Why is Time Away SO Needed for Couples?

Taking Some Time Away for a Happy Marriage

Life is crazy enough as it is but then add children and life picks up tremendously. It is SO easy to get distracted with life that you lose sight of what your true main focus should be. No one grows up saying they can’t wait to get married to have a miserable marriage. No one grows up with the idea that they want a house full of wild, rebellious children. Yet, so often that is what happens. In my almost 18 years of marriage, I have found that when life gets cluttered with a super busy lifestyle, your focus gets off of the important things. That leads to a mundane marriage or even an unhappy marriage. The children become out of control from the combination of a lack of communication between parents and decreased attention given to the children. So, what is the solution when life seems to be too busy?! Time away!

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How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu Season Preparation 

Keeping your child healthy during cold and flu season can be a struggle, especially when they are in school or daycare. You can prevent all day long and teach your child to wash their hands thoroughly but you can’t prevent another person’s child from coughing in your child’s face or sneezing on their food. The joys of being a parent! It is not possible (or healthy) to put your child in a bubble all their life. Getting sick is a part of being a child (and even adult) but look at it as an immunity builder. Let’s talk about how you can prepare for the dreaded cold and flu season.

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How Can Bedroom Decor Improve Your Family’s Health?

How Can Bedroom Decor Improve Your Family’s Health?

People tend to disregard this fact, but we spend almost a third of the day inside the bedroom sleeping. This activity is the single most important health factor than we do daily. While sleeping, the body has enough time to recuperate both physically and mentally, so it is important to get plenty of good quality sleep. This is where the design of your bedroom comes into play. It is responsible for creating the right atmosphere and conditions to go to sleep easily and wake up during the night. If you thought that only the bed needs to be comfortable, you were wrong, as the entire room’s décor has to serve the same purpose of improving your family’s health. This is achieved by enabling you to sleep tight using simple design features that any household can implement.

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How to Obtain a Night of Quality Sleep

Quality Sleep Success

Regular quality sleep is important for daily functioning, health, and learning. According to the WebMD Sleep Guide, babies up to about one-year-old need around 15 hours a day of sleep. By the time they reach 12 years old that can be reduced to around 8 or 9 hours per night.

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Toxic Chemicals in the Skin Care Products

There May Be Toxic Chemicals in the Skin Care Products You’re Using

When was the last time you checked the ingredients in your skin care products? Many people don’t realize that many of the skin care products that are available on the market contain one or more toxic ingredients. Something else that many folks don’t realize is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t control what goes into our personal care products. According to their website, it states “the law does not require cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market.” Also on the website, the FDA states that cosmetics are classified as “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body…for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance.”

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