How to handle the most common toddler tantrums

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As far as infants go, your child was a dream. They rarely cried, often slept through the night and were all around, just plain adorable. But they just turned two…and suddenly they’re like a totally different child. They’re constantly picking fights, screaming, acting out and being your worst nightmare. Ah, welcome to the terrible twos aka toddlers and tantrums. While it’s a tough stage to handle, you can take comfort knowing that you aren’t alone and that most parents go through the exact same stage with their kids. It’s extremely common! But that doesn’t make it any easier. Here are some of the most common problems you’ll face dealing with terrible twos, and how to handle (more…)

21 Feb 2017

Being a Parent of Young Children Can be Challenging

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You still remember your the days you spent in the Montessori child care and preschool. After working for one full year in the infant room as the lead teacher, you really felt that you had a good feel for children and their development.
You fondly remember the early mornings after the children had just arrived and the crawling babies enjoyed the freedom of traveling in and out of the crib rooms and quietly “hiding” from the adults who kept careful watch over them. After a few moments of silence the young crawlers wanted nothing more than you, or one of the other employees, to come “find” them. The chase would begin again and before long the giggles turned to cries as these young children became both tired and hungry.
these problems, however, were easy to solve. A snack time of healthy fruit (more…)

20 Feb 2017

Reasons to Hire a Maid Service

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Most people like to have a clean home. It has been estimated that at least 87% of women think that the cleanliness of their home is a reflection of them personally. Having said that, many people just do not have the time to get their homes as clean as they would like them to be. For instance, while 84% of people in the United States say that you need a clean carpet to have a clean home, only 55% are able to take the time to get their carpets as clean as possible. Many people turn to professional house cleaning services, there are about 894,920 maids working around the country. Some people wait until they need cleaning right away and they will call in same-day maid se (more…)

13 Feb 2017

5 Advantages Assisted Living Communities Provide

assisted living communityWhen it comes to senior living communities, there are many options to choose from. While some seniors would prefer in-home care, it’s not always a feasible option, and it may not be in your loved one’s best interests. Very often, an assisted living community may be the best choice for seniors who need a little extra help with tasks but want to keep their independence for as long as possible. Essentially, it’s the best of both worlds. If you want to find out more about assisted living facilities and the benefits they can provide for your loved one, here are just five of the advantages they offer:

  1. Maintaining Independence
    One worry that seniors often have about moving into an assisted living community is whether they’ll have to give up their sense of independence. But actually, assisted living communities ensure that residents are able to maintain their independence for much longer than they might otherwise. Assisted living staff members will provide help when residents need it, but they’re also able to lead active lifestyles and complete important daily tasks themselves. Residents don’t have to give up anything upon moving into a facility; they’ll just gain extra help.
  2. Health and Safety
    When seniors stay at home, they can’t be supervised all the time. In many cases, they aren’t able to get the nutrition, physical activity, or medical care they need. But in assisted living, all meals will be provided with seniors’ nutritional needs in mind. Facilities also provide numerous events that help seniors stay active, and staff members are on-hand to make sure that residents get the care they need. And because senior living communities have modifications that make daily tasks easier — which many home situations do not — residents will have increased mobility and safety will be ensured.
  3. No Household Maintenance
    Maintaining a home can be a full-time job in itself. As we age, the responsibilities of upkeep can take a physical and financial toll. In assisted living, residents no longer have to deal with endless household or yard maintenance. In addition, they won’t have to worry about transportation or cleaning, as those are taken care of for them. When these burdens are alleviated, seniors can focus on enjoying their lives, stress-free.
  4. Social Interaction
    Seniors are especially prone to depression and social isolation, but according to a 2009 study, seniors in independent and assisted living communities are more likely to make new friends or try new things. That’s because these facilities put on events, offer classes, and provide opportunities for seniors to take up a hobby or become a part of a group. In these communities, seniors can socialize with their peers, rather than spending their days alone at home or with the occasional family member. And because our Virginia assisted living facilities provide tons of organized activities, our residents are never bored!
  5. Peace of Mind
    Above all, assisted living centers can provide peace of mind for both residents and their families. More than anything else, seniors fear that they’ll be a burden to their families in old age, but the care they receive in an assisted living community will drastically reduce familial worries and will ensure that seniors get the care they need throughout the rest of their lives.

