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Surprising Things That Could Help Your Kids To Develop Faster

Surprising Things That Could Help Your Kids To Develop Faster

Kids tend to develop at their own rate, and you definitely shouldn’t rush them. Just because you know a child who is slightly more advanced than your own, doesn’t mean that they need to hurry up or that they are behind. That being said, the following things could help your kids to develop at a faster pace:

Music Lessons

 

Giving your child music lessons, even while they are young, can make your kid advance faster in the classroom. Music lessons in their own time can be a brilliant hobby for them, and kids tend to pick up these things faster than adults do.

Music lessons can also help aging – your child doesn’t need to worry about this yet, but it’ll certainly be a bonus when they grow up. They’ll thank you when they look and feel half their age! If you’d like to experience the benefits of feeling younger, maybe you could have lessons together?

 

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Exercise

 

Some people tend to think that you can either be fit or smart, not both. This isn’t true at all! True fitness experts are seriously intelligent, and many can explain the science behind the way the body works. Exercise will improve the part of the brain that focuses on memory and learning by 30%, so you can expect your child to do better at school when they are active. Not only that, kids learn words 20% faster when they are fit. Any sport or exercise will do, but obstacle course planning could be a good choice. As your kids think about their next move, they will be forced to organize their thoughts faster.

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Getting A Dog

Getting a dog can have a ton of different benefits for children. By getting them to take on certain tasks, such as applying their Frontline flea and tick medication, they’ll feel a sense of responsibility. They’ll also reduce stress, feel happier, and become healthier in general. The benefits are too vast to ignore!

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Reading With Your Kids

It’s normal to read to your kids, but do you read with your kids? Reading with your kids rather than just letting them look at the pictures is much better for them. This helps them to better build their reading skills and improve literacy, so they should become a whizz at literature in the classroom. They may also improve their spelling, communication, and the list goes on.

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Making Believe

All kids love to make believe, but you should definitely encourage it more. By pretending to be somebody else or making up a play, they must stay in the role of somebody else, which needs flexible thinking as they adapt to situations and different emotions. Make sure you’re enthusiastic about watching the plays they put on for you!

Make sure you encourage your kids to do the things here, and you won’t believe how much it speeds up their development. People might even comment and say that they are advanced for their age. Leave your own thoughts on this below. Come back soon!

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Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

Keep Earning Even While You’re Pregnant

Keep Earning Even While You’re Pregnant

 If you are pregnant, chances are you’re going to take maternity leave from your job. Maternity leave is granted to every expectant mother by law, although when you can start to take it differs from person to person. The time you spend off from your job while pregnant can be a great time to relax and prepare for your upcoming arrival – after all, there’s so much to get in order before your due date arrives! But for many expectant mothers, it can also be a boring and lonely time, especially if you are a single parent. It can also be stressful, as sometimes the money you are being paid on maternity leave is not enough to cover all the baby-related expenses you still have to buy. On another hand, perhaps you don’t currently work, and your partner is bringing home the bacon while you are pregnant – convenient, of course, but you may still find yourself getting increasingly bored sat at home all day! This can be a great opportunity to utilize your time in a productive manner and make some money in the months leading up to the birth. Check out these genius ways you can make money at home while you’re expecting.

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Getting crafty

Have you always been a creative sort of person? Maybe you spend a lot of your spare time dabbling in arts and crafts, creating cute decorations for friends and family’s homes. Obviously, it is usually just a bit of fun, but if you have nothing else to do, why not turn it into an enterprise? It is now easier than ever to sell homemade wares online to customers who want something unique for their homes. Just look at the popularity of websites such as eBay and more recently, Etsy. You can spend your afternoons crafting, and your evenings selling the finished products online.

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Answering surveys

Wouldn’t it be a dream to be able to make money while you’re sat on the sofa, watching TV with a cup of tea? Well, that could very much be a reality if you start taking online surveys. Many businesses rely heavily on market research to help shape their brands, and for this reason, more companies than ever before are paying members of the public to take online surveys. Sound good? Of course, it does – to learn more, click here. Just be mindful that some websites can be a scam, so never go for anything you’re not 100% sure is legitimate.

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Become a VA

If you are craving structure to your day while you are pregnant, become a Virtual Assistant can be one of the best ways to feel like you’re in an office job from the comfort of your own home. Many business people are so busy they need someone to be able to work remotely for them, sorting out their calendars, appointments and general other bits of admin. It can pay well and will mean you end up feeling much more productive, too.

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Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

5 Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Drinks For Adults

5  Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Drinks For Adults

 

 

Irish Appletini

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces Sour Apple Pucker
  • 1 1/2 ounces Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Apple wedges for garnish (optional)

Directions:

1.Fill a martini shaker with ice.

2.Pour in the vodka, sour apple pucker and juice into shaker.

3.Stir ingredients

4.Garnish with an apple wedge

 

Shamrock Lime Sherbet Punch

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Ingredients:

Directions:

1.Fill glass 1/3 way with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

2.Fill glass 1/3 was with Pineapple juice

3.Top with two scoops of Lime Sherbet

 

Sparkling Cucumber Lemonade

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Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
  • 1 ½ oz. Vodka
  • Cucumber and Lemon Slices

Directions:

  1. Muddle a few cucumber sliced with vodka. Strain and pour into a tall chilled glass over ice
  2. Top with Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
  3. Garnish with lemon and cucumber slices

 

Sparkling Mint Mojito

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Ingredients:

  • 5 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
  • 1 ½ oz White rum
  • 6 Mint leaves lightly muddled
  • Splash of lime

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and pour into a chilled tall glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime slice.

