No one needs a little extra special treatment or a little spoiling more than a new or pregnant mom! Pregnancy and newborn days are tough. Thank the new mom in your life with a Mother’s Day gift that will blow her away.
The teenage years can be a trying time. Between raging hormones, remarkable shifts in brain development, and the stress of making decisions likely to affect the rest of their lives, teens can feel as though life is putting them through the wringer. It’s no wonder they and their parents can struggle to find common ground. While some dissension and difficulty is normal, for some families, relationships and behavior can devolve in alarming ways. If you and your teen are at an impasse, whether due to failing grades, addiction, or other problems, it can feel like your situation is hopeless. It’s not. There are many paths that lead to hope when you and your teen’s relationship has run aground. Here are five of them.
It wasn’t too long ago that the patriarch in the family was considered the go-to caretaker for all things lawn-related, as it was seen as one of the ways men offset the gendered imbalance present in housework. Many men still enjoy the rigors and pleasures of yard work, but more and more women are getting in the act, too. A beautiful lawn, however, requires more than just a gender-neutral willingness to fire up the lawnmower, work the edger, and dig up dandelions with the fervor of a suburbanite dad. Here are six musts that everyone should get behind on their quest to achieve a beautiful lawn.
Considering how much our mothers do and have done for us, it seems unfair that they only get a single, nationally recognized day of appreciation. Our mothers deserve so much more, as do the women who have taught us what it means to be a good, kind and sensible human being.
Being a mother isn’t just biological. It’s about being a woman who has inspired, loved, and supported a child without any regard for themselves. Motherhood is selfless. Regardless of whether the woman you look up to is called “mom” or not, show her just how much she has awed you in these seven touching ways — whether it’s Mother’s Day or not.
Chandeliers from Lumens of any style and size make a room look elegant and grand. But if you’ve owned a chandelier for any length of time, you might have noticed that their complex shape and position makes them harder to clean and maintain, sometimes causing dust to gather and the shine to fade, taking away the aesthetic you want from your chandelier. Cleaning and maintaining a chandelier doesn’t have to be a huge chore, even for large chandeliers or high ceilings, and it doesn’t have to take a huge amount of time. Here are some tips to keep your chandeliers looking shiny and new for years to come:
One of the most difficult decisions that any parent has to make is where to send their kids to school. While local public schools are perfectly adequate for many kids, they aren’t always the best option. Regardless of the reasons why, if you’ve determined that a private school is a better choice, you then need to make another decision: private day school or boarding school?
The notion of boarding school isn’t always met with enthusiasm. There’s often a perception that boarding schools are full of wealthy kids, or kids who were troublemakers at home. Parents also often feel guilty about sending their kids to boarding school, and they are reluctant to spend so much time away from them.
However, the truth is, boarding schools aren’t always for troubled kids or kids who don’t have a great home life. In fact, there are a number of advantages to attending a boarding school that students who go to a public or day school don’t usually see.
Parents (not to mention national and international food regulation boards) tend to disagree on a number of issues regarding kids’ diets. Some veggie-loving parents contend that kids can be healthfully vegetarian (and vegan!) from a young age, while the meat-eaters argue that animal protein is the way to go. Some parents say allowing kid’s processed sweets puts them right on a path to dangerous health problems, but others maintain that some candy now and then won’t hurt.
However, one thing we should all agree upon is the terrifying, horrific evil that is soda. No matter what you call it (“pop” in the Midwest, “coke” in the South) soda has absolutely no health benefits; in fact, with each serving containing 10 teaspoons of sugar ― well over the daily recommended dose ― and the excess sodium and caffeine causing dehydration and high blood pressure, soda is conclusively awful for anyone’s health. To prevent your kids from drinking 56 gallons of soda a year like the average American, here are six steps to a soda-free life.
“The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.” ~Albert Ellis
There are two very valuable lessons about love that could be a cure for our broken relationships and dissatisfying sex lives: Love does not come made to order; and we must be willing to ask for what we want. These two common misunderstandings about the limits of our relationships can wreak havoc in the development and maturity of many long-term partnerships. Maybe it is the fault of reading too many romantic novels or being brought up in an Ozzie & Harritet-like culture of happily ever after, but the sad and happy truth of real and lasting loving relationships is that we don’t have control over how other people love us. This truth becomes very clear when it’s combined with the belief that other people should know what we feel (or want) from love without having to tell them – and suddenly – the brokenness of our collective love lives.
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You’ve probably noticed that, here at Daily Mom, we absolutely love traveling. Especially when it’s safe, convenient and affordable. And when you can also travel supporting a great cause at the same time, it’s not something we’d want to keep all to ourselves. This month, in an effort to support the fight against breast cancer, Megabus.com is donating $1 per ticket to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and we’re here to tell you how you can contribute!
We all do our best to put away a bit of cash throughout the year so that the holiday rush doesn’t catch us off guard. But then life gets in the way; the car needs new tires or the washing machine breaks down, and we’re back to square one. So if you could do with a little extra cash in the run up to December 25th this year, then here are a few ideas that could help you raise some helpful funds.
If you’re a nursing or soon-to-be mom, the changes your body has made throughout your pregnancy are surely making your skin suffer. Stretch marks, dehydrated and dull skin are the usual suspects, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Since we’re always on the lookout for the best products for moms here at Daily Mom, today we’re bringing you a new skincare line from the creators of the original Boppy Pillow to protect you against stretch marks and give you the nursing relief you’ve been looking for!
Winter is coming in most parts of the country and for the majority of people it is a very depressing time of the year. Many people think that winter blues are normal, but Seasonal Affective Disorder is a major depressive syndrome with clinical manifestations. Don’t let the winter blues get you down by following these tips.
Your children are probably super excited to finally go out trick or treating, especially after planning and preparing for Halloween all this time. All these Halloween festivities are simply not the same without some family fun mixed in, don’t you think? So for this month, we’ve come up with yet another great suggestion: take your family out for some fun at Chuck E. Cheese’s family restaurant. With delicious foods and fun activities for all, it’s guaranteed to bring you the best Halloween family experience this year.
We spoke previously about the Box Tops for Education™ program, however, sometimes the process beyond collecting them can be confusing and daunting. Today we will give you a quick, step-by-step on how to redeem your Box Tops for Education™ to start immediately benefitting your school of choice!