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Jul 31 2015

Packing Tips for College: The Conventional and Unconventional

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We have another great set of packing tips for you dear departing college students. We’re giving you the essential packing tips to surviving your first year on your very own.

Pack only the essentials

As a new college student, it’ll be very tempting to bring your entire bedroom to college, but college is the time for learning who you’re going to be for the rest of your life. So bring what you need and leave some room for a new you!

  • Bring clothing, toiletries, and all the important “necessary to live” items that your parents call practical.  Also think about all the types of weather you may face. Be sure to leave winter clothing at home or bring it if you visit home before winter break.
  • Do not bring a lot of posters, stuffed animals, high school trophies, or anything that turns the room into your old bedroom. Instead, invent and grow over the months at college!

So don’t worry, college will introduce you to new interests that will fill your bare walls and shelves.

Hercampus provides a great long list of both the necessary and the optional to bring.

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Nov 20 2014

Parenting Tips to Protect Your Kids from Cyber Bullying and Online Dangers

Cyber bullying and Internet dangers are running rampant in today’s online world. As a parent protecting your children online is a simple concept, but one most parents don’t consider or take steps to addressing early on in their child’s life. The Internet should be a place of entertainment and education when it comes to your children, but unfortunately more times than not, this isn’t the case. Prohibited content, cyber bullying and all manner of danger lurk around every corner of the Internet when it comes to an unsupervised child. As a parent it’s crucial for you to take an active role in speaking with your children about the dangers that await them online, as well as monitoring their activities and ensuring their safety. The following tips will help you protect your children online and create a  line of communication between you and your child about what they experience on the Internet.

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Nov 12 2014

Child Safety DIY Tips w/ Pool Noodles

Child safety is a big deal and believe it or not child safety and pool noodles go hand-in-hand with one another very well. They float, come in a variety of colors and more often than not your child uses it as a makeshift light saber. As a parent these inexpensive toys can serve for a multitude of child safety DIY tips to protect your children in and around the house. The following child safety tips will come in handy for a number of scenarios and will require you to cut the pool noodle into some form or another. Any sharp knife will work to help you implement these tips for your child’s benefit.

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Sep 30 2014

Easy DIY Baby Proofing on a Budget

Whether you just had your first baby or just welcomed a new addition to your family, baby proofing your house is a crucial step in ensuring your baby’s safety.

Looking around at your home, it may seem like there are so many areas to cover however it may be easier and more affordable than you think! When my daughter started crawling, I saw all kind of dangers and hazardous places, that I was one step away from wrapping her in bubble wrap! I pride myself of being a very creative and shopping savvy mom so I researched ways I could use things from around the house to baby proof my home.

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