Wintercreeper is a low-lying, leafy ground cover plant visually similar to ivy that can add interest to gardens when paired with other shrubs or flowering plants.
Korean lilac is a compact shrub with fragrant purple flowers that makes a perfect hedge, background for shorter plants, or border plant.
Verbena is a perennial low-lying flowering plant with a trailing habit. It makes a great ground cover addition to any garden and can grow in most places in the U.S.
Garmin GPS watches keep track of your location and distance while you exercise, as well as track health information like average heart rate. When paired with the Garmin Connect App, Garmin watches can be a useful tool to keep track of your overall health goals.
The succulent plant aloe vera is an easy to grow houseplant and has some known health benefits, but it can also serve as a supplement and topical treatment for cosmetic purposes.
Collagen is a popular supplement touted to boost hair, skin, nail, and joint health, among other benefits. What is it, and does it work?
Biotin is a B Vitamin, also known as Vitamin H, that contributes to the body’s natural process of converting food into energy. It also plays an important role in nail, skin, and hair health. Some say biotin supplementation can speed up hair growth.
Turmeric, a golden yellow spice made from the root of a flowering plant, has many purported health benefits such as reducing inflammation and slowing the aging process.
I have been taking ashwagandha for two months. Within days I noticed that ashwagandha helps anxiety and headaches. Find out more about this adaptogen herb and its purported benefits.
Whether you have never gotten into distance running before but want to give it a try, or you’re coming off a long break from running, follow these tips to ease back into running at the right pace to avoid injury.
Students’ test scores are a big deal because they often determine how much funding a school receives, or how likely the school will continue to recruit quality students. What factors affect how high a student scores?
Is your child gifted or just bright for their age? Is there even a difference? This guide goes over signs of giftedness vs. signs of slightly higher intelligence in small children.
Bento boxes are a great way to make kids’ lunches compact, creative, and fun. Here is my review of the Bentgo Kids bento box.
High fructose corn syrup is a highly addictive sweetener that is cheaper than sucrose (common table sugar). It is used to sweeten many processed foods and has been linked to many health problems.
Find the best books and resources for elementary school-aged kids to learn more about the human body, cells, and genetics.
Most American children are given milk at least a few times a day, but is milk a necessary component of a balanced diet for kids? Read on to learn the pros and cons.
Do you think work stress is the cause of your migraine? If you work in a place with a lot of fluorescent lighting, the lights could be the blame for your headaches, not just your workload.
Sometimes kids in kindergarten need some tutoring. Here are some ideas that can help get your child up to speed or even ahead academically in terms of reading.
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas display giant pink- and cream-colored blossoms in late summer that fade to red as the weather cools. Learn how to plant and care for these beautiful bushes.
Sweet alyssum produces a carpet of abundant tiny flowers that resemble snow when planted in masses. Learn how to grow and care for this annual ground cover and what to plant it with.
Knock Out® roses are the most popular roses sold in the United States. Learn how to plant knockout roses in containers, and how to care for them so they reach their full potential.
Creeping juniper is an evergreen groundcover that is perfect for filling in gaps in hard places like along hills or sidewalks. It also makes a great accent when paired with flowering shrubs.
Wisteria is a magnificent vining plant that boasts beautiful cascades of lavender, pink, or white flowers each spring. Find out how to successfully grow and care for a wisteria vine.
Need a gift idea for a gardener? Here is a list of presents gardeners will like and appreciate.
Sedum, or stonecrop, is a succulent plant that comes in many varieties and can be used in many ways in the garden. Learn more about popular varieties and how to care for them.
Swaddling can keep baby snug while sleeping and prevent them from waking themselves due to body movement. These are the swaddling products that worked best for my baby during her first three months.
Hair tourniquets occur when a baby gets a hair or thread wrapped around their toe. This can be serious if not detected early. Find out how to remove the hair at home and when to head to the doctor.
Snapdragons are a tender perennial plant that sometimes survive the winter, but more often reseed themselves. Find out why they pop up in different places each year, sometimes in different colors.
The Barbie Dreamhouse made a great Christmas gift for my daughter. Here is my honest review and why I recommend this product.
How many minutes or hours can kids exercise or train for sports? It varies by age and activity. Find out here what are appropriate exercise limits for children.
Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, is a beautiful wildflower that offers many health benefits. It is easy to grow and harvest at home for personal use.
Having a newborn baby can make it tough to get things done around the house or spend time with older kids. A baby carrier like the CuddleBug Baby Wrap allows you to take care of baby while keeping your hands free.
Teaching number sense from 1-100 to young children can be challenging, but is important for a strong foundation in math. This magnetic 100 board made a huge difference for us.
Are you in the market for a new fence? It can be daunting to choose from the many different fence types available. Here's how to decide which materials are right for your home.
Ground cover plants can add color and depth to a garden, pathway, or lawn. Creeping thyme requires little maintenance but produces lots of beautiful foliage and color.
Do you have a late-speaking toddler? Toddlers and children may experience a speech delay for a variety of reasons. Use these strategies at home to encourage kids to talk. Supporting your late-speaking kids is crucial to building their speaking confidence!
Are you trying to teach geography to your kids at home, or are you homeschooling and looking to incorporate geography into your lesson? These ideas can make teaching geography fun and easy.
Eating pistachios consistently has been associated with quite a few health benefits. Here are a few of them.
Whether you are just having a bad day or are suffering from chronic depression or anxiety, adding these foods to your diet can help brighten your mood.
Hydrangea bushes can produce beautiful showy flowers and grow up to six feet wide, but buying lots of bushes can be pricey. Learn how to get many hydrangea bushes from one original plant.
Being a parent to a newborn is hard enough. See how the Merlin Magic Sleepsuit helped me regain my sanity and helped my little one and me get a break from the sleepless nights.
Spinal taps can make diagnoses that save lives, but they can have painful side effects. Watch out for these signs that you might be suffering from a post-dural headache.
Styling your girl's hair can be a lot of fun. Get inspiration for toddler or little girl hairstyle ideas here.
The jade plant is a low-maintenance succulent houseplant. Learn about the different varieties of jade and how to care for and propagate it.
Exposing your child to more than one language early on can benefit them immensely in the future. This article is about those advantages that come with bilingualism in childhood.
Starting a new job can be scary. By doing some preparation beforehand you can hit the ground running on your first day.
Cat bites can be dangerous. Learn why cats bite and what you can do to correct their behavior.
Diastasis recti is the “mummy tummy” or “pooch” that many women experience following pregnancy. How can you control it and get back to your old shape again?
Shape sorting toys are a great way to promote cognitive development in your baby or toddler. Find out about the types of shape sorters available and how to use them to benefit your child.
When should you start your child in an extracurricular activity? How do you know which one to pick? We'll outline some of the signs your child is ready, and how to determine what activity to start.
Many women are pressured to breastfeed their babies up until they turn one. There are some emotional and practical benefits of breastfeeding past one year that are often overlooked.