Credit and how it helps your parents live like kings

Use a credit to achieve that great purpose

Most of the time not having enough cash is what prevents you from making your dream come true to give your parents a life of kings.

To give them a life of kings is not about living with excessive luxuries and / or not taking into account your budget: it is about helping them to fulfill certain purposes or dreams that due to lack of funds they have not been able to.

The credit is an excellent alternative to promote experiences that are memorable and make your parents feel like they live like kings.

If you have no idea what kind of things you could give to your parents to make them feel part of the performance, here is a list of extraordinary experiences that your parents will surely love:

  • Enjoy a trip of rest and relaxation with them where the main attraction are spas, massages and revitalizing food.
  • Becoming tourists from your own city, where they do a whole itinerary of good restaurants, visits to museums and night shows.
  • Remodeling your home, give you the surprise of seeing new floors, new kitchen and bathroom furniture, new wall coverings and of course comfortable sofas to enjoy as a family.
  • Pay a luxury medical check-up at one of the most prestigious hospitals, together with the necessary treatments.
  • Pay them that trip they always wanted to do and that they postponed for years to take care of their family.
  • Buy them tickets in privileged places for the nocturnal shows that they have always dreamed of seeing.
  • Buy a new wardrobe that is 100% of the current taste of your parents, including those little soft and warm slippers / pajamas.
  • Swim with dolphins and enjoy the natural spectacle that is accompanied by that experience.
  • See one of the Wonders of the World, such as the Wall of China or where your parents decide, as this will be responsible for selecting the ideal place.
  • Give them money in cash so that they allocate it to what they want, without worrying about having to pay it later.

Money is often necessary to live, but what better to use money to live extraordinary moments next to who we love.

This type of decision will make you see that credit can be a great alternative to leave in our hearts and minds the unforgettable smiles of your parents.

Pregnant and heartburn

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During your pregnancy you can suffer from an annoying problem: heartburn. This is partly because the sphincter of the stomach relaxes by hormones and on the other hand (later in the pregnancy) by the baby pushing against the stomach. The use of gastric acid inhibitors can provide some relief, but also costs important nutrients, especially vitamin B12.

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Then what? A bite of yellow custard, a cup of milk, a small bowl full of yogurt are good ways to relax the stomach. On the go you can take a bite of dry oat flakes or a pack of dry crackers. This also works wonders! And no extra meals with lots of ingredients (extensive eating out with dessert), coffee, black tea or fried food. They bring the stomach out of balance.

Ginger tea also strengthens the stomach, helps preventively with heartburn and prevents nausea.

A Mother’s Day Dinner Menu That Pulls Out All the Stops

To start, turn pull-apart rolls into mini lobster rolls, one of our favorite appetizer hacks. Then revamp roasted chicken, turn it into an unexpectedly delicious chicken-and-bread salad with spring peas for an impressive main. At their peak sweetness now, baby carrots are delicious roasted and served on top of an addictive herby yogurt sauce with a crumble of feta. Finish the meal with an elegant pistachio-and-rhubarb cake, a perfect spring dessert.

To Start

One of our favorite party tricks is turning pull-apart rolls into mini buns. It’s so simple, and everyone loves them. Just split the tops, stuff with lobster salad, and serve as is—everyone can pull off a roll (or two). Buying cooked lobster makes these adorable appetizers a cinch to make.

Main

Tonight’s main turns a classic dish, roast chicken, into a fancy affair by pairing it with buttery croutons and crunchy sugar snap and English peas. Then, a bright lemony dressing is drizzled over the top to bring the dish together, creating a chicken-and-bread salad. Top with delicate pea tendrils for a refined Mother’s Day look.

MAKE AHEAD: The croutons can be made and the peas cooked the day before; store them separately. Be sure to refrigerate the peas. Keep the croutons at room temperature so they stay crisp.

Side

Here is a side dish that looks and tastes like it comes from a fancy restaurant but is surprisingly easy to make. Spread an herby yogurt sauce on the bottom of the plate, then scatter roasted baby carrots on top. Finish with crumbled feta and a handful of fresh herbs.

MAKE AHEAD: Roast the carrots before you get the chicken started and serve this side at room temperature. The sauce can be prepared and refrigerated up to 2 days in advance.

