Graduating from college is an extremely exciting time, whether it’s your kids who have completed their studies or you have finished after returning to college during adulthood. Even though it may be an extremely happy and joyful time packed full of lots of celebrations, it also marks the beginning of an extremely serious part of life. For young graduates, it marks the beginning … [Read more...] about So, You’ve Graduated. Now To Boost Your Finances.
Much like Kimberly, I’m a mother dealing with a house full of boys and needless to say it’s a handful. My husband works long hours, so a lot of the parenting responsibilities fall on my shoulders and keeping my sanity sometimes seems like an impossible mission. Oh, and my own personal House of Testosterone is actually an apartment located in Singapore. And despite the distance … [Read more...] about How My Two Teens Learned to Love Physics
Although you will undeniably see many Millennials with their faces stuck to the screen of their smartphones or iPads, they still a generation that grew up without touch screens; with the tactile feel of reading a book made from paper. As the Millennial generation ages and finds themselves with children of their own, there will surely be some concern that their digital native … [Read more...] about 4 Convivial Activities for Your Children
Our education system is of utmost importance because it is educating the youngsters of today and tomorrow, shaping the future leaders of our world. It has been a topic of discussion that the traditional means of education are failing today's generation and are less and less effective. They are growing with a different sense of creative freedom which our education system does … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Using Animation in the Education System
Education has greatly evolved over the past few years, and teachers are moving to easier and practical forms of teaching. Advancements in the IT sector have revolutionized the way people communicate with each other and almost all other aspects of modern life. The education sector is no exception. Earlier kids used to rush to school carrying a load of books, and spend summer … [Read more...] about 4 Ways You Can Use Technology to Teach Kids
Like I mentioned earlier this month, I'm all about getting people unusual and unique gifts for birthdays and the holidays. If the gift in question is also an educational item or one that will help my brood earn a living when they get older - double score! Here's one such item that covers all those bases and more - the PXS-14 Beginners Lock Pick Set! For years, SouthOrd has … [Read more...] about Gifts for Him: The SouthOrd PXS 14 Beginners Lock Pick Set from Lock Pick World
It is so easy to treat our children as if they are born with a fixed mental ability, and that there is nothing we can do about it. Easy—and wrong! Our genetic inheritance only partly determines our level of achievement. At least as much is the product of our experience, especially their childhood experience. See how you can help raise children with brighter … [Read more...] about The Science of Smart: Ways Parents Can Raise Children with Brighter Minds
There are many colleges and universities located in Richmond, the capital of Virginia, and several are located within walking distance of some remarkable attractions and historical sites. Over 400 years of history make living in Richmond an amazing opportunity for your college student. Virginia Commonwealth University is ranked 4th in the state according to the 2016 University … [Read more...] about Find The Best Off-Campus Housing in Richmond
As the mom of teenagers, this is a topic I've had to deal with already even though I wasn't all that keen on it to be honest. Much as they hated it, I sat down with the boys and had a frank discussion about this with them and thought I would share some pointers with you as well! When you have unprotected sex, regardless of whether it was intentional or not, you may want … [Read more...] about Emergency Contraception Explained
We are heading full speed ahead into prom season - and some of you may have already had your senior prom. Here at Life in a House, we're big on educating, informing, and keeping our kids safe so they can grow up to be amazing adults with bills and a mortgage just like mom and dad! Seriously though, I'm reaching out to my readers about an upcoming article - possibly a … [Read more...] about Prom Season – Are You Going to Be a Statistic?
