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A Simple Tip for Protecting your Family

When you have a family it’s important to protect them no matter what. That’s hard to do at times, but when you’re prepared ahead of time, that protection is still there.

My boys and my husband are my life and I do everything for them, no matter what it’s all for them. I protect them in any way possible which is important to me.

One very important way to protect them is to have insurance. That way they are protected for both health and otherwise. We have medical and dental insurance and we have life insurance. All of which are very important to have and they’re something I highly recommend.

Medical and dental insurance are often times offered through employers, but life insurance is different. If you’re looking to get quotes on 20 year term life insurance policies, you have to check out this site I found. Life insurance will help your loved ones and that will be priceless to them.

Make sure you protect your family just like I have and you’ll feel good no matter.

Are you Struggling to make Ends Meet?

The economy isn’t very good right now and that’s not good for families. Many families are struggling to pay their bills each month which makes it hard on the family. Some parents even have to work two or three jobs just to make ends meet. When you’re struggling like this you may not be able to afford a mortgage or what people want to charge for apartments or house rentals. If you find yourself in this situation it can be devastating and frustrating.

Some cities are more expensive than others which makes it worse, but moving isn’t an option either because it takes money to move and if you don’t have it, you can’t make it happen. Whether you know it or not there are programs out there ready to help those in need. There is state assistance you can get to help with food and medical and while that’s good it’s not going to help with a place to live.

One option you need to consider is low income housing. Every state offers these types of programs and their available to those that qualify. You don’t have to be unemployed and you can be on the program for as long as you need so you can get back on your feet.

When you feel better about your living situation, you’ll be able to get on with your life and you won’t worry from day to day about these things. You’ll be able to go to work knowing everything is going to work out and you’ll be able to support your family.

Exercising with the Family

Over the 5+ weeks Kevin and I have been working out and we’re starting to see the results. We’ve both lost weight and inches and it’s wonderful. We see the benefits of eating better and exercising.

At first it was hard to exercise because we both lead such busy lives, but we pushed ourselves and with the help of my sister, Amy and my nephew, Caalab we learned it’s only one hour and 15 minutes out of our day and we can do it. We’ve learned that the hour it takes each day is worth it and we’re together so it’s even better.

Since we’re busy spending time with the family can be difficult, so it’s important to spend time together when we can and that’s why we plan activities together. If you find you’re in this same situation, you have to click here to read my guest post I submitted to the Losing It and Loving It blog written by Angie Newton.

How Disappointing would this be for You?

Could you imagine how you would feel if you had to tell your family you couldn’t afford to make the payments on your home and the bank was going to take it away? This would be not only disappointing, but it would also be an embarrassment. Your family relies on you to support them and be there for them, but when ends just don’t meet and you have more bills than you do pay check at the end of the month, you need to figure something out.

What’s even worse is when you’re a veteran and you’re fighting for your country and you just don’t have enough money to support your family while you are overseas. This can cause problems for your marriage and your family in general and that’s not what you need.

This would be the worst thing i could think of that could happen to a soldier and his family. I couldn’t imagine what they’d go through and how they would handle this problem. This would just be devastating if it were to happen to me, so I tried to think of the way I would handle it if it were me.

My solution would be to go to the bank and ask to refinance my home. There are times when you explain your situation to the loan officer that they’ll have compassion for you and will want to help you fix the problem. Believe me, the bank doesn’t want your home. They don’t want to have to do what they’d have to do to find a new owner. They’d prefer to help you fix the problem.

If you’re a current or retired veteran you have options to consider. There are loans out there specifically for you. SO if you need to lower your interest rate and your payment, you need to get with your bank and ask for more information about a streamline loan. When you’re able to get this loan you’ll save your home and your family from disappointment, stress, and frustration.

Big Plans for Father’s Day Weekend

Father’s Day weekend is coming up this weekend and we’re taking Kevin camping on the mountain. We gave him the choice as to where he wanted to go and that’s where he chose. We’re all very excited about going, so it’s going to be a great weekend. We’re going to go up as soon as Chris gets done with school on Friday and we’ll come back on Sunday afternoon.

I’m going to do my best to come up with meals I can cook so Kevin doesn’t have to cook at all since it’s his weekend. Usually he ends up cooking breakfast and dinner because we seem to come up with meals I’m not good at cooking. I don’t want him to have to do that unless he wants to, so it’ll be better if we can do things I know how to cook.

We’ve gone to the lake for the last two weekends and it will be nice to go to the mountain. It’s quiet up there and he’s not so hot, so that’ll be nice too. I just checked the weather and while anything can change, it says it will be between 70 and 80 degrees. That means it’ll be somewhere between 60 and 70 degrees. How nice!

I sure hope Kevin enjoys the weekend and I hope it’s nice and relaxing for him!

Check out this Awesome Site!

When you have children, getting them to wear glasses can be a chore in and of itself. Sometimes they’ll cooperate and wear them like they should, while other times you might as well forget it. They may get called names or people may laugh at them because they have to wear them. While there is nothing you can do about it, when you purchase glasses that are cool and in style, it’s a lot better.

