A Checklist To Prepare For Your Newborn Baby

With a baby on the way, one of the most exciting things you can do is prepare for their arrival. From purchasing the things you’ll need to arranging a space for them to sleep, there’s a lot you can plan to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. 

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How To Plan The Perfect Party

No matter what the occasion might be, or even if there is no particular occasion at all, planning the perfect party can be broken down to a kind of art mixed with a science. If you are keen to plan a party in the near future and you are wondering what you can do to make it easier, and make it more likely to be a great success, then read on. In this article we are going to look at some of the most important considerations you might want to think about in order to make that a reality. As long as you follow these tips, you should be able to plan the perfect party in no time. Read more

5 Strange Things That Happen To You During Pregnancy

If you’ve just discovered that you’re pregnant, a massive congratulations are in order! This will be the most exciting and possibly scary nine months of your life so far. But, it will all be worth it when you bring a beautiful baby into the world at the end. As a first-time mother, you’re probably a bit nervous about what to expect throughout pregnancy. A few things will happen to your body, some of which are more obvious than others. You should know that pregnant women experience massive mood swings and hunger cravings. You’ll also know that a lot of weight gets put on, and you’ll end up with some aches and pains along the way. Read more

County Farm Park & Playground

Close Google Classroom, logout of Zoom, shut off your computers, &, UNPLUG! Unplug, unwind, and get lost in the great outdoors, for it is in losing oneself in nature that you’ll be reconnected with your soul.  And there’s no place more relaxing to get lost in the great outdoors than Pure Michigan!  Which was precisely what we did…we grabbed our walking shoes, water bottles, packed a picnic, and hit the road in hopes of leaving the stress of life behind and getting lost in the simplicity, comfort, and beauty of nature. Our destination, 141 acres of Pure Michigan trails, gardens, playgrounds, etc. at County Farm Park!  Read more

Apple Week – A Favorite Fall Festival at Sauder Village

Celebrate the beauty of fall during Apple Week at Sauder Village. From Wednesday, September 16 through Saturday, September 19 guests can enjoy many apple-related activities throughout the Historic Village. The week is sure to delight all of your senses with apple cooking demonstrations, cider mill tours, apple drying demonstrations, take home apple crafts, and plenty of delicious, apple treats. Read more

4 Heartbreaking Things That Happen To Moms When They Don’t Look After Themselves

From the moment your little ones are born, your priorities change forever. Everything that used to seem so important to you becomes mere trivia in a heartbeat. Suddenly all that matters is protecting, nurturing and cherishing the tiny, squealing life you now hold in your arms. Regardless of faith, you have a heaven-sent duty to do all that you can to ensure that your child grows up safe, happy and healthy. But while that inevitably requires a measure of sacrifice and self-denial from time to time, that doesn’t mean that Moms shouldn’t take care of themselves. If they don’t, it can result in heartbreaking consequences… Read more

Choosing The Best Care Options For Your Aging Parents

One of the hardest things about getting older is seeing your parents get older as well. When you are young, you think that your parents are invincible and they will always be there to look out for you. But as you get older, you realize that isn’t true and there comes a time when you will need to start looking out for them. Parents put up with a lot from their kids and they are always forgiving, so now that they need help, it’s time for you to step up and care for them. However, this can be very difficult when you have a family of your own and a busy work life. If you are not able to be there for them all of the time, you need to start looking into care options. There are a few different care options available to you and you need to consider your own personal situation as well as your parent’s health issues and care needs. These are some of the best care options for your aging parents. Read more

The Importance of Forgiveness For Parents

It’s okay. You can admit it! The life of a parent is stressful. Especially for those who have to juggle their familial responsibilities with those of work or running a business. What’s more, there are many who walk the path of parenthood alone. While these awesome single parents almost always have some sort of support network (you guys have a Mom Tribe behind you, right?), they nonetheless feel the pressures of parenthood much more acutely than those who are lucky enough to have a co-parent. There are many traits a good Mom or Dad needs to have. Patience, love, compassion, discipline, a sense of humor. Here, we’ll look at the importance of forgiveness for parents. Forgiveness is mentioned frequently in the Bible. But it doesn’t come readily for many of us. After all, our lives are hard and laden with adversity. It’s not always easy to set aside our slights and move forward with a smile on our lips.  Read more

Where to Vacation at in Northern Italy for Summer 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a lot away from the year 2020. Travel bans have made it impossible for people to go on vacations, trips, and experience some of the world’s best destinations. However, there is hope that by the Summer of 2021, international travel will be open, and you will be able to revisit places. One of the top destinations that most people hope to visit when international travel has resumed, is Italy. The Northern region of Italy is an incredible destination that sometimes can be left behind thanks to the beauty in central and the southern parts of Italy. But let’s be honest, the whole country is just beyond gorgeous! Below are some vacation spots to visit in Northern Italy.  Read more