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Essential Tips for Preparing your Backyard for Autumn

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The fun-filled summer months are soon coming to an end. You are used to spending more time outdoors in your backyard say swimming or having fun with friends and family on your patio. As the heat breaks and temperatures deep, you can be tempted to stay indoors and forget all about the outdoors. But this is no time to shy away.

You can still relax in your backyard and feel as if you are spending time from the comfort of your lounge. It is time to celebrate together as a family by coming together on Sunday evenings since you don’t need to travel. It’s time to be proactive to prepare your backyard for winter and the spring by taking cover and knowing how to warm up. Read more

How to Teach Your Kids Emotional Intelligence

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Childhood development consists of a plethora of changes for youngsters who are learning more about themselves and the world around them. This is especially true when it comes to learning important social skills that help children better communicate with others. No matter their age, all children will have to interact with their peers, siblings, parents, and other adults on a daily basis. As such, it is important for parents to encourage positive social experiences wherever possible. Unfortunately, children can often be unpredictable, especially when it comes to their emotions and how they are feeling. One way to teach children awareness of these feelings is through Emotional Intelligence (EI). Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand one’s own emotions as well as recognize the emotions being expressed by others. Children who can successfully identify their emotions can control their reactions for much better decision-making. Best of all, emotional intelligence is a skill that can be taught over time. Here are some of the top ways in which parents can teach their kids this important life skill. Read more

Preparing the Garden for Autumn

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If you are a keen gardener, fall is one of the seasons where you take an interest in your garden. After all, it’s the changing season, and you have to prepare for shorter days and long cold nights. Winter can be unforgiving if you are not ready so if you want to enjoy your garden for longer, you’ll want to prepare it in autumn.

It’s also time to make your spring garden through planting foliage and making raised beds. The essence here is for you to have a smooth time when spring comes knocking. You’ll have plenty of time to prepare for leaf collection. Trust that a leaf blanket will cover your lawn soon enough in fall. Read more

How to Cope with a Wrongful Death Experience in Your Family

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We like to think that life is filled with happiness and wonderful moments at all times, but when something shocking jars you back to reality, it can be extremely difficult to cope. A wrongful death in the family is certainly one of those things that is jarring right to the very core of your being and can have you going through a wide array of emotions.

While there is no right or wrong way to deal with a wrongful death, there are steps that you can take that are meant to help you cope with the situation and find a way to get through it. If you are currently trying to work your way through this very dark, confusing, and often lonely time, these steps can help you to find your way to the other side. Read more

Simple Birthday Traditions to Make Your Child Feel Special

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Think back to the time when you were a kid, to the good old times when the grass was greener, ice cream was a treat for good grades at school, and Birthday was your favorite day of the year. Speaking of Birthdays, there were plenty of reasons to love them. Gifts, surprises, and lots of friends gathered for a party at your backyard. Chances are that you still remember how good it felt to be the center of attention for 24 hours. Read more

4 Major Milestones and How to Help Your Child Embrace Independence

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As your child becomes a teenager, you’re likely faced with the realization that your loved one is growing up and will soon be out of the house. But as your teen reaches the end of their formative years, the transition to adulthood really begins. Here are some of the big milestones your teen will reach and ways in which you can support their blossoming independence. Read more

How Gardening Helps Families Bond

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In most households, family bonding time revolves around watching movies together, playing games, etc. Very few people have embraced the idea of gardening with their families, and this is maybe because most of us don’t know how beneficial this could be to our families. Most of the time when we are on other outdoor activities, we are hardly doing anything REALLY together because most of the times like when playing, parents will be on the sidelines while the kids are playing. This applies to movie times where one could be on their mobile devices, and they are still watching so the bonding tends to be weaker at some points. Read more

5 Beauty Apps Every Mom Needs

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It’s a truth for mothers that there are going to be days when brushing our hair or putting on mascara seems to be miraculous. We have all joked about not using the restroom alone since our kids were born and our lack of personal space. Among all the diaper changes, carpools, naptimes, laundry, and practices who has time to devote to a beauty regime? Read more

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