Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Travelling The World With Family While You Work

When a little bundle of joy surprises you, it can cause you to take a different path in life to what you or your partner ever imagined. Suddenly, someone else is the number one priority in your life, and your goals and wishes change to accommodate the best life you could possibly give them. It may mean you didn’t get to tick everything off your bucket list and see the world, but when you really think about it - is there any reason why fulfilling your dreams won’t benefit your child just as much as you? Going after a successful career will show your child it is possible to be a fantastic mother and a strong and independent businesswoman; finding love if you’re a single mom will help to show them the fundamental values of a strong and healthy relationship; and  travelling the world with your child could actually set them up better in life than you first thought. If you are your own boss who can work from anywhere in the world or have saved for a trip around the world before your little one came along, there is no reason why you can’t still see the world with your child (or children) by your side.

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The Advantages Of Travelling With Young Children

Immersing your child into the different cultures around the world will not only help them to be aware of today’s ever-growing diversity but will actually allow them to grow up as a well-rounded person with a lot of life experience. It could potentially set your child up for a very successful future. Young children tend to have an extremely quick grasp on different languages, as at a young age you’re constantly learning about the world around you. Especially if you are staying put in each destination for a prolonged period of time, you’re child will have the opportunity to learn some of the language and potentially expand on it if they are homeschooled along the way. The skill of being bilingual is forever growing in favour in the eyes of employers nowadays, so already you are setting your child up for life-changing opportunities in their future. Life experience is also a high quality in the eyes of an employer - and your child having lived in other countries will help to broaden their options when they come to pick a career. A lot of career paths - like working in the Charity sector, the Arts, or even Business Communications - will need experience of different cultures and knowledge of languages will be advantageous. As well as the career advantages, it will also help to build a solid foundation of social skills and confidence for your child, as they will be meeting new people constantly and creating friendships with children of a whole range of different walks of life. It will also do amazing things for your mother-child bond. You’ll be continuously learning about the world and about each other, and be each other’s number one companion for the duration of your travels.

Destinations You May Want To Consider 

Unless you’re a millionaire, you will want to budget for your entire trip. Travel, food, water, currency - it will all add up to a jaw-dropping amount after a while if you don’t keep track. You also have the responsibility of ensuring you have appropriate insurance for you and your child should any medical emergencies arise whilst on the road. Some travellers may be ok packing a backpack and setting off, just going with the flow and seeing where they’ll end up. However, you may want to have more of an organised route to ensure yours, and your child’s safety and world travel success. When considering each of your destinations - as you will need to decide on these before you plan a route - you will want to consider the exchange rate and cost of living. The more expensive places you may only want to stay for as long as it takes to see all the sights you don’t want to miss, but destinations with cheap living it is recommended you stay and completely immerse yourself in the culture for the ultimate travel experience. You could even rent or buy a cheap property out there, so you have somewhere to stay for a prolonged period of time and save on food as you can prepare and cook your own rather than eating out. Here are some destinations you may find are within budget range to do just that:


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As many people refer to Indonesia as “the melting pot of cuisine and culture”, it is a destination that should not be missed off of your itinerary. Home to the world's largest lizards - the Komodo Dragon and South East Asia’s biggest National Park, you are unlikely to experience another group of islands quite like this one. It is extremely ethnically diverse with other 300 languages spoken, so you may want to consider staying put for a while. Websites like cheap properties to buy, so you will be able to save costs like previously mentioned, or alternatively, Indonesia is also home to some of the most luxurious hotels and beaches in the world - so it may be a destination of choice to splurge on.



Krakow in Poland is rich in history, beautiful architecture, and stunning excursions to Zakopane and the Salt Mines. There are apartments to rent right in the main town square, and you will experience every season here - it is hot in the summer, and below freezing with very snowy winters. You can even experience some of World War II’s history first hand, if on the curriculum for your little one, and visit Birkenau and Auschwitz, although this will depend on their age.


