The Importance of Free Play Outside

The Importance of Free Play Outside

Did you know that kids nowadays spend 35% less time playing outside than we did when we were kids? I remember going out and making mud pies, swinging on the tire swing, swimming in the pool, and just creating an imaginary world where everything was fun and what I believed to be perfect.

I admit, it’s sometimes easier to get a break now and then by allowing my toddler to watch videos or play learning games on the tablet while I am trying to take care of things in the house or with baby sis, but I do try to make it a priority to get her outside for free play at least once a day.

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Tired of Paying for Cable and Don’t Have a Smart TV? Try the Google Chromecast!

Tired of Paying for Cable and Don’t Have a Smart TV? Try the Google Chromecast!

This post is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are our own.

I get it. Cable is expensive and you’re tired of paying for stuff that replays over and over on your TV every day.

We’ve been wanting to get rid of cable for years since it’s become ridiculous in price with no real improvements in broadcasting. After all, there are devices like the Google Chromecast that doesn’t come with a monthly fee to run. You pay the purchase price and you’re ready to start streaming from your mobile device to your TV once you have it connected to the HDMI port on your TV.

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Moving Abroad? Expat Checklist

Moving Abroad? Expat Checklist

Are you moving abroad? Careful planning is imperative for any relocation. The last thing you want is to run into problems whilst trying to adjust to your new lifestyle! After all, there is so much that needs to be considered, from organizing your paperwork and visa to getting your finances in order and adjusting to the new culture and way of life in your new destination. Keeping that in mind, read on for the ultimate moving abroad checklist…

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Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Parent

Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Parent


Nothing can truly prepare you for the life-changing experience of having children. You will find that your world changes in a whole host of ways which you could never have imagined in the past. And while we can’t pretend to tell you everything right here, we can offer you a brief guide of some of the things which are worth knowing before you have a little one. Hopefully, at least some of the advice in this article will prepare you for the ups and downs which you have in store.

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Managing the Litter Box While Pregnant

Managing the Litter Box While Pregnant

*This post is brought to you by Litter-Robot, all opinions are my own*

One day, you get the bright idea to get a kitten a couple months before you give birth to your second child not realizing how much effort a kitten requires.

 

It had been almost 16 years since I had a kitten and at that point in my life, it wasn’t difficult to handle since I didn’t have any kids. She was my furbaby. But since that furbaby passed last November, I knew I wanted to get another cat that my children could grow up with as we had a lot of love to give still.

Cats have always been my pet of choice ever since I was a young tot. All you have to do is play with them, pet them, feed/water and change the cat box.

I hate cleaning the litter box. I mean, who really enjoys scooping clumps of cat feces and urine?

One thing I noticed about our new cat is that she ate more than what my 16-year-old chubby cat would eat in a day. This also meant that her urine and poo output was rampant. I would need to clean it a couple of times a day if I didn’t want it becoming too full or smelly, plus, being pregnant on top of that, I was worried about contracting toxoplasmosis while cleaning out the litter box.

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