Essentials of an awesome playroom for everyone to enjoy

At one point, you will find it boring to go out or, monotonous to do the things that you love most. With so much going on in life and so much to do in so short a time, sitting idle becomes a no-option. You wouldn’t want your head to burst, would you? Here is an […]

Parenting never changes – A funny little story

Kids are like boomerangs; they keep coming home. Daughter recently went through a relationship break up and moved back in the with me. Only three weeks later and she is out on a date. I woke up to be poked in the leg @ 3.30 am: “Mum, wake up!” Very drowsy I opened my eyes […]

6 Great Places to pop the question in New York

There cannot be a better place to pop the question other than the greatest city in the world, New York. In its centuries of existence, New York has stolen the show from classic Europe by being a modern city fusing the old and the new. The majestic beauty, the racial tolerance and integration, the street […]

We’re switching from Apple to Google. Here’s why.

As an Apple Family with two MacBook Pros, an AppleTV, two iPhones, and a few discontinued iPods, we enjoy our devices to the fullest and have taken advantage of what these products offer. We’re a techie family, but we’re not Apple die-hard fans. We simply figured out what would work best for us and went […]

What is time well worth?

Often, dads believe they are doing their best as a parent by working to put food on the table and buying clothes and other necessities for their kids, maintaining the house their kids live in, cutting the yard for the kids to play in, etc. But, what about actually being with your family? A good […]

Top 5 Ways to be Irreplaceable and Why to Avoid Them

Becoming irreplaceable at your job is a great way to secure your job, right? On the surface, it seems entirely logical that if you are the only one who can do a job, then your company HAS to keep you for that job. Sure. While there indeed are positives to being indispensable, there are some […]

Complete Love

Not all romantic relationships can be considered to possess complete love. It was Yale University psychology professor Robert Sternberg whose famous Triangular Theory expounded upon the three integral components of love. First of all, a couple must exhibit Intimacy, which is described as the closeness and openness between them. This is exemplified in best friends who […]

Is Teaching Critical Thinking Skills Important?

Teaching critical thinking skills is imperative to a child’s development. Education today needs to focus more on critical thinking, creativity, and curiosity in order to prepare children for the jobs of the future. In today’s technological and rapidly changing world, children need to be able to assimilate data and demonstrate critical thinking skills versus repeating […]

Does Technology Benefit Young Children’s Education?

Parents are constantly struggling with limits on their children’s tablets, mobile phones, computers, and TVs. There has to be a balance between technology and entertainment and education.   As parents, all of us have fought the battle with our kids as they are absorbed into a video game or movie on an iPad, tablet or […]

Raising Eager Readers

Inspire your little ones to love reading It can be difficult for parents to know exactly when to start teaching their children how to identify colors and numbers or when the right time is to start reading to them. However, the earlier parents begin reading to their kids, the better prepared they can be once […]

Things ‘NOT’ to do on a First Date

When it comes to dating, there is a lot of information floating about the web about what you should do- how to dress, what to talk about, where to go, what to eat-and while such information is actually correct, the best time to be truly yourself is on a first date. Since the first date […]

How to get your spouse to love you again

Like the seasons, love in a relationship grows and wanes. One of the most common myths in marriages is the belief that when the love wanes the relationship is over. It’s not. If your spouse says ‘I have fallen out of love with you,’ don’t panic. It doesn’t mean your marriage is over. It doesn’t […]

That’s Odd! – 8 Stories About the Funniest Things Kids Would Do

If  you’re a fan of How I Met Your Mother, you’ll know the game they used to play called Drunk or Kid, where they would tell their friends one of the weirdest things they’ve ever done in their life while their friends figure out if they did it while they were drunk or while they […]

Loving an Illusion

We often tend to expect positive traits in a person whom we find attractive. This is why sometimes we only see what we wish to see in an individual. We imagine admirable characteristics simply because of the physical attraction we feel. However, it is entirely possible that our biases may be clouding our perceptions. Emotion […]

Teaching Your Kids to Drive: The Positive Effects

Do you remember the first time you were able to drive with your buddies in the car, and how that felt? One of the best things in life is hitting the open road, and just gunning it. Going wherever it takes you. To a parent, that sounds terrifying, but there are a bunch of excellent […]