 

Sparkling Lemon Lime Margarita

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Ingredients:

  • 3 oz  Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
  • 1 ½ oz Tequila
  • Splash of fresh squeezed orange
  • Fresh squeezed lime

Directions:

  1. Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt.
  2. Garnish with a lime slice.

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Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

10 Tips For Migraine Suffers

10 Tips For Migraine Suffers

Having a migraine is not fun, to say the least, but did you know there are some tricks and tips to avoid triggering them?  There are various reasons people suffer from migraines.  Not all are fixable.  Some things that trigger one person might not for another and the same thing goes for treatments.  My sister has suffered from migraines for a few decades.  One of her big triggers is chocolate.  I have a friend that gets a migraine every time the barometer has a large change in one day.  Even if she is indoors with the A/C or heater.  Just the outdoor pressure triggers one.  If you aren’t sure what is triggering them, then a good idea is to make a journal of events, exercise and diet to try to see if there is a pattern.  It is good to consult with a doctor too, since there are some medications that help with migraines.  Once you have one, than there are other things you can do to try to lessen the severity and duration.

Migraine Triggers You Might Not Know About

  1. Avoid aged cheese and wine and any foods that seem to cause migraines for you.  Everyone is different.
  2. Strong odors, like perfume, can be a headache and migraine trigger.
  3. Change in sleeping patterns (like sleeping in on the weekend) can cause migraines.  Try to make sure you get up and go to sleep at the same time.
  4. Excessive exercise, including sex, can trigger a migraine.
  5. Let’s not forget a big one, stress.  Reducing stress in your life can make a big difference in how often you get migraine headaches.

 

Ways To Get Rid of A Migraine

Once you have one- now what?  Here are a few ideas to get rid of one so you can be back to your normal life faster.

  1. Try out this awesome cooling Migraine Hat.  It might look a little funny but if it helps, why not, right? Actually, it sorta looks like wearing a beanie, so you can bring it to work or wear it in the car.  It is hands-free and wraps around your head with cooling packs and is one-size-fits-all.  You can pull it over your eyes and ears to block out the sun and some sound too.
  2. Try some nuts, grapes, turkey or ginger root.   These are all foods that help reduce migraines.
  3. Get a massage.  Make sure they work on the pressure points on your head and neck.
  4. Add some supplements to your daily diet.  Melatonin, Omega 3 fish oils, peppermint oil and Vitamin D.
  5. Reduce the lights.  Dimming the lights during a migraine will help reduce the light sensor.  If you go outside make sure you wear sunglasses.

 

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Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

5 Items To Pack For A Track Meet

5 Items To Pack For A Track Meet

Track season is upon us and parents everywhere are attending weekend track meets for their kids.  For those new to track, it might seem daunting to know what to bring.  Especially if you are there for most of the day.  You’ll want to pack enough, without bringing enough for a getaway.  Here are a few tips from a seasoned track mom on what to pack.

  1.  Make sure you wear comfortable clothing.  Something you can wear if you are volunteering on the field, tag pulling, or working at the field events (our track team requires 8 volunteer hours per child on the team).  If you get there at 6am for set-up it will be cold.  The meet usually starts at 8:30am and runs until about 2 or 3pm with tear-down after that.  I like to have my daughter pick a few events for each meet that are close in time.  That way we are there for about 4 hours but not the entire day.  I really love the comfortable and stylish clothing Fabletics offers.  I like to wear a track-mom shirt and shorts or leggings with sneakers and I bring a light long-sleeve shirt or cardigan.  Something lightweight to carry if I’m running around.

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  2.  Bring water and light snacks. Most track locations have a snack bar but the options are like a movie theater (hot dogs, nachos, chips, ring pops, etc).  If you want to eat healthy bring something light that won’t melt or bring a small portable ice chest.  I like packing nuts, cheese and crackers, ice cold water and some granola bars.

 I have a portable ice chest like this one and it has lasted me over 10 years!

3. Be prepared to sit or stand in the sun for hours.  Some teams have Easy-Ups but if it is a hot day the kids pack under them and there is no room.  Most stadiums do not allow them anywhere except the highest steps.  So if you aren’t there at 6:30am, there will be no place to put yours.  Some people bring umbrellas, super large umbrellas or beach shades.  But those block the view from others and get caught by the wind and blow into other people.  So if you bring one, it is only allowed at the very front of the seats, or on the ground, on the sides of the stadium.  You will need to anchor it some how so it does not blow away.  Most people bring blankets to put inside or lounge chairs.  If you get a sunshade, make sure you get one that is portable and easy to setup/teardown.

4. Do not forget sunscreen!  For yourself and your athletes. You will be in the sun, a lot!  Best way to avoid becoming a lobster is to get a good sunhat and apply lots of sunscreen.  The athletes will be in the sun during staging, warm-ups and while they are competing.  Make sure they apply sunscreen under their warm-up clothes so they don’t get burnt in their uniform.

5. Get some type of seat cushion if you are sitting in the bleachers.  Most bleachers are concrete or metal and if I’ve been sitting on them for a few hours my hips are hurting me.  A simple padded cushion works for me (and is less to carry).  Some people like to purchase stadium seats that have backs to them and pockets.  Some even have an overhead awning.  Figure out what you want to carry and what is comfortable for you.  But bring one for yourself and your athlete (to sit on when he/she isn’t competing).

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Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.