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Things You Don’t Want To Forget To Pack for Stress-Free Travel

Whether you’re going on a family vacation, a romantic getaway for two, a girl’s trip, or taking a solo trip, there’s something therapeutic about being able to get away from the norm for a while. For the time that you’re away on vacation, you get to throw caution to the wind, experience new things, relax, create memories, and simply have fun forgetting about (even if only for a moment) your daily routines and common life stressors. 

Things You Don’t Want To Forget To Pack for Stress-Free Travel

As wonderful as traveling is, improper planning can quickly turn your therapeutic escape into an utter nightmare. There are several factors that need to be considered when planning a vacation. It’s easy to remember to reserve a hotel room or vacation rental, book airline tickets, and even decide on things they’ll do once you get there. Yet it’s also pretty common for travelers to forget to pack things of extreme importance.   [Read more…]

A Day At The Guadalupe River

People in Texas love their rivers, lakes, swimming holes, and their stretch of the Gulf Coast. (They like swimming pools and water parks, too.) They swim, hike, picnic, drink adult beverages, float in inner tubes, raft, kayak, waterski, surf, jetski, sail, fish, and get sunburns–often while listening to country music on portable loudspeakers. Picture a beer commercial and you pretty much have the idea.

There were recently restrictions in place in Texas during the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, although these were nothing compared to those in states like California, where the police patrolled the beaches to keep people away. However, the public areas in Texas have officially reopened, and it looks like summer fun is in full force. These sunscreen-wearing citizens of the Lone Star State have done their online shopping (everywhere you look you can see that they’ve been buying new swimsuits for the season, comfortable shoes for women, and even upgraded beer coolers). They’ve sat at home for a few months, and now they’re ready to bake in the sun with temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. [Read more…]

Tips for Becoming A Better Business Leader

Being a working mom can be hectic. When you’re at home, you have to take care of the kids. When you go to work, you have to take care of your business and employees. It can be so confusing to balance the two.

Tips for Becoming A Better Business Leader

However, it isn’t impossible. Here is how you can use your motherly knowledge to become a better business leader.:

  1. Lead by Example

Leadership can be mistaken for being bossy. Giving instructions and ordering people around is not always the best leadership tactic. A responsible leader should be proactive. You should be leading by example by showing the way to get things done. [Read more…]

10 Creative Ways to Engage Your Kids This Summer

Summer is here, and that means you can’t necessarily rely on virtual school to keep your little ones entertained. If you have to work, as many parents do, this task can seem daunting. Where can you come up with imaginative ideas when your brain is tired?

Have no fear. The following ten creative ideas will help your children enjoy their vacation without them driving you crazy. Many of these activities can be completed independently by older kiddos, meaning you can focus on other tasks while they entertain themselves. Plus, you may learn a few new groovy tricks yourself. 

10 Creative Ways to Engage Your Kids This Summer

1. Build a Birdhouse 

During the quarantine, many people discovered what their cats have long known — watching feathered friends fly in for food is fun! Since your avian buddies can’t survive on seed alone, why not give them a roof over their heads? You might get to witness the miracle of life if the female has eggs that later hatch. 

If money is a concern, you only need six items to complete this craft, and you probably have many of them already. Once you complete the birdhouse, you can decorate it however you like. Then, hang it near a window for year-round viewing and enjoy the show.  [Read more…]