If family is everything, these how-tos will help you through it all, from sibling drama to family vacations to irritating in-laws and beyond.
While studying Urban Sustainability at the University of the District of Columbia, we took an online quiz to check our ecological footprint was. The way it calculates is how many Earths you need if everyone lived the same lifestyle as you do. My results showed that if everyone had my lifestyle, 1.75 Earth would be required to sustain our current population. That's impossible, and I decided to make lifestyle changes to do more for our environment. The catch was, I still live at home, so just me changing my lifestyle wouldn't be as beneficial as my household adapting and evolving.
Dining Out Has Been Our Family Bonding I am so lucky that my parents and siblings live within 4-km radius of where I live. We all have our families and jobs to tend to. But on Sundays [pre-Covid], we attend mass together in the morning followed by lunch in any chosen restaurant. Our food bonding is usually followed by having fancy coffee with cakes in Starbucks or any new cafe that we wanted to try.
We all know how hard things have been for everyone during the pandemic. Unemployment is at a record high. Many families have had to resort to moving in with other family members or close friends to help each other make ends meet. The thought of having to swallow your pride and ask for help is tough. This will take the manliest of men to their knees. This is not easy for most women either; however, when push comes to shove one must look at the bigger picture. They must do what is best for all involved.
Family is at the core of the Christmas season, so creating fun memories with your family is always at the top of the must-do list this time of year.
Covid-19 has been hard for so many people. All I can say is sometimes god has a bigger plan in mind. Sometimes if you look hard enough when everything seems to be falling apart, what you are left with , is exactly what you have been needing or forgetting in life. Last year at this time all I could think about was what am I gonna do to keep a roof over my kids head. I could not breathe, my stomach was in knots, and for the first time I felt every mistake I have ever made all at once. Then my uncle got super sick while I was living under his roof. He almost died. He was literally the only thing keeping me from the streets. Everything seemed to be getting worse by the second. I had no idea what to do. my mom, surely would have went to a nursing home. without my uncle here she couldn't make it herself. All I could do is pray and try to figure out what to do. Luckily my uncle was able to come home. I did everything I could, while I could. I knew it was only a matter of time before I was asked to leave the apartment. I mean I didn't expect to stay here in the first place. I made an appointment to find public housing. On that same day covid 19 was just breaking news and by the end of the week stay at home orders came. Now I couldn't leave even if I wanted to. So while I waited to see what was going to come i found myself being able to give back to my mom and uncle. We told old stories. Played card games. I showed them all the wonders of technology a.k.a. how to use the phone they already had. Ordered prescriptions, made them at least try to manage it for themselves. Cleaned my butt off. Shoped for them and all that jazz. Heck I even lost 20 pounds. I began to finally see that sometimes life may not be perfect. I rarely is. But for me covid let me spend a little more time with those I love. Not only that, but I appreciated every minute. Who knows what tomorrow brings. Sure being piled in a one bedroom with 7 people is not ideal. But it sure beats not being able to see my mom because of covid. Sometimes you are exactly where you should be.
It's a tricky thing, cancer. Perhaps it's been around for a while and you already know how to work with it, in tandem like a magical ice skating duo. Or perhaps it's a new diagnosis just before the holidays and it's thrown a wrench in all your plans for the season.
This has been a rough year. This year took over our lives. We are not able to be among our family and friends without the fear of putting the ones we love in harms way. I has been very scary to be an essential worker with a serious chronic condition. So I have had to dial it back and to give gifts of actual conscience decision to really get gifts that are more thoughtful rather than buy big wows and wants. We all know that this is a holiday that people have seemed to lose there minds when it comes down to wow purchases.
If you have a child who is finally cresting that age where they will be able to drive themselves around, then you know just how tricky the subject of driver's safety can be! You want to protect your child at all costs, but first you have to get them on board with the new protocol. Safety should always come first when your teen is getting behind the wheel for the first time. Your teenager may not want to hear this because it might dampen how cool, new and exciting the experience of driving for the first time can feel. This may be where you and your child approach an impasse. However, there are ways that you can convince your teen to put safety first and still have them be excited for their newfound freedom of the open road. Here are some tips that will help you protect your new teen driver!
Infidelity and adultery are an everyday occurrence in the modern-day world. From commoners to celebrities, you can continuously hear news about people being a victim of cheating. Even in the age where marriage is not only flexible but also disposable, people tend to succumb to temptation, and extramarital affairs are downright common.
From renowned scientists to respected college professors, every smart person on this planet had full support from their parents in early childhood. The exact form of this support varies from teaching them how to tell jokes to pay for piano lessons. If you wish your kid to grow up as a genius, here are 10 tips on how to help them excel in life.
As a parent, you are likely always concerned about the health and safety of your child. While there are some things that are out of your control, there are others that you can take charge of. These include how your family lives in your home and the things that you interact with. There are many things that make up a healthy person, and you can encourage your family to live a healthier, more wholesome lifestyle. Consider these tips for keeping your entire family healthy.
Budgeting is something that people either hate or love. Some people are born financially savvy, while it takes others a little longer to catch on. No matter what camp you fall into, you can keep your family's finances in order. It takes some effort and may take some time, but it is worth it in the end. The important thing is knowing how to live within your means and getting your whole family involved in the project. In this way, you can enjoy the money that you make without having to worry about drowning in debt.