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How to (Really) Get Your Toddler to Sleep

Let your little one sleep with the easy tips I'll give you!

How to Make a Mosaic Heart Box

Making a heart box is easy! Check out how you can make one.

Dads Don't Just Wear Ties

Dads play a vital role for child development. Find out how so you'll get to love your Dad even more!

Earth Needs Moms

We love our moms but let us find out what they can really do for us and why Earth needs moms.

20 DIY Loom Bands Bracelet + 15 Creative Ideas

Still can't move on from the loom band craze? Get some more ideas here.

DIY Foodie: Sleepy Bear Breakfast

Your kids will be very excited for breakfast if you serve the simple egg and rice in a creative manner like this!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Live With the King

We all want to get the best phone possible and when we say "best," that varies on what you need and also on your budget.

There are so many smartphone brands available in the market and we can say that many of them are indeed good and affordable. But that is if you are not really using your phone a lot for important tasks. Most people merely use their phones for sending messages, calling, taking pictures and using social media.

But if you are a businessman or maybe even a blogger or someone who works online, you would want a phone that has everything you need to do all the tasks from sending emails to promoting on social media.

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If that is the case, you need a high class smartphone and what comes to your mind at once is either a Samsung Galaxy phone or of course, the iPhone. Yes, many of us would want an iPhone but if you are low on budget but you want a phone that has many impressive features, you can go for a Huawei Nexus 6P.

To give you a little overview of its features, here are some of my favorite features of the phone:

1. Iconic hardware design

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You don't have to worry about being told that you have an ugly phone because with the new Huawie Nexus 6P, for sure you will stand out with its beautiful design! Yes, no one can bully you just because your phone is outdated. 

Once you have this new Google phone, you will feel like a king or a queen!


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Nexus 6P has a curved metal shell that is crafted from aeronautical-grade anodized aluminium. It also has diamond chamfers that encircle Huawei’s iconic hardware design. This is also sculpted to accent a low-light-loving, powerful camera which all of us would love!

And we have four color choices as well- matte gold, graphite, aluminum and frost. For me, I'd go for a matte gold!

2. Low-light loving, powerful camera

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Who wants to look ugly in photos? Of course, no one wants that! We even delete photos that we do not like. So, we would surely want a camera that will produce stunning images and capture every moment in our life.

With Nexus 6P, you can get pretty photos even when there is a low source of light.

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It has a 12.3MP lens with 1.55μm pixels that captures more light, creating better shots. You can look into sample images captured using this phone at Engadget. It also features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera that produce crisp selfies.

3. Fast charging due to its USB Type C charging port

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How many relationships were broken because you are taking too long to leave the house since you are still charging your phone? The answer is only one. Only this couple. Hahaha! Really, I just totally exaggerated this one but some couple really fight over little things like this.

So, to make sure that nothing can ruin your love life and your date, get a phone that can easily be charged. Lol! Seriously, this makes me laugh. 

But we all want a phone that can be easily charged and has a long battery life.

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Because of the phone's USB Type-C, it doesn't only charge quickly but it can also act as an external battery for devices that uses the same power port. Amazing right? And the phone has a long battery life with 3,450mAh.

4. Ergonomic fingerprint ID



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This is one feature that I am impressed of because Nexus Imprint Sensor, which was first used in last year's Nexus 5X, will give you more security. They will no longer be guessing passwords or patterns because only your fingerprint can unlock the phone. Aside from that, you can also use Android Pay by merely using the fingerprint ID without the need to take out your credit card or debit cards.

5. The best of Google in the palm of your hand 

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You can certainly do everything in your phone because you have there Google Search, Maps, Play, YouTube, GMail, and many others. Yes, you don't need to install all of that, they are all there!

More Features of Huawei Nexus 6P


Aside from those mentioned, the phone also has a stunning screen clarity with 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED screen, front-facing speakers that produce clear sounds and faster-than-ever performance since it is made of Qualcomm's 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset with an Adreno 430 GPU. Because of that, the Nexus 6P could be one of the top high-performing smartphones.  

It also runs under the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and you can choose whether to get the 32GB, 64GB or the 128 GB. Prices of the phones in dollar is $499 for 32GB, $549 for a 64GB model, and a $649 128GB version. It is still cheaper than an iPhone of course.


