7 Tips for Helping Kids Beat the Back-to-School Blues

Every August, millions of kids trudge to the bus stop in the early morning hours, dragging backpacks and lunch boxes and saying goodbye to summer vacation. Parents know that in a month or two, these same kids will settle into a routine and may even look forward to school, but in the meantime, what can parents do to beat the back-to-school blues?schoolblues

In Psychology Today, Dr. Michael Unger argues that students don’t enjoy attending school unless they feel engaged in learning. The American Psychological Association also lists changing schools, taking tough classes and fearing unknown academic or social situations as reasons for children’s anxieties.

15 Blogs with Relaxation Tips for Busy Moms

Moms are busy from sun up to sun down. From the time you wake up, you’re usually crossing one thing or another off your to-do list, waking up the kids and getting them fed and off to school. It doesn’t stop there, though.http://www.hireananny.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/relaxingmom.jpg Once the kids are gone you have limited time to accomplish the things you need to, whether it’s work, errands or both.  After school typically means helping with homework and shuttling the kids to after school activities, not to mention getting dinner on the table. Before you know it, it’s bath time and bed time for the kids, and your entire day has passed in the blink of an eye. This hectic schedule rarely leaves time for one of the most important things you can do during your day: recharging your own batteries. With the help of these 15 blogs, though, even a busy mom should be able to find a little time to relax.

7 Tough Questions Parents Should Ask Nannies

Hiring the right nanny for your family means doing your homework. It means checking references, comparing work histories and conducting multiple interviews. But getting to the heart of the matter means asking the kinds of tough questions that force someone applying for a nanny job to give honest, thorough, revealing answers. It’s not about embarrassing them or causing them to trip up; this isn’t an interrogation on prime-time TV. Rather, it’s about getting them to think outside the box and talk honestly about their successes and failures. Once you have that information, you can then use that knowledge to start building trust and determine whether a particular nanny is the best fit for your family. Here are some questions to guide you:

“Have you ever suspected that one of the children in your care was being abused?”


Participation in group sports has a wide range of benefits for kids, from teaching them valuable teamwork skills to encouraging physical fitness and active play. However, organized sports can also bring out the worst in kids if they’re not taught the importance of good sportsmanship and why they should always work to be good sports. Fostering a sense of good sportsmanship starts at home, and isn’t the sole responsibility of coaches. These tips can help you create an environment in which sportsmanship reigns supreme and avoid potential problems with kids’ behavior later.

Read more : http://www.kenneymyers.com/blog/how-to-foster-good-sportsmanship-in-your-kids/

Defining the Line: Are Threats Jail-worthy?

Just how far can you take freedom of speech in today’s world? It seems a bit unfair that a simple comment can warrant jail time. Unfortunately, that is the world that has been shaped since September 11, 2001. Terrorist comments can be seen as threats, regardless of the context of the comment, and scrutinize an individual whether he or she has a previous criminal record or not. If teenagers such as Justin Carter can be arrested because of an inappropriate joke, then how far will law enforcement go in order to deem one a terrorist?

30 Blogs with the Best Workout Tips for Busy Moms

Trying to deal with the house, work, the kids and your family can leave you exhausted, and understandably so. Fitting in time for exercise? Now that can seem next to impossible. mombabyworkoutHowever, if you think you have no time in your day to fit in some fitness, think again. From exercising with your baby to incorporating a short but effective workout into your day, these 30 bloggers have tips for even the busiest of moms, making it possible to fit a few minutes of exercise into each day.

Total Fitness

When you spend your days running around trying to get everything done it can be difficult to locate any time for yourself. These total body workout tips are quick ways for you to squeeze exercising into your already busy schedule. Regular exercise can help you lose weight, build muscle tone and increase your energy, making it important to find ways to add it into your day. These five blog entries explain how to fit a little exercise into your day.

Read more : http://www.findananny.net/blog/30-blogs-with-the-best-workout-tips-for-busy-moms/

You or Your Partner Cheated and You Don’t Want to Separate – Consider This

Cheating has become common place in our society yet the options of how to respond to it has been limited. Until now most have been made to believe that the only response to infidelity is to separate and to leave the damage behind.  I propose that the legal process is not the only response.  Another option is available for you to consider.

To Tell and How to Tell (about an affair)

One of the most challenging and sometimes frightening of all questions surrounding the topic of infidelity is whether the spouse who is having an affair should tell their partner what has happened.  Indeed people agonize over this question in fear of the future and the potential outcome for a separation.

While most agree that the expected reaction of most people will be one that is highly emotional, painful, negatively charged and in some cases even physical, the truth is that it is hard to predict what the outcome will be in all cases with any degree of certainty.

You Had an Affair and You Want Another Chance – follow these guidelines

In this article we will focus on the participating partner and the guidelines he or she needs to follow in order to become a “successful rebuilder”.  This is a term coined by Linda J. MacDonald, M.S. that I believe ought to be used more in the field of recovery from infidelity.  I attribute much of what is written in this article to the work of Linda J. MacDonald.

The difference between a person who says they want to heal and the person who doesn’t just talk but is willing to walk the talk is committing to a series of guidelines that makes recovery a possibility.