Lifestyle

5 TIPS TO MANAGE STRESS AS A SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT

Let’s be honest, managing the stress that comes along with every day adult-life can get overwhelming at times.  So imagine adding kids into the equation.  Or better yet adding a child diagnosed with ADHD or Autism!  Have your eyes popped out of your head yet?  Let me share with you some ways to help alleviate some of the stress that you may be carrying.

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15 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR FAVORITE GUY

It is often said that Valentine’s Day is a holiday for the ladies.  This year, why not prove that stereotype wrong, and show your favorite guy just how much he means to you by purchasing a special gift just for him.  Unsure of what to get?

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5 TIPS TO FINDING THE PERFECT FAMILY CAR

5 Tips to Finding The Perfect Family Car

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Are you in the market for a new car? Car shopping can be a seemingly daunting task. Besides being a large purchase, it is also something you and your family will be using daily for years to come. This is especially true if you have kids. Being that my family and I are looking to purchase a new car soon, I thought I would share some of my tips on finding the perfect car for you and your family.

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PRACTICAL TIPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

Practical Tips To Achieve Your New Years Resolutions

If you want to actually stick to and achieve your new year’s resolutions, think practical.  

When you start writing out your new year's resolutions, instead of saying things like you want to lose 75 pounds within the next 6 months or that you will join a gym and work out for one hour on a daily basis, set goals that are reasonable and manageable and also give yourself a flexible timeline to achieve those goals.

Here are some practical ways to help you achieve your new year's resolutions:

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE : 25 OF THE BEST GIFTS UNDER $50

Y’all, can you believe that it is almost Christmas? Yikes!  Some of you may be nearly done with your Christmas shopping while others (present company included) have barely put a dent in your Christmas shopping list. For those of you who are on a budget, and looking for ways to keep from breaking the bank this holiday season, I have found twenty five gifts under $50 for the girl or guy in your life.

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My 2017 Fall Bucket List

I know I have said it before, but it bears repeating. I absolutely love the fall season.  I love the colors of fall and love to watch the leaves change colors. I am looking forward to cooler temperatures, sipping hot chocolate and snuggling under a blanket on the couch with my husband while we binge watch some of our favorite shows.

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Benefits of Positive Affirmations

What is a positive affirmation? Simply put, positive affirmations are statements that declare specific goals. Daily affirmations motivate us and enable us to change the way that we think in a positive way. We have to be careful with the words that we choose to speak because our words are powerful. Our words, good or bad, actually frame the world in which we live.

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My Nightly Self Care Routine

For some of us, winding down each night can be a challenge.  Because we lead such busy lives, we are like that bunny that keeps going and going.  At the end of the day, we fall into bed exhausted and then wake up the next morning with brain fog to do it all over again.

Adding self-care habits to our nightly routine is one way to improve our health, both mentally and physically. When we take care of ourselves, we have more to give to those we love.

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FUN SUMMER STAYCATION IDEAS FOR YOUR FAMILY

Fun Summer Staycation Ideas for Your Family

No finances for a vacation this year? Well, how about a staycation. What if I told you that you don’t have to leave your home town in order to have a relaxing and fun-filled vacation this summer.  There are plenty of things to do in your city or neighborhood.

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WHY YOU SHOULD FOLLOW A MORNING ROUTINE

Does your morning start off hectic each day? Does it seem as if you never get as much accomplished as you’d like to each day?  Do you often forget to complete specific tasks? Maybe there are days when you feel completely overwhelmed.  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you could certainly benefit from a morning routine.

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10 INEXPENSIVE WEEKLY SELF CARE IDEAS

Self-care is important to both our mental and physical health.  But because we are constantly on the go, we often neglect taking the time to actually care for ourselves.  I for one, know that I am often guilty of this.  

We often feel that because we have so many activities on our plate - work, school, church,  kids, after-school activities and the list goes on and on...

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ADOPTING A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

When it comes to building healthy habits, small decisions add up over time, therefore it’s easy to adopt a healthier lifestyle.  Healthy eating habits, along with other lifestyle changes will help you to achieve your desired weight, gain mental clarity, and increase longevity.  Below, I share 10 ways to be healthier every day.

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