Though a lot of time and effort is spent by government officials to reduce the amount of crime, there has always been a significant amount of both property and violent crimes. In fact, about one in ten households in the United States are victimized by some form of property crime in any given year. Property crimes such as burglary, motor vehicle theft and vandalism can happen anywhere, but many of these crimes can happen at home. While there are many ways to reduce the likelihood...

Whether you’ve decided to get a dog, cat or any other type of animal, great care should always be taken when introducing a new pet to your family and the home. This is especially the case if you already have established pets in the house. All the family must be prepared for the new arrival and know how to behave to make sure that the transition is as gentle and successful as possible. ...

Placing plants in your bathroom is an excellent way of breathing life into the space – as long as you find the right ones. It might seem like plants wouldn’t thrive in a bathroom, but some varieties would like nothing better than to find themselves there. Here’s what you should be thinking about when you want plants in the bathroom. ...

As a parent, you know all too well how busy and stressful it is. So, when you have some me-time, here are some ideas for how you could spend it. Catch Up on Sleep No, it’s not the most exciting option in the world. But when you’re a parent (especially one with a new baby), sleep is something you come to value much more than you did before. You’ll find that when you’re free of the kids for a while, the appeal of sleep is very big indeed. It’s a rare occasion when you...

Are you a dad wishing you had a place of your own within your home where you could go to relax after a tiring day in the office? A man cave provides the perfect escape you are looking for, where you can indulge in your favourite hobbies, be it watching TV, playing video games, or tinkering with DIY projects. It is also a place where you can entertain your fellow male friends while watching sports over a few beers. Creating the perfect man cave need not be very difficult, nor does...

When you have young children, you get used to being home a lot more than you used to when you were young free and single. In the early days of parenthood, once you’ve got the little rascals into bed, you and your partner probably end up slumped on the sofa and counting down the minutes until it’s a respectable time for you to also go to bed. However, as the kids get into a routine (and you get better at handling life on less sleep) you’ll find night after night in front...

If you feel like you are not making any important progress in your current career chances are that you will start thinking about making a career change. If this thought has crossed your mind, you need to use these 10 questions to evaluate whether or not it is the right time for a career change. Once you’ve made the decision, get online to look for job vacancies that will make you happy! ...

Learning to care for a family pet is a rite of passage for kids. And having the kids badger you for a pet for months on end is a rite of passage for parents. It might be a while before you decide that your family is ready to care for a pet, but when you do you need the children to pitch in. They’ve promised that they’re going to help feed the cat, walk the dog or clean out the rabbit, but now how do you make sure they can do it? And not only should they do it, but...

You may or may not be a gardener, but you are required to keep some outdoor tools if you have a home with a yard. Actually, you will find keeping up your yard an enjoyable job if you have the right tools with you. Some of the thumb rules that you must keep in mind when buying tools are as follows: Always buy quality tools. For example, the best option is to have tools that have wooden shafts and metal handles. Handles having “D” shape will be easy not only on your...

Dads and daughters communicate with each other verbally or non-verbally. Sometimes, it can be of a complex nature. According to Joe Kelly, author, dads have a key role to play in their daughters’ perception about themselves. In fact, the relationship between daughters and their dad, and others as well, is greatly determined by the way the dad communicates and treats his daughters. Hurdles Many dads have to put in extra effort to in order to bond or communicate with their daughters....

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