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PostHeaderIcon #DIY Can You Really Clean Up Nail Polish With Sugar? True or False

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online - DelightfulChaos.comLike many of us do, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across a photo that a friend of mine posted. It was on of those “claim” photos. You know the kind. This one said that you can clean up nail polish with sugar. Since I am a total clutz, I decided to try this one out. I tried it out on a old piece of wood flooring. If you have carpet, sorry! I can’t test that one. There is no carpet in my home. Watch below to see if it worked! DIY is the best way to find out if something works!
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PostHeaderIcon Waste less food and save more money

Waste Less Food - DelightfulChaos.com“But MOOOOMMMM I’m full!” How many times a week do you hear this from your children? If you break out the ice cream, suddenly they have a lot of free space in their tummies. Funny how things work like that, isn’t it? When I put out meals, I portion their plates to what I know they can eat, minus a little bit. I can not stand wasted food and watching people eat at a buffet pokes at my OCD. The boys used to be bad about this. While we rarely eat out anymore, they will eat what they take. I am always looking for ways to waste less food. read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Match Aims To Help More Single Parents Find Love This Fall #SingleParentLove


Online dating… I have some very mixed feelings about this. I met my ex-husband online in 2001, when it wasn’t all that common, and clearly that didn’t turn out well. However, I also know that one of my best friends met her husband on a dating site, today they are together 7 years and expecting their second daughter any day now!

Did you know Single Parents who have dated online have dated more people in the last 3 months than Single Parents who haven’t dated online (79% have dated 1 or more person in the last three months vs. 75% of single parents who don’t online date). I think most single parents would agree that it is difficult to find time to date or get to know someone. I know in the past, for me, it was difficult. One because being a single parent is time consuming and also because I do not bring guys around the boys ever. Now I don’t mean male friends, I mean guys I might be interested in. It would take months of dating a specific guy before they were introduced to him.  For some, online dating could be a good option. It’s a good way to get to know someone a little before fitting a date into your schedule.
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PostHeaderIcon How to Talk to Children about the Boston Tragedy

Making sense of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon yesterday can be quite a challenge for adults, let alone children.

Children process these things differently. They may be asking difficult questions and parents may need suggestions to help discuss what happened and address their concerns.

Fred Rogers from the long-running TV show, Mr. Rogers was quoted as saying, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” That is good advice from the wise Mrs. Rogers, but what if your children have questions and need more?

Below are some helpful tips from Child Psychologist Dr. Phyllis Ohr, for Press4Kids’ News-O-Matic, the first educational, news app for children 7 to 10 years old. Dr. Ohr is also the Director of the Child and Parent Psychological Services Clinic at Hofstra and the Assistant Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.

Here are some tips from Dr. Ohr for how parents can address news issues with children and what children can do to feel better: read the rest of this entry »

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