Make It Simple To Feed Toddlers With These Tips For Happy Feeding

When it is a time to feed the toddler, it is quite a challenging period for parents. Their moods to eating food can be fluctuating; today they may have the food and another day they can refuse the same food. Or it can also happen that, a toddler may eat the same kind of food for a long period, and then it can become tough for you to get all the required nutrition’s every day.

Toddlers are fluctuating in their eating habits just because there is a giant stuff going on during their development phase. It is possible that a growth may slow down resulting in decreasing their appetite. They can reject the food which is not known to them or not familiar to them. As they just want the food which is of their taste, and so hesitate to try a new taste. This can result in pressure from parents to eat food or stressing children to have some vegetables though they do not want them to try in their meals.

Toddlers always want to have independence especially when they separate from their parents. They always try to get your reaction by doing several things such as throwing food plate and noticing how does you react and many other similar things. Toddlers always want to search something different and new and they start knowing the power of the word “no”. And this can be seen in their eating as well.

Of course, it is going to be the challenging phase for parents to feed the toddler, but one should not forget that it is going to create a long-term healthy relationship with nutritional food. Apart from proper nourishment, healthy and nutritional meals every time are always an important factor.

Tips for feeding toddlers are mentioned below:

  • Try to get the toddler to the big table, as it helps them to learn various things from the others who are present at the meal time.
  • Try to give your toddler a food which you all eat does not cook a separate meal for him. It is just that try to make the different texture of the food so that they can easily have it.
  • Always try to create a schedule of their meal and snack time. You must feed a toddler every two to three hours to ensure that he gets all the required nutrition’s throughout the day and he is always full. If you hate mess, you can use placemats for the table top go to this website and you can give your toddler a special gift for their mealtime by which they can enjoy their meal.
  • Try to feed him different types of food, ignoring his no” every time. Always offer a food which was rejected by him, in this way you can turn him up to accept the variety of food in a shorter period of time.
  • Avoid pressurizing a toddler to eat one more bite, or finishing a meal, it can word opposite, as a result, a toddler may eat less or may refuse every dish that is offered by you. It may lead to less nutrition and less appetite. A toddler may never want to eat a food which was offered by you and your ant them to eat it.
  • A food quantity must be smaller in size as small kids need a smaller amount of food than their other siblings.
  • Be patient and positive, it is the process and it is going to become a longer one. Keep the food balanced and nutritional meals.
  • Do not ever offer food rewards as it may become misleading to have unhealthy food habits.

These tips are surely going to help a toddler to have nutritional and healthy meals the whole day.

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Tips To Improve Shooting Accuracy With A Handgun

Ever thought why you are not able to hit the target with your handgun? Well, there must be some factors behind it.

I won’t be telling you where you are lagging behind but I can suggest some ways to improve your accuracy with a handgun. By following some simple measures you will be able to improve your shooting accuracy using a handgun.

You must have been amused when the movie ‘Wanted’ came out, to be honest, you cannot swing the bullet after pulling the trigger it is absolutely impossible but you can improve your accuracy like you must have seen in some realistic movies. But don’t to be an action with a gun in your hand. Jokes apart.

Before telling you the important factors I would suggest you choose the right biometric handgun safe for yourself. The size of the handgun also matters so choose the perfect handgun.

The first thing to consider while shooting is to ensure that you have a good firm stance and a firm grip on the weapon which will help to maintain total control over the handgun.

Your stance is also a main factor shooting a gun.

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Isosceles Stance

In this stance, both your shoulders and your hips are parallel to the target with your hands extended out and if you look this from the top you will notice that an isosceles triangle has been formed by your body position. We recommend you to use shoulder holster for fast access to your gun. To know more about Holsters you can visit

Weaver Stance

In this stance, your hands are at 30 – 50 degrees at an angle to the target while your elbows are slightly bent. This stance is best when you are shooting with large caliber handguns as one leg is behind the other allows managing the recoil in a better way.

