When winter settles in, most people let their gardens rest until it passes into the spring. However, cold temperatures don’t always mean it’s time to call it quits for the season. There are a few strategies that allow at-home gardeners to continue maintaining a healthy garden without worry. If you’re willing to try your hand at it, consider a few of the best tips for maintaining a garden in the winter.Read more
Most rooms in the house have a natural, welcoming feel to them. The entryway, living room, and dining room can have this effect with little to no effort. However, the kitchen often doesn’t. This might be because this room is more about making food rather than entertaining guests, but there can be a whole lot more to it than that.
Regardless, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can make any kitchen feel much more inviting to your guests with the right design elements. These tips will help you achieve this for your very own kitchen.Read more
What’s the worst that can happen? It was the summer of 1995, I was 15 and we were on a family whitewater rafting adventure. It should be noted that at the time I was not the adventurous type. I preferred to play it safe. My goal was to sit in the back of the raft and give the illusion of me “grabbing the rapids”, as the guide so eloquently put it. That is until I somehow found myself in the front of the raft. Yep, that’s right, me, Miss play-it-safe who wanted nothing to do with this boat ride was suddenly seated front row of the rapids. Meanwhile, the rest of my family seemed cozy taking the side and rear seats of the raft. As the distance between the raft and land increased the sweat began to bead on my brows, my hands started to tingle, my heart was leaping outside my chest, and my best defense mechanism was to just play possum. I sat there oar in hand, dumbfounded, thinking, what’s the worst that could happen? And then I envisioned the worst. I could fall out of the raft. I could hit my head on a rock. I could break a bone, or you know, die! To say I wasn’t prepared for what happened next is an understatement.Read more
Did you hear the news? Disney Theatrical Productions and The American Theatre Guild announced that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m.!!! Anyone else been eagerly awaited the return?Read more
Where do you stand when it comes to the Christmas tree, artificial or real? My father might have been the original Clark Griswold, some of my earliest and fondest memories are of getting all bundled up and heading out to the frosty majesty of the winter landscape in search of one of the most important Christmas symbols, the Christmas tree. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to continue the tradition with my children. Though I will admit it’s not all warm hugs, smiles, compliments, matchy outfits, and hot cocoa topped with whipped cream that all the Instagram posts make it out to be. It’s more like an adventure or welcomed parental challenge if you will, there’s some resistance, etiquette, and ultimately a compromise. Resistance? Who could resist such a magnificent family experience? Tweens and Teens.Read more
It is widely accepted that one of the best ways to encourage a child’s development is to ensure that they are physically active. Not only does physical activity help children maintain a healthy weight, but it also helps them develop strong muscles and bones and can improve their mood. In addition, physical activity can help children learn new skills and boost their self-esteem. So, what are some of the best ways to encourage your child to be physically active?Read more
Going away for some time to relax, enjoy beautiful scenery, or simply get away from it all—traveling abroad does all that and so much more. But traveling abroad on your own often means unfamiliar territory, different cultures, and possible language barriers. To make sure you have a good time while traveling abroad, in this article, we are going to discuss some tips that can help.Read more
Do you have a loved one who is having a tough time of it as we get into the coldest and darkest months of the year? Perhaps they’re one of the many people who feel their mood deeply affected by the changing of the seasons or perhaps they’re away from family as the holidays approach? Here, we’re going to look at a few ways that you can bring a little brightness to their winter.Read more
If you have a child who has been injured in an accident, you may be wondering what to do next. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to make a claim for compensation on your child’s behalf. We will cover everything from the basics of personal injury law to the specific steps you need to take in order to file a claim. So whether your child was injured in a car accident, at school, or playing a sport, read on for advice on how best to proceed.Read more
Do you enjoy spending time with your family? If so, why not try out some new sports together? There are a number of different activities you can do as a family, many of which are great for improving teamwork and communication. This blog post will discuss six different sports you can try out with your loved ones!Read more
Are you compatible? It is the question most individuals contemplate after going on a few dates with someone. After all, what’s the purpose of dating? To find companionship, to seek a mate, life partner, or spouse. So how do you know if you are compatible? Is it a feeling, a sixth sense, is it something as simple as just getting along, or is it more? What does it mean to be compatible?Read more
A lot of people think that it costs money to be healthy, but it doesn’t. In fact, if anything, being unhealthy is more expensive than being healthy. After all, junk food isn’t cheap. You can easily stock your fridge with fresh produce for a fraction of the cost of filling your cupboards with junk. Exercising is free, too. People seem to think that it’s necessary to pay for an expensive gym subscription in order to get fit, but that’s not at all needed. You can easily exercise at home.Read more
It can be tricky to dress for certain occasions. You want to make sure you are not too casual and not too formal, so you always feel comfortable and confident. This is your guide to getting the perfect clothing item that will elevate your everyday style!Read more
Moving to a new area and needing to choose a new church? Or perhaps you’re thinking of joining a church for the first time? Whatever the case, it’s important to take your time to explore your options, and know exactly what type of church is right for you. Below are a few tips for choosing the right church.Read more
Whether it’s for convenience or to save money, many homeowners try to take home maintenance projects into their own hands. Working on small projects throughout your home is a fantastic way to increase the property’s value and maintain it, but there are some DIY projects that you should leave to the professionals. Learn more about some upper-level home repairs that you should always schedule a contractor visit to fix.Read more
Are you an experienced professional? Do you have valuable skills and knowledge that you can share with others? If so, you should consider teaching. Teaching is a great way to pass on your experience to others and help them learn new skills. In this blog post, we will discuss seven ways that you can pass on your experience to others. We will also provide tips for becoming a successful teacher.Read more
As they say, parents are children’s first teachers. From the moment the child is born, they are in charge of raising them, teaching them good manners, and emphasizing the value of education. But besides all the instilling lessons to prepare your child for life, helping them explore their fashion style is also essential.Read more
There are so many amazing and culturally important places to travel to in the world. It can be hard to know where to start, or even where to focus your attention. While it would be impossible to list every single destination worth visiting, here are some of the most notable and must-see places on earth.Read more
Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE!Read more
Most people are aware of the benefits of plants for the outdoors. They help to improve air quality, provide shade, and can even allow you to cool your home. But did you know that there are also many benefits to having plants indoors?
