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Proven ways to reduce holiday stress

Proven ways to reduce holiday stress

Lifestyle
Another holiday season -- will this year be any different? With so much to do and no more time than usual, the following time-saving tips will make this year’s activities more manageable, more enjoyable, and less stressful. Reduce, Rethink, Replace Think about all the things you do over the holidays. By the time the holidays actually arrive, are you exhausted and unable to enjoy the season? Can you scale things back? Simplify? Can you celebrate in more enjoyable ways? Are you spending time with people you don’t really enjoy, or spending money for things you can’t afford? Think about it -- there's no law saying you have to keep doing what you've been doing if it causes you stress and misery. Take back your holidays by simplifying them. If you’re not enjoying something that has bec...
Take a holiday in Los Cabos, Mexico

Take a holiday in Los Cabos, Mexico

Travel
Los Cabos provides numerous options for a luxurious getaway. Many exclusive resorts and spas call the tip of the Baja Peninsula home. Below are three options to consider when selecting your vacation to Mexico. Los Cabos Westin A comfortable, familiar brand that provides top notch service is the Los Cabos Westin. The unique architecture definitely separates itself from other hotels as the color schemes reflect the traditional desert tones and make for a soothing setting. It provides two large pools, one for all ages and a second adults only that includes the always popular swim up pool bar. The secluded beach may not always be swimmable for guests, but can provide a chance sighting of the migrating Pacific Grey Whales just meters off the coast. Additionally, the Westin is a mem...
Have a Halloween party and celebrate the dead

Have a Halloween party and celebrate the dead

Lifestyle
Halloween has become a much commercialized event with parents, here in the UK and America, buying pumpkins, cakes, cookies and sweets. Arranging Halloween parties for the children, getting the children dressed up in Halloween costumes, arranging to go out ‘trick or treating’. And there will also be many households with and without children that will go out and buy lots of ‘treats’ in readiness for a busy, door knocking, night. There is an assumption in the UK, and other countries, that Halloween is a purely an American import only to be enjoyed by the Americans. However this year while swapping scary ghost stories, you could tell those gathered around that in actual fact Halloween can be traced back to the Celts in Scotland and the British Christians. Halloween And The Celts The ...
Holiday gifts and Christmas presents tips for babies

Holiday gifts and Christmas presents tips for babies

Lifestyle
Depending on their age during their first holiday season, many infants may not have an understanding of what is going on. Therefore, giving a Christmas present that will help the baby's parents to care for him or her is a great idea. These holiday gift ideas help parents to entertain their baby, keep the baby clothed or can be keepsakes to preserve memories of infancy and childhood. One thing to remember is to avoid basic infant care items, except for clothes, unless the parent has expressly asked for them. It is likely that most parents received strollers, high chairs, baby carriers and other newborn items for gifts before or right after the baby was born. Christmas Presents for Babies that Entertain Parents need toys for their baby that will keep them happy and keep their at...
Christmas party planning ideas for teens

Christmas party planning ideas for teens

Lifestyle
Teens love any reason for a party or dance. Everyone has been to a Christmas party with a decorated tree in the corner and holiday instrumentals playing. This type of party is nice, but may be boring for teenagers. Teens want something more interesting than plain ornaments and traditional holiday tunes. They want something unique and a place to hang out with friends, chat, take pictures, and dance. The following ideas are a bit different for planning a teen holiday dance or party. Theme Ideas for a Teen Christmas Party or Dance Changing up traditions can give a gathering a sparkle and a feeling of winter magic. Consider some of these themes, or brainstorm some of your own. A party in an elegant hall can be very special. Is there a charming place that can be borrowed or rent...
How to Show Your Children More of the World

How to Show Your Children More of the World

Travel
As a parent, one of the greatest and most valuable gifts that you could ever give your kids is the gift of travel, as well as the opportunity to experience and learn about other cultures and ways of life. Research has shown that children who begin travelling at an early age often grow up to be more successful, open minded, and more tolerant towards others. Below is a list of a few must-visit destinations that are sure to help you show your children more of the world and its many wonders. Tanzania A holiday is Africa ticks all of the boxes. You will have the chance to introduce your kids to an entirely different culture, to a host of spectacular wildlife, and to brand new surroundings. Children who are only used to city life will be amazed at the calm and quiet atmosphere of the ...