With the increasing popularity of DNA testing I decided to satisfy my curiosity and jump on the DNA bandwagon. The results were both interesting and surprising.
Recently, after my mother moved from the old family house I became the proud owner of all the family photo albums. I was lucky enough that my grandmother and my mother would put their pictures into albums fairly quickly, because not that long ago, it was very expensive...
A lot of responsibility comes with raising a child and, when one is suddenly thrust into single parenthood, it can feel doubly overwhelming. As a single parent, a person must act as both mom and dad and it can be a huge and challenging balancing act.
The reality is kids will need to have a full understanding of computing and the Internet. Parents today can no longer effectively shield their kids from being online in today's world.
There are generally two schools of thought on whether or not kids should get an allowance. Some families opt to provide their children with a basic spending allowance in exchange for chores, and others feel that an allowance dissuades from the idea that all members of a family should learn how to contribute to the household.
It is not uncommon for single parents to find themselves getting a little frazzled with the pressure of the day to day household tasks with no one else to share this responsibility with. As a single parent, taking care of yourself is probably the last thing on your mind.
It's no fun having the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the typical pre-packaged sidekicks in your lunch box every single day. I'd like to share some slightly healthier family favorites that we packed in our kids' school lunches over the years.
As a new father, I learned quickly that baby books really only cover the big picture. There's a lot of nuance to parenting, and a lot of helpful little hints that can really save you a lot of time in the long run. These are 5 things that I've learned as a new father that I feel everyone who has children or is planning on having children should know.