Family

Is Your Family Too Deep In The Digital World?

The average family home has seven screens between 3.1 family members. That’s a lot of digital information being shot at our brains. It can help us study, organize, learn, communicate, entertain and express ourselves. But it can also be dangerous. Here, we’re going to look at why we need to be a little more skeptical of how much time we and our children, in particular, spend with our faces right up against those seven screens.

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Home, Home Improvement, Maintenance

What Do You Need To Do To Get Your Home Gorgeous?

We all want our homes to look their best. But sometimes, it’s not always easy to know what you need to do to make that happen. Whether you’ve just moved into somewhere new, or you’ve been in the same place for a while, you can often lose your vision. Maybe you know what you want to achieve with your decor, but you’re not too sure about how you’re going to do it? When this is the case, you often need a few pointers to help you out. Because working to create a gorgeous home doesn’t have to be hard. But it does have to be something that you work at. So let’s take a look at some options you have to ensure everything looks gorgeous.

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General, Health, Self-Care

Some Beginner Steps for Pulling Yourself Together

There’s often a point in our lives when we realise that we can no longer get away with the kind of recklessness we might have once enjoyed.

Whether it’s the creeping sense that the career of our dreams can only be attained if we seriously let go of our bad habits and begin moving forward in our lives, or whether it’s becoming a parent or a spouse, and knowing that we have to be better than we were before, sooner or later, “pulling yourself together” is essential.

This isn’t always easy. If you’re moving home, you can contact a company such as https://www.mybekins.com/location/phoenix-az-movers/ to help you out. When it comes to pulling yourself together, it’s a much more solitary journey.

Here are some tips and suggestions that might help you on your journey to becoming better tomorrow than you are today.

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Family, Pet

Bring Down Your Dog’s Insurance With This Expert Advice

When you welcome a dog into your home, it’s really important to get them some basic items and equipment. Things like a good quality bed, healthy dog food, and a few different toys will really come in useful and ensure that your dog can lead a healthy and happy life. However, there is one very important thing that all dogs need but many owners often overlook: pet insurance.

Once your pet is insured, it will be covered for all veterinary and related health bills. So, if your dog were to fall ill or get injured somehow, you wouldn’t have to fork out huge sums of money for its treatment and medicine. So, as you can see, insurance can bring down your overall pet costs in the long run. Unfortunately, though, some pet policies can be extremely expensive. There are a few ways you can try and bring down the price, though. Read on to find out more.

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Health, Self-Care

When Life Hands You Lemons…

There is no way of ever knowing what life is going to through at you, so sometimes we can be very unprepared for difficult periods in life. Whenever we are forced to go through some very stressful times, such as going through a divorce, bereavement, or a serious illness, it can often take us by surprise and we aren’t quite as emotionally prepared for these situations as we might have thought we would be. This is one of the main reasons why tough times are so hard on us and why so many upsetting periods have a negative effect on our mental health.

There is no reason you will never smile again, though. You will be able to get through these tough times and out the other side. As a result, you will be much stronger as a person. Has life handed you lemons? Here are some things you can do about it.

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Gardening / Landscaping, Home, Maintenance

Get Neighbors As Green As Your New Lawn With Killer Curb Appeal

You may not realize it, but you are constantly in a secret competition with your neighbors. It’s an unspoken, private war and the only evidence of it will be a subtle side glance at your home. Or, a comment such as ‘oh, new flowers I see?’ Loosely translated this actually means: ‘your flowers may be colorful but the water fountain we just ordered is better.’ It’s a friendly game although when it comes time to sell, it can become more than that. Particularly, if more than one home goes on sale at the same time. You see then you’ll be in competition trying to win buyer interest to get that perfect sale. So, curb appeal isn’t just about turning your neighbors green with envy. But what can you do to improve your home and the way it looks from the curb.

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General

Our Great Guide For Renting Property With Kids

Not every family ends up buying their home. Many people continue to rent for years after they have kids. This does make a lot of sense. It can be expensive to buy a home, particularly when you consider the issue of mortgage repayments. Sometimes it can be wiser and indeed more freeing to rent your property. However, you do need to be careful about living in a rented property. There are advantages and disadvantages of this type of setup, particularly if you are keen to get the deposit you paid back. Deposits can be substantial, particularly if you are renting a house rather than an apartment.

First, let’s look at some of the benefits. One of the biggest benefits is the worry of unexpected costs. When you have a family, it can be difficult to handle large costs that you weren’t expecting at all. This includes a boiler break, a plumbing problem or an appliance that needs replacing. Depending on your setup renting, the landlord should cover most of these costs for you. That means you won’t need to worry about whether or not you can afford them. It does mean that you also won’t have to worry about constantly having a larger sum of money in savings. This is, in turn, frees up your money for other luxuries such as family vacations.

Renting provides flexibility as well. It’s quite possible that even after starting a family you still don’t feel like you have job security. This can make putting down payment on a property difficult and renting might be the best option. It will make it easier to pick up and go, moving to a new location with your family.

Will kids be impacted by the fact that you don’t own the property you’re living in? The likelihood is that, until they reach a certain, age, they won’t be aware of it. As they get older, it still won’t impact their life that much. Though, you should be wary of moving to multiple properties over a brief period as this type of instability may impact their social development. Now let’s explore some of the other aspects you may want to consider when you have a rented property with kids.

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Home, Home Improvement, Maintenance

Building an Inviting Wetroom

One of the most common bathroom designs of the modern age is creating your own wetroom. On the surface, you may think that this is a simple concept to create. You simply need to tile all the walls and floors and put a drain in the centre. However, one of the biggest challenges comes from trying to make this kind of space inviting. In this blog post, we are going to aim to help you out with this challenge by talking you through a few top tips which you can put into practice yourself.

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Family, Travel

10 Tips for Your First Family Vacation With Children

There’s nothing quite like the first vacation with your family. Just you, your partner, and your child, ready to see another part of the world. What could be more exciting? Of course, a vacation that’s memorable for all the right reasons won’t just happen; you’ll need to take certain steps to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. Below, we offer ten tips, which will hopefully ensure that this trip is just the first of many travel adventures!

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Home, Maintenance

Fort Knocks: Giving Your Home A Safety Makeover

Is your house as safe as you think? Whether it’s keeping your house secure from potential theft, or ensuring that everything is wired up properly in the house, a lot of people think that modern houses are built to withstand anything. In actual fact, a lot of new builds, although they are relatively sturdy, require a few extra precautionary methods. So, what problems can occur in a standard home that’s potentially dangerous, and what can you do about them?

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