Showing posts with label Family and Personal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family and Personal. Show all posts

Thursday, October 11, 2018

How to Help Your Kids Fall in Love with Nature

How to Help Your Kids Fall in Love with Nature

When raising your family in this day and age, it can often feel as though technology is taking over your young children’s lives. With smartphones and games consoles, it can be all too easy for kids to forget the really important things, like experiencing nature and playing outside that make childhood truly wonderful and enriched. As a parent, it is then your job to instill an appreciation for the natural world within your kids and find creative ways of getting them engaged with wildlife and taking some time away from being glued to various screens. You might be finding it difficult to think of things to do, so this handy guide will give you so sure-fire ideas on how to get started and get your kids excited to get outside.

Seeing it first hand
One of the best ways of getting your child interested in nature is to plunge them straight into it. You can do so by researching some good rural places to visit that have lots of wildlife to see and then follow some advice for planning the first hike with your kids to make sure the trip is a success. A really simple but important point is always to make sure your kids are warm, fed, and dry on a hike, so ensure you invest in high-quality gear, check the weather, and bring lots of snacks and drinks to keep energy levels high. Another important point is, in order to help your child get excited about the upcoming hike, allow them to help plan it with you. Helping choose the destination, the route you will take, and even something seemingly small like packing their own bag will help them to build up the anticipation for getting into the wild.

A great American past time
If you have young children, taking them hunting might need to wait until they are a little bit older, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy going out and finding majestic game together. On the Outdoor Wilds website, you will be able to find useful equipment such as trail cameras that can help you and your kids track animals around the forests and see some amazing sights like deer skipping through woodland. Investing in something like a trail camera is a great way of making yourself commit to getting your children into the outdoors and fostering a lifelong love with nature.

Eye in the sky
One idea to try out if your kids need to be eased into the strenuous physical activity that hiking and hunting demands is bird watching. There is lots of online advice about how to bird watch for beginners. By getting your child into this activity, it will help them develop a love for the outside world that will, in turn, help to motivate them to be more active and enjoy walking and running in the lush landscapes.

Giving your kids the tools to begin to love nature is a lifelong gift and one which will follow them throughout their life. Who knows; the joy they find in nature, they could then pass to future generations!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

8 Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage

8 Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage

You might have thought that the “honeymoon phase” of marriage was just some made up nonsense, but it turns out it’s real! Humans have known about it since biblical times. In ancient Israel, the army would not conscript men for the first year of their marriage because of it.

Depending on the individuals involved, the honeymoon stage can last for between six months and two years after the couple have said: “I do.” When it ends, most of us will begin to ask that age-old question of how do we put the spice back into our marriages?

There is no shame in that because it is something that virtually every couple ponders at some point in married life. If it’s happening to you at the minute, then read on for these eight fun ways to spice up your marriage.

Spend Time in Each Other’s Company
The demands of having kids to look after and jobs to hold down can severely impact on our ability to socialize. As a result, some of us will spend that limited free time seeing our friends as opposed to our partners. After all, we live with and see our partners everyday whereas we only get to see our close friends once every couple of weeks.

Living together isn’t socializing though. Spending time with your partner sat in front of the television watching late night talk shows isn’t what you need. If you want to spice up your marriage, head out for a night on the town together or meet up for a lunch date during the week. Proper time with your partner spent socializing, laughing and loving, away from the monotony of the house and daily routine will soon spice up your marriage.

Change the Record
Nothing douses water on the flames of a marriage like moaning. We’ve all got complaints about work, carpooling or the kids but does your partner really need to bear the brunt of your frustrations on that front?

No is the answer. Sure, you might want to talk about the day you’ve had but leave the complaints at the door by changing the record. You could start by telling your partner one of America’s funniest jokes to get them laughing or talk about an upcoming birthday or vacation. Discussing something positive can be a great start to lifting the mood in your marriage.

Ditch the Distractions
In 2017, the average American spent 86 hours a month on their smartphone. Just imagine what you could do to spice up your marriage if you spent even half of that time with your partner instead!

Turn one night a week into a technology-free evening. Shutdown the smartphone and flick off Facebook to spend some quality time with each other. By giving each other your undivided attention away from the distractions of modern-day life, you can talk, listen and look into each other’s eyes for hours – and who knows where that eye contact might lead?

