Your Dream Date Night

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Date nights are awesome… but we don’t have many these days. Our parents don’t live all that locally and, frankly, we don’t get enough time with our Short Rib to want to give him up for a night and do anything else. That said, in a recent charity raffle at his nursery, we won what I considered to be the star prize. 6 hours of free babysitting with Short Rib’s favourite worker. We’ve been wracking our brains trying to figure out what to do and when… but we’re so long out of the dating game, that it’s harder than it sounds.

So, looking for inspiration, I put the question out there.

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The Essential Guide to Family Hiking

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When people talk about activities that are great for the body and mind, a lot of them talk about fairly standard forms of exercise. One thing that isn’t mentioned nearly enough is hiking. There are so many reasons why hiking should be something you take up. Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s an amazing workout for your legs and lungs. It also helps promote mental health, as do many exercises that take place in green areas. Short Rib is a super active toddler, though not at the stage where hiking is suitable just yet (he’s not hit two years old at the time of writing) it is something we’re going to look into doing with him later.

A lot of people also underestimate how good hiking can be for families. There are loads of great hiking spots in the UK, and many of them can be tackled by kids and young teens (provided you don’t intend to complete the entire thing!). If you’re interested in taking your family out for a hike, here are the things you need to keep in mind.

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Mental Health: The Key To Physical Wellbeing

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So, summer is here and the holidays are just around the corner. It’s time where a lot of us decide it’s time to get in shape and start living right!

Let me guess; you want to tackle your physical health so you’ve decided to eat healthily? You’ve also signed up to a gym and started exercising more? Okay, there is nothing wrong with any of these things. After all, a balanced diet and lots of exercise are vital to a long and healthy life. However, maintaining your body isn’t always the answer. Sometimes, you can eat as many fruit and vegetables as you like and it won’t make a difference. If your head isn’t in the right place, your body will follow suit. With that in mind, here are the tips that will exercise your brain instead of your body.

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3 Ways Technology Is Helping Us Live Longer

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One of the most important aspects of life is preserving yourself for the later years. Usually, this means a combination of healthy eating, exercise, and avoiding injuries and illnesses. Sadly, this isn’t always possible because we don’t live in a plastic bubble. We are all exposed to the outside world and all its harmful bacteria floating around all over the place, tripping hazards, fast cars, rollercoasters… danger everywhere, hah.

Thankfully, researchers are always looking for new ways to improve our lives, and in the past decade, we’ve seen countless new innovations that have helped us bolster our health to make us live longer, healthier and happier lives. To give you three ideas on how technology has helped us, here are a few advances that we’ve seen in recent years that can have a serious impact on your wellbeing.

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7 Things To Consider When Introducing Technology To Your Home

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It might sound a little odd to prepare a post about technology that isn’t describing all the new tech gadgets that you need at home. It sounds even more old-fashioned to spread the thought that technology can sometimes be bad. After all, in a world where you can pay coffee from your smartphone, the idea of showing the dark side of technology feels a little ludicrous. It’s a debate however that rages constantly, especially in the parenting world where kids know their way around a tablet better than their parents by their 3rd birthday.

So let’s discuss it! Is it the devil incarnate, that kids shouldn’t touch? Or should your entire household get on the gadgetry as soon as possible? There are pros and cons of course. It’s is about the possible life-changing consequences that the use of tech could have in the short and long terms on people, their lifestyle, and their social and mental development.

So should you be living in the tech house of the future? You should consider these points…

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3 Awesome Home Decor Items You Need To Own Right Now

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We’re always on the hunt for new furniture in this house – in the past month, we’ve replaced our TV stand and obtained a coffee table, which Short Rib has commandeered as his artist’s table and toy storage chest. It seems to work for everyone! Wes is now after a new TV (for the new TV stand, of course). I’m putting my foot down though, turning my attention to the smaller items of home décor.

I am big into eclectic mixes and unique items. Things I’ve never seen anywhere else, and that are all different in their own little way. When we were approached by UncommonGoods to have a look at their wares, I was genuinely in my own little piece of home furnishing heaven.

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