Fighting Stance

Some people call this a boxer’s stance because when you hold a gun in this stance you will look like a boxer waiting to hit a hard punch. This stance was developed in the US army. It is a very effective stance. This stance is very useful as it also allows the shooter to defend himself with his/hands that is why it is also known as the Boxer’s stance or the Fighting Stance.


Push and Pull Effect

This is done to improve the stability of the gun. With your primary hand with which you will be shooting you should be pushing it away and with your secondary hand you have to pull the gun towards you, this push and pull effect will give you a greater stability on the gun.

Trigger Finger

The placement of your trigger finger is a key to improving accuracy. If you put too much pressure on the trigger finger while shooting then your hand might become shaky and your accuracy will be affected. This is the same case if you put too little pressure on the trigger finger. So you need to find a way to control your trigger finger so that your hand does not wobble hence affecting your shooting accuracy. The best way to hit the trigger is slightly in front of the knuckle.


While shooting the handgun make sure to focus on the front side of the handgun instead of focusing on the back side of the handgun or focusing the target. Always make sure that top side of the handgun and the back side of the handgun are completely even. With the correct stance and the correct trigger pull, you will definitely hit the target.

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Making Use Of Primary Colors In A Painting

The three primary colors on the color wheel are red, blue and yellow. The reason why they are called primary colors is because these three colors cannot be created by mixing any colors. Primary colors are the basic colors that are used to make other colors. In a nutshell, you can call these three primary colors as the building blocks for producing other colors.

The best part about these colors is that they produce different colors and no two combinations, when they are mixed, will produce the same results. Many artists prefer cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow light and cobalt blue as the three primary colors in the color wheel.

Aforementioned, either of the three primary colors that is, red, blue and yellow when mixed together can produce different results every single time, and that is the most interesting part about mixing two primary colors. You could also do with the basic magenta, cyan or cobalt but these three would not produce rich outcome in terms of texture when it comes to mixing with a dark color such as black – these subtle differences add a great distinction in the end results.

Many professional artists prefer using cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow light and cobalt blue as the primary colors. However, it is mostly dependent on the perception of the painter, when they choose to paint. Else, if you are looking to buy a painting online or want to order some custom made paintings, you can visit instapainting.

The Pigments On The Colour Wheel

By now you must have understood that when you mix two primary colors in equal concentration, it creates a secondary color. So when you mix yellow with blue, it will give you the secondary color green. Likewise, if you mix the color red with blue it would create the secondary color purple, or if you mix yellow with red it will give you the color orange. However, what you need to ensure in this is that the concentration of the two primary colors in the mixture has to be balanced out.

When you mix a primary color in equal amount with a shade of secondary color it gives you what you call a ‘tertiary color’. For example, if you mix yellow with orange in equal concentration it will give produce a yellowish-orange. In this mixture, the concentration of yellow will be more, since yellow is the primary color here.

Additional Primary Colour Mixing

Primary colors subtracts the light of the secondary colors. Hence they are called subtractive because they subtract or absorb the light from the spectrum visible. In this case, black is the only color which has no spectrum of light in it.

When you mix the three primary colors – yellow, red, blue – are mixed together it will produce an earthy brown color which absorbs most of the light from the spectrum. When you are mixing one primary color with a secondary color and you want to tone down the darkness of the primary color in it, you could add more quantity of secondary color to the concentration to tone lighten out the mix.

Every time you mix two different primary colors, it will produce a different secondary color. For example, if you mix a cadmium red with cadmium yellow light, it will produce an orange. The amount of yellow and red you use in the concentration, will affect the hue of the secondary color that comes out as a result of the mixture.

Crimson Red is a cool red that is more inclined towards blue, whereas cadmium red medium is a warm red, that is more inclined towards yellow. Similarly, cadmium yellow medium is a warm yellow, whereas lemon yellow is cooler. On these lines, if you mix, say, cadmium yellow with cadmium red you will be mixing two warm colors together to produce a purer orange.

