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Lindsey Patterson

Ways to Treat Yourself in 2020 on Any Budget

4 min read

Treating yourself needn’t be expensive, lavish or time-consuming. The only requirement is that it makes you smile, relax and live life to the fullest. With the new year fresh upon us, treating yourself is important. It’s the best way to start 2020 the right way. You feel better, relax easier, and give yourself something to look forward to in the coming year. Take a peek below as we reveal a handful of simple ways to treat yourself this year, regardless of your budget.

 

Treat Yourself for Under $20

 

With $20 or less, treating yourself will improve your mood and overall happiness. It’s the small things that count in life, after all. A manicure is a simple under $20 treat. Other women will compliment your nails, which is a reward in itself. What about a nice meal? A solo meal at a decent casual restaurant, with a drink, should cost about $20. A delicious meal always soothes the day. Or, take a friend out for dessert and coffee instead. Stop by the florist and purchase a flower. Roses, daisies, or even a sunflower, you can give yourself this pick-me-up and expect a fantastic day ahead as a result. Stop by the coffee shop and grab that overpriced cup of coffee on your way to work. Or, stop by the mall after work and pick up that t-shirt, lipstick, or other items that you’ve wanted for some time. $20 goes a long way when it's time to treat yourself, believe it or not!

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Treat Yourself for Under $50

 

Pamper yourself for $50 or less with a trip to the spa. A half-hour massage will easily fit into your price range. Choose from massages such as a Swedish or Deep-tissue massage and melt away your stress. Purchase tickets to a theater show or to a local movie for yourself and your SOS and turn your treat into a fantastic date. Sometimes, spending time with our favorite people is the best treat in the world. It’s a great time to improve your health. Whether you want to reverse the signs of aging or need help shedding unwanted weight, Thrive has the power to help you succeed. Check out some of the Le-Vel Thrive Reviews online and discover why this is the top way men and women are treating themselves to good health in 2020 and join in on the fun. Perhaps it's time to sign up for a class. Whether you love yoga, pottery, cooking or another hobby, fun classes help you meet others who share the passion and teach you new tricks, techniques, and fun.

 

Splurge Treats for All

 

If money isn't a concern, a splurge treat always soothes the soul. Think long and hard about the expensive items that you’ve wanted or needed and spend that money to reward yourself? Why not head out on a road trip to a nearby destination and see what it's all about? Perhaps you could even fly away to an exotic location. A new piece of jewelry always helps us shine and feel our best. Confidence is so often overlooked virtue that we all need. Buy new furniture or appliances that you've needed for some time. Or, why not purchase a whole new wardrobe? Dressing up and looking your best is always fun, especially when we’re wearing new clothes.



Conclusion 

 

With the ideas above, 2020 is a new year that’s started off the right way. Everyone deserves a treat now and again, even if it's for no other reason than ‘because'. These ideas are only a handful of easy ways to treat yourself the right way, regardless of your budget.

 

Lindsey Patterson

Turing Your House Into a Home

4 min read

Turning a house into a home is a wonderful adventure homeowners get to experience. When you purchase the home, you see the possibilities. Turning that space into your space is why people purchase homes. Adding the right furniture and the family antiques handed down for generations will begin the journey. That piece there and...Oh... this goes right here!! The colors of paint you will choose for the interior is a big step in turning your house into your home. Adding the right collectibles and knick knacks will cozy up the place. Finish off the yard and next thing you know the house you bought is now your home. All things work together to create the image and feeling you want to spend time in.

 

Furniture Fantastic

The furniture you pick, and the special pieces you have had passed down, will make a big difference in your home. These pieces of furniture add character. A beautiful new couch, the one you have always dreamed of, is yours because you now have the space. Get a big comfy recliner and put it in front of the T.V.. It's your home that does what you want. A nice gas fireplace insert will make for cozy evenings in front of the fire. Add pieces as you see fit.

 

Paint of Passion

The colors you choose for your house will help make it a home. Nothing speaks custom better than color. White is boring. Tap into your passion and add some flavor to your walls. This also can include wall hangings and designs. There are many custom mural painters available to create what your heart desires. Doors and window sills are also on the menu. Create a new look in a small bedroom by utilizing the door and window sill for color. I have seen simple stencil work turn a common room into a showplace. Stencil pineapples above the dining room chair rail and watch the room come alive with hospitality, turning the house into a home.

