Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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How To Thrive on A Family Vacation With Kids

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Vacations are great for parents. But they are even more memorable for kids. That’s because, for many of them, it is their first chance to explore the world. The experiences that they have away from home stay with them for a lifetime.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Little Details Count For A Lot Selling Your Home

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Are you thinking about putting your home on the market? If so, then you need to consider how the little details are going to impact this process. Small details can count for a lot when selling your property. Here are some examples that you should definitely keep in mind.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Top Tips For Achieving A Minimal Yet Effective Beauty Routine

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It is most people’s preference to keep their skin healthy all year round. However, that is not always an easy feat. For those that lack skincare knowledge and do not understand the science behind products, then you might be using way more products than you need to. Or, you might not be using the right products for your skin.

You can achieve your desired skin with a minimal beauty routine. You just have to know a few simple tips and tricks.

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Break Up Your Routine And Go On A Weekend Trip

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Going on a weekend trip is one of the most affordable ways to break up your routine and explore new places. Whether you're headed away for 48 hours or longer, booking cabins in Tennessee or visiting family, packing the right items is essential.

With that in mind, here are some suggestions for things that you should pack when going on a short vacation

The Challenges You Might Face When Relocating

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The time of year is changing, and you are thinking about making a big move. Whether it's because your company has asked you to relocate or you want to be closer to family, there can be many challenges that come with moving. Here are some of the significant challenges people face when relocating so that you're prepared for what might happen in the future.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

4 Careers That Will Be In-Demand In the Future

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There are plenty of reasons people consider a career change. Sometimes, it comes after losing your job, whereas other times, you might feel you need a change, whether because you’re too stressed or have lost a passion. It is intimidating to make a career change, though. Betting on yourself can be risky, which is why it could be useful to know what types of careers will be in high demand in the future.

Ways You Can Enjoy Family Moments on a Lazy Weekend

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It's that time of year when the weather is always perfect. The sun is shining, there are no clouds in sight, and it's warm enough to enjoy being outside without sweating too much.

But, of course, this also means that many people have more free time on their hands. So, how can you spend this time with your family? Here are some ways you can enjoy lazy weekends with your family.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Roar Like a Lion NEW BOOK Release (with giveaway)

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It's been awhile since I wrote about a good devotional so I'm here to talk about a really nice one I've found for children: Roar Like a Lion by Levi Lusko (with Tama Fortner) and illustrated by Catherine Pearson. We were fortunate enough to receive a copy prior to the release date, which is today, September 14th, so we've been using it for a little while now. It's been a huge blessing to our family, a way to encourage children to open up and talk about topics that might be heavy on their little minds and hearts, or a way to help them express happiness, and their internal joy (which children just naturally have an abundance of in their sweet little hearts).

New Release! Scooby Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog

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Scooby and the crew have been around for as long as I can remember, and I've loved them through all of the changes. Now I'm excited to meet Courage the Cowardly Dog and am loving the play on words for his name. Imagine having Scooby Doo as your mentor to overcome fear?! This one's going to have some laughter as well as excitement in it, for sure, as these movies always do.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

How to Keep Your Skin Healthy All Year Round

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If you’re starting to notice the signs of ageing on your skin or you simply want to take further steps to look after it as you get older, it’s important to take an all year round approach. There are so many things you can do more of and pay attention to if you want to achieve the healthiest possible outcomes for your skin. And that’s precisely what we’re going to talk about today, so read on to find out more about doing this.

Keep Yourself Hydrated

First of all, you’ll need to make sure that you’re keeping your body as a whole hydrated all year, including if you travel. In order to function optimally, your organs need to be hydrated. And the skin is an organ too. So drink plenty of water, especially when you’re in hot and humid conditions. And on top of that, you can give your skin extra hydration by applying moisturizer.

Get Lots of Sleep

Getting plenty of sleep can be tough when you’re busy and balancing your career, but it’s worth at least trying to make it happen from the point of view of your skin’s health. Your skin needs the change to replenish and recover during sleep. So if you’re not getting enough of the sleep you need, you’ll be able to see it in your skin. So that’s something to keep an eye on.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

3 Great Hot Dog Toppings For A Prolonged Summer

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Time Management Tips For Busy Parents

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Successful time management is a skill that can transform your life as a parent. However, building a strategy that actually allows you to spend more time with the people you love isn’t easy.

Thankfully, we’ve got a selection of top tips that will help you achieve the desired results. Here’s all you need to know.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Useful Tips On Successfully Managing A Team

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Whatever their jobs are, your staff are what keeps your business running. Everyone, from cleaners to elite salespeople, contributes to the smooth operation of your company. A solid team, on the other hand, needs a strong leader to guide them, and if you're not running things effectively, you can't expect your team to follow suit. So, how do you properly manage a team? Unfortunately, there is no correct or incorrect answer. There are, however, a number of things to keep in mind to help guide you along the road. Check out some things to keep in mind when managing a team.

