4 Benefits of Being a Pet Parent

Having a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. Many pet owners even call their pets “fur babies” or say they’re a “pet parent.” While having a pet comes with responsibility and commitment, the physical and emotional benefits far outweigh the sacrifice for the whole family. Check out these 4 benefits of having a pet.

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4 Ways to Have the Best Happy, Healthy Cat Month, and Beyond

September can traditionally be a busy month. With summer coming to an end and back-to-school season in full swing, there seems to always be something on the calendar. For cat owners, September is also Happy, Healthy Cat Month. While you’re trading in beach towels for bag lunches, don’t forget to go the extra mile for your feline friends and show them how much they mean to you.

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40 Acts of Service Ideas

Whether it’s reminding your loved ones just how loved they are or doing that chore they’re not a fan of, you’d be surprised by the impact you can make on someone’s day. The best part is, it doesn’t cost you much at all aside from a little time. Plus, seeing someone you love smile will be well worth it. Check out this collection of acts of service ideas and share them with your loved ones.

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Learn Your Ass Off About Blogging with A Writer’s Badass Guide

After months of musing, writing, editing, rewriting, stressing and banging their heads against their laptops in moments of frustration, the Misfit authors, Kristin McCarthy and Nathalie Laitmon over at Suburban Misfit Mom (SMM) have finished and launched their first eBook. As if the two women who run SMM as well as other personal projects – all while raising seven small children between the two of them – didn’t have enough on their plates. Why in the hell would they take this on?

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What is Breast Milk Jewelry and Keepsake Jewelry Anyway?

When someone first hears that I make breast milk jewelry and keepsake jewelry they often have questions. While many women are familiar with this type of jewelry and understand how special it is, there are others who aren’t and are intrigued. But when they learn about it, they fall in love with the idea…and I’m one of those women. What started as simply wanting to make a piece for myself, turned into an opportunity to make these mementos for other moms too through Milk Vine Jewelry. So what is breast milk jewelry and keepsake jewelry, who buys it and why do I make it? Let me explain…

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Toilet-Palooza & Things That Shouldn’t Be in the Laundry

I have an autistic 5-year-old son who recently completed potty training and is obsessed with H2O. Water is his boo, his jam, his passion. I know this because I have attended several impromptu Toliet-Palooza festivals and floods he has hosted inside our bathrooms and kitchen. As fun as they were, we now must keep these doors locked, which presents another problem.

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The (In)Fidelity Factor

Relationships are a beautiful thing. Well, they can be when mates are dedicated to building a solid foundation. Love, of course, is a fantastic precursor, but it also takes time and a good dose of growing pains. Some weather the storms, others not so much. Those who can’t deal, don’t, and usually find themselves in the arms of someone else who momentarily takes their mind off of the troubles at home. In other words: infidelity.

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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Have you ever been to a gym the first week in January? I bet you had to wait in line for a cardio machine. But if you went back a few weeks later, the gym was nearly empty. Why is it that so many people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions? What is the key to making them stick? The good news is that there is a strategy that will ensure that New Year’s resolution is here to stay. There is a science to success.

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