Ways to Spend Time with Your Teenager that You Will Both Enjoy

Learn Something New Together You’ll find yourself laughing at your mistakes and rooting each other on as you try to create, build, or do something you’ve never done before. Sometimes teens forget that adults are real people who struggle and overcome difficulties or who aren’t serious all the time. This will remind them, plus itContinue reading “Ways to Spend Time with Your Teenager that You Will Both Enjoy”

Ways to Make Family Dinners Stress-Free

You know that your family should eat together as often as often as possible. After all, research shows that it builds stronger family bonds and reduces the risks of kids getting in trouble. But maybe you avoid or dread family dinners because they are stressful and demanding. They can be, yes, but they are definitelyContinue reading “Ways to Make Family Dinners Stress-Free”

How to Hold Productive Family Meetings

Family meetings can be a great way to get issues resolved and plans made, but there should be some ground rules in place no matter what is on the agenda so that the meetings are productive. Here are a few to get you started. Limit Complaining Yes, there is going to be complaining, even ifContinue reading “How to Hold Productive Family Meetings”

Crockpot Recipes Can Save Time and Money

Crockpots – also called slow-cookers – are enjoying recent resurgence in popularity. The item that was a necessity in every kitchen in the 70s is being pulled out of mothballs and new ones are flying off the shelves as people are striving to give their families a hot, healthy meal for less money and withoutContinue reading “Crockpot Recipes Can Save Time and Money”

Fun Ways for Your Family to Spend Time Together

It’s common for families to spend time together only during big events. In our fast-paced world, we spend all day at work during the week and the weekends are spent doing chores and running errands. We fall into our beds each night with a sigh, realizing another day went by when we didn’t spend timeContinue reading “Fun Ways for Your Family to Spend Time Together”

Ways to Exercise at Home Without Equipment

Exercise equipment can be enticing to purchase for your home gym, but it can be expensive for someone who’s on a tight budget. There are many exercises you can do in your own home that don’t involve any equipment. Here are 10 ways to get you started exercising without purchasing any equipment. Walking It’s niceContinue reading “Ways to Exercise at Home Without Equipment”

Beyond the Home – Tips for Decluttering Your Life

Clutter does not only happen at home. In fact, it also can happen in your mind, your body, your schedule, your finances, and your workspace. Unfortunately, chances are that if you have clutter in one of those areas, you most likely have clutter in all of those areas. If you have been trying to conquerContinue reading “Beyond the Home – Tips for Decluttering Your Life”

Dress for Success Even When Working from Home

Working from home is still work. It’s your skills and labor that make you a professional, not your location. Just because your home base isn’t an office building doesn’t make you any less serious about your business venture. One way to “get into character” is to look the part. Getting into Character You are playingContinue reading “Dress for Success Even When Working from Home”

4 Ways to Reduce Calories in Home Made Desserts

Desserts don’t have to be loaded with calories (and fat) to be satisfying. There are many alterations or substitutions you can make to your current recipes and still have them taste great. Here are four changes you can make that your family won’t even notice. Yogurt Low or non-fat yogurt is a great substitute forContinue reading “4 Ways to Reduce Calories in Home Made Desserts”

Do You Really Need an Emergency Fund?

Some may question the necessity of an emergency fund. After all, is it really necessary? How do you go about it? Does it need to be a huge amount? Here are some ideas and suggestions that should help answer these questions. Is an Emergency Fund Necessary? Generally speaking, yes, an emergency fund is necessary. WhatContinue reading “Do You Really Need an Emergency Fund?”

Creating A Family Budget

You’ve probably heard that getting everyone involved is important to the success of your family budget. But you may be wondering if that’s really necessary, or how to even do it. Here are some ideas and tips for getting everyone on board with your family budget. Be Open Sometimes parents try to hide their financialContinue reading “Creating A Family Budget”

What Are Effective Family Budgets

Having a family budget means, for some people, whipping out the calculator at every purchase, or viewing the budget on their mobile device in the grocery store. For others, a family budget is just a formality and they never really glance at it. Between these extremes are those who sort of use their family budgetContinue reading “What Are Effective Family Budgets”

Get More Done by Doing Less – Organize Your Family’s Time

When you think of organizing your family, you probably first think of everyone’s stuff. It’s true that cleaning up and organizing a messy house are part of family organization; but did you ever stop to think of how organizing your family’s time is just as important? In fact, you may find that you can getContinue reading “Get More Done by Doing Less – Organize Your Family’s Time”

