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How to Help Your Child with Their Mental Wellbeing

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The mental health epidemic is something that is fast sweeping across the United States and the rest of the world. Many of these signs start in childhood years, so it is important to help your child look after their mental wellbeing from an early age. Doing this can be tricky when you have so many other commitments to uphold, but it will do them immense good for the present and the future. If you are looking for some advice on how you can do this, it’s important to take note of some trusted ways in which you can teach your child about mental health. Read more

Easy Low-Carb Swaps for Your Favorite Dishes

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There are a great deal of health foodies out there who consider “low-carb” to mean “boring.” I’m here to clear the air and say: that’s simply not true! If anything, dishes that are low in carbohydrates and packed with other nutrients contain some of the most compelling tastes around.

Living a low-carb lifestyle doesn’t have to mean restricting yourself from your cravings. Those of us who are committed to the diet have the opportunity to get a little extra creative. With a few tips in mind, you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to swap a carb-heavy dish for one made up of rich flavor and nutritious fats.

Here are five simple and easy swaps for your favorite dishes that are so good, you’ll never be bored of your lunch again. Read more

How to Deal with the Aftermath of a Child Injury

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Your child suffering an injury is one of the worst things that you can imagine happening, and the way you deal with the aftermath of it can make it even worse. If you don’t want to worsen the situation, you have to be proactive right from the off, and you need to be giving your child whatever they need, whenever they need it.

Here is what you should be doing to deal with the aftermath of a child injury in the best way possible: Read more

Are These Things Hurting Your Children?

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As parents, our number one priority always is the health and safety of our children. We do our best to make sure they are eating healthily and getting enough exercise, as well as keeping up with their school work and signing them up for extracurricular activities. Our kids’ well-being and development is so important, and we don’t take it lightly. Read more

Weekend DIY: Home Improvement Projects to Complete This Spring

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Spring is in the air and suddenly you crave sunshine, bright colors on your clothes and freshness in your home. According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz & Home Renovation Trends study, home renovations and decorating projects are booming, with over half of homeowners on Houzz planning to dive into new projects. However, you can join the trend without diving head first into some serious renovations. Instead, look at what you can accomplish in a single weekend with a DIY mindset. From improving your home’s security to giving your bathroom a refresh, here’s how to make a big impact in your home in just a single spring weekend. Read more

The ABCs of Childhood ZZZs (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Putting your child to bed and promoting healthy rest from an early age has many more benefits beyond quiet time for mom and dad. Without a doubt we know that sleep is an important aspect of anyone’s life regardless of our age. As we grow into adulthood our sleep tends to plateau and become more habitual than our earliest years. Those precious vitamin ZZZs are most important and fragile throughout childhood as the body grows, develops and requires different wake/sleep routines. Next time you try to push past a nap, to get more hours out of bedtime later, consider the impacts and recommended sleep requirements. A healthy dose of ZZZs can greatly impact your physical, mental and emotional health – and these are especially amplified for growing children. Read more

Home Maintenance That You Should NEVER Leave Until The Last Minute

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Your home is your castle, and you want it to stay that way. It can be all too easy to neglect important maintenance because of life’s demands, however, doing so can lead to major consequences further down the road. Here are some issues you don’t want to ignore because you could be jeopardizing the value of your property and even your own safety. Read more

Parents: How to Grow a Love of Reading in Your Children

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We all know how important reading is and all the benefits that it can bring into your child’s life. However, with the introduction of smartphones, tablets, game consoles and televisions, it’s hard to compete with this level of entertainment. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

Today, we’re going to explore everything you need to know in order to create this love for reading in your children, allowing them to enjoy all the benefits that it provides. Read more

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