Wednesday, February 28, 2018

10 Mother’s Day Traditions to Try This Year


Ah, it’s time for my favorite holiday: Mother’s Day! I always feel relaxed and pampered on this one day of the year, and I definitely milk it and enjoy it. Some moms prefer to get a break from caring for their children on this one day, choosing to hit a day spa or go to a movie or restaurant alone. Some moms, like me, definitely would rather be around their kids the whole day, no matter what kind of chaos that brings!

In my house, Mother’s Day usually means my husband makes breakfast (but he does that every Sunday anyway; isn’t that great?), then we go to Mass as a family. This year is going to be extra great because we have moved to the country (our longtime dream!), and we also switched churches, so all our homeschooling friends are there to visit with after the service.

Do you need some ideas for Mother’s Day? Here are some ideas for traditions you might like to start in your house this year — or any year!

Shower mom with flowers. Flowers are a favorite – and very easy – way to make a mom feel special. My very favorite flower is Lily of the Valley because it reminds me of my own mother. One year, at our previous home, my husband planted some in front of our house, and they bloom every year as a reminder of what he did for me on Mother’s Day. Consider hitting the local florist for a bigger bouquet in a colorful vase.

Plant something in her honor. Maybe a tree for the yard or just a plant in a pot that she’ll walk by every day. If Mom does not have a green thumb, consider purchasing a pretty hanging basket for the deck or front porch. They are super easy to water and the flowers are amazing. A potted flowering plant or hanging basket of petunias would be low-maintenance and long-lasting.

Letter know how you feel. Moms love the handmade notes and cards from their kids on Mother’s Day. Leave some construction paper and colored pencils, crayons and glitter glue on a table and see what happens.

Eat your heart out. What’s Mother’s Day without breakfast in bed? It doesn’t have to be fancy; it can be as easy as store-bought donuts and orange juice or as extensive as biscuits and gravy with fresh fruit and coffee. The point is Mom will know she is being thought of and cared for like she cares for everyone else every other day of the year. I can tell you from personal experience that moms love a break from cooking! So why not treat her to dinner out or order in?

Pack it up. Consider packing up a meal and going on a picnic in a park. The kids get some play time and Mom can either get in on the action or relax on a blanket with a book, hopefully soaking up some sunshine!

Picture perfect. Find a fabulous photo of mother and child and buy or make a cool frame. On Mother’s Day, make sure more pictures are being taken of that special duo to be treasured always. Then, consider putting together a small scrapbook to enjoy for years to come.

Basket case! Put together a basket of her favorite things. Ideas include a favorite candy bar, a candle, a gift card, homemade coupons for special hugs and favors, the sky is the limit! Just make sure to pick things out that Mom would like.

Spend time together. I want to throttle those coaches who schedule baseball games or Team Picture Day on Mother’s Day … don’t they know who they are dealing with?! Try to boycott any activities that are not mother-child related. Even watching a favorite or new movie in the evening while snuggled up together eating popcorn is bonding time!

Think of other moms, grandmothers, aunts, friends, neighbors. Spend some time the week before with your kids making cards for other moms you know … and moms who are like mother figures but who might not have kids of their own. Doing nice things for others is what being a mom is all about … and what a great lesson for your kids!

Take the kids to the park or out to eat for a few hours (or maybe over to Grandma’s house so she can get a sweet Mother’s Day surprise as well!) so Mom can get in a lovely bath and nap or maybe read a book alone for a while.

Mother’s Day is just one day each year, and moms deserve to be showered with love and to be treated special all day long. Of all days, they should be able to take TODAY off, which means no housework! Let Mom close her eyes as she walks by the sink full of dishes, hold her nose as she strolls by the laundry hamper. In anticipation of this holiday, Mom should make sure she has paper plates and cups on hand for when her family serves her like the queen she is. The rule is they have to sit back and let themselves be celebrated!

