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Your Home Business and Your Family

When you make that decision to work from home, either as a home based business owner, or a freelancer, you must make sure your family understands, what does that means.
The fact that you’re at home all day, doesn’t mean that you’re not working and can take care of all the chores as well. You must set aside hours when you will work, and let your family know, that now it is your work time and they must not disturb you. It is perfect if you have your own room – you can close the door and let your children and spouse know that now you are busy working, but once you have done your goals for today, you will be available for chores, play and whatnot. The only difference when working for yourself from home, is that you can more or less choose the hours when you work, but do not make the mistake that people who work from home sit at the front of TV or play all day.
It is best if you explain to your family, what it is you do in front of your computer all day – because, they most likely will judge from their own experience and conclude, that you’re just playing games or browsing internet. You must make sure your family understands that the computer is your work tool, your business asset, and in front of it you’re working. Of course, if you want them to believe you, you must actually work.
Working from home, making money online is hard because of all the distractions – there are even more of them if you use your computer as a main work tool. Make a habit of not visiting social networks, news etc. while you work.
Main thing to remember is – always communicate what you’re doing with your family. This way, they can support you, and that support will carry you a long way.…

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Living In Your Father’s Shadow

For men, living in your father’s shadow can be one of the most soul destructive positions to be in. It will strip your will and the joy out of your life. It places you in a no-win situation. Imagine being Donald Trump Junior; how can you ever outdo Donald Trump? Are you going to be able to make more money? Be more famous? Or be more controversial? For some sons the choice is to go the opposite direction. They become alcoholics and drug abusers to get out from under the shadow.
Men live under a double-edged sword, one of love and competition. On one side we have our deep need to be loved by our father and on the other side we have our internal competition to outdo our father; to have more and/or be more than our father. The problem is no matter which side of the sword we choose we eventually get cut by the other side.
One of the things we fail to realize is that every generation has the same problem, the same issue. So the question is what to do and how to survive. The first step is to honor our fathers. They gave us life. They gave us a direction. The second step is to figure out if the direction that they gave us is the one we wish to proceed on.
It is my belief that the best way to get out from our fathers shadow is to step away from it, so that we can create our own shadow in the bright sunlight of life. Men have a bone deep need to create something on our own; to achieve something. We judge each other by our actions, and it doesn’t matter if we decide to step away from our father’s shadow, but remain in the same business, we need to create something of our own. If we fail to do that, we end up turning our anger and frustration inward. The more that we turn our emotions inward, the more we have a tendency to lash out at the world around us.
To do this we have to let go of the need to compete on our father’s level. Not because we can’t do it, but because no matter what we do or achieve, we cannot win. We are connected biologically and spiritually to our father, and the more that we try to get away from that fact the more that we end up running around in circles. Remember there is a huge difference between honoring or respecting your father for being a father and actually liking your father as a person. Your father loved you the best that he could. He may not have been able to show it in a way that was healthy or even sane. It was only the best that your father, an imperfect man, could show you his love; even if that meant walking out on you, or abusing you.
So appreciate the path your father took. Appreciate the size and scope of his shadow. Then step away from it. Find a place in your life that is yours truly and completely; a place of your creation, of your vision, where you can take action to build what you choose, and more importantly how you choose to build it.
You have to find your own life in order to make your own shadow.…

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Are “U” Home With Your Family?

A home is not a home when there is no family living there. Likewise, a family is not a family when they don’t live in a place like home.
The edifice is of no importance. It is not the structure that we call home. It is the presence of a family where they feel comfortable and relax and very, very happy.
A family living in a shantee or a treehouse like Tarzan, can call it home because they are with their loved ones sharing whatever they have.
On the other hand, a prince staying in a palace cannot call it a home with all its extravagance and luxury when he has no one but himself. Even with manservants and valets present to do his bidding, would only be just part of the trimmings of the palace.
Wealth and riches can be part of a family but it can never create a family. More often than not, it may cause the fall of a family.
However the structure looks, it is the happy family that makes it a beautiful home. Even to the eyes that see them.
A house can only be a home when a family lives there full of love and care for one another.
We can never extract bickering, fights and petty quarrels within the family, that is undeniable, but because of love. peace will always prevail in a home.
What creates a home is a happy family. What creates a family is not only siblings and parents but everyone, whether related by blood or not, as long as they are together and loving one another.
Considering all this, are “U” home with your family now?…

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For Love Or For Money

Is money more important or love?A� This has been a debate for centuries.A� A balance of both is ideal but what is considered a balance of both?A� Is a balance means having a roof over your head, food on the table, clothes on your body and a happy family or does it mean a condominium with facilities, dining out every other day and branded clothing once a month and a family with career oriented parents and children that have money to spend on their needs?A� The latter does not sound overly ridiculous either as some will associate providing for the family as love.
In this day and age “No Money No Talk’ and “No Money No Love” are common catchy phrases that even little kids could utter.A� When finding your life partner, what is the weightage that we put in money compare to compatibility?A� For example, if you meet someone you fancy but he/she is not able to provide you with the luxury you crave, do you ‘let go’ of the possibility of having a beautiful relationship on the basis that without money could ultimately lead to disappointment or sufferance?
There is no straightforward answer to this matter.A� Money is definitely important as love alone cannot fill the stomach.A� However it is not necessary to have the best of everything in life.A� Living within your means could be the yardstick to use.A� Having lots of money is also not necessarily a good thing.A� There are cases out there where children from career minded and rich parents, and get any material things they want actually crave for love and attention to the extent of breaking the law to get the attention.
If you meet someone you love and he could provide security and love, with adequate food for the family, do not covet your friends or neighbours that could afford an extravagant lifestyle.A� Sometimes what you could see on the outside may not necessarily depict what is happening behind closed door.A� Is it not better to have a loving happy family than a rich but unhappy family?A� For me, I use to choose money but now I just want a fulfilling life that is true and happy and not one that have to live with a fa?�ade.A� Money sometimes comes with a price to pay – you might lose yourself.…