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With the gorgeous food on offer and exhilarating outdoor activities, Morocco has something to offer everyone. You can trek Mount Toubkal, and camp along the way with your little one before experiencing the breathtaking views at 4,167m, or take a camel ride along the beach at Essaouira. You can even visit the public steam baths - which used to be the only place where people were able to take a bath - and are favourable over either their luxury spa competitors.

The Logistics 

It may seem like upheaving your entire life and travelling the world is just too much to handle right now, but if you break it down into easy steps, you’ll find it can actually be quite simple. You will want to tie up all your loose ends at home first. Depending on how long you intend to be away for you may consider, if living in a rented property, ending your contract and placing all your belongings in storage while you’re away. This will be a cheaper option than continuing to pay rent on a property you will not be living in - which would need a housekeeper to keep things in check while you’re away - another unneeded cost. If you are already on the property ladder, you may want to consider renting your home out while you are away. This will mean you have a monthly income, and all your bills will be taken care of. It will also mean you have the added security of knowing your home will be kept safe and secure - and there is someone to water your houseplants and garden. If you have pets - depending on the animal - you may consider taking them with you. A lot of people take their dogs travelling, and some even their cats. However, if you have small animals or are reluctant to take your animal with you, it is recommended that you find a long-term sitter for them. A trusted friend or family member will ensure they are well taken care of while you’re away. On the career side of things, you are either taking your work with you on the road, so you’ll need to make sure you have all the appropriate technology and a wifi source in each destination, or you will be leaving it behind. You may decide to leave employment entirely, or if you run your own business, leave all dealings in the hands of a trusted colleague who can liaise with you wherever you are in the world. Education is something you will need to take full reigns of while your child is travelling with you. Of course, you may be taking them out of school for a while, but that doesn’t mean they can’t follow a curriculum that will ease them back into school when they return. You can either purchase all of the materials yourself and be their tutor, or you have the option of an online tutor or local to your travels tutor. Wherever you go there will be teachers available to you, it is just a case of doing your research about which option will suit you and your child best. As long as you do in-depth research, and plan extremely well for every aspect that has been mentioned above, you and your child (or family) will have one of the most memorable and enriching experiences travelling the world together and will set each of you up for a very fulfilled life.

Four Days Before Christmas..

.. yet I am not done with my Christmas shopping.

I and my Mom will be going to the city later today. Hopefully I am get done what is supposed to be done before Christmas. Keeping my finger's cross.

On the other hand, the little big tot is excited for Christmas. He organized an exchange gift on the 24th with the family and few of my cousin. It the first time. So no wonder everybody is feeling giddy and excited. I am amazed of how the little big tot and his cousins save from thier allowance to spend for their manita and manito's gift.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Protection Makes Perfect: How To Keep Your Tribe Under Control

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As a parent, it’s likely that you’re going to want to be able to protect your children as much as possible. It’s just the natural instinct that comes with being a mom. But there are often lots of different ways that we can think about doing this. From physical protecting to making sure they stay happy, there can be a lot to take on. But one of the most important will always be to stop them from getting sick. And this can often be easier said than done. But if you get the hang of some key areas, you will find that you’re able to keep them protected so much more efficiently that you would think. So let’s take a look at what you can do to keep everyone - including the dogs - protected.

Prevention Is Key

If on the one hand we have protection, then prevention will always be on the other. Because prevention is often easier than cure. For your kids, this is going to be in the form of their immune system. You’re going to want to keep is strong if they’re going to fight off any sicknesses. Vitamins supplements are great for this, just to ensure that they are getting what they need. And you’re definitely going to want to visit this website for the dogs. Because keeping them free from sickness is another thing you should look to do.

Focus On Good Hygiene 

 Another great protection tactic is to ensure that you all practice good hygiene at all times. It’s so easy to just assume that this is the case, but you’re not always going to know that. Instead, you should take a look at this post base on the things you should aim to put in place. If you can all do this, your chances of getting sick are likely to be reduced.