 

Knick Knack Nice

This is where your hobbies and collections can come into the game. Nothing speaks home more than a collection of beautiful glass. Strategically placed about a home and the showcase begins. So many peoples collectibles are put away, display them and watch as your guests admire and appreciate them as you do. Special lighting is always a plus in your home. A perfectly placed brass reading lamp next to your comfy recliner lets guests know you do more than watch T.V.. Add dimmer switches to all the light controls and custom cozy comes at the touch of a button.

 

Backyard Beautiful

The yard will turn a house into a home very quickly. Adding your personal touches for the entire world to see, no hiding the yard. The backyard will be your oasis. A cozy spot to spend the weekends and entertain. There are so many options available. Do it yourself or have the professionals come in, it's up to you. Add a water feature, or put in a garden to use in the kitchen. However you configure your space leave room for a hammock.

 

It's Wrapped Up

How you turn a house into your home is up to you and your desires. Adding furniture, paint, and little things, is how this house became a home. As time goes by you will take and add things to keep it your home. The best part, the space is all yours to do with what you want. So no matter how it looks to anybody else doesn't make a difference, as long as you love it.

Lindsey Patterson

Let's Talk Mens Fitness Apparel

3 min read

Men's apparel can be very annoying to find that guys will like. Nowadays, you can find them anywhere, even online. I'm going to mention a few places that I shop for my own dad for his fitness equipment and also his apparel. 

 

Amazon

One place that I have come across is Amazon. They have great deals and prices on their website. The best thing about it is that it's shipped right to your home. Not to mention that they are very cheap on all of their stuff. You even have the option to purchase a bundle of anything which is an amazing option to have. The clothes are very soft and very comfortable.

 

eBay

 

I also love to check out clothing on eBay as well. I personally love the prices that they have online. I've never had to return anything from them, so I'm not sure on how that will work other than what family and friends have told me. I've always had nothing, but good luck from them like I had with Amazon.

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Online Shopping

However, you will be able to find mens fitness aparel on here as well. And they have so much to choose from also. I love their prices on everything fitness wise. I always hook my dad up with fitness everything on his birthday, and he loves it. I always order a few outfits, so my dad never runs out. And we have found out that his fitness outfits last a long time from both Amazon and eBay as well. But don't just take my word. Look at the reviews that are online. Or even consider looking up online clothes stores that you could buy from that you haven’t tried before but have high quality fitness clothing. 

 

Target

Target is a little more expensive. However, their clothing is very well put together. They will last a long time so it is well worth the money that you will be paying.Not to mention that you will love all the fitness clothing that they will have for both men and women. It's always a good thing to buy an extra outfit just in case something happens to the first one that you purchase. Just in case you don't like one or one is damaged when you receive them. The good thing with Target is they are very friendly when you have to return anything. I know this personally because I've had to do it before. 

 

JCPenney

Another great place to check out is at JCPenney. They're always having great deals no matter what time of year it may be. This is a very friendly place to shop at. Not to mention that the staff is very friendly and so amazing to deal with. Plus they are always doing bundle savings which is amazing. And when you spend $50 you will save up to 20% on your entire purchase.

 

The Takeaway 

 

As you can see, there are a lot of great options for finding durable, trendy fitness male fitness clothes. However, if you don’t prefer the stores I mentioned, feel free to branch out and find some other great online clothing stores to buy fitness clothing for the man in your life. 

 

Lindsey Patterson

6 Areas Of Well-Being That Will Lead you to a Healthy Lifestyle

7 min read

Leading a healthy lifestyle is an essential component to having a great deal of vitality, self-sufficiency, and ensure a lengthy life span. There are several components to observe when looking to obtain health at the optimal level, and there are various key factors that play a role in maintaining it.