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Tips to Form a Healthy and Happy Family

It is not easy to meet all of the needs within a family. What can make one person happy may not satisfy the other family members. It can be very stressful for trying to meet everyone’s needs. However, there is a lot at stake. Usually, the health of the entire family is generated by parents, but families are dynamic and the balance can be delicate. Over time the needs of young children that usually are in forefront may shift, if the parental relationship particularly is not healthy. All of the members in family are important, so this can be difficult to stay targeted on the health and happiness. At this time, this article is going to give you several tips that will guide you to form a healthy and happy family.
This can be very useful for having family meetings since it presents the opportunity for all of the members for getting their needs met. Besides, it can also offer the opportunity for every family member for talking about what makes them happy.
Moreover, families can change across the development. The developmental stages of the children are clearly delineated as they progress through the life stages, physical changes, and the school grades. Also, parents and relationships go through the developmental stages, even when they are not as evident or clearly delineated.
Furthermore, families operate in the “homeostasis” or the natural balance. Even when the changes occur, the family will try to regain balance naturally. The balance is a familiar way of behaving, whether this is healthy or unhealthy. The family is drawn toward the familiar patterns of relating, and it can take awareness and also a plan for changing the behavior to make the shift in the homeostasis.
The parental communication which is open and respectful will allow for the each adult to disagree yet still parent in the cooperative manner. The key to the happiness and the healthy family is for respectfully behaving toward all of the family members regardless of the age, the role or the position within the family.…

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Ensure That Your Family Eats Healthy – Build a Healthy, Happy Family

Ensure that your family eats healthily this year by following these tips:
o Work to add fruits and vegetables into the daily routine. Aim for a goal of at least five servings a day.
o Keep fruits and vegetables on hand and ready to eat, therefore making it easy for your child to choose healthy snacks. Healthy and tasty snacks include low-fat yogurt, peanut butter and celery, or whole-grain crackers or bread and cheese.
o Serve them with lean meats and other good sources of protein at meal times, such as fish, eggs, beans, and nuts.
o For more fiber in their diets, choose to have whole-grain breads and cereals.
o Limit their unhealthy fat intake by avoiding deep-fried foods and choose to have healthier home-made cooking methods, such as boiling, grilling, roasting, and steaming. Choose low-fat or non-fat dairy products.
o Limit your family’s fast food and other low-nutrient meals and snacks, such as fast food, chips and sweets.
o Limit sugary drinks, such as soda and fruit-flavored drinks. Serve water and low-fat milk instead.
o Establish a predictable set schedule of meals and snacks. It prevents nibbling as the family knows when to expect the next meal.
o Don’t force your children to clean their plates as it encourages them to overeat. Let them eat till they are full and let them leave whatever is left on the plate, at home and anywhere else you eat as well. This is a habit that can easily be carried through their entire life.
o Don’t bribe or reward kids with food or snacks.
o Don’t use food as a way of showing love. When you want to show love, give kids a hug, some of your time, or praises your attention and your unconditional love.
These are only a few tips on how to build a healthy happy family this year. Start today, love your family and give them the best you can give them.…

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The ABCs Of Great Parenting Made Simple

Parenting can be extremely stressful, and at times can make you want to scream. It is important to learn how to quickly calm down when your children have pushed all of your buttons. This article will give you some great tips on how to calm down during the moments of little-kid crisis.

When you have a newborn in the house, be sure to split the parenting responsibilities between both Mom and Dad. Splitting up the responsibilities will keep both parents from becoming exhausted, and give each parent a little alone time once in awhile. It will also help to allow each parent to get some much needed sleep, especially through the night.

Preschoolers often do not handle transition easily. Switching from one activity to another can cause a child a great deal of duress and can result in temper tantrums.

If you have kids, have your home tested for lead. Young kids put just about everything in their mouth. When they accidentally ingest paint that has lead in it, they can become very sick and in some cases, they can even die. If you think your child may have ingested lead, bring them to the doctor to get a blood test.

Many children hate the bitter, chalky, or sour taste of commonly prescribed liquid antibiotic medications and vitamin and mineral supplements. Ask your pharmacist about medication flavoring options; some medicines can be prepared with a bitterness suppressor and sweetening agent. Popular flavors include cherry, banana, bubble gum, and even chocolate silk pie.

Do you want your child to value reading? Show them that you value it yourself by providing a number of age-appropriate books, and incorporate reading into your daily routine whenever possible. Read your child a bedtime story at night, and let them see you reading a favorite book just for fun.

Close Family

As a parent one should make sure to set time aside specifically for the family. This is important for maintaining a happy and close family, because with our busy lives it is easy to let other outside activities such as sports and work get in the way.

Good Relationship

As unfortunate an event it may be, divorces happen all of the time. In order for you, a divorced parent, to hold a good relationship with your college aged and older children you must never get them in the middle of your divorce. This will push them away for you and your ex-spouse.

Mom And Baby

Look into slings and baby carriers designed for twins. They do exist, and they are fabulous. There is a learning curve for getting two babies into a carrier, but the benefits to mom and baby are enormous. Wearing your babies will allow you to get things done with your hands free, and the twins get the emotional connection and intellectual stimulation from being right with you.

As stated at the beginning of this article, it is important for parents to learn techniques to calm themselves down. Hopefully this article has given you some great ideas to help you quickly calm down when your kids are pushing the limits of your patience. A less-stressed mommy, makes the world a better place!…