Using Social Media For Students To Improve Their Educational Studies

Using Social Media For Students To Improve Their Educational Studies

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 on seemingly harmless sites.

The debate becomes more heated when we speak of the influence of social media in the classroom. There is a divide between those that want to see all phones put away at the start of the class and those that want to utilize social media as a learning tool. So, which side is right?… Continue Reading

Seven Health Benefits of Yoga For Women After 50’s

Seven Health Benefits of Yoga For Women After 50’s

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 a conclusion that I would start practicing yoga.

I also made a commitment to enroll my mother, who is way past her 50’s, in yoga classes too. It is now more than three years since we both started yoga classes and I must admit we have both reaped some benefits.… Continue Reading

I Finally Quit Using Pot – Now What?

I Finally Quit Using Pot – Now What?

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.

When applying for a new job and the person makes it passed the interview then there is the drug screening. A smoker may panic how to get THC out of my hair to pass the drug test.

Others quit because of changes in relationships or additions to the family. Others only want to “outgrow” the habit.… Continue Reading

Perfect Frozen Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Perfect Frozen Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

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

Nine Helpful Tips For Homeschooling Your Children To Success

Nine Helpful Tips For Homeschooling Your Children To Success

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 way.… Continue Reading

Busy Moms Practice Yoga Poses At Home To Stay In Shape And Relax

Busy Moms Practice Yoga Poses At Home To Stay In Shape And Relax

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.

Practicing yoga sometimes can seem like a luxury and time-consuming. However, the way we live our lives, the time you spend practicing yoga also has to be done in the best to use of your time. This is because there is no need of doing something that has no positive results.

Yoga is a personal journey. It is an outer and inner expression of your daily needs to be fit, be healthy and feel happy. In fact, the more you practice yoga and make it part of your lifestyle, the more you realize … Continue Reading

3 Easy Recipes For Fussy Children

3 Easy Recipes For Fussy Children

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 habits become more regular and they become less fussy.… Continue Reading

7 Parenting Tips From The Wife Of A Deployed Soldier

7 Parenting Tips From The Wife Of A Deployed Soldier

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 missed his emotional support. I remember getting so overwhelmed and sometimes, even feeling like a single mother.… Continue Reading

Wayfarers History Curriculum

Wayfarers History Curriculum

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 12.… Continue Reading

Summer Recipe For Healthy Fruit Popsicles

Summer Recipe For Healthy Fruit Popsicles

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 or an amusement park. What I don’t want is them constantly eating all that sugar and those additives every time they play out in the garden.

My solution was to look into making my own fruit popsicles to give them something little healthier. These frozen treats with real fruits and yogurt or fruit juice are a big hit.… Continue Reading

Homeschooling Science Courses For Grades 1-6

Homeschooling Science Courses For Grades 1-6

Homeschooling Science

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 Christian approach to science education. At present, the there are 4 books in the series. An additional book is currently being written, and the complete series will have a total of 5 books. The science textbooks will cover, the beginning of science, ancient world history of science, the scientific revolution, historical scientific concepts, and finally the industrial age.… Continue Reading

MathWorks! Textbook Review For Grades 5-6

MathWorks! Textbook Review For Grades 5-6

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.

Created by the same company that produces the Singapore Math and Primary Mathematics texts, the Math Works books review the foundation and concepts taught in primary mathematics, but they also introduce new concepts, albeit more slowly than in the standard Primary Mathematics books. Because of these factors, students who previously used another company’s textbooks for primary mathematics can be successful with the Math Works textbooks. Though they proceed more slowly through concepts than other Singapore Math textbooks do, they cover the … Continue Reading

Should You Go On Vacation By Yourself? A Momcation?

Should You Go On Vacation By Yourself? A Momcation?

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 from the chaos and anxiety of being a Mom, put their father in charge for the week and relax with some much needed “you” time.… Continue Reading

Make Your Life More Meaningful By Using Yoga

Make Your Life More Meaningful By Using Yoga

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 get the gist on how yoga helps you to find the purpose in your life and the environment that surrounds you.… Continue Reading

Reviewing the Leesa Mattress

Reviewing the Leesa Mattress

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 “Leesa” mattress. Remember Goldilocks? Well, I am actually starting to feel a bit like her; having three beds and all. All the same, getting enough and sufficient sleep is extremely important to me, and more so if you fall under the category of “busy moms” like I do.… Continue Reading

Always Remember (v2)

Always Remember (v2)

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 to an abrupt, cruel end. Especially those who lost loved ones in the attacks.

As an American, I feel as if all the lives lost on that fateful day were close loved ones to me. At the very least, we were kindred spirits, all minding our own business and living in the greatest country in the world.

The big question … Continue Reading

The 6 Best Yoga Poses for Kids

The 6 Best Yoga Poses for Kids

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 free time (which is never).

I must admit, I am finally approaching that stage in my life where my children have developed an interest in Yoga and greatly lost interest in interrupting my sessions.

In as much as this might seem like good news, there is still a lot of jumping and pulling of hair taking place during my sessions. … Continue Reading

Do Study Drugs Work As Advertised?

Do Study Drugs Work As Advertised?

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 ‘study drugs’.

Studying With Chemicals

Study drugs refer to legal prescription stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall that are inappropriately used in order to increase a person’s general focus as well as their productivity for the sole reason to study better.

four most popular study drugs
The 4 most popular study drugs

Also known as ‘smart drugs’, these pills are usually prescribed to treat real issues … Continue Reading

Top 5 Apps for Home Schooling Parents

Top 5 Apps for Home Schooling Parents

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 best homeschooling apps I use – based on usefulness, ratings and recommendations.… Continue Reading

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