Author: DixieSomers

Outdoor Oasis: 5 Things Every Attractive Backyard Needs

Many people spend a great deal of time working on the interior of their homes, to the detriment of their back and front yards. This doesn’t make a lot of sense—the backyard is where you’ll entertain during the warm seasons, and where the family will gather for meals, relaxation time, parties and games. Let’s take a look at a few simple renovations that can tremendously impact the attractiveness of your yard and give you the ideal outdoor space to enjoy.   Install a Fire Pit Fire pits are a wonderful source of heat and light that encourage people to...

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5 Signs of Child Aggression and How to Treat It

There are lots of things that come along with parenthood no one really talks about. Tantrums are a prime example. Every toddler is expected to go through the “terrible twos,” but some kids never seem to grow out of that fussy face. In fact, a lot of parents are left clueless as to why their kid seems to go into meltdown mode at the drop of a hat. No matter how many times they’ve been reprimanded, being told “no” sends them into fits of rage and hysteria that leaves parents forced to ride out the storm. First of all,...

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5 Fun Winter Dates for You and Your Christmas Crush

Winter days can leave some folks wishing they could hibernate until the spring thaw. And who could blame them? Gray skies increase the chances of Vitamin D deficiency, and not everyone is down for a game of “Which Pile of White Stuff is My Car Hidden Under?” Somehow, though, if you have a significant other in your life, the winter days and nights don’t seem as dull. Unearth your sense of adventure, grab your honey, and make this a season filled with date nights to be remembered. For those suffering from brain freeze, here’s a list of fun date...

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5 Awesome Christmas Gifts for the Whole Family

Maybe you’ve gotten a bonus at work. Maybe you want to splurge after a difficult year. Or maybe it’s just been a long time since you’ve gotten something great for the whole family. If you’re looking for fantastic holiday gifts to spoil your family with, here are five ideas. 1. Karaoke Machine A karaoke machine will bring your whole family together for some good old-fashioned fun. Not only is it appropriate for all ages and genders, but modern software has made it easy to download, stream, analyze, record, and even share your performances across social media. Teens will be...

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5 Ways to Have a Smooth Adoption Process

  The decision to place your child for adoption when you’re not ready to become a parent can be a stressful and emotional one. But when you’re convinced that it is indeed the right choice, there are steps you can take to help navigate the legal process, protect yourself financially, and ensure you maintain your emotional well-being. Follow the guide below to help make the process smooth for both you, your child, and your child’s adoptive parents. 1. Understand Your Options Birth parents can opt for a traditional closed adoption, in which records are sealed and there is no...

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