Life Skills You Should Teach Your Kids During the Pandemic

I guess the title of this post really should be just “Life Skills You Should Teach Your Kids”, since, if you’re a parent you’re kinda responsible for imparting knowledge to your offspring, but since we are all spending a bit more time at home and all together these days, well…we might as well be specific with the title!

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While your child may be cooped up in homeschool or other forms of distance learning, why not take this opportunity to teach them important life skills that won’t just get them straight A’s in school but also in life?

In this article, we’ll list some important life skills you yourself can teach your children while staying safely at home.

Basic Cooking

Not all kids (and to be honest, not all adults) would like the idea of working in a kitchen. However, let’s face it: one way or another your kids will most likely have to do their cooking later in life. So let’s teach them to enjoy the act of making delicious and healthy meals.

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10 Areas Most Important Areas of the House to Keep Clean, and Why

When life gets busy, cleaning your house can seem like a challenging task—but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you don’t have to keep clean your entire house. You can clean specific areas of your house and still maintain high hygiene standards. 

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This article identifies the 10 areas that are the most important to keep clean in the house and why from a professional house cleaning company in Louisville called Super Cleaning.

Sink

Your sink sees a lot of use every day. All the washing up and rinsing off that goes on every day in your sink means that your sink could be the dirtiest spot in your home.  Your sink could be harboring more germs than your toilet. That’s why the sink deserves a thorough clean regularly to keep it free from germs and other bacteria. Keeping your sink in a pristine condition allows you to prevent foodborne diseases, take the hassle out of food preparation, and extend the life of your sink. Fortunately, cleaning your sink doesn’t have to be difficult. All you need is a mild cleanser like baking soda and vinegar and a scrub brush. 

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How Can You Control Pests Naturally?

Living out in “the country” as we do, we’ve run into a great many more “pests” than we ever encountered in our previous cookie-cutter neighborhood. We expected this, of course. But we’ve had to be creative about how we control pests in our area. First and foremost, because safety is a big deal to us. We have pets and kids and we grow things that we eat, so we don’t just want to be destroying our property in order to keep the pests out.

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How does it feel having pests or rodents roaming around your home? It’s not a great feeling! Some pests such as termites can cause material damage while others such as wasps can be a matter of life and death when they bite you (if you have a child who is allergic as we do).

There are many ways of controlling pests depending on the extent of infestation. The use of chemicals can come with negative effects, but the good news is that you can still use various natural approaches to control pests. Let’s explore some of the best natural approaches for pest control as we learn from pest control experts from Flanders (New Jersey):

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Must-Have Nursery Items for a Fall Baby

My sweet cousin is getting ready to have her first baby. Not only am I super excited for the baby, but I also love that fall is one of the best times of the year to welcome your new bundle of joy into the world! The weather is not too hot, and in some cases not too cold (if it’s not snowing yet). But the best part of having a fall baby is that you get to kick off the holiday season with your new addition — starting with Halloween. The thought of shopping for your little one’s first Halloween costume can be so exciting. While adding a Halloween costume to the nursery closet is a must, here’s a list of some items that your fall baby needs for the changing weather. 

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Swaddle blankets

Because the temperature only drops at night, using a really cozy swaddle blanket for day naps is more than enough. Baby Tula baby blankets are made with 100% viscose from bamboo, making them cozy but also breathable. The pulp from the bamboo also makes these blankets plump with softness. Make sure you have plenty of swaddle blankets to provide the most comfort and warmth for your baby so you don’t have to worry about layering them with a ton of clothing. 

Wipe warmer

For those changes in the middle of the night, your baby is going to love the fact that their wipes aren’t freezing cold from being taken straight out of the package. There’s nothing worse than a cold touch after being snuggled up. Keep the crying to a minimum and remember to keep the warmer stocked up and plugged in. It’s also a lot quieter too when pulling a wipe from this device instead of from a crinkling package. 

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What to Do if You Find an Injured or Orphaned Wild Animal

If you ever visit our home, you’ll realize pretty quickly that we are surrounded by quite a bit of wildlife. From the pairs of hawks that soar over our woods to the family of bunnies that snacks in our yard, there’s lots of opportunity for viewing of animals…and for helping them if they need it.

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How would you feel if you found an injured wild animal or a baby animal looking abandoned? As humans, it’s in our biology to feel empathy. However, the way we act out of our kind hearts can either ameliorate or exacerbate the animal’s condition. 

As a general rule of thumb, humans should never interact with wild animals. That’s why you have to be certain the animal is either injured or orphaned. Here is a good resource to find solutions when dealing with a situation like this.

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