Benefits of Organizing Your Home

Maybe you’ve heard that being organized is very helpful, or perhaps you would like to be more organized but can’t see how it would help. What’s the big deal? Are there any real benefits to being organized other than bragging rights? Actually, there are! Here are some of the benefits of organizing your home. FoundContinue reading “Benefits of Organizing Your Home”

How Organizing Your Family Benefits Everyone

There are benefits to organizing besides just a neater home. In fact, the entire family can gain from getting organized. Here are some ways that organizing time, stuff, and schedules can benefit everyone. Finding Stuff How many family fights begin with someone unable to find something? For example, the ever-elusive remote control seems to beContinue reading “How Organizing Your Family Benefits Everyone”

Organizing Your Family – Getting Started

To get started organizing your family, it helps to get specific. General tips are fine, but really knowing just what to do can help a lot with motivating you toward your organizational goals. Following are some tips on getting started organizing your family. Time Organizing time is just as important as organizing your stuff. IfContinue reading “Organizing Your Family – Getting Started”

Saving Money on Cleaning Products

Cleaning is a necessary chore if we want our homes to look presentable. In your monthly budget you can save money on cleaning supplies with a few simple tips. All those television commercials tout the latest and greatest cleaning solution. “If you want to remove tough stains fast, try this product.” “If you want toContinue reading “Saving Money on Cleaning Products”

Pros and Cons of Staging a Home for a Quick Sale

If you have been trying to sell your home during a difficult market and find that it has taken far longer than you had anticipated, you may be considering hiring a professional home stager. If so, you will want to know the pros and cons before pursuing. The first task in staging your home isContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Staging a Home for a Quick Sale”

21 Productivity Ideas to Get More Done When Working at Home

If you’re working from home, then your ability to get lots done and stay on task is going to have a huge, direct impact on your lifestyle and happiness. Finish early and you have the option to simply head downstairs, make a cup of coffee and start relaxing! There’s no commute, no boss looking overContinue reading “21 Productivity Ideas to Get More Done When Working at Home”

Living in Harmony with Yourself

Living in harmony with yourself is a large concept to unpack. The notion that you have to know yourself from all aspects could seem daunting to individuals who suffer from self-esteem issues. But as overwhelming as living harmoniously with yourself might sound, you have the ability to do so. In fact, implementing this practice intoContinue reading “Living in Harmony with Yourself”

Healthy Valentine’s Day Ideas – Breakfast, Lunch, Desserts, and Gifts

Make your loved ones and yourself feel treated and special while still staying true to maintaining healthy, long-term habits. Starting with Breakfast Often Valentine’s Day breakfasts are loaded with sugar and very indulgent, but there are healthier options that can still be cheerful enough to set the mood for the day. And as a bonus,Continue reading “Healthy Valentine’s Day Ideas – Breakfast, Lunch, Desserts, and Gifts”

50 Tips for Healthier Eating During the Holidays

As you probably already know, the holiday season is a part of the year when it becomes a real challenge to eat healthy. You get invited to numerous parties, visit relatives that prepare way too much food, and are constantly surrounded by delicious snacks and desserts that everybody sends you (or you make). When youContinue reading “50 Tips for Healthier Eating During the Holidays”

Making Healthy Dishes with Fall Produce

When fall arrives, you know it is time to start eating all of your favorite comfort dishes. Unfortunately, that also sometimes means eating food and treats that aren’t the best for your health or your waistline. The following tips are going to help you use fall produce, like apples and pumpkin, in a way thatContinue reading “Making Healthy Dishes with Fall Produce”

How to Choose the Right Work at Home Business for You

Working at home is a great way to balance your family life with your need to earn money, but you need to seriously sit down and figure out whether you want a product-based business or a service-based business. Both product and service based business sell a product, but in one case the product is tangibleContinue reading “How to Choose the Right Work at Home Business for You”

Home Based Business Models for the Work at Home Mom

Working from home as a mother can be very lucrative. There are many advantages to starting a home based business. Maybe you’ve thought of some of them already. You may already realize all the different ways you can experience freedom as a work at home mom (WAHM). Time Freedom – You can make your ownContinue reading “Home Based Business Models for the Work at Home Mom”

