How to Best Prepare Your Finances for An Emergency

Job loss, a health crisis, car problems, or even a sick pet are all examples of emergencies that may crop up and require you to spend a few hundred or a few thousand dollars. It's best to plan ahead so you know what the alternatives are if the crisis happens. You may have a few options. Create an Emergency Fund Ideally, you already have an emergency fund. This is savings that you can get to easily that usually amounts to about three to six months' worth of your income. If you don't, … [Read more...]

Encouraging Your Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors

When our children are very young, they love to spend time outside. They play in the mud, kick balls around, and love nothing more than a trip to the playground. They don’t need much to keep them happy outdoors, and if anything, getting them to come back in is the biggest challenge. Then they get a little older and the pull of TV screens, consoles, tablets, and smartphones starts to grow. They spend more and more time inside and as parents, we worry about how much time they spend on screens, … [Read more...]

World Book Day, April 23

CELEBRATE READING FOR PLEASURE! Packed with TEACHING RESOURCES, INFORMATION, IDEAS and INSPIRATION as well as amazing COMPETITIONS you’ll find everything here to encourage and celebrate reading for pleasure for all ages, all year round. WORLD BOOK DAY is celebrated April 23. World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural … [Read more...]

National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19-26

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. This year RESOLVE is urging the infertility community to spread the message “You are not alone.” Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age and can be a very isolating disease to face. Just hearing “You are not alone” can help in so many ways. To participate in … [Read more...]

Maternal Health Education must be Prioritized Globally

What is Maternal Health Education? The WHO states "Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period." Each stage should be a positive experience, ensuring women and their babies reach their full potential for health and well-being." Although important progress has been made in the last two decades, in 2020, the global maternal mortality ratio was 152 deaths per 100,000 live births; this number is unacceptably high. Every pregnancy and … [Read more...]

Feb 6 – International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. WHO is committed to the elimination of female genital mutilation within a generation and is focusing on advocacy, research and guidance for health professionals and health … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Helping Your Child Get to Sleep

Despite how much they resist giving into it, sleep is just as essential for growing children as it is for adults. Parents trying to help a child that struggles to sleep or fights it on principal can easily find themselves frustrated and overwhelmed when sleep still doesn’t come for their youngsters. There are, however, a few simple tricks that can help you put your child’s sleep troubles behind you. These 10 tips may be just what you’re looking for, and can have your child sleeping … [Read more...]

Qualities You Will Need to Become a Great School District Leader

A good school district leader has the potential to impact thousands of lives throughout their career. Education is a vital part of raising healthy, capable young people and the decisions made by senior education professionals ripple out further than can be measured. This is why school district leaders, especially those working within areas of high population density, are such important people. If you possess the following attributes and personality traits, it is worth considering taking the … [Read more...]

Money and Love vs Love of Money: Kids 101

Teaching children the value of money may be one of the daunting experiences that all parents face as this lesson may reflect the behavior of the parent themselves. For those that manage their funds well and live in abundance, this activity may be a simple exercise in the power of example; but, for those that struggle to make ends meet, this lesson will require some serious creativity. Teaching kids about money is one of the best educational foundations parents can provide. Trips to the … [Read more...]

Children’s Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Disorders in Children and Youth Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. The good news is that early diagnosis and treatment lead to better outcomes for children later in life. Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, which cause distress and problems getting through … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons Of Foster Care

When you are deciding whether you want to foster a child or not, you may be interested in the many pros and cons of fostering and foster care for both you and the child in question. Here is everything that you need to know before you commit yourself to bringing a foster child into your family. Pros · One of the biggest advantages of becoming a foster parent is that you will be able to improve the quality of life of a child who is in need. You will be able to help them to have a brighter … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Surviving Your First Holiday Post-Divorce

The Holidays are here and one should give a good college try to enjoy this New Year Season. For all the Women of our World that are starting over in their lives through this time of year, the following tips may offer some solace. There's no way to get around it:   Cheer and glad tidings surround you during the holidays, but chances are you don't feel very festive. In fact, you probably feel more alone than ever, especially if you find yourself at a party surrounded by couples. How can you … [Read more...]

A Guide to Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes are a handy piece of equipment that is a staple to our daily routines. Some people have electronic toothbrushes with all the fancy bells and whistles, and some have manual toothbrushes. Did you know - one is actually better than the other? Toothbrushes are not the simple bit of kit they appear to be. There's a right and wrong way of using them, the toothbrush you use matters, and some gross things are hiding in the shadows - all of which will be explored below. The Bristle Types … [Read more...]

Bucket List for Kids, 100 Tips for Fun

A Bucket List for Childhood? Sure thing. Check out these 100 things all kids should try during their childhood, and be sure to cross a few off the list before your kids grow up and only want to play on their game console. There are so many things that you can do for your kids, this list is only a small amount of things that kids should do. But there are things like getting them Play Your Court Tennis Lessons for kids or learning how to ride a bike. Whatever you get for your kid, just know … [Read more...]

10 Pets Not to Adopt if Planning a Family

While most will choose more traditional animals like cats or dogs, there’s a chance that their tastes will run a bit more towards the exotic. In some cases, some smaller pets may even seem like a better choice to parents who aren’t aware of the drawbacks that some common choices bring to the table. These 10 pets are among those that you won’t want to adopt if you’re planning to have children in the near future, or if you already have little ones in the house. Primates – Fictional … [Read more...]

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