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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Family, Parenting

How To Help Your Teenager Transition From Adolescent To Young Adult

Teenage years are far from easy. You’ve got multiple emotions running through your body and you’re dealing with hormonal and physical changes within your body too. At this time in your life, you’re expected to know what you want to do with your life which adds to all of the other pressures that you’re experiencing in your life. As a parent, this can be difficult to watch. Luckily, there are ways that you can help your teenager make it through these difficult years and transition into a thriving young adult with lots of prospects. Check out these ways to help your teenager transform from an adolescent to a young adult.

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Family, Parenting

3 Ways of Encouraging Your Kids to Get Out and About

3 Ways of EncouraIt’s so important to encourage your children to get out of the house and explore the outside world. Kids need to experience nature, fresh air, and the infinite beauty of the outdoors. These days, with everything seemingly boiled down to a screen, it can be difficult to be the kids interested in getting outside. But it is important for expanding their experiences and boosting their health at the same time.

This is why you have to do as much as you can to try to encourage your children to want to leave the house. You don’t want this to turn into a massive issue every time you are trying to get them to leave the house, so think about what you can do to encourage this in them. Here are three great examples of things all parents can do to help their children get out and about and enjoy the outdoors.

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