Month: February 2012

3 Ways to Have Frugal Family Fun

My family has found a few ways to save while still having fun. We have done this by becoming tourists in our own city, inviting our friends to share costs with us, and deliberately choosing activities that are affordable for the entire family. Read on for specific recommendations. 1. Rediscover your city We are lucky enough to live near a beach, and we take advantage of it any time we can.  We usually time our trips early in the morning, which means that the beach is practically empty when we arrive.  We park a few blocks from the beach,...

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Fathers Building Up Mature Sons

Parenthood is tough. With all of the demands placed on a family, it can be difficult to know if you’re doing a good job or not. Sometimes earning enough money to support your family takes precedent over actually raising your children. However, how your kids grow up is solely your responsibility as a parent. Whether you’re raising your son by yourself or simply feel that a father’s influence is extremely important in a son’s life, you’ll want to raise your boy to grow into a mature adult. Take Your Own Advice Sometimes the best way to know what the...

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Fall Fashion Must Haves

As the seasons change throughout the year so do the clothes that we wear. Obviously they change in that we wear heavier or lighter clothes depending on the season, but we also change our style, the colors that we wear, and how we accessorize as well. For many people this is the fun and exciting part about the changing seasons, and then there are those individuals who literally live for the newest trends. And for those people there is a lot to live for this year. Everything about the fall fashion trends this year speak fall, with both vibrant...

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Does Your Child Need a Psychologist?

In the age of fast food, fast cars, and fast lives it is not uncommon to suffer from high stress levels. Even more so, it is not uncommon to hear about your friends and family consulting with a psychologist at some point. Though, it is not only adults who need the help of a well-qualified psychologist to deal with their emotional problems, today even children may require the services of a child psychologist. Children today live in a different world than previous generations, schooling, technology, bullying and other distractions can lead to children being under intense stress and even...

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Prepare for Your Children’s Future Early

Many parents start thinking about their hopes and dreams for their children long before they are even born, and these homes and dreams only grow with time. Of course, you don’t want to just hope your child has a great life filled with happiness, love, security, and success. You want to take steps today to help make those dreams you have for your child come true through planning, enrichment, and more. Life Insurance Life insurance is often considered for its death benefits, but the fact is that it can be a great financial planning tool for you, too. For...

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Ways to Combine Cultures at Your Wedding

Your family is African; his is Greek. Both of you feel strongly about your heritage and your culture’s wedding traditions. But, how do you blend the two without causing hurt feelings and starting your new life together in conflict? It’s not as difficult as it sounds. In fact, weddings that combine two cultures (often called fusion weddings) are becoming increasingly popular. Here are some tips to pulling off a multicultural wedding: Have two ceremonies If you have the money and the time, there’s nothing wrong with having two separate wedding ceremonies – each one designed around the bride’s or...

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The Incredible Impact And Charm Of Music

Do you listen to music ? I do. In fact, everyone does. It leaves a magical effect on everyone, from an infant to an old one – we all love music. When a baby cries and music touches its ears, it stops crying and begins to smile and get charmed immediately. Ever noticed such? You must have. Whenever you feel indisposed and your chin is down, music miraculously turns on your mood. You feel enervated? Music just instantly makes you cool and energized. Music has a charm to relieve you from all your worries and pain. It really happens. Try it out,...

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8 Types of Dreams

What are dreams? Dreams are the result of our subconscious thoughts. They are a mixture of our experiences and our inquisitive nature. When you are sleeping you are less inhibited to think as creatively as you would when awake. The thinking pattern in your sleep has no structure or any rules. When we are awake we tend to think in a structured format which makes it harder to interpret our dreams. Lucid Dreams There are several types of dreams that we can have. One type of dream we can have is called a lucid dream. Lucid dreams are dreams...

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Mother and Her Child – An Eternal Bond

“When love is gone, there’s always justice. And when justice is gone, there’s always force. And when force is gone, there’s always Mom. Hi, Mom!” – Laurie Anderson, this is how you define a mother. Her tender touch makes it easier for you to face the world; you can swear on anything and lie but not Mom who means the world to you. The child-mother bond is inexpressible in words; it can neither be defined nor be destroyed by any lethal force, because this bond exists by birth. The challenges she had to undergo during her first and her...

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