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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Getting Back To Normal: How Can You Feel Safe After A Break-In?


There is no doubt that a break-in is by far one of the most horrible and traumatic things that you and your family could possibly go through. It's the kind of thing that can have some seriously long lasting effects on you and your kids. Sure, there's the initial horror of realizing that valuable things have been taken, but things can be replaced. What tends to have the strongest impact of all is the feeling of discomfort and fear that comes from knowing that someone else was able to invade your most private and personal space without you ever knowing. Your home is meant to be your sanctuary. It's the place where you feel the safest and most secure in the world. So when that safety and security is violated, it's pretty understandable that many people find it incredibly difficult to deal with. However, you can't spend your life living in fear, especially when you have a family. Because of that, here are some things that you can do to help you and your family feel safe again after a break in.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Doing Away With Digestive Problems


The likes of constipation and diarrhea affect us all. Such digestive problems can disrupt our day to day life either by causing pain or discomfort or keeping us glued to the toilet seat. Fortunately, there are many remedies to get your gut back in good shape. Here are a few methods to try out next time your bowels decide to bother you.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Keep Your Home Cool During Summer without AC

During the summertime everybody wants to feel and revel in the heat that the sun provides… but not all the time. Everybody wants to get their fix of Vitamin D and give their tan a little bit of a top up… but not the whole summer long. As much as we may love it when the sun appears for the year, we do need a break from it from time to time. But where’s the best place to get this break? Where’s the best place to seek shelter from the sun? The answer is, our homes. And because our homes offer us the best protection from the heat of the sun outside, we don’t want to feel stifled and too hot within them. If your home is your shelter from the sun make sure to read on to find out how you can keep it cool the whole summer long… without having to rack up your electricity bill by using air conditioning.

The first thing you should do in this venture is target your windows. Specifically, you should target the 30 percent of unwanted heat in your home that they let in. Yes, your windows are one of the biggest contributors of heat in your home; so, you need to target them. And the first thing you should do when targeting them in this fashion is to invest in a good pair of blinds, and keep them closed. By utilising shades, curtains and blinds in this way you can find that the indoor temperature you have to contend with is lowered by up to 20 degrees. So, if you don’t want your home to feel like a greenhouse, keep those windows covered!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL EASY PHA-MAX WHEATGRASS RECIPES

School days is upon us! Got a back-to-school picky eater? Let these nutritionist-dietitian approved lunch-box recipes inspire you to cook something deliciously hearty, homemade and healthy. With this Wheatgrass Easy Pha-max infused recipes that help to cleanse, alkalize, and nourish the body, your kids are guaranteed to enjoy highly nutritious school meals. Contains carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, 17 amino acids, 12 vitamins, 10 minerals, more than 100 types of enzymes, chlorophyll and phytochemicals, Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass will also help to fuel your little one’s mind and provide energy throughout the school season. So skip the processed food, opt for wholesome homemade options with these easy-to- make recipes that you, your kids, and the whole family will love!

Tips to Ensure Kids Stay Cool!

There are plenty of places in this world where the summer heat and humidity can get a little uncomfortable, the Philippines being one of them. But as adults we know to go get a cold drink, take a shower, or even rest for a while. Unfortunately, kids don't always know what to do when the temperature rises. That is why you have to guide them and put things in place that will help. So to ensure you kids stay cool, no matter what the weather, read on for some advice. 

Cold drinks

The easiest way to keep the kids as cool as possible it to always ensure you have plenty of cold drinks to hand. This means keeping the fridge stocked at home as well as having some available when you are an out and about. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

A How-To Guide: One Weekend Home Deep Clean




Cleaning. We know we have to do it, but wow, is it something we’d rather not be wasting our time on. It’s a chore and it feels like one, especially when you’ve had a long day at work and just want to be zoned out on the sofa. 

