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If you are fond of kids or already have your own children, then venturing into kids’ business is perfect for you. Kid-focused businesses require a lot of creative ideas and good skills in relating with children.
Good marketing and creativity are all you need to have a successful kid-focused business. Die cut business cards produced with offset printing are effective promotional tools for your business. Just hand them to your clients so they can contact you in case they want to avail of your products or services. It is best to start a kid-focused business that is in line with your interests and expertise to make sure that you will have a profitable business.

  • Kids’ Party Business: This business is ideal if you have excellent and creative party planning skills. Provide kids with a wide variety of unique party themes, so they can choose the party theme that suits their personality and preferences.

  • Kids’ Costumes: Kids often wear costume during parties, school play and Halloween, thus making this kid-focused business very in-demand. You can offer ready to wear or custom made costumes for the kids.

  • Kids’ Arts and Crafts Supplies: Children buy arts and crafts supplies for school projects or making artworks as a hobby. Either way, a kids’ arts and crafts business is a popular business for targeting kids.

  • Kids’ Cooking Classes: Parents enroll their kids to cooking classes to practice discipline or to keep them busy during the summer. Offer different options for the kids that suit their interest like baking or food decorating.

  • Kids’ Acting Workshop: Kids enjoy role playing and expressing themselves through art and, acting workshops can help them enhance their acting skills. You can cast the kids in an ad to be aired in your acting workshop facility to promote your business.

  • Kids’ Eco-friendly Apparel: Many people are getting more and more conscious about the environment that is why they purchase eco-friendly clothes for their kids. Eco-friendly apparels are easy to market, because they are safe to wear even for babies.

  • Kids’ Salon: This kid-focused business is a blessing to parents, because the kid-friendly salon environment can motivate kids to have their hair cut minus the fuss.

  • Kids’ Photo Studio: Kids are one of the best subjects for photography, because of their expressive eyes and body language. They will definitely enjoy posing for pictures with fun and creative photo shoot techniques.

Running a home-based business while taking care of your children can be a tough and stressful job. It requires a lot of patience, time management and setting your priorities. You have to get used to catering to your clients and dealing with your kids’ tantrums. Cheap business cards from an online printing company are the most effective and practical promotional tools for your home-based business, so your clients can have your contact information.

What’s great about having your own home-based business is that you can be with your kids while working. Juggling motherhood and career is possible with these tips in mind.

  • Establish a routine. This will help you to be more productive, because your kids will less likely interrupt you if they are aware of your work schedule. Stick to your routine so you can manage your time for work and family. Your business and family need your equal attention so see to it that you are attending to the needs of your clients and family.

  • Discuss business ground rules with your kids. Teach your kids the proper way to answer phone calls and behaving in front of the clients, so your clients will see you as a professional. Remind your kids not to mess and play with your paper works or products, because these are important to your business. Make them understand the value of your home-based business, so you can work in the most productive and professional way as possible.  

  • Take a break to spend time with your kids. Remember that little things count, so spend time with your kids and share activities together. Show them that they can still count on you even if you are busy with work, go ahead and bake cookies in the kitchen, check their home works and pick them up from school during your free time.

  • Hire a babysitter. If you can entrust your kids to other people while you work, it is best to hire a babysitter. You can have the babysitter watch over your kids only when you are busy manning your office desk and attending to clients. This will allow you to work productively and to focus on managing your business.

  • Spend some “me” time for yourself. Juggling your home-based business and your children is never an easy job that is why you deserve a break. Take a warm bath, breathe some fresh air and take a nap whenever you feel exhausted.

It was just like yesterday when you gave birth to your twins and now they are a year older. And you can’t imagine how you survived a year of taking care of two babies at the same time. Your twins’ birthday party is a celebration of two lives, so throwing them an extra special party with double themes is a great idea.

  • Bug and Flower Garden Party: Put the pictures of your twins on their birthday invitation; make one twin the bug and the other twin the flower. Turn the birthday venue into a secret garden full of flower-shaped balloons, floral table cloths and plastic grass on the floor. Let your guests enjoy the party by preparing games such as: pin the bug on the flower, cocoon tissue paper wrap and bug and flower hunt. Buy felt flowers and place them on a miniature clay pot to be used as table centerpiece. Put up a life size bug and flower picture frame, so your guests can strike a pose for pictures. Take advantage of custom printing for your twins’ party banners and posters. Finish the party by distributing party favors like bug nets, magnifying glass and cool stickers of butterflies and flowers.

