Author: Anica Oaks

Toothless Youth: How to React When Your Child Knocks out a Tooth

Image Source: Pixabay If your child knocks out a tooth while playing or during a fall, you may be able to save it if you swiftly take the proper action. While seeing your child missing a tooth is unsettling, it’s important that you keep calm. Comfort your child if he or she is upset and then take the following steps to save the tooth, if possible, or replace it. Recover the Tooth If you can, find and retrieve your child’s tooth. Handling it only by the crown, rinse the tooth in milk. Never touch the root of the tooth...

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Grieving Period: How to Deal with the Death of a Loved One

Image Source Pixabay No measure of time, wealth or anything else this world has to offer will ever fully fill the void left behind following the death of a loved one. Everything worth cherishing comes at the same inevitable price: having to one day let go. The best any of us can ever hope for within the fleeting time we have together is not “happily ever after,” but rather “happily for as long as we can.” Whether confronted suddenly under jarring and tragic circumstances or following a period of personal preparation for your inescapable grieving, it pays to greet...

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Frantic Family? 4 Relaxation Techniques to Cut Through the Stress

Image Source: Pixabay Excess stress has been shown to cause problems like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other physical ailments. And that doesn’t even begin to speak to the emotional toll that stress causes. Fortunately, myriad stress relievers exist. If your family is experiencing undue stress, you may one to try one or more of these options to alleviate the stress you’re all feeling. 1. Exercise It turns out that it’s good to get your blood pumping and your muscles moving when you’re stressed, according to WebMD. It doesn’t seem to much matter what kind of movement it is...

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5 Unique Family Vacations Your Kids Will Never Forget

Image Source: Pixabay Looking for just the perfect vacation that will knock your kids’ socks off and leave memories for a lifetime? Then keep reading to find out some of the premiere vacation spots for families that may be more than ordinary by nature of their unique appeal. 1. Great Wolf Lodge (Grapevine, Texas) Great Wolf Lodge has everything under one roof, and it runs many discount specials throughout the year. Families can look forward to story time and the Great Clock Tower Show included with every stay. The indoor water park is only open to lodge guests so...

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Secure Behind the Wheel: 5 of the Safest Cars in 2017

Image Source: Pexels When you are in the market for a new vehicle for your family, you want to be sure you choose the safest option possible. There are many factors that go into determining the safety of a car, including crash tests, safety features and electronic devices designed to add a level of safety to your driving experience. These five cars have been ranked as the safest by many organizations that review safety data for vehicles. Kia Optima The Kia Optima is in the same family as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, but often has a much...

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5 Exciting Yet Educational Vacations for Young Children

Image Source: Pixabay Taking small children on a vacation can be challenging. It requires a lot of planning and packing, and the constant queries of “Are we there yet?” can be exasperating. On the other hand, small children aren’t as cynical or invested in being “cool” as teenagers are. They aren’t likely to dismiss something as corny or boring. Parents therefore have a chance to appeal to their children’s sense of wonder by taking them to places that will spark their imaginations, curiosity and joy of travel. Consider the following educational places to bring your kids to. 1. Dinosaur...

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Need a New Car? 4 Reasons Your Family Should Buy Used Over New

Image Source: Shutterstock.com Other than your home, buying a car may be the biggest purchase you make. There are many factors when choosing which car is right for you, what body style, make, or model. However, the first thing you should decide is whether you want to buy a used or new car. While both have their benefits, there are four great reasons your family should buy a used car instead of a new car. Depreciation When you purchase a new car, the car drops in value as soon as you drive it off the lot. A new car...

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What Happens to Your Family Finances When You Go out on Workers’ Comp

Image Source: Deposit Photos Workplace injuries can and do happen to many people each day. While those who work in high-risk or dangerous jobs are more likely to suffer from a workplace injury, the reality is that issues like falling, tripping and more can happen to any worker at any time. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to help injured workers pay for their expenses while they are recovering from an injury. However, it is important to understand more fully what happens to your family’s finances when you are out on workers’ comp. This understanding may inspire you to take...

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Trendy Style: How to Help Your Teens Look Great at School

Image Source: Depositphotos When a teenager enters high school, it can be daunting to figure out how to fit in. Many of them want to put their best foot forward. This includes how they dress. Attire plays a big role in how people perceive others. While it may not give a full picture, it helps to look the part. As long as you make thoughtful choices in these areas, your teenager will look good and feel even better in school. 1. Graphic Tees Graphic t-shirts will always be in style for young people. Most teenagers want to appear like...

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Workplace Hazards: 4 Ways to Keep Employees Safe Around Machinery

Image Source: Pixabay Industrial machinery can pose a number or risks to employees and even passers-by if they aren’t used properly. Fingers, limbs, and even entire bodies can be caught in moving parts. Materials may be ejected with considerable force. Some machinery can have hot or slippery surfaces, or present a risk of electrocution from exposed wires and metal parts. It’s essential for legal and personal reasons to ensure that machines are used and maintained properly. Here are some ways to protect your employees. 1. Prepare a Checklist Prepare and post a pre-use checklist for each machine that encourages...

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