Make your garden a grown-up’s haven once the kids leave home.

Make your garden a grown-up's haven

  The years before our kids leave home, we imagine what it will be like to have the peace and quiet and the time and gumption to convert some of our pipe dreams into plans of action. Reality, however, can be far different than we image and with the never ending quiet and time on our …

Sleep tight! Our guide to a good night’s sleep.

Guide to a good night's sleep.

  Sleep can feel like a big challenge sometimes – a good night’s sleep that is.   This is especially true when you’re a Mom like me. I have suffered through a fair few years of sleep-deprived nights. It goes with the territory I suppose.   While I couldn’t control children getting up, for one …

Switching addictions: Coffee to sugar free hot chocolate with coconut oil.

Sugar free hot chocolate with coconut oil.

I sit here sipping on a lovely, warm mug of sugar free hot chocolate with coconut oil – a recipe I devised myself and a drink that I’ve come to enjoy as my go-to comfort drink, no matter what time of day.   As a result of this new recipe, we drink very little coffee …

Moving house: Here’s how to handle it like a pro.

Moving house: How to handle it like a pro.

  Moving house can be very stressful.   They say that buying the home is the hard part, but the upheaval of moving your life from one home to another has to be the hardest part. It can feel like a never-ending process, especially if you’re moving across states and even venturing into a new country. …

The right path: Youth volunteering and community involvement.

Youth volunteering and community involvement.

  When creating a resume for future jobs or preparing for a college application, young people are often encouraged to get involved in extracurricular activities and consider youth volunteering and community involvement.   While volunteering is a great way to “stand out” from others, it is also good for one’s physical and mental health. Volunteering in the …

5 surprising things to take care of when starting your business.

Things to take care of when starting your business.

  Starting a business is an excellent adventure that can be very exciting and make you a lot of money.   It’s a great way to pursue your skills and make a difference in your life. You are completely independent and don’t have to answer to anyone else.   It does mean you now have a …

3 ‘never too early’ healthy habits to encourage in children.

Walking

  The habits we develop as children can last a lifetime, and there are 3 basic, ‘never too early’ healthy habits to encourage in children that will serve them well throughout their lives.   Although our views and preferences often change over time, what we learned at a young age can be the easiest things to return to. …