Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Nola Tote Diaper Bag Giveaway

 

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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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Here's what we're doing this weekend!

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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