Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Four Ways To Relieve Tension In The Body

 Our bodies can naturally hold a lot of tension from the day and it’s not something that we often realize until someone tells us to physically relax our body. We then find that perhaps our shoulders are tightened and that you’re clenching your jaw. Whatever tension you have in your body, the more you can get rid of it, the better it will be for your body’s health in general. Here are four ways to relieve tension in the body.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

The Essentials of College Planning to Graduate on Time

Some of the first-year undergraduate students fail to understand the meaning of academic planning. They may be oblivious to how important planning is to get through college in the appropriate amount of time. Without college planning, a student could be taking the wrong courses and end up spending more time in college than desired.

The Instrument

Educational planning is the instrument through which teachers organize their educational courses or syllabus. It allows them to articulate the content of the subject matter. It also gives students the methodology that teachers will use to present the material. In other words, teachers offer students so much material and resources for them to plan their way through college. With this, it is possible to rationalize the course, carry it out in a more conscious and reflective way to reduce the level of uncertainty.

It's Almost Hayfever Season, It's Time To Prepare!

 Any type of health complaint is not nice. Whether it’s aches and pains, or chronic headaches, it is not pleasant to deal with. This is the exact same for those who suffer with hayfever. Summer is almost upon us and with that comes the difficulties bestowed upon us by hayfever! Essentially it is manifested by inflammatory irritation of the ears, eyes, sinus system, and mucous membranes located at the top of the respiratory system.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Climbing Out Of Debt

 There is nothing more terrifying than being chased for debts that you owe. No one wants to be in a position where they are afraid of the telephone ringing or someone knocking on the door. It causes anxiety, worry, stress, and more pressure than you can possibly realize. Understanding that you must get your debt under control is just the first step, but knowing how to do it is what will really count.

Managing money isn't easy, and it's not something we are formally taught in school. We must, however, learn all we can outside of a school environment where possible so that we can be our best selves. Getting your debt under control is easier when you have the right support, so with this in mind, we've put together a few steps to help you to climb out of the hole of debt you are currently in.

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  • Figure Out the Numbers. Before you can wipe any debt and get out from under it, you need to figure out what you owe first. This is going to take some time to work out, as you need to go back through your credit history and any letters you've been sent and get to know how much you owe, from the interest rates to the actual debt and more. It won't make you feel your best when you look at it all, but you need to figure this out so that you can work out your next steps to becoming debt-free at last.

  • Work The Good From The Bad. Some debts aren't actually bad debts to have. Your mortgage and your student loans, for example, are good kinds of debt. Your student education is going to pave your way to a better and more fruitful career, and your mortgage puts you on the property ladder. Bad debt is the debt that costs you a lot in insurance and it's the kind that has bailiffs at the door if you don't pay it. You can get some advice from Boulder Legal Group about bed and good debts, and you can learn how it can affect you in the future, too. Knowing which is which will help you to make good decisions regarding your debts and get them all in order.

  • Make Life Harder For Lenders. That credit card of yours? Cut it up. You can really stick it to your lenders when you cut up the cards and stop using them. It's not free money; you're paying them for that money through interest. When you get rid of them, you can stop giving them cash and start paying yourself.

  • Cut Back Student Loans. You can embrace the good debt from student loans, but you can still curtail those costs. Interest rates are high for student loans but if you have already started repaying, you can consolidate those payments into a better rate and pay less each month.

  • Spend Better. Lastly, a good way to climb out of your debt is to spend smarter and ensure that you are spending your money in the right places. You can start paying down debt and spending less money on frivolous things.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Still Got Back Pain? Try These 3 Solutions


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Back pain is, unfortunately, very common among people in this day and age. Most people do not have the healthiest back they can have, particularly if they spend their workday sitting in a chair, or even doing manual labor that can injure them over time. Back pain can be caused by a plethora of different underlying issues, but most commonly, the pain is usually caused by our general lifestyle.

People who experience back pain have often tried multiple avenues of recovery, and sometimes they still come up short of a solution. So how can we find new ways to relieve backache once and for all?

We can’t promise that these solutions will work, but they’re absolutely worth a shot. Here are 3 tried and true solutions for your back pain.

  1. Regular Chiropractor Appointments

If you have back pain, you have probably already visited a chiropractor. If you didn’t get the results you wanted, you might be thinking, “Been there, done that. It didn’t work!” 

However, if you haven’t yet found a solution to your back issues, you should definitely reconsider this option. One appointment with a chiropractor won’t provide the Chiropractic Pain Relief you were searching for - just like one session in the gym won’t give you rippling abs! These things take time and regular attention.

Chiropractors aren’t miracle workers, and any adjustments they make to your back will be temporary if you don’t continue to work with them. If your back has been in one position for some time, it will take an equally long time period to get it out again.

  1. CBD

CBD, an abbreviation of cannabidiol, is a property of the cannabis plant - but unlike its illegal cousin, CBD is a totally safe, legal, non-psychoactive product that can be very effective for pain relief. 

If you have tried traditional creams like Deep Heat, to no avail, why not try CBD cream, or alternatively, self-administer CBD oil on recommendation from a professional. CBD has been said to have incredible pain-relieving effects and is a natural, non-toxic, and gentle alternative to prescription medications that can damage your body over time.

  1. Daily Stretching

Sometimes, throwing money at a problem doesn’t help one bit. Consistency is key to having a healthy, balanced body in every sense, and that includes having a pain-free spine.

