Life is Full of Surprises is a paid collaborative post. Sometimes you can be going along in life, and everything gets turned topsy-turvy. The reason I started my blog was to keep a record of our lives after a health scare. But I’m not the only one who gets surprised by what life throws at you. I want to share my friends story with you. I’ll call her Annie. Like a lot of us in this community, she wanted to be present with her children as they grew. She also needed to contribute to her family’s well-being.
To Grandmother’s House, We Go is a collaborative post. There’s nothing more fun — and nerve-wracking — than visiting Grandma’s house. Let’s face it, your house is set up to accommodate kids. Sure, there are toys everywhere, and it might be organised chaos, but trying to parent small kids away from the support structures they have in place at home is daunting. SoI admit that sending my kids for a few days at my in-laws house when they were younger always stressed me out.
The bathroom is my sanctuary. It always has been the place that I go to wash away the daily stresses and strains and even more so now I am a Mum. Once it was a cramped and purely functional room, today the room dedicated to self-care is an essential part of your home to be furnished like the rest of the house: more space, more hi-tech and more luxurious.
Moving into a small house can make it difficult to decorate because you do not have a lot of space to put things into. You have to be very intentional when you are decorating a small home to ensure that you can make the most of the room that is available to you. The following guide walks you through a few things to consider when choosing the furniture that you plan to use in your small house to ensure you can always be as comfortable as possible in the space.
Most homes are designed for the abled bodied unless you happen to be lucky enough to design your home from the ground up. This means that if someone becomes disabled, you will need to modify the home and get certain products to make your home accessible. If you have a loved one that is dealing with a disability, here are a few things you can do to help them. We went through all of this when my Mum’s arthritis became really bad including putting in a downstairs wet room.
Just about half of America’s population is a caretaker to an aging relative. Either out of obligation and love or due to financial reasons, most jump on board to take care of those who once took care of them. Though caring for a loved one is a commendable act, it should not be done without careful consideration. As much as you love your family, there is a lot that goes into caring for the elderly that, at the very least you should educate yourself on and prepare for. Below are a few factors you may or may not have considered.
There are a variety of reasons that people, young and old alike, may have difficulty getting around. Some are a result of an injury, an accident, genetics, neurological disorders, or being overweight. The good news is that if you or a loved one has limited mobility, there are effective treatment options and devices such as mobility scooters, available that can to improve your quality of life. I know this as mum Mum loved her mobility scooter – in fact, it changed her life.
It may seem impossible to avoid gaining weight on vacation, much less, to maintain or even lose weight when visiting an exotic locale, but with enough will and advance planning, you can reach your dieting goals even if you’re away from home. It is often easier to adhere to a healthy eating and exercise regimen when you have your own fridge stocked with vegetables and healthy foods and if you are close to your gym. However, you can find healthy foods and opportunities to exercise wherever you go, if you are prepared to think outside the box and do some investigation.
Your sexual health is paramount, and as a woman, it’s important that you’re clued up when it comes to emergency contraception. Also known as the morning after pill, this treatment is designed to prevent pregnancy if you have unprotected sex. So whether you think you’ve got it already sussed or not, here are three facts you should know about this type of emergency contraception.
• Munch Bunch will be offering you the chance to win a £10 National Trust voucher plus Munch Bunch spoons and backpacks, during the course of the twitter party hosted by @Mum_TheMadHouse • There will be 5 winners (UK only), details of which will be announced on Thursday 26/03/15. Via direct message to the twitter account you entered with. • Each winner will receive a £10 National Trust voucher, a backpack and a spoon. • The Munch Bunch #MBGoodStuff Twitter Party prize draw is open to residents in the United Kingdom that are over 18 years. • The starting time of the Twitter Party will be 20:30 and the finishing more »
Pregnancy is usually a wonderful time in a woman’s life, but it can involve stress, exhaustion and frayed tempers from time to time. Valentine’s day represents the perfect opportunity to express your love to your pregnant partner, but it’s important to send a message of love and thoughtfulness. These five Valentine’s Day gifts are certain to give the love of your life something to smile about during her pregnancy. Prenatal Massage If you think that your partner would appreciate a practical gift this year, why not treat her to a prenatal massage? A massage by a fully trained professional may help to alleviate many of the aches and pains that more »
An increasing number people are deciding to cook with flowers. With famous chefs adding edible flowers into their recipes and restaurants serving up dishes with these luxury additions, it is no surprise we are interested in them also! What to look for in edible flowers You should look for flowers that are colourful and stand out without brown spots or discolouration. When you find an edible flower you should ensure you know enough information about it before you begin cooking with it. Be sure they are not poisonous or hazardous to your health. Once you have eliminated any poisonous flowers, you can begin cooking! There are so many options available with more »
As you are probably aware my boys love technology and it is ever changing. One of the main things for me is ensuring that they are safe online. I have recently been introduced to the The Prestigio MultiPad Color for children is a very bright, yet still smart device. It comes with a reliable and easy to use parental control system which gives you complete control of what your child has access to which they call the Kid Launcher. This allows you to control how long your child can use the tablet and also decide which apps you want them to have access to. It also has a quad core processor powered by MediaTek more »
Moving house is always a stressful time and involves a large amount of decision making. But, the largest and most important aspect of moving house is ensuring you choose the right one for your children to grow up in. Ideally you want a house that both you and your children can call a home – where your children can create the perfect childhood memories. In order to help you with the big move, here are a few things you should take into consideration before purchasing a property: Think of the future When choosing a property, it is important to think of the future. Do not purchase a house with the mentality more »
In a past life before kids I was a Facilities Manager and organised relocations for the large company I worked for including 500 people from one office to another over the period of a weekend, but I never knew what stress was until it came to moving house myself. The last time we moved eight years ago I had a 4 month old and a22 month old and it was a NIGHTMARE. I hated it and swore never to do it again. But if you are looking to move and have kids do check out this fab infographic with some great ideas for keeping kids of all ages happy. Thanks to more »