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So, if you are planning to buy a new Android smart phone, you can include Huawei's Google Nexus 6P phone to your list of choices!

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Photos of the phone is provided by Nuffnang. Images used for the gifs are from FreePik.com. This is an entry for Nuffnang's Live With the King blogging contest.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Shopville Manila: The Shopkins Event We Are Waiting For!

Shopkins are super cute and my daughter loves them so much. Even before these cute toys hit the malls, we had been buying Shopkins online because my little Bella loves them so much.

A trip to the mall is not complete without buying one or two Shopkins. And now Shopkins is in Manila for a grand event that will surely make every Shopkin fan feel very happy and excited! To be honest, I was so excited about it but then the location is far from me. I envy those who could attend the event.

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So, if you want to join, all you have to do is purchase a minimum of Php 300 worth of any Shopkins items from April 01 to May 08 at all Toy Kingdom and Toy Kingdom Express stores. Your kids will then get one (1) day access (VIP pass) to Shopville Manila. Then present the receipt at the entrance in exchange of the VIP pass.

Shopville Manila Activities


There are so many activities that your kids can join for Shopville. Check them out and decide which one your child would like to participate in. But I guess they can try all!

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Sounds fun, right? Then don't forge to bring your kids on May 7-8, 2016 at SM Mall of Asia Atrium for this first ever biggest event of Shopkins in the Philippines.

I so hope they'll come to Tacloban too!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Decorating Your Home With Floral Curtains

When we decorate our homes, there is one thing that we will never forget to add and these are window treatments. Window treatments include blinds, shades, curtains and others but we commonly use curtains of various colors and prints in our homes just like floral curtains, striped curtains and others.

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Curtains are added to control the amount of light that gets into the house and also to add privacy to a certain area when needed. But aside from that function, curtains are also great as decorations for your living area, dining area, bedroom and others. They add personality and elegance to a home but you have to make sure that you choose the right curtains

Colors and prints of the curtain varies on the theme and the design preference of the owner. For most modern and contemporary spaces, you can see white or gray curtains but there are still others who prefer printed ones and the usual prints that homeowners choose are those with floral prints.

What is nice about floral curtains is that they look beautiful wherever you place it in the house and there are so many color choices available as well. There are also some that only has flowers at the bottom part or at the top most part while most of the curtains are all covered with flowers. Curtains like this also make a room get that fresh, vibrant and inviting feel.

And speaking of flowers, these also come in a variety of styles, types and colors. There are others with small flowers while some have huge flowers. There is a wide variety of choices!

To make you feel inspired about using floral curtains in your home, here are some images of interiors that made use of this kind of curtains.


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Sun Porch


Bedroom

Platte Park 2101


Dining Area

Sheen house


Bathroom

Beach Cottage


Kitchen

Leawood, KS Colorful Kitchen

Inspired? Then get your own curtains so you can put them up in your home. Or you can also make one for too. Just grab the perfect fabric that will look best in your interior.

As long as your happy with it, no one will tell you that you did something wrong in decorating your home! Also, once you use floral curtains, your interior will surely look beautiful, attractive and welcoming.



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Children

Once again, Sally is here to share to us some tips to help us become a Super Mom! This time, she will show us how to develop healthy eating habits in our children which is of course very much important.

Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Children

If you're a mother, you have a lot of things on your plate. You're responsible for keeping your children happy and healthy. A whole lot goes into that. If you want to raise a child who is well-rounded and full of joy, you should pay careful attention to the things he puts in his mouth.


Developing healthy eating habits is key for young children. Good eating habits for kids are important. They can pave the way for futures that are healthy, productive and full of energy. If you want your children to be healthy for life, it's never too early to begin teaching them the immense value of nutrition.

Shape a Good Snacking Habit

Good snacks for kids aren't always easy to find. If you're searching for healthy treats for kids, keep your youngsters far, far away from cookies and potato chips. These foods are junk foods that are packed with calories and devoid of beneficial nutrients. Make a point to provide your youngsters with an abundance of healthier alternatives. Examples include homemade oatmeal cookies, homemade baked veggie chips, yogurt, unsalted nuts, fresh fruit and popcorn that's air-popped. If your kids are ever in need of easy healthy snacks on the go, you can't beat these high-quality options. It's crucial for parents never to fall into the trap of feeding their children unhealthy snacks that are easy and cheap.

