Whether you are caring for a newborn or raising a teenager, it’s no secret that parenting can be incredibly stressful. After all, you may feel as though you are battling a neverending to-do list, where one difficult task is immediately replaced by another. However, despite this, there are certain steps you can take to remove the stress out of being a mom!
Here are some great ideas to get you started!
It is the dream of every homeowner to have a well-designed and cozy living space. While some people seem to renovate and update their homes now and then, this may prove quite daunting if you do not have the handy thumb. On the other hand, hiring a professional to get the job done comes with costly expenses that you may not have budgeted for.
Despite these factors, there are a few adjustments that you can make to your older home to give it an updated and modern look. They include the following;
Teenagers are challenging but it can also be a fun time in both of your lives. Your kids are getting older and wiser and it may be easier to connect with them on a different level.
However, they might also be feeling confused or frustrated and in their own world. Raising teens isn’t easy but there are top tips that can help ensure a successful journey and outcome. Remember to always be respectful and approachable so you can create a deeper bond with your teen and build trust in your relationship.
Whether you’ve always been hyper-organized or didn’t really mind the sight of a few dishes in the sink, once you’ve had kids you may begin to ask yourself, is there such a thing as a clean house after all? With a to-do list that is never-ending, home maintenance probably falls at the bottom of your schedule, and there isn’t always enough time in the day to get everything done.
However, there are still things you can do to keep your home in top shape while raising a family – you just have to be a bit more creative in your approach. Here’s how you can get started!
At some point or another, almost everyone succumbs to a frightening reality that they have issues that need addressing as soon as possible. Many hurdles
in life are thrown at us but it isn’t the fact that we have problems that is the, well, problem, but it’s how we deal with them.
There is no shame in finding yourself in a situation where you need help, identified by missing work, spending money you don’t have, or getting into trouble with the law. We are all human and we all make mistakes, but it is learning from those mistakes that most people struggle with.
Children are little sponges, and until you see the curious eyes of a toddler watching as you crack eggs in the morning, to seeing the nine-year-old you once rocked to sleep learn code, you won’t appreciate just how curious children really are. They’re born with a desperate need to learn everything and anything. They’ll walk and talk, explore and taste absolutely everything. When children soak up new information and skills, they thrive on that and along the way, the love of learning you once watched them develop begins to fade. It’s sad to see, but it happens.
The good news, though, is that you can help your children to claw this back. You can get them back their love of learning, and you can ensure that they want to learn before they go to school.
Children go to school to learn from their teachers, but before they get there they learn from you. You are their first teacher, first friend and the first person to ever introduce them to anything resembling excitement. You are able to bring back a love of learning so that before they start with math, science and reading readiness skills, they are excited about the actual world. The flowers, the way clouds are formed, the textures in each room of the house. You can help to ensure that they love to learn whatever they can, and with the tips below, you can help to get your children loving to learn once again.
A fuss-free garden is often what many people will want when it comes to their home. Not everyone is interested in gardening and so it’s a good idea to try and design a space outdoors that works for what you can do and spend your time on. There’s no point in trying to do something that is just going to involve a lot of hassle on your part. Here are some helpful tips to help create a fuss-free garden.
If current times have taught us anything, it’s that you can’t always know what is in the near future or just around the corner. Many people have lost friends and family, if someone that you know has lost a child, you can feel utterly helpless with how you can help ease their pain.
There is no way you can ‘fix’ this deep of a loss, however, there are things that friends and family can do to help support them as they grieve. Although you are never going to take away the pain ther are some things you can do to help, we’ll go through some of them below:
Some people are happy enough to keep cats and dogs on their property. But you? You’re looking for something a little different. It can be highly fun and rewarding to bring a farm animal into your life, no matter whether you’ve just got one animal in your backyard or you have many over an acre or more. But of course, if you decide to bring a farm animal into your world, then you’ll need to accept that it will be more challenging than adopting a cat. In this blog, we’re going to look at some tried and tested tips that’ll help to make the process much more smooth.
We have certainly been expanding the Ryan Farm here. If you have been reading for the last year, you can tell that we have added: Chickens, Rabbits and Alpacas!! (Along with the new greenhouse for all the veggies so the raccoons won’t get back into the veggie patch this year). Here are the tips and tricks that we have learned along the way. Hopefully, they will help you out if you are getting started.
Lets talk about the best Mexican food side of all time. It’s the refried beans. Who is with me? We specifically pick which restaurant we get take out food from, based on the beans. It’s all about the beans (well and the tortillas but that is a post for another time). Making amazing refried beans use to be really hard, and time consuming. Lets be honest, who got time for that? I certainly don’t. With this hack, you can make restaurant quality refried beans in your insta pot. Thats right insta pot refried beans.
Who is with me, this kitchen gadget is the best thing since sliced bread (oh you want to make that too, check out this post for the easiest bread recipe ever). I must admit, I am a bit of “collector” of the insta pots. We have them in all kinds of sizes. For the house, and for the RV. This thing makes cooking so easy. If you don’t have yet, I would HIGHLY recommend that you get one pronto. You won’t regret it.
Now there is a big debate, do you soak beans or not. Personally I soak them, because I really feel that it makes the beans easier to mash after you cook them. I know of a lot of people that don’t and their beans turn out just as amazing as these. The preference is completely up to you. IF you choose to soak them, I just do a quick soak. Put the beans in a bowl of hot water and cover. Leave it for about an hour or up to 5 hours, really makes no difference. If I remember I do it in the morning and let it soak all day. BECAUSE the kids get excited knowing that mom is making beans for dinner and they tend to behave better knowing that it is coming with dinner. But if you don’t remember till sometime after lunch, no sweat.