Simple Steps That Take You from Cluttered to Clean

Decluttering can seem a daunting chore, but having a clean home in the end is worth it. Here are some simple, helpful tips that can take you from cluttered to clean in no time. Get Rid of Junk Getting rid of junk and things you no longer have a need or use for will go a long way in decluttering and cleaning your home. Begin with a small area of your home; start with what you can see. As you evaluate each one of your belongings individually, organize your stuff…

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Effective Cleaners Based on Pantry Staples

You might be surprised to learn that there are many effective natural cleaning products, many of which can be found in your own pantry! Whether you’re in a pinch and need an effective cleaner but can’t get to the store to buy one, or you are simply interested in natural cleaning products, keep reading to find out about three effective natural cleaners that can help you. Lemon and Salt Lemons and salt are a natural pairing that can easily clean porcelain stains, smelly odors, aluminum discoloration, and grease buildup. Combine…

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Why You Should Consider Starting a Garden

Growing your fruits and veggies is an awesome way to put food on the table. There is nothing more nutritious and delicious than eating food that is freshly picked from your backyard. Not only is it a fun activity to partake in, but it’s also a rewarding one. Consider starting a garden with these helpful tips. Health Benefits Eating good food grown from your garden is a notable health benefit but gardening goes beyond that. Just being outside in the sun can boost vitamin D absorption. Working in the dirt…

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3 Responsibilities Your Children Can Take on When Getting a Puppy

“Please, Mum? Can we get a puppy? Everyone I know has one.” As a parent, you’ve probably heard this at least once from your children. Many children want a puppy, as they can be a lively addition to the household, and a great companion. However, puppies can also cause a great hassle for adults. That said, you can teach your children how to take care of a puppy. Here are three responsibilities your children can take on with your family’s new puppy. Training Your children can assist in training your…

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How Can You Help a Child Through a Mental Health Crisis

It’s not just adults who need help managing mental health. A child can also have a mental health crisis, and you will need to be there to help them get through it. Here are a few ways to help your child if he is struggling. Don’t Leave Them Alone Even if your child says he wants time on his own, don’t leave him alone during a mental health crisis. Some situations are so serious that a child can be a danger to himself, so you need to be there to…

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What to Know About Road Tripping With Pets

Family road trips, while often amusing and memorable, can exhaust the attention span of the most patient travelers. Some animals are afraid of traveling in a car, while some are a bit too excited. We’ve gathered a few tips that’ll help you and your pet enjoy the open road. Pack for Your Pets You’ve prepared your snacks, booked your hotel(s), gassed up the ride, and remembered to pack your charger. Don’t forget about your barking buddy! You should make sure to pack your pet’s essentials, just as you would your…

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How to Stay Organized During a Big Move

Moving is one of the most stressful processes that most people will experience in their lifetime. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make the process a little less stressful. Create a Plan There is a lot to keep track of during a big move, and it can be hard to remember everything. A moving checklist reminds you of the items you need to complete for an organized move. Your moving checklist can start as far as eight weeks out from moving day and include things like…

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What Are the Secrets to a Long Life?

If we’re lucky enough to grow old, it’s important to do it well. Healthy ageing includes exercise of the body, spirit and mind. We need to continue to increase our physical strength and flexibility, our empathy and compassion and our knowledge base. Risk Management Poor behavioural choices can lead to poor health. From our selection of a life partner to simple daily habits, the choices we make help us to build habits that can increase or decrease the quality and length of our lives. Luckily, older adults think more rationally…

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At-home Workout Tips for Beginners

For many people, the hardest part of establishing a regular exercise routine is finding a convenient place to do it. Because nothing is more convenient than your own home, your house makes a great place to fire up your exercise plan. Here are three workout tips for beginners looking to get into shape at home. Make the Time One of the biggest roadblocks for people looking to get fit in the comfort of their own home is finding the time for the activity. Even if you do not have hours…

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How to Avoid Bug Bites While Hiking With Your Kids

Hiking as a family is a fun way to bond while exercising in the great outdoors. Before you set off on your outdoor adventure, it is important that you have equipped yourself with the knowledge and tools to avoid bug bites. Ranging from mild mosquito bites to more serious tick infestations, it is critical that you protect your family from these potentially dangerous encounters. Here are three ways that you can avoid bug bites while hiking with your kids. Bug Spray It is important to remember that not all bug…