Let’s take Bhuja crunchy seasoned peas as an example of excellent and healthy snack options for hungry youngsters who feel like noshing on something. Kids absolutely adore the taste of these seasoned peas. They adore their fun and crunchy textures, too. These snacks are free of trans fats and are great sources of both protein and fiber. If you're searching for healthy treats for the wonderful children in your life, you can't really beat these.


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Create a Sense of Involvement

There are many ways to promote healthy eating patterns in youngsters. If you want your children to gain a strong interest in nutritious and balanced eating, try to take them with you on grocery shopping trips whenever possible. If your child visits the supermarket with you, you'll get the opportunity to discuss nutrition in great detail with him. The more proactive your child feels about eating well the better. You can even ask your child for suggestions for healthy foods you can buy. Providing your child with a sense of involvement can be invaluable. It can give him the confidence necessary to focus on making healthy nutrition choices for life.


Make it a Positive Family Activity

You can also help your child develop strong eating habits by regularly consuming meals as a family. Make dining a bonding activity for your family. Focus on establishing a mealtime routine (.pdf) that's enjoyable, relaxing and fun for all. Ask your children how their school days were. Talk to them about their favorite pastimes and toys. Work hard to make them link mealtime with happiness and serenity. If they link mealtime with negative feelings such as frustration and tension, it may cause them to react by turning to unhealthy foods that are in no way nutritious or beneficial to them.

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Encourage Them to Drink More Water

Promote water intake. Sodas and juices are packed with sugar. They can make children feel lethargic and zapped of energy. They can also introduce excess calories that can bring on weight gain and other related health issues. If you want your children to follow well-rounded and healthy diets, make sure they drink plenty of water all the time. Give them water to drink alongside their meals, or opt for homemade juice instead of regular ones in the market. Restrict soda and juice intake as well. Let them drink juice and soda as "once in awhile" rare treats.


Final Thought

Focus on ingredients and portions. Help your children establish healthy eating patterns by always concentrating on ingredients and portions. Always cautiously follow portion instructions that are indicated on food packages. Try to keep your children far away from foods that contain trans fat as well. If you want your children to be healthy eaters for life, a little effort can often go an extremely long way.




About the Writer

This post is written by Sally is a working woman and a mother of 2 kids (currently 10 and 8), living in a suburb of Brisbane. As mom, she learn so much about providing healthier and happier lifestyle for her kids. You can find more of her articles being featured on www.mouthsofmums.com.au.


Images provided by Sally.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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Friday, April 22, 2016

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Suffers Depression

Dear Beautiful Soul,

Look at the heavens above and see how blessed you are to be given this chance to see the vast blue sky that unites all the people in the world. Breathe in the fresh air while closing your eyes and realize how blessed you are to be alive. Open your eyes and closely watch God's wonders around you from the towering trees to the little birds seeking sanctuary in it.

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You are blessed. You are never worthless. You are lucky. You are never unfortunate. God did not create unfortunate people or worthless people. Each and every one of us is a UNIQUE creation. We have skills, talents and capabilities that differ us from the billions of people around the globe.

You are special. You have something huge to contribute to other people's happiness and even to the betterment of the society. No matter how small a deed is. No matter how small your actions are, it will always matter and it will always make a huge impact.

You are valued. You are loved. You have a family that cares for you and friends who will be there for you. Do not tell yourself that you are alone because you are not. Look around you. All of these people can be your friends. If you do not have a dozen friends, who cares? All you need is one true friend who will stay with you through ups and downs. So what if others have thousands of Facebook friends and you only have a few hundreds? Did you ever think how many of those friends are real and how many of them are merely trolling?

You are not boring. You have a colorful life. Watch interesting movies. Read inspiring books. Paint. Draw. Write a poem. Plant a tree. Make a garden. Create something useful and helpful. You don't need to be Albert Einstein or Picasso in order to express yourself. You just have to be you.


