Category: Family Life

Why Every Mother Needs a Time-out

Mothers are so busy taking care of everyone else, they often put themselves last on the list. If you are a busy mom, here are some simple ideas to  nurture and pamper yourself and keep that inner spark glowing: Diet and Exercise: Women who eat right and get enough sleep usually experience greater levels of […]

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Weird (But Worthy) Scholarship Opportunities You Might Qualify For

  Have you ever heard a scholarship described as “quirky”? If not, perhaps you haven’t been digging quite deep enough for those evasive bursary and grant opportunities. We’ve rounded up three weird ones that, who knows, you or someone in your life just may qualify for.   Stuck At Prom No, your mom isn’t making […]

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Cleaning Hacks for Delicates 

  Laundering your delicates is nothing less than serious business. Besides the fact that lingerie tends to be expensive, it also happens to be easy to damage, what with all the lace, wires, straps, and clips. All the more reason to handle your delicates with care throughout the washing process. Keep reading for a few […]

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Must-Have Apps for Busy Families

  If you have kids, you may find yourself scolding them often for always being glued to their hand-held devices. You may find yourself scolding your SO for this as well. Rather than trying in vein to redirect their attention from their various screens, why not take advantage of it? We’ve rounded up four user-friendly […]

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5 Ways to Improve Desire in Your Relationship 

  Relationships, much like your car or your hair, require regular attention and maintenance to keep them healthy and functioning. Even if your relationship is going smoothly and both parties are happy, it can’t hurt to implement good practices as a preemptive measure. Here are a few ways you can upkeep your relationship and improve […]

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How to Baby Proof Your Relationship

  Nothing tests your relationship with your spouse or SO more than bringing a child into the mix. We’ve got a few tips to help ease the transition from two to three.   Plan Ahead Though your life is likely already chaotic pre-baby, put this one other thing on your to-do list: allot some time […]

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Bake Bunny Cookies with Your Kids for Easter

Easter is a creative time for children with arts and crafts—and especially in the kitchen if they can bake and decorate Easter Bunny cookies in many different shapes and sizes. Take a look at this easy little recipe for Easter Cookies. Certain ingredients are essential for texture and taste success, like the combination of margarine, […]

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How to Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally

Food coloring is great and all, but it’s far from your only option when it comes to decorating eggs this Easter. This year, with your kids, consider testing out a few of these dyes made from all natural sources.   Using beets Pink is a popular color for Easter and it can be recreated with […]

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Easter Egg Decorating Tips for Families

There are endless ways in which to decorate Easter eggs, both aesthetically and approach-wise. Here are some tips for ensuring an efficient, mess-less and fun egg decorating experience this Easter.   Make your dye using kitchen finds Why not skip the artificial dyes this year and DIY half a dozen colorful concoctions of your own, […]

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DIY Easter Baskets You’ll Love

From fun and funky to elegant and decorative, we’ve found some great ideas for Easter baskets that you can DIY!

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DIY Easter Crafts to Make With Your Kids

Easter is about more than sweet treats and chocolate bearing bunnies, and if you’re hoping to teach your kids the true meaning behind the holiday, coupling a lesson with a craft is a good way to keep them engaged and interested.   Sock bunnies Details and instructions.   Easter mason jars Details and instructions.   […]

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6 Tips for Setting the Perfect Easter Table

Who doesn’t love walking into a dinner party and seeing a beautiful table scape. Rick Mayhew, from Decorations by Rick, shares his tips on how to make a table scape that will leave a lasting impression. 1. The first thing to consider is tablecloths. With Easter approaching, why not use your tablecloth to show off a bit of colour or […]

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Easy DIY Teepees and Play Tents to Make at Home

A tipi or play tent is great for reading, arts and crafts, entertaining play dates, doing homework, and even taking naps. To boot, there are dozens of ways to DIY your own at home. Here are four DIY ideas to get you started.   This classic teepee requires not much more than sticks, fabric, and […]

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Teaching Teens How to Budget

Especially when it come to familiarizing your kids with all things money, early is always better. The hope is, if you teach your kids how to spend and save smart from a young age, smart budgeting will become something that is simply ingrained. Here are a few tips to get you and your teens on […]

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DIY Toys for Your Dog

Our pets are like our family members, and aptly so, it’s tempting to want to spoil them with treats and toys. But toys purchased from pet shops and department stores tend to be expensive. Given that your dog’s first inclination will likely be to chew, burry, or destroy it, you may find yourself questioning if […]

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How to Create Your Own Life-Sized Backyard Chess Game

  It’s almost summer again – (okay, not almost per se, but it will be here eventually) – and we’re already gearing up for the season of backyard entertainment. Check out our step-by-step instructions on constructing your very own life-sized chess game for your backyard.   Step 1: Prepare your site Just because you have a backyard, […]

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4 Cleaning Hacks You Need To Know Today!

  Cleaning is nobody’s favorite chore, but lucky for you, the internet is full of tips and ideas to make this thankless task a painless one.   Rings on Wooden Surfaces  Let’s face it, most people don’t automatically reach for a coaster every time they want to set down their sweaty drink. To remedy those […]

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Tips for Creating a Healthy Work Lunch

When it comes to packing a lunch for work, it can be tempting to opt for something quick, easy, and microwaveable or forgo the packed lunch all together and eat out instead. It’s a widely known fact that you are what you eat, meaning that what you consume for your lunch can directly affect your […]

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Decor Tips for Kids’ Rooms

Your child’s bedroom, if decorated the right way, can be a place of rest, play, refuge and creativity. Here are a few tips to help you achieve just that.   Get Their Input  What’s your child’s favorite color? Do they like marine life or outer space? Do they like to read or paint or both? […]

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Decor Tips for Kids’ Rooms

Your child’s bedroom, if decorated the right way, can be a place of rest, play, refuge and creativity. Here are a few tips to help you achieve just that.   Get Their Input What’s your child’s favorite color? Do they like marine life or outer space? Do they like to read or paint or both? […]

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10 Fun Activities You Can Do With Your Dog

When it comes to caring for a dog, keeping them active is key. Aside from walks and fetch, how do you keep your dog entertained and in good shape? We’ve rounded up ten dog-friendly ideas that are fun for both man and his best friend.   Take them hiking. There are some trails that allow dogs […]

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Last Minute Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Your S.O. (that aren’t flowers, chocolates or a card)

Much like birthdays, anniversaries and school photo days, Valentine’s day is one of those occasions that has the tendency to sneak up on you. If you find yourself unprepared come February 14th, we have some last-minute suggestions you can whip up or pick up right in time for V-day.   A homemade heart shaped pizza […]

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Family-Friendly Movies About Love to Watch With Your Kids on Valentines Day

If you’ve watched a movie in the past decade or so, you’ll know that most movies tend to have underlying themes pertaining to love. This is because love is exciting, coveted, and relatable. When it comes to a day like Valentine’s Day, where love is in the air (and in the mall and on TV […]

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Valentine’s Day Cards to DIY With Your Kids

If you have a child in school, you’ll know Valentine’s Day often comes with a lot of pressure. Most schools have rules pertaining to Valentines: If you want to give one person a card, you should give the whole class cards. In theory, this rule is well intentioned and saves your child and their peers […]

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Valentines Day Traditions to Start With Your Family

If you have kids, you’ll know that Valentine’s Day festivities are openly celebrated at schools, day cares and amongst friends, the idea being that romantic love isn’t the only kind of love that should be commemorated. Extend this mentality to your home and teach your kids the importance and value of familial love, by starting some love-day traditions as a family. […]

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