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Time management tools are really helpful

It's all too easy to let time pass you by. However, projects must be completed, and your staff will require guidance in establishing time frames for their responsibilities. You obviously can't be present to ensure that everyone spends the appropriate amount of time on each task, so implement time management tools for your team and you! Time management systems notify you when it is time to switch jobs, allow you to arrange brief and frequent breaks to keep you as awake as possible, and help you to prioritise deadlines. There are numerous free time management tools available, but if you want the full benefits, we strongly advise enrolling in a paid version.

Happy staff = happy business

You've probably heard the phrase "happy wife, happy life." The same principle applies to your business (albeit it may not be as easy to say). Keeping your employees happy is essential for encouraging motivation, productivity, teamwork, and communication. But how can you keep an entire team happy? Treat them fairly, speak to them not at them, and use encouraging language to keep motivation levels high. Remember to listen to feedback you’re given so you can continuously improve the workplace for both you and your team! Having a happy team will also show to customers, therefore making you seem more trustworthy in the long run.

Compassion is key

Life changes, and while it's essential to find a way to keep work and personal life separate, it's not always possible. A sick child or the death of a pet or loved one will disrupt work, and it is essential that you show compassion to your employees when such events occur. Taking the time to offer your personal help in things like helping them look for Pet Urns from Memorials.com or offering to drive them to the hospital will help show you genuinely care. This will gain you respect and loyalty from your staff, which means that when they return to work, they will be motivated and as productive as possible.

Incentivise!

Unfortunately, you cannot expect a team to be enthusiastic and productive overnight. Your drive comes from the ultimate goal, just like it does for a fitness regimen or buying your first home, and that is what you must supply for your employees! Give them incentives such as an extra day of paid vacation, a raise in income, or even a promotion! You'll be astonished at how much this improves motivation and productivity.

Talk to your team

If your team works well together and there are no snags, you're one of the lucky ones! No team, especially in the office, can be expected to be perfect 100 percent of the time! Holding regular meetings for all employees will allow them to clear the air, get things off their chest, and give everyone a chance to contribute to the success of your company.

Give back to your team

Your team are the cranks that turn the cogs of your business, and they will need a break every now and then if they are working long hours! Even if you undoubtedly already allow them to take appropriate breaks, do you provide a variety of refreshments, such as tea, coffee, and cold water? While this is not required, it will certainly increase employee morale and ensure that they are as refreshed as possible throughout each break. Vending machines are rather inexpensive these days, and a kettle will not break the bank!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

5 Things Cinderella Got Right

1. There are people in your life who will try to claim your glass slipper. Keep your eye open for the proverbial step-mothers and sisters out there, and make sure your shoe is such a unique fit that no matter how hard they try to fit into it, it ain't gonna happen.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Tips For Teaching Kids to Cook

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Teaching youngsters to cook is a fun way of keeping them entertained but it’s also an effective way to help them develop important life skills. When kids help to prepare a meal, they’re more likely to try new foods and enjoy a wider range of flavors. In addition to this, encouraging your kids to help around the kitchen can help to ensure they’re eating a well-balanced diet. To get started, take a look at these five tips for teaching kids to cook:

7 Easy Tips For Saving Money On Groceries

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Buying groceries can be expensive, and with household finances being squeezed in many different ways, it is only natural that people are looking for ways to cut costs on grocery shopping to help them save money.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Out With The Old And Out With The Old

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At some point in life, we've all come across the situation where you need to get rid of things. You may have moved into a new house and finding that your old stuff no longer fits in with what you've got planned with the movers, or maybe you need to de-clutter because you're having issues with hoarding; whatever the reason is, sometimes you need to get rid of your stuff and move on with your life.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

5 Reasons You Should Go to Urban Air Adventure Park



Do you wait all week long for the weekend to get here and then sit around the house doing nothing fun at all? You don't have to wait for a vacation to get out there and have a blast. Go get your fun on right now! One of our stops this weekend was Urban Air Adventure Park in Wellington, Florida. There are franchises of this indoor adventure park all over the country. Have you been there? Whether the answer is 'yes' or 'no' here are 5 reasons you should go (or go back!):

Thursday, August 26, 2021

First Time Landlord? Here Are Some Helpful Hints

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Although investing in real estate for the first time can be intimidating, there are a few things you should be aware of that will help you have an anxiety-free tenancy. To assist you in getting started as a first-time landlord, we have compiled some helpful hints.

