#Family; Is Blood Really Thicker Than Water?

Family Isn't Always Blood

So, What Does Family Mean To You?

Is Family your blood ties; those with whom you share your genes?  Or is it something else?

Is it the people you share commonalities with and lifelong connections, trust and commitment?

For many it is simply Father, Mother, children.  But, for a lot of us family is something entirely different.

For some, it is the collective group of people we hold most dear.

It’s the friends we surround ourselves with everyday.

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Simple ways to manage working from home; with your spouse.

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Work/Life balance can be difficult to manage at the best of times, but how do you get it right when you’re working from home?

And what if your business partner is your spouse?

Running your business from home definitely has it’s challenges, and if your partner is your spouse, those challenges can be amplified.

Of course working from home has more benefits than challenges, but to access the benefits you need to get a few basics right.

In today’s post I am going to cover the basic problems that can arise in this kind of working relationship and share some tips to get you going in the right direction.

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5 easy ways to supercharge your marriage

 

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Some people manage to make being married look easy. They are always happy and seem to have it all together. They seem to have the magic formula, some ancient magic dust, that the rest of the world would pay a pretty penny for.

Chances are they do have a formula. But there is no magic involved.

Marriage is like any other working partnership.

It has great times, bad times, and times of indifference. What makes the magic is the commitment. There is no special dust. Just Commitment and work.

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Why date night is not just for younger couples

When things start to get a little bit tense around the home you can bet your bottom dollar you need a date night.

Date night

 

But a date night is not just for young couples raising kids and struggling to find quality grown up ‘alone’ time.

 

As much as I know how precious that time is, when you’re surrounded by children all day and you start to wonder if you will ever again see a candle lit meal or open your sexy lingerie drawer, that time will pass all too quickly and you will be waving your kids off to new adventures before you can blink an eye.

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3 reasons to get back to nature

not enough time spent outside

 

Nature Deficit is a term first coined by Richard Louv in his book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder as a descriptor for the ever increasing physical, psycho-social and psychological damage occurring to our younger generations as a result of lessening participation in outdoor related activity.

Our children are becoming less and less active and suffering from more and more disorders.  And so are we.

 

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Is your ‘check-list’ holding you back?

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Our modern world revolves around instant gratification and consumables.  Little wonder then that more and more people treat their relationships the same way.  Part of this ‘get it quick and move on’ mentality is the burgeoning use of  the ‘check-list’.  

Full of  ‘deal breaker’ dot points.  

But I guess it reflects the world we live in and is potentially a window into what the future holds. 

 

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