Advantages Of Being A Work-At-Home Parent

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Daniel Cheung

Being a work-at-home parent has many advantages and is a true blessing. For example, running a home office will provide you with several unique advantages that will often translate in saving money, having more spare time for your children, and avoiding the neurotic modern commuter’s lifestyle.

Here’s a run-down of the best reasons why work-at-home parenting just makes sense:

You can work from anywhere

The most obvious benefit of working at home is the flexibility; you get to make your own schedule and adapt your routine to your workload and vice-versa. This can be particularly useful when raising a child, since it means you’ll have the time and energy to do proper parenting, rather than having to sacrifice your ideals to keep up with your office duties.

You may be able to eliminate or reduce child care cost

Since working at home often means you will be able to get by without any need to hire child care services that will invariably let you save a lot of money! Not to mention that you will have the luxury of raising your children yourself, rather than having to rely on external assistance that often comes with a hefty price tag.

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5 Cute Hairstyles For Girls

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One of the things that a mum with little girls has to deal with on a daily basis is how to style their little darling’s hair before she set off to school or go about her day-to-day girl activities. Of course, mum knows that a cool hairstyle can make or break her girl’s day so it is up to her to make sure she is all made up and sporting the coolest hairstyle at any given time.

Here are a few easy and cute hairstyles for little girls your mum might want to consider doing next:

Banded Bob

For girls with short ‘dos, and for very small girls, win your daughter’s heart by adding some level of cuteness to her bob with a lovely headband with flowers or big bows. 

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How To Have A More Productive Morning With Your Kids

If you are like most families, getting everyone up in the morning can be a struggle. Getting the kids out of bed and off to school can sometimes take all of your energy and it feels like you haven’t accomplished much, even if your morning lasted two or three hours. So, how can you have more productive mornings with your kids? There are some terrific ideas out there, and we will be going over five of the best. These five suggestions just might allow you to get more accomplished during the morning hours.

Fix a Good Breakfast

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The first thing that you want to do if you want everyone to be productive is to fix a good breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as you have undoubtedly heard over and over, but in the case of productivity it definitely holds true. If you have breakfast first thing in the morning before anyone does anything else, it gives your family a chance to touch base and prepare for a morning that is productive.

Create a Routine

Our second suggestion is to create a routine that you can follow every morning. Routines sometimes take a while to establish, but once you are able to develop those habits, you will see yourself getting things done much easier. Rather than letting your mornings be a free-for-all, consider making times when your children should be having breakfast, showering, checking their homework and school backpacks for the day, or any other activities that you want to add to your schedule. If your kids know what time they’re expected to do things, you’re still going to have to prod them, but they may develop good habits after some time.

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Finding The Perfect Family Car

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Finding the right family car is not only a choice made by a dad who is a car enthusiast. In fact, having your own family vehicle is necessary. It will not only allow you comfort and convenience as you go through your daily schedules and tasks, or fetching the little ones to and from school, but it will also enable you to save up money in the long run. Investing on a reliable family car is also a sound choice compared to renting vans or cars whenever you travel.

Of course, finding the best family car entails careful decision making as it is a major purchase. It needs meticulous planning as it will be a regular and big expense to add up to monthly mortgages, school tuition, or groceries. Here are 3 things to consider in searching for the perfect car for your family:

Family Budget

If you have prepared earlier on and have set aside a part of your savings for years to your family car fund, then you are on the right track. But if you are hard up on cash and may not afford to buy a car in cold cash, you might want to explore securing a car loan or other forms of financing to help you get that family dream car and soon. Setting a budget that would fit your monthly earning will also prove to be a sound decision. It is also important to be on the look out for deals and promos at your local car dealers so you can get the best value for your money when it is time to purchase your dream family car. You might also want to consider getting a used car instead of a brand new one, to fit your monetary requirements. Car websites such as cars.com have a wide-range list of brand new and used cars a potential buyer or client can choose from.

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