by Elle Yi and David Wilson) Most parents often want to make sure that their children’s birthdays are memorable. When trying to do this, you have to remember that the cake is a central part of such a birthday, especially when your child is young. This means that if you are to organize the best birthday for them, you would need to make sure that the cake is one that will make a great impression. You would need to do a few things to make sure that the one you end up getting is impressive by their standards. To do this, you would need to follow a few steps, including:

  • Find out what kind of flavor they like

The first thing you need to do is find out what kind of cake flavor your child would like. Most parents may have this information already, so they can simply head over to the bakery and order one to be made. However, if you are not sure about this, you can try to find out from them. Since you do not want to spoil the surprise, you would need to get this information surreptitiously. For instance, you can try to ask them about what kind of cake flavor they like during casual conversation. You should not make it obvious that you are trying to fish for information so that they get a hint of what you are doing. [Read more...]

The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling For Kids

The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling For Kids(Written by Irene Kovalyova) Homeschooling is becoming more and more popular among parents in US these days. Research conducted in last few years showed a significant increase in the number of children, who are homeschooled, from 1.7% in 1998 to 2.9% in 2007. What for some is a question of choice, for others is a necessity.

Many children, who live in remote, rural areas or frequently travel and relocate have no other choice but to be homeschooled by their parents or professional tutors. However, in the vast group of homeschooled children there are some families, which deliberately made the decision to refrain from sending the children to public or private schools. What are the benefits and disadvantages of this decision? Is homeschooling better or worse than typical school education? [Read more...]

5 Back-to-School Tips For Parents Of Children With Disabilities

5 Back to School Tips For Parents Of Children With Disabilities(Written by Leslie Mason) Back-to-school season is stressful enough for any parent, especially if it’s a child’s first year at school. No parent feels this more than the parent of a child (or multiple children) with disabilities.

If you’re a parent with a disabled child and this is your first time sending a child to school, letting them out of your home where you can’t protect them is probably scaring you to bits.  However, if you know what to do, you can give them a good school-time experience, even if you’re not there every minute. Here are 5 back to school tips you can do to make your child’s life easier for them, and for you. [Read more...]

How To Play Safe In The Sun | Safety Tips For Summer

How To Play Safe In The Sun | Safety Tips For Summer(Written by Beth Stubbings) When the sun is shining, everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather. With most families making the most of their gardens and getting plenty of play equipment for their children to use, it is important that parents make sure that their children are safe when they’re having fun.  Make sure that your children stay safe in the garden throughout the summer by following these handy safety tips.

Powerful Parenting Quotes for Father’s Day

Powerful Parenting Quotes for Fathers Day (Written by Elle Yi) Parenting quotes could be the essential guidelines of being a parent. These include something that is learned from one generation to another. All quotes are excellent reminders that parents need to lead by example.

The provoking parenting quotes can be very powerful resources for raising a child. It may also advise us what our kids actually need

Enjoy powerful parenting quotes for father’s day to have inspiration to be the best dad and discover new parenting approaches. [Read more...]

Fatherhood: Thoughts Of A First Time British Father

Fatherhood: Thoughts Of A First Time British Father

And Red Bull. Lots of Red Bull.

(Written by Halit Bozdogan) 6 weeks ago, I joined that proud fraternity of men who all share one thing in common; fatherhood. Alfie James was born healthy and he was born happy. I’m not going to go through the entire labour. It was an intense experience and I was a mixture of things at that point. Tired being the majority. Unshowered also being right up there. Of course, I’m not saying that my partner had it easy. Of course not, she was a trooper. What she did was amazing. She pushed a little person out of her and into the world. That takes more than courage. It takes character.

So it’s 6 weeks on. And I know it sounds like a cliché but it’s really flown by. A good solid night’s sleep is now a teasing mistress who infrequently calls. But I’m still pumped on the whole experience. I’m ridiculously happy. It’s difficult sure. Those night time feeds can really take it out of you. Luckily, when you’re in a relationship, you can deal with it because your workload is often cut 50%. So we take turns. I’m happy to do 2am feed as I don’t get to sleep until around midnight anyway, so it feels like I’ve not really gotten any sleep. After that, my partner takes over, allowing me 4-5 hours rest. [Read more...]

Teaching Your Kids to “Respect Mom”

(Written by David Grey) We all want to have children that show respect. We want our children to share, we want them to use their manners, and we want them to be nice to everyone they come into contact with. Having respect his/her mom is not something that we’re born with—it’s something that needs to be taught. Because of this, it’s up to you as the parent to teach your child how to be respectful. So how exactly do you teach your child to show respect? Parents can use the following tips.

  • Leading by Example with Love and Integrity

Teaching Your Kids to Respect Mom

If you want your kids to show respect, you need to show respect. Make sure that you’re always courteous to the other people in your home, and make sure that you’re always courteous to people you come into contact with.

Your children watch your every move, and if they notice that you say “please” and “thank you” consistently, they’ll also start to do the same. Simply parents have to earn their respect from children.  [Read more...]