My husband is a tech aficionado. When we moved into our first home earlier this year, we were fully wired up before we’d even finished painting! While you may not be as keen on having the home of the future as my husband is - I won’t lie, we get a lot of Big Brother jokes! - smart tech can offer a lot of peace of mind and help you manage your household more easily. Here are some things you should think about before you start 'smartening up' your home.
Neighborhoods - and connections within local communities - matter. Per research, where children live, play, and attend school impacts everything from how much they exercise to their grades. Studies also show that “social embeddedness,” or a strong connection to the social and cultural relationships within the neighborhood, can boost kids’ social, emotional, and academic outcomes. Like growing a garden, cultivating a richly connected neighborhood takes time and effort, but families can reap rewards for years. Here’s how to create social connectedness in your corner of the world.
So, you’ve got your board on Pinterest labeled ‘Interiors’ and your idea book on Houzz, both full of pictures of amazing interiors that make you glow inside. Now what? How do you turn all this inspiration into reality in your home… and on a budget that feels microscopic? Or maybe you found that one inspiration photo that made your heart sing, you copied it as best you could, but your room still doesn’t look like the picture. What are you missing? Here are five simple ways to use those inspiration photos to help turn your space into something you love!
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