What’s the worst that can happen?

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. 

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Real or Fake?

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. 

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How to Encourage Your Child to Be Physically Active

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?

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Traveling Abroad? Here Are Some Tips To Have A Good Time

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.

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Offering A Little Brightness During The Darkest Months Of The Year

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.

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Child Personal Injury and Accident Claims: The Complete Guide

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.

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Compatibility and Dating

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?

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Being Healthy Doesn’t Need To Be Expensive – And Here’s Why

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.

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