They don’t teach you how to manage your household in home economics (remember those home economics classes in middle school and high school?). There are no college courses in how to manage the kids, a spouse, household errands, a job and every other thing that the world throws at you. Even “super-moms” can get overwhelmed. Here are a few tips that I have found to help keep the house and family organized and on track.
Have you ever wondered how much money you spend on groceries every week? Do you ever throw away tons of fresh food because you didn't eat it in time? A great way to get around these two problems is to plan your meals for the week.
Both of my parent have Alzheimer’s . . . that is correct, BOTH. I often have to make that distinction twice when announcing this during a conversation. Yep, it is a huge bummer. And a journey I have never wanted to take nor do I want anyone else to have to experience. Where do I begin. First, they both present their symptoms in very different ways.
My name is Natalie Lavoie, I am one of the SafeSplash managers in the Seattle area. I never would have guessed how much swimming has shaped my life and helped me achieve goals.
Why I decided to stay in Houston, Texas. Not only is Houston refreshingly super diverse, but I had a lovely group of local Houstonians willing to help me find anything and everything with awesome southern hospitality. Once I arrived on my first trip here I finally got why Drakes cover art in Nothing Was the Same is what it is. From the first trip Y'all made me feel right at home.
Every year, Father’s Day seem to sneak up silently until about 3 days before that June Sunday and it doesn’t seem to matter if your kids are 2, 5, or 25. Father’s Day is on the calendar, it’s cool, it’s fun, but Mother’s Day is the big event and Moms deserve and get the attention they should. That’s great and as it should be, but I think that has a small influence on how Father’s Day occurs as a somewhat lesser event in the grand scheme of things. But let’s focus on Father’s Day.
I often get parents who ask me what’s wrong with their student and seem embarrassed about their child’s progress in the water. “Is she supposed to slap the water?” or “Why do his legs look like that?” and we hate “If you can’t stop moving and sit there and listen to your instructor we are never coming back!”.
Growing up in Louisiana, you get used to a spring culinary staple, crawfish. Eating crawfish in Louisiana is equivalent to lobster in Maine, or cheese steak in Philadelphia. The great thing about eating crawfish is that it is typically a social activity. You do not see many people picking up crawfish to go, and eating it in front of the television. A crawfish boil brings people together, whether it is to celebrate a special event, or a casual Sunday afternoon. My favorite thing about attending crawfish boils is the family and friend bonding. The last boil I attended lasted over 5 hours, where we ate, drank, our children played, and we enjoyed the great outdoors and each others company. Crawfish boils are more than just a great meal; they are a reason to bring your family and friends together, and to take time out of our busy schedules to just enjoy each other.
"I've grown up around the water." A term I've heard thrown around a lot in my life by friends, family, acquaintances. Of course, all referring to the idea that they spent so much time on the river, or a lake, or the ocean (especially my Californian friends). Yet when I utter this phrase, I am referring to my connected, almost familial relationship to the pool.
Dave Lewis, avid runner and friend of Franchisee Rick Wyatt
recently ran in the Boulder Boulder marathon this past Memorial Day. Dave excitedly donned SafeSplash apparel during his run alongside 52,015 participants and over 7,000 spectators. Here is a little about Dave and his insite to the world of marathon running.
Keaton started swim team last Monday! It was with much excitement and trepidation . . . for mom. Keaton had nothing but excitement regarding this unknown they call swim team. We woke up to a very dreary morning and were uncertain as to whether swim lesson would be cancelled.