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How To Help A Family Member That’s In Prison

You just got a devastating call from your only brother. Your brother was arrested and he needs your help. You can hear the fear in his voice. When you hung up the phone you felt terrible. Your heart felt like it broke into a million pieces, you felt so helpless. How could something this horrible happen in your family? The first thing you need to do is relax, take a deep breath. You aren't helpless because y ...

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Preparing Your Family If Disaster Strikes; Are you Ready?

If your family does not have a plan in place for a disaster striking, then I recommend you come up with one as soon as possible. I have been involved in the insurance industry for over 16 years now, and have traveled around the world, seeing the results of many disasters. I have seen firsthand what a horrible storm or fire can do to a family, or even community. This is why I am so passionate about sharing i ...

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How Safe Is Car Sharing

Car sharing as a method of commuting to work is on the rise. Specialist website www.liftshare.com reported a 13 per cent rise in the practice between the first and second half of 2011. Car sharing has economic and environmental advantages, but how safe is car sharing and how can it be made safer? Environmental Impact A recent study by a leading car sharing site shows that their users registered mileage figu ...

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Surviving Rejection

There are few life experiences that are as painful as relationship rejection. It is so painful, in fact, that many people immediately start withdrawing from their partners at the first hint of possible rejection. This is because people make the mistake of allowing others to determine their self-worth. Think about it, if you truly feel that you are worthy, another person’s actions will never have the p ...

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Cool Education Gadgets For Kids Under 10

Parents are always in search of new educational gadgets for their kids, especially during down time from school. Homeschooling parents seek these teaching aids all year! While there are a ton of educational tools out there, many are very expensive. Companies like LeapFrog manufacture wonderful teaching electronics, but not every person has the budget to fill their home with computerized goodies. But, to be ...

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What To Write – And Not To Write – In A Letter To A Soldier Overseas

If you’ve ever been away from home for an extended period of time, you know what it’s like to miss your friends, family, and normal home life. Soldiers in the military overseas are feeling the same way – multiplied by 100 (or more). Not only are soldiers homesick, they often feel lonely, afraid, or sad. Because soldiers are incredibly brave and selfless to be doing what they do, you don ...

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Six People You Never Call – But Should

The least used feature on a smartphone is the phone itself. As a nation, we simply don’t call each other anymore. We text or Facebook, and we make calls only when absolutely necessary. What’s with the phone phobia? It’s oftentimes better to actually speak with someone, yet we’re reluctant to do it. There are six people that you hardly ever call, but you really need to start. Call these people today. Your Pa ...

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4 Must-Have Apps For All Parents

As a parent, you have a great deal of responsibility. You have to make sure that your kids are healthy. You have to make sure that you're teaching them the right things and that they're growing up to be responsible. Sometimes, it's hard to remember everything or know all the answers, and thankfully, you have apps for your mobile device that can help. From chores to potty training and everything in between, ...

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Unique Ways To Say Sorry

You made a mistake, a huge mistake. And now, there’s no way out but to apologize. A simple apology is not appropriate given the graveness of your mistake. You have to make it more special, you have to make it grand. What do you have to do? Well, you need to level up the kind of your apology. Say sorry in the most unique ways. If you can spend money for it, go ahead. I won’t stop you from doing s ...

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Household Appliances That Are Common Causes Of Residential Fires

People are scared of fires because when such incidents occur, the devastation is often great. Fires can devour everything that a person has worked for his entire life. But sometimes, individuals become lax when it comes to fire safety. Many homeowners, for example, fail to fix or maintain their household appliances. It is important to realize that poor maintenance and incorrect use of common electrical gadg ...

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