If you care for an elderly parent and your children at the same time, you are not alone. Although hard figures are hard to come by, it is estimated that 25 percent of Americans who care for kids under the age of 18 also care for at least one elderly parent. As you know, this situation can be stressful and even feel overwhelming at times. You need to look for ways to make handling the pressure of both duties without … Keep Reading!!!
Discussing separation or divorce is always a tricky business.
After all, when a marriage breaks down, it is a rare case where each party walks away with a smile on their lips and a song in their heart.
More often, jealously, recriminations, acrimony or guilt, cloud any sensible decision making and you may find down the track, that hasty concessions made in the heat of the moment, are costing you dearly.
Take a friend of mine who is … Keep Reading!!!
If you are reading this before taking your first trip with a baby, then the title is spot on.
It is a survival guide.
While we can’t give you money to get first class tickets on a plane or make your nervous toddler fall asleep or interested in the roadside scenery, what we can do is give you some tactics and pointers on how to play defense in this ruthless sport you’re new to.
The “opponent” is cute, but has … Keep Reading!!!
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even so, when the decision is between extra time in bed and a good meal, most of us choose bed! If you don’t eat a healthy breakfast, you set off on the wrong footing. Your brain function will be slower. And, by mid-morning, you’ll be thinking only of your grumbling stomach. The goods new is, there’s a way to ensure you get a good breakfast, and extra … Keep Reading!!!
Getting a driver’s license is a landmark for teenagers that is much anticipated. With a driver’s license comes a modicum of freedom. However, with great freedom comes great responsibility. The thing is, parents of new drivers also have their share of that responsibility. What do you think you might need to know when your teen is about to have that extra bit of freedom? Here are just a few things to consider.
One critical factor that you need to … Keep Reading!!!
Tools in and around the kitchen are an essential to preparing any dish well. If you don’t have the right stuff for the job, you may not get the same impact out of a dish as you would’ve expected, or it could take you a lot longer to prepare and serve the meal than the time you had set aside to do so. Even worse – you simply may not be able to make what you want. … Keep Reading!!!
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Change, challenges and outright tragedies are all facts of life. If you’ve had a pretty easy ride so far, and life suddenly pulls the rug from under you, you may find that your powers of resilience aren’t exactly what they should be. Being able to bounce back after adversity is a skill that can help you through all kinds of difficult times in life, so here are a few pointers for being more resilient…
A first birthday is an important milestone in the life of every parent. That is why most people make their baby’s first birthday a grand celebration. And how can the party be complete without birthday return gifts for the little guests. You can find plenty of ideas for party favors, but it can be a little confusing when it is a first birthday party as most children attending the party are likely to be quite young in age.
With that … Keep Reading!!!
Particularly during the winter, it can be hard to keep your hair in good condition. First and foremost, it’s important to make sure that you get it trimmed regularly – it isn’t just your hairdresser trying to make extra money when they recommend that you go back every two months! Cutting the ends off and getting it restyled will keep your hair looking sleek and full of body and devoid of split … Keep Reading!!!
Allergens are all around our children. Naturally, we hope that the inside of our homes is one place they can have some relief from allergens. Indeed, our homes can be the best places to escape most allergens if our HVAC systems are properly filtering them out. However, if you aren’t regularly servicing or cleaning your HVAC system, you could make allergy problems more severe. Allergy season is basically year-round if you have an HVAC system that is circulating allergens inside … Keep Reading!!!
When your child attends nursery for the first time, it is a massive step for both them, as well as you, and it is important that you prepare for the event in advance. If you have not chosen where to send your child yet, you can get some excellent advice online to help you decide on where is best for your child. Getting prepared is something that can start up to a couple of months in advance, and one … Keep Reading!!!
The summer season offers a great opportunity to get some work done in your yard and garden, or even on your home exterior. But don’t make all your efforts about upkeep. Some upkeep is always necessary of course, but instead of focusing only on the jobs you need to do this summer, try to think of a few ways to redesign and improve your yard as you go along. These are a few ideas to help get you started, some … Keep Reading!!!