Simple, Flexible Adjustments for Busy Moms to Start a Healthy Lifestyle

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life One of the biggest obstacles you are going to face when trying to create a healthy lifestyle change is your own mindset. Don’t think of your new goal to eat healthier and exercise regularly as a diet; think of it as a lifestyle you’d like to live. A lifestyleContinue reading “Simple, Flexible Adjustments for Busy Moms to Start a Healthy Lifestyle”

Your Family and Your Work at Home Business

There are a lot of myths about starting your own business, and even more about working from home as a mom. One of which is that it’ll be easy to always spend time with your family and your business will just run itself. While eventually you can set up a situation where that seems true,Continue reading “Your Family and Your Work at Home Business”

How to Raise Children to Be Good Leaders

It’s been said that leadership starts at home. It just may be that leadership is, at least in part, an outgrowth of early training. There is disagreement among experts as to just how much leadership is inborn and just how much is learned, and there is really no way to settle that disagreement. It’s likelyContinue reading “How to Raise Children to Be Good Leaders”

How to Lead Teens

Leading teens is different than leading children and older adults. Your role is more about leading them into maturity and teaching them about adult responsibilities. Teens are better able to handle responsibilities and understand what’s expected. However, for many older adults it seems daunting to lead teens since they have a reputation for being rebellious.Continue reading “How to Lead Teens”

Frugality Does Not Have To Ruin Your Lifestyle

You may hear a lot of people talk about saving money and being frugal, but it can also have a negative connotation for some people. Just because you adopt the frugal lifestyle doesn’t mean that your life as you know it now will change. We can all tighten the belt and spend a little lessContinue reading “Frugality Does Not Have To Ruin Your Lifestyle”

How to Be a Leader for Kids

There’s a lot of talk these days about leadership and the need for kids to have strong leaders. Whether you are working with children who are yours or you’re a caretaker for others’ children, learning how to lead them effectively is important. Whether you’re wanting to lead your kids to practice a healthy lifestyle, increaseContinue reading “How to Be a Leader for Kids”

Financial Advice for the Newly Married

Congratulations on finding the love of your life and pledging your commitment to each other! Now that the honeymoon has passed and you have begun to adjust to your new life together, it is time to set yourselves up for a long and successful marriage together. You have the advantage of starting out prepared forContinue reading “Financial Advice for the Newly Married”

When to Know If You Need Marriage Counseling

Whether you’ve been married one week, one year, or ten years, all marriages have their ups and downs, their good times and bad.  But gradually you notice your marriage deteriorating day by day.  The little things your spouse does that you used to think were cute now annoy you to the point of screaming andContinue reading “When to Know If You Need Marriage Counseling”

Decluttering – What It Entails

The term “decluttering” has been a catch phrase for a number of years. Some think it is simply cleaning a house, but if you have seen television shows about hoarding or cleaning, you know it can be much more than that. So, what does it entail? The World English Dictionary defines decluttering as the actContinue reading “Decluttering – What It Entails”

Family Organization Tips

One of the hardest parts about getting your family organized is knowing where in the world to start. Often, family members feel like they can’t stop long enough to get organized. This is where some basic tips can help. Following are some simple, fundamental family organization tips to help you get things in order. ShareContinue reading “Family Organization Tips”

Tips on Boosting Self-Confidence for Teens

Whether you’re a male or female teen, your self-confidence is important. While the emphasis is often on girls’ self-esteem, boys need to be confident, too, and often struggle just as much (although perhaps in different areas). Here are some tips to help teens build their self-confidence. Recognize Your Talents It’s easy to blow off yourContinue reading “Tips on Boosting Self-Confidence for Teens”

Keys to a Successful Family Budget

Creating a family budget is within everyone’s reach, but creating a successful one requires some particular methods. Here are some tips to help you create a successful family budget. Get Everyone on Board The more inclusive your budget is, the more likely it is to work well for your family. Include every family member whoContinue reading “Keys to a Successful Family Budget”

Leadership Skills to Teach Kids

Have you heard talk about teaching kids leadership skills? Whether you are a teacher, parent, or other type of caregiver, you have probably heard about the importance of instilling leadership. But how? What skills? Following is a basic list of leadership skills you can teach kids. 1. Independent Thinking Help your child break out ofContinue reading “Leadership Skills to Teach Kids”

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