A Rocky Road: How To Deal With The Challenges In A Relationship

Relationships are tough. They involve a great deal of compromise, hard work, and difficulty. A lot of people assume that once they find the right person that it’s all going to be smooth sailing from then on but the reality is a lot more complicated than that. Sometimes you’re going to find yourself coming up against roadblocks in your relationship, and it can be difficult to figure out how to get past them. In order to help you and your partner do just that, here are some simple pieces of advice to help you weather the difficult times in any relationship.


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4 Tips for Tackling Life’s Curveballs

A curveball is in reference to a baseball pitch; it’s the one that nobody expects and throws all the player off. Life is full of curveballs. When we least expect it, something will happen that will throw us off course. Whether it’s being fired from a job, a surprise pregnancy or a medical diagnosis, there will be times when you have to muster extra strength to get through. There’s no point in trying to bury your head in the sand in an attempt to avoid it all because that will only put off the inevitable. Here are some tips for coming face to face with life’s curveballs and surviving.

Don’t Take It Personally

When something goes wrong, it isn’t because the universe is out to get you. Try to remember that you’re not the first person to deal with something tough and you won’t be the last. If you take every knock you have personally, you’ll never be able to learn from the experience. Often times, there is no rhyme or reason to the things we have to go through, so there’s no point in thinking you’re being punished for something or taking things personally. In fact, it’s often the exact opposite. If you’re open to it, you could turn a bad experience into an opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Your Home Ready For A New Arrival!

When you’ve got a baby on the way, there are a lot of different things that you need to think about. It can be incredibly difficult to know what to concentrate on when you have so much stuff racing through your mind! However, one of the most important things of all is making sure that your home is actually ready for the new arrival. After all, the last thing you want is to end up with a home that is totally unsuitable for a new baby. With that in mind, here are some of the things that you should do before your baby arrives to make sure that your home is ready.

Finish up any DIY jobs

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Parenting Priorities For Families With Toddlers

As a parent of children from one to fours years, you will have some very distinct issues to deal with. These can affect all sorts of things including your quality of life, as well as your child’s development. That is why it is essential to get your priorities in order and stick to them even when things get tough. Read on for more information.


First of all, a major issue for kids between one to four is often sleep. If your little one is sleeping through the night, then you are super lucky, as many don’t. Other seem as if they have settled into a nighttime routine, only to have it disrupted later by things like teething or illness. Read the rest of this entry »

Green Fingers: Your Guide To Creating An Easily Manageable Garden

Most parents won’t have a lot of time to maintain their gardens this summer. That is because the kids will take their summer holiday from school, and we have to keep them entertained. Still, we don’t want things to overgrow and look untidy. So, we have to think of ideas that will help to reduce the amount of work. There is a short guide on this page that you can use for inspiration. Of course, the actions you take will depend on the size and shape of your outdoor space. However, the basic rule of thumb is that you just need to make changes that limit the amount of time you will have to spend in the garden.

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