Dessert

For this special meal, bake a pretty pistachio cake that’s adorned with tart rhubarb pieces. A generous sprinkle of granulated sugar before baking gives the cake a crunchy top. The recipe has a few steps, but they’re relatively simple—and Mom is worth it.

MAKE AHEAD: The cake can be made (and baked) the day before.

How to survive on one income and stay home with your children

If you're tired of getting up at 5:30 every morning to take your kids to daycare or kindergarten before you go to work, this article is for you. In many households, one spouse would like to stay home to see the children grow up. Even without a 6-digit salary, it is possible to have one of the spouses under employment while the other stays at home with the children. It will not always be easy but it is possible. Here are some tips that can make this challenge a reality. Before putting your plans into action, the best thing is to talk to your spouse about this decision; you must be on the same wavelength to make it work. The transition to a single income requires a major adjustment to your lifestyle. You must both be ready and even to make these adjustments.

Simulate a single income budget

We suggest you create a budget based on how you will live by becoming a single income family. Try living on this budget for a few weeks or months and see if you can cope. Of course, while you are testing this new budget, some expenses will not be accurate because of those still related to child care or work. Have them in mind when making your final decision.

Make the necessary cuts in your budget

You may realize that you need to be much more proactive with your budget. Depending on your situation, eliminating money from childcare and transportation costs may not be enough. There are always other ways to reduce your expenses. For example: eliminate cable TV, refinance your home (lower monthly payments) and lower your cell phone charges.

Take care of your debts

Another extremely effective (but not so easy) way to free yourself from unnecessary expenses is to get out of debt. Paying interest on your debts can be a hindrance to your finances and prevent you from implementing your plans. There are many ways to free yourself from these debts.

Become a single income family with only one car

By having only one car, you can save a lot of money. This can greatly help you get out of debt. Having a car can make big changes to your lifestyle. Commuting five days a week with one car is easier than you think. Of course, this can be more worrying for some than for others. If you live in a very rural area, you may feel helpless, especially in an emergency.

Consider a smaller dwelling

Could you afford a smaller accommodation compared to the current size of your home? If you have extra rooms with no plans to have children, you should definitely consider moving to a smaller unit. Ideally, you could have lower mortgage payments as well as lower utility bills and property taxes.

Be more creative with family activities

Finding fun and inexpensive activities is another way to reduce your expenses. Instead of spending your Saturday at the mall where your kids would automatically ask you to buy them toys, food and more, plan a day of hiking with a meal prepared in advance and more affordable. This way you will be away from all unnecessary consumptions and will be able to spend quality family time.

Keep an eye out for different job options

As mentioned above, reducing your household to one income is not easy. Even if you did your best to follow all our advice, you might feel that one income is not enough for your family. Remember that staying at home with your children does not mean not making money at all at the same time. In the 21 st century, teleworking is something very widespread. You could also make arrangements with your boss to work part time from home. In addition, the spouse who stays at work could also continue to search for higher paying job opportunities or apply for a promotion. Hoping that these tips will encourage you to go to a single family income.

Ne A: Through maternity, for motherhood.

Ne A what is primarily a super team (special mention for Flavie …) available, responsive, friendly and very attentive to the needs and expectations of the future and new mothers who may feel lost among all these product choices of care and baby toilet . Moreover, I have tested several ranges of products since the birth of Chiara – from the most industrial to the most expensive, then the most popular on Instagram to the most confidential … In any case, I tried to select more natural . Of course, I do not always read all the labels of what I consume daily for cruel lack of time (then by laziness too) and then often, I do not understand much. So I always easily trust girlfriends, customer reviews on the Internet, word of mouth and Instagram moms .

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to receive for Chiara’s birthday the complete range Born in order to test their range of baby care and give you a sincere and objective opinion on these three products.

The brand

Born to offer dermo-cosmetic products baby bio, Made in France and guaranteed without any molecule at risk or endocrine disruptor. The range has been carefully developed in partnership with maternity professionals, and is now used by care teams in these facilities. In your products, no paraben, no phenoxyethanol, no phthalate, no betaine … in short, no endocrine disruptor or molecule at risk. Just sweetness, a formula of very high quality and above all a lot, a lot of love!