Empower Your Family With These Five Silent Rules

Media overload, exposure to violent news, the constant stream of negative information—does this all sound familiar? It’s new America. When we live in a world that’s constantly trying to bring us down, it’s up to you to bring your family up and empower them in this sea of uncertainty. Fourteen Robots are here to help. […]

Three Ways to Encourage and Lift Up Your Children’s Confidence

One of the biggest things that kids struggle with is finding their place in the world, or whatever their rendition of that “special place in the universe” is. Truth is, we still feel like that at certain intervals well into adulthood, but children, from the minute they can form a complete thought, and well on […]

How to Budget For Your Family Vacation Without Bleeding the Bank Dry

Family vacations—they’re extremely necessary, but we never remember that until after we come home from one. You take a step back and tell yourself, “We really need to make this a thing.” Maybe you only go once a year. Maybe you splurge and go twice a year. The point is, it’s expensive every single time, […]

Setup a Lemonade Stand Like a Real Dad

Okay, so it’s your child’s first attempt at their own small business. We know you’re teeming with delight, but it’s also a tricky situation to be in. Lemonade stands aren’t exactly great business ventures, considering most people only buy the lemonade to make the kid happy. Not only that, but we all remember that fiasco […]

The Benefits of Having More Than One Child

When you have a singleton, you’re going to hear one phrase at least once: “Can I have a little brother/sister?” Instead of panicking, approach the topic with care. In fact, consider it. If you’ve established yourself, transmogrified into a parent, and you love your children with all your heart, why not fulfill their wish? It […]

10 tips that will help you survive this Christmas

December might be the busiest and the craziest time of the year, especially considering the amount of holiday preparation that has to be done and the money that is normally spent on Christmas. These tips will help you not to let the holidays turn into a stressful job and enjoy the festivities with the people you […]

A Man Can Cook For His Family

It’s about to become the second coming of the roaring twenties. Men can cook, plain and simple. I don’t know exactly what it was, but reaching back into history by the decades, it was something that men just didn’t do. Was it considered to be non-masculine? Were you made a mockery by your boys? It […]

Effectively Working From Home With Children: How It’s Done

There’s somewhat of a personal memoir in here, so be prepared, FR reader. When I started working from home in May of 2017, there was a great deal of confusion. How do I do this right? What’s the perfect workday? Realizing that you’ll have to treat your at-home business like a nine-to-five, well, it sucks. […]

Keep The Family Budget In the Black Through the Rough Time

Everybody goes through spiels of financial hardship. Maybe it’s because we were spending too much on playthings and stuff we wanted, or perhaps it’s been a demotion or an industry switch. Whatever the case may be, it’s your job to maintain the family savings plan, and keep your head above water until you find the […]

Elbow Grease in the Parenting World

You’ve got a little one or little ones, and suddenly, your immaculate household has turned into a stomping ground for insane activity. Sure, they’re cute now. Maybe your little one hasn’t even started crawling yet. Point is, as a dad, you have to learn to get messy and get in the habit of fostering your […]

What Turns Men Off in Relationship and Marriage: 5 Instant turn Offs to Men

Marriage should be a happy time for a couple. You’ve survived the rigors of dating and courtship. As women, there are certain things we can avoid in relationships – things that are instant turn-offs to men in marriage. Here are 5 useful tips you can learn to keep a long-lasting marriage!   How do you […]

Living the Lush Life in La Plagne

Planning a skiing get-away? If you’re looking for catered chalets, La Plagne is the epitome of romance, offering plenty of great two-person activities.   While you may be thinking that winter is still several months away, it is always best to book a place in La Plagne as early as possible. As it’s a very […]

Why Your Should Teach Your Kids To Shoot

If you take a look at the television any given day of the week or make the mistake of getting involved in local city data websites, then you know that it’s a scary time. Don’t focus on the negatives in the world—they’ll only tear you asunder with them. Arm yourself with knowledge, and teach your […]

Forgiveness – The Eraser of Anger

In this article, a leading British therapist talks about the wisdom of forgiveness and gives tips on how it might best be addressed and accomplished. Forgiveness really is the eraser of guilt and anger. It is the key that unlocks the shackles of the past and permits us to move forward with our lives in […]

5 Tips to Help You Move to a Smaller Home

Moving is always a stressful period for everybody. If you add to the moving process the fact that you have to downsize and move to a smaller place, moving becomes even harder to manage. Now you will have to decide which things get to stay with you and which things you need to get rid […]