Mimimi-free baby shower ideas

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My busiest week is coming – I’m planning my first baby shower! On one hand, it’s very exciting because I really can’t wait to see all my friends and share my excitement with them, but on the other hand, I realize that there will be a lot of guests and there are only 6 days left to complete all the preparations.
The point is I’m not fond of traditional baby showers that are 100% dedicated to the baby. Baby will get all the attention pretty soon anyways, but now I want to spend some quality time with my girls. Besides, most of them have no kids and they probably don’t feel like talking about diapers all night long. So, I want the party to be fun for everyone but still have the hint of “babiness” if you know what I mean. Here are some of my ideas. Continue reading

How to Entertain the Children at Your Home Party

Even if you lack time to have your hair done or to do some shopping for pleasure it is still important to find some for your children. But what to do if some young friends of your child decided to visit him on a special occasion? If you can’t decide how to entertain the children these ideas and tips may turn out to be quite helpful. They will also suit for those who is staying at home if the children are sick or it’s rainy outside.

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How to Turn Fathership into Friendship

Fathership can become a series of ordeals or a friendship which will last for the rest of your life – in this case everything depends on you. If you want to make the process of bringing up your child pleasant and effortless you should observe some simple rules of communication with your kid.

Speaking to your child is essential. However, it may appear to be not very interesting to talk to a small person who has not developed his own set of views and opinions yet. The solution is simple – read to your child. First of all, the kid will learn to listen to you and hear you which may prove very useful in future. Moreover, this direct communication will help you to build connection with your child.

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Open marriage

Quite strange to realize it but for many couples the idea of open marriage is absolutely okay. To tell the truth I could hardly be happy in open marriage. But it turns out that many couples decide to change their lives for the better. The scenario is almost the same. Spouses spend most of the time with their kids and it looks like they are happy family. It’s an ordinary situation. Well, of course they are happy. But their family is different. Other days or nights they spend with their lovers. And both of them are okay with it. It seems to be really wonderful as they are not jealous. Actually both of them are able to admit that it strengthens their marriage. A wife doesn’t care her husband is with someone else because she is also with someone else. The very idea is pretty strange. But those people seem to be brave I would say. They are sharing experiences with each other. I’ve read some articles of open marriage partners. They are happy that it is possible for them to be in a open marriage. Why do they decide to do it? Probably because the marriage as we used to think of it is too boring for them. They continue doing what they always have been done. It is not about cheating or betraying. It is mainly about openness and understanding. As the rule spouses let their kids into their lifestyles. And the kids are okay with it. They spend the time with their parents’ lovers as well.

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I want to change my life.

Are you tired of everything? And you have no idea what to do? Well, you may try to change your life for the better. I would like to share the tips that would probably help you. So let’s get started.

First of all you should realize what you want to get in your life. I mean some people live their lives aimlessly. It may sound strange but you may even write down what you want to get and what you want to do in your life that haven’t done yet.

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How to Help Children to Cope With the Grief

Our life is full of various events that may be either pleasant or sorrowful. Even the adults re not always able to cope with their grief. The children haven’t developed the adequate mechanisms of psychological self-defense. That’s why they need help to cope with their emotional burden.

Of course any loss is a serious event that matters a lot for a child. The loss of a favorite toy, a pet or even a relative may appear to be a hard strike for the child’s fragile and sensitive psychics.

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What to Wear In a Gym

Of course outfit is not the most important thing when we speak about attending a fitness club or a gym. It doesn’t improve your stamina or influence the speed of acquiring the desired physical shape. But the fact that it can make a training session comfortable or clumsy is significant.

It’s not useless to choose the clothes for a gym carefully. The training will be more effective if you wear a comfortable sports suit which doesn’t limit your movements. It will be good if you don’t need to tie, pull up or replace something all the time. Gym is not a catwalk but one can still watch the main trends of sport fashion there.

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Five Ways to Motivate Yourself during the Day

Motivation is, no doubt, the key to success. If you know the technique of proper motivation you will always achieve great results in all spheres of your work and personal development. However, we need inspiration during the whole day, so you should use some simple methods of keeping it all day long.

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Night Is Not Only for Sleep

Night is a wonderful time which makes the whole world look different. Even the most ordinary objects acquire the veil of mystery and the most usual events reveal their shade side. Some people sleep at night, some turn into desperate party-goers, but the best way to precept the essence of the night is to become a silent observer and plunge into sleepless adventures without hesitation as the places around the world provide us with a great number of them.

In Florida, USA, you can become a participant of Bioluminescence Kayak Tour which is available since June till September. Sailing in kayak through the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon will be performed in darkness only during the first few minutes. Then you will become a witness of a wonderful natural phenomenon – the water surface glowing with light. Your kayak will live a sparkling trace on the water and fish and other river creatures will glow in the darkness as if they are covered with star dust. The explanation of this miracle is simple – dinoflagellates, a kind of plankton, which are two small to be noticed illuminate the night by making any object they approach glow.

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How to get rid of nightmares.

From time to time all of us see nightmares. And it is absolutely okay. Usually we have nightmares because of problems and stresses in life. It is simply inevitable. But when you have nightmares too often it can be disturbing. You would feel devastated and exhausted. It may cause some serious emotional problems including depression. Pay attention to it. It is a sign you should take actions.

First of all you should try to understand what reasons could trigger bad dreams. Our dreams reflect our worries. Usually it happens so. Try to change your attitude to the situation. Of course it depends on the situation. But if it is a symptom of stress then you should relax and get rid of negative feelings. The easiest way is to go to bed. But if you see bad dreams it would hardly help you. No doubts you would be more disturbed and irritated. It is recommended to go for a walk before sleeping. It would be much better for you and much more helpful to meditate or do yoga.

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