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10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Having a Baby

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Having a Baby

There are few things that can match the life changing experience that is childbirth. The whirlwind of feelings that the expecting parents experience include emotions of all kinds. They experience joy, fear, happiness and many more emotions but, above all else, they experience love. This is not just any kind of love. A love of a parent for his or her child is something that is unsurpassed by anything else in the world and is the source from which all other emotions come from.

However, it is quite common for new parents to experience fear and doubt. Questions like “Are we ready for this?” or “Are we going to manage everything?” come to mind and some even go as far as to question whether they have “what it takes to be a parent”. You do, you have what it takes, trust me, babies do amazing things for your productivity.

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This video can help you put some things into perspective. The thing that makes it different from tons of other baby related advice you can find online is the fact that it comes from real parents. These people give you insights into things they picked up by being parents and not from books, online blogs or articles which can very much confuse you and get you riled up over nothing.

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The same goes for the advice you are going to get from people around you. Some will be impressed with what you are doing while others will be shocked with “what you are doing to your child”, so keep in mind that no two families are the same in this world and no two couples in the world do things the same way. Some parents will use software to follow their kids’ activity through their phones, others will not be aware where their kids are 10 hours at a time and the fact is, both of these could be terrible decisions and perfect decisions. Finding what works for you is crucial and this is just one of the great pieces of advice given here.

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The thing you should always remember, through all the spilled food, worrying, bumps and who knows what else, is that it is absolutely worth it! Be grateful for the blessing that you got and always cherish the memories.

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Last Updated on July 18, 2019

10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

1. Make the Windows Your Own

When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

2. Put up Some Art

If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

3. Improve the Aroma

A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

6. Improve Your Air Quality

One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

7. Fill it with Plants

Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

8. Change the Doorknobs

Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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10. Fresh Cut Flowers

You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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