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Healthy Habits we can Teach Our Kids

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As parents, our number one priority in life is for our kids to grow up happy and healthy. And one of the most important things we can teach them is how to achieve this themselves, how they can grow up to make good food choices and live an active life and have fun in the process. When they’re little we’re responsible for making these kinds of decisions for them, but by teaching them the value of a healthy life we can pave a good path for the future. Here are some worthwhile habits to teach our kids.

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Health, Self-Care

Health Hacks to Make 2018 the Year You Fix Your Life

There are so many things you have to keep in mind when it comes to improving and enhancing your health these days. You have to keep in mind the fact that there is so much available to you these days that will help you improve and boost your health and fitness. When it comes time to assess your health and well-being you need to look at the changes you can make that are going to help you achieve this.

That means you need to make sure you are going to find the right approach to take your life to the next level. Consider what it takes to improve your life on a daily basis, and what you can do to make things better this year. Think of 2018 as the year of opportunity, and do as much as possible to improve and fix your life this year using these wonderful health hacks!

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Cleaning, Home, Home Improvement

Easy Ways To Make Any Room Feel More Spacious

Small spaces are both challenging and charming. When designed correctly, they can feel warm, cozy, and safe, but all too often this isn’t the case. Instead, they’re designed in a way that leaves you feeling cramped and claustrophobic, which is the opposite of the calm and relaxed state you would want to be in. Making a small space seem larger might seem like a difficult and near impossible task, but it’s actually a lot easier than you might think. Keeping that in mind, here are four easy ways you can make any room in your home feel much more spacious.

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Family, Parenting

Educating Your Children About Money: 5 Unmissable Tips

One of the most important aspects of parenting is providing your child with life skills. The term “life skills” can apply to a variety of areas, but there is one area that rises above all others in terms of importance: money.

Money, according to a song from a popular musical, makes the world go ‘round – yet it’s a subject that is rarely covered by standardized education. As a result, parents have to turn into teachers, and provide a thorough background in financial management – which is often easier said than done. However, help is at hand, in the form of five simple tips…

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Family, Health

How To Live A Healthy Life As A Family

When it comes to having a family and being a mom, you’re always going to want the best for your children and husband. It’s often natural for you to put their needs above your own and to focus on ways to make them happy. On your journey towards doing that, you may find that you try out lots of different things to make sure that you’re all leading a happy and fulfilling life. But rather than try lots of different things to work out which is the best, you could focus on one thing to begin with. And that’s going to be health. We all know that our health is important, but you can often get wrapped up in daily life and not really realize that you’re not making it a priority. Even more so, you may not even be that knowledgeable about health. But you can learn!

We all know when we feel sick. And when we’re sick, or our children are sick, or even the dog is sick, we focus on getting back to good health. But what it that level of health you were at isn’t all that healthy to begin with? You’ll often know that you have to eat healthily and exercise to feel good and you’ll often teach your children these healthy habits, but is that all it takes to be healthy? Or is there more to do?

If you really want to make sure that your whole family is leading a healthy lifestyle, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are ten tips to help you do just that.

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Cooking, Family

A Recipe For Fun: Getting Kids Interested In Cooking

Calling out “dinner is ready” is the only time the kids are interested in cooking. They want nothing to do with the prep, but they’re happy to chow down like hungry piranhas. Moms don’t need the hassle. Most would rather put the dinner on the table and get the kids to wash up afterward. It’s a solid system that has worked for years. Why change now?

The truth is that cooking is a fundamental skill which kids lack. Plus, a healthy interest in the ingredients can lead to a healthier lifestyle. With that in mind, here are the tricks of the trade.

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Family, Home

3 Conscious Decisions You Can Make To Reduce Your Spending

If you are always worried about money, then it might be that you need to root down and discover what the genuine underlying problem is. It can be surprising how many underlying issues there can be, but the good news is that there is at least always something you can do about them. In this post, we are going to take a look at the role of spending within your financial decision making. If you can manage to keep a tight lead on your spending, you should be able to end up improving your financial decisions hugely as well. To look at that, we are going to discuss three conscious decisions which you can make to drastically reduce your spending – and therefore start to get your money back on track much sooner.

 

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Family, Parenting

Summer Is Coming: So How Do You Plan On Occupying The Kids?

The long summer break is fast approaching and with that comes a real split on how you feel about it. On the one hand, you might be really looking forward to spending extra time with your children. But on the other side of things you may be worried about stimulation and keeping them occupied, or having to logistically organise childcare due to work commitments. It can be a very exhausting time on the lead up to summer break. So I thought I would share with you some of the things you could consider to keep your children occupied this summer.

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Family, Home

Financial Troubles? Don’t Panic!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that money is one of the biggest sources of stress for a lot of people. Unless you’re incredibly lucky, it’s rare that you’ll ever be in a position where you’ll never have to worry about money. People often find themselves getting into a serious panic when they find themselves in any sort of financial troubles.

There are a lot of things that cause your finances to take a hit, and panicking is never going to solve your problems. You can’t always predict what’s going to happen in your life or what kind of impact it will have on your finances, but you do have control over exactly what you’re going to do when something does happen. Here are some of the most common sources of financial panic, and how to avoid letting them get to you.

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Self-Care

How Much Would You Pay For A Third Of Your Life?

As human beings, we look out into the natural world and we find wildlife amazing. Creatures that run so fast, soar into the clouds off their own power and animals that pretty much out-do us in almost every single way. But if the animal kingdom could speak our language just for a second, all the creatures, small and tall would call us weird. We are animals but we stand upright on two legs. To the rest of the life on this planet, we’re the odd ones out. And yet we have amazing bodies and biology that allows us to be flexible and incredibly agile. All that comes at a cost of our pressure zones in the back. Our vertebrae keep us standing and all the while remain fluid and dexterous. For one-third of our life, we are asleep but the one thing that usually doesn’t get a rest is our back. It’s the bridge that connects our head to our lower body. It curves and bears the weight of our skeleton and muscle mass while we lay on our mattresses. And when we’re awake, we sit down for a lot of the time at work, in our cars, at coffee shops etc. Being a better friend to yourself is so peculiar to some of us that we have to be taught how. If this remotely sounds like you, well today’s your lucky day then.

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