Why You Don’t Always Have to Take Your Children on Vacation

Family vacations are important. It is an opportunity to spend some quality time together, reconnecting and enjoying downtime as a family. Most families take at least one vacation a year, typically in the school holidays, but not always. However, what you need to remember as a parent is that it’s OK to take a vacation without your children. Parental Guilt Guilt is a parent’s best friend. We feel guilty about working while someone else takes care of our children. We feel guilty for not … [Read more...]

Women Who Work Hard Play Hard – Now It Is Time to Relax

One of the most common personality traits among women who are overachievers is that they work hard, yes, but they play hard as well. Literally everything they do calls for 150% effort and at some point, it’s just time to take a step off the treadmill for a quick breather, and then back at it. However, without that time of recharging, you find that everything you do begins to slow down to a halt and you are going to be forced to take a break ready or not, like it or not. This year, why not plan … [Read more...]

Holidays and Flu Season

No boss wants to appear like Scrooge around the holidays, but when employees are sick, vacations are taken and holiday time off is given, it’s tough to keep a medium or small business humming along when staff is short. If that’s you and you are concerned about staff coverage throughout the next few months, there are some things you can do to lessen the impact of holidays, vacations and flu season on your business work flow. Sick Employees When employees get sick, and you know they will, … [Read more...]

Childcare, “10 Ways to Prepare Kids for International Travel”

International travel, whether for professional, pleasure or personal reasons, can be a daunting prospect when there are children involved. However, as with many other intimidating tasks, much of the worry can be sidestepped with proper planning and preparation. With this in mind, here are 10 tips for preparing children to travel internationally. Immunizations – Depending on where you’re traveling and what the conditions there are, you and your children may need a round of immunizations … [Read more...]

Family Vacations, 10 Great Historical American Sites

Using your family vacation as an opportunity to expose your children to sites rich with American cultural and historical significance is an effective way of making sure that the trip is both a fun and informative one. Parents with aspirations of instilling an appreciation of history and the American journey in their children need look no further. These 10 attractions and landmarks, each of which is iconic in its own right: Colonial Williamsburg – The world’s largest living history … [Read more...]

Leela Francis – Like Us & Win Mexico!

  Special Announcement: Leela Francis & Vividly Woman are Celebrating 5 Years in Mexico! Celebrate with Us! Like our Facebook page to be entered to win a Winter 2012 Mexico Retreat Package! www.facebook.com/leelafrancis I would love to be dancing with you in paradise this winter! Love and sisterhood, Leela Francis info@LeelaFrancis.com Leela Francis • PO Box 431 • Nine Mile Falls, WA … [Read more...]

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