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Yes, you have to be YOU. Just be real and everything will be okay. Don't worry if other's are not happy about you or on what you say. Remember that you cannot please everyone and everyone doesn't matter. What matters is you are being real and that you are not breaking any of God's golden rules. Yes, it is God's standards and not people's standards that matters the most. And that is the only thing you have to worry about because as long as you live with those standards, you will be a gem in the eyes of God and for other people.

Live a life for your parents and your family. LIVE AS A HOPE because that is the reason why you are born into this world. You were not conceived to be worthless or to be nothing. Each of us has a purpose to live. For you, your primary purpose is to serve God and to help your family. If ONLY you can focus on the blessings, you will see how God is helping you and you will be able to walk a better path.....and not that rocky path you are trekking now.

If you feel that you do not have hope and a chance to live a better life, you are wrong. You still have the chance to take a detour and walk on a smooth pavement. Life is a matter of choice. If ONLY you will chose a better life, you CAN achieve it. And as you achieve that, bring along your family. Bring along the people you love. And do not ever forget to praise and thank God because he made everything possible.

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We are all born here on Earth to inspire others and to spread love. Not to destroy or hurt the people we love. Not to be so negative or malicious. Not to live a life full of stress and worries. Because in truth, life is good, if we choose to live life the good way.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said that we are here to "grow into a mountain and not to shrink to a grain of sand." If you let depression defeat you, you will be a grain of sand. But please don't be, because there is a mountain inside of you. Let it grow. Let it grow!

So Live. Laugh. Love. Because there are so many reasons to live.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mega Mothers Day Giveaway

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This Mother's Day MamatheFox and Momjunky want to spoil a mom somewhere in the US. They have teamed up with some gracious sponsors and fabulous blogs to put on the biggest giveaway you can imagine. You can win over $1200 in prizes! All to one winner!

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5 Reasons for Being Disorganized and How to Change That

Organizing can be a really bothersome task, unless of course you happen to be one of those people who really like a place for everything and everything in its place. Anyone who happens to struggle with the issue is probably aware that staying organized over long periods of time can be a real challenge. 

Clutter is not only pretty unpleasant to behold, but it is also something that closely reflects our mental state and what we do with our lives at any given moment. Staying organized will take discipline and persistence or else you will be facing a truly chaotic situation. 

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There is no storage solution that will be universal, so you will need to consider different solutions to the problem if you want to avoid the worst of it. You will need to get down to brass tacks and figure out the underlying cause for all of this by addressing and solving it:

 Disorganization as a habit

If this is the case, then your disorganized state will be a bad habit you may have developed as time goes by. When it comes to habitual disorganization manifesting then that is a behavior that could be categorized in different ways: stacking, piling, stashing, hiding and so much more. 



If you happen to suffer from this then you will need to understand how it becomes a part of your daily habits. The real issue in most cases is that it becomes a part of our personality and we stay disorganized for the rest of our lives if we don’t do something about it. You’re the only one who can make a difference, so do that now and not later. End procrastination and get to work on house clearance and decluttering today.

• Setting up a system

There is no denying that it requires discipline to stay organized, but you cannot do that without forming a habit. Doing that will require you to prepare for it well ahead of time with a good system of organizing, such as getting used to working on a room by room basis for organizing purposes. 

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Start small and work your way from there, setting up different groups of items meant for different purposes. A good example of that would be one pile where you place items meant for donations during decluttering, one for selling purposes and one for items you will actually keep. This phase is extremely important, as it will let you make the job easier further down the line as time goes by.

 Working with professional clearance companies

This should let you handle everything in a really unique way, as they will give you the edge you need to make your organizing easier, especially if you plan on this as something you want to do every year. Get around to it, scout the market for potential clearance companies and see which one has the best track record out there to make your organizing efforts easier than ever.

Now that you know the reasons for being disorganized and you were also given certain solutions, I hope that you will be able to find the answer of how to do away with clutter and I also hope that your chores and other activities will be more successful because of being organized.

Bamboo Moby Baby Wrap Giveaway


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Moby is a leader in the baby wearing community. With their soft and easy to use wraps they are many parents first experience with baby wearing. While the length of the wrap can be intimidating when first looked at, its really not that complicated. Check out the very easy tutorials on YouTube and you will be confident in a flash. To read more about the benefits of baby wearing (according to an occupational therapist) click here.

