In retrospect on my birthday

It will be my birthday a few days from now.  At this stage of my life, I only wish for simple things, good health and more years to see through my children raise their own family.  I may not be that old, but there are health issues that need to be addressed to achieve a life that I wish for. While I’m working on my personal health goals, I’m trying to steer clear of unpleasant things, situations, and even people that would bring out unnecessary stress.

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Me time is all that I ask for my birthday.  I just want to stay at home and enjoy watching new shows on Netflix. I want to free my mind of worries for a moment while lounging on the couch or lie in bed with that super soft Foam By Mail cushion. (In retrospect, the closed cell foam sheets in our bed have also helped a lot in easing out the muscle and joint pains.)

Cheers to 49!

Productive Things to Do for Stay At Home Moms

Being a stay at home mom, contrary to what other people might think, is also a lot of work. We wake up early, cook breakfast, make the kids ready for school, then we’re left with a pile of mess to clean up, and an almost never-ending list of chores. But knowing moms to be really good at multitasking, there are times when we have already finished the massive list of chores to do and yet, we still want to do something productive. We dread the thought of sitting down, doing nothing and being unproductive. We moms always make the most out of our time, and when we’re left with nothing else to do, we still look for ways to feel productive at the end of the day.

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Fortunately, there are numerous things you can still do in the comforts of your own house that are definitely worth your time!

Re-Organize the House

Yes, you make sure that house is always spotlessly clean, but you can take it to the next level by organizing everything and making a system of ensuring it stays organized for a longer period of time. You can follow the famous phrase that says, “A place for everything, everything in its place” or the famous “5S” methodology (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Systematize, Sustain). Whichever trick you wish to use, it is important to know that smart organization is an effective tool in sustaining orderliness in the house and even can make a space appear bigger, giving more room for you and your kids to move around the house.

Do Some Redecorating

You may think redecorating is unnecessary, expensive and needs talent, but you’ll be surprised that it’s not. Everyone wants to live in a house that creates a positive response from those who live there and for anyone who would happen to visit. Redecorating helps out a lot because it can affect the overall ambiance in your house, giving you and your family a surprisingly refreshing feeling. It also doesn’t have to be expensive at all, all you need are the right tricks to transform your home even if you’re not an interior design pro. It doesn’t have to be one big major project as well, you can start by incorporating some of the latest trends in your home.

Create a meal plan for the week

Have you ever had those moments when you have a dinner menu in mind, and then suddenly you realize you lack one important ingredient? Did you ever find yourself throwing expired goods and stale veggies? Or worse, did you ever find yourself staring at your fridge at 5 pm wondering what to make for dinner? Well, fellow moms, if you ever felt the stress about running errands for one missing ingredient, the guilt for throwing excess food, or torn on what to cook for dinner every single day, then creating a meal plan is the answer! Creating a meal plan can save you a lot of time and energy, knowing what is on the menu makes prepping ahead a lot easier. Plus it doesn’t take that long to master creating it especially if you’re already familiar with your family favorites.

Try a new recipe

Impress your family by cooking out a new recipe, or baking some pastry. Research on some exciting recipes or watch tutorials on the internet. Or maybe it’s time to dig into that old cooking book you had and actually start trying the recipes out. Cooking something special for your family and watching them feel satisfied and be happy with it gives us a feeling of fulfillment at the end of the day.

Exercise

Being a mom also means we have to stay physically strong and healthy for our family. That’s why inserting exercise time in your busy schedule is so important. Exercise can also be a way to reduce stress from simply being a mother, improve the quality of your sleep, boost your energy, and makes you a role model to your kids. You don’t have to hit the gym and pay for an expensive membership. You can try Yoga or Zumba at home by simply watching free videos on the internet.

Being a mom is always a challenge, but being a mom is also a very fulfilling career. Every hour is spent on productive things for our family and our home. So at the end of the day, it’s always nice to have that feeling that we have accomplished so much from the time given to us.

Holiday Season: The Most Popular Time for a New Relationship

One of the things that people look forward to is the start of the holidays during the -ber months. By the time that October rolls around, there are countless parties that people can attend. There are Halloween parties wherein people can show off their creative side. This is followed by Thanksgiving, different countless parties, office parties, Christmas parties, and so much more.

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These different parties will allow you to have fun with the people that you know. You can also meet new people in the process. This explains why the holiday season is very popular in finding new people to mingle with. There are a lot of people who get together and form a relationship during this time of the year.

Why People Love the Holiday Season

This is the time when people can eat their favorite food. This is also the time when the weather starts to change. People can start wearing their knits again. The holidays can make people be filled with a joyous mood that will make them more likely to be open to forming new relationships with people. Some may meet at parties but there are also some who may meet through various dating sites.

There are a lot of people who snuggle up with each other during this season. By the time that spring comes, it may not be the same. Yet, the feeling that people have during the holiday season can be enough to make a lot of people happy.

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Different Reasons Why the Holiday Season Breeds New Relationships

There are various reasons why the holiday season can make people want to find their significant other whether in person or through an edinburgh dating site.

  • People will usually see their family members with their loved ones. It can be enough to make them feel that it is time for them to find their significant others too.
  • People will usually show how much they value others during the holiday season. Everyone wants to feel loved and this can be rampant during the holidays.
  • It allows people to give gifts to each other and show other people how much they are appreciated.

During the holidays, people just want to snuggle up with someone they are comfortable with. They want to be with people that they are familiar with. This is highly different from the spring season wherein people would like to try new things and consider new beginnings.

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Will Holiday Romance Last Forever?

How long will your holiday relationship last? It will depend on you. There are some that will only last for a few months but others would remember the holidays fondly because this is the time when they have met the love of their lives. There are always different places wherein you can find your loved one. It may be through dating sites in edinburgh or it may also be through the parties that you will attend. The best thing to do is just enjoy the moment. Who knows? You might actually find a relationship that will last.