Every expert in the field of education knows how to say that children’s social abilities affect their situation at school and later also their abilities in the labor market, but are these abilities significant already at the age of a few months? In the last two decades, the field of infant research has grown and expanded greatly, especially the study of infant brain development and the connection of this development to emotional and social abilities. The issue of the social development of infants is constantly evolving and therefore, it is known that it is best to develop skills as early as possible.  How can youRead More →

I am always looking for ways to save money and this is especially true for our food costs. Feeding a family of four can be pricy! My attempts to save money on the grocery bill have taken many forms over the years ranging from couponing to list-making & budgeting! We have cut out junk food and recently, thanks to our homesteading journey turned to hunting and raising our own meat. Of course, growing our own garden would be a great way to reduce our vegetable costs at the grocery store… but our garden is not yet producing and it’s going to take some time beforeRead More →

trail running after peroneal tendonitis with my husband

Every day, it feels like you’re bombarded with the best ways to keep fit. This could be through healthy eating to boost your immune system or it could be encouraging you to call a friend to motivate you to go to the gym. However, while you might start this with good intentions, you soon realize how busy you are, and this can impact your consistency, meaning you quickly fall out of the habit. There’s no doubt it is difficult to find the time to exercise, but you don’t need to give yourself an hour every day. Instead, consider these ways to sneak in a littleRead More →

It’s great to be healthy and to focus on what that means for you. Not all of our journeys are the same. However, keeping in mind how to live healthily and how to make good decisions not only helps you gain the benefit from doing so, but it enables you to feel confident and self-assured in your discipline. That can be quite an empowering experience. But of course, if something is worth doing, it’s worth sharing the benefit. This means that caring not only for your own diet can be a great idea, but caring for the general health of your household, too. What doesRead More →

When it comes to your health, you might be guilty of only looking at the extreme end of things. If you don’t spot a major problem with your body, you tend to assume that everything is fine. However, major health problems usually stem from minor issues that you can ignore. So, it helps to identify some minor health problems that might lead to bigger ones. In turn, it becomes far easier to deal with smaller issues before they get too big and problematic.  This is a Collaborative post. Joint soreness Do you always suffer from joint soreness? Perhaps it’s in your hip, shoulder, knee, wrist,Read More →

According to research conducted in 2020, it was concluded that eating a healthy diet with the right quantities of proteins supports the body’s immunity. It shows how food plays a massive role in protecting us from diseases, and so it is best to know which foods best support the immune system and the right quantities. If you are wondering which foods those are, below are a few examples to assist you. This is a Collaborative post. Shellfish Image credit The right amount of zinc in your diet is just what your body needs to have a well-functioning immune system. However, zinc doesn’t get as muchRead More →

Bad habits tend to be things that we ignore most of the time. Some people might even consider a bad habit to be a quirk that can often define someone and give them an identity. We’ve all done it before and it’s usually a bit of innocent fun. For example, you might have a friend that’s known to be able to drink a lot, or you might know somebody that bites their nails so much that it starts to affect their fingers. Whatever quirky behaviours people have, there’s a very fine line between a bad habit and an addiction. Addictions are generally defined as havingRead More →

As part of our homesteading journey, we want to explore a lot of different DIY self-sufficient projects! In fact, part of the reason I got the two goats was with the intention of milking them when they came of age! With homegrown milk comes the option to make homemade cheese! Of course, we won’t be able to make cheese from our goat’s milk for a while longer, perhaps next fall. But that wasn’t going to stop me from trying things out a bit early and it turns out that making your own homemade cheese – while a bit time consuming, isn’t very hard at all!Read More →

Settling into the homesteading life has been both challenging and rewarding! I’m happy to say that the kids love it so far and I’m a pretty big fan myself! I’m pretty sure even my husband has enjoyed expanding his woodworking skills when I badger him about building yet one more thing. It’s become pretty apparent that there will always be something to build, fix, or improve upon while we set up and learn! But that’s half the fun of it all! The kids have jumped in full force and participate in the morning and afternoon chores which I am grateful for as there are aRead More →

What is the one thing you would change about your appearance? While a number of things involve drastic surgery and a lot of pain, one thing you can do to alter your appearance is to improve your smile. A healthy-looking, white set of teeth can work wonders for your confidence, helping to change how you feel when you look in the mirror, as well as being good for your oral health. The good news is that you can improve your smile in a number of ways, without having to spend a fortune. Ready to get your dream smile? Here are some affordable ways to improveRead More →