How To Get Your Kids Interested In History


As a parent, you know that your two most important tasks are to ensure that your children have days filled with fun, love, and laughter and that they get a good education. Getting a good knowledge of math, science and English will certainly give them a great start in life, but subjects such as history can be just as important. Learning about the past gives us a greater understanding of our present and can prevent tomorrow's generation from making yesterday's mistakes. If your kids find history boring, here are three ways to raise their interest in what can be the most fascinating of subjects.

Turn History Time Into Play Time

Children today love things that are visual and dynamic, which is why they love to look at the screens on their cellphone or tablets so much. Studies show that mobile screen usage in children under eight has quadrupled since 2013, so they can quickly lose patience when confronted with history on a printed page, even if it is accompanied by lots of illustrations. It's easy to make history more exciting; all it takes is a little imagination. Encourage your children to act out famous scenes from history; they'll especially love it if they can dress up as George Washington, Julius Caesar, or Queen Cleopatra, and they will be learning at the same time as they're playing.

Discover Archive Film Footage

Increasing numbers of museums are digitizing their archive films, which means that there's now a vast array of films from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries available to view online. This is especially attractive for children, as they are, after all, the generation that turns to YouTube and similar sites as a primary source of entertainment. Children and adults can learn a great deal from these archives, from seeing early forms of motorized transport to how we used to farm, and the best thing of all is that they can be viewed for free.


Explore America's Ancient Civilizations

The continents of North and South America were home to some of the greatest civilizations in history, and with such rich and varied cultures behind them, they can be endlessly fascinating for children. The Mayan people are a particularly interesting topic, and their mysterious predictions of the end of the world often appear in the news today. The Mayans disappeared rapidly and the reason has always been a mystery, but as WallStreetOTC.com reports, the latest theory revolves around the lagoon known as 'The Blue Hole of Belize'. Other theories involve aliens, so whatever the truth, it's a story that's sure to capture the imagination of your little ones.


The key to getting your kids interested in history is to make it as exciting as possible; take a look at some of the more unusual stories from history, encourage dressing up, painting and make-believe, and encourage them to see historical figures as real people not just names in a book. A love of history gained in childhood stays with you throughout life, and that could be one of the best gifts you ever give your loved ones.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Do’s & Don’ts for Good Day Care


After a long break from work to have your first child, you have successfully made it through the first 2 years, and with preschool on the horizon, your thoughts can turn to your career. Once you have managed to source a good day care centre, your child will take another step towards eventual independence, and as a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child is in a positive environment for the few hours a day that they are not in your care. The decision concerning which day care centre to send your child is not one that should be taken lightly, and once you have found the right venue, here are  some do’s and don’ts to ensure a smooth transition.

   Do Your Homework – Bearing in mind, this could be a positive or negative experience for your child, it makes perfect sense to do some research on the care centre prior to making your decision. You should visit the day care centre and while there, take note of the general environment, which should be clean and orderly. Notice the children and whether or not they seem content, and observe how the carers interact with the kids, as this will give you a good idea of the general ambience.

   Don’t Leave Too Late – One needs adequate time to visit potential care facilities, and if there are a few near your home, it makes sense to carry out the necessary research to ensure the right choice. One month prior to your return to work, you should already be looking, and with no pressure on you time wise, you can take your time when choosing. You might, for example, be looking for day care in Brisbane, and with a simple Google search, all day care centres will be accessible, and after some browsing, you can make a list of questions to ask when visiting.

   Do Talk to Other Parents – The best way to evaluate a day care centre is to talk to the parents whose children attend, and this will give you a parent’s perspective. Ask questions about regular contact and whether or not the children seem happy in this environment, and after chatting with a cross section, you will be better informed and able to make the right decision. If you think you need some assistance with helping your child to prepare for preschool, here is a useful guide that will ensure a smooth transition from home to school.

   Don’t Overstay Your Welcome – It might be the first time you have left your child in the care of someone else, but you must resist the temptation of hanging around when you arrive in the morning. It isn’t good for you or the child if you try to blend into the background, as the child will be focusing on you, rather than on the new environment. There might even be a temper tantrum at the very outset, but you need to be firm and reassuring at the same time, and once you are out of sight, things quickly become calm.


