Does Your Son or Daughter Suck His or Her Thumb?

Parenting is rarely easy, and many times it is down right exhausting.
Finding a solution to some of the problems that parents frequently face is not even made easier by the fact that others are battling the same problems. Thumb and finger sucking is one of those problems that can be difficult to face, even when you know that there are other parents facing the same challenges.
So common is this problem that many companies offer thumb guards for toddlers and thumb sucking appliances for even older children.
Thumb Sucking Is a Problem for Many Reasons
From the germs that are spread to the tooth problems that occur, thumb and finger sucking can have lasting effects, especially if it goes on for many years. In fact, the lasting effects of thumb sucking can still linger well into adulthood when it comes to the damage that it can cause to teeth. Did you know, f Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

When Was the Last Time You Purchased a New Furniture Piece?

The two new area rugs are the perfect touch to your daughter’s dorm room. As a senior, and in one of the nicest dorm rooms on campus, your daughter and your roommate now actually have a small living area with a kitchen area. A small sink, refrigerator, and dishwasher means that they have a space other than the area with their beds and desks to decorate. Obviously, campus furnishings should not be high end living rom furniture or kitchen items, but being a senior means that some of these furniture pieces may make the transition into a first apartment.
Dorm rooms are not like they were decades ago. In fact, on many campuses across the country, there are dorm rooms that are every bit as comfortable as many of the first apartments that workers get when they start a new job.
Finding the Right Furniture Can Help You Create a Very Comfortable Living Space
Whether you are looking for bedro Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

How to Get your Utility Room in Order Before School Starts

The start of the school year is just around the corner, and with that comes weekly laundry days, uniforms that need to be washed, and dirty shoes and coats being left in the entryway of the laundry room. Before the first day of school, why not take a weekend to get your laundry room ready for the year? A few organizational tools and tricks are all that you need to make cleaning easy all year long.

Find a Utility Room Organizer

Choose a rack that will allow you to hang up your brooms, cleaning products, vacuum bags, and other supplies. Some utility room organizers allow you to hang cleaning products on the wall, but if you have cabinets, you can use stacking cubes to organize your laundry room.

Keep Detergents in Smaller Containers

Bulk containers of detergent and bleach can take up a lot of room in your utility room. You can decant your cleaning products into a smaller container and refill as needed. Keep the rest of your bulk products in a basement, gara Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Here’s Where You Can Find Custom Quilts

Handmade quilts are something to be treasured. They’re an art form unto themselves and have played various roles across history — the most notable being that it was claimed quilts played a hand in a secret code to help slaves along the Underground Railroad. However, their most practical use was providing warmth, though they also could also tell stories, showcase creativity, and provided hours of practice and entertainment. And quilts that have been passed down through generations are treasured heirlooms and a wonderful keepsake to pass on to future generations. Today, much quilting is done recreationally, with over 20 million people quilting, according to a study in 2014. Custom quilts, memory quilts, bereavement quilts, and baby quilts are all common and with the Internet, free patterns (and patterns for sale) abound. Quilters also have more platforms with which to sell their work as well, making a hobby also potentially profi Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Choosing Between Urgent and Emergency Care

Sometimes it can be hard to determine whether you should go to an urgent care center or an emergency room for treatment. More than one-fourth of patients admit they’ve visited an urgent care at least once in the last two years, and that could probably be because of the wait times being less than 30 minutes to be seen. Many patients know the benefits of urgent care so choose that instead of the E.R. to be seen, and about 97% of them choose right, since only about 3% are sent to the E.R. for treatment. Considering where to go can be confusing, which is why visiting a hybrid model combined urgent care and emergency room can help. Whether you are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, or any other symptoms that could be urgent or emergency, choosing a hybrid model can take the guess work out.

