• Daddy Talk

    4 Helpful Ways to Avoid Favoritism with Your Kids

    Contrary to what some people believe, parents are humans and they can make mistakes. One of those mistakes is playing favorites with your kids. A father might play favorites with his daughter because she’s his little girl or a mother might play favorites with her son because she’s his little boy. But playing favorites can be for a variety of other reasons, too. Unfortunately, this can be detrimental to growth in many areas of your child’s life. Here are some tips to help avoid playing favorites for the sake of your children’s well-being.   Admit It The first step in avoiding playing favorites with your children is to admit that…

  • Education

    Why Online Education Is a Great Option

      Most people know that furthering your education can result in improve career prospects and a brighter future. However, not everyone is able to study toward higher education in traditional ways. For some people, attending university or even night school can be difficult because they already have commitments such as a full-time job or family to raise. Fortunately, internet technology has made a big difference to our lives in many ways, including improving access to further education for many people. These days, we go online for a variety of reasons from accessing entertainment or doing shopping to accessing online sex toy shop products and other niche purchases. Well, you can…

  • Around The House

    Top Causes of Household Fires and How To Prevent It

      One of the most common unexpected emergencies at home is fire. It is also one of the deadliest. It spreads fast and can be difficult to pacify. It is important for homeowners to know the major causes of household fires and how to prevent it. This way, any mistakes can be corrected and accidental fires can be avoided. Clogged Clothes Dryer Vents It may seem surprising, but fires start in washers and dryers more often than one can imagine. One of the most common root causes is the buildup of lint that clogs the dryer vent. It is highly recommended for homeowners to have clean it regularly or to…

  • Around The House

    Stay on Budget with Cheap Engineered Wood Floors

    My wife has officially given me notice that it’s finally time to start our home remodeling process. She has had these plans since we moved in five years ago, but I’ve been able to put them off till now….  However, the time has come and I’m out of excuses! I admit I did try the usual “you do know it’s football season” excuse but she wasn’t having it! So guys, she has demanded that we start our projects next weekend! Oh, and she wants the main areas completed by Thanksgiving! Thankfully due to Pinterest she isn’t lacking any ideas and has all these big DIY ideas that she wants to…

  • Share app
    Technology

    Share Great Moments with the Xfinity Share App

    XFINITY partnered with bloggers such as me for this program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. XFINITY believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. XFINITY’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.   Life today consists of very busy friends and family scattered across the world trying to keep in touch with one another as best they can. XFINITY’s Share app allows you to stay in touch even…

  • DreamWorks
    Entertainment,  Family,  Featured,  Technology

    Comcast and DreamWorks is Changing the Future of Entertainment

    * XFINITY partnered with bloggers such as me for this program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. XFINITY believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. XFINITY’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.   I don’t know about your family, but ours are movie freaks. Not only do we love to watch movies, but we love to watch them together. Nothing beats sitting down on a Friday or…

  • Home Improvement

    5 Tips for Fixing a Blocked Drain

    Each household has multiple drains that get used for a variety of purposes — including those that they shouldn’t — when they are only made for draining water. Incorrect use can sometimes lead to blockages, so if you’re someone who has find themselves in a bit of a pickle, check out some great tips below to clear your pipes. 1. Check the Pipes What better way to attack a problem than to go right to the source? Pipes don’t always run in a straight line, and the U-bend underneath your sink can attest to that! These can store things like food and hair, and over time this will build up…

  • Around The House

    5 Ways To Keep Your Tools Protected While On The Job

    It pays to look after the tools of your trade – they can cost a fortune and losing them can be a huge inconvenience. Whether you’re on the road or on a job site, here are five ways to keep your tools protected at work. Insurance Like any business asset, your tools should be insured for loss, damage and theft. Losing your tools is an inconvenience which costs you time and money, while buying them outright all over again can be a massive expense. A host of insurance companies will provide coverage but it’s worth going with specialists likelike Tradewise Insurance who cater specifically to the needs of tradies. You…

  • Home Improvement

    6 Ways to Take Care of Your Tools

    Proper care and maintenance of your tools can help them live a long life. It can be expensive to purchase new tools, so it makes sense that you want to keep them in good condition for as long as possible.  Here are a couple of ways to easily take care of your tools. 1. Keep Them Safely Locked Away If packing the tools into the shed each night, then loading them into the car each morning isn’t the solution you are after, fear not. There are options for keeping your tools safely stored. Look for a quality service body, such as those found at XL.com.au. Storage systems offer lockable compartments…