When you arrive in the afternoon, take the time to discuss your child with the care provider, as this will help you both to focus on the child’s development, and by working together, you can resolve any behavioral issues.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Making Sure Your Family Home Is Safe And Secure For The Kids



The last thing any parent wants is for their child to become injured or scared at home. However, that is something that happens all the time as adults forget to ensure their houses are safe for the little ones. Also, there are thousands of break-ins every single year in the US, and children who witness such events can often become anxious about being in their beds when the lights go out. With all that in mind, you just need to make some improvements to your home to ensure you never have to worry about your kids going through a traumatic experience unnecessarily. The information below should help to point you in the right direction and ensure you don’t overlook anything essential.


Install a home alarm system


The first few tips on this page will focus on making your home as secure as possible. In most instances, homeowners just need to invest in a decent alarm system for their properties. Make sure you get something that uses pressure sensors so the siren will sound if anyone attempts to break in through your windows. You should also aim to get something with motion sensors inside the property. That way, the alarm will wake everyone up if there is movement in the hallways while your family is sleeping. Those who want to go a step further and achieve peace of mind might also look into linking their alarm to the local police station. You can often do that for a small monthly fee.




Purchase some CCTV cameras


Next up, it’s wise to search online for an affordable CCTV system for your home. Ideally, you need to get something that is going to stand the test of time and remain in working order for at least a couple of years. For that reason, it’s vital that you read some reviews from people who’ve published the package in the past before parting with your hard earned wages. In most instances, you can install the CCTV system without paying for professional assistance. Just make sure it covers are much of the exterior of your house as possible. That way, if any criminals break in while you’re out enjoying life with the kids; you should have some evidence to show the police that could help them to gain a conviction.


Buy locks and screens for your windows and doors


You might also think about making it more difficult for someone to gain access to your property via the front door. It’s possible to do that by adding an extra lock at the top or bottom that required a different key to the one you usually use. You could also get some security screens that make it more challenging for a criminal to see inside your home. In many instances, burglars will come and check out a property before they decide to break in. If those people walk up your driveway and struggle to see anything inside the house, they will probably move onto the next home. That is because those criminals will have no idea about whether or not they will get any valuables from your home.




Cover any sharp corners


Now we need to start thinking about some of the things all parents can do to prevent their kids from getting injured at home. If you have toddlers in the house, there is a decent chance they seek out dangerous situations every single day. Indeed, you probably save them from immediate peril all the time. So, now is the time to think ahead and use some common sense. If you have sharp corners on tables and other units in your house, it’s essential that you try to cover them up. The last thing you need is for one of the little ones to run into them and hit their head. Thankfully, there are specialist rubber products on the market that make light work of that job. Just search online and solve the problem!


Clean your kitchen sides properly!


Next, you need to get in the habit of cleaning your kitchen thoroughly every time you prepare food. Most adults know not to place bread and other items on the sideboard after dealing with raw meat. However, your children probably don’t have that safety mechanism built-in yet, and so there is a decent chance they will give themselves food poisoning and other bacterial infections. While you could spend weeks making sure your little ones understand the dangers, sometimes it makes sense to take the bull by the horns. If you ensure your kitchen is always clean and free from dangerous germs; your kids won’t have the opportunity to make themselves ill.




Install stair gates


Lastly, those with small kids will soon discover that stair gates are some of the best inventions in the world. While you can use them to get some peace and quiet, the products are perfect for stopping the little ones from entering dangerous areas or falling down the stairs. As a parent, you won’t want to take your loved ones to the hospital with broken legs or anything similar, and you can prevent that without breaking the bank with decent stair gate products. When the kids mature, you could even recycle the items and use them to keep your family dogs away from the dinner table when everyone sits down to eat. Just be aware that some canines and children see stair gates as a challenge. So, you still need to keep your eyes on them because your little ones will attempt to climb.


