Would You Take a Phoneless Vaca? Perks From Travel Companies

For many years, there was no such thing as a phone you took on vacation. This led to people connecting with others in person and learning more about their new environment. Since the advent of the smartphone and the proliferation of the Internet, it seems that many people are simply taking pictures of their experiences to upload to Facebook or Instagram without really having the experience. It’s gotten to the point where we can’t unplug from anything and our jobs follow us everywhere we go.

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Helping Your Kids Deal With a Big Move

Moving boxes can be scary for younger kids. It’s the most obvious signal that something is about to change. Their favorite clothes might be harder to find, and you and your partner might have been spending a lot of time on the phone. People that they don’t recognize are coming and going from the house to look at it and take things away. It’s important to take appropriate steps to prepare them for the move and make the transition easier. Here are a few ideas to help your kids with a move.

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3 Tips for Moving When Both Parents Work Full-Time

Whether you’re on your fifth or fifteenth move, you’re in good company. The average American will move about 11.4 times in their life. If you’ve moved before, you know what a big project it is. If this is your first move, you might be intimidated by the process—especially if you and your partner are working on top of it! Thankfully, you have access to a number of support systems that will make moving much easier. Here are just a few tips to help you during this time.

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Should I Start a Blog?

If you’re wondering whether or not to start a blog, you’re probably torn about whether the work will be worth it. What if you start a blog and post every week, and no one ever comes to look at it? On the other hand, what if you choose not to blog, and you could have made a lot of money from it? Hopefully, this article will help you make the decision.

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Top 7 Security Tips to Keep You Safe on Your Vacation

When you’re at home, it’s easy to spot security risks. You’ve already developed a routine that involves keeping yourself safe, such as locking the doors before you go to sleep and avoiding streets in seedy areas at night. When you’re on vacation, it’s sometimes hard to anticipate what you’re getting yourself into. Be sure to adopt good practices that will keep you secure in any environment.
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4 Family Factors to Answer the Question, “Should Both Parents Work?”

Parents are often faced with a hard decision about whether they want to continue working after children enter the picture. There are pros and cons to either scenario. Here are some of the factors that you should consider to help you decide if both parents need to work.
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Choosing the Right Fireplace for Your Home’s Decor

A fireplace can add warmth and ambiance to a room. Typically, the fireplace becomes the focal point of a room. Therefore, you’ll want to select a fireplace, mantel and fireplace accessories that complement your décor. If you plan to use your fireplace as a supplemental heat source, you’ll want to weigh out the efficiency of various fireplace designs.

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Packrat Pad: How to Get Rid of All the Junk You Accumulated This Winter

It’s that time of year when families across the country begin their spring cleaning process, and a huge part of this tradition involves reducing the amount of things in your possession. Do you have stacks of stuff piled up around the house? Is your garage stuffed from floor to ceiling with items that haven’t been used in years? Do you have so much stuff that you’re now throwing money away on public storage because your house is filled to the max?

If you answered, “Yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time to make some major changes and make the decision to let go of some of your clutter. Go through your home and assign every item you come across to one of the four following categories.

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Love Your Youth: 4 Ways to Help Your Teen Recover from Bullying

Bullying is a serious and unfortunately common issue that affects many teens. It is a form of emotional abuse that can have far-reaching effects on the victim’s life. As soon as you become aware of a bullying situation, you need to take appropriate steps to deal with the issue. This may include contacting the school or reaching out to authorities to discuss criminal charges. Once the immediate situation has been addressed, be aware that your child may have lingering effects from the events that require your attention.

Discuss the Situation Openly

One of the most important steps that you can take to help your child overcome the effects of bullying is to open a conversation about it. This conversation may be one long heart-to-heart, but most often, it is a long series of conversations. You may notice that your child is increasingly able to open up to you about the situation, and you can work with your child as he or she explores feelings about the events.

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