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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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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Family, General, Valentine's Day

Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids!

Do you remember your school days? How the first two week of February were always full of candy and treats and crafts?
My kids aren’t in school yet, but I have plans for them to experience Valentine’s Day the way we all did (plus, what grandparents don’t love getting Valentine’s from the little ones?)
Here are a few I saw on Pinterest that I absolutely /love/, and you will too!
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Family, Home Improvement

How to Find The House Of Your Dreams

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If you’re someone that has a particular kind of dream home in mind, then you’re not alone. Most of us will know what it is that we want out of our ‘forever home’. Whether it’s a brownstone building, a townhouse, or a quaint country cottage, you can sometimes feel as if that dream home will stay forever in your dreams. Because finding somewhere to live that you love, moving, and then creating a happy home takes a lot of work. And you can often feel like you’re nowhere near making it happen. When that’s the case, it can seem like finding the house of your dreams will be impossible. So to change your mind, let’s take a look at some of the steps that can make it much more manageable.

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Hidden Issues that can Damage the Family Home

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In an uncertain world, our family space can become our only source of security. Sometimes, though, hidden issues under the surface can make even family homes unhappy. In some instances, such problems are apparent straight away. At other times, things aren’t quite as clear-cut. Sometimes, we miss what’s in front of us. After all, if an issue is hidden from view, it can be challenging to diagnose. Yet, left unchecked, these problems can make even home an unhappy place. To ensure that doesn’t happen, it’s essential you know how to deal with hidden issues like these. And, to help you do that, we’re going to consider some things you should look out for.

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Family, General, Valentine's Day

Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas (For Her)

I absolutely love Valentine’s Day. Everything about it. Even back in my single days, I still enjoyed the holiday and celebrated with friends.
Now that I’m married, I almost look forward to it more than Christmas! It means a guaranteed night or day (this year BOTH) without the kids!
So, are you out of creativity? Not sure what plans to make?
Here are 5 romantic Valentine’s Day ideas for the woman of your life!
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Family, General

A Few Reasons Why I Love My Husband

It’s such an amazing day! Today my husband (Kody) turns 26! So, in due fashion, I’ll be bragging about him a little today!

This is the fourth birthday of his we’ve spent together, third as a married couple. I’m pretty sure I can’t beat last year’s birthday (I literally had a surprise party with dollar store decorations, including pin the tail on the donkey. It was AMAZING.)

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Family, Self-Care

Ready for a Baby? Here are Some Things you Need to Know

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So, you and your partner are thinking of starting a family? That’s a big deal, and it’s something that couples both fear and look forward to at the same time. To put your mind at ease, you need to take the right steps now rather than later. It’s the only way to make sure that you don’t start creating problems for yourself. There are so many areas of your life that can be improved in order to set the ground for the family you’re about to start. Read on to learn more about those key changes.


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