If you take all the advice from this article and put it into action right now; your family home should become a safe and secure sanctuary for your entire family. Thinking ahead is vital if you want to avoid disasters and ensure everyone lives a long and happy life. Best of all? You can implement all the suggestions from this page for less than $500 in most instances, So, there is no need to break the bank or spend a fortune when it comes to ensuring your kids have the happiest time possible while they’re young.


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Banana Bread Recipe Made With Peach or Strawberry Applesauce


*Originally posted May 1, 2015

Let's ring in May with a recipe I'm making this morning. I hope to make a few batches so my husband, the kids and his brother and his kids can take some on their fishing trip this weekend. I'll make a regular batch, one with chocolate chips and maybe try one with Chia seeds. This is a terrific recipe to bake with the kids!
 

Banana Bread
½ cup applesauce (consider using strawberry or peach applesauce!)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 t. baking soda
¼ t. salt
1 cup flour (white, wheat or ½ wheat, ½ white)
Optional: ¼ cup wheat germ or 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
3 ripe bananas

Mix applesauce and sugar, add eggs and vanilla and stir. Add baking soda, salt, flours and wheat germ and mix. Add bananas, mashing them up in the mixture so they are chunky still. Pour into greased bread pan and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. I like to use my Pampered Chef bread pan that makes 4 small loaves so they cook faster and are easier to share J Stand back because the kids will devour this one.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

5 Things You Can Do To Increase The Worth of Your House



It is not really easy to sell a house. In fact, it usually takes a house a few months before it is sold, and in some cases it may take years before you find a good buyer.

In most cases, the delay is due to buyers not willing to match the asking price. In such circumstances, the best option is to increase your house’s worth so that buyers can find it worth the asking price.

However, not everyone knows how to achieve such results. Without further delay, let’s look at five ways to give your house’s value a boost.

Create More Space

One of the first things buyers notice is the space. You should make sure to get rid of the clutter so that the house looks bigger.

Furniture and other items can make a house look smaller than it actually is. This can affect a buyer’s perspective and cause them to bid lower.

Light Up Your House

Install windows and skylights, fix broken panes and place sun tubes. All this can make a lot of difference.
A well-lit home does not only look bigger, but it looks cleaner as well. Plus, doing so does not even need a lot of investment so it is a good option for all homeowners. Other than this, invite buyers during the day if you can, as natural light can also do wonders.
Clean and Paint
A new paint job can save the day. You can get a room painted for as low as $400, but very high-quality paint may cost you double, up to $900.
However, it is an investment you should not shy away from making because ROI on this can be as high as 15%. You don’t even have to worry a lot about the paint. You can pick any decent color (beige and light gray seem to be popular these days) since you are going to just put the house up for sale.
But, make sure to get the exterior painted as well, since the first impression is the last impression.
Update or Renovate the Kitchen
The kitchen is the busiest place of the house, and as a result all the buyers will pay special attention to it. In fact, reports indicate that a large part of our day is spent in the kitchen, not just cooking but eating as well.

If your house possesses a nice, commodious and attractive kitchen, then it can help increase the worth of your house. On the other hand, if you have an ugly kitchen, that can damage the overall image and value of your home.

Pay Attention to the Bathroom

Local home buyers want a house that has a big and clean bathroom. You need to pay special attention to this factor and make sure to keep your bathroom in good condition before you put it up for sale.
Follow these tips and you will easily be able to sell your house. However, there are many as-is buyers as well, so do some research first.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

How to Improve Your Kid's Behavior


Setting An Example

From the moment they establish perception, and as they grow up, kids look to their parents and guardians for guidance on how to act and how to behave in different situations. It's how they learn and comprehend appropriate behavior in various settings, so it is important that you as a parent, set an exemplary standard of conduct. A young child's mind is impressionable and very sensitive to any early experience so it is paramount that you begin imparting wisdom from a very young age, and interacting with your child so they can begin to understand the spoken language and determine the meaning in facial expressions. You have to remember that you are a significant figure of influence. Therefore, a large determining factor in your child's behavior is your own and how you've reacted to situations in front of their eyes, so be understanding and patient with your kids, and realize that you have had a large impact on how they behave. There are, however, others factors at play which will be made apparent through the course of this article.

