Author: Amy

Simple Solutions To Give Your Home A Fresh Start

  No matter what the state of your home might be, there are always going to be occasions when there is a need for a little change. This can happen at any time, and when your home starts to get that way, it helps to know some of the things that you can do. As...

Fighting The Demons Of Old Age

  Aging gracefully is a saying that everyone has in mind when it comes down to getting older. However, its meaning is not universal. For some, it’s about keeping up appearances and remaining charming and elegant even with white hair and some wrinkles. For others it’s about maintaining their lifestyle, especially if they have a...

Helping Your Aging Parents Beat Loneliness

Image source If your parents are getting older now, you need to be alert to the very real possibility that they might start to feel lonely and isolated, especially if they are single or they lose their spouse.   Loneliness and isolation are at epidemic proportions amongst seniors, and it doesn’t seem like things will...

How to Feel Like ‘You’ Again After Having Children

  Any mom is bound to agree: after having children, you can sometimes lose a small part of yourself. Yes, what you gain is infinitely more important, but it doesn’t mean you should give up on that pre-children part of you. Maybe it’s something small, like not going out as much in the evenings. Or...

3 Reasons Your Meal Prepping Efforts Are Failing

  Image   Everyone knows – thanks to a plethora of articles and books on the subject – that meal planning should be the done thing these days. Cooking your own food on the day you consume is old hat, my friends. In 2017, you should be spending a couple of hours cooking each Sunday...

The Essential Mom Guide To Help You Find Your Stride

  Being the mother of a newborn baby is an incredible feeling. You’re elated, but you’re also terrified. Nobody ever gives you a manual regarding how to be a parent, and any advice people do give seems to be based on experiences of their own children. The problem is that every child is different, and...

Refreshing Your Living Room

(Public Domain Pictures)   They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but many will agree that it’s really the living room. This is the main communal area for the whole home, where everyone can come to relax, bond over their favourite TV, and catch up with each other. With this room...

Being there for someone with memory loss

Image by Pixabay   Caring for an elderly friend or relative is a wonderful privilege. When that person is a parent or grandparent then it gives us a unique opportunity to reciprocate the love, support and unconditional care that they gave us so unreservedly as we grew up.   It can, however, also be a...

The New Mother Product Guide: Items That Will Become Your Salvation

Flickr   The prospect of new parenthood is an amazing, scary, exciting, wondrous, terrifying, dreamlike and surreal experience. It’s also going to be the happiest, most satisfying, most frustrating, sleepless, love-filled time of your life. In fact, it’s difficult to find a limit to a number of adjectives you could use to describe the experience...

Too School For Cool: Education Optimization

  Having kids is never an easy feat. For the first couple of years, you have to be there for every second of the life; ready to attend their needs. As they start to get older, this reliance will dissipate, somewhat. But, in its place, new challenges will start to take center stage. As your...

Looking After Yourself To Secure Their Future

(Image Source)   One of your key duties as a parent is to help secure your kid’s future. Most will work hard to ensure their child works hard and gets a good education; preparing them in the best way for life as an adult. But, a lot of parents fail to consider the part that...

The Steps Involved With Moving Home As A Family

Picture Source   You likely don’t need anyone to tell you that moving home as a family is far more exhausting than moving home as an individual. When an adult moves away, they often do so for their individual needs and they have time to come to terms with the decision. The difference when it...