When bringing home a new cat, we tend to focus on all the wonderful cuddle time and play time we will have with him or her. What we don’t often think about is that we need to make sure our house is actually safe for the cat! When it comes to cat safety, some things are obvious, an some things are bewildering and eye-opening. Nonetheless, in order to keep your cat safe in your home, you need to make sure your house is ready.
First days with your new cat are going to be chaotic. Embrace it, it won’t last long. You simply need to prepare yourself for some adjustments. If you know what to expect, getting settled with your new cat should be a breeze! Every cat is different, so not every cat will react to his new environment the same way. Below are some common ways that cats act when they arrive to their new house, and hopefully it’ll give you an idea of what to expect.
A fair warning:
GET READY TO BE SLIGHTLY ANNOYED FOR A FEW DAYS
This past week-end marked a 1 year anniversary since we had adopted our sweet cat, Koshka. As I was reflecting back on the year we’ve had with her, I realized that I can’t even imagine our house without her now. She has truly become a member of our family.
Our lives have changed because of her, and I don’t mean just the extra chores and expenses. We all became a little more patient and tolerant, thoughtful and, hopefully, responsible. And she…I hope she learned to trust humans again and became even more flexible and accepting of us than she was already. We really couldn’t have asked for a better 1st cat!!
You have finally made the decision to have a family pet, a CAT! When that the excitement of it wears off, it’s time to make another important decision. WHICH is the right cat for you and your family? When you start looking at all the available options, it can get overwhelming very quickly. Here are a few tips to help the process of choosing the right cat for your family go smoother.
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” -Tim Cahill
Taking time to step away from the routine and mundane tasks is an important part of tending to your health both, physical and emotional. One way to make such a step is to take a short trip and get away for a couple of days. Open the curtains for THE GIRLS’ GETAWAY! Traveling provides a variety of experiences to choose from and a welcome change of scenery. But traveling with a friend or two gives your trip a much-needed element of fun, distraction, and adventure!
Just like with anything, to have a successful trip, you need a plan!
Have you ever had a longing to have a more meaningful Easter with your family? Have you struggled to teach your kids the meaning of Easter beyond eggs and bunnies? Have you ever felt stressed and overwhelmed with the sheer volume of available information? If you seek simple ideas about how to start easy, fun, meaningful faith-based family traditions this Easter, this post is for you.
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Every year, I search for new ways to engage my children in discussion about Easter. They are surrounded by the worldly decorations of Easter bunnies and egg baskets, beautiful pastel colors, and the notion that Easter means countless, I mean c-o-u-n-t-l-e-s-s candy!! And since we live in the modern world and not on the deserted island, it also means that it is up to us, families, to teach our children the true meaning of the Resurrection Day. If we don’t, our kids’ hearts and minds are up for grabs by the rest of the world.
I know that it can feel overwhelming to commit to a Bible study, especially when your days may be filled with school, clubs, sports, and family events. But Easter usually sneaks up on us, and then a few days prior to the holiday, we suddenly feel the guilt and pressure to do something. Anything! We feel like we failed.
The study I want to share abut today will not take a lot of your time. Or maybe it will, in a good way? 😉 You are in charge of how it will go. It is up to you whether you choose to do it all or do what you can based on your available family time. One thing for sure—A Sense of the Resurrection gives you a good solid base upon which you can build your Easter discussion.
This is the fourth and final part of the Party Planning 101 Series. If you missed previous blog posts on RESOURCES, PRIORITIES and EXPECTATIONS, and ALL THE DETAILS, just click on the links and catch up!
I hope you find this information helpful and inspiring!
An important part of any execution is understanding your abilities. So before you run to the craft store and buy all the supplies, I want you to sit down and evaluate. This will certainly eliminate the stress later.
Welcome back to PART 3 of the Party Planning post series!
Who doesn’t love a nicely organized party when things go smoothly, and the party is simple yet tasteful? I know I do, and even though I don’t always reach the “simple party” goal, I do strive to make the event personal and memorable. If you are a work in progress in the party planning department, just like me, I hope you find the posts in this Party Planning series helpful and inspiring!
Just to refresh, in the first part, I talked about your RESOURCES and how to utilize them. In part 2 I encouraged you to figure out your PRIORITIES and set your EXPECTATIONS.
Today, I’ll be talking about the fun part of the party planning—all the DETAILS!