  • Sugar and Spice Party: Show your twins’ individuality with the sugar and spice party theme. Dress the twins in an angel and naughty devil costume. Create a handmade giant candy invitation for your twins’ first birthday. Turn the venue into a candy factory by decorating it with paper cut outs of giant lollipops, candies and chocolate bars. Serve your guests with colorful cupcakes, meringue, and cheesecakes to satisfy their sweet tooth. Fill the goody bags with sweet treats like bubble gum, fruity candies and caramel popcorn.

  • Cheerleader and Football Party: Get ready for some sporty action with a cheerleader and football party theme. Try custom printing for the football game ticket invitations for your twins’ birthday party. Plan a menu that consists of hotdogs, popcorn, nachos and hamburger. Have a “vendor” serve the foods to the guests to make them feel that they are really in a football game. Ask the guests to wear costumes of referee, cheerleader and football player. Decorate the venue with a football field complete with a goal post and score board.

Your grandpa’s 75th birthday is supposed to be a celebration of life. It is also an event where you can honor his presence in your life. Show Grandpa your gratitude for teaching you how to fly a kite, respect your parents and for providing you with valuable life lessons. Celebrate his birthday with a party that he will always remember.

  • Theme: Choose a birthday theme based on your Grandpa’s year of birth. This way, Grandpa can take a trip down memory lane. Ask the guests to wear clothes that are the trend during that year. Remember that all the details of the party must come in harmony with the birthday theme to make the party perfect for Grandpa.

  • Menu: Serve Grandpa’s favorite dishes to satisfy his appetite. Ask Grandma to help you cook his favorite buffalo wings. Instead of a cake, let Grandpa blow his candles on 75 colorful cupcakes for a little twist. 

  • Invitation: Make Grandpa’s birthday invitation look old by soaking the paper in coffee or tea. You can either write the invitation using a typewriter or cursive handwriting. Invite Grandpa’s relatives and long time friends to celebrate with him on his 75th birthday.

  • Decorations: Decorate the party venue with 75 balloons in Grandpa’s favorite color. Put up a tribute wall for grandpa using print posters online. Use a phrase like “The day Grandpa Moses was born…” and continue the phrase with historical and cultural events that happened on Grandpa’s year of birth: like the newspaper headline, hit movies and unforgettable sports events during that time.

  • Music: Research about the popular songs during Grandpa’s younger years and play the songs during his birthday party. Prepare song and dance numbers that will surely provide entertainment for Grandpa.

  • Games and activities: Make Grandpa’s birthday more fun and exciting with games and activities. Try a quiz game show about Grandpa like “How well do you Know Grandpa?” The host will ask questions about Grandpa and the participants must answer them correctly to win prizes. Ask the guests to give special messages to Grandpa to touch his heart. Don’t forget to take as many pictures as you can, so Grandpa will always remember his big celebration.

  • Party favors: Since Grandpa’s birthday theme is based on the year he was born, give guests vintage party favors like vintage shirts, toy cars, LP album covers and vintage stickers printed on a sticker machine. Design the vintage stickers with photos of Grandpa when he was young.

Bullying is one of the most common problems that children experience in school. Constant bullying can affect your child physically and emotionally, because bullies make your child feel like an outcast and an underdog. If your child is being victimized by bullies at school, take necessary actions to put an end on your child’s “nightmare”.        

  • Be supportive to your child. Let your child know that you will do all that you can to save him from the traumatic bullying that he is experiencing in school. Your child might feel negative about himself because of his experience with bullies, so remind your child that he is a person of worth to help him improve his self esteem.

  • Call school administrators. Do not hesitate to call the attention of the school administrators, because they have the power to stop the bullying and give disciplinary actions to the bullying child. You may think of calling the bully’s parents to solve the issue, but calling them might worsen the whole situation. Let the school administrators call the bully’s parents to discuss about their child’s unacceptable behavior. Take action to stop bullying in school by addressing the issue on print. Inquire to your child’s school about their newsletter and volunteer to write an article about putting an end to bullying. The school’s newsletter printing materials are effective tools to send your message across.

  • Encourage child to make friends. If you notice that your child is starting to isolate himself from other kids, encourage him to make friends with the nice kids in school or the kids in your neighborhood. Your child might feel the need to be alone, because he thinks that he will not be able to find good friends, because of his experience with bullies.

