There is no doubt that social media for students is now one of the most influential sources of news and opinion in the world. Many of us can’t go through the morning without checking Facebook updates, or Twitter feeds a couple of times. Some celebrate this development and the freedom of expression that comes with it. Others talk about the evils of social media on society and the hidden dangers … Continue Reading
Back in 2013, I remember reading an article detailing how a 94 year old senior was keeping herself stress-free, positive and physically healthy simply by practicing yoga.
At the time, I must admit that my first thoughts were that this was just a lie to hype up yoga and make more people buy into it. However, after hours of researching and skimming through different pieces of information, I came to … Continue Reading
There are conflicting views on the addictive nature of marijuana and the effect that pot has on the body and brain. Regardless, many come to a point in their lives when they choose to stop.
February 22 is just around the corner, which means that National Margarita Day is fast approaching! It’s the day when the margarita, one of America’s favorite drinks, gets to be celebrated in the way it deserves.
Whether you like the classic three-ingredient Margarita or you want it infused with bold and exciting new flavors; on the rocks or frozen; with salt, sugar or any other spice on the rim.… Continue Reading
Homeschooling is definitely on the rise for many different reasons. Some feel like their children would flourish better in a home environment while others simply want to ensure that their children’s religious beliefs stay intact. Whatever your reason, it can be a daunting task to undertake.
Below are some helpful tips to point you in the right direction and make sure that you are helping your students in every possible … Continue Reading
Your time is very precious. We live in a fast-paced life. Make every second count. Yoga is designed to create openness and space in your body, and ultimately give you back your sense of time and perspective.
Parents know that one of the hardest things to handle in the house is a child who is a fussy eater. Children who are fussy eaters will more often than not, dislike certain foods because of the color, texture or even shape of the food.
However, according to experts, fussy eating is a regular part of a child’s development. The good news is that as children grow older, their eating … Continue Reading
First things first, I am a mother and a wife to a deployed soldier, and I am proud of it. Secondly, I must admit that despite the immense pride I have in being a military spouse, it was very hard for me to cope with his deployment.
I was being left alone to parent our son (who was only two months old at the time) and also because I … Continue Reading
As you may already know, I am a huge believer in homeschooling and as such, I am always on the look-out for new and better curriculums. Recently, I discovered Wayfarers History, and I must admit I fell in love with it.
Wayfarers history comprises of 4 complete program guides; Ancient History, Medieval History, Revolution History and Modern History. These programs cover a wide range of subjects from pre-kindergarten to grade … Continue Reading
Fruit Popsicles Summer Recipe
With the long, hot school vacation ahead of us, I have found myself considering summer recipe to keep kids cool and refreshed. The easy option for most parents is to get a pack of store-bought popsicles and some ice creams to keep in the freezer.
I don’t mind the kids having one as an occasional treat if we were on a day out to the beach … Continue Reading
Berean Builders, a set of science texts for elementary school children by Dr. Jay L. Wile, who is known for his Apologia series for upper grades. If you’re a homeschooling parent looking for an exceptional science curriculum for your elementary school age children, the Berean Builders series comes with my highest recommendation.
It will be especially helpful for you if you want your kids to experience a … Continue Reading
Math Works textbooks are the perfect choice for homeschooling moms, especially if your child needs some extra review and practice with key concepts. Available only for grades 5 and 6, the texts are a remediation course for pupils who have had trouble in mathematics up to grade 4.
Being a stay-at-home mom of young children is not simply hard work, it is a full time job that deserves a little mandatory holiday thrown in. The idea of a Momcation may sound terrifying when your kids are small, especially if you have never been separated from them for longer than a day in Kindergarten, but temporary separation could do you both the world of good.
Take a step back … Continue Reading
Did you know that meaningfulness is better than happiness?
Did you know that a meaningful life makes you productive, focused and feel confident at its least?
Yes! The pursuit of meaning is a guarantee of living a unique life. Studies have revealed that yoga is the secret to finding meaning in your life? How? It is not just a routine exercise: it goes beyond just burning calories. Read on to … Continue Reading
For fifteen years, my hubby and I have been sleeping on a spring mattress. However, we recently both agreed that it was time to buy a new mattress. We opted for a new queen mattress we found online.
All of them we bought online, because you can return them risk-free (check out SleepDelivered.com for an exhaustive list of mattresses available online).
Eventually, we both unanimously agreed on one, the “… Continue Reading
How I Medicated to Deal With 9/11
Something happens to people when tragedy strikes; some people break, others cower in fear yet the majority of people who live through the tragedy are made stronger by it.
Such is the case of a large percentage of Americans in the aftermath of 9/11. During the collapse of the Twin Towers, we all felt as though our comfortable and safe world had come … Continue Reading
I used to be a daily practitioner of yoga and meditation a few years ago. Now that sleep deprivation and morning sickness have become part of my past, I am confident and ready to embrace this craft once more.
This time around, however, I am focused on making it part of my routine instead of simply passing it out as just another one-off form of exercise for when I have … Continue Reading
Between all the sorority mixers, club meetings, games, and internships, it’s difficult for college kids these days to find time to study. But what’s a girl to do when the clock strikes midnight and she hasn’t begun to study for her 9 a.m. exam the next day?
Enter: study drugs.
Many college level and high school students have discovered a dangerous solution to better and more intense concentration, it’s … Continue Reading
When I started searching for educational apps to help me homeschool my now-tweens, I realized there are probably more apps out there than kids who are home-schooled.
There are more than a thousand applications related to learning and teaching, actually. However, not all of them are appropriate for homeschooling parents.
In a bid to make the life of other homeschooling parents easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the … Continue Reading