The Festive Christmas Quiz

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Christmas is my favourite time of year. Bar none. No scrooging in this house – our tree is up, we’ve already started the shopping and the wrapping and I don’t even mind the odd Christmas song in the shops. Bring it on I say! All I want now is a bit of snow!

As you can imagine, we’re going to get very, very festive on this blog over the next month or so, but we’re beginning with a general overview of the festive season in our house. This is a quiz all about my Christmas favourites… the songs, the food and the fun activities we get up to. This is really the first Christmas where Short Rib has been properly aware of what’s going on, so it’s heading to be the most exciting one yet!

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Stressful Situations That Can Be Managed

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Life is full of stress and anyone who say it isn’t either is a very good liar, or is very good at managing and overcoming their stress. Being good at overcoming stressful situations can help you in a number of ways, one of which is your health. Being caught in the middle of a stressful situation can feel debilitating. When our minds and bodies get caught up, we can often find it difficult to see the way through the difficulties and find peace, which is exactly what stress intrudes upon – peace. As humans, we develop far better when we get into routines and feel comfortable, so when a situation arises that pulls us out of our comfort zone, it can be very difficult to turn it back around.

If you have a pet, you would see that when their routines get broken they react a certain way. Dogs start urinating indoors, they shed fur that usually wouldn’t be shed and they generally act erratically until routine and order is restored. People react in a similar manner to stressful situations, although there is often less shedding of fur! Everyone aims to feel safe, secure and happy and yet sometimes, this is just not possible. We cannot rely on everything that we are used to staying the exact same as we like. Things change, and while this is something difficult to overcome, we do often overcome them. Learning how to move forward and overcome stressful situations is not easy, but learning how to manage the stress so it doesn’t consume you is the key. So, what are the most stressful situations?

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How Difficult is it to be Self-Employed and Provide for a Family?

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If self-employment is something that you’re seriously considering right now (and record numbers of people in the UK are!), you’re probably also thinking about what it would mean for your family. Can you become self-employed and still provide for your family in a safe and stable way? It’s not an easy question to answer, and you’re going to have to think about your own circumstances before reaching a decision. However, there are some things that you should be aware of first; read on to learn more about those things.

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Technology That Can Improve Your Children’s Lives

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When you have small children at home, even though you love them, you may not trust them around technology. You’ve heard the story a million times, of parents who let their children play with their smartphone, and one day it slips through their tiny hands, smashing onto the ground. However, because of the modern world we live in, it’s very wise to start children off early and introduce technology into their lives.

People from an older generation find it difficult to adapt to the new ways of living and technology surrounds them. The opposite should be done for your small children, because you not only want them to adapt to technology but utilize it to live a better life. The home is where this journey can start, but at the same time, you need to be careful. Therefore, you should aim to bring child-friendly technology around them at a young age.

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Are These Steps Towards The Right Future For Your Children?

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When you have a family, all you could ever hope for is that your children will be happy and healthy. No matter your background, your beliefs, or how many children you have, it’s a universal wish for every parent anywhere. But sometimes you realize that you can’t take leave it to chance. Although you can hope that your children find themselves on the right path in the future, you may also want to think about the things that you can do to ensure that they lead happy, healthy, and contented lives. So much so, that it often becomes your life’s mission.

Whether you’re pregnant now and you’re just starting to think about the future, or you’ve been a parent for a while, there’s plenty of steps that you can take to guide the future of your children. Although you want to ensure that you do everything you can to bring up strong, stable, and responsible kids, it can also help to guide them along, and even put set steps in place so that things seem a little more set in stone. If you are keen to ensure your kids have the future they deserve, don’t just leave it to chance. Here are some steps you could consider taking if you want them to enjoy fulfilled futures.

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