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What To Look For In Travel Accommodation

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When you are traveling anywhere, one of the most central aspects to the experience that you are going to want to focus on is the accommodation. As long as the accommodation is as good as possible, you are probably going to find that it will really help you to enjoy your experience so much more, so this is something that you are going to want to think about in some detail. In this post, we will take a look at what you should ideally look out for in travel accommodation, to ensure that you are having the best time on your trip.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Physical Fitness: Get in Shape With These 5 Top Outdoor Activities

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Exercise is healthy for you and will help keep your weight in check. But sometimes exercising can be a drag! Luckily, some outdoor activities can make you healthier while having fun at the same time. Here are five of the best ways to get your body moving:

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Monday, August 23, 2021

6 Ways to Stay Healthy when Traveling for Business Trips

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Business trips can be a great experience, you’re getting to go on a small journey for work in possibly an unfamiliar area. The job usually pays for everything such as the accommodation, transportation, and even the food. It can be very tempting to indulge in junk food, especially if you’re on business trips often. Traveling gives us this relaxed mindset, even if we are traveling for work. This relaxed mindset tends to make us gain weight from indulging in unhealthy food, plus there may be little to no time to work out either. Your diet and exercise routine doesn’t need to suffer just because you’re on a trip, in fact, these healthy habits from home truly can go anywhere. Here are some tips for having a healthy lifestyle while traveling for work.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

I Made 4 New Purchases this Week. One is Going Back.


The second thing I got was this recycled laptop backpack from Fenrici. I like the Purple Terrazzo print, but what is most important to me is that it is going to protect the things I bring home from work!!! It's rainy season here in Florida, and most days when I'm getting off of work, the rain is coming down in buckets right now. I'm not complaining, it's always nice to have rain, but it surely does wreak havoc on my shoes AND on my work laptop that I take back and forth some nights. I tried to just use my own computer, but it doesn't have the same programs my work computer does, so it's just easier to bring that one home. It's not safe to do so in the rain though. Everyone knows a drop of water can fry a laptop faster than heat can fry an egg and that is no bueno for me. That front pocket is big enough for the charger, but there's also a lot of room inside, even after my laptop is tucked inside.

A Healthy Body Comes From A Healthy Mind

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Mental health corresponds to a state of well-being and balance between your thoughts, your emotions and your behavior. What is good mental health? It is simply the satisfaction of the mind and the psychological state. Mental health is often associated with a negative aspect and it is high time to take the restrictions off of the subject. It's true, you don't have to be in burnout or depression to start taking care of your mental health. We all go through this: low morale, period of demotivation, or stress due to work or studies. There are solutions to find a better mood and take care of yourself. Meditation, sport or nutrition, we give you all our tips to preserve your mental health and boost it! Simple things such as joining a gym, going on more day trips, or treating yourself to a favorite meal. What comes to mind for me is going to the Local Steakhouse; since they have huge salads for me and hearty steaks for the rest of my crew.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Earn Money Now! QuickRewards plus Amazon GC Giveaway

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With back to school in full swing, for better or for worse, parents are spending a lot of money to get their children ready. That means a rather large number of parents are looking for ways to cut corners and/or find ways to make up for the extra spending. QuickRewards offers a great option. With surveys that pay from $.50 to $10, there is something for everyone. I do want to note though, that most surveys pay $.50 to $1.00 as is common. Some surveys, however, pay even if you do not qualify for the one you have selected.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Here's What You Need To Think About Before Moving Abroad

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So you're moving to a different country? You must be overjoyed. Are you terrified? Perhaps a hybrid of the two? That's perfectly natural! You may have a group of supporters on your side, but you also have those pessimists, or at the very least sceptics, who express their envy or claim that they could "never" pick up and move across the globe like you. Put all of that out of your thoughts; you have a lot to do before you go to another country!

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How To Create A Memorable Vacation For Your Family

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It is okay to take a vacation trip to unplug and recharge your batteries. Vacations offer an excellent time for families to catch up and spend some exciting time together. However, planning a near-perfect vacation may seem daunting even for a seasoned traveler. Although 40% of US families take at least one vacation each year, about 89% feel vacation planning is stressful. From defining your budget, choosing the right destination, to creating an activity list, here is how to create a memorable family vacation experience.

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Strategies to Prevent Food and Drink from Staining Your Teeth: Foods to Avoid for Tooth Stains

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Foods and drinks that stain teeth are a common problem for many people, but it doesn't have to be. Eating certain types of food can cause your teeth to change color permanently over time if you aren't careful. You can also visit A Life of Smiles in grand Rapids, MI to get professional help.