However, if you mix a cooler color such as cadmium yellow medium as compared to a warm color such as crimson red, you will produce a primary blue which will neutralize the effect of the secondary color to a considerable extent.

Understanding the spectrum of colours on the colour wheel and knowing the subtle difference between two shades in intrinsic to an artist. To add to this, understanding how to balance out a concentration of two colours is also important so that you get desirable results in your painting. If you have any queries with regard to this article, please share with us in the comment section below.

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Yep! Today we’re making candles, and it’s actually crazy easy. I got really frustrated last season trying to find the perfect fall candle. Everything I got my hands on was almost $20 (I’m looking at you small sized Woodwicks). And even when I found a good price, the fragrance was overpowering or too artificial.

This spring, I’ve decided to go all in with my essential oils starter kit from Young Living. If you haven’t checked out their site yet, it’s a game changer. I’d been following a lot of DIY ideas from The Droppery but this time I wanted to try my own. And what better place to start than with candles?

I love my diffuser, but I don’t have one in every room. This simple DIY is a great way to incorporate oils into everyday life while filling your room with pure, therapeutic scents. I started by ordering my supplies from Bulk Apothecary because I’ve known people to use that company and my own research confirmed it was the best place to start.

I already had Lemon and Lavender handy, but both are included in your Young Living Premium Starter kit, so once yours arrives, your good to go! There are so many scent combinations you can explore, so I’m really excited to make more of these little treasures once my kit arrives.

I read a ton of DIY ideas and all of them sounded really complicated… so I’ve simplified it to make these 4oz candles. I had an old candle in this jar, so I just reused it, but you can buy crates of the 4oz size and 8oz size- just be sure to double the recipe!  It literally took me 5 min.

The first step is to melt your wax flakes (if you have a block, chop into cubes similar to if you were melting butter). It takes twice as many ounces to fill it in liquid form, so for a 4oz candle, shoot for 8oz of wax. Heat for about 1-2 minutes in the microwave using 30-second increments, and stirring between each.

Once it’s all melted, add you’re essential oils! If using a 4oz jar, stick to about 15-17 drops total. I wanted mine fairly light since it’s going to a small bathroom and not scenting a whole room. So I used 7 drops lavender, and 4 drops lemon, using the lemon to balance the lavender more than anything. Of course, you can create whatever combo you like!

Dip the metal end of the wick into the melted wax and press into the bottom of the jar. The tacky wax sort of acts like a glue. Then give your melted wax and oils a good stir and pour directly into your jar, holding the wick steady if you need to. Some ideas recommended using a clothespin to hold the wick in place, but mine stayed pretty steady so I just used a plastic straw to keep it from wanting to learn while the wax set.

Now you wait! 24 hours is a safe bet. I would not put this in the fridge to speed up the process since rapid cooling can cause divots or cracks in your candle wax. After it’s set, trim your wick to about 1in height. Your finished product should look something like this!

While I waited for it to set, I decided to be super crafty and paint the lid with chalkboard paint, lest I forget which oils I put in here! Totally not necessary, but kinda fun.

Tada! So easy, and now I have a brand new, essential oil candle to add some charm to my guest bathroom.


Homemade candles using Young Living essential oils to add natural, pure fragrance. Cook Time- 5 min Total Time- 24 hr 5 min


  1. 8oz Advanced soy wax flakes
  2. 15-17 drops of essential oils (I used 7 drops Lavender, 5 Lemon for a light fragrance)
  3. 1 pre-waxed 3in wick
  4. 1 4oz jelly jar


  1. Heat wax flakes in microwave safe container for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until fully melted
  2. Dip metal end of wick into melted wack and secure to bottom of jelly jar, using straw or paper clip to keep wick upright
  3. Add in desired essential oils to melted wax and stir. Then pour wax into jelly jar, being sure to stabilize the wick if needed
  4. Allow to sit for 24 hours or until wax is set. Do NOT put in the refrigerator as rapid cooling can cause wax to dip or crack
  5. Once the candle is set, cut the wick to about 1 inch and you’re ready to enjoy!


