Guide To Sending Your Child Off to College

Any parent knows that the territory comes with certain hardships and burdens they wouldn’t wish on anybody. Pregnancy, giving birth, raising a toddler, and trying to manage a full-time job while raising children are some of the most memorable experiences for many parents. Still, as children age, empty nest syndrome is equally challenging. While having your children go to college is a great accomplishment, it also leaves you alone. Use this short guide to sending your child off to college to help ease the transition.

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What To Do With Your Old Damaged Furniture?

Over time, furniture can be exposed to wear and tear. Once your furniture starts to get noticeably damaged, you may think about throwing it away. But this needn’t have to be the only option. There could be ways of putting your furniture to further use. Below are three solutions as to what to do with your old damaged furniture.

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Children’s Teeth Early On

Everyone dreads a visit to the dentist, especially your children. The poking and prodding from sharp tools along with loud drilling noises should be motivation enough for your little ones to keep a clean mouth, but when they’re young, it’s our responsibility as parents to help. Preventative care can alleviate the stress of a dentist appointment, so here are five tips for protecting your children’s teeth early on.

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Fun Things to do this Fall in Toledo: Fall Guide 2021

Omg, y’all it’s legit Fall!!  Bring on the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), boots, flannels, sweaters, apple picking, pumpkin patches, pumpkin pies, apple pies, cinnamon & sugar doughnuts, apple fritters, fall festivals, corn mazes, hayrides, and so much more! Fall is when the Midwest shines, but don’t blink, it goes by fast, so tag friends and make plans now! Here is this year’s Toledo Fall Family Fun Guide….

It is always advised that you call ahead and double check that nothing has changed before visiting any orchard, farm, etc. 

Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm

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Essential Back-to-School Items for Your Kids

When you send your kids back to school, you want them to feel prepared. After all, school is a bit challenging for your young ones, but a little preparation can help make the experience easier and more enjoyable for them. To prepare for the school year, check out these essential back-to-school items for your kids.

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Simple Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

Are you interested in decreasing your carbon footprint? The number of greenhouse gases your home and family contribute to is measured as your carbon footprint. There are many different sources of these emissions, both directly from your home and personal activities and through the production of the goods and services your family uses. If you want to reduce the number of emissions your household produces, there are several simple ways to do it. 

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Best Tips for Sewing With Delicate Fabrics

Soft, delicate fabrics are fun and beautiful pieces that add a luxurious touch to your crafting projects. These fabrics are versatile, from specialty garments to kids’ wear, yet can intimidate many crafters due to their slippery quality. They can get caught in your sewing machine or take damage when using the wrong techniques. Here are the best tips to remember when sewing with delicate fabrics, so you know what to expect during your new project.

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Entertaining Tips for Celebrating a Birthday at Home

Many of our celebrations over the past year have been at home. Make that option a perk, not a disappointment! Next time a loved one has a birthday coming up, personalize the party and invite the festivities into your home. With these entertaining tips for celebrating a birthday at home, your guest of honor will feel extra special. 

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Currently Trending: Boyfriend Jeans

Let us introduce you to the currently trending boyfriend jeans. In 1873, there was the birth of blue jeans by the well-known Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis. Since then, jeans have evolved with countless styles and fits, becoming a staple in both men’s and women’s wardrobes. Let’s speed up time and talk about what jeans are trending today. Since Gen Z has recently cancelled the skinny jeans style, we are seeing more of the relaxed, baggy fitting jeans that are best known as the boyfriend jeans.

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What Do the Different Metals on Healthcare Plans Mean?

Obamacare open enrollment is the period that comes around once a year that allows individuals and families to sign up for a healthcare plan that will take effect in the upcoming year. This period allows people to either stick with the same plan they had last year or choose a new one to better fit their situation. When looking at new plans, many people are confused by the metal labels on healthcare plans, so read on to learn more about what Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum mean in terms of health insurance. 

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Healthy and Vibrant: The Best Ways To Take Care of Your Skin

Skin care is one of the most vital parts of a person’s daily routine. Not only does it keep your skin healthy and resistant to damage, but it also ensures that we always look our best. So if you aren’t using the right practices, you could be doing more harm than good for your complexion. These are some of the best ways to take care of your skin and why you should make them a part of your lifestyle.

