We spend a lot of time indoors, like a lot of time. We sleep about 8 hours a day. We work 8 or more hours a day, often indoors. And so on and so on. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for getting outside, and yet there are so many advantages of doing that!
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Saturday, September 9, 2017
When you start out with any career, you’re often always thinking ahead. Even when you enjoy your studies and you then go on to enjoy your everyday work, you’re always thinking about the next phase. From starting out to getting a promotion and finally reaching the top of your game - because a huge part of climbing that career ladder is always being at your best. And to know that you’re at your best, you have to progress. But what about when you work at home?
Working at home can offer you so many wonderful benefits, as we already know. But can you still see yourself as progressing in the same way as when you were out in the working world? Sometimes, it’s hard to see any kind of career ladder at all. Yet it still exists. By setting your own goals, you’re able to carve your own path. Whether you’re a consultant or a blogger, and entrepreneur or freelancer, here’s how you can progress within your chosen work at home career.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
There is nothing more devastating in life than losing a loved one. Whether it was a parent, sibling, child, friend or partner; losing someone you loved can cause you to feel an abhorrent amount of emotions, some of which you may have never experienced before. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing how we will react either because bereavement makes us behave completely differently. However, it is imperative to remember that there is no right or wrong way to react, there is only the natural way. Bereavement may hit you all at once, or it may be years before you start going through the grieving process. It changes. Nonetheless, we have come up with some advice to help you deal with bereavement, or offer assistance to someone you know that is suffering.
Going on holiday is great for all the family. Parents can relax on the beach while the kids go off for a paddle or build a sandcastle. Unfortunately, it isn’t all plain sailing, and not every holiday always goes to plan. In some cases, families can be faced with some emergencies. No one wants to go through an emergency situation at any point, but while they are abroad and meant to be lounging on a beach on the Costa Del Sol, it can feel like the worst time for things to take a turn for the worse. So what happens when an emergency occurs on holiday? There is no point asking what 999 is in Spanish! Here is how you can deal with some of the most common holiday emergencies.
Friday, February 17, 2017
If the time has come for a new home, then the chances are that you’re in the process of thinking about your options. Whether you’ve rented until now and are finally able to afford a home or your own or have a house of your own but have begun to outgrow it, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you end up with a property that’s perfect for your family and is exactly, what you want (and need) it to be.
With that in mind, perhaps it could be worth considering building your next home yourselves, rather than buying a ready-built property. This might sound like a lot of hard work and stress, and at times it can be, but there are a lot of reasons why building tops buying when it comes to bagging that perfect family home. Intrigued as to what makes building a better option? Then read on for everything that you need to know!
When we look at our home, we can always find something that’s wrong with it. We spend days and hours fixing up our home, but we can always find an aspect that’s just not right. And although many problems can be fixed, if our home is just too dark, that can be a big problem for many. When we first look at our home, it may have been something we simply overlook, maybe because it was a dark and dingy day. But something like having a bit more daylight in your home is really important. Sunshine is beneficial to our health because of the amount of vitamin D it provides, which is really good for fighting off illness but is now more important to our health than we realize because an adequate dose does a lot for our mood too. How can we get more sunshine into our home?
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The average parent knows that a child’s bedroom can go from sparkling clean to garbage dump dirty in the blink of an eye. After all, kids are interested in playing and enjoying life; they don’t have much time for cleaning up and organizing their room, so it doesn’t take long for toys to be strewn all over the floor, stains to appear and mess to accumulate.
If you’re a mom who’s sick and tired of the state of your kid’s room, don’t despair; here are some simple tips you can use to help keep your kids’ bedrooms clean and tidy:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
When you think about moving house, you probably focus on the time it takes to pack up all your belongings and sort out your bills. Moving is notoriously stressful, especially if you’ve had a rollercoaster ride trying to buy a new home or sell your current property. When you’re buying, it can be emotionally draining when sales fall through or you can’t afford the dream home. But trying to sell your house can be equally fraught. You could have buyers pull out of the sale, or you the process may take longer than you hoped. If you’re hoping to move, here are some tips to help you survive selling your home.
If you have decided to move into an old house, it’s important to get a real picture of the advantages and the inconveniences of old properties. Indeed, while you may know that you won’t find the same energy-efficient solutions in old buildings than you would in a modern house, there are a few factors to keep in mind as a homeowner. So, before you can fully appreciate your new home, it’s helpful to understand the potential issues that are awaiting you, and to make the most of your advantages too!
From the moment they pop your newborn in your arms you are handed all kinds of pamphlets and given more advice than your labor brain can take in.
