Typically here on the blog, most things are directed towards women, right? I guess the main reason for that is that I AM a woman, so I know that world well! Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of posts on various DIY projects that many a guy would appreciate, but I don’t know that I’ve ever spoken directly to men. SO. Here it comes! Are you ready?!
Getting ready for the arrival of your first baby is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. Between all of the preparations, thoughts of sleepless nights and overwhelming joy of being able to meet your baby, it’s enough to make anyone feel a little dizzy. As a first time dad, there are a few things you can do to properly prepare for the arrival of your bundle of joy. Check out these top tips for new dads!
Do Some Research
How many diapers do you need and in what size? What’s the right way to put the car seat in the car? What’s the right temperature to heat a bottle to for your baby? These are all normal questions to have, and taking initiative and conducting some research will not only give you some peace of mind, but it will help you to be as prepared for your baby as you possibly can.
It may be the view of many that getting a massage is an act that isn’t necessary. Or, as I would put it, “not a necessary monetary expenditure.” We’re all watching our monies a little bit closely these days due to the unstablity of the entire world, it seems, however, there are actually a few reasons why it’s not a bad time at all for a massage. But perhaps not in the way you think!
Since we’re all spending a bit more time at home, and we’re also all a bit more stressed than usual, it’s natural for us to look for ways to cut anxiety. While some might consider purchasing exercise equipment, or even a hot tub, why not achieve a bit less stress and a healthier body at the same time? Why not a massage chair?
A Better Nights Sleep
After a long day at work (yes, even if you’re working from home!) body fatigue can still make actual sleeping tough. When muscles are stretched out well, not only do they become relaxed, but they also encourage revitalization of the body. When your body is relaxed, it allows your mind to relax, therefore producing a more sound sleeping experience.
Well, like it or not, this lil’ pandemic we’ve gotten ourselves into seems to be sticking around a bit longer than we all thought it would. I’m sure you’re as ready to say goodbye to COVID-19 as I am, but until then, we still need to be smart about how we conduct ourselves, right? Right!
So when Jeffrey from Eco Gloves contacted me and asked if he could send me some of their product, my first thought literally was, “Well, I could use them to pump gas with, at least!” and I agreed to check them out.
Now, come on, folks. We’ve all seen the people who wear their gloves to do everything with, and then touch their face with them. Let’s be clear: I DO happen to know how to use gloves PROPERLY. There. I just wanted to make sure everyone understood that. Let’s proceed.
When my Eco Gloves arrived, I was taken aback for a moment, simply because I couldn’t believe what a small package they came in. I thought I was getting a pack of 100…oh. Look. I DID get a pack of 100. What great a great space-saving product! An entire box of 100 could EASILY fit in my purse, or diaper bag, glove box or console! SO convenient!
More than 34 million Americans are caring for an adult over the age of 50. When the adult you’re caring for is your parent, it can be especially difficult. Not only are you forced to face the emotions of watching your parent get older, but you’re suddenly reversing roles and taking care of the person who once cared for you. We’re currently dealing with the beginning of this kind of journey right now with my very own dad.
Besides helping them with daily tasks, you’ll also likely find yourself helping them make financial decisions or navigate insurance and benefits. If you’re taking over the care of an aging parent, keep reading to learn five essential things you need to do.
Look Into Free and Low-Cost Benefits
Even if you and/or your parent have savings tucked away, caring for an aging parent is expensive. You may need to take time off or cut your hours at work to provide care. They may require in-home or regular outpatient care. Modifications may need to be made to make their home safe to stay in.