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This Is How Excess Screen Time Impacts Your Children

child with video game

This is the first generation learning to use technology before they walk or talk.  What are the long-term health implications? 

Understandably, 70% of parents surveyed are worried how too much digital screen time will impact their children’s health, mind and bodies.

Studies show that children will suffer from digital addiction, computer vision syndrome (CSV) and more.

The How Too Much Screen Time Affects Kids INFOGRAPHIC created by WhatIsDryEye.com outlines the problems and offers solutions.

Here are just a few examples from the infographic:

·         Nearly 40% of children spend at least three hours per day on digital devices

  • Digital Addiction: Winning a video game releases dopamine similar to drug, gambling and sexual addictions.
  • Nearsightedness: Has increased from 25% to 41% in the last 30 years and too much screen time and not enough sunlight are key reasons.
  • Dry Eye Syndrome: Caused by blinking 60% less when using a digital device.
  • 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes take a 20 second break and look at something 20 feet away.

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Evolution Of Sleep

About 200 years ago, humans slept for four hours before waking up a couple hours to take care of business then they went back to sleep for 4 more.

Today, we are among the only 15% of mammals that engage in monophasic sleep habits which means sleeping in one chunk of time.

While biologists do not really know ow e evolved to require long stretches of sleep to function, the team at OnlineMattressReview.com put together the Evolution of Sleep Infographic  to highlight how sleeping has changed over time.

Here are few fun facts from the infographic:

  • Caves, Waterbeds and Memory Foam: Cavemen slept on nests of grass near walls in caves; in the Middle Ages, families all slept in one bed together; it wasn’t until the industrial revolution and electricity that people stayed up later and private bedrooms became standard; and in recent years we’ve discovered waterbeds and memory foam.
  • Humans vs. Animals: Humans sleep more than horses (3 hours) but less than tigers (16 hours) or bats (20 hours).  And don’t feel guilty about leaving your dog home alone because Fido gets a healthy 11 hours to dream about table food.
  • American Men Wake Up the Earliest: Of the nine countries studied, American med wake up the earliest at an average of 6:40 a.m. Maybe this explain why we are the world’s only super power.
  • Great for our Health: Sleep reduces stress, helps lose weight and lets the heart rest
  • We Sleep Less as We Age: Newborns need up to 17 hours of sleep while seniors can get by off just seven. Somehow, new parents may disagree with this statistic.


Sleep History

Source: Online Mattress Review<

10 Pretty Amazing Things About Being Preggers (INFOGRAPHIC)

One of the best things to experience as you grow older is starting a family.

Of course pregnancy has its downsides. There are many symptoms associated with pregnancy, and all women are at risk for it. They may be quite painful and uncomfortable, keeping you up at night and lashing out at people around you.

And while it’s also irritating to deal with, it does not compare to the beautiful bundle of joy to come your way in a matter of months.

Many women tend to get discouraged and feel down about themselves while they are pregnant, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Pregnancy takes a toll on their emotions, a roller coaster ride that has them going up and down.

That doesn’t mean you should stay down and go lower! There are ways on how you can get back up and feel the joy of carrying your little one.

You can take a relaxing bath or a well-deserved spa day. You might even want to go shopping to make yourself feel better! Another awesome way to get back up and feel better about yourself during your pregnancy is to remind yourself of the little things.

Here is a  short and meaningful infographic to help you out.

These are just little things that help you move forward, reminding you why pregnancy can be an amazing thing. From the heartbeats and kicks, you feel down to all the attention you’ll get while carrying your little one, you have more things to be thankful for amidst the discomfort you feel!

So read up and remind yourself why you are here in the first place and where you will be in a few months. You’re almost there, be happy and look forward to what’s to come!

Here is a graphic from  HomeRemediesForLife.com


10 Amazing Things About Being Pregnant

Grab Your Ultimate New Parent Baby Gear Cheat Sheet


The cost of having a baby is high but part of the expenses include purchase of unneeded products that new parents don’t realize they don’t need until it is too late.

Research study states that it will cost you around $5,000 to cover the cost of baby essentials in its first year.

Disposable diapers alone cost at least $400 over 12 months!

It’s a good idea as a new parent to conduct research into what products and items you will need to invest in and which you can just skip and pass on


The folks at Unboxery.com polled 100 mom bloggers and came up with a very handy and resourceful infographic with a simple checklist to guide you through the problem that you can check out below:


Teachers Spend over $1,000 of their Own Money for their Classroom

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The graphic shows some pretty amazing data like how teachers in America spend a total $1.6 billion of their own money on school supplies each year!

An Oklahoma school teacher told Huffington Post last year that she spends  about $4,000 to $6,000 of her own money on supplies for her students each year.  That educator, DeAnn Moran, estimates that this number has increased over the past few years since Oklahoma has slashed education funding. Teacher salaries in Oklahoma are also some of the lowest in the nation.

“We as teachers have to find ways to be creative because I’m going to do whatever it takes to be creative for our children, even if that means it comes out of my pocket,” Moran said.

She is not alone. All around the country educators are being forced to do more with less. Last year, teachers spent an average of about $500 of their own money on supplies for students.