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The 6 Major Areas of Well-Being

 

There are 6 major key areas of an individual's health that need fulfillment in order for that person to be at their optimal health. These areas include: 



1. Physical Health

 

2. Mental Health

 

3. Emotional Health

 

4. Social Health

 

5. Environmental Health

 

6. Spiritual Health




  1. Physical

 

Physical health deals with the body on both an external and internal level. Different things can affect your physical health, be it the habits you keep, and the diet you maintain. Individuals who smoke for example increase their risk for lung cancer and other health ailments; and drinking can damage the liver in the long run. Those who decide not to abuse drugs and alcohol will not only have the health benefits of clear skin, and a sustaining youthful appearance, but also increased energy and life span.

 

Physical health also is dependent upon proper hygiene practices such as bathing and brushing the teeth. Failure to take care of the body hygienically may lead to parasitic conditions of the skin (bacterial infections, sores, fungus) and cause the body to develop quite painful conditions if neglected. This area of physical health calls for one to be responsible for the up-keeping of important medications, and follow ups issued by physicians. Taking the steps to protect oneself from health ailments is a crucial step in having great health. Sexual health is highly regarded when it comes to physical health if one is sexually active. Sexual health practices include using condoms, and proper sexual hygiene practices such as cleaning the genitals after intercourse. Maintaining proper overall physical health will ensure the greatest chances of preventing harmful health conditions that can start on the outer body and work its way into the interior.



  1. Spiritual



Spiritual health is an area that many are misinformed about, as well as not tuned into. Taking steps to ensure your spiritual health is satisfied will uplift you in a way that no drug can, and is an area that offers miracle healing to the entire body. Those who engage in keeping up with their spiritual health often pray, attend church, do yoga, practice meditation, speak affirmations, and partake in activities such as journalism and vision boards.

 

Spiritual health stems from specific moral and philosophical belief systems, and therefore does not directly correlate with religion. Being spiritual can simply mean believing in energy and tapping into the positive energy of others and the environment, and/or participating in high vibrational activities such as creative arts, listening to enjoyable music, or connecting with nature. Any pampering type of activity such as soaking in an Epsom salt bath, to heal n soothe the body, is a form of spiritual care that also serves as physical. The effects of having a solid system of practicing spirituality has a profound outcome on mood, and overall security and stability.




  1. Mental

 

Mental health is a very fragile topic, and many different aspects of general health may have an impact on mental health. This kind of health has to do with one's method in processing information. If there is an issue with one filtering information such as... (to be able to differentiate relevant from irrelevant, the ego from the core self), there may be issues that affect one's mental health. To be mentally healthy means to have a realistic outlook on life that is open minded.

 

Good mental health means not becoming so centered on your own opinions and belief systems that you get lost in them and lose sight of reality. Those with good mental health are far less likely to develop mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, or committing crimes, suicide, as well as having to take medications or self medicating. Mental health directly affects your confidence and ability to function independently as an adult. Taking care of the aspects of the remaining 5 areas of well being is the best way to sustain good mental health.




  1. Emotional Health

 

Emotional health is one's ability to express themselves in a healthy manner according to what they mentally perceive and feel. Emotional health is the mood of a person generally, and how they express that mood externally when interacting. Examples of good emotional health include habits like being able to engage in acts of affection...(such as kissing, hugging, and listening), and being able to reciprocate loving feelings.

 

Those individuals with good emotional health will know how to give love and receive it, to be nurturing and empathetic. This type of health reflects maturity and good mental health. Emotional and mental health go hand in hand.



  1.  Environmental

 

Environmental is a form of health that is underrated and often overlooked with regards to overall health. This category affects every form of health in all 6 categories of wellness. Environmental is the state of health developed in connection with the environment around you. To have great health requires healthy surroundings that are not just clean and peaceful, but that make you feel secure and at home. Heavily polluted areas and high traffic areas where there's a ton of noise and violence is not a good community for facilitating individuals with a stable mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

 

Environmental health plays a huge factor in a child's development with who they become. Broken homes and dysfunction in the childhood home can undergo a serious, and permanent damage on an individual's mind, which can alter the way they view the world. On the contrary, a well established environment will nurture you like a blossoming flower, enabling you to tackle the world. Environmental health doesn't just stop at childhood, the current environments in which you interact everyday plays a vital role in your mood and outlook on your past, present, and future. Staying away from environments that are toxic, the people in them, and/or moving out of such toxic environments, could be one of the best choices you can make for your overall well being.



