Author: Meghan Belnap

4 Tips to Successfully Moving to a New House as a Parent of Young Children

Moving is stressful, and it can be as hard on your children as it is on you, albeit in different ways. It can be tricky to parent your child’s needs and get packing at the same time. Reducing your child’s stress will naturally reduce your own, so here are a few tips and tricks to keep everyone happy during your move. The Kid Box Grab a box or two that you will pack last and unpack first. Make these boxes your special kid boxes. In them, pack a few favorite toys, some extra play clothes and a handful of...

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Home Catastrophe: 4 Steps to Take Towards Recovery After a Disaster

While some types of property damage may be relatively minor, there are many instances when your home is severely damaged. The contents inside the home may also be damaged, and the home may not currently be habitable. Your current situation may seem overwhelming and even impossible to overcome, you can get yourself established on the path to recovery when you walk through a few steps. Assess the Damage The first step to take when property damage is a major concern is to assess the damage. At first glance, the damaged area may seem obvious. However, you need to determine...

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Bugs Be Gone: How to Save Your Family’s Home from Termites

Danger is everywhere, and there is no way of avoiding that, except by reducing the risk. Most homeowners focus on immediate dangers like fires, floods, or robberies, but they sometimes overlook the dangers posed by pests like termites. These silent killers can end up costing a homeowner thousands of dollars if ignored. This is even more important now since there seems to be a termite crisis hitting several states. The following are a few tips to save a home from these damaging termites. Crackdown One of the most effective ways to prevent a termite infestation is to crack down...

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Happily Together: 5 Fun Activities Your Whole Family Will Enjoy

Today’s hectic schedules make it difficult to find time to plan relaxing activities with the family. But families that do commit to spending time together are more likely to have healthy, productive members that can roll with life’s punches. Activities with your children can be enjoyable and stimulating, if you plan a bit to take advantage of the time you have. Here are 5 activities that can be fun for both children and adults, alike. – Bicycling Bicycling offers a family day in the outdoors, good exercise and the opportunity to explore new environments. Even if your bike hasn’t...

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5 Tips for Parents Teaching Their Children About Oral Hygiene

5 Tips for Parents Teaching Their Children about Oral Hygiene Getting your kids to keep their teeth healthy is a crucial part of parenting. They might think that they’re just brushing their teeth for no reason other than for you to exercise your authority over them. You know this isn’t true, but you can’t just expect them to know that. Once they have an idea of the importance of brushing their teeth, they may be more motivated to have a rouitine for their oral hygiene.  Here are five tips for parents teaching their children about oral hygiene. Start Them...

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How to Help Your Child Recover from Their First Car Accident

Obtaining a driver’s license is one of the most exciting milestones of a teenager’s life. They acquire a strong sense of freedom and independence once they’ve passed the test and receive their license. Although driving can be a thrilling rite of passage for your child, it also poses many dangers. One common danger is the threat of a car accident. As a parent, it can be horrifying to get a call from them saying they were in a wreck.  If your child is unfortunate enough to experience their first car accident, here are some tips to help them through...

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Money Mouth: 5 Surprising Ways You Can Make Some Easy Cash

Almost everyone could use some extra cash from time to time. While you may enjoy access to extra money, you may not want to commit to a second job with regular work hours. After all, you still want to enjoy free time on your own or with your friends and family. Whether you need extra money to pay off your credit cards, to invest or to address other financial needs and wants, there are some creative money-making ideas that you can easily do on the side to generate more income. Sell Your Gold If you are like most people,...

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Messy Split? How to Be the Best Parent after a Divorce

Going through a divorce is never easy. It’s particularly difficult if there are children involved. Depending on how young your children are, they might have a hard time understanding what’s going on. You want to be there for them as much as possible. It’s important that they know that they are not losing a parent in this process and that you will be there for them whenever they need you. Here are tips on how to be the best parent after a divorce. Establish Custody During the divorce process, you’ll need to be in as much communication as possible...

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Storm Damage: How to Repair Your Home and Car After a Thunderstorm

Severe weather can strike any location at any time of year, and some storms are so significant that both your home and your vehicle are damaged. When you are facing significant damage to these two major components in your life, you may understandably feel stressed out and unsure of the next steps that you should take. By walking through these steps, you can move forward to get your life back on track in very little time and at very little cost. Assess the Damage Before you begin any repair processes, you must accurately assess the damage. Inspect your home...

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Adventure is Out There! 3 Fun-Filled Family Vacations That Don’t Break the Bank

A family vacation is a time for everyone to relax and make memories that will last a lifetime. However, it’s not always easy to fit a family vacation into today’s tight budgets. You can still plan a fun vacation for all if you consider activities that provide outdoor adventures that don’t require a large expenditure of money. Here are 3 affordable, adventure vacations that offer fun for family members of all ages. 1 – Visit A National Park During past decades, visionary leaders put aside large tracts of land, holding them in trust for the people of America. These...

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