How To Cope With Aging Gracefully

 

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Moms have solutions for everything. Yes, ladies, we’re pretty incredible! Unfortunately, the one thing a mother can’t beat is Father Time. Yes, aging happens to everybody, and there is nothing you can do to stop the process. The only tool that moms have is to accept the process and age with grace. Poetically enough, this prevents the process from being as intense or harsh.

Of course, it’s easier said than done because the first thing you want to do when you see a strand of grey hair is panic! With the following, though, you can give yourself more time.

Don’t Be In Denial

Denial is a river in Egypt, but it’s also the emotion that prevents you from aging with style and grace. By telling yourself it isn’t happening, you don’t tackle the issues head-on, and that acts as a catalyst for the aging process. For the most part, it’s the small stuff that goes under the radar, such as hearing loss. If you know your ears aren’t as powerful as before, it’s time to get started on restoring them to full health. Even if they don’t recover fully, you’ll limit the damage and have relatively good hearing for longer. The key is to spot the signs so that you understand the causes.

Protect Your Assets

Growing old has a funny way of taking the features that you love and giving them a different spin. Therefore, it’s smart to protect your assets now, even if you can’t spot the signs of aging, or you’re not particularly bothered. Greying or thinning hair are excellent examples. As far as aging goes, these are two features that are tough to accept. But, with the right coloring products and shampoos, you can fight off Mother Nature for a while yet. However, you have to be proactive and take action now.

Act Your Age

You can’t turn back the clock, so there is no point in trying. Investing in the latest fashion and beauty trends, far from making you look younger, will only accentuate your age. It’s not hard to spot because it looks a little tacky. Therefore, it’s better to act your age and dress in the styles and designs that you enjoy instead of attempting to be younger. Not only will you appear more elegant, but you’ll also feel comfortable in your skin. Here’s a secret: that’s the key to aging gracefully.

Strive For Inner Beauty

While it might be cliched, the quest for inner beauty is something everybody should strive for. When you forget about materialistic things, such as your looks, you start to understand what’s essential in life. And, this helps you to lead the lifestyle that you want rather than wondering what people are thinking and how they are judging you. All it takes is to realize that you’re an educated, humble, loving mom with more in her life than outer beauty.

It’s a lot more straightforward to age gracefully when you have your family to keep you young!

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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How To Study When You’re A Parent

Studying seemed hard enough when you were a child until you did it as an adult. Then you suddenly realize that you had it way easier back then when education was all you knew, and you had no other responsibilities. Studying as you get older is harder, but it’s still achievable. Here are some tips for studying when you’re a parent.

 

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Figure Out Costs

The cost of studying isn’t cheap, and even though you might want to study and gain qualifications or skills, it’s not always possible financially. That’s where you’ll need to find other ways of funding it without you getting into too much debt that it becomes unmanageable. Figure out the costs from everything to the course or cost of the qualification itself to any literature you might need to buy along the way like ACT prep books. It should all be noted so that you can keep track of how much you need to spend and how much you’ll have to save so that you can still live comfortably enough.

 

Create A Study Space

A study space is important for you when you’re a parent because usually, the whole home can be a playground for your children. However, there will be one or two spaces that you can command in your home to be a quiet and relaxed study space. Otherwise, if you’re not conscious of this, you’re going to really struggle to get a space that works for you and what you need. Make sure your family are aware of what you need in order to study effectively and be sure to put your foot down where needed so that you can prioritize what space you are using and when. It’s only something that your household needs to put up with for so long until you’ve gained that degree or qualification.

 

Ask For Help Off Friends And Family

Friends and family can lend a helping hand when you need it, so don’t deny yourself that assistance when people ask. Reach out to those when you need them, even if it’s to take the children out of your house for the day so that you can spend time studying or doing a practice exam or test. Those loved ones of yours will be sure to repay the favor when they need you, so make sure to owe them one!

 

Learn How To Balance Everything

Balancing life in every aspect can be difficult, and the more plates we juggle, the more we feel uneasy. However, you need to trust and believe in yourself that you can, in fact, do what you set out to achieve. Yes, there may be some failures along the way, but everyone has the ability to succeed in life, and although this might be a challenging part of your life, it’s important to trust yourself and what you can do.

