Family: 4 Ideal Activities To Bring The Family Together

Research shows that families spend less time with each other than ever before. However, there are a number of ways you can bring the family together and create new experiences that you will all remember in the future. Here are just some of them.

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Bake A Cake

The popularity of TV shows like the Great British Bake Off has made baking a popular pastime in the UK for many people of all ages. However, this can also be something you can do as a family, especially if you want to teach your children some cooking skills. There are a number of ways you can carry out this activity. You could have a baking night, where everyone in your family gets together to create homemade cakes, for example. Many retailers sell baking supplies, including bowls and baking trays, and you can spread the cost of any items you purchase over time and make repayments in a number of different ways, including via the phone and online.

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Host a Crafts Night

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Our #ScholasticWarehouseSale Book Haul

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Going to the Scholastic Warehouse Sale is always a joy for this bibliophile mum! You can read about my previous book haul here. Last December {yes, this is another one of those long-overdue posts!},  I am glad I managed to drop by their Pasig Warehouse just in the nick of time. We went a few days before the sale is over and as expected there were many book lovers on a mission to bring home as many books as they can. I was also determined to try their Book Buffet Box All You Can, where you can fit as many books as you can in a box and pay only Php799!

It was a hot Saturday afternoon and the warehouse was already teeming with people browsing through piles of books looking for something interesting. I decided against availing the Book Buffet, though, as I did not see any How To Train Your Dragon books, which I am planning to complete for my little bookworm who was so much into Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his gang at the time! And I just remembered, I was also waiting for a bulk of pre-loved books I ordered online! :D

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Since I already reached my personal quota for books that month, I fought all the urge to hoard and let the little one decide on which books to get, instead.

After a while, my little book reader handed these titles to me:

  • Star Wars Folded Flyers
  • Cars 2 Book of the Film
  • A Fairly Odd Halloween {A Spooky Pop-up Book}
  • If You’re A Monster And You Know It {hardbound}
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw {I had to choose this last one since Jared’s original choice cannot be sold separately as it was part of a box set}

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Money Matters: 4 Easy Ways To Pay Off Your Debts

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Paying off debts should be a primary concern for everyone whatever your status is. Although, it might be true that there are millions like you who are facing the wrath of debt out there in the world, this should not be an excuse to let it accumulate and leave it unattended for a long time. It is not healthy to live off month after month by owing people money.  If you are this neck-deep in your debt, it will start to take its toll on your relationships with children and family member, as well as your health.

Keep A Record Of Your Debt

If you are in debt, it is wise to be on top of things by keeping a record of all your debt. This way you can easily assess the clear picture of how bad your debt situation is and formulate a plan to work your way out of it. It pays to keep a record of all your IOU’s, as well as of your monthly bills, including your mortgage or personal loans, car loan, credit card bills, as well as your medical bills. Everything should be taken into account. Get a credit report if you must to make sure that all your debt statement is accurate and up-to-date.

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