  • His Gift Ideas

    7 Unique and Unusual Presents For Dad

    Are you looking for the perfect gift for your Father for his birthday? Dads are usually the hardest to buy for. What do you get the guy who just buys whatever he wants anyway? The trick is to get him something he never thought of before. Here are a few different ideas of what to get your dad for his special day, or any other day of the year. Personalized tools Generally speaking, a lot of Dads love tools. They love being able to build, or fix anything and everything, no matter what. A personalized gift can go a long way to winning over any dad. Companies like Personalized Favors offer…

  • Outdoors,  Parenting

    Get Your Kids Outside to Play This Summer #OutToPlay

    This post was sponsored on behalf of CLIF Kid via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.     I recently learned about the CLIF Kid Come Out to Play campaign and must admit I was excited to share this with my readers. Over the last few weeks, my Twitter feed has been full of parents’ complaining about bored kids. The truth is I have had my own fair share of my own kids telling me they are board! The truth is I will never understand how kids are bored in this day of time! They have everything! The truth is summer is the best time of the year…

  • Around The House,  Home Improvement

    3 Helpful Tips for Storage Solutions to Try in Your Home

      Every house needs more storage. Humans have a great tendency to accumulate stuff, and all that stuff need to go somewhere. Here are some storage suggestions you might like to try if your possessions are getting out of control. Think Outside the Box… Boxes are great and the default, go-to storage system for many families, but they often take up the most volume and can be the bulkiest to move. Bags and softer storage containers can be manipulated to fit into smaller, more oddly-shaped spaces, meaning a more efficient use of space. Even better are vacuum storage bags, especially for items like seasonal clothes and bedding. Puffy winter jackets,…

  • Family

    5 Gifts to buy kids this summer

    You’re probably already getting ready for it; summer break is right around the corner! My kids get out of school next week for the summer, and they’re looking forward to staying up late, waking up in the middle of the day and me cooking on the grill almost daily. Sure, we have the family vacation planned for later this summer, the 4th of July fireworks with our entire neighborhood and some time spent with other family members. However, there is still a lot of time between the end of May and the beginning of August to keep the kids busy. Here are five things that my kids, nieces, nephews or…

  • Outdoors

    5 Tips for Riding Your Bike at Night

    Without a doubt, bikes are a terrific way to get from A to B and everywhere between and beyond. Burning off excess calories while cruising at speed through a fresh breeze is truly invigorating. And doing it at night is all the more exciting as the dim light changes your perception of speed and distance. The darkness of night, however, also exacerbates the risks of daytime riding. So what can you do to make night riding safer? Here are a few tips to consider. Lights on Your Bike One of the simplest ways to boost your safety when riding your bike at night is to install lights on your bike.…

  • Food

    Grilling Tips: 5 Tricks to Improve your Cooking

    If your grilling skills leave a lot to be desired, don’t despair. There are plenty of ways to improve your overall cooking ability. Check out some of these helpful tricks to set you on the road to delicious dining. 1. Equip Yourself With Quality Cooking Tools The age-old saying that a workman is only as good as his tools is worth bringing out here. The same can be said for a cook. If you plan to grill meals for your family then you need to invest in the right equipment. Don’t know where to start? A specialty grilling and barbequing store like Barbeques Galore can help. The staff can point…

  • Home Improvement

    Top Tips for an Easy Home Renovation

    Tired of the same look? Still have that green shag pile rug in the living room? The time for change is now! Renovations are a great way to add value to your home and create a welcoming new environment – one that’s only ‘vintage’ if you’ve intentionally made it that way! Whether it’s an entire makeover or just a few touch-ups, here are some helpful tips to take the stress out of renovating. Planning This is the most crucial stage when starting any home renovation. This stage should be as detailed as possible to make sure the most value is added to your property efficiently. Have you accounted for council…

  • Home Improvement

    Safety Issues You Need to Know About Before Welding

      Before getting started in the welding trade, it’s necessary to be aware of safety issues. Welders can protect themselves from accidents or burns by using personal protective equipment and conducting a risk assessment. What do you need to look out for when you start a welding project? Check out this list for the most common safety issues. Welder’s Flash Exposing the eye to ultraviolet light causes sunburn-like damage to the cornea. This is often referred to as “welder’s flash.” A welding torch is a source of UV light which can cause blurred vision and sore eyes, often requiring medical attention. To avoid welder’s flash, protective equipment such as a…

  • Garage
    Around The House

    Declutter Your Garage in 5 Easy Steps

    The garage can be one of the most valuable places for storage on your property but typically, garages become the dumping ground for everything that needs to be hidden and items for which there is no obvious place. De-cluttering your garage is always a great idea. Not only will a de-cluttering effort provide you with more space, it will also give you the opportunity to dispose of items that you no longer need or want. 1: Use offsite storage As you go through your garage you will probably find a range of items that you forgot you had. You may realize that you own items that are too good to…