  1. Social

 

Social health is the way one can interact with others on a social level. This is a very crucial part of developing a healthy lifestyle, as the world is full of people, therefore social interaction is a necessary ability that must be worked into one's daily routine. Good social health will enable you to communicate well with others and work together well. This type of health at the optimal level will propel you forward in the workplace, allowing you to climb many heights to higher status.





In conclusion, each 6 of these areas of health are an important focal point needed to achieve a healthy lifestyle, and each inadvertently affects and is related to the other. The benefits of conquering the quest for a healthy lifestyle will make you appreciate life, and the people surrounding you much more, offering you more enjoyment and fulfillment than one ever dreamed of achieving. In turn, individuals will reap a reward that will allow for healthy lifestyle choices, and adaptations, to be passed along for future generations to come.

 

Lindsey Patterson

How to Help With Pain Relief

4 min read

Do you suffer from body pains? Well there is not only a cream but many other types of CBD extractions that can help combat those terrible aches and pains. These products are THC free which means there will be no psychoactive effects. These effects are the ones that make the user feel "high". THC is one of many compounds found in cannabis. As research of cannabis becomes more accepted will not only teach us about the many other compounds that could have many benefits. One of those compounds that was found in study was CBD. Cannabidiol which is known as CBD is a compound in marijuana that helps reduce swelling, inflammation, and stress.

There are many benefits that CBD offers. From a medical standpoint it can help reduce epilepsy, neurologic disorders, diabetes, acne, anxiety, and depression. Also people suffering from smoking addiction can benefit from CBD. This amazing compound in cannabis or hemp plants can be broken down into various methods so that the body can ingest and begin attaching to the endocannabinoid system. Here is where it will attach and is connected to homeostasis, reduces pain sensation, and decreases inflammation. This thc free cbd oil is something that not only will help reduce pain but will help keep the body in equilibrium.

There are many forms in which you can intake cbd. The first is with cbd oils. These oils are applied to the skin and absorbed by the blood the stream. This is great for osteoarthritis and sports inflammation. This is a very effective way to relieve pain.

Another way to intake cbd is by pill capsules. These capsules are designed to enter the digestive system and then later be absorbed by the bloodstream. This is also a very effective way to relieve pain. This is great to combo with oils and creams. By doing this it will give an internal and external layer. By doing this it will help reduce pain that is very strong.

There are also edibles of all kinds. From gummies, to tea's, candy, and water. The tea's are great for people who enjoy a hot cup of tea while also getting vitamins. CBD helps with the body with many things. It has many effects that vitamins offer. It strengthens the immune system in a powerful way. The gummies and candy are for those consumers that have a sweet tooth. These gummies and candies taste magnificent.

CBD has many great aspects that help reduce inflammation and pain. The way it acts within the endocannabinoid system is something marvelous. That helps not only combat soreness but also keeps the body in a more equal state. It can help reduce hypertension and lower pulse. CBD is a great medical tool that Shaman has perfected. All their products are grown organically and the hemp is by far the best in the United States. The products are always pure. The pain tolerance that will be noted will be amazing. Many people who suffer from osteoarthritis will feel relief by using some type of cbd product. CBD can help many people who suffer from overall stress and body aches. It can help calm and clear the mind to help think positively. How cbd has been developing will continue to grow because this amazing compound can help relieve pains without having to intoxicate. Many people use THC or alcohol to reduce pains but it alters their mind. Especially younger individuals need to stay away from that because it can affect a developing brain terribly. CBD has been used since the Native Americans and was used to help combat pain and aches.

Lindsey Patterson

Ways to Stay Active with Your Friends

4 min read

Staying active and living a healthy lifestyle can be very hard to accomplish especially if you are a person who is constantly busy and who has a hectic schedule every day. It is not always easy to begin too baby hope your lifestyle because making this change requires you to develop good habits and this is not always the easiest thing to do. A great way for you to be able to live a healthier lifestyle and remain active is to have friends that will keep you accountable. Here are some great ways that you can stay active with your friends.

