The Unspoken Epidemic of Opiate Addiction

Opiate overdose is such a problem in the U.S. that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has labeled it an epidemic. Everyday, about 44 people will be prescribed an opioid for pain management. Some of them will become addicted. Prescription drugs are just as dangerous as other illegal drugs, if not more so. … [Read more…]

Have Recent Record Rainfalls Made You Reconsider the Safety of Your Home?

The record rain amounts are frightening. And though you intentionally built your house on a higher lot to avoid the threat of rising groundwater, that same caution that you took when building has forced you to look at further water proofing solutions for your walkout basement. The fact that the news seems too frequently to … [Read more…]

Finding A Preschool For Your Child The Basics

Preschool. In the past, it wasn’t considered all that necessary. But in recent years, school has become more and more competitive. Everything from elementary school to middle school and high school comes with a set of requirements for gifted programs — and private schools are doubly competitive. Preschool is a part of that competition. For … [Read more…]

Look Autumnal and Awesome in Adult Onesie Pajamas!

Summer is winding down, and September is right around the corner. School will soon be back in session and the chillier weather is well on its way. Although the seemingly endless list of school supplies might be on your mind, shopping for back-to-school clothing can be an enjoyable task. The typical American household spends approximately … [Read more…]

Red Cross Donations Are Necessary in Times of Natural Disasters

Another Sunday night. The kids are in bed, your husband is upstairs reading, and you have just finished organizing the refrigerator so that it will be easier in the morning. The top shelf is full of nutritious choices for breakfast. The bottom drawers are full of just packed containers of healthy fruits and vegetables for … [Read more…]

The Current State of the Housing Market and How Millennials Will Make a Big Difference

According to Reuters, existing U.S. home sales declined more than expected in July after four straight months of steady increases. However, the rise in prices indicated that the housing market is still going strong. Sales declined 3.2%, reaching an annual rate of 5.39 million units in July. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) blames the … [Read more…]

Want to Give Back But Have No Money? Try Donating Your Gently Used Clothing!

Giving back — either within your community or in a larger scope — always feels good. Knowing that you’re paying forward your good fortune and helping someone in need is uplifting and fosters a sense of community and connection to the larger world. You also set a good example for your peers and children and … [Read more…]

Is Your School Looking for a Way to Help the Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts?

Red Cross Pickup locations across Texas and Northern Louisiana are busier than normal. Recent articles about the strain of school districts to get students back to class in the southern part of Louisiana have encouraged local residents to do what they can to help the flood relief efforts. With more than a year’s worth of … [Read more…]

4 Discipline Tips That Will Help Any Parent With the Terrible Twos

Any parent with a toddler understands that sometimes it feels as if you are raising a teenager trapped in a toddler’s body. Especially if they are going through the terrible twos and have a penchant for toddler screaming tantrums. Dealing with terrible twos behavior doesn’t have to be stressful as long as you stay consistent … [Read more…]