I want more out of life!

by Guni Blohm Self Improvement, Kids and Teens
The empty nest. He has only just turned 19, and now he is moving away from home and into his own appartment with his girlfriend. He is my youngest child and now I am sitting here, left alone in a house with too many rooms for one person! I have been a single mom for 17 years, managing everything for my two kids. Juggeling parenting, school, homework, sports, music classes, pets, full time job, rebuilding and old house, social arrangements and coping ...
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How to Create a Balanced Life

by Paula & Michael Sgarbossa Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Each one of you reading this will have a different idea of what you want life to look like and what would be your definition of a balanced lifestyle. It all depends on what is important to you and makes you feel fulfilled.  Is it lots of family time with your kids, is it having the time and energy to run a 10K or is it having a good balance of work fulfillment plus time with your friends and family? ...
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Are you tired of just existing & want to get out there & live?

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Good Morning it’s Monday When you woke up this morning, what was the first thing that you did? A) Did you pull the duvet back over your head and dread the day/ week ahead!! or B) Did you jump out of bed, feeling great and sang "Oh what a beautiful Morning"! If you answered B then well done and keep it up, (we will look at how further on) but I can guess that if you have read this far, you answered A. How I started my ...
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Creating Memories Through Camping

by Linda Mountford Recreation and Sports, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
As a mother of three daughters and a grandmother to two boys, come the school holidays, it's always been a challenge as to how to keep them occupied. Yes there are theme parks that can give you thrills a minute, and yes there are science museums that you can interact with displays and get static in your hair, but these are soon over and the cries of "I'm bored" are never far away. With my daughters all grown up, it is ...
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7 Ways To Bring Out The Inner Child In You

by Linda Mountford Relationships, Recreation and Sports, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
We all need to let our inner child play out once in awhile. Doing some fun activities that we probably haven't done since we were a child. Then we can come back and re-focus with renewed energy and vigour. Ready to take on the world!  Here are 7 ways you can do that; Paddle in the sea Even if you've got long trousers on. Let them get wet. Stop being so sensible! Look how children love running along the shore edge chasing the ...
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Whos path do you follow?

by Anette Samuelsson Home Based Business, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Do you follow your parent's path?  Have you been raised to go to school, get good degrees and a good job?  Which path do you teach your children to take? Do you raise them to go to school, get good degrees and a good job?  Are you on the right path, or should you be anywhere else?  What is a GOOD JOB? Is it to work much, have time in queues, be tired, miss your children's progress, first step, first word, first day in school? Is ...
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How will my child manage in University/College? 5 Essential nutrition and life skills for academic success.

by Kimberly Kipp Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
You've done your parental homework, you've selected the best school, and a program with promise. Soon they will be off, into the culture of school away from home. The emotions and worry fly. Will they be organized, safe, and responsible? Basic life skills such as sleep, hygiene and feeding themselves now become a concern. You, as a parent, know that these basic life skills will be important to support other pressures that will unfold. Deadlines, organization, communication, social skills, and relationships.  Here ...
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A New Tradition, Homemade Pizza and Movie

by Naomi Zwaal Food and Drink, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
We have just started a new tradition in our house on a Saturday - we have pizza and a movie. Lucas has always loved pizza - particularly pepperoni pizza! Ordering take away pizza every week can be very expensive, even for just two people. So I decided that for this tradition we were not going to order our pizza but make our own - together. Lucas loves helping to make his own pizza and the recipe I use has no yeast in ...
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Freedom to Embrace Gratitude

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Kids and Teens, Pets
Is gratitude one of the latest and greatest buzzwords or is it real?  So much is said about gratitude, Opera Winfrey spoke about keeping a gratitude journal on her show for many years; according to Greater Good Magazine research has proven that gratitude improves our mental health; Conscious Lifestyle Magazine published an article titled "The Health Benefits of Gratitude - 6 Scientifically Proven Ways Being Grateful Rewires Your Brain + Body for Health".  These results came up for me on ...
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Is Delayed Gratification the Holy Grail of Success?

by Travis Sleighter Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Kids and Teens
   What is all of this talk about delayed gratification being the holy grail of success?  Yesterday, I was at the grocery store and saw this kid who wanted some sweets.  When the Mom said no that’s only for special occasions, the kid proceeded to throw himself on the ground kicking, screaming and crying.  Do you indulge the child because he is making a scene and you're embarrassed?  To Have it now or later that is the question. In the late ...
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To Nursery or not to Nursery?