They can help boost your mood and create a more calming environment. Many plants can even help improve the air quality in your home, but some are more effective than others. Here are a few of the best options.Read more
Every adult in the working world had a dream job when they were growing up. Even today, adults still wish they could find their dream job as they work tirelessly for something they don’t have a passion for. But your kids are a different story because they can still achieve those dreams. You can help them reach for the stars and find employment in one of the five most common occupations your children dream of doing.Read more
Cleaning is unavoidable. Well, everyone has to option to forego it, but who wants to live that way? Having a clean home and lifestyle makes life easier because things get less chaotic. But there are those moments when you might put off a task because of all it entails. That’s perfectly understandable. However, there are some cleaning life hacks everyone should know that make the task more manageable and less stressful.Read more
Do you feel like you don’t have enough time to spend with your family? Are you looking for some fun activities that you can do together? If so, then you’re in luck! In this blog post, we will discuss eight interesting activities that you can do with your loved ones. From going on nature walks to playing board games, we have something for everyone! So what are you waiting for? Get ready to have some fun!Read more
It never fails; you research awesome personalized and custom-made gifts to no end, finally find that perfect gift, and then realize you just missed the deadline to have the order shipped before Christmas. NOT THIS YEAR! Here are 8 awesome personalized Christmas gifts to order today!
Spring cleaning is a common ritual that many households share. But winter cleaning is just as important, if not more so. Summer is a busy time! House projects, outdoor parties, and the kids on summer break can cause messes to pile up. Before the really cold weather hits, get your home spick-and-span. Here’s why Christmas is the best time to declutter your house.Read more
If you’ve got kids, you’ll totally understand how they sort of take over the family home; it’s great, and so much fun. They’ll be little legs running around, and toys, books, crafts, and cookie crumbs everywhere. You wouldn’t have it any other way; they’ll only be this little once! However, sometimes it might be nice to have a better idea of where something is or ensure that your children aren’t playing under your feet when you’re trying to send that last email. Therefore, it might be time to invest some energy into giving them a little environment of their own.Read more
It’s funny, I couldn’t tell you what I wore the Christmas of 1990 (I’m sure it was a gorgeous dress that matched my siblings and we all looked adorable mom), or what gifts I opened from under the tree, or even if we had snow that year. What I do remember is sipping hot chocolate as we walked through the zoo at night (that in itself is pretty cool to kids) in wonderment at the Lights before Christmas with close family friends, rushing ahead of my parents in awe of the Christmas magic at Children’s Wonderland, touring the over the top decorations at Holidays in the Manor House with my grandparents, seeing the classic, A Christmas Carol, & watching the joy on my father’s face as he recited lines as we watched the classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. That’s the thing about Christmas; it really isn’t about the perfect gift it’s about the time spent with loved ones. So this Christmas let’s focus less on the number of goods under the tree and more on the quality of time spent making childhood memories that our children will cherish for a lifetime.
Just because the gifts under the tree are going to be a bit lighter this year doesn’t mean the spirit of Christmas has dimmed. In fact, this is the perfect opportunity to really focus on what’s important during the Christmas season.
