Author Archives: Family Photographer

Are You Getting Ready to Purchase Your First Home?

Single family home for sale

This has been an exciting summer. After your oldest daughter graduated from college, she was more than thrilled that she had found a job that would take full advantage of her major. And while she initially looked at renting an apartment near her first job, the selection was pretty slim. In contrast, however, there were many affordable housing purchase options in the area. Because she was fortunate enough to complete her undergraduate degree without any loans, she was a perfect candidate for some of the affordable new townhomes in the area. With you and your wife willing to cosign on the loan, in fact, the monthly payments were more manageable than many of the apartment rents (more…)

18 Jul 2017

Are You Happy with the Public School That Your Children Attend?

Ics international school

It has been an anxious six months. But instead of stressing any more about the proposed budget cuts to the state public school funding, you decided to jump ship. After spending all of your school days in a public school classrooms, you have decided that the current administration in Washington, D.C. is simply too unpredictable and that you can no longer take the chance of putting your child in an underfunded building with teachers with little to no experience. Instead, you and your husband have signed your two children up for private schools in the area. Your young son will be at an elementary and your teenage daughter will be in a high school, both private schools that have come highly recommended by go (more…)

16 Jul 2017

Surveys Find Most Americans Unhappy With Current Home Furnishings

Serge mouille lamp

Who doesn’t like a goo furniture sale, especially when trying to furnish a home? But did you know that there are more popular times of the year where more people tend to shop for furniture? It turns out that two of the most popular days to purchase a new Regency sofa, Serge Mouille lamp, or any other type of vintage, rustic, or modern furniture is on Valentine’s day and Memorial day. All that aside, though, what are certain trends that homeowners are into nowadays when decorating their home? Are there certain types of furniture that homeowners buy more often than others?

Let’s start with current trends. (more…)

12 Jul 2017

3 Quick Tips To Building Your Own Garage Or Shed

Pool houses nj

Are you one of the many Americans that stylize themselves as garage builders? Have an interesting idea you want to try and apply to your garage? Maybe make it a bit bigger than it is now, even?

You’re not alone.

Many Americans look at their garages and sheds and envision what if they had more space? What if they could do something to make it look, or feel, better? And so they devise a plan to do just that.

It doesn’t matter if it’s just a garden shed for your garden equipment, or a garage you put your tools in and little else, you need to have a plan when you build it. And we can help you devise one.

Here are some helpful tips to start buildin (more…)

10 Jul 2017

How to Find a Top Pre-K For Your Child

Summer camp

Honing your child’s pre-math and pre-literacy skills before they reach kindergarten can be incredibly beneficial to them over the course of their education. Research has shown that kids who go to preschool do a little over 20% better on math and reading tests administered in kindergarten than their classmates who did not go to a preschool. Preschool can also be an important time for them to gain important social skills and get used to interacting with other children who aren’t family. Once they reach kindergarten, they’ll have a general idea of what to expect and the first days of school may be a little less traumatic for them, as they’ve been separated from you previously. So if you’re looking for a top Pre-K as a parent, what should you look for? Why should you enroll your child in preschool?

Wha (more…)

10 Jul 2017

How to Pick The Best Senior Care Community

Assisted living options

Every single year there are more and more senior aged citizens that decide to move out of their homes and move into a senior care community. As a matter of fact, the senior care community is a business that has improved by leaps and bounds in terms of overall business and profitability. This has lead to more and more people with big money investing their time and efforts into building senior care community centers and trying to built the perfect senior care community that many seniors will look to stay in. Because of the saturation, there are more of these senior living community options that are more and more based on being an informal and fun place to live. They want to make the seniors living their feel as though they are still at home surrounded by friends. Making the decision to live in (more…)

05 Jul 2017

How Donating To Charities Makes An Impact On The Community

Red cross clothing pick up

How often do you go shopping every year? If you were to break it down into how many times you go shopping every month or every week, would the number be higher than necessary? Most Americans have too many clothes in their closets. They have drawers full of clothes they wear every once in awhile or maybe never at all. They have multiple pairs of shoes and maybe even more than one winter coat for when it is colder. With so many extra shopping trips and extra clothes in our closets, it is time we all consider clothing donations like holding a Red Cross clothing pick up charity.

If you had to guess, could you estimate how much clothing you purchase every year? Could you total it together to estimate how much clothing Americans across the country purchase every year? The number is actually quit (more…)

03 Jul 2017

The Benefits of Private School Are Endless

Preschool coral gables

A proper education is important for the growth and development of young children. Getting your child on track in school early will help them as they progress through primary school, to middle school, to high school, and then finally once they become adults and either go into college, the military, or the work force. None of this would all be possible without starting before they even start school. While public schools are a good place for children to learn, they fail in comparison to the education that can be received at a private school. The benefits of private school far exceed any negative stipulations that can be made against them. Some of the best preschools in the nation are private sch (more…)

29 Jun 2017

Overcoming Nerves at a New Church

Missional communities

Finding the right church is an important time in your life. Preparing for your first visit to a new church will help keep you calm. It is important to know that a church is a welcoming environment. Never feel like you are unwelcome or unwanted. Many new church members have all felt some form of nervousness. In this post, you will learn how to overcome fears from being at a new place of worship.

  • Unfamiliarity with Hymns: It is common to feel fearful when everyone around you knows the hymns. A place of worship is not a place of judgment. A church will hope you continue to visit so that you may learn these hymns. Many new churchgoers felt a bit nervous when they first heard hymns. You will learn hymns in time with regular visits to your church. Research shows that 40 percent (more…)
  • 27 Jun 2017

    Reasons To Get A Cane For A Loved One

    Bariatric canes

    If your loved one is having mobility issues due to age or disability, they might be in need of a cane to help them when they are walking or carrying out daily activities. However, there is another option that might be suitable for them which is an umbrella cane. This is a special umbrella that doubles as a cane and is perfect for the loved one in your family who likes to be independent but might need a little help with their mobility.

    Whereas wooden canes or varieties with brass cane handles can hel (more…)

    19 Jun 2017