Daily stretching, including yoga and pilates poses or just simple body-conditioning stretches, can revolutionize your spinal health. You don’t need an expert to tell you that lengthening your muscles, increasing flexibility, and increasing strength through stretches and gentle exercise can make a world of difference to your back.

If you have never stretched and are unsure how to do so safely, you can follow tutorials online that help you to learn the best stretches for a sore back.

Final Thoughts

If you struggle with back pain on a regular basis, try these three tried and true methods of relieving your pain and having a healthier back once and for all! You’ll sleep better, move more easily, and preserve your back’s health for later in life.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

What to Look For When Choosing An Orthodontist In Queen Creek AZ

 Whether you are an adult, teenager, or child, having teeth that are straight can make a world of difference!

Unfortunately, most aren't blessed with perfectly straight teeth, and this is where choosing an orthodontist queen creek specialist can be life-changing. 

Here are few things to look for when selecting an orthodontist in Queen Creek AZ.


There have been countless improvements that have been made to orthodontic practices, and most of this is accomplished with technology. Make sure to pick an orthodontist that uses some of the latest technology such as digital impression scanners as well as 3d printing. 

Newer technology that is paired with more modern orthodontic procedures can help you to get the best results possible in a much faster amount of time.


Choosing an orthodontist who keeps up on the latest trends and advancements in orthodontics is also important. This ensures that the orthodontist will be able to produce the best result, as well as come up with solutions for very unique situations where other orthodontists wouldn't be able to help.

One question you can ask your prospective orthodontist is whether or not they are a part of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. These associations hold regular conferences and produce academic journals to keep orthodontic members up to speed on the latest and greatest advancements in the field. 


Finding an orthodontist in Queen Creek that is personable is very important. You will be spending some money to get those pearly whites straight, so why not enjoy the journey with a doctor that you trust? Picking an orthodontist that has a family, or that values family relationships will help that person to be able to relate to your individual, or in many cases, family needs when it comes to orthodontic care.


Choosing an orthodontist who has a fun office atmosphere is also important. The main reason being is that you don't want your kids to dread having to attend the orthodontist office. Instead, you want your kids to look forward to their appointments and associate the orthodontist office with positivity. After all, happy patients typically see better results as they are more motivated to follow the doctor's orders and help to move their treatment plan all the way to success.

As you can see, these factors can make a difference when it comes to selecting an orthodontist in queen creek, so make sure to apply them during your search to achieve maximum results.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

"What Do You Do All Day?" Time Diary Results for Six Weeks #168 Hours #TimeMakeover

Why am I Telling You How I Spend My Time?

I'm sharing this post today because I am often asked how I fit everything in by people who are amazed that I can homeschool, work, keep my house looking decent, pray with my family, eat dinner with them, and all that other jazz that makes you seem like an upstanding member of society. 

On the flip side of that, sometimes I encounter those who think I have loads of free time and why can't I just take on ONE MORE PROJECT? or why am I so selfish that I can't check in with them every day? They don't realize that caring for/educating/feeding children is a full-time job in itself and them some (63.75 hours a week average, as you'll see below)! 

Then you toss in my average work week of 12 hours for "extras" (braces, my own dental work, glasses and contact lenses, maybe a vacation with the family), plus an average of 15 hours a week spent on either being at the homeschool co-op or handling things related to it (Committee, Student Council, Yearbook), plus sleep, and I am left with 25.25 hours in my week. Sorry if I left you on "read" on that text last week; I really meant to write you back immediately but I got interrupted!

How Do You Know That It's Time To See A Doctor?


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Doctors are there to make us feel better when things go wrong with our bodies. Whether it is something to do with mental health, or something physical, a doctor will be there to help you. However, a lot of people avoid going to the doctor for one reason or another. There are certain signs that you simply can’t ignore though. In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the ways that you know it’s time to see a doctor, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Last Friday Night (parody about a Scout campout) ...

Lil Scout Joel with his baby brother Sam. Scroll to the bottom to see the outcome.

*This post was originally uploaded October 1, 2011.

Set to the tune of the song I HATE by Katy Perry (I love the melody but hate the words!). It's about a little campout we had once when my oldest was just 10 years old. 

There's rip in my man's jeans
Must've eaten too much beans
Kids are all over the place
Runnin’ up and down the berm
I smell like a coffeebar
Sam is passed out on my lap
S’mores are on the barbeque

Saturday, April 3, 2021

How to Get Rid of Crickets in Your House


Crickets have a large number of different species in the world, but three of these species are very common, which are house cricket, field cricket, and ground cricket. Crickets can be many things to different people in different parts of the world.

While some think of crickets as pests, kids love to catch them as fun, and the people in China and Japan consider them as a sign of good luck and usually keep them as pets. Moreover, others also enjoy the serenity the chirping sounds of crickets make outdoors. But this sound can be enough to drive anyone crazy when made all night.

Friday, April 2, 2021

5 Tips for Combatting Insomnia and Getting Better Sleep

Apparently, I used to have the Magic Mommy Touch for getting my kidlets to sleep 

If there is one thing many of us take for granted in life, it’s getting enough sleep each night. Waking up feeling restless and exhausted will impact your day ahead, potentially causing problems in your professional and personal endeavors. However, for those with insomnia, not getting any sleep at all can have serious consequences on your health.

Insomnia affects millions of UK adults, so if you fall into this category, here are some tips on conquering the sleep disorder and getting a good night’s sleep.


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