 

Studying as a parent isn’t easy, but with enough support and your own belief in yourself, you can easily achieve what you’re studying for!

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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The Most Impactful Developments In Our History

Humans have roamed the planet for thousands of years. Over the course of time, there have been major developments, which have shaped the way we live today. The infographic below provides a fascinating insight into the most significant milestones, charting our journey from cave dwellers to 21st-century citizens.

One million years ago, man made one of the most significant breakthroughs, discovering fire. The development of language paved the way for early communication, and today, more than 5,000 different languages are spoken around the world. Having focused on hunting and gathering for centuries using handmade tools, humans started farming around 20,000 years ago. This industry remains an important sector for the majority of countries.

Interest in mathematics, science and astronomy grew throughout the ages. Early man was fearful of the sky, but by 230 BCE, theories about the Earth revolving around the sun and star maps emerged. The Scientific Revolution occurred in Europe between 1500 and 1700, with Isaac Newton and Nicolaus Copernicus leading the way. By the turn of the century in 1800, the world was caught up in the industrial revolution. Machinery and technology became increasingly influential, with production increasing and global trade taking off.

Today, we live in the age of digitalization, and we are more reliant on technology than ever before. We can communicate with people in another corner of the globe within a matter of seconds and we use computers to do everything from sending emails to checking the weather.

This intriguing infographic shows just far we have come, and you can’t help but wonder what the future holds.


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Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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How to Incorporate Green Living in Your Household

 

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In this technologically advanced world, it is easy to get caught off guard with all the things that you have to do that it is often tempting to do something the easier way. Sometimes, a more comfortable way means neglecting the environment. Time and again, the issue of climate change creeps up, especially now that several natural disasters are occurring. That said, here some green living tips you can incorporate in your daily lifestyle:

Use Less Paper

Once you consume a lot of paper, you have to think that to create one ton of paper, about 24 trees are cut down. Necessarily, when you use more paper, manufacturers would need to produce more paper to meet the demand. As a result, they would have to cut down more trees. Use less paper by recycling. Used paper bags can serve many other purposes. Brown bags, for one, can be reused as a gift wrap for any occasion.

Use Canvas Bags

When you go shopping, make sure to bring a canvas bag to carry your grocery items. Bringing canvas bags helps you lessen your paper and plastic use.

Build a Compost Pile

If you want to help the environment, start a compost pile. If you have food leftovers, instead of throwing them away, stash them in your compost bin. It can serve as a sustainable and eco-friendly fertilizer for your plants.

Cut Down On Energy Use

If you haven’t yet, switch to LED lights. LED light bulbs use less electricity and fewer fossil fuel to power your home. LED lights use 80% to 90% less energy compared with standard energy bulbs. Aside from contributing to the environment, it also helps you lessen your energy costs. You can also cut down energy use by using lighting less often. Open your curtains and windows, so you don’t have to turn on your lights and fans. Make sure to turn off the lights and the electric fan each time you are leaving the room. You may also consider using solar panels in your home.

Borrow from Friends

If you are going to use something for only a short period, consider borrowing from a friend instead. Similarly, practice sharing with your friends and family. When fewer people buy specific items, manufacturers would be forced to produce less, and this can result in lesser carbon emissions that can ruin the Earth’s atmosphere.

Use Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Products

Most commercial home cleaning products use harsh chemicals, and this can have a devastating effect on the environment. If you hire home cleaners, make sure that they are using eco-friendly cleaning products, as well. Most house cleaning services in Fort Wayne use eco-friendly products as their way of protecting your home, their crews, and the environment.

Buy Energy-Efficient Appliances

If possible, try replacing your appliances with models rated by Energy Star. Make sure regularly used appliances such as ovens, washers, refrigerators, and stovetops are energy-efficient, so it is easier for you to live sustainably without changing your lifestyle drastically.

Try Making Your Own Products

If you are pretty handy with repurposing and recycling, you can help the environment by trying to make your own products. Some of the items that you can produce on your own are soaps, toothpaste, and cleaning products.

Avoid Single-Use Plastics

If you have the budget, buy items packed in reusable packaging. Also, make sure to purchase things that are not packed in single-use plastics because they’ll just end up in garbage pits.

