Author: Anica Oaks

How to Organize Your Kids’ Avalanche of Toys

Image Source: 123RF.com Kids get toys for birthdays, Christmas, and sometimes just because. It doesn’t take long for them to become an overwhelming pile that seems to threaten life and limb. There are a few ways that you can organize their toys so that everything is not only neat and organized, but also allows the kids to get greater pleasure from playing with them. Split Them into Groups Sort toys into a number of groups—this could be anything from two to six or more groups, depending on how many toys there are. With multiple kids, it’s also a good...

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Ready for Anything: 5 Top Tips for Long-Term Food Storage

Image Source: Pexels Keeping a supply of emergency food on hand can be a lifesaver during an emergency, but there’s more to it than simply stocking the pantry with your favorite food. These five tips can help you maintain its quality longer and make it more convenient. Date the Food Canned and jarred food comes with use-by dates printed on the can or the labels. Some food products such as sugar, honey and molasses do not, however. These products last for years since they naturally inhibit bacterial growth and are natural preservatives. Other kinds of food are susceptible to...

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Knocked out Tooth: How to Save Your Child’s Smile

Image Source: Shutterstock When a child’s permanent tooth or teeth are knocked out in an accident or injury, parents understandably go into panic mode. Dental injuries are one of a parent’s worst nightmares. The pain and bleeding create a medical emergency. Because dental injuries often result from severe falls, auto accidents, or even assaults, there may be other injuries that need immediate attention. Once any other serious injuries have been examined and the child is confirmed as okay with the exception of a lost tooth, parent’s thoughts turn to how to ease the child’s pain and save the child’s...

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Winter Wedding: 7 Ways to Add Color and Beauty to Your Special Day

Image Source: Pexels.com While you might assume that planning a winter wedding would limit your choices for wedding decor, this is certainly not the case. Winter offers a variety of seasonal decor that can add color and charm to a winter wedding. Highlighted below are seven ways that you can add a pop of color to your winter wedding. How to Choose the Perfect Winter Color Palette When choosing a winter color palette, you can draw inspiration from nature and the holiday season. White is the perfect backdrop for gold accents and rich tones such as red, burgundy, brown,...

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4 Great Ways Fathers Can Bond with Their Sons

Image Source: 123RF If you’re a father of one or more sons, nurturing your relationship with them is important for providing your sons with support and presenting them with a positive male role model to follow. If you’re having trouble finding ways to bond with your sons, participating in work or activities together can help you grow closer. Here are four ideas to help you bond with your sons. Try Recreational Sports Rec sports are a great way to bond with sons who are old enough to participate in them. Prioritize a sport that your son enjoys; if they...

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Invisalign Envy: Should You Consider Invisible Braces?

Image Source: Shutterstock Years ago, the only option you had to straighten your teeth were braces made with brackets and metal wire. After the introduction of 3D printing technology, Invisalign was born. It was not long until Invisalign became a popular alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign aligners have been embraced by orthodontists and orthodontic patients for their many advantages. Food Choices Are Not Restricted When wearing metal or clear ceramic braces, you must avoid foods that are hard, chewy or sticky. These problematic foods can cause damage to the brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are removed for meals and...

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Upgrading to a Family Home? How to Make Moving Easier with Kids

Image Source: 123rf.com While the prospect of upgrading to a family home will be exciting, it will take a lot of planning to ensure that the process of moving house is seamless. If you have young kids, you should expect double the stress associated with making a move. Since the big life event will change the daily lives of your kids, there is a good chance that moving will make for an unsettling experience. However, there are few steps you can take to help ease the stress you and your kids will experience.   Talk to Your Kids Obviously...

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4 Ways to Transform Your Home into a Relaxation Oasis

Image Source: Pexels After a busy day in the office or at school, most people come back home and relax. This is the reason you should make an effort to ensure your home is a welcoming and relaxing place where you and your family can have fun, rejuvenate, and rest together. It doesn’t matter what your decorating preferences are. If this prospect of going back home to your private getaway makes sense and is appealing, then here are some worthwhile ideas you can look into. Make Things Personal It’s important to know that the way one person derives relaxation...

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How to Prepare Your Homeschooled Child for College Applications

Image Source: 123RF Homeschooling is both rewarding and challenging. You’ve designed a curriculum for your child for part (or all) of their academic career. Now, as they reach the close of their high school years, it’s time to serve as a college counselor as well as a parent. The process doesn’t have to be difficult, however. The following tips can help you keep a level head during a stressful time. Keep Meticulous Records Colleges look for a thorough portfolio of applicants’ recent work. Create a detailed transcript of your child’s academic achievements during high school. If your child has...

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4 Ways Small Businesses Can Benefit from a New Sales Approach

Image Source: Pexels The focal point of any business is to market, but many small startup businesses lack the necessary marketing experience, hence driving sales is always an overwhelming task. These small companies often experience the problem of lack of customers. Even the already established corporations face the difficulty of attracting new customers or lack of market expansion. This article explains how small company managers can sell efficiently and comfortably by attracting new customers. Defining Unique Value Proposition (UVP) The primary step in marketing any business is to know your business capacity and the space occupied by the company...

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