You can also use a wood wick for these candles. Just soak wick in olive oil for an hour, and wipe off excess with paper towel Then secure the wood wick in a wick clip (sold together) and stick it to the bottom with melted wax as usual!

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f there’s anything that can make me come out of blog post hiding, it’s essential oils (or really anything to do with healthy living). My sister (EO pro) recently hosted a party featuring Young Living oils and it reignited my passion for the healthy, holistic lifestyle and DIY household goods. Seriously, did you know you can make your own deodorant?

So I’m sticking my toes back into the water and educating myself on great sites such as Young Living (seriously, check it out) and The Droppery, which introduced me to great DIY remedies and household cleaners. The best part is that it’s so much more affordable.

This brought me to my first hiccup… where do I found raw almond oil and white beeswax pastilles? What IS the heck a pastille? Naturally, I get online because I promise you no place in my town sells unbleached cocoa butter. To my happy surprise, I stumble upon Bulk Apothecary! This site is amazing! They seriously have everything and in lots of different sizes and costs so if you really want 16lbs of shea butter, you can have that. Do you want 30lbs of beeswax? Sure, you can have that too. I’ll take the 16oz but that’s just me.

Just for kicks, I went on Amazon (which is unfortunately notorious for people re-selling less potent/pure EOs and EO accessories, so I was already taking a huge risk there) and I DID find all the same ingredients. However, most products didn’t allow me to choose the size or weight, and it cost about $3-5 MORE per product. Crazy! So I quickly exited out of my Amazon cart and kept shopping at Bulk Apothecary.

And I STILL have good news for you. If you, like me, want to do some DIY home supplies (even if you’re not into EOs, making your own face cream is pretty darn fun) then click here to be redirected to Bulk Apothecary where they’ll give you $10 off your first order just to encourage you to get started! It’s a win-win. They even sell glass jars and containers to store your EO lotions, balms, shampoos, and such.

Check them out and use the link to make sure you get your $10. Enjoy the oily life!

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I’ll be the first to admit I’m not that great at DIYs. I’m great at having DIY ideas but when it comes to execution, I usually fall short or leave it up to my husband to do the actual work. Not this time! This project was so easy, it’s hardly a project at all. And it literally took me five minutes. In a fraction of the time it takes to shop for air freshener, you could have made your own and with no harsh chemicals, weird fake smells, or aerosol cans.

How do you ask? Essential oils of course! It’s becoming my answer to everything lately and for good reason. If you haven’t done your reading, check out Young Living’s line of essential oils. They are high quality, therapeutic grade oils that are safe for all types of uses around your home from cleaning counter tops, to hair and scalp treatments. My older sister made her own shampoo and you should SEE the difference in her hair. I won’t get carried away on that because I’m saving that for another day (guest post, perhaps…)

I think we can all agree there are these “spots” in our house that just don’t get a lot of attention, whether it be a room we hardly enter or a back corner of the house that just doesn’t get proper airflow. Our guest bedroom is all of the above, and over time it just gets kinda musty no matter how much I dust or sweep in there. It finally hit me the other day, the linens, while clean, sit on a made bed for weeks and just don’t get any air. I wash them, put them on the bed and rewash them a month later, but during that time they just start to smell. It’s not a bad smell but it’s definitely not the “fresh linen” scent they came out of the dryer with. So what’s a girl to do? Wash bedsheets once a week even though no one is sleeping on them? Who’s got time for that?

Enter this essential oil linen freshener. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and stores well beneath any bathroom sink or linen closet until you need it next. I spritzed my guest bedroom linens,  my master bedroom linens, the hand towels in the bathrooms, and my couch pillows. This stuff smells SO good! And you can change up the scent however you like. I used a combination of YL Lavender and Lemon to add some freshness. You could also add YL’s Purification or Rosemary to the mix. Lavender, Lemon, and Rosemary are a pretty versatile and popular mix because of the earthy fresh scent it adds to the home.

