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How to own a pet when you have a young family
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Before taking on the responsibility of having a baby, many people direct their nurturing skills towards taking care of a pet. This can be a fantastic way to learn about the process of caring for another living being. However, once you begin to raise your young family, it can be a challenge to combine your responsibilities. Not only do you have to care for your family pet, but you also have to balance this with the challenge of raising your kids. Below are three key areas that you need to consider if you want to own a pet when you have a young family.
Stay on top of pet hair
One of the downsides of having pets, such as cats and dogs, in the house is the enormous amount of hair they can produce. This hair has the potential to be harmful to your children, especially if they struggle with allergies or hay fever. Even if this isn’t a problem, no child will be unaffected by getting pet hair in their eyes or their mouth. Why not consider finding a short-haired breed that doesn’t shed very much hair? You could even purchase a hairless cat if allergies are a big problem in your family. Alternatively, you could invest in a vacuum cleaner that specializes in removing pet hair. This will also help to prevent your children’s clothes and possessions from being covered in fluff. If you are someone who prides themselves on their family’s appearance, you should definitely consider investing!
Encourage your pets and your children to interact
Try to find toys that will keep both your pets and your children entertained. Owning a pet can be a huge advantage to a busy parent, as young children are often drawn to cute animals. If you make sure that your kids know how to play gently, and that your pets are well trained when it comes to dealing with infants, there is no harm in encouraging everyone to get along. However, it is important to make sure that playtimes are always supervised, and that play fighting is discouraged as much as possible.
Prevent fleas and ticks
If you have a pet in the home, it is important to make sure that it is free from fleas and ticks. This is especially important if you are raising a young family. You can look around for the best solutions online. For instance, if you have a family cat that loves to roll around outside, Frontline Plus for cats reviews will give you a clear indication of what products you need to be purchasing. This is a very important decision to make, as fleas and ticks can pass on harmful diseases. They can also lead to your pets becoming very frustrated and irritable. By investing in flea and tick protection, and regularly cleaning your family pet, you can make sure that there is no need to worry about your children and your animals interacting.
Online degrees can often be the best option for moms who want to get back into education due to their flexibility and the wide range of subjects that there are available for them to study. However, online degrees are not always plain sailing, and to make sure that you can get the grade that you deserve, read on for some top tips for moms interested in taking online degrees. Choose the Right Degree Choosing the right online degree is vital to your success. Picking a subject that you are passionate about and that you have a natural talent for will ensure that you can breeze through your course and ensure that you have the motivation to continue even when you do struggle. If you are looking for an online degree that is perfect for moms, a Bank Street Early Childhood Leadership certificate can help you to advance your career in teaching, build upon your previous qualifications, and allow you to get a career that can be easily juggled with the commitments of parenting. Balance Family a
Last week we tried out the fizzing sidewalk chalk- click here to read that review. This week it is liquid chalk spray. They are a bit similar but yet different. Here is how to make it: Supplies: 1 tsp. washable tempura paint 1 cup of hot water 1/2 cup of cornstarch squirt of dishwashing liquid 1 squirt bottle- I found them at the dollar store 1. Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps. 2. Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid. Mix well. 3. Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well. 4. Go have fun!!! This kept my daughters attention much longer the the fizzy chalk last week. I also think this was easier to work with and just more fun in general. I love seeing the chalk wet but then to see it dry. I think it dried darker so it was fun to see the changes. :) Ready, Set, Go! Have some fun! She is my little model... she kept saying "take my picture mom." She is like her
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t