Author: Friends of Real Momma

The on-going pandemic has ruined many planned summer vacations. However, as restrictions continue to lift, now can be a great time to plan a trip. If you crave a mini-getaway, there are many reasons to visit Kansas City, including its rich cultural heritage, shopping spots, and many restaurants. 1. Affordability When you’re vacationing to a new city, one of the first things that you will need to do is plan your budget. Your budget shouldn’t just include traveling, but also exploration. Kansas City offers various attractions, shops, restaurants, and fun activities and is far cheaper than many high-profile destinations such…

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To keep your body in tip-top shape, you need to know some nutrition basics. It doesn’t take a biology degree, just an understanding of what your body needs to function properly and where to find it. Proteins, one of the six essential nutrients, is built from 20 different amino acids. The human body can produce the majority of amino acids, but nine of them must come from food sources. As a consumer, you may just think of protein as protein—you get it from meat, dairy, and nuts, end of story. But that’s not the case; not all protein sources contain…

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Moving far away can make a person feel excited at the prospect of a different locale and new experiences, but it can also be a time of stress. There is a lot of time and preparation involved in a long move, and many chances to encounter metaphorical or real bumps in the road. Although you might be thinking of handling the whole thing on your own, there are ways that a moving company can make the process easier or more affordable. Truck Rental Costs If you’re by yourself, you might have to load items into one vehicle. In most cases,…

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Mothers often feel pressure to be superheroes. Many mothers practically deliver, too. The reality is, however, that the proud mamas of the world are only human. It can be difficult for them to be “on” at all times. It can be particularly difficult for moms who have jobs. Juggling a career and children can feel like a tall order for any parent. Luckily, most committed mothers know how to make it happen. Take regular breaks Career moms often have countless thoughts floating around in their heads, such as how does a land trust work or how can I help my youngest…

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The Schnauzer is an excellent breed, and one of those dogs is going to provide you with an incredible amount of love over the years. That being said, Schnauzers can also be very anxious, and you might need to spend a little bit of time coming up with a plan to help your new Schnauzer deal with that anxiety. Here are 4 safe and effective treatments for anxiety in Schnauzers. Keeping Them Moving Getting your dog to exercise is one of your most important duties as a pet owner. Regular exercise is going to have a huge impact on their…

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In addition to making your home much more eye-catching, an art collection can also be a great investment that only goes up in value over time. If you have decided to put some art in your house, then you need to come up with a comprehensive plan for keeping those pieces clean and undamaged. Start With the Right Frames High-quality custom framing is one of the most effective ways to protect a piece of art. While it might be tempting to go with cheaper generic frames, those products aren’t always designed to last. A custom frame is going to support the art…

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If you’ve ever hosted an event or party before, then you know the importance that entertainment has. One of the best ways to ensure that your party-goers are thoroughly entertained is by hiring some form of live entertainment. However, not all forms of live entertainment are created equally, and some forms of live entertainment simply won’t mesh with your event. So how can you ensure that the entertainment that you’re hiring for your event or party will actually be a good fit? Here are a few questions you can ask before hiring entertainment in order to ensure you’re making the…

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People of all ages can benefit from spending time outdoors. For kids specifically, time outdoors can help them increase their strength, physical fitness, motor skills, and so much more. While many kids jump at the chance to be outside without any prompting, other children are a little more difficult to convince. If your children seem to want to stay indoors all the time, here are a few tips to help change their tune. Start Small Some kids avoid the outdoors because they’re afraid of the unknown. They may not like the idea of getting dirty or the fact that bugs…

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Moving is a big change in anyone’s life, but it’s particularly challenging for kids. Getting uprooted from a familiar neighborhood, school, and group of friends requires some big adjustments on their part. Sometimes the biggest challenge for them is overcoming the sense of helplessness they may experience; they just feel like they’re along for the ride. That is, unless you take steps to involve them in the move. Here are four ways to keep your kids engaged in the moving process. Let Them Pack Their Own Things Young kids might not do well boxing up fragile items, but you can definitely allow…

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Teens go through a lot of changes before they officially enter adulthood. Growth spurts are one of the many changes that teens will have to deal with. It can be difficult for both teens and parents to deal with a growth spurt. The good news is that there are several ways that you can accommodate this. Make Sure That Your Teen Eats Well Your teen will need more calories and nutrients because they are growing. That is why it is important for you to keep the fridge stocked with healthy food. Granola bars, fresh fruits, vegetables, trail mix and Greek…

