What will your Fairy Godmother be turning you into at midnight? New Year’s Eve is like a reverse Cinderella Story. Instead of the magic ending at the stroke of midnight, it’s when it begins, or at least that’s the farce we sell ourselves when making resolutions. Suddenly at midnight on New Year’s Eve, a mom who is exhausted from her day-to-day commitments and obligations is going to be granted a myriad amount of energy to hit the gym after work daily. And that busy dad that’s been meaning to finish that project will suddenly be granted more time. And that young girl trying desperately to curb her sugar intake is going to suddenly crave broccoli. These resolutions are as practical as a Fairy Godmother waving a wand. We are not going to suddenly become new people at the stroke of midnight and be granted the energy, time, and willpower we’ve always longed for. The biggest indicator of future behavior is past behavior. If we want to change our behavior we must change our habits. In order to change our habits we must stop making excuses for ourselves. And that starts by evaluating where we are right now.Read more
Where do you invest your time? Stephen Covey said, “ The key is in not spending time, but investing it,” and the lyrics from one of my favorite Mumford and Sons songs state, “Where you invest your love, you invest your life”. What do these two quotes have in common? Each uses the term invest, as the term most of us correlate with monetary value. We learn from a young age that it is wise to invest money responsibly, but what about our time? This past year I became cognizant of the fact that the most valuable resource in my life is my time. The journey to this realization was the most treacherous journey of my life. It all began at the end, the end of a marriage, and the beginning of the divorce process.Read more
People are more aware of their health and lifestyles than ever before. They want to be fit and healthy, but sometimes it can be hard to find the right way to be so. Apart from simple exercise, there are many other factors that people should also look at from time to time. You need to change a ton of habits in order to stay fit and toned. There are many ways that one can explore to incorporate a healthy lifestyle.
Let’s have a look at some of themRead more
You walk into your gorgeous backyard full of lovely landscaping, bountiful trees, and sweet blooming flowers. But something’s missing.
If you have a green thumb and want to grow more in your garden, you should consider adding a greenhouse to your backyard oasis. Read more to learn about the amazing benefits of installing a greenhouse at your home!Read more
When you’re a parent with young children, monitoring your child’s health and development is essential. When you pay attention, you’re more likely to notice habits like echolalia, which children can develop for various reasons. Read on to learn what parents should know about echolalia.Read more
Caring for a senior parent is a rewarding experience, but it can also be a challenge. It can be challenging when your parent falls ill and needs extra help and support. With your help, your senior parent can navigate their illness with grace and dignity, and you can be there to provide the support they need. This article will discuss practical tips to help you support your senior parents through ill health.Read more
Was it a fabulous year? One you can’t wait to say goodbye to? Either way, if you’re celebrating the fact that this year is finally over, or, unfortunately coming to an end, a celebration is in order! How are we celebrating? We’re throwing a mini New Year’s Eve party. I’ve put together fun Countdown Bags full of goodies to help Countdown each hour until the New Year (FYI, or half hour…depending on the age of your kiddos 😉).
Is anyone else looking forward to reconnecting with your kiddos? Spending quality time together as a family making some epic memories? Whether you’re looking for some free local indoor activities, something to make and take, or an awesome day trip, this guide has you covered!
It’s not always easy to find things to do as a family during the winter. It’s cold outside, and you may not have as much energy this time of the year. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun winter activities for the whole family to enjoy. When everyone has a free evening together, consider any of these events and have a relaxing evening.Read more
Your pets are adorable, so it’s only natural to want to snap some photos of their cutest moments. However, pet photography can be trickier than you’d think. Here are some tips for taking great pictures of your pets.Read more