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At times it feels like the ABCs of life. You get a job, get married and have kids. The rest is history; or is it? Well not everyone is ready to fall into this routine just yet. Although many people do consider having a family at a young age, work and careers often get in the way. It’s only right that you try to aim for your goals in the professional sense before you head off to be a parent full-time. However, if only life were that smooth, but luckily we’re not machines that can be turned on or off. Life is complicated, and you can run into issues all the time of any kind. Some things you just cannot avoid altogether which means you have to prepare. If you’re not ready to be a parent here are some things you can do in the meantime.
Read up baby health care
Okay, so you’re not planning on having a baby just yet, that’s fine. What you can do in your spare time is to read up on how newborn babies are kept healthy. Lots of parents actually are quite right to feel like they’re lost in the woods while embodying the spirit of a headless chicken. Don’t be one of those people. When it comes to vaccines, jabs and other preventive measures, you have a whole wealth of information online. Take a peek at governmentally approved websites that are regional and at state level healthcare providers. Even just typing into Google News search terms like ‘baby health’ and ‘baby illness symptoms’ will give you a list of potential articles to read up on.
Living a hectic life of a young professional opens you up to a world of new possibilities. During your early years of hard work, innovation, climbing the career ladder and taking on new and weighted responsibilities also comes with meeting new people. Suddenly you find yourself in a romantic and serious relationship, but you’re both still focussed on career goals. One day an unfortunate event happens in that you find out, despite your safe sex adherence you’re pregnant. Not wanting to be a mother just yet, there are people who can help you through a tough and emotionally sensitive time. Companies like Family Planning Associates Medical Group offer different abortion procedures and methods. The staff will look after you and take the time to actually listen to you. Every case is different, and your health and wellbeing are going to be a high priority.
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Get used to it
Putting off making your own family can soon begin to weigh on you. Self-doubt is horrible in the best of circumstances, but when it comes to feeling worthy of being a parent, it can be debilitating. Do not allow these feelings to overcome you. If and when you can offer to babysit for your friends and family. This will keep you in tune with babies and being a good mother. Listen to their calls and cries, and get used to how they react to different things like changing diapers and feeding time.
Chasing your career is important to who you are. Life has more to offer than a family even though that side of life is incredibly important. There’s no use in going cold turkey then, so keep in touch with some form of parenting up until you’re finally ready.
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Remember the day when phones didn’t have cameras? Or even texting? Yes, the most recent generation thinks we are crazy for reminiscing those days but they were are simpler time. My generation were the ones that started the obnoxious bathroom selfie trend with your basic digital camera. Drove me nuts seeing those flashes in mirrors. But I did carry my camera around to capture moments with friends. I got my first camera when I graduated high school to take with me on my exchange program to Japan. It was a Kodak. I felt so cool because it had a screen to review images. Oh yea, it was awesome. But in the past decade (plus) the digital camera for every day use has made leaps and bounds from where it was.
They not only have the ability to shoot more photos but you get a better quality photo. One of the things I still enjoy about these is their size. Light weight and easy to pack in a purse, pocket or in your luggage. Unless you are trying to take artistic photos or create a special effect, these are great for the individual just trying to capture memories.
If you are looking for one for your child and don’t want to spend a lot then this would be a great choice.
Mr. Hound has this one. It has been great for us. He takes it with him on vacations and it has produced great photos when he needs an image to sell a product online.
If you are looking for a high quality shot with the convenience of a small camera, then this may be just the one for you. With the ability to send the images to your phone or put them online immediately, you will fall in love quickly. A higher price tag but definitely a higher quality.
If you are in need of some extra memory, this is a great deal on a 32 gb memory card. Normally I see them for over $20 at the store. I will be stocking up on these.
With so many great moments to capture, how will you get them?
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Having a dog is awesome. It’s probably one of the best things you can do. It’s literally like living with your best friend, but minus the petty arguments and bitchiness! But sometimes, they fall ill or get injured, and not only is that heartbreaking, but our bank account cries a little inside too, because, well, vet bills are damn expensive!!!
Here’s how you can keep your head above water if, (God forbid) your pup needs to take a trip downtown.
It sounds so obvious, because – it is. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Being responsible with your money is a battle of will every single day. Other than all the things you need to spend your money on, like the bills and the groceries – those shoes are also calling your name… But that’s where you have to say no. One way to manage your money is by creating your own personal budget, and sticking to it! Any expenses that aren’t essential – take them off the list. Think of all the money that you’ll be saving!
There’s always the possibility of taking on an extra job for some more cash. There are plenty of jobs that you can do on the weekend or in the evening, like waitressing. A few hours here and there may not sound like a lot, but it all adds up in the end. There are other ways of making money in the comfort of your own home too. You can fill out surveys, or even start your own blog.
Ask for help
Sometimes you just can’t do it alone, and in that case, you’ll need to stop worrying about pride and just ask for help. If you have any family that could help you out, then you could always ask them to lend you some money and then pay them back gradually whenever you can. But not everyone has this option, which means you may have to consider unsecured personal loans. This is the most common option when looking for financial assistance. They tend to be so popular because they also have lower interest rates that any other loan – which is always a bonus.
Sell unwanted things
Everyone is guilty of having things hidden away in cupboards, or in the attic, or the basement, or the spare room. It’s just a part of life. And as daunting as it may be thinking about having to sort out all the boxes of lovable junk – it’s so worth it. You know that you’ll never use that lamp, or play that game – and you definitely won’t wear that jacket again. So sell them! You can do this by word of mouth, have a garage sale, or sell your items online with sites like eBay and Amazon. Or if you’re feeling social, throw a selling party and invite all of your friends and family round. Drink cocktails, listen to music, and sell your junk!
So as you can see, there are a lot of different options you have to prepare yourself for the dreaded vet day. As long as you’re smart, and have a little self-control, there’s no reason you should be consumed by bills.