Grad Season: Protect Your Teen from Drinking & Driving

Graduation is a time of celebration as adolescents cross the bridge towards adulthood. Whether they’re planning to enroll in college, enlisting in the military, backpack across Europe, or pick up a full-time job, graduation is the beginning and end of an old and new era. From school rehearsals and relocation requirements to family festivities to peer-driven parties, there’s enough activity brewing during graduation season to build lifelong memories for your favorite teenager.

But a drunk driving accident can transform a potential lifetime of memories into decades of heartbreak, pain, and regret. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), teenagers are in the highest risk age bracket for fatal crashes and most of those occur between the months of April and July. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to protect your teen from drinking and driving, as per the sponsored ValuedVoice post below.

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Get Over Your Fear of Water by Learning to Swim

Many individuals have a huge fear of water. Often, something frightening happened to them as a young child. Others just become severely anxious when in water for no apparent reason. There is a way to overcome these water fears, as explained in this post sponsored by ValuedVoice. Individuals that learn to swim in a relaxed setting often find that their fears have disappeared. It is important to find the right swim instructor or professional swim coach. Look for someone with a lot of patience and a calm demeanor. Most communities have some sort of public pool where swim classes are often held.

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Needs vs. Wants – Please Help Dani #GoFundMe

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Let’s help Dani and her family in their time of need. Photo from Pixabay.

I am sharing this heartfelt blog post from Dani at Touch My Spine Book Reviews for many reasons.

Sometimes we get caught up in “I need this pair of runners” or whatever else but this is really not a “need.” Food, meds, and a roof over our heads are what we need. Let’s please support Dani to help her family in this time of need.

The blogging community is strong and I am sure we can be a support for her. I know she would appreciate any shares of her original post and donations to her GoFundMe account (link in her original post).

Thank you,


A Newborn Baby (Again!) In A Small Home

Mummies love their job so much that they decide to go back to work as soon as possible. No, they don’t go back into the office – they choose to become a mum for a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or even 5th time. There isn’t a job as rewarding as raising a child and watching them grow into a full-grown adult. After all, there has to be a good reason to go through the pain of childbirth! Of course, adding to the family doesn’t always go smoothly, especially if there isn’t enough space at home. But, the baby is on the way so parents-to-be have to compromise.

Here are four great suggestion for any new parents looking for inspiration when it comes to making the most of space in a small home.

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Practical Skills That All Parents Should Teach Their Children

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what my kids learned in school today?” Depending on the quality of schooling your child gets, you might think that they’re not learning anything useful for life. This sentiment could be echoed by yourself if you personally didn’t learn much in school and you were forced to learn how to take care of yourself or studied how your parents did things.

There are plenty of practical skills that are still not taught in schools. The following skills are crucial to the development of your child and should be taught as early as possible.

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How to Help Your Children Become Responsible and Community-Focused

Parents want their kids to grow up with the right priorities and values, and that’s a good thing. One of the most important things of all to many people is a sense of community and collaboration. Getting along with the people around you is good and positive, and it’s something to try to instill in your children too. You’ll want them to be a part of the community and to enjoy their role in it, so how can you make that happen?

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Having The Healthiest Family Life You Can

When it comes to living in a house with the same people 24/7, there can be a lot of arguments that crop up! Sometimes the littlest things can set us off, and we all have annoying habits that might tick off another person. But that doesn’t mean this environment has to stay the same way, and we don’t have to get used to it either.

Having a healthy family life is essential to both our mental and physical health, and there’s a lot of things we can do to make sure we feel as happy as possible when  surrounded by the people we love the most. So if you feel family relationships lacking, here are some ways to try to promote a healthier environment, and have some fun at the same time!

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