Additionally, the cost of living for a single person can be 40 percent or more of the average teacher salary by state. The cost of living for a married couple with two children can be anywhere from 87 to 187 percent of the average teacher salary by state.

When asked about the amount that teachers and parents spend on school supplies every year, Shane Forster, Country Manager at CouponBox ,had this to say: “I’m not surprised by those numbers. In our business, many of the retailers we work with are seeing more and more parents and teachers signing up for discount programs, much more so than the schools themselves. They make up a considerable portion of the customer base.”

“Teachers and parents are extremely motivated by the success of their children and students, and retailers see school supply spending increase from year to year,” he said. “Their dedication and willingness to spend is a positive sign, but can undoubtedly put a strain on some. It is our goal to help customers with as many discounts on quality products and brands during the back-to-school season as well as year round.”

Here’s how the numbers break down, in visual format:

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$500 Billion in School Funding Is Not Enough

Here is Your Family Biking 101 Guide

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Biking can be a family activity. Not only is it a great way to get around by cutting down the cost of gas, car maintenance and other expenses, biking is also a wonderful form of exercise.

Unfortunately many new parents hang up their helmets because biking with young kids can feel overwhelming.  But with the right setup and a little know how, biking can be an enjoyable and safe way for parents to shuttle kids to run errands and go to parks, preschool, and school.

The folks at Fix put together a great summation of how to have a safe biking experience with baby and asked us to share it with you:

Introducing Baby to Bicycle

What’s the best age to take your tyke biking for the first time? Opinions vary, but the majority of safety experts recommend a new parent wait until a child turns one, can sit unassisted, and can safely wear a helmet. They point out that there’s little research on how the bumps and vibration inherent to cycling affect the newborn brain and neck muscles.

Lawmakers generally agree. While laws vary from state to state, New York state expressly outlaws cycling with a baby under one. A number of other states and some cities require riders and passengers under the age of 16 to wear a helmet. Helmets do not fit and are not recommended for babies who can’t hold their heads up. Thus newborns are effectively forbidden from bicycling, even when buckled into a car seat in a carrying device.

Once a child turns one, parents have all sorts of options to hit bike paths with kids. (read more of the article here and check out the infographic below)

Source: Fix.com Blog

Here are 10+ Great Ideas for Creating a Fantastical Playroom for Your Child


It’s every kid’s dream to have a fantastical playroom of their own. It can be wonderful space to explore, play and run wild is perfect for building up confidence and nurturing creativity. And let’s not forget the extra value: it can help keep the rest of your house clear of toys, clutter and mess.

If you have space in your home, why not build a playroom for your little one or brood? Explore this great infographic that the folks at The Rugseller made to get you started.

From storage with a twist to imaginative décor to inspire your kids’ creativity and furniture with room for all the toys, this infographic will give you some pointers as to how you can design your own playroom:

 Creating a Cool Kids Playroom Infographic by The Rug Seller

Creating a Cool Kids Playroom Infographic by The Rug Seller by The Rug Seller

Your Guide to the Business of Mother’s Day (INFOGRAPHIC)

mother' day infographic

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th and as many have stated in the past, the holiday to celebrate moms is also a big day for several businesses and industries. Want to know how BIG this upcoming day is? TheShelf.com put together this great mother-of-all infographic that will give you all you need to know about the businesses of Mother’s Day!

This infographic is also beneficial for marketers, and others that target moms and shoppers around this time of year.


Courtesy of: The Shelf


Which TV Mom are You Most Like? This FlowChart Guide will Tell You

TV mom

Last year, for Back to the Future Day, we asked which television mom would you bring back from the future. It is quite true that the mom characters in television history play pivotal roles in the lives of generations.

Personally, I’d say I resonate best with several of my favorite TV moms:

  • I love Frankie Heck from The Middle because she tries her best to stay on top of things and reflects the frazzled mom in all of us.
  • Florida Evans from Good Times surmounted economic challenges of poverty with dignity and was a glue in her family.
  • Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch gave the best advice and could put everything in perspective.
  • Claire Huxtable from The Cosby Show was sharp as a whip and kept her spouse and children on the straight and narrow while building them up all the while. She is the professional wife and mom who could balance it all like how all of us working moms want to do.
  • Mortician Addams  from The Addams Family was elegant and classy and kept her creepy brood together.
  • Peggy Bundy didn’t like to cook, clean and was the reluctant housewife like I am most days.
  • Black’ishBo Johnson‘s idealistic take on life reflects the optimism I strive to embrace and impart on my children despite all the negatives and wrongs in the world.
  • I am a “smother” , smothering mom, at times just like Beverly Goldberg  from The Goldbergs. My husband calls me her all the time. It’s so hilarious to me.
  • Elyse Keaton from Family Ties was a consummate supportive mom and Harriett Winslow from Family Matters, Rochelle Rock from Everybody Hates Chris and Roseanne Connor from Roseanne kept it all the way real. I try to do the same.

Canada celebrated its Mothers’ Day recently and Mother’s Day in the US is a couple of months and to help celebrate the impending day of celebration, the guys at Sherri’s Berries assembled this great flow chart to help you figure out which TV mom you are most like:

Please include attribution to Berries.com with this graphic.
Which TV Mom Are You?



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