Difficulty Breathing

Sometimes conditions such as difficulty breathing can be from a minor issue such as bronchitis or a chest cold. These condi Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Comparing And Contrasting The Emergency Room With The Urgent Care Center

From the ER and Urgent Care Center to going to your general care practitioner’s office, there are many ways to seek medical treatment here in the United States. Unfortunately, that does not necessarily make medical care all that accessible to the average person. For someone without insurance, the ER and Urgent Care options are often the only ones with any viability, as they will not easily be able to be seen by an general car practitioner, even for a minor medical concern.

When we look at the option of the ER and Urgent Care, however, it is important that we compare and contrast their benefits and detriments, the pros and the cons. So what is the difference between emergency room and urgent care? What is similar between the ER and Urgent Care? First let’s look at the similarities, of which there are plenty. The ER and Urgent Care both provide emergency care to patients who have not scheduled an appointment and both are open the general public, making them accessible to those who d Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

3 Tips For Buying A Home in Florida

Are you looking for a new home? Does a view of the water or easy access to the beach to you? If so, purchasing a new house in Florida may be something to consider. Florida has a surface area of 65,755 square miles and a total population of 21.31 million. Florida itself attracts more than 100 million visitors each year and 36% of vacation buyers purchased property in a beach area. There are 1,200 miles of sandy beaches and 1,800 miles of coastline in Florida. That’s just one reason that 1,000 people move to Florida every day.


There are 7.42 million homes and apartments available in Florida today. According to Neighborhoodscout, the median home value in Florida is $209,623. Only 1.5% of the homes in Florida cost more than $1.42 million, according to Neighborhood Scout. IF you are in the market for a new home in Florida, here are a few things to consider before moving in.

Pick A Location You Can See Yourself In For A While

When you buy a home, you typically plan on Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Wood, Vinyl Or Chain Choosing The Best Type Of Fence For Your Home’s Backyard

You’ve decided to invest in a new gate for your home. Now what?

Your next step should be choosing the right materials and style to compliment your home. This could mean a rolling wood gate for your driveway or French gothic fence pickets to bring out the color in your garden. Whichever one you choose, you need to make sure you know the ups and downs of each choice. Some materials last longer than others, which can be wonderful if you’re less interested in maintenance and more interested in an increased ROI. Other materials have more style and class, a prime choice if your goal going in is to make your home’s exterior design sing.

Here are five tips you’ll want to tuck away when you’re building a wood picket fence or buying vinyl fence parts.

Vinyl Is An Old-Fashioned Material With Incredible Longevity

If you’re looking for a strong package overall, vinyl is a good choice to start with. More homeowners today are replacing their old, worn-ou Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Storage and Organization Products Can Help You Make the Most of Any Space

Senior year.
As your older daughter begins her last year in college, you once again try to help her get her dorm room the way that she wants it. With the biggest space that she has had so far, you are helping her purchase items that can help her get and stay organized for what will be a very busy year. Not an easy task when her college is 12 hours away, it has always been a challenge to make sure that she has what she needs when the semester begins.
Very self sufficient, your daughter rarely asks for help, but you often do what you can when you are in town. On this visit, the two of you have been taking a pretty close look at cube storage ideas that can serve several purposes. In addition to giving her space to stash things when she needs to, some of the cube storage ideas can also serve as a television stand. By purchasing from a higher quality storage organizer store, you are hoping that you can find her some pieces that will allow her to make an easy transition to after coll Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

The Value of a Mortgage Broke

If you are thinking about getting yourself and your family a new home, then chances are you have dealt with a mortgage broker. If you have yet to deal with this type of worker, then chances are you will soon have to deal with a mortgage broker. Therefore, it is really important for the average citizen to understand what a mortgage is and what type of role this worker has in their lives!

A mortgage broker acts as an intermediary who brokers mortgage loans on behalf of individuals or businesses. Therefore, this type of worker will basically represent you and your interests when it comes to getting a big time loan. Seeing as how a mortgage is definitely considered a big time loan, it is easy to understand how and why their role is so important.

Mortgage planning is incredibly stressful and it is definitely not easy to come up with a great mortgage plan. this is why so many homeowners have Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!