Keep Growing Strong 

You’re pretty much full grown (or so we hope!), but your kids and dogs might not be. So, you’re going to want to make sure that the things you feed them are going to contribute to helping them grow big and strong. If you can keep on track with healthy eating and ensure that you’re buying the best dog food too, everyone will always feel better in themselves.

Prioritize Rest 

Now we need to talk bedtimes. Because if you want to stay protected, you all need to sleep. Granted, the dog probably does sleep for most of the day - so they’re going to be okay. But the rest of you? You need to stick to the right bedtimes as seen here so that your bodies can heal and repair, and you can wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy.

Treat Issues Early 

Finally, you’re also going to want to act fast if you do discover that one of your has got sick. From head lice to stomach bugs and the dreaded ticks for the dogs, if you treat the issues early and work on stopping them from spreading, you’re going to all feel that bit more protected.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Get On Track To Eating Healthy

If you have trouble monitoring what you eat or you're not sure what to eat during the day, then consider talking to a nutritionist. When you visit at a nutritionist Boulder CO office, you'll discuss ways that you can track the number of calories that you consume and how to prepare meals at home. You'll also talk about what you can order when you go out to eat and what you might need to do if you need to lose weight or gain weight.

One sign that you might need to see a nutritionist is that you think there's an issue with the foods you eat or if you've had an allergic reaction to certain foods. The nutritionist can give you a list of the foods that have the same flavors and that can give you the vitamins and nutrients that you're missing from the foods that you can't eat. You can also talk about the signs that you have that might warrant a visit to your doctor so that you can have testing done to determine what you're allergic to instead of guessing.

If you've tried every diet that you can think of with little to no results for losing weight, then it might be time to see a nutritionist. Your nutritionist can offer encouragement while offering ideas about the foods that would work best with your body so that you see weight loss results. You can talk about the healthy behaviors with eating and some of the things that you shouldn't do so that you can be healthy instead of feeling like you have to eat when you're bored or just to sustain the body's energy. You can also talk to a nutritionist if you've been diagnosed with a condition like diabetes or if your doctor tells you that you have high cholesterol or that you need to monitor certain blood levels. You can learn about how to keep a journal of the foods that you eat and what to substitute for the foods that you shouldn't eat during the day. A nutritionist can help you restructure your dietary life in a short time if you take the time to get healthy.

Have an attic? Here's what you can do with it

If you have an attic you aren't using, you might be wondering what your options are for updating it. After all, simply storing boxes and old photo albums isn't really making the most of the space you have. Many attics are very spacious, and an attic renovation could provide you with new, usable space in your home. Before you get started with your renovation, you need to decide what type of space you're going to create. Fortunately, you have several options.

Guest room
Consider creating a comfortable guest room in your attic space. You could add a couple of throw rugs, a bed, and a dresser. When guests come to visit from out of town, they'll be able to save money on a hotel and you'll get to spend extra time with them. You can easily get furniture from garage sales or thrift shops in your area, so consider creating a guest room today.

Play room
Another option is to create a play room. A play room is ideal if you have small children who have a lot of toys. Creating a play room will minimize clutter and toys in the rest of your home and will offer one simple, centralized play area for your kids to spend time together playing. If your children are grown, a play area could offer a nice place for guests who have children. The kids will be able to play while you and your friends hang out and chat.

Game room
Finally, consider converting your attic into a game room. This could be a fun, comfortable place to enjoy playing board games or video games with your family members and friends. Add a couple of bean bag chairs and some old televisions for video games or set up a fun table for board games. No matter what types of games you enjoy playing, having a game room creates a fun, exciting space you can entertain your guests and have fun spending time together. A game room can also be a fun space for watching movies together as a family, so you could place an old DVD or VHS player in the attic for added fun.

Friday, December 8, 2017

7 Ways To Improve Your Home In 2018

They say “New year, new you,” but why not make it a new home instead? Making some home improvements in 2018 will not only help transform your property into your dream home, but it could help you add value to your home too. Need some inspiration? Check out these seven ways to improve your home in 2018.


