Did you recently upgrade your point and shoot camera to a Digital SLR? Or have you been using a DSLR for a while now, but only in auto mode? Either way, using a DSLR camera can be quite overwhelming, especially with so many buttons, functions and menu screens. If you’re here to learn a little more about how to use your camera and take better photos, then you’re in the right place. The links below will take you step-by-step into the world of digital photography.
Everyone responsible for a child may be at risk for witnessing an anaphylaxis reaction – including parents, school staff, family, friends and doctors. Meet Dr. Herman Sharma, whose nieces prompted him to study and become an allergy specialist. Anaphylaxis – not an easy word to say, but it can be simple to control and possibly save a life if the right actions are taken promptly.
This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. We were paid for this post and received the included Carter’s clothing as compensation.
Back to school means new clothes shopping! Whether you love it or hate it, it must be done. So why not make it easy on yourself by stocking up on one brand at one store, for both your daughters and your sons? Save yourself time, money, and the hassle this year. It can be done!
Parents strive to shield their children from painful situations. We want their childhoods filled with laughter, joy, and a sense of being carefree because we all know that one day the inevitable will happen – our children will see, experience, and feel the pain from tragedies. Many times these horrible situations will be far removed from our children. It will be something they hear about at school, see on television, or read about online. There are times, however, where our children experience the unfathomable. They may still be little or they may be adults, but as parents one thing never changes: we don’t want them to ever feel that pain.
Nonetheless the world is a scary and unforgiving place. It is our job as parents to do our best to teach our children how to cope with such horrific events such as the massacre in Orlando, and how to reach beyond the initial scope of pain and hate to one of empathy and love for those most affected.
DAILY MOM SPOTLIGHT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY TIME AND BONDING: Trust us, we know the struggle all too well. Between school schedules, extracurricular activities, homework… sometimes spending time together as a family may slip off the radar. In fact, did you know that the average family in the United States spends approximately 36 minutes together as a family, every day? Now pick up your jaw off the floor, and read on about a fun new product that is a must-have for any modern day family.
Are you thinking about cloth diapering your new baby? Or, maybe you’re tired of buying boxes of expensive diapers only to see them go into the trash. Cloth diapers have made a huge comeback in recent years and for many reasons: they are environmentally friendly, relatively inexpensive, and chemical-free. They are also incredibly cute on a little baby bum and come in a variety of colors, patterns, and designs. While cloth diapers have their definite pros, any small amount of research will show you that it can easily become an overwhelming and sometimes confusing world of diapering, sending your mind in circles and wondering if you should make the leap. If you are considering cloth diapering, here are some simple things that any veteran cloth diapering mama will tell you to help you start and adjust to this new venture!
Why spend money buying a ton of different beauty products when you don’t really need all of them? We think your makeup should work as hard as you do, which is why we’re sharing some tricks on how to use your makeup to its full potential. Stop wasting money and lighten up your makeup bag — learn how to get the most out of your beauty products using these tips and tricks.
Baby showers are a time for celebration, camaraderie and sharing in love for the mom-to-be and her soon to arrive bundle of joy. Age old tradition dictates that showers must include an assortment of games to keep the guests occupied while they wait for gifts to be opened.
As you start your planning, think about what guests will be in attendance and what they will enjoy the most. A couples shower may call for more hands-on games while a group with the new mom, grandma, and aunts may be better suited to games that take place on paper.
Put away the string! No woman wants to invite her friends over to guess how big her belly is, and diapers full of chocolate are just gross! Next time you’re challenged with finding games for an upcoming shower, give some of these a try, and impress the guests with how much fun they’ll have at the celebration.
In this world of instant gratification and constant entertainment, so many old-school hobbies have fallen by the wayside. Remember the good old days when we didn’t have something electronic to keep our attention, so we had to use our imaginations or busy ourselves with something productive? Today’s generation of kids really don’t know what they’re missing. When was the last time you met a kid who spent hours upon hours seeking out a precious item to add to a collection? Or one who invests real time and energy into getting to know someone through written correspondence? Or what about a kid who is determined to master an intricate skill or craft? Now is the time to revive some of these classic hobbies that stir imaginations and foster a heart for learning!
Although we spend every day with our children, one-on-one personal moments are hard to come by given our busy schedules. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s as important to dedicate quality time with each of our children individually as it is to have date nights with our spouses. Not only does it make your child feel special, it gives the two of you a chance to get to know each other in a different light.
Motherhood can be one of the most isolating jobs on the planet. You are never alone – not even to go to the bathroom most days – yet sometimes the weight of loneliness is so heavy you can barely move. Our minds are racing, our bodies are tired, and our hearts are full. Even if you venture off into the “real world” each day, your most important job is a 24/7 gig. And those tiny bosses sticking their hands under the bathroom door are relentless and unforgiving. Sometimes us moms need someone to talk to that understands how we feel and who has been in our shoes. Every mom needs a mom tribe.
All parents of boys want them to grow up to be good men. In today’s ever-changing world, it’s easy to think that goal is harder and harder to achieve. But it’s not any harder than it has ever been. Today’s world requires different skills than a decade ago. There are things parents can do while raising boys starting when they are chubby little toddlers snuggling with you on the couch up until they’re handsome high schoolers on the cusp of embarking on their own lives.
Here are 6 tips for raising a boy in today’s world that will help guide him in the right direction to becoming a responsible, respectful adult.
Along the alluring Caribbean coastline in Mexico lies a stretch of paradise that is just perfect for romantic or family getaways. Riviera Maya offers sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, warm sun and crisp ocean breezes. If you are ready to get away from the monotony of everyday, Riviera Maya is calling your name. We discovered a remarkable beach front resort that offers everything you need and more importantly, everything you would want. Ocean Coral & Turquesa by H10 is a five-star award winning resort with exclusive amenities and options that allow you to plan your perfect vacation.
Moving, with or without kids, can be exhausting. Oftentimes when you arrive at your destination, you don’t have any of your household goods with you – the comfort of your home is missing. For kids, this transition can be even harder. Children thrive on routine and structure, so taking them out of their element can be daunting for both parents and kids.
When you are making the transition from one home to another, it is in everyone’s best interest to have a few things in your arsenal to help make everyone feel a little more comfortable while you’re on the move and at your destination.
Military families are all too familiar with traveling and moving; often times being stuck in hotels or temporary quarters for months without access to their belongings. As a result, they are quite experienced in keeping kids happy in unique situations to say the least! And that is why they are the experts.
With that in mind, today we offer some of our top moving and long-term transition tips for getting there, settling in and keeping everyone happy including our favorite gear, gadgets and activities!
Every year millions of parents around the country gear up to send their little ones off to kindergarten. Before you know it preschool graduation is over and everyone is talking about what school their child is attending the following year. It’s an exciting time for both the parents and the child, but there are always a few friends that end up staying in preschool one more year, either because they just miss the kindergarten cutoff or because their parents decided they weren’t quite ready for the rigors of “big kid” school.
Either way, kids who are in this limbo of actually ready, but aren’t quite old enough/almost ready for kindergarten sometimes get bored with the concepts taught in preschool. And any teacher will tell you that a bored child is not always a joy to have in the classroom! Children who are turning five at the beginning of the school year are often developmentally ready for higher learning concepts that may not be taught in the preschool classroom since many of their peers are not at that level. So, what is a parent to do in the meantime to keep their child engaged and continually learning while they get ready for the next school year? Below are 8 key developmental areas designed for preschoolers to work on kindergarten readiness skills that will help keep your child excited to learn!