Author: Emma Sturgis

3 Low-Key Activities To Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer

When the kids are out of school for the summer, it might seem like they have nothing to do except to watch television or play video games. This is a time of the year when you can teach your children how to do things around the home while having fun. It’s also a time when you can enjoy being together as a family since there isn’t as much of a rush to get going during the day as there is during the school year. Arts And Crafts There are numerous types of arts and crafts that you can do...

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Choosing A Delivery Hospital? Questions To Ask When Touring

Image Source: Pexels While preparing for your baby’s birth, it is a good idea to tour several local hospitals to find the one that best suits your birthing needs. Your doctor should be able to recommend the ones that can accommodate your labor and delivery plans. In visiting the various hospitals, here are a few considerations to keep in mind for optimum safety and convenient support. Does The Hospital Support My Labor And Delivery Plan Each woman’s pregnancy experience is unique. Some women want a traditional delivery experience with medication to dull the pain. Others opt for a natural...

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4 Tips For Welcoming Visitors To Your Pet-Friendly Home

It is not uncommon for a person to share their home with an animal. However, just because a homeowner may love their pet doesn’t mean that those who visit the home will. Let’s take a look at some ways in which you can make visitors comfortable with the fact that there is an animal living there.   Teach Your Pet To Approach People Politely It is possible to train both dogs and cats how to approach a new person in a calm and polite manner. Dogs may be trained to sit and stay when someone enters the house as...

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3 Tips Of Advice When Moving Your Child To A New Car Seat

Car seats are some of the most important pieces of equipment that new parents need, yet they are the bane of many parents’ existence. Some have a hard time breaking down the federal and state laws from the recommendations while others have no idea what seat they should even choose when they are in the baby aisle. Add to that the myriad of options that can be found online combined with the multitude of reviews on the subject, and parents may only want to give up. However, because choosing a car seat and changing children from one car seat...

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4 Must-See Sights When Roadtripping Across The US

Who doesn’t love road trips and the various cool and breathtaking sites across the country they allow you to see? But with so many places and sites to choose from, which ones should you really make a point of visiting during your next road trip? If you had to narrow it down to four, here are the top must-see sights when road tripping across the US.   1. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania As the most-visited and famous Civil War battle site, Gettysburg National Battlefield is a great place to visit if you’re into US history, Civil War history or are a...

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4 Ways To Cross Off Your Honey-Do List Faster

  We all have honey-do lists that seem to just keep growing and growing. It may be a lack of time or lack of interest, but you never seem to be able to complete the list. Completing a honey-do list makes both parties significantly happier as stuff gets done and the list gets smaller. Below we’ll discuss various ways to help complete your honey-do list in a quicker fashion. Prompt Attention: The Subtle Touch While it is nice when everything is clear cut and obvious, not everyone will be straightforward. The last thing you want to do is miss...

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Holiday Charity: 4 Items You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Donate

The holiday season is the time of year when people feel jolly and generous. Many people dig deep into their pockets to give to charities during the last month or so of the year. Some items like warm coats, fuzzy hats, and long scarves count among the usual charity gifts. But what if you have items that you’re not so sure a charity would take? The answer to that question could come as a surprise to you. Here are four things that charities will take that you may not expect.   Before You Get Started… If you want to...

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Plan Ahead: 4 Ways To Start Saving For Retirement Now

By now, the adage “save as early as possible for retirement” has become a banality, and for good reason. According to CNBC it is common for most people to aim for the future of their investments to overall make about 80 percent of their current income. With this in mind, it is important that you consider your future finances now and start saving for financial security.   Figure Out Where You’re At Right Now If you’re at your early 40’s and you haven’t begun investing in a retirement account, you’ll need larger monthly deposits to make up for the...

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Always On the Go? 5 Ways to Simplify Daily Tasks

Always On the Go? 5 Ways to Simplify Daily Tasks Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? There’s so much to do, but you don’t feel as if you have the time or brain power to do it all. Or you work really hard to accomplish daily tasks, but at the end of the day you still don’t feel like you accomplished as much as you could have? Here, we will show you five ways that you can simplify daily tasks, so you can get back to living life and accomplishing your to-do...

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