This article will provide you with tips on avoiding staining your teeth when eating or drinking anything that might contain substances like tea, coffee, red wine, soy sauce, tomato-based sauces, and fruit juices!

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

These Sell Out Fast! Jabberin' Jack Halloween Pumpkin

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It was really hard to get one of these last year because they sold out so fast, but this year... I got one!! Order early because if it's anything like it was in 2020 these are going to be sold out way before Halloween. Jabberin' Jack can be found in retail stores and online at Mindscope Products and/or Amazon.

Friday, August 6, 2021

7 Reasons to Use Strawberries in Your Recipes

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6 Simple Ways to Enrich Your Life in 2021

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2021 marks the beginning of a new decade with much potential in your future. Today, you will learn about how you can enrich your life this year. Although simple, these steps will have a massive impact on your life. So, do you want your 2021 to be an incredible year? It is possible through the following simple tips.

How Do You Plan On Celebrating Thanksgiving This Year?

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It's Thanksgiving time! What does that mean? It means the air smells like pumpkin pie, and you can see Christmas lights in every store. You might even start to hear carolers with funny thanksgiving shirts singing as they walk down your street. Look at some of the best ways for you to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family and friends so that it will be a day you'll never forget.

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

What Your Wedding Flowers Say About You!

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Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Your wedding is going to be one of the most beautiful days of your life, but the thing about your wedding is that it’s also likely to be pretty stressful! You have to do what you can in your planning to reduce your stress as much as possible and one of the best ways to do that is to bring on a wedding planner. Not only will they be able to work with you to get you your best wedding deals, they’ll help you to keep a great list of vendors and tasks that you need to complete to get the wedding of your dreams.

Between choosing venues and sampling cakes, you and your groom-to-be are going to need to choose flowers. Choosing new flowers for your wedding can be mind-boggling because of the sheer range of choices. Whether you choose to match your flowers to your wedding theme colors (which most brides do!) or not, you need to make sure that you choose the wedding flowers that really reflect who you are as a couple. I bet you didn't know that the flowers you choose for your wedding say a lot about you as a person - but they can!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The Important Areas of Your Life That You Need to Organize

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Life is complicated. It's multi-faceted and there are lots of important things to stay on top of, which can be difficult when you only have a limited amount of time. Keeping everything in your life organized takes effort, from your own health and happiness to how tidy your home is. But by being organized, you can make it easier to stay on top of everything and avoid being overwhelmed by everything that's going on. If you take the time to plan things out, put systems in place and generally organize different areas of your life, you can reduce stress, take better care of yourself, and manage everything more easily.

Here are some of the important areas of your life that deserve your attention.

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Low Energy Levels While Working From Home? Here's How To Fix It

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You wouldn’t think that sitting at a desk all day long could be tiring, so why do so many people suffer from fatigue when working from home? In reality, being stuck at home all day long can be very exhausting because you’re not very active and it’s easy to get into a bit of a rut. The problem is, it’s tough to get any meaningful work done when your energy levels are low. However, with a few changes to your routine and your lifestyle, you can avoid fatigue and stay productive. These are the best ways to boost your energy levels when you are working from home.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

5 Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

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When your morning view looks like this, you know it's going to be a good day. A lot of you know I am a coffee girl through and through. It's been a favorite beverage of mine for quite a few years now. I was pretty late to the game though, on enjoying this fabulous rich roasted beauty of a drink. In fact, I didn't start drinking it until I already had kids in middle school! I remember distinctly how my appreciation of it started. The college I worked for was remodeling and we got taken out of our big, beautiful offices with a view and put into various trailers around the campus that we had to share with several other people. It was temporary, but a totally different experience for awhile, and two of the people in my area would bring in a box of coffee for everyone, every day. Let me tell you, it smelled so good (remember, it was a small space, so the whole 'office' smelled like coffee) that I ended up pouring a cup for myself, fell in love, and the rest is history. So, I knew that I loved coffee, especially an organic and succulent coffee like Nora's Naturals, but I didn't know it was good for you too (in moderation, of course)! Now I do!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Pete and Pedro Complete Shave Set Giveaway

 

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Essential Benefits of a Great Diet

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There are a lot of areas of your life that you need to get sorted right now, and it is important that you do as much as possible to focus on how to improve different aspects of your life. Try to make sure you come up with ideas that will help you when it comes to enjoying your life, and maximizing the diet is one of the best ways of being able to make the most of this.


You have to work on the best ways of being able to improve your diet as much as possible, and there are a lot of ideas that you need to keep in mind to help you achieve this. Try to make sure you come up with some of the best reasons why you need to have a great diet in your life right now. This is something that can really have a major impact on your life and set you up in the most positive way imaginable right now.


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