Creative Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Moms today are hipper, more active, and younger at heart than our moms were at “that age”. So why give them the same old Mother’s Day gift? This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14. Put some thought into it now, and you just may be able to surprise your mom with the perfect gift. Instead of falling back on the standard Mother’s Day present of flowers, give her something as unique and special as she is. After all, she’s your mom. She’s always been there for you regardless of what she had going on in her own life, and she’s always put your needs before hers. Give her something worthy of … [Read more...]

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Baby, It’s a Wild World: Smartphone Apps That Fight Anxiety in Grownups and Kids

Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the US, with 40 million American adults being affected. But the real shocking news is that anxiety disorders are estimated to affect a huge one in eight children, leaving them at a much higher risk of performing badly at school and abusing drugs as they get older. Many people don’t take childhood anxiety as seriously as perhaps they should, often putting it down to "just a phase all kids go through". No one should have to live with a debilitating anxiety disorder, least of all a child, and the world of technology has responded. … [Read more...]

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WILD KRATTS: PANDA-MONIUM Released on DVD Today!

Day 2 of Spring Break just ended, and I'm already dreading sending my daughter back to school next week. I miss having her home with me, and I can't wait for this school year to end. We will be homeschooling next year, and I can't wait to spend my days with both of my girls again! This year I decided not to plan some big family trip or to schedule out our days. We're going with the flow and enjoying our break. Yesterday we spent most of the day outside in the sunshine, but it left us all a little sunburned and drained today. This morning Ellie asked if we could have an indoor day, and I was … [Read more...]

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4 Tips to Help Your Child Cope With Childhood Anxiety

Childhood anxiety can be brought on by many things, and for most parents, it’s a heartbreaking feeling to know their child is upset but not know how to help. It can also lead to frustration, arguments, meltdowns, and hurt feelings, which won’t help either the child or the parent feel good about themselves. When anxiety rears its head in a public place, there might be tears and embarrassment, too, which can make family outings very stressful. You may already know that the worst thing you can say to your child when he’s feeling anxious is to “get over it”. This is because anxiety affects our … [Read more...]

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The Race Is On: Fashion Tips for the Cheltenham Festival

I grew up around plenty of horses. I received my first pony at 11 months old. My dad and grandpas always had horses, and I loved riding so much. When I was a teenager I started following horse racing, and it has been a dream of mine to attend a big horse racing event. One festival that's on my bucket list is the Cheltenham Festival. Four days of racing, lots of money and an absolutely electric atmosphere, it sounds like an absolutely awesome experience. Originating in 1860, the Cheltenham Festival is one of the best horse racing festivals in the world, and it takes place this … [Read more...]

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