Every parent tries the very best that they can to protect their children from the dangers of life. Whether it means shielding them from things that aren’t appropriate such as R rated movies and violent video games, or making sure that they get a well balanced meal and visiting the doctor on the regular basis, we try our very best to...

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We all want our kids to be safe. That’s a given. It’s hard, though, to know where to start. We swear we don’t want to be “helicopter” parents, but at the same time we don’t want to find ourselves in the midst of a battle with our neighbors and Child Protective Services over whether or not we’re terrible parents because we allow our kids...

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Backpacking and adventure vacations can be perfect family experiences. There are destinations across the globe that offer adrenaline activities for the whole family. If you’re planning for one of these trips, it’s important that you’re well prepared and have packed all the essentials.   Essential packing list This isn’t your average...

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Hard Candy’s new eyeshadow palette

Hard Candy’s new eyeshadow palette My daughter and I are huge make-up freaks. I go with the everyday look, but I am always up for trying new makeup, but I always keep the same look. My daughter on the other hand will try and pull off any look given to her. She's been doing her makeup since she was a little girl. Now, she's almost 18 and is just stunning beautiful, in my eyes. We've...

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Easy-clean home design

If you have a busy lifestyle, there are certain design elements you can incorporate into your home to ensure that the minimum amount of time is required to keep your home fresh, tidy and clean. High-traffic areas such as the entrance and hall get dirtiest the quickest. Paint walls using emulsion that can be sponged clean and use flooring that can...

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What’s your idea of a pleasant evening with all your girl friends and over a hot cup of tea? There’s no better way to kill time than with a nice game of bingo. Bingo has always been a very social game played by at least five to ten people at a time.   Bingo is among the most popular of games and almost everyone knows or has played it...

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As the weather improves and the days lengthen, thoughts of organisation and home improvement naturally turn outdoors, towards gardens and the many ways that they can be made welcoming for the summer. Garden benches that are made from sturdy and elegant materials are perfect for those who want to enhance the aesthetic qualities of their gardens. By providing...

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How to prepare your garden for winter

The cold winter weather can kill your plants and if you're a keen gardener, then you'll know that protecting yourgarden is very important as it creates a healthy garden in time for spring. So, if the coming of winter makes you worry for your plants, here are some tips to help you prepare before the cold weather sets in. Image by Anne...

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Starting a blog with On Blast Blog

When I started blogging back in November of 2009, I didn't know where to begin. Much like everyone else, I was lost. I didn't have anyone to help walk me through starting a blog. I saw some people giving some cool stuff away and I thought to myself "I want to do that! I want to put a smile on someone's face when they win something!" And so I did. I...

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So you made up your mind. You want to start a website or blog, for ANY reason, but you're stuck and don't know where to even begin. I get it, I've been there. When I started I had no help and I was on my own. Something I wanted to do seemed so simple, but when I was doing it I was confused and then get stuck and not really know where or how to ask for...

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