Monthly Archives: December 2014

Making Your Kids Get Along Better

There comes a time when your kids don’t get along at all. They find something to fight about, even silly reasons like who has nicer hair or whose feet looks better in those gladiator sandals. While it is normal, it is not healthy to leave it at that. Parents need to intervene and be the mediator.

Being a parent is tough especially when you can’t choose sides in an argument where no one wins. However, instead of choosing sides you can do something to make them forget what they are fighting about and move on with life! Here are some fun activities to help the kids bond and forget about their silly arguments.

Leave them alone.

Seeing each other have fun is a great way for siblings to know each other. Playing games by themselves helps them bond and understand one another more.  Your backyard trampoline is a crowd favourite, making it the best venue for a sibling bonding session. Of course, when you hear kicking and screaming, you have to be the referee and the cop. However, siblings have this way of sorting things out by themselves no one can explain how. Continue reading

How to Prolong Your Trampoline’s Life

In finance and economics, investing in something means a lot. You have to nurture that investment to have profit sooner or later. This applies to anything you own, including your backyard trampoline. As they can get quite expensive, you have to take care of them to fully maximize your investment, also known as your trampoline.

Here are some things you need to know to take care of it:

  1. Sweep the mat at least weekly.
    Leaves may gather on top and make it weigh down. This is the culprit of why there are small tears and rips on your mat. To avoid having them, sweeping off the leaves and other debris as soon as you see them is a must.
  2. Check screws, springs, bolts and nuts.

    Getting these little things rusty is a big no-no. Make sure they are in good condition at all times, even if you don’t have plans on getting on the trampoline. When they have rust, they get to be brittle.
  3. Invest in an anchor kit.

    You might think it is silly to have an anchor kit but it is probably one of the best inventions ever. It puts your trampoline on the ground even when the winds are strong. You don’t have to worry about your trampoline flying away to your neighbour’s tree.
  4. Use a spring tool.
    Springs are stubborn to get out and may even damage your trampoline’s frame. A tool like this makes putting it and removing easy peasy.

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Christmas Themed Workouts

Tis the season to be fatty… not! Christmas is not an excuse to put on some pounds. Skipping your workout regimen through the holidays will only make you regret it after. So instead of having regrets, why not incorporate the Christmas spirit with your workout?

Nothing better than a Christmas themed workout to burn all those carbs you ate.

How to Stay Fit Without Having a Gym Membership

Let’s be honest, not everyone can afford to have a gym membership. They can be expensive and you can’t go daily because of other commitments. Luckily, you don’t need to go to one to stay fit and healthy. There are tons of other activities that don’t require you to pay for a lump sum to work out. Australia is a wonderful country with the best weather that allows you to go out anytime of the year, even during winter.

Here are great workout ideas if the gym isn’t your thing.

Swimming

It is possibly the best workout for everyone. It helps exercise the entire body and is scientifically proven to be good for those who have asthma! The best part about it is you won’t feel the sweat trickling between your legs and chest. It’s refreshing and you get to use your cute bathing suit. Continue reading

Best Stay at Home Workouts for Mum

Being a mother is the most fulfilling occupation ever. Seeing the kids grow right in front of your eyes is a bittersweet journey you go on with them. As you are busy with fixing everyone’s schedule and meals, getting a workout in between may seem impossible.

Worry not! While the kids are in school, you can squeeze in a quick workout and be back even before they come home. Here are some of the workouts you can do right in the comforts of your humble abode.

Yoga.

All you need is the internet, a mat and yourself. You can search for yoga videos online and follow the instructor. They give alternatives for beginners so you don’t have to go all the way to professional mode immediately. Continue reading