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... have been planning to build for years. Others are comfortable with buying a house that has already been built and meets their demands of what a dream home is to them. Home buyers in Michigan want a house that is within their budget, but is also somewhere safe and big enough to accommodate their family as well as the guests who want to visit them.Victorian or Wellington Design
Choosing the design of the house before purchasing is an important factor. The house should look extravagant inside and out. Victorian design has more square footage than the Wellington design, but with both a... (more)
...a wall and looks like a electrical outlet on the outside.
5. Security Systems
Along with all of these safeguards, homeowners should also find an effective home security system. Advanced technology has enabled greater surveillance than ever before, and homeowners can even keep an eye on their houses virtually with the security website or app. Some systems allow you to turn off lights or lock doors remotely. Others have sight and sound human recognition to let you see who comes to your door.
These five tips can help secure your home and keep your family safe.(more)
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I view family as the most important establishment today. There is no unit of measure more important to our wealth, health and well being than family. You can’t choose them, but they wouldn’t be that special unit if you could. Where you come from is an important component to where you’re going, and how you’re getting there. Those that turn their back on their past, risk depriving themselves and their future generations access to the sources of the very codes that define who they are. See, family isn’t just those people that congregate in your home with what... (more)
...dreams, and have a sense of satisfaction in your chosen field of work but that will not make you happy. Just take a look at the generations that have gone before you. The all too common mid-life crisis is a testament to the failure of a life focused on career advancement to the exclusion of family. Men and women bemoan the fact that they did not have time for nurturing and loving their spouse or children.
All too often, family life crumbles to ashes, sacrificed on the altar of success.
As for childcare, society relegates this arrangement to women who are often treated as... (more)
...extent. You are no longer able to decide what is right for you. You have to decide what is right for the greater good of your partner and children.
Imagine getting offered the job of a lifetime in a city you always wanted to move to, but it is not the best for other members of your family or they don't want to move. Or imagine being in a job you hate but having to suck it up and put a smile on your face everyday when you walk through the door to your office as it offers a pay check at the end of the month which supports your family. Or perhaps you have a dream which you will... (more)
The only thing that could kill a mother of a large family is trying to pair all the socks.
Raising children is not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of power and wealth.
The existence of a joyful mother of nine confounds most people.
Children help you forget what is not important.
Relax. If it is not broken yet, it probably should be.
Laughter turns each tragedy into a comedy of errors.
My kids helped me discover who I really am.
Babies are not idiots; relate to them like intelligent people, albeit little people,... (more)
It’s early morning, The Healer a tall woman with the short-cropped, knotted hair of her people. I lean closer to hear her words, those bloodshot eyes blurred but vacant. She talks of `home’ – and the importance of family – before suddenly falling silent.
We’re standing on an elevated ancient seabed: the rocky ridge of Johannesburg’s Melville Koppies; at our backs the distant towers of Jo’burg proper. The temperature drops, across the way the rolling urban hills of Sophiatown: these days neat, quiet houses and gardens, tarred roads and pale rendered walls, first surveyed in 1903, an urban... (more)
rusted barb wire breaks
the softness of the sun obeying the winds anger versus calm two forces ~ never meeting
one holds strong, unnerved the other soft, compliant what does it remind you of the subdued against the harsh that will not falter
not breaking or succumbing to the elements ~ merely shifting side to side as it pleases unyielding in its path
heat that cannot melt the barbs both resilient ~ yet different chrome hues ~ coarse greys depending on the view
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I breathe in the scent of warm rock and earth, brushing frazzled tufts of summer grass from jeans and boots. I pick up my pack and check my phone.
On a meandering staircase I stop to ask and confirm the name. “Si Signor, the bellmaker? But of course…..but that is not the family name.” I’m directed to take another turn and yet another set of stairs further down the hill, to a rustic Tuscan shopfront; the head of the window a low Roman arch. I stand outside, peering through glass ancient and unclear.
The door is heavy, the handle a dull brass ring. I twist... (more)
A loved child can change the world
1. I love you, believe in you. Let that love be your foundation and your springboard into life.
2. God loves you, just as you are. Relax in that Love, let it sink in , heal you, strengthen you and release you into freedom and joy. Don’t try to save yourself and everybody else on your own because He is the only Saviour. Notice that I called God Lord. Let God be the Lord and don’t steal His job.
3. Reach out and allow that Divine Love to flow through you to your partner, children, neighbours and in doing so discover your unique vocation,... (more)