Author: Emma Sturgis

How to Help a Loved One Suffering from a Serious Injury

When a loved one is injured, it can feel as if the world has stopped for a time. The injured person, you and the whole family may feel as if nothing will ever be the same again. Although a serious injury can be life-changing, it doesn’t stop the depth of relationships or the desire to make the situation easier. Your support can be of real value to the injured individual if you focus your efforts on moving forward, rather than lamenting what is lost. Here are some helpful ways you can be there for someone you love who has...

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Happy Teeth: How to Keep Your Kid Calm at the Dentist

Image Credit: Pexels As soon as you walk into the dentist’s office, it might seem like your child has a meltdown. Unfortunately, it is something that almost all of us can relate to. Because of past experiences, going to the dentist can be a challenge. While some kids enjoy getting their teeth checked and getting a prize form the dentist, some children just cannot get past the memories, sights, and sounds that they experienced when they were first there and associate with that tall man in the surgical mask. Fortunately, there are a ways that can help you keep...

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After the Move: 4 Immediate Things to Do to Make Your New Place Feel Like Home

After the craziness of moving day has come to a close, you’re left with the monumental task of making a home out of your new house. The problem comes in knowing where to begin. With so many boxes filling all the rooms of your home, it can feel like anything but a warm and inviting space. By doing a few simple things when you first move in, though, you can make your house feel more like a home, providing more motivation to continue toward making it even homier. Fill the Walls Though measuring and hammering to hang pictures might...

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Sweet Ride: 4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Family Car

When you need a new car, it’s time to sit down and give some careful thought to how the vehicle will be used, who will be driving it, and what kind of road conditions you are likely to encounter. These factors will help you to narrow down some of the wide range of vehicle choices that are available today. If the car is primarily a family vehicle, rather than one used for personal use to only commute back and forth from work, you should consider a number of features that focus on the occupants comfort, safety, and utility. Here...

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4 Design Insights for Building a Family Home

Image Credit: Pexels Designing and building a home from scratch is a dream come true for many people, but there are a few important factors to consider before you start hiring contractors and purchasing materials. You will need to analyze dozens of different variables including financing options, its location, the floor plan, and how long you plan on living in the home. These four steps will help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls that couples run into when constructing a home from the ground up. Focus on the Most Important Systems When you are thinking about all...

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4 Things You Should Know When Adopting Your First Child

There is a great deal of literature about what to expect when adopting. While it can be informative, very little of it can really prepare you for what it is like to adopt your first child. Adoption is an adventure, but the process to get to the adoption point can be just as much of an adventure. Don’t get discouraged as you set down this path! Below are just a few of the things you really should know about adopting your first child. You Will Need a Home Study One of the most important parts of the adoption process...

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4 Things to Consider When Building Your First Family Home

Image Credit: Pexels Finding the perfect home is a challenge; building a home or you and your children can be an adventure. Building a family home from the ground up can be a stressful and complicated process if you don’t invest enough time and energy into the planning stages. You must research everything from zoning laws to property taxes well before you lay the first brick. Here is a look at four important variables that you will need to consider while you are planning and designing your dream home. Rethink Your Location Choosing a larger piece of property outside...

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The Dog House: 4 Tactics When Setting Up the Yard for the Family Pet

Image Credit: Pexels When creating an outdoor space for your pet, it’s important for the area to be as safe as it is fun for you, your pet, and your family. This is especially true if you are planning on allowing your furry friend and kids to play on their own in the yard without supervision. There are some basics that you may be familiar with, like the need to provide plenty of shade in the summer and a warm dog house in the winter, but there are several other components about the yard itself that you need to...

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4 Ways to Make the Best Treehouse for Your Family

Image Credit: Pixabay If your family has been asking you to build them a treehouse, it can be a daunting task to begin such an endeavor. Finding wood, finding the right tree, and making it safe can all be difficult things to figure out when you’re building one for the first time. However, with a little help and these four steps, you can make the best possible treehouse possible for your family. Ensure Stability One of the most important aspects of a successful treehouse construction project is to attain stability. It can be challenging to properly balance and support...

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Creative Buildings: 4 Cool Construction Projects to See

Image Credit: Pixabay For most people, construction may seem pretty routine. You start with a foundation, build on top of it and add a roof. Interior design may be a little more exciting, but there isn’t usually a lot of uniqueness when it comes to constructing buildings. However, there are many construction companies and building designers who are thinking outside the box when it comes to construction. These four projects demonstrate just how unique a building can be. Agora Garden Tower Designed by Vincent Callebaut, the Agora Garden Tower is a double-helix shaped hotel designed to absorb 130 tons...

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