Family, Health, Parenting

Don’t Grow Old While Your Kids Are Still Young

When you have kids, you want to feel like a parent, not a grandparent. What do we mean by this?

You don’t want to keep telling them no when they ask you to come outside to throw the ball around because you have a bad back. You don’t want to embarrass them by falling asleep in the cinema watching a movie. You definitely don’t want to be out of breath after running around in the backyard with them for five minutes.

These issues are understandable when you hit seventy but not before your twilight years. When you have kids, you should still have the energy to play with them, to stay active with them and basically enjoy life.

Unfortunately, there are many issues that can prevent you from doing this. But we know how to avoid them and make sure that you’re in the best form possible for your kids.

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General

What to Wear to a Wedding

Getting ready for the summer doesn’t just mean preparing the back patio for cookouts, embracing the warm weather, and gearing up to head on that much needed vacation; for some of us, it means getting ready for the craziness of wedding season!

You have the perfect gift for the soon-to-be newlyweds’ registry, found the perfect date for the special occasion, and definitely RSVP’d by now.

What’s next? Perhaps that most forgotten and overlooked detail for attending a wedding is picking out the right outfit. From seasonal weather to the theme of the wedding, there are many details to take into consideration for finding the right attire.

Rather than choosing that go-to suit or settling for that cocktail dress you’ve worn to three weddings the year before, here are a few tips to help you narrow down your choices for finding a the perfect outfit this wedding season.

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Cleaning, General

4 Tips to Spruce up the Guest Bathroom

There’s nothing more fulfilling than when you have guests to stay and they have an amazing experience. Being able to give them somewhere comfortable to sleep and enjoy themselves can make them feel like part of the furniture when they come to stay with you. Having the ability to do more than put someone up on the sofa is a good thing, and if you have an extra bathroom in the house for guests to use, too, you’re in for a winner. You may not be on a review site for hotels, but they’ll be raving about staying at your home for weeks as long as you give them a reason to.

If you want to have your guests feeling as welcome as possible, then check out the tricks below. You’ll be able to give them the most enjoyable visit that you can – especially if they have a special bathroom just for them.

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Cleaning, Health

Natural Alternatives to Conventional Items

In today’s world we see that more people are becoming health conscious, many of whom diet, exercise, cut out processed foods, sugars, and starch in the effort to become healthier and leaner. While these methods are changing the way people think about foods, many of us are unaware that it’s not just foods that contain harmful preservatives and chemicals, this applies to regular items you use on a daily basis as well. Did you know there are harmful toxins lurking in your cleaning products, makeup, fragrances and even your lipstick? You may be thinking that your lipstick hasn’t killed you yet so why bother? Well, the truth is that leading a healthy holistic lifestyle includes avoiding exposure to these harmful chemicals. Luckily, we have compiled a list of natural alternatives to your conventional items for your convenience.

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Home, Home Improvement

Scandi On A Shoestring: Decorating the Nordic Way

The Scandinavians have a simple way of living; it’s one of the reasons they seem to flourish. I mean, who else can work productively for six hours a day and still maintain the same high standards? The answer is the Swedes and their Nordic neighbors. So, it’s not hard to see why Scandi style is becoming popular in homes across the country. It’s simple, basic, really, but with a touch of elegance and class. Of course, now that a trade war is in progress, imports are at a premium and you may get priced out. Here’s how to avoid The Donald’s crazy business tactics and decorate on a shoestring.

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Blogging, Home, Home Improvement

Ensuring Your Home Office Fits Your Home

We’ve talked before about creating the perfect exterior office, so it seems to make sense to examine the flip side: the interior office! For most people, this will be the first choice when it comes to creating an office in their home— but getting an interior office right is often easier said than done.

An office is a work space, which means it has to — first and foremost — serve an important purpose in your life. However, the office is also a part of your home, thus it needs to have a degree of flexibility to how it can be used and the purposes it is suitable for. You also have to try to balance the practical requirements with your preferred decor trends. Essentially, creating a home office that suits all of these purposes can be incredibly difficult— but here’s what you need to keep in mind to make it work…

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Home, Home Improvement, Maintenance

Crucial Questions To Ask When Renovating Your Kitchen

Kitchen renovations are an exciting time, especially if you love spending time in this area cooking from scratch as we do. However, they can also be complicated, and there are some critical questions that you need to ask yourself before starting. In fact, some of the most crucial questions are listed below, so keep reading to find out what you need to be considered when renovating your kitchen.

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Health, Self-Care

The Best Ways To Beat Bad Moods

Are you getting tired of waking up in a bad mood? Unfortunately, being in such a bad mood can be very difficult to shake off through the day, so there really is no wonder that so many people get down in the dumps whenever they wake up in one.

Feeling a bit grumpy and grouchy today? Well, your mood might improve when I explain that there are in fact a few things you can do to make yourself feel better. Don’t believe me? It’s true! Even though the majority of people think it can sometimes be impossible to shake yourself out of a bad mood, there are a few tricks and hacks that might succeed. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

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Home, Maintenance

How To Get Your Home Spick And Span For The Summer

There is nothing more troublesome than having a potentially stunning home that is an absolute mess, and the summer is just around the corner. Your home should be the thing that looks open and welcoming as the sun shines through the windows – not a messy one. It’s understandable in the winter time because we put up decorations and we fill the home because it’s cold so the cosier the better, but that time has passed and the sun is just starting to make an appearance.

Let’s face it, no one likes the idea of cleaning – it’s a bore, going around doing all the chores on the list. But it’s necessary if you want a nice area to reside in. The sooner you get it done, the sooner you can stop worrying about it. Plus, having a deep clean will mean that as long as you regularly maintain it, there is no reason to do one like it again – you’ll only be required to do little touch ups here and there.

Another important reason you should want to keep your home clean, other than the fact that it’s nearly summer, is because it will greatly improve your mental health. You may be feeling stressed or a little down, but not sure why. One thing for sure is that a messy home creates a messy mind. You wouldn’t believe the impact your environment has on your mentality, it can really drag you down because essentially you’re not able to escape it. So bear this in mind when you’re trying to find excuses as to why you can’t clean today.

It doesn’t need to feel like an overwhelming task, you can make it fun. Invite some willing friends and family over, turn up the radio, tie your hair back, pop a bottle, and get to work.

Here’s what you need to do.

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