Consider The Implications Of Behavior

Some acting out in childhood is normal, and to be expected. Children are establishing their character through using their voice and their actions so some communications may not always appear to fit the norm, but this is simply a time of self-discovery and self-expression. As a parent, you should be encouraging this rather than stifling your child’s individuality. So where you can, and where your child's behavior doesn't risk their own or the welfare of others, allow this to unfold with words of advice here and there if you feel it is necessary. As kids reach their teenage years and adolescence, you can expect a rebellious phase of sorts. As pressures to fit in or to stand out mounts, so does the child's desire to show their ability to achieve either one, and this can materialize itself through, what you may refer to as, ‘bad behavior.’ ‘Bad behavior’ and falling in with “the wrong crowd,” can have more serious implications for the health of your child so it is important to be supportive and vigilant should this occur. If you are concerned about your child, consider booking them into a specialized drugs program or a rehab center in order to get them the help they need if they have struggled with frustration, mental health issues, a downward spiral into addiction and dependence and subsequent bad behavior. It's crucial that you remember that there is hope and help to be found in situations such as these.

Incentives

Incentives work to encourage your children to behave better, as they’re gaining from their good behavior. Consider rewarding any good behavior with praise and congratulations; you could do this by making a reward system, or by displaying a behavioral chart in your home. Allow your children to make the chart and display it a visible level in your kitchen, for example. Each time your child engages in good behavior, or achieves an accolade in school, then reward them with either a point on the chart or with a small gift prize such as an edible sweet treat or a small cash sum. You can ask your children which rewards they would prefer since you want to be optimizing their desire to win the incentives and further the likelihood of them improving their behavior. You want to promote good behavior, so by using the chart, you're allowing your child to keep note of their progress, and if you have other children, then you're also encouraging a healthy rivalry to achieve, and with any luck, you should be able to improve their behaviors respectively.

Explanation

Before you ask something of your child or want to tell them to stop misbehaving, you must explain how their actions are impacting on yourself or others. For example, if your child is misbehaving by being rude to others around you, it's important to take your child quietly aside and explain that their actions have consequences and their words can hurt others. By explaining why you're unhappy with their actions, children are better able to see your side and are far more likely to stop engaging in bad behavior this way than if you had raised your voice and told them to “stop.” By explaining why you'd like them to stop and why you believe they're misbehaving, either because they're tired of hungry, for example, you're allowing your child to understand causation and effect. Tell your child how you'd like them to behave in such situations and congratulate them when they succeed in achieving this. Explanation allows your child to get a grip on understanding what you expect of them, and what behaviors you will not tolerate, which ones will incur you telling them off, and which behavior results in them being praised and rewarded.

Don't Punish

You won't teach your children to be better behaved by enforcing punishment, instead, you're simply communicating that your children should fear you. Consider removing some privileges after repeated and calm warnings, like access to the games console or an earlier bedtime, if bad behavior persists, then remove the items but ensure that you clearly state how these privileges can be earned back. Try never to threaten your children with revocation of privileges without just cause, and you shouldn't use this as a means to control your children throughout the day. By all means, you can have a strike system, so that your child can keep track of how many strikes they are accumulating, but ensure that you stay true to the board. You don’t have to use gimmicks if you’d rather not. However, if you favor doing so, then tell your children that they’ve earned a strike for their bad behavior. If you've decided that a certain behavior warrants removing their games console for 24 hours, then it’s important that you do not stray from this regulation unless in extreme circumstances. Otherwise, your child will not be able to grasp the system leading to confusion and frustration fully, and in turn, there will be a higher likelihood of them misbehaving further.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dealing With Life During and After Illness or Injury

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When we come down with an illness, there is a determination of being able to fight it off by ourselves by drowning ourselves in fluids and getting a lot of rest. Often, we see ourselves as no need to be a bother to the doctor as it is (surely) nothing serious, right?