1. Revamp your kitchen

Have you always wanted a more stylish or spacious kitchen? Why not make 2018 the year you make it happen? A kitchen can be the heart of a family home and if you’re not completely happy with how it looks - especially if it was like that when you moved in, then making some changes could really transform your home.

There are plenty of affordable ways to revamp your kitchen, and it’s something you can tackle bit by bit instead of trying to do everything all at once. From replacing your flooring to installing new units, there are several different things you can do to give your kitchen a much-needed makeover in 2018.

2. Landscape your backyard


Your backyard can be somewhat neglected compared to the rest of the house, that is until summer comes around and you want to start using it. Transform your backyard into somewhere you want to spend time and enjoy, think of it as an extension of your home. You can neaten up your lawn, add some decking or a patio to help give it some character and make it perfect for entertaining.

As part of your backyard improvement project, make sure that it’s safe for your family to use. Get help removing unwanted guests with this pest control company, who will get rid of those creatures that can make you fearful of venturing in your own backyard. You’ll appreciate being able to use it when summer comes along, so why not plan a big family barbecue to celebrate your transformed outdoor space?

3. Upgrade your furniture

Is your furniture looking a little worn and damaged? It could be making your home look a bit tired and dated too. Give a little TLC to your furniture by making repairs and getting rid of old furniture that is broken to the point of no return. You can buy affordable furniture from many places (and not just IKEA) that will give you some options to revamp your furniture on a budget.

As an alternative to buying new furniture, why not think about upscaling your existing furniture? It’s amazing what you can do with a fresh coat of paint and some new details. You could even re-purpose your old furniture to prevent things from going to waste. If you’re looking for some inspiration, then try Pinterest and Instagram, while YouTube also has some excellent tutorials to help you complete top DIY improvement projects.

4. Make your home greener

Going green is something you can do at any time in your home, but why not make it a New Year’s resolution? Going green will help the environment through reducing your household waste, while also helping you to reduce your household bills - it’s a win-win! There are so many ways you can make your home greener, with some that can be done instantly like recycling your garbage.

Some other cost-effective ways of making your home greener include replacing your light bulbs with energy-efficient ones, conserving water with a purpose-built showerhead and simply using less electricity in your home. If you have money to spend, you could make your home even greener further by installing some solar panels. Going greener is something you can work on every year, helping to reduce your family’s energy spend but also working towards building a greener planet.

5. Give the exterior a makeover

You wouldn’t believe the difference that revamping the exterior of your home can make. It’s one of those great property enhancers for new homeowners and existing homeowners that can add value to a property and make it look more attractive from the outside. Some new windows or doors might make all the difference, or you could give the front a fresh coat of paint.

Another way to improve the exterior of your home is to get a pressure washer. You can rent or buy one to help blast away any tough areas and make them look new again. This can be done every year to make sure your exteriors stay in the best shape possible.

6. Add some personality

It’s one thing to create a dream home that looks like it’s part of a home decor magazine, but it’s another to give it a personality. Your home should reflect your tastes and your preferences, but it should also contain some of your personality. Find stylish ways to display your family photos add souvenirs and trinkets that bring you memories and choose colours that bring life to your home. You could have the best-looking home there is, but if it doesn’t look like anyone’s really living there, it could look cold.

Try refreshing your home accessories now and then to fit in with current trends and themes. Buying cushions, throws and other pieces is an affordable way to revamp your home regularly and to reflect your changing tastes.

7. Use technology to transform your home

‘Smart’ homes are going to be even bigger news next year, so why not join the millions of people who are already upgrading theirs? Smart home systems allow you to control lighting, temperature and even your schedule using apps or voice commands that can make things a little easier around the home.

Smart home systems are great for helping you to save money, and they’re becoming even more affordable to own.

