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Stop the Drift: How to Bring Your Family Unit Closer Together


It’s very common for families to get the feeling that they are drifting further and further apart. As children get older and you all get taken over by things like busy work schedules, it’s easy to feel like you’re spreading your family time pretty thin. Bringing your family unit closer together in those kinds of circumstance can, therefore, be very difficult. However, it’s not impossible, and there is always more that can be done. If you’re struggling for ideas that would help your family unit to feel closer once more, don’t worry. There are lots of great ideas outlined below. Be sure to make the most of them once you’ve read about them and found out why they’re so important. Make Family Life Fun Again If family life is beginning to become strained and unpleasant for whatever reason, you need to find ways of making it fun again. If you … read more

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Free Time: How To Fill It With Thrifty Fun For You And The Family

photo3 As a mom, you often feel like you’re on the go all of the time, and that’s mostly because you are. But, at the same time, you also have a lot of free time to fill up. It may not seem like it, but with afternoons after school, weekends, family trips, days spent with your younger kids and even the rare time that you do get to yourself, it all adds up. And in this time, you need to work out what you can do for fun. When you think of it like that, you can often feel a financial burden is about to land in your lap, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Just because you’re faced with a lot of free time to fill, it doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money. In fact, in reality, you can use your thrifty ways … read more

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Upflush Toilets Are Really A Thing?


I love to learn new things. One day, I will know everything if I have my way. (yeah yeah, I know… good luck) For now, I just try to learn something new daily. Today, I learned about UpFlush Toilets. Have you ever heard of such a thing? It sounded a bit nuts at first but oh boy it has opened a whole new world of ideas for me! You see, we bought our house two years ago and plan to put some work into it. Then, we will be selling it to buy a house we went. Our goal is a house with a basement. We really wanted one and some how we decided on a house without one. Our next house WILL have a basement! But, my big concern is having a bathroom in the basement. I’ve always wondered how that would work. How hard would it be to … read more

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls on DVD August 8!

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls… not something I ever thought my son would watch but it QUICKLY became his favorite show with so much singing and awesome story lines. He was beyond excited to receive a copy of this DVD, which will be available for purchase on August 8! I think he has watched it every single day and I now know most of the songs by heart. Check out the details about the new release below and then enter to win a copy for yourself! Grab your popcorn, because the Equestria Girls are back for a magic-filled triple feature! There’s a reason these seven girls look familiar. . . as they step through a magical mirror, they transport from the world of My Little Pony, transforming into teenage girls at Canterlot High.  Full-time students and part-time magical pony-girls, the Equestria Girls are always ready to save the day with the … read more


How to Create the Perfect Backyard for a New Dog

For dog lovers, designing the perfect pet-friendly backyard is like choosing furniture for a baby’s nursery. Sure, there is a budget, but it is easy to overspend for a beloved member of the family. You easily get carried away in the excitement. But, the perfect yard does not have to be expensive. It only has to be well designed. By taking into account what your dog really needs and what will make your pet happy, you can create the perfect backyard for the day you bring your new best friend home for the first time on any budget. How Much Space is enough? Space is always a great thing for dogs and the more you can provide the better. But, a huge yard is not necessary to provide your dog a safe, healthy, and stimulating environment. If you must limit the amount of space dedicated to the canine area, go … read more

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