Walkers have improved quite a bit over the last decade. While some have hung on to the traditional appearance, all of them are styled to be safer and engaging for your baby. They are a fantastic tool to free you up to do what you need and teaches your infant how to be more independent and entertain themselves. Of course, it also helps them become more mobile and strengthen their legs. If you are considering buying a walker for your child, take a moment and look at these reviews before you spend your money.
With summer looming ahead, many kids are requesting outdoor equipment that will keep them entertained while on a break from school. Hoverboards are a hot item, and many parents are concerned about the cost, safety, and which ones are going to be the most durable. Today, we explore four of the best hoverboards for kids. Note that all have been UL 2272 Certified for fire and electrical safety.
Many families love to own pets as part of their family unit and to teach their children age-appropriate responsibility in caring for a pet. Pets also contribute to the family’s mental well-being and encourage children to nurture other life. Some people choose to rescue a pet; others decide to pay for a purebred or exotic pet for their home. Pet loans are for buyers who wish to purchase a pet and cover the cost of veterinarian services.
Having a baby when experiencing lower income is a wonderful experience plagued with frustration. When I had my children, I was trying hard to improve my finances and still struggling to get something as simple as diapers. On average, it costs $70-$80 a month to provide disposable diapers for one baby. That can be a hefty expense for a lower income family. Fortunately, there are ways to make things simpler for yourself and ease your finances a little bit. Here are a few ways you can get diapers without it costing you a thing.
Kids these days aren’t growing up because parents are doing so many things for them. I, for one, think this is crazy – and am raising my son to think and behave differently. He has had age appropriate chores since age 4 and continues to do things for himself. He’s done his own laundry since he was 11 – woken himself up for school and gotten ready all on his own since age 8, and at age 15, cooks dinner for the family at least one night a week.
My son is 15 now and has done quite well with his own phone over the last five years. (He started asking for an iPhone at age 4!) He turned 10 in January 2014, and there were a few people who thought he was too young for a phone of his own. My primary reason for giving him a phone at that point was that it was actually cheaper to add a line to my cell phone plan than it was to have a landline installed in my home. To add a line to my plan was only $10, and at the time, a VoIP phone with my local cable company was $30.
In a previous post here, I wrote about how my 15-year-old son attends an online school through K12. My boyfriend’s daughter still attends a traditional public school for several reasons.
My son is 15, getting ready to finish his freshman year of high school. Up until the second semester of this school year, he has attended a conventional brick-and-mortar school. Now, he attends a virtual charter school through K12.
Kids are naturally curious and tend to get excited about sports, musical instruments, and all sorts of group activities that can lead you to a headache and a concern about funding it all. Here are my personal tips on saving money while allowing your child to explore their interests.
We all know that the earlier we plan for retirement, the better off we will be when we get there. If you are a parent, you also know how difficult it can be when we consistently put our children first. Which is more important, the college fund or the retirement fund?