 

Great Ways to Remain Active with Your Friends:

 

1.) A great way for you to remain active with your friends is by creating a crew aware you will exercise. Having an exercise room can keep all of you guys accountable and can help motivate and inspire you wait to work out regularly. Most of the time, people are not able to go through with their fitness journey because they have no one to keep them accountable, and no one to inspire them or motivate them to keep on going. If you join and exercising group, you will all be able to help each other reach the fitness goals that you guys are trying to accomplish. Going on a simple walk to the park you can be a great way for you and your friends to get a good workout in. A good walk at the park will be able to provide you and your friends we got amount of time to catch up on your lives, and it will also be able to give you guys the opportunity to burn some calories all at the same time.

 

2.) Another great way that you can remain active with your friends is by joining a swimming class together. If you join a pool finance class, you as well fill be able to enjoy swimming and working out all at the same time. Swimming is known to be one of the most enjoyable exercises. It is an exercise that is very enjoyable because it does not even feel like you are exercising at all. This can be a great way to relax with your friends while at the same time get your workout in. There are many different swim classes available depending on where you live. All you have to do is do a little bit of research to find the best swimming classes that aren’t available near your area.

 

3.) Joining a dance class can also be a great way for you to remain active with your friends. And dancing can also be very fun and enjoyable. It is known to be very fun and enjoyable especially if you have a passion for music for dancing. There are also a wide variety of dancing classes that provide childcare services so that you can take your child in and have peace of mind that they are being taken care of properly. This can also be a great way for you and your friends to get the necessary amount of workout done without having to constantly worry about your children.

 

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The Bottom Line

 

Exercising is not always the funnest thing to do. However, if you have friends that are encouraging you and it’s for you to get food you will all be able to accomplish your fitness goals together. Working out is definitely something that is very important in order to live a healthy, happy and a long life. It is necessary that you are getting enough exercise to make sure that your health is in good condition. 

Lindsey Patterson

The Many Benefits of Vitamin E

3 min read

Making sure that you are eating enough vitamins and minerals is something that is very important in order to live a healthy lifestyle. A great way for you to live a healthy lifestyle is by making sure that you are consuming enough vitamin E. Vitamin E is known to have very many positive benefits that can impact the way that you feel and the way that you live. Here are some benefits that come with consuming vitamin E.

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Everything You Need to Know 

 

1.) A great benefit that comes with vitamin E is that it helps to moisturize the skin. Moisturizing the skin is something that is important because the skin is the largest organ in the body. Making sure that it is hydrated and smoke and hope you feel a lot better about the way that you look in the way that you feel.

 

2.) Another great benefit that comes with vitamin E is that it is known to help heal the wounds. There have been many research studies done that have concluded that vitamin D supplements are great when it comes to promoting healing in the world. A great way for you to be able to consume vitamin E is by consuming products from the heal-n-soothe company. These products are known to have vitamin E and they will be able to help you heal muscles or any ones that you may have in the body.

 

3.) Vitamin E also prevents itchy skin and helps prevent skin cancer. In a recent study that was done, they were able to conclude that vitamin E can help prevent developing some sort of skin cancer. Usually, skin cancer develops when the individual is exposed to the sun without protection. It is always recommended that if you are going to be outdoors for a long period of time, that you are making sure that you are using sunblock. Sunblock has vitamin E and it is known to help protect your skin. If you suffer from a specific skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, putting vitamin E oil on your skin can make a huge difference. It can definitely help you feel less itchy and it can also help you from breaking out into hives. Having any type of skin condition can be hard to deal with.

 

4.) If you have a lot of scars on your skin, a great way to diminish the appearance of them is by using vitamin E oil. You will be able to find vitamin E oil in specific products that are related to skin care. For many people, having visible scars can be an insecurity and this is why taking the necessary steps to help them feel better is important. If you or someone you know is trying to get rid of scars, recommending them to use vitamin e oil can help them see the difference that they have been trying to achieve.

