Saving Cents: How to Recover from a Home Disaster

A person’s home is one of their chief sources of pride and joy. Therefore, if something should go wrong with your house, you need to act decisively and swiftly. Causes are often things that are out of your control, such as weather. What is in your control are the solutions. Here are four cost-effective ways to recover from a home disaster. 

Sewer problems

Have you walked around your front lawn lately and noticed any wet spots or foul odors?
Chances are you’re dealing with a faulty sewage line. It’s one of the dirtiest tasks to deal with, but it’s a problem that will only get worse if you don’t address it. Be conscious of any signs of damage or malfunctioning with your pipes and drains. If you have suffered damage, call licensed plumbers to inspect the property and give their estimates. Take whichever one you trust the most and offers the best price.

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Dearly Departed: 3 Strategies To Cope With The Loss Of A Parent

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The death of a loved one invokes unparalleled sadness. However, grief takes on a new meaning when you are mourning the loss of a parent. 

When your mom or dad dies, you may struggle to come to grips with his or her passing and not know what steps to take to find closure. You may find it easier to move on with your life and find a resolution to your grief by using any of these three tactics to cope with the death of your parent. Continue reading “Dearly Departed: 3 Strategies To Cope With The Loss Of A Parent”

5 Family Crisis and How to Handle Them

Although many life changes don’t happen overnight, some crises seem to occur in the blink of an eye. When a family crisis happens, communication often breaks down, and everyone in the family is affected. Children are not immune to the negative repercussions of a crisis, and they often deal with anxiety, stress, and sorrow when a crisis occurs. The following are five common family crises that, when appropriately handled, can rebuild or even prevent a breakdown in communication and negative emotions from overpowering reason and compassion.

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Relative Relocation: 4 Tips for Moving Your Relatives into a Senior Community

Helping your elderly relatives move into a senior community is something you may find yourself doing one day. In fact, you may be in the midst of it now. Following some useful tips can help to make the transition fruitful.

Don’t be Pushy

You may feel that you must pressure them into moving into a senior community. You may feel this way if you begin seeing loved ones start to struggle with getting around. Finances and struggles to pay the bills can be another catalyst for these feelings. A major goal of many senior communities is to provide a relaxing environment. They are also often filled with opportunities and social activities for their members. Therefore, you don’t want to make the communities seem as though they are punishments. Forcing your loved ones to select a community too quickly can bring negative vibes into the process.

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4 Impactful Strategies You Can Use To Help Your Kid In School

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Every child has their own way of learning. If you tap into this learning process the right way, it can make all the difference in how your child develops and grows along with their education. While many strategies exist to help your child excel, it is those learning strategies that complement your child’s innate learning process that will produce the best results. Fortunately, because young minds are able to learn new skills, certain learning strategies exist that will augment any child’s ability to move towards the head of their class. Here are four such strategies that will impact your child’s performance in school. Continue reading “4 Impactful Strategies You Can Use To Help Your Kid In School”

4 Epic Ideas For The Best Treehouse This Summer

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One of the fun activities to do as a child, and even as an adult, is to play in a tree house. If you don’t already have one in the backyard, there’s no time like the present to design one with the help of your child. Instead of building a traditional house in a tree, consider one of the extravagant designs that have multiple rooms and decorations.

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5 Things You Can Do to Simplify Your Family’s Next Move

Moving homes can be a stressful process, especially if young children are involved. It can be difficult to find time for packing, and fragile items can be quite difficult to pack as well. Following a few basic steps will simplify this lengthy process and ensure that everything gets to your new home unscathed.

Pack Room by Room

Running through the house attempting to find belongings that will all fit in one box is a lot of work.  You will be better served by packing one room at a time. This will help when it comes to unpacking because your belongings will be well organized. Plus, it will help you and your movers to know where they should place the boxes on moving day.
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Design from Dreams: Style & Zen Carpet Diem

“An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” – Coco Chanel

Our environment can have a strong impact on how we feel. Depending on how we’ve mastered our interior design, our home can either empower us or bring us down – and nobody wants the latter option. This is the reason why we often turn to Feng Shui. When we think about applying this approach, we usually have in mind big things, such as beds, pipes and furniture arrangement. However, some seemingly small and insignificant items, like rugs, can also make a huge impact on the interior’s Chi (positive energy). So, let us see how you can use rugs to optimize energy and introduce harmony into your home.

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New Mommy? 3 Strategies To A Smooth Transition Back To Work

Becoming a mom changes your world, but it may not change your need or desire to return to work when your maternity leave is up. Without some planning, your first day back to work could be the first time you and your new baby are apart, which can be difficult for both of you. Thankfully, there are ways to make the transition easier for you both.
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