Author: Friends of Real Momma

In today’s world, it can seem as if communities everywhere are no longer immune from violent crime. In fact, home invasions and other types of crimes directed at homes have gotten increasingly worse in recent years. As a result, more and more homeowners have decided to rely on security systems to keep their families and property safe from criminals. However, as you begin looking around, you notice there are many different types of security systems on the market. When choosing your home’s security system, here’s what you should look for when making your decision. Ease of Use First of all,…

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Nothing seems more inviting than the open road and time to explore the world around you. It pays to be prepared before you set out on your next grand adventure. Doing so makes the entire experience much more positive and significantly less stressful. It also ensures that you arrive at your destination safely and soundly because of your preventive measures to secure your trip. Planning the details of a trip helps you avoid many of the mishaps people encounter along the way while traveling. Follow the tips listed below to prepare for the next trip you take. Maintain Your Vehicle…

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The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the home. It’s where you spend most of your time, so it’s worth making sure that it’s organized, comfortable, and fun. The same goes for your kids’ bedroom. It’s where they spend the most time, so make sure that it’s a safe and pleasant space for them. Here are space-saving tips for designing your kids’ bedrooms: Maximize Your Storage Space Pay attention to the dimensions of furniture, and measure everything out before buying. This will help you know what you have room for and how much storage space you need…

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Installing a water well in your backyard can be an expensive proposition, especially when considering the cost of the drilling and materials. However, installing a well is worthwhile if you plan to install one at home or on a farm with residential property. It provides clean and safe drinking water for your entire family, free from contaminants that may result from city water sources. This article discusses the benefits of installing a water well in your backyard. More Safe Drinking Water One benefit of having a private water supply is that no impurities are found in public wells. The only…

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Many of us live in smaller areas that force us to make do with less space. Maybe you’re trying to save money, or maybe it’s just the way things work out for your family. Whatever the case may be, it is important to explore a variety of options in order to fit everything you need without breaking the bank or starting from scratch. If you are living in a smaller space than you need, or that is outdated and small for your lifestyle and needs, it may be time to consider your options for expanding it. Before you think about…

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Life in the 21st century has gotten crazy busy to say the least. If you are like most people, it’s probably difficult for you to keep up with everything. That’s why it’s so important to know how to take care of yourself and your family. Otherwise, it’s impossible to stay on top of everything and give everyone the care they deserve. Here are four tips for taking care of your family when you have a busy schedule. Know Your Priorities It’s likely that for every member of your family, each activity feels like the most important activity in the world.…

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Summertime is a time to be happy. Although the temperatures sometimes rise extremely high, it is a great time to bond as a family and repair any broken relations. You’ll only get such opportunities this summer as it’s often the time to unwind as formal and school responsibilities slow down. Here’s a list of things you should do to ensure that your family is happy and healthy this summer. Engage in Family Exercises Even if you’ve been exercising alone, summertime offers you the opportunity to bring your skills home. Train your partner and kids one or two exercises to maintain…

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Most rodents and insects are disease carriers, and they can transfer diseases to your pets and even you. Insects and rodents can also carry allergens into your home, causing your family members to experience allergic reactions. To ensure that this does not happen, you should ensure that your home is free of rodents and insects. An exterminator can help you ensure there are no pests in your home. When Should You Call An Exterminator? You should call an exterminator if you have noticed that the pests in your home have caused some structural damage. For instance, you should call professionals…

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It’s not hard to tell someone to be there for their grieving mother, but what do you do when they ask how? When a loved one loses a child, the grieving process can seem impossible to navigate, particularly if you haven’t had your own children or have never lost anyone close to you. It can be tough to know what to say and what not to say, how to help, and how much support to offer during the grieving process. While we all grieve differently, there are some things that grieving mothers need from those around them during this difficult…

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Are you planning to move to a new home soon? Moving can be a headache for anyone, but moving with small children is even more difficult. Little ones often have fears about moving and feel anxiety about leaving their old house behind. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, these four moving tips can make the transition easier for your young children. Keep Track of Special Items Does your child have a special stuffed animal or blanket? The last thing you want to do is lose these treasured items in a move, so take extra care to keep…