Well, no. When it comes to your health, there is no such thing as being too cautious. There is no point in believing you are invincible because that is, unfortunately, not the case. You need to take as great care of your health and your body as you possibly can, and so taking a small amount of time out of your day to ensure that whatever is causing you problems is nothing serious.


And typically, it is not something serious, just something unfamiliar that you have perhaps never experienced before. As you get older, this will become more frequent and so making sure that you do not worry too much is essential. When the problem is even the most minor cause for concern, then you need to know the best course of action.


IDENTIFY


Identifying what is wrong with you is sometimes as easy as a quick Google search of your symptoms that can give you the chance to self-diagnose and take steps towards treating this problem all by yourself.
However, sometimes this search can only bring about further panic and worry. Finding something that aligns with your general symptoms but does not narrow it down to one specific issue can still give you the chance to go into the doctor’s office with an idea of what might be the problem.


From here, the doctor can help you identify the cause of the problem and diagnose you from there. Furthermore, they will have the chance to recommend the appropriate treatment to help you tackle this issue as effectively as possible.


TREATMENT


Depending on the type of problem you might be suffering from, it might be that treatment is as simple as antibiotics and sufficient medication. If this is the case, then simply following the instructions given to you by the doctor should get you back to being fighting fit.


However, there will be times where treatment requires more focus to help you get better. This sort of treatment can range from consulting a lower back pain doctor to help any issues with mobility and leaning down - especially if you are still relatively young - to more intense treatment that might involve scans, injections, and more.


While this treatment may be inconvenient and uncomfortable, remember that it is necessary to get back to better health. While the trips to the doctors may seem laborious, they will help you live a happier and healthier life as you get older.


RECOVERY


When recovering from your illness no matter how small or severe, you will need to ensure that you take things one step at a time and not rush back to any strenuous activity. If it is a muscular injury suffered when playing sport, then the affected body part will have had little exercise over however-many months. You do not want to further aggravate this problem before it is fully healed.


Furthermore, if you have been advised to make a lifestyle change, then taking this advice seriously is essential to avoiding any repeat issues later on in your life. Things such as quitting smoking and taking up exercise to mitigate further problems, as well as things associated with promoting better mental health, are vital towards putting and keeping you on the road to proper recovery.


Sometimes, the road to recovery can be long and arduous, and it can often feel like there no light at the end of the tunnel. However, understanding the needs to get you back to full health as quickly but also as effectively as possible will make this process much more comfortable.


EATING WELL


No matter what sort of illness or injury plagued you, it is essential that you start or continue eating right. You only get one body and so ensuring that you look after it as well as it looks after you will save you needing greater treatment later in your life.


Focusing on essential food groups, getting your five-a-day, and maintaining a balanced diet will not only make you stay healthy but also make you feel healthier and happier, too. It can be a challenge to change your habits and if you believe you do not have the proper discipline, then speaking with qualified professionals to help you start this journey will give you the best idea of what route to take.


GETTING OUT THERE


It can be a challenge after your treatment to find the energy to get back out there and start living your life again. However, spending too much time inside following recovery can only exacerbate any feelings of isolation and loneliness you might have experienced during your time inside.


Battling these issues by getting yourself back out into the world will make the transition back into real life much more streamlined. If it was a particularly dangerous injury or illness you suffered from, then you might feel nervous. However, understanding that everyone around you is there to support you should help ease any of the stress associated with going out in public.


Seeing people and being sociable is not everyone’s idea of a good time, however getting too wrapped up in your own thoughts can have even more detrimental effects on your health.


DEALING WITH IT


Dealing with pain can cause massive rifts in your personal and professional life. However, just because you have suffered a little does not mean you need to continue suffering once you are back to excellent health.


Understanding what options you have from diagnosis to recovery and further will give you the chance to get your life back on track and back to normal as soon as possible. Furthermore, you will be able to continue as if nothing ever happened. Letting any past injuries impact your future can have disastrous effects and so coping and dealing with them sensibly and efficiently will help you remain happy and healthy.

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