The general advice when it comes to cleaning is that you should do it on a little-and-often basis. Sweep a floor here; wipe down a sink there - that’s how we should all be cleaning, a little bit at a time. This belief stems from the idea that if you’re constantly doing a little bit, nothing ever mounts up and you always feel the home is at least somewhat clean. 

However… how about we fly in the face of common knowledge? Rather than spreading the misery throughout our every day, is it possible to condense a major deep clean into a single weekend? 

It is - and it’s worth trying, especially during the summer months when you’d rather be spending time with your kids. While you’ll still need to do the basics of daily cleaning, you can skip over anything more intensive and let it build up. Then, you can blast it in all in a single weekend. 

Amway Earns Safer Choice Award for the Manufacturing of Environmentally Safe Products

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Amway has been named a 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award winner by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes Amway for its outstanding achievement in the formulation and manufacturing of products with ingredients that are safer for families, workplaces, communities, and the environment.

“Amway is committed to creating high-performing home cleaning products that are safe and environmentally friendly,” said George Calvert, vice president of supply chain and R&D. “This award is testament to the commitment and dedication of our Amway scientists and staff. We are indeed honored by this award from the U.S. EPA and look forward to a long-term partnership with them.”

Products that meet the EPA’s Safer Choice Standard may print and promote the Safer Choice label on packaging and promotions.

More than 40 Amway laundry, surface, and dish care products have qualified for the Safer Choice seal by the EPA.

When the Safer Choice label appears on a product, it means that the EPA has evaluated each ingredient in the product for potential human health and environmental effects and that the product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class.

Selection of Partner of the Year Awards winners is based on activities that increase awareness of the Safer Choice program, including Safer Choice-labeled products, and promotion of the program’s mission to help safeguard human and environmental health through safer chemistry and safer products.

The Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards recognize stakeholder organizations from five broad categories. Amway was acknowledged in the Formulators/Product Manufacturers category.

Partner of the Year Award Winners represent a wide variety of leadership organizations, including Fortune 500 companies as well as small- and medium-sized businesses.

For more about the Safer Choice program, visit www.epa.gov/saferchoice

More on the 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners can be found at www.epa.gov/saferchoice/safer-choice- partner-year- awards

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Top Up Your Mobile Credits Online Via Lazada Philippines

Have you experienced running out of load in the middle of the night? What a hassle right? Well, worry no more as the biggest online shopping and selling destination, Lazada Philippines, is now offering e-load!

Lazada now offers its customers effortless loading for all smartphones in seconds. Call your loved ones, surf the internet and chat with your friends all day and all night with the newest online mobile recharge from Lazada Philippines.

Mobile phones have been around for years, helping people connect and communicate effectively and conveniently. As it evolved over the years, some have already turned to postpaid, while others still prefer the use of prepaid which allows them to personally manage the use of their phones and monitor their mobile load.

The Lazada mobile recharge offers a quick top-up for all its customers pushing for a quick reload. Reload in three easy steps! Simply input your mobile number on the page, select the amount and pay using your credit card!

This online prepaid loading is accessible via your PC, tablet or mobile device, giving you reloading capabilities while even on the go.

Visit www.lazada.com.ph or download the mobile app for free! http://www.lazada.com.ph/mobilerecharge/

Friday, June 16, 2017

How to Cope Up when there's Injury In Your Family?

It’s difficult coping with an injury in your family unit. You work to keep things happy and harmonious; then an accident shatters your efforts. It’s horrible no matter who the injured party is. From a parenting perspective, though, having an injured partner is a nightmare. You and your man support a family between you. The burden feels less because it’s shared. But, when one of you is out of action, things get tougher. Instead of going into panic mode, we’re going to look at a few things you can do to be there for your man. 

The Complete Guide To Finding The Right Overseas Apartment For Your Family

Relocating overseas when you have a young family is both exciting and terrifying. Your children will get to experience a new country, state or neighborhood and you get to put your stamp on a new apartment. Older kids don’t have to miss out on what is happening back home! With modern messaging apps such as Whatsapp and social media, they can keep in touch with all of their old friends. They really can have the best of both worlds. 