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Why This Monthly Subscription Box is Something Your Family Wants

Did the Summer Olympics pique your family’s interest in Japanese culture? The idea of traveling to Japan, exploring the culture, sharing new experiences, and cultivating memories together as a family, who wouldn’t enjoy that? The reality is many of us would appreciate the opportunity to be able to take our families overseas to explore the culture, historical landmarks, and share an epic adventure together but financing such a trip is outside most of our budgets. Thus, if you can’t take your family to Japan, what if you could bring a bit of Japan to your family? That’s precisely what Sakuraco box does! And it conveniently arrives right at your doorsteps. 

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Signs You Should Replace Your Child’s Backpack

School can already be demanding for children of all ages, so it’s important that parents pay attention to their kid’s other school-related needs. One of these is a child’s backpack, which you must maintain properly for several reasons. First, their health depends on it. In addition, a good backpack is essential for carrying all their school supplies daily without issue. If it has seen better days, these are some signs you should replace your child’s backpack. 

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Best Tips To Having the Perfect Backyard Wedding

Weddings can be as elaborate or as intimate as you want them to be. Whether yours takes place in a grand hall to an outdoor venue, it’s a culmination of your ultimate wishes and preferences, and you want it to be a day to remember. But who says all weddings have to be lavish and over-the-top? With smaller, intimate weddings growing popular, you want your venue to set the tone of the celebration and cater to the bride and groom’s needs. For that reason, here are some of the best tips for having a perfect backyard wedding reception.

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How to Prepare to Move

Moving can be difficult. Not only does it cost a lot of money, but it can be tedious with the amount of details that need to be addressed. From packing up all of your stuff safely to throwing away all of your garbage, it can be so time consuming that any kind of help is welcome. Even though you may make a great to do list there is always something that comes up in the end. In order to make your move as smooth as possible, here are a few things to keep in mind as you are going from one place to the next.

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Best DIY Projects for Your Master Bathroom

It’s finally time. You’re going to tackle that pesky master bathroom and turn it into the luxurious oasis you know it can be. However, you haven’t quite figured out how to do that yet—that’s okay, though. We’ve taken the time to put together our definitive list of the best DIY projects for your master bathroom. We’re sure you’ll come away with a couple of ideas on how to turn your bathroom into the type of space you’ve been dreaming of.

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Why Online Therapy May Be Right for You

Mental health is slowly becoming easier to talk about and more acceptable as something to seek treatment for when needed. As people have more conversations about their mental health, more patients may want to consider therapy to help them identify their individual challenges and work towards their goals more successfully. Mental health treatment is being revolutionized with the advent of online therapy options. Here is why an online therapist may be right for you.

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Ways To Make Your School Playground More Eco-Friendly

To build a sustainable playground for your school, you need to have the right resources that will allow you to reuse equipment and improve the quality of the area to become more eco-friendly. School playgrounds have changed significantly in the last decade due to the rising desire to see more environmentally friendly playgrounds for schools. An excellent way to learn how to build a sustainable playground is to look at our list of ways to make your school playground more eco-friendly.

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Different Quilting Styles and Techniques You Can Try

Do you have time for hobbies? Heck no. A mom’s “hobby” is usually whatever messy craft the kids are doing. But it’s essential to hold onto your own interests and keep that creative spark alive—without glitter glue. If you need a project you can get passionate about, quilting could be the answer. It’s both relaxing and challenging. And in the end, you’ve made a masterpiece you can actually use. Check out these different quilting styles and techniques you can try. 

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Most Common Reasons Why Furniture Damage Happens

No matter how careful you are with your furniture, some sort of damage will always happen. It’s just a fact of life that well-loved furniture will incur some sort of minor surface blemishes. The best thing you can do to save your furniture from these marks and scars is to actively avoid the activities that lead them. To help, here are some of the most common reasons why furniture damage happens.

