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Kids and Thank You Notes

When I turned eight I had my first real birthday party. I can remember it vividly. We had a petting zoo, a water balloon fight, and I even got presents from people that weren’t immediate family. It was awesome. I also remember this as the day I learned about the importance of writing thank you notes. My mother told me that I was going to have to write a thank you note to everyone who came to my party. A thank you note? Why do I have to write a thank you note just because people came to my party? I mean, we were the ones who hosted the party, provided the cake, and animals for petting. My mother said that it was the “proper” thing to do. Like a good little girl, I obeyed my mother and wrote thank you notes to all my friends. During the process, I realized I was actually having a lot of fun....

How To Be A Good Neighbour

So you’ve finally made the decision to move out of home. You’ve found a place to live, you’ve unpacked all your things and you’re setting about making this new place your home. At first, it seems to be all fun and games playing “house”, but when it comes time to pay the bills, cook meals and clean up yourself, the novelty begins to wear thin; especially if your parents have taken care of all of this for you before. While moving out of home is a rite of passage in every person’s life, with it comes a great deal of responsibility. You will most likely rent the first place you stay in after you move out of home and while it is your own place there are things you need to keep in mind. After speaking to estate agents Bayswater we have come up with the top tips for being a well mannered and cour...

The Story of Mothers and Daughters

The Story of Mothers and Daughters is a documentary about what is the most important bond of them all, the mother-daughter relationship. Drawn from interviews with over 400 women and girls, featuring the 40 best stories and real-life episodes in the mother-daughter relationship, a profoundly moving journey from cradle to grave.

5 Social Strategies for Surviving a Messy Divorce

As mothers, we can’t completely avoid the idea of a divorce.  This is a reality of life and many women, with kids, often are thrown into a new phase of their lives when a marriage breaks down. So, here are a few suggestions – a different set of ideas – for dealing with divorce. Pets Inspired by stories in which people survive tragedy by being rescued by their pets, a recent blogger praised her dogs for serving as pillars of emotional strength throughout her divorce. And why not? The emotional bond may not be as strong with the canine species, but apparently, it isn’t negligible! People If you don’t have a dog, hope is not necessarily lost. Turning to people for support is extremely important, and extremely effective. We all know that a support system is important but what...

Taming Your Future Mother-In-Law

Oh, those mother-in-law horror stories can be hilarious…until you realize that they could have been written about your own mother-in-law to be. Short of finding a different groom, there is nothing you can do about which family you marry into, which is why it is in your best interest to find a way to make the relationship work. Find out some effective ways to tame your future mother-in-law. Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries! If your fiance still lets his mother tell him how to live his life, it is time for him to set some clear boundaries, both for your sanity and his own. Note that it is your fiance who needs to do this, not you. It is his mother, after all! The occasion of his engagement is an excellent time to gently point out to his mother that he is now a grown man, and no longer a li...