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Sell You House Faster and Easier with The Right Real Estate Agents

Being a homeowner can be a pleasurable experience in a number of different ways. Not only would you be in total control of your living experience and quality of life at home, but you can also benefit from the fact that expensive real estate can be a very important asset to have. The value of real estate properties usually appreciates over time and when you are in a pinch and need immediate financial resources, you can definitely consider selling your property. This can also be a viable option if you are thinking of moving to a new place. Selling a home can bring you a substantial amount of money and it is important that you go about the process the right way.

There can be a number of important steps in the process of selling the home. First, you need to make sure that your home is in immaculate condition and will present no potential problems to prospective buyers. Then, it is important to get your home listed in real estate sale listings in a number of different places so that b Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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The Best Water Bottles for the Job

Most Americans will see plastic items or surfaces thousands of times in their daily life. Plastic has joined the ranks of wood, glass, metal and rubber as one of the most common construction materials, and while plastic certainly has its uses, it cannot do everything, and it is also a matter of concern for pollution. Plastic is known to melt when exposed to heat, and plastic goods are not as durable or tough as metal, glass, or wood counterparts. Some materials have yet to be replaced with plastic, such as wood or glass windows or certain metal goods. One area where plastic and traditional materials compete is water bottles and other drinking vessels. While plastic water bottles are typical and useful for emergency relief supplies, such as to a hurricane-ravaged area, other bottles may better off as plastic free water bottle varieties. Everyday Americans don’t need to get their hands on emergency-ration plastic bottles, so plastic free water bottles such as a metal thermal water bottle Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Raising Your Down Syndrome Child

A number of syndromes and conditions are known to appear in newborn babies, and many of them are in fact genetic and will last a lifetime. The good news is that many of these conditions exist on a spectrum, and many individuals with these syndromes such as Down Syndrome and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been known to enjoy relatively normal and comfortable childhoods and go on to lead productive adult lives. Mental health has come a long way, and while there’s still some ground left to cover, it can be widely agreed that individuals with Down Syndrome or autism may expect a much better standard of living than previous generations who dealt with these conditions. Parents may take heart that celebrating down syndrome is quite possible, and Down Syndrome treatment and Down Syndrome awareness has never been better. Something similar can be said about ASD, too. Celebrating Down Syndrome, or at least being at peace with it, is very much possible.

Celebrating Down Syndrome

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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3 Things You Can Do To Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home

Putting up any kind of real estate for sale is rarely an easy process. There are thousands of homes for sale all over the country and it can be stiff competition to bring your home for sale to the attention of potential buyers. One tactic that can help in elevating the appeal of a house for sale is doing tasks that can improve the curb appeal of your home. Improving curb appeal can make a house more attractive and entice potential buyers who are looking to buy a new home. Here are three ways you can boost the curb appeal of your home.

  • A Fresh Coat of Paint: One of the easiest ways to improve the curb appeal of your home is to update the outside with a fresh coat of paint or new siding, depending on the design of the home being sold. Homes with freshly painted exteriors look newer, cleaner, and generally more aesthetically appealing. People looking for a new home like houses where they don’t have to do Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Frazzled By A Move? This Is How You Make It Easy

Moving can have a serious impact on your mental health. It is stressful, frustrating, time consuming and an all around–seemingly–impossible task, and yet, 35.5 million Americans still manage to move 300,000 items every year successfully. However, if you prepare yourself ahead of time, you can better streamline the process and–maybe–spend less time pacing and more time packing. All it takes is a small amount of dedication.

The Power of a List

It may seem silly at first, but a handy list is such an invaluable tool. Let us put it this way: you have hundreds, and thousands, of items to worry about. Cataloging items in your mind just is not going to cut it. You could end up donating some articles of clothing that you meant to keep or maybe your spouse donates an item that was supposed to be kept. Adhere to a list. Roam around your house and take notes on which items are staying with you and which items could be donated. Always try to donate items. Do not trash them. Employ Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Why More Expecting Mothers Are Looking Towards Midwives

Childbirth in hospitals is gradually starting to fade, as more people are opting for the traditional method of seeking midwives nearby to perform an assisted home birth. The trend of home birth has become a healthier and safer alternative for most women of color than hospitals, given the grueling history between the healthcare system and women of color’s reproductive rights. The concept of home birth is to provide a sense of wellbeing for the expecting mother—a significant bond that will solidify the baby’s birth. Although childbirth is considered one of the most painful and dangerous experiences a woman will endure, the myths surrounding the unsafely of home birth has recently been debunked. Instead, most people have chosen to search “midwives near me” on their phones than visiting a hospital, and their experiences have been life-altering. Many mothers have reported finding a “midwife nea Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Given the Many Challenges of Memory Disorders and Age, Respite Care is Helpful for Aging Relatives

Decisions for respite care or long-term care facilities can be hard, especially when you need to know where your loved ones will be for years. The quality care of seniors facing memory diseases is even harder. Rehab facilities and respite care facilities help keep senior citizens at ease during the aging period. However, it is a large cost for most. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are the most common forms of memory loss, making in-home or other daily care needed. Those with all types of dementia often need assistance to manage daily tasks, as the common events of daily life are not easy to handle.