Apart from parental care, attention, and education, your child’s growth is often dependent on a few factors. One of these is sporting or physical activities. Sporting activities are healthy for child development, not just for the exercise. It can give them something to take pride in, fosters teamwork, and gives children and parents something to bond over. In fact, there is … [Read more...] about The Role of Sports in the Development of Healthy Children
Like it or not, children learn a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic in school. One major side effect of attending a traditional school is that students learn from each other. This can range from opinions about certain things to how to treat others. Simply to fit in, some students may pick on others that are deemed "different." Online homeschooling gives parents … [Read more...] about The Anti-Bullying Effect of Homeschooling
Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over and you've unwrapped your new tablet or iPad, the question for most parents is to find an app that will not only educate their children but keep them entertained as well. For us adults, we want something that will hold our attention as well and help to strengthen our minds. Brains - A Trivia Adventure is just such a game that … [Read more...] about Brains – A Trivia Adventure for Young and Old Alike
Home Education for Older Kids, Do They Do Better in College? In recent years the online homeschooling movement has gained massive momentum. It used to be that online education meant tougher admissions, tougher times meeting performance goals, and not to mention culture shock in college. However, times have changed. Today, those children who are prodigies of home education … [Read more...] about Home Education for Older Kids, Do They Do Better in College?
This is a sponsored post written on behalf of the #ListenHear public initiative by EPIC Hearing Healthcare via Sverve and Havas Public Relations. All opinions stated are my own. Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live in silence? To lose your hearing? It is something that I worry about every time I walk by my boys with their ear buds in and the music so loud … [Read more...] about Does Your Family Have Hearing Insurance? Important Information Your Family Needs to Know Now
Labor Day is around the corner, and for most families, that heralds the unofficial beginning of autumn. The temperatures will soon change, the leaves will be showing their vibrant colors, and the school buses will be tying up traffic once again. Many have already made the transition from summer fun and relaxed schedules to the endless list of things to do, adjustments to make, … [Read more...] about Top 4 Tips to Help Your Child #FallBackToSchool Easily
If you’re anything like me, the idea of learning a new skill or getting a new qualification at the same time as juggling the rest of my life is about as likely as pigs flying. Sure, it would be lovely to do a photography class or learn Spanish; but does anyone actually have the time? One way people are managing to fit studying around their busy schedules is by signing … [Read more...] about How to Fit Studying Around a Busy Life
Fall is right around the corner and that heralds the beginning of back to school season. I love summer vacation, but my year actually begins when the kids return to school in September and ends when they finish the school term in June. StickerKid knows that getting your kids ready to head back to school is no small task, and they have designed an amazing array of stickers that … [Read more...] about StickerKid Label Review
You made it through another school year - hopefully unscathed and with flying colors. Don't let your kids lose the ground that they gained this school year over the summer. Summer Learning Strategies for Kids with ADHD with Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC June 24, 2015 @ 1pm ET Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC, the foremost expert on youth and ADHD coaching, … [Read more...] about Summer Learning and ADHD
Life in a House of Testosterone received What's the Deal with Teens and Time Management? mentioned below in exchange for this review. All opinions stated are my own. I first met Leslie Josel in August 2013 when I had the chance to review her Academic Planner that is specifically designed to help students with time management and to enable them to see their entire week at a … [Read more...] about What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management? by Leslie Josel
CIEE is in need of host families for August 2015 in Hanover County. We have several students we would like to introduce to you, but first a bit about CIEE and how you can become a host family. CIEE is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization and the world leader in international education and exchange. For more than 65 years CIEE has helped thousands of … [Read more...] about CIEE Host Families Needed for Hanover Exchange Students
I am the first person to admit that I have a technology addiction. If I'm not on my computer, I'm on my iPhone. If I'm not on either of those, I'm on my tablet. My job as a blogger means that I'm "plugged in" to various social networks and I'm constantly checking out story ideas, planning my editorial calendar, looking for sources and information to include in my posts. I'm … [Read more...] about Technology and Your Teenagers: To School or Not?
I had the opportunity to review a Bluebee Pals plush toy through a sponsored campaign with Kayle Concepts and Mom Select. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own as always though! So, let's get down to the fun stuff! What is Bluebee Pals? I can hear you now doing the same thing I did. "What the heck is a Bluebee Pals?" Bluebee Pals is a huggable plush toy that … [Read more...] about Bluebee Pals at Toys ‘R Us
Did you know that today was National Educational Support Professionals Day? ESP Day started back in 1987 from a mandate of the delegates to the 1987 National Education Association Representative Assembly calling for a special day during the American Education Week to honor the contributions of school support employees. Local associations and school districts salute support … [Read more...] about National Educational Support Professionals Day