Going to School in the Military

Joining the military is a big step in life. And it takes a lot of commitment. Being able to serve your country and protect its people is one of the most exciting and influential things you may ever do in life, but it’s definitely not easy. Being in the military means that you’ll need to…

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PTSD and its effects on combat veterans

Any form of trauma can cause someone to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, this condition is most commonly associated with combat veterans due the horrific nature of their duty. Understanding the effects PTSD has on veterans is one of the best ways of helping them deal with their symptoms.  A Nightmare Scenario…

Preventing The Spread of COVID-19 And Other Illnesses Is Easy As The Click Of A Button

Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Employers should respond in a way that takes into account the level of disease transmission in their communities and revise their business response plans as needed. Employers should follow the White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a phased approach based on…

Gardening faux pas’: How to avoid the classic mistakes

It is something of a seasonal pastime and when it comes to the brink of spring, it is certainly not uncommon to see households around the country paying some much-needed attention to their garden. As much as it might seem simple at the time, as anyone who has “tried” gardening will testify it can quite…

Protecting America One Person At A Time On Time And On Budget

School shootings have shaken the United States in recent years. Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Parkland are horrific examples of tragedies involving weapon-toting perpetrators. The armed offenders were either students at the school or visitors who forced entry into the building. Increased mass violence is shocking and unsettling, robbing U.S. families, as well as…

7 Tax Tips for Your Home Business

7 Tax Tips for Your Home Business

Did you just start a home business? Do you need some tips on what is required for your income tax? The following ideas can help you be ready for the next tax season. Keep Organized and Record Everything Make sure you have a system for keeping track of expenses and invoices. When tax time rolls…

4 Fun Ways to Bond With Your Kids at Home

4 Fun Ways to Bond With Your Kids at Home

As parents, we often get caught up with doing chores or trying to keep household matters in order. We work hard to balance our time between doing these things and spending time with the children, but we don’t always get it right. Try to make time every day to spend some quality time with your…

BarxBuddy: Best Dog Training Device for The Average Person?

Most dog owners know that choosing to bring home a furry family member is only the first in a long line of very crucial decisions for both your family, and your new pet. Another big decision is deciding how you want to train your dog. In the past, the clear winner for best option was…

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Best toddler car seats 2020

Toddler car seats are a little different than baby seats, which means parents have a few extra aspects to consider when purchasing any model. It’s vital that you ensure your child’s protection in a vehicle, but how can you tell which models are the best for the job? Check out these best toddler car seats…

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How to teach a scared child to ride a bike

Learning how to ride a bike is almost like a rite of passage for children. While kids may be thrilled about the idea of learning how to ride (until they scrape their knee for the first time), parents are more concerned about safety.  However, some children are terrified of their first bicycle. They might not…

Make Money Creating Mobile Apps

Make Money Creating Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps and the Gaming Industry Since the beginning of mobile apps, games have been around. As technology changed and grew, app-based games became very popular. Companies have made a lot of money creating games.  Both children and adults are avid gamers. Augmented and virtual reality games are being created to give better experiences. There…

What to Do When Your Partner Gets Deployed

What to Do When Your Partner Gets Deployed

Living on a military installation is vastly different from living in the general community. Military life is one of constant movement. Things can change at a moment’s notice, and when your partner suddenly gets deployed, your whole world is shaken up.  The most significant decision throughout all of this is, should you and the family…

Gaming for Teen’s – One Step Further

Gaming for Teen’s – One Step Further

Before the invention of Sony’s Play Station and Microsoft’s X-Box gaming consoles, children played outdoors or rode bicycles. Now, getting children outside can be a difficult task. PC games and gaming consoles take up so much of our children’s time. The world of gaming is continuously growing every day. How can you let your teen…

3 Typical Challenges Military Children Face

Growing up in a military family comes with some serious trials and tribulations that kids from civilian families hardly ever come across with. Military children have to adjust to multiple life-changing circumstances — something that’s quite challenging, to say the least. At Easytobemom.com, we occasionally discuss what it means to be a military child, as…

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Why fewer men get alimony than women

Roughly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. Among them are about 450,000 individuals that receive alimony, according to surveys. While the number of men who receive post-divorce spousal maintenance is increasing, their numbers remain at a mere 3%. So, why is it that fewer men receive alimony than women?  Gender…

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Ways to keep your teen drivers safe

Earning a license is one of the most exciting time in a teenager’s life, but it’s also a nerve racking experience for parents. It’s natural to worry about your child’s safety, and it’s natural for them to be too excited to fully understand all the dangers they might face on the road.  Fortunately, they are…

Military Time Vs. Normal Time

Military Time Vs. Normal Time

Not everyone knows what military time and regular time are and how they work. Although there are differences between both time formats and the reason as to how and why they are used, it’s easily understandable.  Military time: It is basically a way to tell time using 24 hours instead of 12 hours starting the…

CalVet Loans VS VA Home Loans

Veterans have unique options when looking for a home. One of the most well-known programs is the Department of Veterans Affairs program. For Veterans looking to buy in California, there’s also the CalVet Home Loan program through the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Wondering how to decide which program is right for you? This helpful…

Melatonin for Kids and Toddlers: Is It Safe?

Maintaining a regular sleep schedule for children is important to their ongoing growth and development as well as their everyday health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, sleep training and developing healthy sleep habits is easier said than done. Many parents turn to melatonin as a sleep aid for their kids and toddlers. Is melatonin safe for kids…

How to Maintain Your Car’s Drivability for Years to Come

A car is often a necessary and (unfortunately) expensive investment. However, this investment can vary widely between vehicle owners over the course of a lifetime. Many drivers burn through their vehicles in a few years’ time, while others can keep their four-wheeled friends working for decades. The difference? A bit of maintenance performed and thousands…

4 Tips For Making It Through a Tough Financial Period

If you find yourself facing a tough financial period, then you’re not the first! Most people, regardless of their income or background, have experienced financial hardships at least once. Living from paycheck to paycheck is stressful enough as it is; however, it can be even more stressful when you have a family to look after. …

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When your pregnancy costs you your paycheck

The United States may be entering a new decade, but the same discrimination of old still runs rampant in the workplace. Women face a myriad of misogyny, but one of the most impactful can be losing their jobs over a pregnancy.  These illegal firings impact women’s employment and economic status on a large scale, while…

5 Types of Mental Health Resources Available To All Veterans

Mounting studies published within the last two years have revealed that veterans are 15 times more likely to develop a post traumatic stress-related condition (alternately referred to as PTSD) than civilians.  While minimal mental health services were provided for veterans and active-duty military service members in times prior, World War I marked a turning point…

Making a Home Safe for Toddlers

Having little ones around means that your home needs to be made extra safe for them. We can’t watch them 24 hours a day, even if we try to. There are a few things we can put in place to make sure they are kept out of harm’s way, though.  Read on to see what…

Ways to Reduce Chronic Pain after Serving: Becoming an Active Parent Again

After you’ve done your service to the military, you are sometimes left with chronic pain because of the stress you put on both your body and mind while in the armed forces.  You’re not alone. Studies have been done that state many veterans are affected by it. The experts at the National Center for Complementary…