Author: Friends of Real Momma

Keeping your shower looking fresh and clean is a task that requires some effort, but the reward of a sparkling clean shower every day makes it worth the time. It is never a good feeling to step into the shower and realize that there are visible stains on the walls or soap scum around the drain and in the corners. The good news is, it doesn’t take much work to keep your shower looking fresh and clean. Here are some tips for keeping your bathroom looking good as new. Change or Wash Your Shower Curtain Liner Most of us want…

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Wondering which supplies you’ll need to invest in before bringing home a new puppy for the first time? There are several essentials you’ll absolutely need to buy. There are also a few optional but nice-to-have items that you might want to consider purchasing before bringing your new family member home. Dog Food and Water Dishes You’ll need to give some consideration to what you’ll feed your new puppy. It’s possible to feed your puppy certain human food, however, most puppy owners choose to purchase commercially prepared pet foods that are enriched with the specific nutrients a puppy needs for optimum…

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While you love the trees that surround your home, you also wish you could have a clearer view of the mountains off in the distance. But to get the view you desire, you may think your only option is to get rid of the trees that are in your way. While that may be a possibility, there are also other alternatives you can look at to get an unobstructed view of the mountains. To solve your problem, you can try these possible solutions. Don’t Rely on Topping When a tree is blocking your view, you may think topping it will…

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Dementia comes in many forms. When our parents start to forget things, it can be easy to just consider it a part of aging. However, a parent with dementia can become belligerent and unkind. They can also become a hazard to themselves and to you. To keep everyone safe and as healthy as possible, you will need help. Work With Their Physicians If you notice a parent becoming more disconnected from reality, a physical may be in order. There are many illnesses that can have dementia-like symptoms as a side effect. Do your best to get your loved one assessed…

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Finding a dentist for your family can be difficult when you are new to town. The last thing you want is to find out too late that the dentist you chose was not qualified or had bad habits. To help make this process easier, we compiled a list of the things you need to consider before selecting your next family dental care provider. Check Your Dental Plan You need to check the type of dental care in this city and familiarize yourself with it. Try and find out any limitations that your dental plan could face and what kind of…

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Young kids need to be protected all the time, and you can protect them well by giving them a safe yard. Kids enjoy playing outside, but that can be dangerous when they get too hyper. Use these tips to make your yard safe enough for even the wild times. Level the Yard if There Is a Slope If your house is built on a bit of a hill or there is any kind of slope in the backyard, then you need to do something about it. Get a landscaper to level out the yard as well as possible so that…

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If you find yourself halfway through summer without having pulled the boat out of storage, now may be the time. The fish are biting, the sun is shining, and there is no better time than the present. Despite the joy of boating, there are several challenges that nearly all boat owners face. Maintenance, preparation, and safety can make the process of getting to water somewhat difficult. To help, here are four easy ways to get your boat ready for the summer season. Boat Batteries One of the quickest things to die on a boat is the battery. Make sure to…

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When the summer months begin, you will find an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables you can use to feed your family. You can even toss aside the canned goods and go for homegrown ingredients. If you have planted a garden and have gotten your kids to help pick the harvest, what can you make with the bounty? Summer offers many opportunities to try new flavors. Here are four great, healthy recipes to try with your kids in the summer. Corn on the Cob Corn is a classic meal for the summertime. Corn on the cob is fun to eat,…

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Let’s face it, moving is rarely easy. It takes up time, resources, and money. Everything seems to come due when you’re moving, from deposits at the new location, utilities, and the cost of hiring movers themselves. It’s easy to want to cut corners wherever you can. As the average person moving is between 18-24, money can be tight. So, how can you plan a cross-country move or even a just across town economically? Find Free Moving Supplies The sooner you know you’re going to move, the better. Start stockpiling boxes, saving ones you get from Amazon, and stopping in at…

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Vacations are essential practices for every family. They have been proven to enhance your productivity, reduce stress and make children smarter while increasing their social awareness. Traveling also instills adaptability, independence, and responsibility skills while growing their self-confidence and self-concept. Most important of all, vacations enhance the bonding among families as parents spend quality time with their kids. While the thought of going on a family vacation may give you chills, especially with young children, the reasons above should be your motivators. But what should you create a great family vacation for your loved ones? Please read on to understand…