Helping Memory Loss with Respite Care

At this point, about two-thirds of seniors over 65 in assisted living suffer from dementia or some other memory disorder. Imagine not recognizing any of the faces of those around you or even waking up in the morning and potentially not knowing where you are. Given the stress and fear of these stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Why Baby Sleep Training is So Important

During the first two months of life, babies have not developed a circadian rhythm, often referred to as the biological clock. In other words, they cannot tell the difference between night and day, waking, or sleeping. They do not have any routines on their own. It is up to parents to teach them, to be their baby sleep trainer. This baby sleep training is one of the most important gifts you can give to your child. Teaching them to sleep and wake independently has many benefits that will last them the rest of their lives.

Its common knowledge that babies need lots of sleep, much more than their parents. But the importance of their sleep is not just how much but also when and how they are sleeping. Everyone wakes up during the night a few times in between sleep cycles. Adults know how to put themselves back to sleep and often do not even realize they have awoken. A child without a baby sleep trainer doesn’t know how to do this but is still tired, so they fuss when they awake and deep sleep never occurs. When this happens several times a night, it leads to extreme tiredness not only in the baby but also in mom and dad.

Benefits for the Baby

Baby sleep coaching is crucial to your child. It allows your child to be well rested. They will be happier instead of fussy and cranky and more likely to adjust well to any changes. Sleep also allows children to process their day, to form memories both short and long term, and to learn language and cognitive functions more efficiently. Even for toddlers and young children, a baby sleep coach can be the difference between fighting to get shoes put on and teeth brushed or getting out the door on time.

However, good baby sleep also has some pretty significant health benefits too. For one, it helps build their immune system. Germ fighting cells called cytokines are produced only during deep sleep. Without these, your child is more likely to fall ill. Studies also show that children with poor sleep habits are more likely to become obese, develop heart disease and diabetes, and to exhibit symptoms of ADHD and ADD.

Benefits for Rest of the Family

When your baby is not sleeping well, the whole house is affected. For starters, you don’t get any sleep. You are lazy, irritable, not able to focus well; every little aspect of the day can be a real struggle. Preparing lunches, dinner, doing dishes, taking care of other children, and even getting alone time with your spouse all get put on the back burner, just waiting for a time when your baby isn’t fussing.

With a baby sleep trainer, things can be much different. An independent sleeper allows you to spend time with other children, your spouse, or just to get caught up on chores. You will be able to get more sleep, so you are well rested, making you happier, healthier, and a better parent.

Alice Jennings

You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Making Use of Rental Property Apps

If American adults and families do not own their living space, then they rent it. The United States is home to countless rental properties ranging from large and upscale apartments to smaller apartments near college dorms to duplexes and more. Many millions of Americans choose to rent their living space per year, and rental landlords may find this a profitable business. Of course, this means tracking a lot of data such as repair and maintenance of the building, tracking tenant payments, putting up ads for empty rooms to potential renters, and more. This can be a lot of work, so companies and even smart phone apps and computer programs can help out. This includes rental property apps, for example, which allow a landlord to manage their property anywhere at their convenience. Such rental property apps can be downloaded with ease. This can also be used to track rent statistics or calculate rent prices, a Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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How to Choose Between Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Centers

The debate about an emergency room visit and that of an urgent care clinic has been going on for some years now. Of concern is the nature of services provided between these two types of facilities that provide urgent healthcare services. Due to lack of information, few people are able to tell the difference between the two facilities when needing urgent medical services as well as when to choose one over the other. Despite the many arguments fronted by both proponents of both sides of the divide, there are certain parameters that have been agreed upon regarding when to visit an emergency room as opposed to urgent care clinics. When experiencing non-life threatening urgent medical needs such as sore throats, allergic reactions, fever and flu, an urgent care clinic can deliver quality care services in the most convenient way and at minimal cost. On the other hand, a visit to the emergency room happens when one is experiencing life-threatening medical conditions such as stroke, sever Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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