 

Taking care of your body and taking care of your skin are two very important things that are necessary if you were trying to feel better and look better. Vitamin E has many different benefits on the skin, and it can really help you alleviate any type of itching symptoms, eczema symptoms and psoriasis symptoms that you may be experiencing. It is recommended that you do your own research and that you consult with the doctor before you try out any products. 

Lindsey Patterson

5 Ways to Say "No" When Someone Wants to Borrow Your New Car

4 min read

A new car is something special, and if you're like most people, you'd be pretty hesitant to lend it to someone, even a close friend or family member. Thankfully, there are ways to say "no" when someone asks to borrow your car without appearing rude, ungrateful, or mean. Let's go over some of these ways to tell people that you don't want them borrowing your new car.

 

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1. Explain Why

 

One of the most powerful tricks in psychology is that of explaining your reasoning. This works both when trying to convince someone to do something, as well as when telling them why they can't do something. If you give someone a reason for what you're doing, they're nearly ten times as likely to comply.

 

In the case of someone wanting to borrow your Porsche, Toyota Tacoma, Crossover suv, or other vehicle, make sure you have a good reason to back up your decision not to let them. Think about it so that when the time comes your reasoning sounds legit, not like some made up answer off the top of your head. This should get them to stop bugging you about it.

 

2. The Insurance Excuse

 

Depending on how your insurance works, letting someone else borrow your car can be one of the worst decisions you could ever make. If your insurance doesn't cover the person asking to borrow your car, let them know that you simply aren't willing to take the risk. If they still nag you after telling them this, then you'll probably need to be more forceful with them.

 

If for some reason you're going to be riding with the other person when they want to borrow your car, they may use the excuse that if an accident happens that you can switch seats with them. This is a bad idea for many reasons, and may even constitute insurance fraud in some cases. In other words, don't do it.

 

3. Lend Them Money

 

This is a preemptive strategy but you'll find that it works wonders in your life when it comes to getting people to stop asking your for favors, including borrowing your car. Lend someone money, and if they don't pay it back, you don't owe them anything ever again. It's the perfect excuse.

 

Think about it. The next time someone asks to borrow your car and they still owe you money, just tell them that they still owe you, so you aren't going to loan them anything, not even your car. Just remember that they might get desperate and pay you back the money when they ask to borrow your car, so be ready with another excuse if this happens.

 

4. Be Prepared for Dirty Psychological Tactics

 

When people want something from you they will use all kinds of psychology to get it. Maybe they'll try and guilt you into loaning them your car, maybe they'll remind you of times they helped you in the past, or maybe they'll come up with some kind of sob story.

 

It doesn't matter. Don't let anyone trick you with all this psychology stuff. If you don't want to lend them your car, don't let any of this get to you. Even if you do owe the person for kindness they've shown you in the past, it doesn't mean that this is the way to repay them. Don't let anyone get in your head, it's your car and you don't have to loan it to anyone.

 

5. Be Assertive

 

Some people are really persistent when they want to borrow your car, and you have to get tough with them. Tell them firmly that you aren't loaning your car no matter what they say. If they won't back down, use more aggressive language, and tell them to cut it out. Let them know how annoying they're being, and tell them to stop bugging you. If that fails, raise your voice if you have to, and let them know that you're the boss when it comes to your car.

 

Don't Be Intimidated

 

In the end it's your car and you can do what you want with it. Just be aware that some people may attempt to intimidate you into letting you borrow it through emotional abuse, status, and other dirty tactics. Don't give in. Stay strong and remember that anyone who doesn't respect your decision not to loan your car isn't really your friend anyway.

Lindsey Patterson

How to Keep School Kids Safe and Happy

4 min read

School is definitely something that is very important for all children to be a part of and to attend on a day-to-day basis. However, not many students enjoy school, and some are not very happy to be a part of it. Here are some great ways that you can start implementing so that your child start incorporating more into the school environment.

How to keep school kids safe and happy all year long:

1.) A great way for you to start helping out your child in school has been making sure that you are a big part of their education. It is very important that you are involved in the child’s learning because this shows that you care about them and their educational goals. Great way for you to show your children that you are involved in their education is making sure that you are attending all meetings and conferences. If your child sees that you are involved in conferences or meetings, this can be a great way to help your child become more motivated, inspired and encouraged to do your best in school. This can also be a great way for you to get to know his or her classmates and his or her teachers. If you have a good relationship with your child’s teachers, this can be a great way for you guys to work as a team to help ensure that your child is up to date in their educational goals.