Certifications: High Quality Commitments

  • All products of the brand are formulated and made in France
  • 99% of the total ingredients are of natural origin
  • Developed with the greatest respect for people and the environment, the whole range is certified by ECOCERT, ensuring both transparency and traceability. Ecological and biological cosmetics certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to the ECOCERT standard available on http://cosmetiques.ecocert.com

All products in the dermo-cosmetics range are guaranteed:

Paraben free (endocrine disruptor), without phenoxyethanol (teratogen), without petrochemicals (non-renewable resource), without bisphenol A (endocrine disruptor), without perfume and synthetic dye (non-renewable resources), without betaine (irritant), without sulphate ( irritating and harmful to the environment), alcohol-free (no irritating Ethanol), GMO-free (precautionary principle), no nanoparticles (harmful to the environment), no essential oil, no nuts (allergenic), 100% perfume natural

 

Products

  • Baby washing gel – body and hair – 400 ml Top of the form € 14.50 EUR

This baby washing gel with organic verbena cleans without attacking the lipid film. Used for daily bathing, it also re-hydrates and soothes baby’s skin. Its neutral pH ensures a very gentle formula that respects delicate skin and baby hair. Its pump system allows easy use of the product. 100% natural fragrance

  • Bottom of form Baby cleansing milk – without rinse – 400 ml € 14.50 EUR

The non-rinse baby cleansing milk cleans and rehydrates both baby’s skin. Its formula based on organic shea butter with nourishing virtues and its neutral pH ensure softness and protection to the delicate skin of baby. 100% natural fragrance

  • Baby moisturizer – face and body – 50 ml € 11.50 EUR

This moisturizing baby care formulated with organic calendula is ideal for daily use of the face and body. It nourishes effectively and moisturizes baby’s skin durably, thus ensuring softness and protection. Used daily, this moisturizer is an ideal product for massages. Its neutral pH respects baby’s skin. Its airless technology reduces waste and prevents any alteration of the formula. 100% natural fragrance

My opinion

Thanks (or because) of Instagram, it is very easy to succumb to trends or compulsive shopping. We buy some products because a mom advises us or because we find them just pretty. This was the case for me, since several times, I bought products ( clothes, care, hygiene, childcare …) after seeing them on Instagram. I did not know Born before it was proposed to send me these 3 products to try at home and I was immediately seduced by the kindness of the team. In addition, the fact that their range of care is developed, bonded and used in maternity is very reassuring on the quality of products … The prices are totally affordable unlike other brands that also advocate the “made in France” and the ” 100% natural “. Hard to know where to go …

As for the smell, I know that many parents are sensitive to the “good smell” of care. Often, they wish that it feels good J Here, if you are followers of the big pseudo natural smells of plants or fruits; you will be inevitably sad since the products Born in – being ( really ) totally natural (including the perfume), do not feel “nothing” …. If not … the natural just. A subtle, neutral and pleasant smell and nothing more! For my part, not being a fan of strong perfumes, this aspect does not bother me absolutely – as the skin of my daughter is doing well, it’s all that matters to me.

I have not yet tested the milk because it is not a product that I used to use on Chiara. So I will offer it to a pregnant friend so that she can also enjoy the quality of products Ne A.

I was born to know you. To name you. Freedom.

I have always been close to far with my mother . In hindsight, I think I loved her far too badly. A mother does not deserve to be badly loved. No.

There are several categories of friends. Those we can not live without, those we only appreciate for the good times and those that life takes away from us but that always remain in a corner of our heart – those who have always been there, despite the distance, in the good ones as in the bad times. My relationship with my mother comes down to this last category. Despite our long and intense cohabitation – fusional then completely anarchist – my mother and I have always been very connected. My mother is young, my mother is beautiful, my mother always smiles – even when she is sad and that’s what makes her noticed. She shines wherever she goes. Younger, I too shone but always by my inconstancy.

One day she told me “you’ll see” and I laughed.

No threat had ever worked on me. At eighteen, I was not afraid of anything. I hated authority, rules and laws because at eighteen I felt well above all that. I did not like much except loneliness and silence, and my books that I always read in the dark.

I hated my background, this culture, my parents’ story , my name, my middle name, and my mother’s strong accent.

There is something at Elle that bothered me deeply. Something that prevented me from tracing my path, moving forward, becoming all that I had imagined for myself. There has always been this little thing between us that made it stop me.

I have always dreamed of independence, justice, emancipation and freedom, but I always knew that as a migrant girl , I should fight for the right to one day enjoy all these benefits .