Allow Yourself to be in the Mood
All newlyweds know that a night of passion can do wonders for your well-being and relationship. That is something that, for one reason or another, we can forget as our marriage goes on. Reigniting that passion will help to spice up your marriage and it can have other unintended benefits, such as helping you to sleep more soundly and relieving stress, which are both problems that can place a strain on a marriage.

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Be Spontaneous
Married life can be one of routine, and that can lead to feelings of boredom. If you always know that Friday night is movie night, the prospect of going to the cinema can lose its excitement. Throw away the micromanaging of every aspect of your life and go with the flow.

If a movie that you like the look of catches your eye at 6 pm on a Monday, go and see it at 7 pm. If there’s no food in the house, then forget that you are only meant to eat out on a Saturday and head out to a swanky restaurant for dinner. When you’ve finished dinner, you could be truly naughty and go on for a drink afterwards. Being spontaneous creates excitement and excitement will spice up your marriage.

Spend a Day Saying Yes
Don’t let your partner know you are doing this, but spend an entire day saying “Yes” to whatever they want. Not only will it make them happier to be doing the things that they want to be doing, but it should also make you happier knowing that you are doing everything in your power to please them.

Happy people make for a spicier relationship!

Show Some Appreciation
When couples first get hitched, showering each other with love and appreciation was a given. If your partner took on one of the most boring household chores, chances are you’d thank them and truly appreciate the fact that you didn’t have to do it.

With the passage of time, however, we can begin to take for granted that they’re out there cutting the grass again or cleaning the oven. Showing appreciation for what your partner does with a simple “thank you” will make them feel rewarded and happier.

Look Through Your Wedding Photos
If you are wanting to rekindle the love and passion that was there when you first got married, then what better way than reminding yourself of the day it happened? Dig out all those photos and videos of the day and talk through what you thought and felt with your partner.

A trip down memory lane will help you to remember how spicy your marriage was in the beginning and it can help you rediscover why you fell in love in the first place. You won’t find those sorts of feelings or special memories anywhere else!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Male Enhancement Supplements and your Sex Drive

Male Enhancement Supplements and your Sex Drive

You may be experiencing a decreased libido, or sex drive, and wondering why. The amount of libido you have determines how much you are interested in sexual relations and how actively you pursue them, so keeping your sex drive in a typical range with male enhancement pills is highly recommended. 

A lowered sex drive can be caused by a variety of factors including a medical or mental health condition, aging, or distance growing between you and your partner. All of these can be changed or improved, except for aging, through many different avenues. But, how can a male enhancement supplement help you?

First, let’s begin with aging. As you age, your body begins to produce less testosterone. Not only does testosterone fuel sperm production it also plays a role in your libido. Male enhancement supplements can stimulate your body to produce more testosterone, which can also positively affect your mood, sexual satisfaction, and ability to retain hair and build muscle mass. These benefits are great as you age.

If a medical or mental health condition is causing your lowered sex drive, you can contact your physician or psychiatrist to help you handle these conditions. One mental health condition that can easily remove your sex drive is depression. After talking with your mental health care worker, you may begin therapy to handle this illness. Male enhancement supplements have a history of boosting mood, so they may help with symptoms of depression.

If distance between you and your partner is an issue, couples therapy can assist both of you. In addition, a male enhancement supplement may increase your sexual drive, lower your stress, and, as mentioned before, boost your mood. All of these may combine to improve your relationship immensely.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Top 5 Tips to Choosing Your Wedding Photographers

The Top 5 Tips to Choosing Your Wedding Photographers

Getting married is a pretty big deal to most people and like most big deals, you want to get great pictures to remember them by. Seeing as you only want to get married once, there’s a lot of pressure on getting those moments captured exactly right, with everyone (especially the bride and groom) looking good in that wedding album! Unfortunately, despite the large number of photographers there seem to be, somehow the process of finding the right one for your wedding can be quite stressful.

However, there are a few simple things you can do to help make sure that you choose right!