If you have not tried to baby wear yet and are intimated by trying alone MamatheFox would suggest reaching out to your local BWI (Baby Wearing International) group. Most major (and some smaller) cities have a group of baby wearing pros who meet up on a weekly or monthly basis. You can go and talk to real baby wearing parents and they can teach you in person how to properly wear your child. You can typically borrow carriers too before you buy, making the process fun and easy.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

No-nonsense Tips to Clean AnyType of Floor

They say cleaning floors is difficult – wait till you clean a particular floor using the wrong method. You’ll be scrubbing and mopping like crazy till your hands go numb and you'll argue with yourself for doing it in the first place.

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Luckily, whether your floor is wood or laminated, cork or linoleum, there are proper steps to keep it spotless clean. These are the fastest and simplest ways to keep them looking new and clean:

First things first: Before cleaning, most floors require vacuuming first to remove any material that may scratch or leave any mark during the cleaning. If you are still wondering what brand of vacuum cleaners to purchase? It will help to check a comprehensive review on ideal stick vacuum cleaners for your peace of mind.


Hardwood Floors

Ahh, the glorious wood flooring. Hardwood floors normally have two types of finishes: wax or polyurethane. Not sure what’s yours? Simply rub your finger on the surface, if it smudges, the floor is likely waxed.

To clean: Mix ¼ cup of pH-neutral (mild) soap with water in a bucket. Do not use acidic vinegar solutions, which can dull your wood floor’s quality over time. Follow up with damp-mop and microfiber to pick up excess moisture.


Laminate Flooring

Your laminate flooring may look like natural stone tile or hardwood planks, but you still have to clean it like a laminate. What’s comforting is that laminate floors are tough and easy to clean.


To clean: Vacuum the floor and use a damp cloth, but not dripping wet to clean. You may use vinegar in this case. Also, never polish a laminate floor. If the finish of any plank looks damaged, it’s best to replace it ASAP.

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Cork/Linoleum Flooring

Both these floorings are both beautiful and sensitive to damages since they are so absorbent, and while most cork floors are sealed, you still need to be careful with cleaning. Use vacuum regularly to prevent scratching and wash it once weekly.

To clean: Fill a spray bottle with ¼ cup of vinegar mixed with 1 drop of dish soap and warm water. This combination breaks down dirt and cuts through build-up while disinfecting. Don’t shake the solution as this would create suds. Instead, rock it back and forth. Wipe it with a damp microfiber as you go.


Natural Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl should be cleaned weekly. This artificial, yet durable flooring needs a bit more of love to last.

To clean: Mix ¼ cup of vinegar in a spray bottle and mix with dish soap and warm water. Spray one section at a time and wipe with dry mop or microfiber as you go. You can also use steam cleaner for stubborn dirt.

No-nonsense Tips to Clean AnyType of Floor


Natural Stone Flooring

Never use vinegar for this type of flooring. Even a small amount of acidic liquid like ammonia and bleach could damage stone floors.

To clean: Mop sealed stone floors with a mild, pH-neutral, non-chelating cleaner that won’t react badly with the minerals in the natural flooring. For stubborn dirt, simply use a steam cleaner.

Take these cleaning tips by heart and say goodbye to your aching back and hard to remove floor stains.

Monday, April 11, 2016

GSI Exchange Gold & Silver Bullet Giveaway!


This event was coordinated by Mom Buzz Media, hosted by the Mom Buzz Media Bloggers and sponsored by GSI Exchange

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Whether you wear it as a chain around your neck or simply want to stash away a few coins in your safe, now is a great time to own and invest in gold and silver. Now is also a great time to win, with the GSI Exchange Gold & Silver Bullet Giveaway!

The price of gold increased by 16.4% in the first three months of 2016, its strongest quarterly showing since 1986. Gold significantly outperformed other major stock, bond and commodity indices during the first quarter and based on current trends, many experts are predicting the surge in gold pricing to continue for the foreseeable future.

The World Gold Council identified five key factors supporting the rise in gold prices:
  • Ongoing concerns about economic growth and financial stability in emerging markets
  • A hiatus in the rise of the US dollar
  • The implementation of negative interest rate policies by leading global central banks
  • The return of pent up investment demand for gold
  • Price momentum (i.e. investors following gold’s upward trend).
On the gold coin investment side, combined sales of 22k (Eagles) and 24k (Buffalos) gold coins by the US Mint, increased 51% year over year in the first quarter, while gold-backed ETFs had the second strongest quarter on record, with strong demand from the United States, Europe and China and other regions.