“At home” , it has always been necessary to pay attention to others. Protect them, love them precisely and then, pay attention to what they might say or think of us. Pay attention to the neighbor, to the old gossips of the village, aunts and uncles left there and to all those strangers who could convey a bad image of our family .

These others stole my freedom to think, to be and to become a free woman.

When I was born, my mother was 17 years old and she was not married. Foolishly, I thought that these rebellions (at the time) would play in my favor to win my fight for my individual freedom . I really thought that together we could break the strict and medieval taboos, diktats, codes and rules of our culture. But the one who was then to be my most faithful ally, abandoned me for the benefit of all those others – thieves of freedom.

At eighteen, I was convinced … At eighteen, we all needed to hate someone, to have a scapegoat, a puching ball. At eighteen, it is so easy to hate those who gave us everything and who were always there to pick us up when our skinned knees were on the ground. The one that has always been there is Elle. And despite the violence of my words sometimes, She stayed. Worthy, upright and faithful to herself . My mother always knew how to sweep away my tears and sorrows with her smile . How could she finally hate her?

One day she told me “you’ll understand”   and I smiled.

What was there to understand? I knew that she loved me, that we loved each other. This love can not be explained. But. But I was expecting something else from the “We” we formed when we hugged each other . My struggles against injustice, peace, freedom and equality have gradually become more intense. I have renounced morals, my religion, customs and traditions for a more intense life. I knew love and disappointment, I built dreams before disillusionment prevailed, then I met hope and it was called Florian . Often, I say that we met by chance and always it’s a lie because there is no chance, only appointments *. I chose him, even drunk, it’s him I wanted for life. Florian and I have nothing in common except the love and deep respect we have for ourselves.

I wanted someone completely different to help me become free. Freedom, though written in the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man and Woman , is neither acquired nor innate. It is definitely won by crossing barefoot storms.

And together , we crossed oceans and for me , he moved mountains so that I could reach certain stars. With Florian, I realized that my freedom and my struggles to win it would always transcend borders. It was at that moment that I really liked it and the click in me took place.

The more serious it became between us and the more the question of having children arose. Naturally, under the quilt, entwined and in love because the most intense and wildest discussions always take place in the dark – late at night.

Thinking about this cultural heritage that I will pass on to this imagined child, I suddenly realized that I myself was rich. My pockets and my heart were full of riches to offer, to distribute, to teach, to transmit for tomorrow – so that this child will never forget who I have been.

Chiara arrived a few years later, after 5 or 6 years of deep depression during which I got very close to my mother . She washed my hair and rocked me, sang rhymes from us to reassure me and stroked my back so that I fell asleep. Never, I would have wanted to fall asleep with another language than the one with which she said so well “I love you”.

There is nothing more to say about this passage of my life except that it allowed me to become the companion that I am, the friend that I am, the child of whom I am – the mother and the woman that I am.

10 years later, I can write it – failing to dare to say it: it is by losing a part of myself that I found the other half, the one I missed for so many years years.

I started writing again and when it was necessary to choose a name to present my universe, I instantly chose to call it ElodieJelena . Without point and without dash. I reconnected with the words by linking these two names so that they together form all that I am and all that I wanted to give you to you but also all that I wanted to leave of me to my daughter.

My daughter will be called Chiara Mila . My daughter is Italian and Serbian and she has names that are synonymous with love, clarity and freedom.

A long time ago, soldiers always started their love letters with “Mila Moja” – My Mila. Mila – my tender, my sweet, my long awaited, my beloved.

Around them, the deafening noise of revolutions merges with the songs of their struggles for freedom and peace.

And I sing like them again and again the same song – like that soldier of freedom that I was too …

E the genti, che passeranno
And people, they will pass
E diranno ‘Oh che bel fior’.
And will say ‘Oh what a beautiful flower’.
E questo he fiore Del partigiano
This flower is the flower of the partisan
O bella ciao
O my beautiful goodbye
Ciao, ciao
Goodbye goodbye

E questo he fiore Del partigiano
This flower is the flower of the partisan
Morto for freedom.
Death for freedom.

And if it’s a girl, she’ll be named XX, Bella . Because I’m free now Mom.

Thank you for your smile that so well told me how much you loved me.