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Top Considerations for Getting a Shelter Dog

One of the most exciting parts of getting a dog is bringing them home for the first time. Nothing beats the feeling of showing a dog where they’re going to live, especially if they were a shelter dog. They’ve likely never been in a home as welcoming as yours. However, there are specific considerations for getting a shelter dog that will need to be accounted for, which we’ll go over for you in this article.

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Ring Care: Tips for Preserving Your Wedding Ring

Wedding rings hold an incredible amount of sentimental value that we cherish for ages. As a long-lasting representation of your union and devotion to your partner, you’ll want your ring to continue to reflect that symbolism. However, as permanent jewelry, wedding rings can experience scratches, dirt, and grime that tarnish their appearance and dull their shine. Here are some tips for preserving your wedding ring so that you can maintain its beauty and value. 

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Best Houseplants for Beginners and How to Care For Them

We all want our homes to feel safe, warm, and cozy—a place where we can party, relax, and live all the small moments of our lives. That is why home décor is such a fun way to liven up your space and bring your unique taste out of your imagination and into reality. One of the best ways to decorate and cheer up your home is with vibrant and verdant plants. Here are a few of the best houseplants for beginners and how to care for them. 

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Why Happiness As a Goal for Childhood is Bad

 

“It just doesn’t make me happy”, “He doesn’t make me happy anymore”, or, “You should quit, you deserve to be happy”, all common phrases that get tossed around these days. And while I’m not opposed to the fact that people deserve happiness, why are we constantly catering to happiness? Are we doing our children a disservice by encouraging their happiness above all else? If the goal is happiness all day every day, are we just learning to avoid the tough things in life? The following discusses a scenario that helps address these questions. 

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Stop Waiting on Others to Give You Permission to Make YOU a Priority & Live Your Life

“We’ve got softball”, “I’m waiting to hear what my husband’s plans are”, and my favorite, “I don’t know if I’ll be free that day?”…say what?! Trying to plan any social gathering with a group of moms is exhausting. You’d have better luck remaining sand free while wearing an Elmer’s glue dress to the beach (before the glue dries). Don’t get me wrong, I fully understand and can appreciate the fact that us moms are the ones who run the household, routines, and schedules, and that includes kids’ sports, lessons, classes, and social lives. But if 2020 has taught me anything it’s that I’m calling BS. Why? Because we are only as busy as we allow ourselves to be, we are the ones who have ultimate control over our lives. We may not be able to control the circumstances, scenarios, or other people, but we do control our own priorities.

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How To Avoid Becoming a Helicopter Parent

While the term “helicopter parenting” has many negative connotations, it’s obvious why you might become one—you’re worried about your child, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It only becomes an issue when you make it your child’s problem as well. So what should you do to avoid it? Check out some tips in this guide on how to avoid becoming a helicopter parent.

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3 Ways To Bring Your Family Closer Together

Making family time is stressful when you’re dealing with everyone’s schedules, but nothing is more important than your family dynamic. How are you supposed to keep everyone happy? 

Well, a close-knit family doesn’t develop that bond overnight. It’s an ongoing process that you can achieve little by little each day. Here are three ways to bring your family closer together so that all of you can enjoy each other’s company.

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Pay What You Can Venue in Toledo?

Got teenager’s? The struggle is real! Here’s the thing about teenagers, they are a lot like toddlers, they adore naps, thrive on routine and schedules, and literally have no idea what they want to do with regard to their social life.  And what’s more, when you suggest something for them to do they will give you the side eye, eye roll, or a quiet “meh”. Thus, just like toddlers you need to help plan their social calendars. Which is no easy task especially considering the fact that they are still overcoming one of the most challenging years of their lives. A year that resulted in many teens having to deal with new social anxieties.  

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A Day in a Life of Mom: Your Guide to Finding Balance

A day in the life of mom looks different for most, but the duties and experiences that come with this title are generally quite similar. Aside from maintaining a never-ending job as a parental guardian for your children, your schedule is likely full of other responsibilities like a full-time career, cooking, cleaning, and so on. 

And while the role of motherhood may be something you will forever continue to cherish, there’s no denying how overwhelming it can be at times to fulfill all the commitments that come with it. And now, with school just around the corner, delegating tasks can become all the more difficult.

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