25 August 2016

How to Give your Teen More Independence

When your child moves on to the teen years, it’s difficult to let go as a parent. This is your baby, your pride and joy, the hardest thing is learning that they are growing up and you must let go. There are easy ways to give teens the independence they will beg for, while still maintaining the parental role. After all, the teen years are still part of childhood; they need you now more than ever. Regardless of what your teen screams at you when they are upset, they still need their parents, but they are correct in needing more independence at this age as well. Here’s how you can give your teen more independence without risking it all:

24 August 2016

Simple Ways You Can Show Someone Your Appreciation

Feeling appreciated is what builds bonds between couples and friends. Regardless of your relationship status, you most certainly have some close friends that you want to show your appreciation to, or maybe you want to show your spouse how you appreciate all that they do. You can most certainly show someone your appreciation without going broke or taking too much time out of your day. When you show someone how much you appreciate them, it allows you to create a domino effect of that person showing appreciation to another person. Don't you just love how that works?

There are many simple ways you can show someone your appreciation and here’s some great ideas:

Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day, or so they say. I do try and eat breakfast daily, but sometimes it's not always possible, so I will grab a protein bar, a quick cup of coffee and I'm out the door. That has been happening since my days of the military and even now that I'm retired, I still do the same thing. However, there are days when I have all the time in the world and I want to eat something substantial, but I also don't want to spend too much time doing a full on meal but I also want something simple that is still filling. At my recent yearly physical, I also got rather bad news. I may look fit and healthy, but I'm not entirely so. I found out that my bad cholesterol level is very much elevated and I might also be diabetic. What that means now is that I now have to take control of my diet and life and add in exercise. A good way to lower your cholesterol is by eating oats, and my Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats are a great way to do that. Not only does it taste amazing, it also gives me my required fibre. Oats have been dubbed one of the world's healthiest foods and is one of the best ways to start off your day.

23 August 2016

Why Family Time Matters

With the hectic life that each of us lives, it’s no wonder that many families have put aside the importance of making time for family. It’s far too easy to get caught up in life and neglect the ones we love the most. Think about why you created the family in the first place, you wanted to have a happy little home with the sounds of children’s laughter surrounding you. Both you and your spouse desired to create an actual family, maybe one that you didn’t have when you were growing up.