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Are you thinking about adding a furry friend to your family? If so, you may be wondering which dog breed is the best fit for your lifestyle. There are many different dog breeds, each with its unique personality and needs. It can be tough to decide which one is right for you. We will give you some tips for choosing the perfect dog breed for your next family pet. Assess Your Current Lifestyle and Determine What Traits You Need in a Dog Breed If you have a busy life full of work, school, commuting, errand running, and social commitments, you…

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Spring is finally here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about ways to improve your backyard. This blog post will discuss some of the best ways to improve your backyard this spring. Whether you want to add a new patio or landscaping or simply make some small upgrades, we have you covered. So read on for some great ideas on how to make your backyard even better this season. Add a Patio A patio is an excellent way to extend your living space outdoors. It provides a nice place to sit outside in warm weather and gives you…

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You can help your children grow up to be responsible adults by teaching them about money. This is because it’s not taught in schools, which is maybe one of the reasons many people don’t know much about personal finance. Your goal should be to make sure they understand how money works so they can make wise financial decisions in the future. Here are some helpful lessons you can teach them. Give Them an Allowance You can tutor your children about the value of money by giving them an allowance. They will develop a sense of pride and responsibility when they…

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When you are trying to find your next family car, it can be hard to decide. There are so many different styles and features available that narrowing down the perfect vehicle for you can seem like an impossible task. But don’t worry! This blog post will discuss four tips to help you choose the right family car for your needs. Determine Your Needs When it comes to buying a family car, you should spend some time thinking about all of your needs. What kind of features do you need? Do you plan on having many people in the vehicle, or…

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It’s a beautiful thing when you become a new parent, and with that comes the responsibility of buying toys for your little one. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which toys will provide the most enjoyment and safety. If you’re looking for some guidance on what toys to buy, then this blog post is perfect for you. Here are five toys you should consider. Jumperoo The Jumperoo is safe and fun for your baby. It’s an activity set that allows them to jump up and down, which stimulates their muscles. While they are…

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If you are like most people, you may feel reluctant to update your home. Home updates can incur huge expenses in both time and money. However, as the following article will show you, the right home improvements and updates can actually make life in the modern world more efficient, less stressful and ultimately, save you time and money. These home improvements could be just the thing that your busy family needs to keep up with modern life. High-Speed Internet Most people have high-speed Internet in their homes by now, but if you’ve been reluctant to update your home Internet, you…

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If you’re looking for family-friendly activities, you can rest assured that there are lots of possibilities to choose from. In fact, it’s probably possible to have an unforgettable day of family fun without even leaving your town or city. Here are four great ideas to consider: Hiking and Other Outdoor Activities Going for a hike is one of the best ways to have an educational day of family fun. Not only does hiking offer a great way to get exercise, but it offers a one of a kind opportunity to teach your kids about the natural environment. Here are a…

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Whether you’re looking forward to an empty nest or dread the day your child will leave to start their own life, it’s likely to happen after high school. While their lessons in life certainly won’t end in early adulthood, they need to be responsible and independent people when they get out on their own. It’s up to you to make sure that they are taught ways to do just that before they leave high school. Money Matters The Washington Post argues that while most high schoolers will graduate with basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills necessary for adulthood, they don’t…

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Is it hard to find an affordable family vacation? Trying to keep your family’s vacation costs low can be difficult but not impossible. There are plenty of ways you and your spouse can save money and take a much-needed break from the everyday struggles. This blog will give you some ideas and tools so you can plan your vacation and budget your money with the family in mind. Budget For It Regularly One of the most important things to do when you’re planning a family vacation is to budget for it. Make sure that you’re making the money you need…

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A living room is often the centerpiece of a home as the main location for relaxation, entertainment, and hosting guests. In addition to presenting an attractive image and an inviting appearance, this central room should be functional and practical as well as comfortable. Lighting Install light fixtures that flow with the home’s decor and the style of the room. From sconces to chandeliers, choose lighting that is adjustable to the various uses of the space. Accent lamps help to brighten dark corners while contributing to the overall effect of the room’s furnishings. Look for lighting with bulbs that can be…

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