Buy Only What You Need

Green living means that you have to live sustainably, and buying items that you don’t really need just because they are on sale is something that you should avoid. Declutter if you must.

Running a green household should be a part of our lifestyle. When it becomes a habit, it won’t be as taxing to do. Start now, and thank me later.

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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How to start your embroidery business at home

What is the Best Embroidery Machine?

So, our story about organizing a home embroidery business finally came to the question, which is rightly considered the main one in this case: “what is the best embroidery machine for home business?” Despite the fact that this question sounds quite simple, the answer to it is from so simple.

The answer, or, more correctly, the answers, will depend on a number of objective and subjective actors for each particular case. We will consider the most basic of these factors so that each of you can, taking them into account not only correctly answer this question, but really choose the embroidery machine suitable of his business.

To begin with, we will talk about the categories of embroidery machine that may be of interest to beginning businessmen. Then, we give a list of those very factors, systemizing them according to the “needs” of each home embroidery “enterprise”. Also, we “season” this whole day theory with theory with examples of embroidery machine, recommended by both the manufacturers themselves and their professional users. Well, are you ready for the next batch of embroidery information? Then let’s begin.

What should define the concept of “the best embroidery machine for home business?

Here are 10 main features thanks to which many have already made their choice in favor of these machines in their embroidery business.

  1. 6/10 needles and mobility: 60% of existing designs can be embroidered with a 6-needle embroidery machine without replacing threads, and more than 90% of designs can be embroidered with a 10-needle embroidery machine without replacing threads. Just imagine how much time is saved compared to embroidering on a 1-needle embroidery machine. Despite the increase in productivity due to the increase in needles, the machine remains mobile, it is designed in such a way that 2 people can easily cope with its transportation, this is a winning feature in comparison with industrial devices.

 

  1. Automatic threading: the automatic threading system allows you to refill them as quickly and simply as possible, despite their number.

 

  1. Automatically detect the size of the hoop using the built-in sensors, as well as the embroidery hoop and supporting table included (only with PR1050X). The maximum hoop size of the PR1050X is 20% larger than that of the PR670E, and the support table is very convenient for embroidering large and heavy items.

 

  1. Additional embroidery hoop for baseball caps: this type of embroidery is not available for any household embroidery machine. This is a unique opportunity to expand the range of products offered. Statistics show that the most embroidered designs are logos on the left chest of clothes, they are embroidered by 80% of professional embroiderers, but at the same time, embroidery on baseball caps also does not lag behind – 50% of professionals embroider on these products.

 

  1. Extra hoops for various purposes: in addition to the embroidery hoop from the kit and the hoop for baseball caps, there are a number of hoops for the unlimited possibilities of the machine, including hoops for embroidery on shoes and collars, compact hoops for embroidering miniature designs in hard-to-reach places ( for example, pockets), a hoop for embroidery on sleeves, a cylindrical hoop for embroidery on trousers, a hoop for embroidering border designs and others …

 

  1. Large LCD screen: a powerful 10.1” HD LCD display with a bright crystal-clear image. Navigation is carried out as conveniently as possible with the help of a scrolling interface and large clear icons. The screen has 16.7+ millions of various shades of colors, and settings allow you to adjust the brightness as desired.

 

  1. USB and SD ports: using a USB flash drive or SD card, the machine is imported into and exported from the machine for embroidery designs.

 

  1. Embedded designs, fonts and editing functions: more than 600 ready-made embroidered designs for embroidery and 37 fonts, along with powerful editing functions, provide an unlimited variety of options.

 

  1. Convenient software functions, including: customizable speed for each individual needle, depending on the thread used; manual adjustment of the sequence of embroidered colors. Also, 2 types of embroidery files PES (mainly used on household embroidery machines) and DST (usually used with industrial embroidery machines) are available to users – all this becomes possible because PR-series machines combine all the know-how from industrial machines, and software from household machines.

 

  1. Ideal positioning of embroidery: for the 6-needle PR670E, the positioning is done with the help of an LED pointer that shows where the needle goes down, and for the PR1050X with the built-in camera and scanner, which transmits the image to the LCD screen in real time, which gives the ability to place the design in the desired place before embroidery starts.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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