Why so sad? This is a question I asked myself as I scrolled through emails. Emails about the upcoming Santa Shop, fundraisers, and blogging opportunities. All emails that I now have to reply, “thank you for the opportunity, I have to respectfully decline…”. I will be having a great day and then I’ll come across an email and I’ll find myself tearing up. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s because I never got to say goodbye to my old self, my old life, I never received closure or a transition period, I was just thrown into this new, busy, often overwhelming and a bit chaotic at times life. I didn’t ask for this…Read more
The first step to getting your body and life back is acknowledging your problem. Too often, people are in denial about their addiction and refuse to seek help. But admitting that you need help is the first important step to recovery. If you’re struggling with addiction, it’s time to get help. These health tips can help fight your addiction and give you the tools you need to start living a healthier, happier life.Read more
All parents want their kids to be ready for life, but they grow up so quickly that this can often pass you by. Before you know it, they are going off to college, flying the nest, and starting careers and a family of their own. Seeing your kids going out into the world can be scary, but if you want to limit these fears, you must prepare them for life, and here is how you can do it.Read more
When you are getting divorced, one of the most important decisions you will make is whether or not to hire a lawyer. It can be difficult, especially if you have never been through a divorce before. There are many benefits to having a lawyer during a divorce, however. This blog post will discuss some of the most important ones.Read more
It is said that raising a baby is one of the most challenging tasks a person can undertake. And it’s true – there are countless things to worry about, from making sure your child gets enough sleep and nutrients, to helping them learn and grow into well-adjusted adults. But with the right tools, information, and support, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this article, we will discuss six essential tips for raising a baby that will make the process easier for both you and your child. So whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned pro, read on for some helpful advice.Read more
Children love to play and have a good time. And it’s good for parents to know that playtime isn’t just about letting loose and having fun; children are learning while they play. In fact, most children are learning all the time. Parents need to keep this in mind whenever they do anything with or around their children.
When it comes to playing, imaginative play is very helpful for children. Whether your child likes to pretend to be someone else, plays make-believe with their dolls and bears, or makes up whole stories in their head, their imagination is an important tool that needs to be encouraged. Here are some of the benefits of imaginative play to help you understand it better and encourage it more.Read more
If you’re a car owner, you must know about some of the basics of car care. Not only will this help ensure that your vehicle stays in good condition, but it can also help you save money on repairs in the long run. This blog post will list essential things every car owner needs to know. Keep reading to learn more.Read more
A few things must be kept in mind when selecting the perfect bar stools for your kitchen. To start, consider the design of your kitchen. If you own a modern kitchen, select modern bar stools to match. Vice versa, if you have a more traditional look in your kitchen, opt for traditional bar stools instead. Another element to think about is how tall your countertops are; make sure that the height of the bar stool allows you to sit comfortably so that eating or working is no problem. Let’s take a look at all the other factors you should consider when choosing bar stools for your kitchen.Read more
Nowadays, it’s difficult to find a home without a smart device inside of it, and despite the fact that these devices have many positive impacts on humans, we must also be aware of the negative effects they have on our health. Since we know how particularly it can affect our eyes, we should do something to save them as much as possible. Here, we will try to provide you with some advice to help you deal with this aspect of the issue.Read more
Guitarists have a certain charm and appeal about them that makes you want to be like them. For the male guitarist, there is almost nothing more attractive than a guitarist engrossed in the rhythm of a song. For the lady guitarist, the aura and appearance are just too beautiful to ignore; you want to be like them. However, we have an idea of what it took these professionals to get to where they are now.Read more
During early childhood, young ones discover different concepts and skills that can set them up for success in life. Given their evolving perceptiveness, children generally improve their abilities the more exposure they experience.Read more
As a mom, you want what’s best for your children. You want them to be happy and healthy, which includes being physically active. However, getting kids to be more active can be easier said than done.
If you’re looking for ways to encourage more physical activity in your children, these tips might help.Read more
No one enjoys dealing with home repairs- the hassle, the stress, and the mess. But regrettably, they are a requirement of property ownership. In this blog post, we will discuss some ways to minimize the stress and hassle of home repairs. We will cover everything from preparing for repairs to dealing with contractors. Follow these tips and you’ll be able to get your repairs done quickly and efficiently, with minimal stress!Read more
The American Theatre Guild is thrilled to present the Toledo engagement of THE FOUR PHANTOMS IN CONCERT. This production is part of the BROADWAY IN TOLEDO SERIES and will take the Stranahan Theater stage on November 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.Read more
Are you looking for ways to start saving more money as a household? In that case, you’ve found the proper site! In this blog post, we will discuss some awesome tips that will help you get started. We will cover everything from cutting back on expenses to making wise investment choices. So whether you are just getting started or you are looking for new ways to save, read on for some great advice!Read more
Decorating an apartment’s interior is a complicated job that requires significant financial investments and a lot of time dedicated to choosing pieces of furniture and all the necessary equipment.
When it comes to furnishing a gaming room, the situation is even more complicated because you have to delve deeper into the product’s performance and consider which vendor offers the best value for money. However, adequate equipment, furniture, decoration, and lighting make up the entire experience of playing games, and real gamers enjoy furnishing their rooms because they know that they are waiting for a phenomenal space dedicated exclusively to their favorite hobby.Read more
Throughout the school year, there are many classroom events and parties where kids get to celebrate various holidays. One of the major classroom events is the annual Christmas party. If your child has a class Christmas party coming up, it’s helpful to plan some things to bring. Here’s a brief list of what to bring to a school Christmas party to help you get started.Read more
A close friend recently asked me a question that really had me reflecting on the past year. She asked, “What has been the hardest part of the divorce process thus far?”. Upon hearing the question my mind initially went to the financial concerns.Read more