by Naomi Zwaal Home Based Business, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Do I put my child into nursery and go back to work full time? At what age is it appropriate for a child to be in nursery? Will this damage them? Is there any other option? All these questions go through every parent's mind at some point. It can be so hard for parents who rely on two incomes to keep the house running, to decide what is best to do for their family. Some mothers can't wait to get back ...
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We Need an Education System That Excites Students

by Luci Perry Computers and Technology, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
Somewhere between primary and secondary school students are losing interest. They go to school to receive an education but does not provide individual development or real learning. We need an education system that excites students.  How powerful would the education system be if we had kids who are excited and inspired in learning and a teacher who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can be? Lately, I ...
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True Leadership

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Kids and Teens
We are all called to lead, whether it's just ourselves, in our home with our family, in the workplace, in a social group, in a sports team, schools - leadership is needed everywhere.  It is said that the world needs leaders now more than ever before.  Don't take my word for it, just take a look around you - are you inspired by the leaders surrounding you?  In your family, work space, let's take it up a notch, in the ...
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Usije kurithishwa Utawala

by Benno Mwitumba Arts and Entertainment, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Kama Ugali wa ulezi ni afya basi kasheshe yake utaiona pale utakapo enda faraghani ndio somo kubwa nilijifunza, na nikakomaza mikono hadi leo ina malenge lenge... Ilikuwa mwaka mmoja tulipokubwa na njaa kijijini kwenye familia yetu, akili ya kuomba ilisinyaa kabisa, ndipo nikamwambia Baba wenzetu wanapataje chakula sisi tukose? Kuwa mtoto wa mwisho kuna hatari yake, wenzangu wote kipindi hicho wapo mijini, ndio Mzee Kadenge na Mimi Kadenge mdogo, tulipozaam msituni na kazi kubwa huko ilikuwa ni kukata msitu na ...
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How To Escape Education's Death Valley by Sir Ken Robinson

by Luci Perry News and Society, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
It is always a pleasure to listen to Sir Robinson, and in this TED talks, he addresses the importance of the necessary reforms of the educational system.  He speaks about teaching, learning and the three principles on which human life flourishes. He also discusses how the education system in Finland has achieved success and how we can create a climate of possibilities.  You will find his talk quite inspiring and entertaining. Enjoy! With much appreciation, Luci
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How Digital Technology Has Changed Education?

by Luci Perry Computers and Technology, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
Is digital technology revolutionising the face of schools and education on a global scale? Why are more and more students choosing to use online learning as the method of instruction? Thanks to the advancement in mobile and cloud technologies, teachers and educators have started making considerable changes to the classroom learning structure to keep up with the new digital trends in education.  Parents and their children are choosing online schools more and more. Educators are vitally aware of how significant the involvement of families ...
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A Simple Tool To Help Train Your Emotions

by Maddy Lawrence Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Do you have those moments where you feel as though you have no control over your anger? Here's the deal; you cannot control external circumstances but you can control the way you respond.  It is normal to feel frustrated and angry, but you have a choice, and using the 5 Second rule will help you to respond in a more controlled way.  The 5 Second Rule is an incredible tool that can help with all kinds of situations.  I love this video, Mel Robbins ...
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Siku Niliyojitafakari na Kujipangia Malengo

by Benno Mwitumba Business, Computers and Technology, Internet and Businesses Online, Real Estate, Communications, Kids and Teens
Kwenye familia zetu za ki Africa, Sherehe ni kitu muhimu sana, kwa kijiji chetu, sherehe ni sehemu ambayo mtu atajulikana umuhimu wake, na namna anavyokubalika katika jamii.  Wazee wengi hujipima namna wanavyokubalika katika Jamiii kupitia heshima wanayopewa wakati wa sherehe.  Ilikuwa mwaka 1994 ambapo ndugu wa jirani wa Mama yangu mzazi, waliazimisha sherehe ya miaka 30 ya ndoa, ndipo walipoandaaa Meza kuu iitwayo High table....   Kwa utaratibu wa kawaida, ndugu wa jirani kama kaka, dada na mama hukaa kwenye meza kuu kama ndugu ...
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My Mum, My Inspiration

by Naomi Zwaal Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Today the 26th May 2018 would have been my Mum's 63rd Birthday. My Mum died five years ago after a very long battle with breast cancer, which lasted 10 years of her life. She never let it get to her though, she handled each step of the way with dignity and strength, right up to her last hours on earth. She was a true inspiration to me and to many people she came in contact with. She is in fact ...
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Three Tips to Start Beating Loneliness

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, News and Society, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Scientists say that loneliness is as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, as dangerous as obesity and increases the likelihood of an early death by 26%.  If you are lonely this is the last thing you want to hear, but I'm not saying this to alarm you. If you are experiencing loneliness it is important to start taking steps towards feeling better and I will share with you some simple tips to get you started. People tend to think that if ...
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