2.) Another great way for you to keep your child safe and happy in school has been making sure that You try your best to make sure that your child has everything that he or she needs for school. A great way to do this is by making a list of all of the necessities that your child with me throughout the school year. One very important thing that a lot of schools are starting to implement for school uniforms. Making sure that you find the correct boys school uniform can help ensure that your child feels better, safer and a lot more excited to attend school in the first place. It is also important for you to check in with the teachers to make sure that you get your child everything that he or she will need throughout the school year. Some of the most common types of tools back here she will be using or, for example, markers, crayons, scissors, pencils and paper as well.

3.) Being involved in your child’s school can also help you be more informed on the after school activities at the school has to offer. It is important that you know the interest in the dislike of your child. This will be able to help you better find an after school activity that your child would like to be a part of. If your child is part of an after school activity, he or she will start to feel a lot more excited attending school because they will be able to be a part of a group. Checking in with your child can also make a huge difference. It is important that you were taking the necessary amount of time to check in with your child one on one. During this time, you will be able to learn more about what your child likes and dislikes about attending school.

All of the above or grade methods and ways that you can help ensure that your child is safe and happy during school hours. School is definitely something that is very important for all children to attend and be a part of, and hoping to make the transition can be a great way to incorporate the school environment to your child.

Lindsey Patterson

Ways To Get Your Kids To Hang Out At Home

4 min read

There are different ways to get your kids to hang out at home. You can also talk to them about what they want to do while they are at home. Some weekends you can even let friends come over. With younger kids like my daughter who is only five, it's very easy. Now my son who is twelve that's a big difference. We talk about the things he wants to do at home. So we have set down and talked. He loves to have friends come over which that's fine with me. Which, I am very happy with that I would rather have my kids at home than anyplace else. This way, I know my kids are safe.

 

So if you're anything like me, then you want your kids to be at home where it is safe. When we have my son's friends over, we watch TV. We All love horror movies. It's so much fun to be in a room full of teenagers, and they get scared and scream. They are always coming back for more. They want to watch horror movies. We also pop our own homemade popcorn. They love our home theater screen size TV. It's better than going to the movies. When the kids get tired of popcorn then we will make our own homemade pizza. The kids who come over love the fact that we make our own homemade food. I also love the fact that I am saving money while my kids have a great time.

 

We will order pizza once every three months for something new and different. Even now that all the kids are teenagers they still love board games. Along with many other games. My daughter and I will play also. It's so funny when I wake up at two am and see the kids still playing. Then I'll ask would y'all like to play on the computer? Then everyone will rush to the computer room. Always look to the computer room. Always look to make sure they are age-appropriate. Never let them play any game other than there age. Always make sure that it's okay with the other moms as well. My son has one friend who's not allowed to play anything except for board games. His mom has never told me the reason why.

 

I always respect everyone, so I stick with that. This way, the kids are always allowed back to my home. If the kids are not playing on the computer, then they are on the Xbox. Inside mini golf is so much fun. And very cheap to make. You just use what you have. Everyone of my son's friends was shocked by that. I always pick the one in my bedroom to use for my golf course. My daughter picks her bedroom. She doesn't have to do anything because it already looks like a golf course.

 

My son and his friends pick the kitchen. Just so they can make an exploding volcano. But as I have said before it's cheap and so much fun. And we love bingo we make our own everything that we need. We don't use balls, we draw cards instead. We can't find the actual bingo game or even the set, so we made our own. It's still so much fun. I do try to stay away from video games some. I always win at bingo. The kids love to play, which makes me very happy. Hide and seek is so much fun for everyone. Even I play with the kids sometimes we will play outside. But the house has the best hiding places. My daughter loves to hide in the cabinets. My son loves to hide in the closet. I love to hide in the shower. My son's friends are really good at hide and seek they hide everywhere. They never hide in the same place. But it is very hard to find them at times. I'll get scared at times and tell them to come out, or you will be going home.