Once you have kids, it can be hard to get romantic time with your significant other. When you finally manage to get your parents to watch the kids for a weekend so that you can have a romantic getaway, you want to be sure to do things right. To reignite the spark in your relationship, your weekend getaway should be a mixture of relaxing and romantic. Get your hubby on board by letting him know that you’re going to plan the weekend and he just needs to be along for the ride. He’ll appreciate you taking the initiative to plan the weekend, especially since it so often falls on the guy to build romance into the relationship. Read More
Parenting any child is a job filled with worry, but when your child has autism, that worry increases tenfold. It’s hard to think about what will happen if your child is in an emergency. How will they get the care that they need if you’re not there to help them? If your child is non-verbal, this can be even more difficult.
Though it’s important to teach safety skills to any child, it’s especially important to teach these skills to a child with autism. Children with autism may have a harder time communicating their needs to the people around them, especially if they’re in a stressful situation. That’s why you want to practice their safety skills often when they’re stress levels are low, so that if they get in a high-stress situation, they know what to do.
Orange Bridge Supply prides itself on providing well-crafted leather goods that last. Leather is one of the most durable materials on the planet. It’s been used for thousands of years, for everything from shelter to décor, because of its durability and availability. If you’ve never crafted your own leather goods, however, you may not know what goes into it. Here’s a quick and dirty guide to creating leather goods from start to finish. Read More
Are you looking for a fun way to spruce up your Spring? With winter slowly receding, we can begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Still, Spring is an in-between time. Winter sports have faded, but summer sports are not yet available, which can leave you in a lurch about what to do to stay active and entertained. If you’re stuck in this cycle and feeling a bit of cabin fever, try a weekend scavenger hunt with a few friends to make things interesting. Read More
People have to have a code they can live by. Life is full of grey areas and murky decisions. Without a code to live by, you can find yourself floundering during difficult moments in your life and regretting the choices you make. A personal code, or motto, is useful because it is developed during a time when you’re not faced with difficult choices. With the stakes low and your emotions on an even keel, you can take the time to decide what’s most important to you. Once you have that motto in place, you can refer to it when you’re in a situation when your emotions threaten to overpower you. Read More
Purchases at Orange Bridge Supply are meant to last. The company truly believes in offering buy-it-for-life purchases at competitive prices. When you’re dealing with leather, however, some of the onus is on you to ensure that your purchase truly stands the test of time. Caring for leather goods isn’t hard, but it does take a little know-how to ensure you’re doing the best you can for your custom leather items.
Here are some quick and easy tips to ensure you get the best life out of your custom leather goods.
Though it may not seem like it just now with snow still on the ground and frost still coating your windows in the morning, May is just around the corner. What once marked the end of the school year and the beginning of summer has become, as we made the transition to adults, simply a sign of warm weather to come and, for those of us who are moms, a warning that we need to find childcare options for our children. With that on our minds, it can be easy to forget another of the big changes May signifies. For high schoolers and college students across the world, May is a momentous month with one big word emblazoned across it: Graduation.
The likelihood that you know someone who’s graduating this May are high. If it’s someone significant, like a spouse, a sibling, or a child, you may want to get a unique graduation gift that shows them how much they mean to you.
Father’s Day falls on June 17th this year, just in time for pool parties and barbeques. You could wait until June 15th to help your children pick up a Father’s Day gift. In that scenario, you grab them off the bus after school, drive out to the mall, and spend an hour with your children picking up random gifts you know their father will never use before you finally nudge them in the direction of the tie section at Macy’s. Of course, if you go that route, your children learn that buying presents for Father’s Day is a difficult, frustrating experience. Read More
The end of the school year is just around the bend. As you approach it, there are many things on your mind, from signing your children up for summer camps to helping them prepare for finals. There’s one item to add to your list that you may not have thought of yet: Buying gifts for your children’s teachers. Read More
If you’ve ever been around children, you already know how quickly they grow. One minute they’re a squirming infant, and the next you’re being asked to send money for their high school graduation. Without a doubt, your own children will grow just as quickly. When the time comes, you’ll want some mementos to remember their early childhood. That’s where the memory box comes in. Memory boxes are an opportunity for you to collect reminders of your child’s earliest years which you can share with them when they’re older. Read More
Creating a time capsule is often an assignment in late elementary or early middle school. Even if your child is not specifically instructed by their teachers to make a time capsule, you may be interested in helping them to create one. These are transition times in your child’s life. Time capsules are a great way for your child to acknowledge that change is a part of life and that it’s not always a bad thing. Read More
Sustainable living has become a buzzword in our society. Pick up any tabloid magazine and you’ll see tips and tricks for sustainable living in a myriad of industries. So what is sustainable living, and why is it getting so much traction right now? Read More