Teaching Children to Care For Their Items

Teaching Children to Care For Their Items

If you are trying to raise consumerism conscious kids who buy high-quality items for life instead of buying low-quality items for less, it’s first necessary to teach your children how to take care of items. After all, there is no point in buying them high-quality items if they will be lost or broken within the lifespan of a more conservatively priced item.
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Best Guy-Themed Wedding Presents

Best Guy-Themed Wedding Presents

What do you do if you’re closer to the groom than to the bride? It’s okay to give gifts that are tailored more to your guy friend than his new wife, especially if you don’t know her well. The key is to do it tactfully. She’s likely to be the one opening the gift, especially if it’s for a shower and not the wedding itself, so while it’s okay for it to tailor more to her groom-to-be, there should be a sense that she can enjoy the gift—or a portion of it—as well. This means either getting a gift...
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Helping Your Kids Pack for a Road Trip

Helping Your Kids Pack for a Road Trip

Summer is here. For many families, summer is the one time of year when their kids are available to take a trip, which is one of the reasons summer vacations have become synonymous with holidays. Done correctly, road trips can be a great bonding experience for you and your whole family, allowing you to see multiple places across the country. With kids, however, nothing is guaranteed, and a nice road trip can quickly spell disaster if they’re not entertained properly. That’s why it’s important ...
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Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

There are two kinds of family road trips. One involves continual sibling squabbling in the back seat, frequent restroom breaks, and a constant temptation to just turn the car around and go home. The other is a more laid-back affair, with laughing and sightseeing and general merriment. Even better, it doesn’t have to be a myth. With a little planning and foresight, it’s entirely possible to have a good family road trip. The key is to have realistic expectations of you and your family.
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Best DIY Household Furniture

Best DIY Household Furniture

Furniture is expensive. If you’re handy with a set of tools and know quality wood when you see it, you can save a lot of money by building your own household furniture. In addition to saving you money, building your own furniture allows you to make tweaks to the patterns and colors and ensure that everything that comes into your house is exactly to your taste. If that sounds good to you, get your workshop apron ready and try one of these awesome DIY furniture ideas.
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Guide to the Guy's Wedding-Planning Tasks

Guide to the Guy's Wedding-Planning Tasks

Planning a wedding is an exciting time, but also a time filled with stress. As you plan a lifelong commitment to the person you love, you’re simultaneously asked to pen a guest list and pick the perfect date. These days, brides rely on their grooms more and more for planning for the wedding, from DIY tasks to help with themes, but even if your bride has a more take-charge attitude, there are certain things you’ll be expected to handle independently. Not sure what you should have on your weddi...
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Rainy Day Activities for the Family

Rainy Day Activities for the Family

Summer is a great time for the whole family to be together. When the weather is warm, you can spend time outdoors, building your health as you build your family bond. Unfortunately, rainy days do happen, and they can put a damper on plans and bring down the family spirit. Having an idea book full of special things to do on rainy days can prevent weather-related sadness and ensure you have a great time regardless of the weather. If you’re lacking in inspiration, here are some rainy day activit...
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5 Things You Should Always Keep In Your Car

5 Things You Should Always Keep In Your Car

We don’t like to think that anything bad could happen to us while we’re in our car, but the truth is that accidents and breakdowns occur every day. Preparing your car for worst-case scenarios can ensure your safety if the worst should occur. We recommend keeping a bag in the back seat of your car filled with all the safety necessities. Here’s a list of the five most important things to have on hand at all times:
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Sporting a Lighter Look for Summer

Sporting a Lighter Look for Summer

There’s a reason black isn’t a popular color in the Caribbean. Heat absorbs into dark surfaces and reflects away from light surfaces, which means that if you’re wearing dark colors in the heat of summer, you’re going to be hot. That’s why it’s important to sport a lighter look when summer hits. It will keep you cool while also ensuring that you don’t stand out like a black leather jacket on a hot summer beach.
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Shows Featuring Men's Artistic Sides

Shows Featuring Men's Artistic Sides

As the father of a young boy, I often think about what kind of man I’m raising him to be. I’m a firm believer that there is no one perfect version of manhood we should each aspire to. Masculinity comes in various shapes and sizes, and I want my son to be able to explore the version of masculinity that’s right for him. That’s why I find the representation of men in media so important.
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Getting Your Family Outside This Summer

Getting Your Family Outside This Summer

Summer is finally here, and warm weather along with it! It’s a season that doesn’t last nearly long enough, especially if, like me, you live in a northern climate. Unfortunately, in this day and age, with the internet constantly calling to us and our lives always in motion, it can be easy to forget to make the most out of our days in the sun. If you’re looking to get your family outside this summer, here are some quick and easy tips you can implement to get the job done!
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Buying Your Son a Father's Day Gift

Buying Your Son a Father's Day Gift

When your son was small, Father’s Day involved your wife picking out something cute and meaningful and then signing your son’s name to it. It wasn’t until he got older that the gifts actually came from him--first in the form of a crumpled, hand-drawn card from school, and then later in the form of actual gifts that he put thought into. Now, things have changed again. Your son, who just yesterday was small enough to hold in the palm of your hand, has announced that he’s going to be a father h...
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