  • Provide your child with a loving environment at home. As a parent, it is your responsibility to make your child feel secured, unafraid and accepted at home. Show him how much you care by giving him postcards. Ask your friends and relatives to write messages to your child, so he will feel better. Print the postcards online for a fuss free printing service.

  • Give your child advice. Teach your child how to deal with the bullies in school in a calm manner. Tell your child to avoid and ignore the bully, because bullies will eventually go away once they feel that they are “invisible” to your child’s eyes. For instance, if the bullies are hanging out at the school gym, advice your child to go to another direction so they won’t cross paths.

Moms are sensitive and loving souls that are always ready to pour their time, care and affection for their family. They are also good at juggling tasks like doing the laundry while feeding the baby. With all the responsibilities that they have to attend to everyday, your mom deserves to feel all the love on the day of her birthday. Here are gift ideas that you can give mom on her special day.         

  • Bouquet of flowers: This is the sweetest gift that you can give to mom. Go to the flower shop and surprise her with a bouquet of her favorite flowers. Attach a birthday card to make the bouquet of flowers more special and personal. You can also try giving mom pressed flowers that she can display in her bedroom.

  • Pet: Buy or adopt a pet for your mom to keep her company while you are busy at school or at work. The pet can also keep mom busy during lazy afternoons at home. She can also take her new pet for a walk around the neighborhood.

  • Jewelry: If you have the money to splurge, buy mom a piece of jewelry that reflects her caring and nurturing personality. Your mom would be more than happy to receive an additional jewelry in her collection. 

  • Relaxation: Let your mom relax on the day of her birthday while you do all the household chores. Give her a back and hand massage to de-stress.  You can also treat her to the spa for a day of pampering.

  • Family trip: Pack your bags and head to the countryside where mom can have a day of peace and quiet. She will surely enjoy this gift since moms love keeping the family together.

  • Good book: Get your mom a self help book that she can read before she sleeps at night. A recipe book is also a good idea, so mom can try new recipes for your next family dinner.

  • Personalized Gifts: Let mom feel the love on her birthday by giving her a personalized gift such as an apron, pillow case or a family scrapbook. You can also give her label stickers that she can use to organize her stuffs in the house. Try stickers printing for your mom’s personalized label stickers.

  • Handwritten letter: Melt your mom’s heart with a handwritten letter for her birthday. If in case you’re living far away from mom, you can send her a birthday postcard in a custom postcard size.

Kids often think of reading as a boring activity, which makes it hard for you to get them interested to read a book. What kids do not know is that reading can help them to discover new things, understand abstract ideas and learn valuable lessons. It would be best to introduce your kids to reading at an early age so they can continue their reading habit when they’re older.                           

  • Set a family reading time. Establish good reading habits in your family, so your children will get used to reading on a regular basis. A family reading time is ideal to get your kids to read more. You can take turns in reading aloud or read your favorite books to each other. Ask your family to write journals and read the contents during your family reading time. This way, your children will see reading as an educational, interactive and interesting activity for the whole family.

  • Sign them to a book club. The book club members that your kids will meet can inspire them to read books more often. They can exchange books with the other members and share their reviews and comments. Your kids can also learn reading techniques from the book club to help them read faster and better.

  • Buy them unique bookmarks. Look for bookmarks in your kids’ favorite color or cartoon character and clip them in their books. Your kids will definitely enjoy reading more with their brand new bookmarks.

  • Try audio books. These can guide your kids in pronouncing and reading words. They will also enjoy reading together with a narrator. Let them listen to the audio first to familiarize themselves with the right pronunciation of the words. After reading with the narrator, ask your kids to read alone to see their improvement.

  • Take them to the library. Your kids will have a variety of books to choose from in the library. Avail a library membership for your kids, so they will be motivated to visit the library often. Let them read a book one at a time, so they won’t feel pressured to finish reading.

  • Make reading a fun activity: Create scrapbooks full of words and decorate it with different font sizes and colors to make them appealing to your kids. Add a postcard design on the scrapbook containing famous quotes from philosophers for your kids to read. You can also put up a “Read Me” wall on your kids’ bedroom. Put stickers of words printed from a sticker printing machine for readability. Let your kids get familiar with new words every week, so they can have a wider vocabulary.