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5 Fun Things You Can Do With Your Kids Before Winter Hits
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5 Fun Things You Can Do With Your Kids Before Winter Hits

The days are getting shorter and the unmistakable crisp air of autumn has arrived, which means winter is right around the corner. Winter will arrive and bring colder temperatures, possibly some snow, and definitively shorter days. So, take advantage of the time you do have before you're stuck inside for good. Let's take a look at some activities you can do with your kids before winter is here. Take an adventure to Orlando's magical land of Disney World. Disney World will give you and your family a fun escape. If you have a little one who isn't able to walk yet, they may need a stroller, which can be tough in places like Disney World — let alone traveling with a stroller on an airplane. Fortunately, a service called Orlando Stroller Rentals exists, making our lives as parents much simpl...
5 Off-Season Pool Care Tips
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5 Off-Season Pool Care Tips

There’s nothing better than spending a hot summer day in your personal pool. There are a lot of pros to having your own space to swim and splash around in. However, it’s important to consider all aspects of pool ownership. As fun as a pool is, it can also be a big responsibility year-round. Even if where you live has an off-season, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success when summer comes around again. Here are five off-season pool care tips that will have you spending less time on maintenance and more time relaxing. Out of sight, out of mind. When the pool toys, ladder, summer cover, cleaning net, vacuum, and other assorted maintenance items move inside for the off-season, do you suddenly find your usual storage space unnecessarily cramped? You shouldn’t ha...
5 Tips for Selling Your Home Without the Help of an Agent
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5 Tips for Selling Your Home Without the Help of an Agent

With the ability for many employees to work from home for the foreseeable future and interest rates so low, many people are looking to sell their homes and make a move. After all, even if you moved to a place like Los Angeles or San Francisco for the job prospects and higher pay, the chances are pretty good that if you want to stay at your current job, you don't necessarily have to stay in the same state to perform your job duties. That being said, selling your home with a traditional realtor or real estate agent can cause you to lose a significant amount of the equity you've earned in closing fees. If you want to sell your home yourself, here are five tips to follow to get your property off the market without the help of an agent. Get your property ready. Before you list your home ...
Preparing for Your Child’s First Communion
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Preparing for Your Child’s First Communion

If it's time for your son or daughter to go through the sacrament of First Communion, it can be an exciting time in your household. After all, once your child has completed all of the necessary preparations to receive this sacrament and the Eucharist, they'll be able to participate in your church's services in a much more meaningful way. While there are certainly classes that your child will be taking in order to be prepared, you may want to think ahead about how you'll celebrate the occasion, too. Here are just a few tips to help you prepare for your child's first communion. Purchase a meaningful bible to help guide your child As your child prepares for their First Communion, they'll likely be reading passages from the bible as they learn about the importance of this sacrament. That...
Helping Your Child Through a Divorce: A Parent’s Guide
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Helping Your Child Through a Divorce: A Parent’s Guide

The divorce rate has been declining for a few decades now, which sounds like good news. But if you’re considering a divorce, it probably doesn’t feel that way. Divorce is agonizing in almost every circumstance, but especially if children are involved. Many parents stay together because they’re scared that divorcing will mess up their children for life.  Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science even found that children of divorce are more likely to gain weight. That sounds bad, but a lot depends on the particular situation. Keep reading to find out how you, as a parent, can help your child manage during the divorce process.  Keep Things As Civil As Possible Parents who can work together even in divorce are putting their kids in a lot better position than th...
Deafness and Hearing Loss: Resources for People With Hearing Loss
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Deafness and Hearing Loss: Resources for People With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be devastating if you aren’t prepared to deal with it. The psychological effects of losing the ability to hear can be difficult to handle and the practical issues are only compounded when you consider how much of our lives are based on sound. There are many resources available to people who are hearing impaired to help alleviate these issues, however, so here are a few suggestions to keep in mind when you are on the lookout for help.  Audiologists are healthcare professionals who help diagnose and treat people who are suffering from hearing loss, so if you or someone you know is suffering from hearing loss it may be worthwhile to seek one out. Before seeking such a person out, however, it would be a good idea to prepare as many questions as you can so you get as much ou...