Faith & Family

70 Years of Royal Weddings

In the last 70 years, we have seen some extremely special royal weddings. It all began in November 1947 with the incredible marriage of Queen Elizabeth II to the Duke of Edinburgh. They actually became engaged in secret in 1946 but didn’t announce the engagement publicly until Elizabeth turned 21 in April 1947. This infographic from Claddagh Rings takes you through a selection of weddings from the last 70 years. A very unusual wedding is that of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly. Kelly met

Must Have Free Apps For Working Parents

Many people will be all too familiar with how difficult this situation can be when a long day at the office is followed by an evening of completing household tasks. This infographic from HappyCleans takes you through how to make life a bit easier with the help of apps. The truth of the matter is that you shouldn’t be completing all of the tasks by yourself and the kids should at least chip in a bit. Apps such as Happy Kids Timer can help you out as it encourages younger kids to get involved.

What’s the Secret to Taming Sibling Rivalry?

It’s the one thing we hope won’t happen another child arrives in our families, but for most of us, sibling rivalry is an issue. Here’s what you can to do to calm those sibling stresses. Watch for Triggers Notice what likely “fight times” are. Sometimes it’s car rides, sometimes it’s during before-dinner play, and sometimes it’s when you’ve left them in a room together for more than five minutes. You know very well the patterns of upset they’ve developed. It’s better to

Stakes are High for Millennials and Even Higher for Their Children

Achieving financial independence and accomplishing life milestones that traditionally have been associated with adulthood are becoming more and more difficult for young adults to attain. While some may be quick to blame Millennials’ “lazy and entitled” attitudes a look at the bigger economic picture reveals that our ever-evolving society may have doomed this generation to failure when it comes to outdated measures of success. For example, a report from the US Census Bureau looked at four

Helping Kids Experience Awe – With or Without Religion

One of my earliest childhood memories flashes to a brief but powerful scene at sunrise, on a quiet hilltop in southern Texas. The spring air was chilly, but I felt warm and safe, holding hands with people next to me as we formed a circle and sang hymns. I would have been six or seven, wearing an Easter dress that matched my little sister and a Sunday hat with pastel ribbons. That morning, my mother had woken up while it was still dark so we could join the church’s sunrise service. I can’t see

Why Soccer is a Great Choice For Your Kids

Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports among kids between the ages of 6 – 18, according to a 2017 report from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. The Wall Street Journal reports that youth soccer participation is twice as much as football, with the Huffington Post stating around 3 million American kids currently play in youth soccer leagues. It’s also a popular choice among parents, with a poll conducted by YouGov showing 24 percent of surveyed adults picked soccer when asked
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