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The Parent’s Guide to Kid-Proofing Your Devices

Technology has changed the way we live our daily lives. From being able to get reports about what’s happening around the world to allow us to pay our bills easier, technology is a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, the same rings true for many children. Children are often rambunctious to the point that they are unpredictable, and that behavior mixed with technology can spell disaster. Here are a few tips for keeping your technology and devices protected from your kids. Phone Having a phone — and often a smartphone…

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With the Kids in Mind: How Your Actions and Behavior Influence Your Children

You may not realize how much your kids are picking up from your behavior every time they are around you. What you say does matter, but it’s your actions that speak the loudest. There are so many ways your behavior influences your children for better or worse. Here are some key aspects to keep in mind when raising children. Eating Habits What you eat and your overall attitude towards food can make a huge difference in your child’s life. Choosing healthy foods and putting the focus on being strong and…

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Healthy Habits to Teach Children That Will Set Them Up for Success

Every parent wants their child to grow into a well-rounded, healthy adult, but it doesn’t happen by chance. Many parents struggled throughout early adulthood to get a good handle on personal nutrition, wellness, and exercise. Many of us are still learning today. Luckily, all of your life lessons can turn into instruction for your children. These are three healthy habits you’ll want to instill from an early age so your little ones can go on to practice them as they grow up healthy and strong. Fitness Children from ages to…

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Teaching Your Kids to Navigate the Streets Safely

A major life skill you need to teach your kids is how to navigate the streets safely as a pedestrian. Accidents can happen quickly, but a child armed with the right information has a better chance of staying safe. Set the Example Words don’t go as far as actions. If you truly want your child to learn how to be safe while walking near a street, you have to set the example. According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, you should put away your phone to show your child that…

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What You Need to Know to Protect Your Piano from Pests

When it comes to cleaning an older or wooden piano, it can be a little intimidating and challenging for most people. This is largely due to the fact that placing the wrong chemical or rubbing too harshly on a component can not only change the sound of the piano but may even ruin it entirely. Sure, we can live with a little dust but what a piano can’t live with is pests within it. Pests not only cause a hazard to the piano itself but to the well-being of the…

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Choosing the Best Daycare for Your Child

So it’s time for your little one to head off to daycare? The transition from home to a full-time care facility can be a challenge for both you and your young one. If you choose the right place, however, that transition can proceed much more smoothly. How do you know what to look for to ensure that your child has the best daycare experience possible? Continue reading for three things you need to consider when searching for quality childcare. Consider Your Child’s Age Your child’s age should be one of…

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Are We There Yet? What to Keep in Mind When Road Tripping with Little Ones

Road trips can be a lot of fun, especially when you take them with the family. However, when you have small children, going on a long road trip may be a bit much for them to sit through. Here is a list of tips and tricks that can help make your next road trip with the tykes a pleasurable one. Snacks and Entertainment The main reason that taking a road trip with little ones can be a trying experience is that kids often get bored very fast. To keep children…

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Enjoy the Ride: Bicycle Safety Tips to Teach Your Kids

So much of our childhood memories revolve around riding our bikes. Depending on where you grew up, you may have ridden your bike to the store, in the woods or around your neighborhood. If you have a child of your own now, you may be concerned with how you can make sure your child is safe while riding their bike. You want them to enjoy this time, but you also want to make sure that your child isn’t going to get hit by a motorist or injured while riding their…

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Protectors of the Roblox Universe | Lifting Simulator

The family that plays together, stays together… or so I have been telling myself as I have spent untold hours playing Roblox lately. Yes, I know, not really a suitable occupation for a 40 something but when your little one is obsessed by it and you want to make it as safe as it can be, you do what you can. I have to be honest here, the games become strangely addictive after a while and when your husband joins in and all of your immediate family is playing it…

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How to Keep Your Nursery Clean Without Toxic Chemicals

When you have a baby, you become much more aware of how clean your home is. The nursery where your baby is sleeping should be clean. This will help keep your baby happy and healthy. Frequently dusting and wiping down areas where you change your baby’s diaper is beneficial. Unfortunately, many chemical cleaning products can be dangerous to your baby’s health and yours as well. Let’s talk more about how to keep your nursery clean without using toxic chemicals for the job. What Are Chemicals and Which Ones Are Toxic?…

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