15 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME SMELL LIKE FALL
by Donella Crigger
Fall is in the air already, and that means many of my favorite scents are, too. I love the smells of burning firewood from people’s fireplaces, warm cinnamon, apple and pumpkin in the oven and the cool, crisp breeze. To say I’m a fall fanatic is an understatement. So if you love the season as much as we do at One Crazy House, try one of these DIY fall scents (or recipes) to get your home smelling like autumn in a jiffy.
Family’s pet cat returns home 2 days after they thought they buried him
A family’s cat returned home after they thought they’d buried him. (SWNS)
A grieving family who buried what they thought were the remains of their cherished pet cat were stunned when it turned up fit and well two days later. The Robinson family’s 18-month-old cat, Willow, disappeared after it went out at night during heavy storms.
Willow vanished on Feb. 26 at the height of the combined impact of the Beast from the East and Storm Emma. The cat (Willow) is recoperating. While the kids are asking, “Who did we bury?”
East Texas Number ONE in sick people.
A Doctor in East Texas said, “People are “NOT” STAYING HOME, if they are sick!”
It’s Common Sense but some people “Forget or Ignore it!”
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“Be decisive. Right or Wrong make a Decision. The road is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a Decision.
By Erin Leyba. Image from iStock.
Many of kids’ so-called ‘bad’ behaviors are actually normal developmental acts of growing up.
1. They can’t control their impulses. Ever say to your kid, “Don’t throw that!” and they throw it anyway?
Research suggests the brain regions involved in self-control are immature at birth and don’t fully mature until the end of adolescence, which explains why developing self-control is a “long, slow process.”
What parents can do: Reminding ourselves that kids can’t always manage impulses (because their brains aren’t fully developed) can inspire gentler reactions to their behavior.
2. They experience overstimulation.
We take our kids to Target, the park, and their sister’s play in a single morning and inevitably see meltdowns, hyperactivity, or outright resistance. Jam-packed schedules, overstimulation, and exhaustion are hallmarks of modern family life.
What parents can do: When we build in plenty of quiet time, playtime, and rest time, children’s behavior often improves dramatically.
3. Kids’ physical needs affect their mood.
Ever been “hangry” or completely out of patience because you didn’t get enough sleep? Little kids are affected tenfold by such “core conditions” of being tired, hungry, thirsty, over-sugared, or sick.
What parents can do: Kids can’t always communicate or “help themselves” to a snack, a Tylenol, water, or a nap like adults can. Help them through routines and prep for when that schedule might get thrown off.