I remember when I was in 6th grade and I had to wear them. My glasses were only to read so it was a little better, but I still hated them. I got called 4 eyes and many other names that I’ve since forgotten. Obviously the names didn’t hurt me, but if I could have had the types of glasses they have now, things would have been so much better. LOL

I found a website that offers so many different styles of eyeglasses. Some of these glasses have blue-green color to them while others have red, yellow, or purple colors to them. It’s amazing to me all the different colors and this site lets you search by the color which is even better. You can look for your favorite color and then choose a style from there. It’s awesome!!

This site also has awesome gold interlocking circle of life necklaces and the most awesome Italian wedge sandals. Prices are reasonable and the selection is amazing. No matter if you have a shoe fetish or your daughter has one, you’re going to find the perfect jewelry or shoes to go with just about any outfit you could come up with.

If you haven’t been to yet, you have got to check it out. They have everything you could image and then some. I know I’ll be going there for my next purchase. The savings alone is enough for me!

It’s More than Just TV

Family time is very important, but it’s hard to find the time to make it happen when the kids are always on the go or you’re busy with a job and other obligations. You must take advantage of it while you can, because they’ll be out of the house before you know it.

Playing games, family outings, and cooking together are just a few of the things you can do together. Each of these things can be done together and don’t take much time at all to set up and get started. You’ll find laughing and talking will happen while you’re together.

Another way to be together is to watch television. You’ll find shows you can learn from and movies that are perfect for children of all ages. It’s another perfect way to be together. I’ve been doing research on this very idea and I ran across Direct TV. There options are really good and the price is even better. As a family of four and with growing boys, we need to save where we can and I found this might just be a way to make it happen.

During the research I was doing I found a lot of options when it comes to TV, but I didn’t find as many channels to choose from and when you have kids you need options. The DX3 Direct TV options are amazing because not only do they give you different packages to choose from but they also give you dollar amount options too. It’s perfect because you can make the right choice depending on your channel needs and budget concerns.

If you’re looking for ways to spend time with your family and you’re considering the options you have when it comes to movies and family TV shows, you need to consider DX3. Their prices are reasonable and the channel choices are great.

3 Important Tips to Keeping your Children Safe

Parenting can be very rewarding, but at times the things our children do can scare us. One of the scariest things a small child could do would have to be to get lost. They can be in a store with you looking at something and before you know it they’ve wondered off and are no longer in the same area as you. Another thing they can do is think they know how to get home by themselves only to find out it’s not possible and they’ve gotten themselves into a neighborhood that’s not familiar.

This can happen in any community and at any time and it can scare not only the child, but the parents as well. Training your children to know what to do in any situation like this is a good thing to do, but it’s not always done and the main reason is because some parents are blind to these situations or we just think it will never happen to you. If you think this way you’ll regret it sooner or later if it were to happen to you.

While it’s scary to think it could happen to you, it’s very important to make sure you’re children are safe and educated. Here are a few tips to help you to protect your children.

1. If you go to the store with your children regularly it’s important to talk to them about what to do if they get separated from you. Teach them who to talk to and who not to talk to so you know they’re safe. If you visit a store regularly you could set a place to meet if you get separated from each other. Read the rest of this entry »

Six Kids

Written by Sherri Hicks

The sweet family down the street just had their sixth, yes sixth, child. I am utterly and completely amazed. I feel like I’m drowning sometimes with the three kids I have. Double that? Impossible. The mom stays home with them, and even home schools the older ones. I literally do not know how she does it. The laundry alone is unimaginable to me. That is a total of 7 people’s worth of laundry! I just recently saw that they bought a new vehicle to accommodate the growing family. Guess what it is? One of those vans like you see the guys driving around! Of course, they don’t have writing on the side of theirs, but it is totally the same. What’s more is, she is a nice mom! I always see her outside with the kids, laughing and enjoying them. It looks like a little preschool/school class when they are all outside together. She truly is an inspiration to me, and I think of her when I feel overwhelmed with my small(er) amount of kids.

Tips for Protecting yourself from Identity Theft

When you’re trying to save money and get your bills paid off, the worst thing that can happen is to have someone still your identity. With the Internet and computers, it’s easier for hackers to make this happen and they do it without you even knowing it’s been done.

There are so many ways people can steal your identity, that it’s almost impossible to handle it on your own. That’s why you need to consider using an outside source to help you. There is nothing worse than working hard to get out of debt only to find out someone made a bunch of charges in your name. These can amount to thousands of dollars very quickly.

There are a number of companies you can pay to help you protect your identity. One company you need to consider would be IdentityHawk. They offer comprehensive identity theft solution or for those looking for identity theft protection.

It’s important for families to keep their identity safe at all times. You must find a company that fits into your budget and will cover your family in every way you see fit. When you find this company you’ll feel protected and you know you’ll be able to continue with your debt reduction and saving money just like you’d planned.

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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