To find out more about whether our assisted living or independent living communities are right for you or a loved one, get in touch with us today..

09 Feb 2017

Help the American Red Cross with Your Clothing Donations

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Do you have used clothing donations to make? Were you aware that an American Red Cross Clothing pickup service is available through GreenDrop? This is a convenient way for you to donate clothes to the Red Cross.

Every year, 70% of people in the United States donate to charitable organizations. The American Red Cross, as you may be aware, is available every day of the year. They provide a variety of services to families and communities in need. In addition to clothing and blankets, they also provide shelter, food, and water.

The American Red Cross is also well known for its blood drives. During life-threatening emergencies, natural disasters, and similar situations, such as accidents, the Am (more…)

04 Feb 2017

Are You Struggling With Your Marriage Lately? Consider Applying For Family Counseling

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Marriage is a union that flourishes on mutual conveyance, respect and hard work. When your marriage starts struggling under the weight of stress or miscommunication, counseling can prove a major element in preventing further struggle or a potential divorce. Marriage advice takes many forms, from marriage counseling for military veterans to counseling for parents concerning a child’s well-being. If you’re finding yourself in need of assistance with your family dynamic, look below to learn more about family counseling techniques and how they can help.


Before looking into marriage counseling for military veterans, it can help to know how marriage is currently holding (more…)

19 Jan 2017

Three Important Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Mover

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All moving and storage companies are equal, right? If you’ve used any moving and storage companies, you’ve used all the moving and storage companies, right? If this is what you think, the answer is NO. You are wrong to the power of wrong.

You entrust all of your earthly possessions in the hands of the moving and storage companies you use, if they aren’t qualified for the job, you could pay for it dearly. Best case scenario, the unqualified furniture movers deliver your goods to you in slightly worse shape than you handed it over to them. In the worst case scenario, the movers take your possessions and make their way to the Canadian border, never to resurface again. Yes, that’s a real thing that really happ (more…)

09 Jan 2017

Major Advantages of Investing in Metal Roofing for Your Home

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Even though they are on top of our homes, our roofs are the foundation to a warm and toasty home. Without a roof we would be exposed to the elements, plus the structure of our home would be compromised. But, roofs are very expensive and many homeowners go to lengths to fix their roofs instead of completely replacing them because they cannot justify the cost.

To prevent this consistent patchwork, consider investing in metal roofs. Metal roofing, when done correctly by metal roofers has an incredibly long lifespan and is very durable in any weather condition. Here are some of the best benefits as to why a homeowner should invest in this successful residential (more…)

06 Jan 2017

Three Reasons Why You Should Donate Clothing

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Many of us want to make charitable donations — we all know that making a donation is a good thing on a moral level. But sometimes, making a charitable donation is easier said than done. Lots of people think that donating to charity equals giving money. And as much as we’d like to give, we don’t always have the money to spare. In fact, charitable donations often come in the form of clothing. Used clothing donations are, by nature, free to give and greatly appreciated by those involved. At the same time, no matter how cheap is to make donations like these, we still drag our feet. This could be because we’re afraid of giving things up — or it could be because we simply don’t have the time to donate. Luckily, the Red Cross pickup system has made Red Cross donations easier than ever. For that ma (more…)

04 Jan 2017

6 Tips for Getting the Right Amish Funiture

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It is pretty well known that the furniture made by the Amish people is a very good quality. The furniture became popular in he 1920s. This is when the general United States population learned about early American folk art. Art historians and dealers began pushing Amish pieces for their quality and beauty. It is all totally made by hand. In addition to traditional furniture pieces, Amish craftspeople make custom Amish gazebos, small sheds and garages. There are some things you can do to make sure you get the Amish pieces or garages that will bes complement your home.

Start your shopping with some research. When you are ta (more…)

01 Jan 2017