1. Choose a style and stick to it
Understand the style of photography you are looking for, before you begin your hunt. Choosing the style you’re after should be among the top things on your wedding planning to-do list. Knowing the kind of pictures you want taken at your wedding will help you narrow down your search to a smaller pool of photographers, making the process much simpler. If you’re uncertain about what style you’re going for – do a ton of research and shortlist some photographs you like. Keep these in mind while looking through portfolios to help you pick out a style suited to yours.

2. Pay attention to their techniques
Now, when you’re flipping through photo albums and you have a set style in mind, make sure you pay attention to the execution too. A style is just the idea behind the photograph, but what truly makes a photograph is a lot more. Pay attention to the angle, composition, framing, and the creativity. Take note of the attention to detail and how well they capture the important and key moments.

3. Read the reviews and recommendations
Most (if not all) photographers will either have a website or a social media account. Look through the reviews left behind by customers and their experiences with them. Additionally, if you haven’t already - ask your friends and relatives about good photographers they can vouch for.

4. Compare the rates and offers
Different photographers give different rates for their services, and offer various packages. Once you’ve narrowed down a few photographers according to the style you’re after and your budget, compare their rates and the packages they offer. For example, photographer A gives you a lower price for the service but photographer B gives you a higher price for a service that includes wedding photo albums and prints. Compare the value of each offer and choose the one that suits you best.

5. The post-production scene
Before hiring a photographer, make sure you have an accurate understanding of how long the post-production is likely to take. This depends entirely on how comfortable you are with waiting. The average photographer is likely to make you wait a month or so until you get the final pictures. Be very clear on what your needs are and what you would expect in case of delays.

We hope these tips can help you choose your wedding photographers! You can read this article for other tips to choose wedding photographers.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

What Makes A Woman Undateable?

What Makes A Woman Undateable?

undateable woman

Let's talk about some things that makes a woman undateable and see how you like it. At least that's what Billie Jean said.

What makes a woman undateable? Our friends from Loveawake dating site put together the list of 18 signs you really are “the undateable girl,” and how to fix it.

1. She's a vegan: Sorry, I like a gal who can polish off a T-bone or, at the very least, half a chicken.

2. She doesn't like Office Space: Get out. Now.

3. She has a voice like Harvey Fierstein.

4. You ask her if she likes Led Zeppelin, and she replies, "Who's he?" (This happened to me.)

5. She constantly slams people behind their backs.

6. "Thomas Kinkade is so awesome!"

7. She refuses to sing or dance because she's terrible at both. Who cares? Live a little.

8. Two words: Drama. Queen.

9. She's never done any kind of manual labor. Daddy always hired people for that.

10. She doesn't laugh at your jokes.

11. Her favorite authors are Nicholas Sparks and Stephenie Meyer.

12. She goes to the beach but never gets in the water. Ever.

13. She carries a little dog with her everywhere.

14. The word vagina freaks her out. I had a co-worker who was like this. Another woman said vagina in a staff meeting and I thought this chick's head was gonna explode. "Ewwww!" she said. "Don't say that!" Which naturally made everyone start saying it to her all the time.

15. She feeds her cat on a dinner plate and puts a sprig of parsley on top like that commercial.

16. She doesn't like ice cream.

17. She won't wear jeans. Ever.

18. She's always perfectly waxed/shaved down there. Aw come on, let the thing get disreputable sometimes. We won't kick you out of bed for having a little winter growth.

Okay, that's enough for now. I could come up with more, but the truth is, I don't really believe one single thing can make a person undateable. So settle down, all you offended vegans and Twilight fans and fancy cat-feeders. None of us is perfect, and if we started ruling people out because of clothes they wear or music they like or words they can't spell, we'd run out of dating options pretty quickly.

Our flaws and foibles and bad taste make us human. They also highlight the beauty of real affection: we delight in the things we like about partners, and overlook the things we don't. It's what makes love interesting, don't you think? I do.

So, like my list, the Undateable book is a lark and meant to be fun -- or at least we hope. Sadly, we've all known people so critical and picky that no one was good enough for them. If I could say something to those people, it would be this: you suck, and if I ever make a real dating deal-breaker list -- which I won't, but if I did -- you'll be number one. Except then I'd be just like you, wouldn't I? So I'd have to put me on my own list.

Wait. What? I'm so confused.