Making changes to your home is a great way to start off the new year. Set yourself a budget or a plan for your home improvements and transform your home the better. You’ll be surprised at the difference even the smallest of changes can make, making your house feel truly like a home.

16 Days Before Christmas!

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16 days before Christmas.....

Indeed Christmas is just around the corner, the hustle and bustle is on once again. Everybody are getting excited and shopping stuff for thier love ones.  But for me, I havent started shopping yet. Well, I already bought two gifts for my godchildren and clothes for my nephew the rest I will do it next week.

In as much as I want to get rid of the long queues on the cashiers I cant simply do it. I have to wait till I get hold of my budget. Since, the hustle and bustle is inevitable I will make a list of what I need to buy. I already check what I want to buy for myself so it will be easier for me to shop.

How about you? Are done with your Christmas list?

Monday, December 4, 2017

A 3 Layered Approach To Build A Base Of Super Fans For Your Business

Superfans are those slightly obsessed customers that you hear about that wait out in tents in the freezing December cold, just to be the first in line at a product release. They are the ones that talk your products up on forums, create a demand for your items because of the higher prices they are willing to pay, and the ones that get others engaged with your brand with their sheer enthusiasm. They are the ones that hold unofficial meetups in hotels up and down the country, simply because they want to hang out with other fans and show off their collection. For all these reasons superfans are fans that are most definitely worth having, and below you can find out about our three-step system on how to get them.

Step 1 Basics 

First, of all, you need to get the basics of your business right, something that if you are looking to turn a profit, you should be doing anyway.

That means addressing issues such as product quality, price point, and branding, as well as looking at the customer's buying and post-purchase experience and how happy they are with those. A user-friendly experience on your website will be of primary concern for this, as many the majority of customers will be buying online. To achieve this, you will need to ensure you have a customer-focused website, meaning you will pay attention to UX design in all its aspects. Something you can find out a little more about by clicking the link.

Customer service can also be dealt with via your website by including instant chat boxes and FAQs in addition to telephone numbers and a postal address for queries and complaints. Of course, most folks like to air their grievances online via social media and reviews sites now, so you will also need to address this in the plan for your basic business model. Something you can find out more about here.

Step 2 cult status 

The next part of the plan to achieve a superfan base is to ensure your product is something that they can get excited over. Some products have a distinct advantage here because they are more visually appealing, making sharing over social media a lot more likely. Think items such as jewellery and shoes that people covet already.

However, fangirl/boying over a specific item isn't limited totally to niche products, in fact with some clever marketing strategy you can create a buzz around whatever it is you are offering. Something that can increase the chances folks will have a strong positive opinion your product, that you can translate into a strong need to buy.

One of these tactics is offering limited editions. That means marketing a small number of items that are special in some way for a short time only. This encourages talk online, as well as demand and helps to encourage people to explore the advantages of such an offer and so your product and brand. It also encourages them to buy before they run out.

In fact, having a larger demand than production is an excellent way to raise your product to the cult status, as what is more exclusive than having to wait for your desired item? Just ask Hermes. Their items are so limited in stock that they don't even have a waiting list for the Birkin bag anymore. Try and buy one in store and you will inevitably be told that they are out of stock though, demonstrating that they are having no trouble selling their product at all. A superfan's love of your product can be a valuable business asset. Image from Pixabay

Step 3 Create a group and identity 

The last step in design to really encourage superfans to maintain their interest and momentum, as this will keep them spreading the positive word online and increase demand for your products.

To do this, it can help to emphasise their status as fans and bring them together to create a group identity. Strategies that are effective for this include offering them first look perks at new product launches, giving them access to restricted and bonus content and proving an official forum that they can use to discuss your product. Something that is also can provide useful feedback for your company on your product and customer service.

The idea here is really to make them feel as special as possible, to reward them for loyalty, and to incorporate their love of your product into their lives to such as extent that it became part of their identity. It is in this way that you will create and ultimately keep superfans. Fans that create a greater demand for your product and help to promote your brand for you online. Something that makes them a truly valuable business asset.