Setting a Good Example: 4 Strategies to Teach Your Kids About Finance

As parents, we want more for our children than we have. However, teaching our kids how to achieve this kind of success in a tall order. And unfortunately, when it comes to the ever-practical subject of personal finance, traditional education curriculum fails to cover the topic at the length that it deserves ....more

Book Review: Barefoot at Midnight by Roxanne St. Claire

It’s funny how life works really. A year ago I emailed an author I admire and respect and told her how much I loved her latest book (Barefoot with a Bodyguard) and that I had finished my own romance novel and wasn’t sure where to go with my career. I admitted to her for the first time that I’d always wanted to write romance novels, I don’t know why I’d never told her before because we had known each other for...more

Barefoot Bay Kindle Worlds brought to you by Roxanne St. Claire

Barefoot Bay Kindle World Brought to you by Roxanne St. Claire Welcome to Barefoot Bay Kindle World, a whole new way to...more

How to Keep Your Kids Active Outdoors This Summer

If you want your kids to be healthy, get them active by having fun playing outdoors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that obesity has increased by more than two times in children in the past 30 years and has quadrupled in adolescents. Children and teens should be getting at least one hour or more of physical activity per day, according to the CDC, because childhood obesity increases risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, joint problems and many more health issues ....more

Kids & Social Media: Is Your Family Protected?

Children on average start to explore the Web and join social media sites at age 9, according to The Social Age survey of parents and 8-16 year olds by Knowthenet. By age 10, 59 percent of children have used social media, and more than 50 percent of underage children sign up for Facebook. Social media activity exposes children and teens to risks such as online bullying, negative comments, online predators and even “Facebook depression.” Parents know they must be proactive to safeguard their children (and teens) online, but starting at what age and how? ...more

Car Preparation Tips For Long-Distance Travel

When I was a kid our family vacations were always a family road trip, usually a camping trip. For us that meant my dad would hook up the camper to his old pick up truck and then we would inevitably spend several hours waiting for him to get the lights on the camper to work properly so we could leave. I can remember many times we had car trouble along the way ....more

Yikes It’s Hot! Protect Your Kids From The Sun

Keeping the kids safe from the seasonal changes whether it is the extreme heat or the chilly winters, is a matter of concern for all parents. You can compromise on your own skin care needs but never on your child’s. However, even though the summer season brings with it the risk of sunburns and strokes, outdoor time for you and your family is a MUST! ...more

5 Tips on Creating a Safe Backyard for Your Kids

Backyards are beautiful and inviting places for kids to play and hang out with family and friends. However, many yards contain both hidden and obvious dangers — everything from rickety decks and unfenced pools to lawn equipment and poisonous plants. To make sure your backyard is a fun and safe sanctuary for your kids (and your pets, too), check out the following tips: Check the Playground Equipment Kids are drawn to tire swings, slides and swing sets like moths to a flame ....more

Coffee IS Healthy: 5 Research Backed Reasons Moms Should Drink More Coffee

It’s not easy being a mom. I can’t say that I would know (being a guy and all), but by remembering the exhausted look on my mom’s face after many long days, I can tell how demanding it can be. Apart from the occasional glass of wine, there is another beverage that helps to save women from the exhausting work of momming: coffee ....more