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How to Get Ready for a Second Child

  One of the most life changing moments anybody can experience is the birth of their first child. Although nothing will quite compare to becoming a mother or a father for the first time, that doesn’t mean your second child will be less life changing. With that in mind, here are some ways you can prepare for a second child.  Hold onto those important items We all know that having a child is an expensive business. Whether it’s the car seat to bring them home from the hospital, the crib you put them in to sleep in, or even the bottle and bowls we use for feeding, they can all cost a lot of money. What’s even worse is sometimes we only use this equipment for a matter of months before the baby has grown out of them. While it might be tempting to get rid of these things once your child doesn’t need them anymore, you could be wasting lots of money in the long run.  Instead of buying new items for your second child, make sure you carefully store these devices so that they’re ready for when you

Understanding and Developing Your Soft Skills

Results from a recent Adecco survey show that 92% of business leaders think American workers aren’t as skilled as they should be. When asked about the national proficiency gap, executives cited weaknesses in areas including: Creativity Communication Critical thinking Problem-solving These are all soft skills. Naturally, they’re the opposite of hard skills, which refer to technical abilities such as data entry and speaking foreign languages. Soft skills are individual traits geared primarily towards enabling effective collaboration. You might inherently possess some attributes, while others need to be cultivated through practice and experience.   Either way, they play a crucial role in your career and overall success. Without ample interpersonal skills, for example, you probably wouldn’t make it through any job interviews. It’s good to know then, that soft skills can be strengthened. Their full potential is available to anyone with the drive and motivation. Read on to learn more.  Defi