Now all you have to do is find a lovely place for you to live. Here is your complete guide to finding an apartment when you move overseas with your family.


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cost-Effective Ways To Add Value To Your Home

While you might enjoy making the occasional home improvement, and you might have convinced yourself that it’s only for the sake of keeping your house in good condition, there is a part of you that just loves looking at the results of all your hard work. The good news for DIY enthusiasts is that all your projects are helping your house climb up the property ladder, so you should stand to make quite a bit of money if you ever need to move. However, you shouldn’t need to blow your budget to transform your house into your dream home. Here are a few cost-effective ways to help your property increase in value; some of them even pay for themselves. 

Frugal Families: Money-Saving Travel Advice You Can't Ignore

Traveling with family members is often a costly experience. That is especially the case if you have more than one child. People who choose to book holidays abroad will have to pay for extra plane seats alongside everything else. So, it makes sense to look for savings at every turn. In this article, I’m going to offer some tips and advice that could help you to reduce spending. At the end of the day, you just have to use some common sense. However, you’d also benefit from making the best use of modern technology. Read the information on this page and put it into practice the next time you plan to travel. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Vital Elements Of A Perfect Night's Sleep

Parents: are you struggling to get a proper night’s sleep? If so, your health, judgment, and productivity could all be at risk. While it can be hard to get an adequate sleep every night when you are a parent with young children, there are a few things you can do to help. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best possible solutions by revealing the vital elements of a perfect night’s sleep.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

How To Show Your Partner That You Care

There are so many ways in which one can show their partner that they love them. You probably strive for new ways to do so every day, but life can easily get in the way. If you have children together then it can be especially difficult to find alone time for just the two of you to enjoy one another’s company and allow romantic sparks to fly. It’s still just as important to do that now as it was in the early days of your relationship, however.

In fact, having children should make it all the more important to maintain a strong relationship with your partner. Kids flourish when their parents are happy, so you need to learn to prioritize yourself for the sake of being closer not only to one another but to your children (if you have any, of course). Still, whether you’re a couple in the early stages of your relationship or the parents of a family living a hectic life, there’s always time to show one another how much you care. Here are some pointers if you feel that you’ve not been doing enough to show that as of lately.


The Only Two Things You Need To Keep Your Family Healthy

Keeping your family healthy is easier than you think. In reality, there are only two things you need to achieve healthiness:


A Good Diet

Diet and nutrition are so so so important if you want to have a healthy family. I would say people can be a lot healthier with a good diet and no exercise, compared to a bad diet and regular exercise. Of course, you do need both, but that just goes to show how important your diet is. 

You need to make sure you’re feeding your family properly and ensuring they eat and drink things that are good for them. Good foods provide you with nutritional benefits, while bad ones provide you with nothing. There’s always a lot of talk about calories whenever you’re discussing diet. People think they’re the enemy, but we need calories for energy. The key is ensuring we don’t eat empty calories, which mean we ingest calories but don’t really get anything from what we’ve eaten. 

With a good diet, your family will start looking and feeling a lot healthier. You’ll have the right nutrients in your system, which can help keep your metabolism healthy, which prevents you from gaining weight. As you can see here http://hcgdiet.com/hcg-diet-recipes, there are plenty of healthy recipes you can find that are going to be beneficial for you and your family. It’s all about using natural ingredients and creating things that they enjoy, but will also help them stay healthy. It’s not rocket science, with just a few changes to your family diet, you can all be a lot healthier. 

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An Active Lifestyle

As I mentioned earlier, you kind of need to keep a balance between diet and exercise. Combine the two, and you will be as healthy as can be. 