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For both parents and children, becoming a grown-up is exhilarating, demanding, and frightening. Adolescents are busier than ever in this fast-paced environment, which can quickly become stressful for them. Still parents must take care of their children to help them prepare to enter adulthood. Indeed, transitioning into adulthood is quite scary but with the right guidance and movement, parents and their children can be happy with the results. It will take a bit of work, some initiative and focus on the fundamentals. Here are a few ways to help your teen move into the next stage of their wonderful lives.…

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You might be a recent graduate but have found yourself working in an industry that isn’t right for you, or perhaps you have a few years of professional experience under your belt, but you are stuck in a job you don’t enjoy. Earning a degree could change all of that. Going back to university might be the last thing on your agenda, but an additional degree could help broaden your horizons. Here is a short guide to how you can achieve a second degree and how it can advance your career. Achieve a Second Degree Earning a second degree doesn’t…

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Your home, it’s the place where you feel comfortable, safe, and protected. You want the best safety for your family, including your children, but did you know that many children tend to fall from windows every year? You want to keep your kids safe and away from this kind of danger, so here are some steps to child-proof your home windows for maximum security for your kids and maximum peace of mind for you. Childproof Window Locks We all know that locking windows is the best way to keep strangers out and children in. That said, look into installing childproof…

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The late, American poet Maya Angelou once said this: “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Her words ring true. Most people want to give to others but often think that money is the only proper method for contributing to a charity, however, there are several other ways. Take a good look around your home. You’d be surprised what items can be donated to a worthy cause. Furniture Most of us have at least a couple of small pieces that we no longer use. Maybe you have an old rocking chair or couch gathering dust in the…

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There are few things in life more stressful than moving. You start out hopeful and starry-eyed with an armful of empty boxes and a dream of a home with an open floor plan and lots of natural light. The next thing you know you have accidentally packed away your cell phone and every home you have looked at brings new meaning to the term “fixer-upper”. Luckily, there are professionals that can help cross some items off your moving to-do list. Just Like Tetris Nothing fills up a friend’s weekend faster than asking for their help to move. Suddenly the beloved…

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A clean and tidy home has always been important, but there’s more to a truly clean house than dusting and sweeping. A sanitary home is clean beyond its surface level, with dangerous pathogens and bacteria kept to a minimum. We’ll never be able to achieve a completely germ-free home, but there are five easy steps you can put into practice today to keep your living space as clean and sanitary as possible. Read Your Disinfectant’s Instructions Hard surfaces can be easily disinfected with a variety of cleaning products. No matter what kind of disinfectant you use, if you spray it…

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When you volunteer and help out people in your area, you can make connections that you would not be able to make otherwise. When you give back, you feel good about what you are doing, and there are many ways for you to positively impact the lives of children living in your community. Consider Mentorship Opportunities If you are interested in making a deep connection with a single child, you should see what types of mentorship opportunities are available in your area. You can get set up with a child of a certain age, and you can spend time with…

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The signs of an overtired baby are clear: clinginess, crying, rubbing the eyes or face, turning away from stimulation, and yawning or hiccupping. Most moms try to avoid letting their baby get overtired, but even the best moms have to handle an overtired baby at least once. Whether this is your first time or your hundredth, there are some great ways to settle your baby for sleep. Check out these four savvy mommy tips to settle an overtired baby. Stomach to Stomach Hold your baby on their side with their tummy against you. This helps create connection between the two…

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Being unemployed can cause you to feel many negative emotions. It is natural to feel sadness, resentment, and even regret. Financial security is a common goal, but it can seem unattainable at times. If you are struggling with feelings of despair due to unemployment, here are four helpful ways to seek guidance. Practice Meditation You may wonder how meditation can help you cope with unemployment. The answer lies within your mindset. People who can maintain a positive outlook on life tend to live better lives despite any shortcomings. Meditation can mentally prepare you to let go of any negative energy…

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Having an injured family member can be a very worrisome experience. Some injuries are more serious and permanent than others, but when family members are at risk, no one is happy. Unfortunately, injuries are fairly inevitable in life. It is important to know how to respond appropriately if you know someone who has gone through a difficult injury experience. Offer Support While you cannot take the pain of a loved one’s injury away from them, you can still offer support. By following these 5 tips, you can help to ensure that any injured loved one is able to recover from…

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