Why Families Should Play Sports Together

To maintain a happy, healthy family environment, you need to set a happy, healthy example to your children. There are many elements besides health that play a major role in keeping the family happy, but one of the most important ways to strengthen that bond is by playing sport. Here’s the top five reasons why…

How to Adequately Prepare Your Kids to Leave the Nest

Researchers have been taking a closer look at the slowdown in household formation, which is a slow household growth that leads to a slower demand for homes on the housing market. One of the reasons for a recent slowdown in the past few years is the fact that young people are still living with their…

How Will Deployment Affect My Child Custody Agreement?

Members of the military not only sacrifice their lives when deployed; they sacrifice their families back home as well. For divorced military parents, responding to their orders often means having to face custody battles. Unfortunately, it can be almost impossible to respond to a court hearing while you’re on deployment. What happens to child custody…

DUI Penalties are Even More Severe for Military Personnel

The story usually starts innocently enough with a couple drinks at the bar, and it ends with a DUI arrest that will follow a servicemember for the rest of his or her career. A DUI in civilian life causes serious financial hardship and puts strain on family and career, but the costs are even worse…

How to Build a Family Emergency Fund, Even on a Tight Budget

The truth is that, even in a two income household, most families are not immune from chaos a financial emergency can cause. From a car that dies unexpectedly half way between the school drop off and the office, to the dog that was fine yesterday but seems terribly sick today and in need of an…

Teens and Insomnia – Causes and Treatments

Even though they are not “little kids” anymore in need of a rigid bedtime routine,  teenagers still need to get plenty of sleep, about nine hours is optimal. As their bodies are still developing they certainly still need more sleep that an adult. Yet many teenagers do not get enough rest and quite a few…

Five Top Tips for Better Note Taking for Adult Students

Taking notes is an extremely valuable skill for both recalling and understanding information and it’s one that every student needs to master. And that is not just true for young students, older students in higher levels of tertiary education – for example law students preparing to take the bar with the hope of joining a…

Benefits of Informational Interviews for High School and College Students  

There comes a point in every college student’s educational career when they need to begin thinking more seriously about what they actually want to do for a living when their time in school comes to an end. Or, if they are still in high school, an insight into the realities of an occupation they are…

Tapping into the Power of Social Wi-Fi

Free wi-fi has, over just the last few years, become something that customers are coming to expect will be available to them when they visit a restaurant, cafe, or bar and increasingly they are looking to other service providers like doctors’ offices, hospitals and stores to help feed their need to be ‘connected’ at all…

Finding Affordable Car Insurance for Your New Teen Driver

Finally getting their driver’s license is really exciting for any young person and getting their first car is even more so. Getting their own car gives a teen freedom and means no more waiting for their parents to pick them up or begging someone to drive them somewhere. It’s thrilling stuff. Buying first time car…

4 Military Student Loan Forgiveness Programs to Wipe Out Your Debt

A number of student loan forgiveness programs are available to military personnel to relieve them of the bondage of crippling debt. You put your life on the line for our freedom and country. You should not come home to a mountain of debt simply because you furthered your education. Thankfully, there is help in the…

Heavy Duty Cell Phones to Take Anywhere

If you use a cell phone in a hard line of work, you need one that will stand up to major wear and tear. You need a phone that meets the United States Dept of Defense MIL-STD-810G battlefield standard — these are the phones with the most survivability, maneuverability, and durability. Most come with a…

Tips for Having a Fun and Safe Labor Day Weekend

As the final days of summer quickly approach, you’re probably looking forward to the penultimate summer holiday: Labor Day. We all associate it with barbeques, the occasional pool party, and summer’s last stand. But this time of year always comes with it’s own trials and tribulations. So what can you do to ensure you and…

4 Benefits Service Members Can Take Advantage of to Save More Money

Everyone says the same thing: save more. Financial advisors expect you to save 10% – 15% of your income, and oftentimes, this figure doesn’t include putting money away for retirement. When you’re a service member, finances can be even tighter. Making matters worse, 34% of Americans have $0 in savings. If you’re a service member…

Dealing with Children and Alcohol While On Base

Alcohol has been associated with military service since probably the first soldier was paid with a stiff drink after a hard battle. But keeping children away from alcohol while on base is more difficult than it may seem. And when the “children” are old enough to be active duty members of the military the problem…

How to Reduce Car Accidents among Young Drivers

Every year, drivers throughout the globe are injured or killed in road traffic. The young drivers run a greater risk everywhere than the elder ones, but this challenge is still greatly unsolved. The 18–24 year age group is the one with the biggest risk of all new drivers. “More than just traffic enforcement – ensuring…

What is Your Life Insurance Policy Worth?

If you are someone who makes investments, then you likely check your accounts annually at the very least. You might even check your monthly or quarterly statements. There are even people who will check their accounts on a weekly or even daily basis. When it comes to life insurance though, most people are lucky to…

Best Means to Address Dwindling Libido

Doctors at Mayo Clinic reiterate that the, consistently. If your penis is about 5 inches in length when erect, it is perfectly normal. Sizes between 3 and 5 inches could be a sign of a problem and sizes below 3 inches, when erect, means you are experiencing a condition called micropenis. Thankfully, there are top…

Treating Erectile Dysfunction with Purely Natural Remedies

The National Institute of Diabetic and Digestive and Kidney Diseases puts forth a very relevant point about erectile dysfunction. Although the inability to achieve an erection is an extremely common condition in males over the age of 40, it should not be considered a normal part of ageing. Rather, it should be treated as a…

The Importance of Self-Care in Parenting, and How you can Make Time for It

The command post behind the lines of a traditional war tended to be well stocked with good food and dry clothes. The reason for this isn’t because the command was selfish, or they felt they deserved it. It was because, if they were to suffer from low morale, then the entire war effort would suffer.…

Military Parenting is Great!

The children of military parents have got opportunities that civilian kids never get! Think about it. Military parents get to take their kids all over the United States as they are stationed for different assignments. Do you know how many military camps in the United States are located within ten miles of the Atlantic Ocean?…

Post 911 Military Parenting

Military parents have a special duty to care for their children in a world that is becoming more and more threatening in many respects. To do this, they need to cultivate a positive attitude that is sincere and coherent. Children are like mirrors, say psychologists; they reflect whatever they see, hear, or feel. While dealing…

Using the New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Group is a military program for all military personnel who are pregnant and their spouse. It has its roots back in World War Two, when military authorities realized that young couples thrown into the maelstrom of war needed help in understanding their duties and responsibilities when it came to fostering new…

Discipline for the Military Child

The military is all about discipline. One of the first things a soldier or sailor or marine learns in boot camp is to obey orders, instantly and without question. But with children, it’s a different situation altogether! Their young minds are not yet ready to process very much information at once. So when you tell…

Military Families and Holiday Traditions

  Parenting in the military is always a challenge, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done well, with a lot of fun and good memories to go along with it!i With the holidays so near, it’s a good idea to work together to create some special traditions and memories for your children. Instead of…