Guest Post: Can You Afford To Purchase An Investment Property?

My husband and I buy rental homes and have been looking to buy an additional one for the last few months.  Every time we find one that we are interested in, someone comes along and scoops it out from under us.  Our long term goal is to own enough properties where we can live off the monthly rental income, but we do not want to buy an additional home bad enough to overpay for one right now.  We are waiting for the "right home" to come along at the … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 5 Things To Look For In A Vehicle For Families On The Go

Choosing the perfect car to suit the demands of busy families on the go can be challenging.  After all, it's difficult to meet the needs of adults and a brood of growing, active children all in the same place.  If you're shopping for a new vehicle for your family, here are five major things that you'll want to consider before making your purchase. 5. Safety Above All Else is Your Key … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Tips For Encouraging Healthy Friendships

Enjoy the following guest post: One of the biggest joys of life no matter who you are is meeting new people with shared interests and developing great friendships based on those things. Because as it is said, you can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends. And if you choose your friends wisely, the friends you keep in life are able to give you invaluable advice and support, challenge you to think differently, celebrate with you … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Teens Need Recreation At Home

So, the kids are now at an age where sticky fingers are no longer an issue and they've become teenagers with habits that sometimes we'd much rather forget about and they need things to do with their friends.  Make your home the 'in' place to be with a games room to entertain the whole family.  Of course, the method in your madness is that you will still have your adult time and the teens can be teens in the comfort of their own home and the best … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Making Motherhood Easy with 5 Gadgets and Apps

I don't know about you, but I depend heavily on my smart phone to get me through the day.  I received this guest post in my mail today and thought you could benefit from it, so enjoy! As most new mothers learn pretty quickly, anything that will help make your life that little bit easier during those first few sleepless days (or years…) can be an absolute god-send.  Well, we live in the digital age so it would be rude not to reap the rewards of … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Mom’s New Year’s Resolution To Her Piano

One Mom’s New Year’s Resolution to Her Piano Three months have passed since we declared our New Year’s resolutions. I can proudly report that this is the first one I have successfully been able to keep. The year before I swore to get more exercise. I had all the best intentions to follow through with a promise I made to myself to improve my cardiovascular system by taking up jogging. But after four days of jogging in the morning I trailed off … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 5 Fun Blogs for Mom

Being a mom is a thankless job.  That’s why you should take some time for yourself each day to get a good laugh and read helpful hints to make your life easier.  There are several mommy blogs that can help you do this.  Take a look at these five fun blogs for mom. Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva Image via Imgur.com At 25, Susan was a young professional in the corporate world, but her life is a lot different now at the age of 33.  She … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Introduce Swimming Lessons At Home

Best ways to introduce swimming lessons early at home Swimming is a useful skill that’s best learned at a young age. That’s because water is a fascinating element. Even babies and toddlers are not immune to its attraction, and this can present a safety issue. Fortunately, even very young children can be taught to swim. With the proper instruction, young children can become adept enough in the water to keep themselves safe. As interesting as … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Protect Your Kids – 5 Ways to Teach Them to Dive Safely

Protect Your Kids - 5 Ways to Teach Them to Dive Safely A young child sees one of his friends do a cannonball off the end of the diving board at the family pool.  Excited to try it himself, he runs to the end of the pool, climbs on the board and runs to the end of it.  Is anything wrong with this picture?  There are several possible concerns about this scenario, which brings up 5 ways to make sure your child is diving safely. 1) Make sure the … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Facts About Invisible Illnesses

I have never heard the term "invisible illnesses" until I read the following guest post that found itself into my inbox. Guest Post:  10 Things about Invisible Illness You May Not Know Even when you know a person for a long time, there is always something left to discover about their day to day activities that you are not aware of.  Do they have invisible illnesses that you are unaware of?  If you come to understand their illness, it can … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Top 3 Criminal Law Series Not Suited for Children

I have to say that I love watching the Criminal shows on television and often watch them when the kids are in the room with me.  I haven't ever thought anything of that and do always change the channel if something inappropriate starts to develop.  I received this guest post and thought I'd share this info with you concerning the criminal law shows that many of us love to watch. Guest Post:  Top 3 Criminal Law Series Not Suited for … [Read more...]

Guest Post: What Your Sleeping Style Says About You

I received the following guest post in my email and had to share it with you.  Read through this post and find out what your sleeping style says about you - Enjoy! There have been various studies in the past years, explaining how our sleeping style is connected to our personality.  Though there are some differences in how the researchers analyze each sleeping position, they agree that there are four main sleeping styles: fetal position, sleeping … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Children to be Budget-Conscious

I believe all children should learn to be budget conscious, so I thought this would be a great guest post to share with you today. When the U.S. fell into the worst recession in decades, everyone was quick to point fingers and place blame.  Blame the banks for lending money to people who shouldn't have passed credit.  Blame the government for failing to regulate Wall Street.  Blame the people who chose to live beyond their means.  Maybe none of … [Read more...]

Guest Post: How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

I have been thinking about my New Year's Resolution, so when this guest post came in, I thought I'd share it with you.  Have you kept your resolution so far? How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions By the time the frantic holiday of Christmas is over, we’ve overspent, overeaten and certainly overworked.  With January looming like a shiny fresh start, it’s no wonder we all make our New Year’s Resolutions with well-intended promises to … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Home Cooked Meals

Enjoy the following guest post:  "Make a Little Room for Those Home Cooked Meals." With the best will in the world many of us (especially during the New Year period) try to live and eat as healthily as we can. Or at least we try to incorporate a healthier lifestyle into the mix. It's not always an easy task to accomplish as the convenience of fast food restaurants, take away outlets and frozen meals are often enticing. Frozen meals are a … [Read more...]

Guest Post: The Perfect Baby Shoes

I found the following guest post in my email today and thought I'd share it with you - enjoy! There are few things more pleasurable in life than buying for a baby, whether it’s your own or someone else’s.  Baby shoes are especially cute, looking like miniature versions of grown up shoes, with sweet, soft soles.  While shopping for little ones is undoubtedly a joy, it can quickly become expensive.  The good news is that baby shoes and booties … [Read more...]