While the stock market bounces up, down and all around, there is one investment that has held its value since the dawn of civilization. Gold and silver has been recognized as a store of wealth since the ancient Sumerians.

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GSI Exchange is a leading national coin and precious metals company specializing in wholesale trading as well as direct sales to the general public. GSI Exchange's management has more than 40 years of combined market experience and a huge supplier database within the U.S. These relationships enable GSI Exchange to offer an almost unlimited inventory of the highest-quality silver, gold, palladium and platinum coins at the most competitive prices.

Whether you are looking to invest for your children's college education or your own retirement planning, precious metals can be a valuable addition to diversify your other investments and as an effective hedge against inflation and geopolitical turmoil, GSI Exchange has a knowledgeable and friendly professional staff who can assist you in planning for your goals.

Visit the website to learn more, request a brochure or get a price quote.
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

6 Ways to Revamp Your Space with Texture


Do you ever feel like your home needs a change? Nothing major, but it’s just starting to seem a little boring to you? Over time, we can get so used to our furniture and surroundings in our homes because we are around them constantly. 

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Books to Read: 20 Springtime Books for Children

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Spring is here once again. Last year, I created a list of books about Spring but I discovered that there are actually more books about this lovely season that you can use to make your kids understand learn more about the season.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Selecting a Marriage Agency: Russian or Ukrainian One?


As a person wishing to meet Ukrainian and Russian women for dating and marriage, you have definitely thought about which culture and country to focus on – Russia or Ukraine. Or maybe you have not even thought that they are different? Indeed, it is a common mistake of people from the West – they are confident that Ukrainian and Russian cultures are identical, so they envision these two states almost as one. 

However, we have surprising news for you – this is not so, and sometimes a Ukrainian woman may be abused by being taken for a Russian woman, and vice versa. Hence, as soon as you have decided to look for your love in this part of the world, you should be competent about differences – you will definitely please your Russian or Ukrainian woman with that kind of knowledge they usually do not expect from men from another part of the world.

Selecting a Marriage Agency: Russian or Ukrainian One?


Similarities: The USSR and Slavic Origin

Those who think that Russian women and Ukrainian women are similar are definitely right, while those who believe they are identical are wrong! Where does this stereotype come from? There are two major reasons – belonging of both countries to the USSR and their common Slavic roots that make their culture, traditions, lifestyle, values, and attitudes very alike. Russia and Ukraine became independent countries after the collapse of the USSR, but they are neighbors territorially, ethnically, and culturally. Thus, even given that at present, the countries are far from positive relations, they are still strongly bonded with a common history, ethnicity, and culture.

Differences: Flags, Language, and Attitudes

Ukrainians understand Russian language very well, but the same does not apply to Russians, who mostly do not understand Ukrainian language even at the basic level. In terms of language and cultural traditions, authentic Ukrainians share many more traits with Polish and Czech neighbors than with Russians; this applies to the Western part of the country. Even for Europeans, Ukrainian speech sounds more like Polish or Czech – it is very melodic and pleasant.

Another specific difference among Russians and Ukrainians is their attitude; Russians are a grand nation that has historically won many battles in Europe. Hence, it is common to see Russians behaving a bit arrogantly, and treating other people as minors. One very good cultural trait distinguishing Russians from Ukrainians is their generosity, while Ukrainians are much greedier, but not in bad terms – they are very money-saving and careful about their household, so they rarely wasteful in their expenses.

These are interesting peculiarities that Russian and Ukrainian nations share and are distinguished by, but these are mostly generalizations, and you should definitely not expect to witness all those features in your Russian or Ukrainian fiancée. Both countries have many thrilling places of sightseeing, magnificent travel experiences, and friendly, welcoming people to greet you there. So it is up to you to choose the country of your love search; however, you shouldn’t always make a choice – many agencies, such as https://www.marriageagency-nataly.net/, have both Russian and Ukrainian ladies as their clients, and you can decide to which country to travel only after meeting your mate in an online relationship.

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