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The warmer temperatures and sunshine make everyone want to spend their time outside in the backyard. Many people want to spend hours in the backyard grilling, playing games, and enjoying the summer months. However, people also want privacy and protection for their homes. You can add more privacy and protection to your home by adding one of these to your backyard. Add a Classic Wood Fence Most fences across the country are wooden. It is considered a staple because there are so many different kinds of woods to choose from. You can have as many style choices as you like,…

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Upgrading your home can be quite expensive. That is why many people are reluctant to do it. However, the money that you invest will be worth it in the long run. There are several upgrades that you can make that will benefit your entire family. Add a New Deck to Your Home A new deck can benefit everyone because it will be a place where everyone can hang out and have family gatherings. People can grill out and soak up the sun on their deck. A new deck can also add aesthetic appeal to the exterior of your home. It…

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Almost 15% of people in America aged five or older have some type of disability. Among children, some of the most common disabilities include autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and epilepsy. Sometimes, disabilities can be complex – meaning they require significant support on a daily basis. If your child has just been diagnosed with a disability, it may be overwhelming at the start, but as you grow in confidence and you gain more knowledge on your child’s needs, you can start concentrating on helping them to achieve the most they can. The following tips might be useful. Receiving Immediate Support After Diagnosis…

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After months of debate, your child’s school may have finally decided to open despite COVID-19. If this decision leaves you with concerns about safety and health, you’re not alone. You have options, however, and there are ways to help prepare your family for a very different school year. Get Flu Shots A flu shot offers no protection against COVID-19, but your entire family should still get one if your child is heading back to the classroom. Like COVID, the flu spreads easily and can make you quite ill. A body stressed by the flu is more vulnerable to other illnesses…

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Owning an old home can be a real dilemma. It sometimes seems like it’s worth too much to tear down but not worth enough to use. Fortunately, some resourcefulness and hard work can move most old homes from unusable to usable, and then to downright comfortable. If you have an old house that you dream of making into a home for your family, follow these tips to get an idea of how to go about it. Get It Watertight The most destructive problem an old home can develop is a water issue. As soon as water can get inside, everything…

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Pregnancy is a happy time in the lives of mothers and fathers who are excited about becoming parents for the first time. During this time in a woman’s life, she must take care to eat the right kinds of food, get enough rest, stay away from certain types of physical activity, such as heavy lifting, and be sure to stay away from harmful substances. Taking all of this advice into consideration will limit your child’s chances of being born prematurely or with birth defects. Avoid Consuming Alcohol Alcohol consumption during pregnancy should be avoided at all costs. This is because…

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Encouraging your kids to play outside is a good thing. After all, it’s important for kids to be active and to get plenty of exercise. Of course, if your backyard isn’t a fun place for your kids, then they probably won’t want to spend much time there. These are a few things that you can do if you want to make your backyard a fun and safe place for your kids to play. Create a Safe Deck Area If you have a deck, consider doing a few things to make it safe for your kids. Look for a glass baluster deck…

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Is your toddler ready for their first big kid bed? If they’re climbing over the crib rails every night, it’s time. The transition from crib to real bed can be difficult for some children, but updating their bedroom decor along with the bed is one way to make things a little easier. Here are four great ways to coordinate your child’s bedroom decor when upgrading to a big kid bed. Under the Stars Does your child love the great outdoors? Coax them into their new bed by adding a rustic tent canopy and tying it all together with a fun…

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An RV is often a sizeable investment, one that you would be wise to protect and care for during the off-season. From additives that can keep sediment from clogging up fuel lines to climate-controlled environments and more secure storage options, there are plenty of ways to prep and store your RV when it’s not in use. Fuel Stabilizer While excessive wear and high mileage may place considerable strain on an RV’s engine and other mechanical components, sitting for long periods can also cause problems. Belts, hoses and even interior engine components that require frequent lubrication may be placed at greater…

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Even though dental braces are incredibly effective, oral health issues can develop if the patient doesn’t continue to care for their teeth and gums. Luckily, with a few simple daily habits and some professional assistance, you should be able to help your kids avoid cavities, gum discomfort, severe teeth stains, and other common problems that braces wearers often struggle with. Sanitation is more important now than ever, and encouraging proper oral hygiene will help your kids avoid both dental decay and other airborne diseases. Keep an Eye on Their Diet After getting braces put on, your child will most likely…

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