Friday, August 26, 2016

Keeping Your Home Safe For Your Children

Having children is such a blessing, but it is also a big responsibility too. It's down to us as parents to make sure that their environment is a safe one. There are lots of potential hazards in the home that children need to be protected from. Read on to find out what they are.

Chemicals
Firstly when you have kids, you need to completely reorder the house for their safety. Things that you used to be able to leave lying around now become a potential hazard to their safety and wellbeing. Medicines should be kept up high, away from exploring toddlers.

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The same goes for any cleaning products which often contain dangerous harsh chemicals. Don't forget to always rinse surfaces down after using such products as babies will be crawling all over your work surfaces and floors.

Pests
Something else that you need to be wary of as a parent is the potential for a pest infestation. Pests are not only a nuisance, but they also carry nasty diseases that can be very dangerous for your children.

To prevent pest infestations, keep the floor and works surfaces of your home clean and free of food debris. If you do see signs of bugs or rodents in your home, speak to a professional like PestyPete. they can identify the type of beast, and the best way to be rid of it.

Stairs
Unless you live in a bungalow or an apartment, then you home will have stairs. Some houses even have more than one staircase. But of course, these can pose a safety risk for the little ones.

Toddlers that are still unsure on their feet can see climbing the stairs as a fun game. But it's all too easy for them to lose their balance and tumble down, injuring themselves on the way. This is especially the case if your stairs are polished wood which is notoriously slippy.

To deal with this, it's important to instill good safety boundaries with your kids. Discuss with them why they should not attempt the stairs on their own. It's also important to be consistent and impose consequences if they go against this. Its is also a good idea to use, in tandem with the rules, a stair gate.

Stair gates are metal or plastic gates that are designed to block the path of a child. Bu that are easily openable for adults. Then you know that even if they wander off, they won't be able to start making their way up the stairs.

Fire
Fire is something that no parents want to think about, but it is crucial to be prepared for any eventuality. Having some and heat alarms can add valuable minutes to the time you have to escape.

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Alarms need to be tested periodically, and batteries replace. Never be tempted to remove alarms even if they are a bit sensitive and go off a lot. Is so easily to forget to reattachment them and then you will have no warning if the worst does happen.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Playing Dinosaurs On Daddy's Trailer


Boys will be boys! :) Our little man was playing his dinosaurs on his daddy's trailer. He likes it there and he was comfortable lying on the trailer. :) Our trailer was quite big and it was under a year old. I couldn't blamed him for wanting there as it is truly comfortable. :)


Big Changes In Your Outdoor Spaces That Can Mean An Even Bigger Pay-off

Time to make some changes in your garden? Let’s take a look a small handful of big changes for your outdoor space that can mean an even bigger payoff!

Big change- install a swimming pool
Pay off- add value to your home
If you don’t already have a swimming pool outside your home, what are you waiting for? They are fantastic for so many reasons. Make it big enough and you can use it to do laps every morning. Far more preferable than commuting to your local, busy gym, that’s for sure. It’s also a great feature to have when you have garden parties, as these can become pool parties. The elderly can use the water as a low-impact way to keep their fitness up. Children can be taught to swim and learn a valuable new skill. As you can see, the lifestyle payoff is huge. But the payoff can also be huge financially, as swimming pools can really add value to a home. If you’re going to do most of the hard graft yourself, make sure you budget for things like machinery hire. Digging a hole in the garden big enough for a swimming pool is very hard work with just a shovel, after all!

Big change- build a summerhouse
Pay off- add space to your home
The benefits and uses of a summer house are so many, it would be impossible to list them all here. But to go over some of them? Well, it adds an extra living space to your home, for one. It can be rented out, to make you some extra cash on the side! It can be used for sulky teenagers who want to play their music really loudly! It can accommodate elderly parents who you want to have nearer to you. Or, it can just accommodate guests and friends who want a comfortable and welcoming place to stay. That’s not to mention that you could well make back the money you spend on installing one if you ever come to see. A summer house or Granny Flat can be a real draw to potential buyers!

Big change- erect a kids treehouse
Pay off- kids happy to play at home
It is more than understandable that these days that many parents are anxious about their kids playing away from home. Being able to keep an eye on them is a huge plus, and means you know where they are and what they’re doing. It also means that if something does go wrong, you can be there to help out in an instant. A clever way to make your kids want to stay close to home is to provide them with something worth staying home for! A treehouse always gives your kids and young ones a tangible bit of privacy. They don’t just feel like they’re out in their parents garden. Plus a treehouse can grow with this. While kids might use it for games and adventures, it can transform into a study space for teenagers. In years down the line, when they visit with their partners, you could even get a sofabed up their and turn it into a spare room. Privacy for all- excellent!

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Acne Go Away

To have a smooth skin is expensive if you are not naturally gifted of having one. I never had a big problem in terms of pimples and acne growing up though, there was a time in my life where I had bad pimples and it did not stayed long. I had my first baby, my skin was fine. 

The acne problem  started when I was pregnant with my baby boy. It started coming out on my back, chest and face. Thought it would disappeared after giving birth but no hope, nothing! :( I tried over the counter acne products but it was just a waste of money.

My boy is now 4 years old, acne on my chest were gone which I am thankful, the back acne is still hanging on my back. frustrating but at least something I can hide. Now, my skin is very sensitive. The acne acted up, it gotten so aggressive when I started using a face powder. Damn it!  Thought I would get over with this acne since I'm no longer a teenager.

It's been two weeks since I started my subscription with this well known, popular acne treatment. It is very slow when it comes to result. 90 days supplies. Well see.. I'm running out of my patience. Beauty is pain and very expensive! :(

Easy Ways to Improve Your Natural Appearance

Unfortunately, we are not all blessed with cover girl looks. But we can make the best of what we have got. It just needs a little time and effort to be able to look better than you do now. If you look better, you might feel better. It can help to give you a little confidence boost too. So it is a bit of a no-brainer. Here are some simple steps that you can take to improve your appearance.

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Drink lots of Water
Dehydration can affect us in many ways. It can affect the look of your skin, as well as make you feel quite tired. So drinking lots of water is key to looking good. It will help to moisturize your skin from the inside. It will also help to clear your skin and reduce the number of blemishes that you get. Fully hydrated skin will also flush out toxins from your body. So the dark circles under your eyes will look a lot lighter than they have before. So it is perfect to help you look your best when you aren’t wearing makeup.

Take Care of Your Teeth
When you don’t take care of your skin, it can age you quite quickly. So it is a good idea to have a proper oral health routine in place. Then you can feel happier and more confident in your smile. If you feel at ease, you will naturally look better. If you aren’t completely happy with your teeth as they are, there are things that you could do. You should consider using some teeth whitening strips if you want your teeth to look a little whiter. You could also think about getting adult braces if you want your teeth to be straighter.

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Sleep
If you feel good, you will look good. So one way to feel good is by getting enough sleep. If you have energy, you will be able to live life to the fullest. Your skin and body will be able to rest and repair itself properly. People that don’t sleep enough are also more likely to be overweight. So if you aren’t getting much sleep at the moment, take steps to improve the amount that you get. It will make such a difference.

Posture
It is hard to believe how much our posture can affect how we look. If we hold ourselves well, we will look better in many ways. It will also help our health. If we are slumped over a lot, it can affect our bodies. It can also affect our muscles and train them incorrectly. We can then develop aches and pains from having bad posture. If you have lots of back pain, for example, it isn’t going to help us to improve our appearance. So think about how you stand and how you sit when at a desk. If you find you are in pain regularly, then take steps to change how you do those things. Training in a gym will also help if you are strengthening the correct muscles.