Family, Parenting

Can You Baby-Proof Your Life?

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When you become a parent, your life changes dramatically – not for the worse, but it still means that you need to adjust to a new pace and new requirements. Needless to say, you’ve probably read through a few pregnancy and motherhood books to guide you through the critical transformations in your body. But having a baby brings a lot more than a few physical transformations in your body and your home. It’s a completely new lifestyle that you need to embrace. From ensuring that you give your child the best changes for the future to creating a home that is safe and exciting for them to grow up, you need to baby-proof your entire life. Becoming a parent changes you. Your best chance of success in this new role is to embrace the change and make sure that it works for both you and your baby. Here are the essential things you need to consider to make your life baby-friendly.

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Family, Health

6 Things To Encourage Your Older Family Members To Try

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One of the most important aspects of family life is how you can help make one another’s lives better. Families are all about support, caring for one another, and ensuring that all family members are living the best experience they possibly can.

For many families, much of their focus on ensuring happiness is focused on the youngest generation. You and your parents think about the lives of your kids and how you can give them everything they may possibly need. You think about the experience your children need, the things they need to learn, and what you can do to ensure they are experiencing the best version of life possible.

As wonderful as this is, it might be worth occasionally thinking about your older family members– be it your own parents, your uncles, and aunts, or anyone else who is from the generation prior to yours. There’s so much you can do to ensure these members of your family are living the best experience possible, encouraging them to undertake tasks that benefit them in terms of practicality, health, and general enjoyment of life. Here are a few ideas you may want to try…

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Health

Injury Recovery: Rights and Wrongs

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Injuries are a major cause for concern when it comes to our health and wellbeing. The dictionary defines an injury as being harmed, damaged, or impaired. We normally associate injuries with athletes and people who take part in physical activities. But, you can sustain an injury in your own home, or anywhere in the world

When you get injured, it changes your lifestyle. You may be unable to do certain things, and it can lead to weight gain and many other health problems. This is why I believe it’s so important that you know how to recover from an injury. By knowing this, you can get yourself back to a state of good health, without falling deeper into a spiral of unwellness.

Yes, it probably comes as no surprise to know there are right and wrong ways of recovering from an injury. So, I’ll tell you all the right things to do, while showing the wrong things, helping you avoid them.

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Family, Home Improvement

Getting Your Family Ready For The Move

Moving house can be stressful, and this is especially the case when you have so much to do and even more to think about. You may get to the point where you begin to doubt your decision to move and you may even be concerned about the location as well. The main thing that you have to do when you move house is make sure that your family is ready, and that everyone is on the same page regarding the big day. This is easier said than done, however!

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Health, Home Improvement

Is Your Landlord Keeping You Safe?

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There are many benefits to the renting life.  Upfront costs are substantially less than they would be when buying. Most times, a landlord will ask only for a deposit and a month’s rent in advance. As such, this is a ready-made living situation without years of saving.

Renting also saves on responsibility. You won’t need to worry about maintenance or breakdowns. Your landlord will take care of it. It’s easy to see, then, why more of us are opting to rent long-term. This won’t provide the benefit of owning your own home. But, many would argue it’s worth that price. In most instances, even a lifetime of renting won’t come close to homeownership expenses.

But, this option isn’t all plain sailing, especially when dealing with neglectful landlords. If your landlord doesn’t have your wellbeing in mind, you could find yourself in a constant struggle. This is especially the case when they fail to take health and safety into account. You can even start to feel at risk. Obviously, that isn’t ideal, especially when you have a family to consider.

Are you worried your landlord is neglecting their health and safety duties? Here are some sure warning signs, and what you can do about them.

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Cleaning

Protect Your Home – Whatever The Weather

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Like it or not, the weather has been getting increasingly severe over the past decade or so, with hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and floods occurring with alarming regularity. Depending on where you are in the country, it’s likely that you will have one or two major issues to contend with, so it’s vital to have thorough plans in place to ensure that you keep your family safe.

One of the biggest considerations you should have is the structural capability of your home – and in today’s guide, we’re going to take a look at a few of your options. Read on to find out how to protect the biggest investment you will ever make from the ever-changing weather conditions.

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Exercise, Health

Getting Back Into Your Workout Groove

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It’s super normal to lose motivation. You’re not always going to feel your best. And when you’re tired, or run down, or going through a stressful period, trying to stay on top of your workouts can be really tough. You’ll find that working out can be great for your mind and body, and be exactly what you need. When you aren’t motivated, it’s just not going to happen though. So, when you find yourself feeling like this, you want to make sure that you do something to change that. To shake things up and boost your motivation, here’s what you can do.

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Family

Important Decisions for New Parents

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There are many new decisions that new parents need to make when bringing baby home for the first time. Hopefully, you will have already decided on a name, so at least that is out of the way. However, there are many other things that need to be considered when planning how to raise your child in those early weeks and months of their life.

There are many, many different resources on the best way to raise your child online and so it can be overwhelming to look at a whole host of contradicting ideas. Luckily for you, the way you raise your child is entirely up to you. All babies are different, and while some methods may work for one child, they may not work for others.

Finding the right balance and understanding your child’s needs takes time, especially when they can’t speak or express themselves any other way than crying or laughing. There will be a teething period for you, as much as there will be for them later on in life, and so it is essential that you are not afraid to make mistakes, you are as new to this as anyone else, after all.

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Family

When’s the Right Time to Start a Family?

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As you age, it’s normal to think about what the future holds. Most of us grow up with a template in our minds that we assume we’re going to follow at some point. The typical pattern involves falling in love, committing to each other and having a family. Now, this formula isn’t for everyone, but many people do want to become parents. If you don’t already have children, and you’re thinking about parenthood, you may be wondering if there’s ever a perfect time to welcome a new addition to the family. If you find yourself in this situation, hopefully, you’ll find this guide helpful.

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Cooking

3 Spring Recipes Everyone Needs to Try

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Perhaps thinking of spring is a little overly-optimistic given the recent weather conditions, but before you know it, the weather will be warming and a sense of hope and optimism will be in the air. This is a particularly exciting development in the kitchen, as you move from the comfort foods that saw you through the worst of winter and into an embrace of lighter, more intricate dishes that suit the warming climate.

For many of us, the change in season means that we’ll soon be returning to recipes that we abandoned in the fall, waiting for warmer times to resume before we could cook them again. While it’s always pleasant to be able to return to an old favorite, there’s no harming in adding a few more strings to your bow to embrace the shift into spring. Below are three recipes that are so good, everyone should try them at least once!

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