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    Family and Parenting,  Parenting

    6 Awesome Communication Tips to get your Teen to Open up to You

    Are you desperate for communication tips to get your moody teen to talk to you? Is there an impenetrable wall of silence between you and your teen? You find that every question gets a grunt in response or is ignored totally. Why not take a good look at how you talk to your teen?  Maybe you’re asking the wrong questions. Questions that make him rush to his bedroom and shut the door on you. Don’t despair. He needs you now more than ever before. But you need to have a plan to foster open communication between you and your teen. This post contains affiliate links which means that I may…

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    Personal Growth

    How to Start a Journal: A Life-changing Beginner’s Guide

    Are you clueless about how to start a journal? Seems so easy, right? You don’t even have to splurge on a fancy journal. Any notebook will do. This post is a beginner’s guide on how to enrich your life by journaling. Should you start a journal Jennifer Anniston, Lady Gaga and Emma Watson all journal daily and swear that it is their most trusted confidante and the best way to deal with the stress of being in the  public eye constantly. But maybe you’re like me. You’ve bought gorgeous journals but you’re still stuck at the starting block. I have the perfect  Mini Journal for you to ‘test drive ‘ journaling.…

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    13 Fizzy Easy Mocktails to Add Pizzaz to your Next Party

    Why not serve one of these easy mocktails at your next party? Exotic, colorful drinks in tall glasses decorated with slices of lemon or a mini umbrella are sure to be a winner the next time you entertain. I have a special treat of 13 surprisingly easy mocktail recipes. Super simple to make and guaranteed to adds zing and zest to any celebration. What are mocktails? According to escoffier.edu: A mocktail can best be described as a cocktail without the liquor, using juices, sodas, infused waters and many other non-alcoholic ingredients to provide flavor. This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a commission if you use…

  • Personal Growth


    Are you prowling Google for blogging tips on how to start a blog? If you’re like me, you’re probably overwhelmed with all the free stuff online to help new bloggers.  Should you start a blog? Absolutely but first you need to forget all those Pinterest pins that say that you can start a money-making blog in no time at all.    Blogging takes the proverbial blood, sweat and tears with no guarantee of success but once the spark has been lit, it’s impossible to extinguish. I started my blog when I was forced to quit my job. The odds were 100 to 1 against me as I was clueless about…