Love Your Children More Than You Hate Your Ex: How To Stop The Fighting

Protect your most valuable treasures with a mighty shield of love. Your children are priceless jewels who can be emotionally scarred when you are constantly fighting with your ex. Taking steps to be the bigger person by controlling your emotions and working towards a blended family structure will help your children feel an abundance of love.

Try these techniques to set good behavior models for yourself and your children:
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Breath Deeply: How Proper Breathing Can Improve Your Health

You would probably be shocked if someone told you that you don’t breathe properly, but the fact of the matter is that most people don’t. In our rushed society, we have a tendency to take quick, short breathes that do not have the impact of a deep, meaningful breathe. Thankfully, this is something that you can easily change to improve your health.

When you take a long, deep breath in, you are cleaning out your Read the rest of this entry »

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Five Ways To Ensure Your Children Can Afford College

Although many parents do their part in helping fund a college education for their children, there are many things that children can do to help as well. Beginning at a young age children can actively contribute to paying the high costs of a college education.

1. Saving Birthday Money
With every passing birthday, saving 5 from the card grandma sent, or 10 from the card Uncle Bob sent can add up over the years. This teaches young kids the Read the rest of this entry »

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Finance Is Not About The Money Your Family Makes: It Is About The Money It Saves

With the uncertainty surrounding employment, the financial crises many countries face, and the volatility surrounding investments such as stocks, bonds, 401k and traditional pension plans, it is a good time for families to take another look at how the savings plans within their households are structured. The need to re-work household budgets, shopping patterns, college savings accounts and family vacation plans are becoming more important as our economy remains unstable.

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Gas Too Expensive? Ways To Camp For Free

Simply driving to work with today-s gas prices is enough to break the bank for many families. So while the thought of loading the family up for a road-trip or weekend getaway may sound like fun, it just may not be possible financially. But there are still ways to get away and have fun, without spending an arm and a leg on gas. Why not go camping?
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A Recipe A Weekend: Teach Those Around You How To Cook

It’s always good to teach those around you how to cook. These people can include your family as well as your friends. There is always room to learn. The best thing that you can do is start with one recipe a week. This is because that week gives enough time for people to learn how to cook whatever dish is being taught. It may not take that long for most people to learn, but to become good at it, there are many strategies that can be taught. This is for people that are really serious in learning how Read the rest of this entry »

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Get Moving!

Get off the couch and stop wasting your weekends watching Directtv! You’ve got a body to move! Everyone knows it’s key to keep in shape but did you know there are tons of ways to do that while avoiding the gym altogether? Get outside and move yourself with some of our fun suggestions
Get a Dog: Dog owners statistically walk significantly more than non-dog owners and for good reason. They’re more active because the dogs make them be so and all that walking leads to other health benefits down the Read the rest of this entry »

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Love Your Pets: Rid Your Home Of Their Odor

Pets are cute, warm and cuddly creatures, but unfortunately they can leave behind unpleasant smells. Pet odors can make people not want to have guests in their home. It can even make people not want to stay in their own home. Fortunately, people can get rid of pet odors by cleaning their home and washing their pets. The cleaner the house is, the less likely is to smell. People who have pets living in their homes need to make sure that they clean their homes on a regular basis to prevent it from smelling. They should pay special attention to Read the rest of this entry »

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Turn House Chores Into A Casual Event: Make Your Own Laundry Soap

Doing laundry is probably not the first activity you would choose to do in order to enjoy yourself, however it must be done. Why not find a way to make a boring activity into more fun? Making your own laundry soap is a fun, money saving activity that can take away some of the monotony that is laundry.

Laundry soap is quite easy to make using 1 cup washing soda, 3 gallons water and 1 bar soap. You essentially Read the rest of this entry »

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Beat Stress: Learn Yoga In A Weekend

The demands of modern life can be punishing. A million things to do, deadlines to meet, relationships to manage, work to be done, it can all be a bit much to the average person just trying to live a good life. Finding productive ways to manage stress can make this all a bit easier, and learning yoga can be a great way to relax and find a refreshed outlook on life.

Learning yoga sometimes sounds daunting to newcomers, in Read the rest of this entry »

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