Bearing that in mind, you need to make sure your family has an active lifestyle. This means you don’t spend every day just lounging around doing nothing. Try and get up and be active. Go to the park, go for a bike ride, do something that gets you out of the house and off your backside! You can see some advice here http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20406655,00.html on ways you can keep your family active if you need extra inspiration. 

With an active lifestyle, you and your family will stay fitter and healthier. You’ll all be in great shape, and keep your weight at a respectable and healthy level. 

Which brings me to a few final things I want to cover before rounding up this piece. I think it’s important to monitor the health of your family as regularly as can be. Check your BMI and keep up to date with how much everyone weighs, etc. This can help you all stay on track and ensure no one strays off course. 

To sum up, the only two things you need for a healthy family are a good diet and an active lifestyle. That’s all you need, but make sure you monitor everyone’s health too, just to maintain your good results. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Project New Home: Which Room Do You Renovate First?

What Makes A Home Attractive To Burglars?

How seriously do you take your home security? While it is on many people’s minds these days, many of us forget about one simple thing - some homes are more appealing to burglars than others. There’s a simple reason why - thieves don't want to risk their freedom for a little haul or a risky burglary, and there are certain things they will look for before trying to break into your house. Let’s take a closer look at what makes your home an attractive proposition to burglars and thieves.

Friday, June 2, 2017

An Effective Guide To Costing A Home Reno Project


When it comes to making an improvement or repair to your home, one of the most important areas that you have to get right is that of costing. Being in control of your budget is vital, or things can quickly spiral well out of what you can afford. When managing a budget, you have to ensure you’re ready for anything that might crop up unexpectedly, as well as managing the money down to the finest detail. It can be exhausting. 

Fortunately, with some advice and practice, nailing the cost side of a home project is relatively simple. There are a few pointers you might need to get you on your way, and ensure that your home renovation goes the way you’re hoping.

Cost Big Items First 

The bigger the renovation project you have in mind, the more important it is to cost this first. 

This is going to be your biggest outlay, so you need to ensure that you have a firm grip on how the money is going to be managed. Work that falls into this bracket includes anything structural or do to with the foundations; or any major work requiring a specialist such as an electrician or plumber. 

Quoting 

When you have identified the areas that are likely to be the most expensive, you can go about costing them. The first step is to obtain at least three quotes before agreeing on a contract for the work with anyone. The three quotes are important. You, as a lay person, don’t know what you need to set aside. 

Ensure that the quotes are a step-by-step breakdown of the work that’s being quoted for. A list of structural repairs, for example, should include: how much to repair the foundation, how much for labor, how much in taxes, how much for any extra work. This can help you tell the difference between quotes. If you just look at an overall bulk figure, then there’s a chance you will be missing out on what’s being included. This could leave you vulnerable to extra costs or, on the flip side, not getting everything that you expect for the work to be done. 

Deciding On A Quote 

If finance is the primary concern, it might seem like the best option is to go for whoever can do the work for the cheapest amount of money.

However, this can be a false economy. It’s generally regarded that the best option is to pick a quote that’s somewhere in the middle of the ones you have received. This means that no tradesperson will be doing the work “on the cheap” and thus be more likely to do a rushed job, nor do you run the risk of being overcharged for something basic. 

Before you sign up for any work, finally, make sure you take into account your intuition. Did you like the person who gave you the quote? Do you think they’re trustworthy? Were they easy to get hold of and did they keep to their appointment time? All of these are important factors too, so don’t overlook what your gut might be telling you.

How to Stop Fighting in Front of Your Kids

It is easy for a fight to break out over the littlest things when you have been with your partner for a number of years. We all go through good times and bad times, and we all have those periods when we seem to be arguing a lot more than usual. However, when you have children, and they see you arguing all of the time, it is certainly not a good thing. Fighting in front of your kids can cause them unnecessary worry, stem their development, and make them nervous. Even if you know there aren’t any serious problems, that isn’t going to translate to your little one when they see you fighting all of the time. So, how do you stop fighting in front of your kids?