Is Assisted Living or a Care Home Right for My Elderly Relative?

This is a collaboration post. This is a difficult topic for most people. As time moves on, so do the generations and looking after your elders is a responsibility that should never be shrugged away. Your parents and other elderly relatives deserve the care and respect they had in their younger lives and having raised you, it is time for you to care for them. There is no single way to age and there are many steps to go through before going to a care home. Talk about what you want and what our relative wants in a calm way […]

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Dressing Your Son For A School Dance

This post is a collaboration. As children grow up, they tend to get embarrassed by their parents whenever they’re in front of their friends. Hey, don’t get mad at them, we used to do that too. But we all know we felt like we had a reason. It wasn’t to be nasty or just fit in with the other kids. It was due to the fact that our parents were just square, didn’t understand our fashion culture as children and youths. It’s a shame really because when we grow up to be adults, remembering back at our time we now […]

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Stay Young: Doing It For The Kids

This post was a collaboration post. When people talk about their youth and how to stay younger for longer, they often talk regarding beauty and aesthetics. You hear about how people want to avoid the signs of wrinkles. That’s fine, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look great as you age. But there is a better reason to fight the signs of age, and that’s to make sure that you are in the best shape of your life for your kids.   Why you need to stay young… Honestly, there are lots of reasons your kids need you to stay […]

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Top 5 Ways To Feel Confident In Your Skin

This post contains affiliate links. Being body confident is something that we all deserve. Yet, very few of us actually feel it. It’s far too easy to feel self-conscious instead. This isn’t something that we all try to do, it’s just something that happens naturally. The mind tends to be programmed to think and feel negatively first. So, you have to work really hard to turn that around. However, when you’re really conscious about being happy and healthy, positivity and confidence are crucial. If you want to be your best self and you want to feel secure in yourself, then […]

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How To Get Help When You’re Overworked

This post contains affiliate links. As much as we’d all like life to go smoothly, it doesn’t always. Sometimes, we can feel like we’re stretched too far. One minute, you’re enjoying all of the best things in life, and the next, you’re then finding yourself trying to work, look after a house, raise a family, have a social life, and take time out for yourself. And that can be tough! Throw in the idea of having the money for it all, and it can really make you feel stressed out. So much so, that you know you’re overworked. But when […]

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Preparing Your Kids For College

This is a collaboration post. Watching your kids go to college can be a proud moment, however, you’ll want to ensure that they’re prepared. College is a huge change of environment and gaining access onto a course isn’t easy. Here are just several ways to get your kids ready for college.   Prep for Independent Living. If your kid is going to be studying on campus, it’s likely they’ll have to leave home and learn to live independently. Whether they’re in a college-owned dormitory or a shared property, they’ll need to be able to do all of their own cooking, […]

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Keeping The Kids Entertained At The Beach

This post contains affiliate links. My kids love the beach. Don’t all kids?  A bucket and shovel might keep them occupied for twenty minutes tops while you get to relax and read a book, but you’ll need to plan a few more activities if you want to keep your kids truly entertained. Here are just a few different family activities for making sure your kids have the best beach break possible.   Play beach games. There are a multitude of games that you can play on the beach. Bring a beach ball, and you can try playing some volleyball. Alternatively, you could […]

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5 Things To Do On Your Birthday… Alone.

When you’re a kid, a teen, and a twentysomething, birthdays only require one ingredient to be awesome: loads of people. That’s the secret to a birthday celebration. Yes, there will be cake, and your fruit shoot drinks will gradually turn to shots, but the only thing that really makes the list is people. But as you get a touch older and start heading for your thirties and beyond, we all feel ready to switch things up a bit, whether we admit it or not. That is to say, we all think about opting for the solo route. Sure, this may […]

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Keeping The Sunday Dinner Tradition Alive

This post contains affiliate links. Maybe for the modern world, a Sunday dinner just doesn’t make sense. Why do you have to gather with family and possibly friends to have a large dinner most Sundays? Why make the effort just for one day every now and then when you could just make it only for special occasions? *Disclaimer: we are not a religious family and Sunday dinners for us, are just about being together and reconnecting.* One thing for sure is though, it brings families together. Food can do wonders for building relationships, keeping the family close and also, passing […]

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Don’t Let Your Kids Walk To School Alone Before Reading This

One of the first tastes of independence that your child will get is being able to walk to school on their own. Now I know what you’re thinking, yes I homeschool, but I see numerous dangerous walking to school situations and I want parents and children to be prepared.  Most children love knowing that they have reached this age at which they are expected to be responsible and really relish in the walk to school either on their own or with friends. However, for parents, it can be something else altogether. For most parents, the first time their child walks […]

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