… And they will say ‘Oh what a beautiful flower, this flower is the flower of the partisan, O my beautiful goodbye and thank you Mom.

Some people are so poor … all they have is money.

It’s been nine months since F. is a homemaker , an unemployed man. I did not think I had to write that one day. Graduated from a major business school and having obtained an MBA from a prestigious university in New York, we had never considered this case.

We always want the best for those we love. And that worst was not done for him.

Yesterday I heard two men talking in the street. This is what inspired this article. One said to the other that the French no longer divorced because of infidelity. The first cause of divorce today in France is the loss of employment of the family man. He also insisted on the word “man” as for immediately to highlight the improbability of the situation – which obviously put me in a black rage.

I immediately thought of my brother, saying that he would not have liked to hear that – especially not from other males. However, F. does not have an ego problem and his pride is never misplaced; he knows he can always count on me because he counts for me. What is exceptional about this?

Generally, we all love to tell each other how much we love each other – to the moon and beyond, over the stars, forever and ever, but when do we think we are reassured that we can count on each other? I’m not talking about stretching out the shoulder so the other person can cry – I do not mean there: making important financial concessions without blaming the other person, drawing on personal pleasures to offer other pleasures but to an entire family and endure the inevitable taunts about this family building may be too original, modern, atypical for the most stupid of them. Sounds simple? And yet …

My situation, however, is neither original nor singular – my spouse has made the choice to stop being exploited to take advantage of his family and to reconvert himself to a field that would correspond more and that would take into account his skills , his qualities and his level of studies. This decision was the result of mutual agreement and I find it rather daring.

Since the end of his professional activity, my priority is that he remembers every day that we made this decision to two and that his inactivity would not change anything to my love, my respect and my interest for him. If you have been unemployed, you know how easy and fast it is to feel excluded, transparent, useless.

Since he is a homemaker nothing has changed except that he is no longer present – this is the main reason why he stopped working in the field of mass distribution. Yes, I often felt like a single mother and nine months later, all my resentment did not completely dissipate. It was difficult for everyone but I think I was the main victim in this case and our family life (and our couple) were the first collateral damage of this mistake of course of which it is the only one responsible. For a long time I wanted him but let him live the past where he is. After all, he is fine since no one can do anything for him.

Some may, however, imagine that because my spouse is at home all day and does not “work” (as an employee I hear); it does everything and therefore me, I just have to enjoy a tidy apartment, more time for me or for my friends and I enjoy every evening dishes simmered for long hours . It is not so. We often eat “on the go”, we do not always find time to hug and our studio looks like a war zone very quickly. The girlfriends raise me by always leaving the same joke “well you come more to the evenings ?! And I do not remember the last book I read.

Children and time do not spare parents and they are unemployed or doctors.

We relieve ourselves by distributing more or less equal parts of the household chores. Undeniably, he will always do more than me since I am a full-time employee and therefore I work outside the home. Despite my tiredness, the trips, my sometimes stressful days and my mood swings, I try at night to give a few minutes to the storage of the house by doing for example the evening dishes or by passing a blow of brooms – this which allows him to agree 25-30 minutes with Chiara (that we recover at the nanny together every day at 17:30) or to smoke a cigarette alone .

I wished that we spent more time with the family, that Chiara could take full advantage of her dad, that we leave for a romantic weekend or three, have time for my projects but I did not never desired that one is dependent on one another and that one ends up suffocating.

Of course there are moments without, small inequalities can create conflicts, criticisms are easy but excuses have also learned to become so. I reviewed my goals, my dreams, my ambitions downward, each release, each expense is the subject of a long debate, we learn to be content with little, we find pleasure elsewhere and the smallest attentions, those we did not see before, manage to do the same good. Because we only see well with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

It’s been nine months since F. is a housewife, a dad fully there, a spouse who prepares my coffee every morning and hugs me to say hello. Nothing has changed in the bottom if not our happiness. It is simpler, more banal, less extravagant, less demanding and more rational.

Our pockets weigh less and the beautiful landscapes, I see them elsewhere; failing to feel the heat. I know the flavor of each of Picard’s frozen dishes and I wear the only “real” precious jewel that he could offer me as if it were worth a life.

And my life, my life with you, looks like an unfinished picture in the dark colors that the rain would have swept away in soft, pastel hues. Your presence is like a love song in which we can hear “some people are so poor … all they have is money”.