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!
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.
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.
COFFEE, folks, I’m talking about coffee! And if you’re like me and you don’t always care for hot coffee, then tea, let’s include tea, as well.
Over the past few months, as we’ve dealt with the insanity that has been 2020, most days I find myself needing just one more cup of tea. And I find my husband coming out of our office (where he works full time) for just one more cup of coffee. Apparently it calms us? Or we *think* it does. So when I heard that I could get a variety of coffees and teas delivered directly to our home on a regular basis, well. It sounded like the best thing to happen in 2020, as far as I’m concerned.
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.
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):
The art of setting your table is THE trend of the moment. With all the swoon-worthy photos on Instagram, the fad may just turn into the norm. Who doesn’t like to serve fabulous food to their nearest and dearest in a picture-perfect dining environment?
This year has been quite the garden experiment for me so far, with more experimenting to come! I’ve learned a lot about vegetables and herbs, soil, and the animals that were here before I started planting. Let’s just say some creatures I can appreciate more than others.
Every gardener’s nightmare is the presence of animal pests that uproot plants from the garden, ruining all the hard work you’ve put in, and damaging your crops. Sometimes, these animals also harm your pets, and the holes they create can lead to several accidents. Gophers and moles are in this category, making animals of interest.
GET TO KNOW THEM
These are small animals that get their name from their fur-lined cheeks that serve as pouches through which they carry small bits of food. If you are not sure a gopher is the pest you are dealing with, there are ways on how to identify it is a gopher. Gophers have adaptations for burrowing underground. These include clawed forelimbs for digging, eyes, and ears that are smaller than that of regular animals to avoid sand and dust, and sensitive whiskers and tails that help them to navigate dark burrows.