Breast or bottle, how to bath your baby, how to change a nappy and at some point down the line, what to expect over the next week and a half whilst your hormones go into complete crazy land. There are so many things to remember but quite often not enough pieces of advice for you to take through from birth to teenage years.
Friday, February 10, 2017
As of posting, it's just four more days before Valentine’s Day, and if you’re anything like the average person, you’re probably already getting a little anxious because you haven’t actually managed to get something for your partner yet. Let’s face it: Christmas was less than two months ago and you probably used up all your best ideas then. Romance sometimes dries up a little after you’ve been together for a while and if you’re finding yourself trying to decide between new oven gloves that they need or a power drill that you wish they’d use to finally put up that picture, then stop right there: check out these Valentine’s Day gift ideas instead.
Every homeowner’s nightmare is getting a very noticeable stain right in the middle of their carpets. There are many stains that are not removable, and very bad stains could result in the homeowner having to get the whole room recarpeted. However, you will be very happy to hear that those days are very much in the past! In fact, these days there are now lots of different ways to remove stains, so you will never have to strategically place a piece of furniture or mat to cover up an unsightly stain again!
Here are some great stain removal products that make cleaning carpets as easy as ABC!
Here are some great stain removal products that make cleaning carpets as easy as ABC!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Moving house is one of the most stressful things that you can do. Not only is it incredibly time consuming but it can also be very disconcerting for your family if you have kids. They might be upset that their usual environment is changing and as a parent it’ll probably be tough for you to help them out when you’re so preoccupied with the move itself. Luckily there are some things you can do to make your house move easier on everyone…
Time flies so fast and children grows up fast too! Now, if you have children who are about to come up to their teenage years, you are probably starting to get worried about puberty. Everyone goes through this phase, but that doesn’t make it any easier on any of us. The hormonal and physical changes that teenagers go through can be very hard for them to deal with, but their reaction to puberty can be hard for the rest of their family. I’m sure everyone knows the bad reputation that teens have for being short-tempered and moody! But don’t worry, there are ways you can make puberty easier on your teen and your family. Read on for the parent’s survival guide to puberty!
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Sometimes, life doesn’t go quite according to plan, and we can find ourselves in some major financial difficulties without much of an idea of how we got there, or how we’re going to dig ourselves out. If you’re a young adult and life seems to have crept up on you, it’s essential to get a handle on your personal finances before they overwhelm you. Here are three of the biggest financial challenges young people commonly face.
Monday, February 6, 2017
I recently saw a bloggers DIY list that she wanted to do in 2017. The one on the list I'm interested on is getting the spare room sorted. The spare room can turn into a guest bedroom eventually, but it can serve some better purposes in the meantime, more than just housing the TV and a bookcase. Here are the options I have in mind.
It can often be something of a challenge, trying to get organised for a holiday. No matter who you are or where it is you intend to go, it can be difficult knowing what it is that you really need. There is plenty of advice out there on the subject, and not much of it agrees with one another. In this post, we are going to attempt to answer the question once and for all: what are the only things that you really need to remember for your next travels? Let’s take a look and see if we can narrow it down as much as possible.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Everybody can use a little extra cash from time to time, but where does this “little extra cash” come from?! There are many ways to make a bit of side money online, but these opportunities can be pretty elusive, and even when you find one you’re normally competing with many other online workers for the same job. Another option is to look for what we can make ourselves, and one thing we can all do is restore old furniture. It’s simple: we make old, make look like new, and then sell for a handsome profit. Sounds too good to be true? It really isn’t! Read on...
Friday, February 3, 2017
Planning a birthday party for our children could be quite stressful because we want to make it a special moment for everyone involved, especially our children right? Family members, friends, and our child’s friends (and maybe even family if you know them) should all be invited to make it an occasion worthy of how brilliant and loved your child is. A lot of parents simply decide to hold the birthday party in their home, but this can be more stressful. From answering the door constantly to invitees, to the phone ringing with people wanting to wish your child happy birthday, to preparing the party food, to making sure everyone has a drink, to unwrapping the presents and taking photos of your child, all aspects of a party at home can mean you will not enjoy the occasion as much as you had hoped.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Let’s shout it loud and clear: "being a mom is not the end of your professional life!" It can seem that wanting to stay at home and care for your beautiful little ones doesn’t exactly go hand in hand with pursuing a career, but there’s nothing further from the truth. While your baby sleeps, in between cooking dinner and loading the washer, pursue something you love. Many moms are looking into creative careers that they can freelance in, dictating their own working hours and clients, and negotiating their job around their childcare requirements. Here are some popular ideas for creative jobs that moms can get stuck into at home.