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10 Creative Ways to Engage Your Kids This Summer

Summer is here, and that means you can’t necessarily rely on virtual school to keep your little ones entertained. If you have to work, as many parents do, this task can seem daunting. Where can you come up with imaginative ideas when your brain is tired?

Have no fear. The following ten creative ideas will help your children enjoy their vacation without them driving you crazy. Many of these activities can be completed independently by older kiddos, meaning you can focus on other tasks while they entertain themselves. Plus, you may learn a few new groovy tricks yourself. 

10 Creative Ways to Engage Your Kids This Summer

1. Build a Birdhouse 

During the quarantine, many people discovered what their cats have long known — watching feathered friends fly in for food is fun! Since your avian buddies can’t survive on seed alone, why not give them a roof over their heads? You might get to witness the miracle of life if the female has eggs that later hatch. 

If money is a concern, you only need six items to complete this craft, and you probably have many of them already. Once you complete the birdhouse, you can decorate it however you like. Then, hang it near a window for year-round viewing and enjoy the show.  [Read more…]

6 Tips To Read Before Finding Your Own Personal Assistant

Choosing a personal care assistant means knowing who can do it and how they get paid. Plus, the person should be able to perform the necessary tasks with a positive attitude. Before finding your assistant, check out these six tips first to make an educated choice.

6 Tips To Read Before Finding Your Own Personal Assistant

How Can I Cover the Cost?

Thanks to New York State Medicaid, the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), makes it possible for consumers to select and hire their care assistants. A consumer can choose a friend or family member to get paid for taking care of them by directly enrolling in this CDPAP program. Medicaid covers the cost of eligible consumers. To be eligible, you must need home care, have Medicaid, and be able to make your own decisions or have a representative who can do so on your behalf.  [Read more…]

Best Wedding Planning Tips For Busy Moms

Getting married is one of the highlights of our lives. If you are balancing the responsibilities of being a mom, it can be challenging to pull off your dream wedding. Whether you are planning for yourself or one of your best friends, you have to have the time and tools to have a successful wedding day. Here are some tips to get you started.

Best Wedding Planning Tips For Busy Moms


Wrapping your head around all of the wedding plan details can be exhausting. As a mom, you already have a lot on your plate, and it’s essential to decide what you want. Some brides prefer a fantastic floral arrangement while others wish for an unforgettable venue. Sit down with your fiancé and other family members and write down your priorities in order of importance. You can keep a simple checklist, and you’ll feel a lot more accomplished as you work your way through it.  [Read more…]

Cases Of Nursing Home Abuse On The Rise

One of the most heinous crimes in modern society is the abuse of elderly residents living in nursing homes. This should be the one time in their life where they are free from danger or worry and allowed to enjoy their golden years in peace. Sadly, the number of cases coming to court every year indicates this problem is not going away but what causes nursing home abuse? Why does it happen so frequently? And what can we do to protect our loved ones?

Type of Abuse

Financial, mental and physical are the big three when it comes to abuse in nursing homes. You can also add neglect and sexual abuse to that list. [Read more…]