For those worried about the alcohol in it, don’t worry. The alcohol does not stain or leech color off any fabrics, and it evaporates super quickly. If you just had oil and water in your spray bottle, the oils wouldn’t emulsify in the water as well and you would get an uneven distribution coming up through the spray spout. If it bothers you, or you don’t have vodka in the house, use high-quality pure vanilla extract (spoiler alert, it’s also made with alcohol but it adds depth to the scent).



  1. 3/4 cup filtered water
  2. 2 Tbs vodka (or pure vanilla extract)
  3. 14 drops of essential oils, any combo (I used 7 Lemon and 7 Lavender)
  4. 8-16oz glass spray bottle for storing


Combine first three ingredients in the glass spray bottle and shake shake shake. That’s it! You’re ready to add a spritz to your home and freshen up those corners.

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Tips for Home Safety by ThegreatJane

When it comes about your home, one should take all cautionary steps to prevent any theft or burglary. The home security system provides all the required safety you need but there are other measures which you can take that will help keep your home safe.

Below are steps which you can use in your daily life to prevent any kind of hazard in your home.

Home Safety And Security Tips

Let people think that someone is at your house.

If you plan to be away for an extended period of time, leave a radio on or television on so that people will think that you are present in the house. You can use motion detectors as well as they will turn on an alarm once the thief tries to barge into your home.

Make sure all exterior doors have reliable locks.

Locking is very important for protecting your home and it is a task that you should take very seriously. You should lock all your doors with deadbolt locks which will help prevent you a break in.

Security Tips:

Always look before opening the door.

Before opening the door, always look who is it from the peep through a better to look for the person as it assures you of the presence of a known personality. It will take just 3 seconds to check through the peep through a hole and keep your valuable things in some places, like a gun safe ( there are various gun safe in the market, some are car gun safe and another one is cannon gun safe).

Don’t leave spare keys in easy locations.

Don’t leave keys where you know finding is easy. Thieves will usually find it and unlock everything in your house. This will obviously upset you because you made it easy for them.

Make your sliding glass doors secure

Using metal bars in the middle will burglar proof your sliding doors. Sliding doors are the usual break-in points and are most commonly used by burglars to steal things and raid your home.

Keep garage doors closed at all times.

Garage doors should be locked all the times. It is one of the easiest get ins for any thief as your garage door directly to your home.

Keep drapes and blinds shut.

Always keep your drapes and blinds shut. People are always on the lookout for what is happening in your home as they want to note down how many people are there and when is the home empty and stuff like that. So, therefore, it is essential to keep your drapes and blinds shut.

Store cash, jewelry and other valuables in a safe or safety deposit box.

Store your valuables in a safety box so that it is difficult for them to open. Never leave your valuables out in the open.

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Tonight was our Christmas cookie exchange with some girlfriends of mine. It was SO delicious and I’m not at all ashamed to admit I ate cookies for dinner. However, going into tonight, I was a bit unsure of what to bring knowing there are only so many ways to decorate a Christmas sugar cookie. Instead, I opted for a festive holiday chocolate bark that may or may not be making an appearance as a homemade gift for other friends and family this Christmas.

This recipe is so quick and easy, I just had to share it. I made two batches (one for myself of course) in about 30 minutes, so if you’re tight on time or just want a pretty dessert to display at your holiday party, this is the perfect treat.

After the first simple steps, you’ll come out with this beautiful creation, but it only gets better from here!

Meltdown your bittersweet chocolate in 30-second increments, but don’t be afraid to check it before then. Since you’re only heating a few ounces, it will be really easy to burn.

Give it a stir often to prevent scorching and keep at it until it runs smooth like this.

Now it’s time to drizzle! Dip the tines of a fork in the melted dark chocolate and give it a shake to avoid those globs. Then, just wave the fork in a sweeping motion over the pan in a single direction until you’ve covered the entire pan. Repeat, going the opposite direction so you get a sort of crisscrossed pattern.

This is also a fun recipe to try with kids or family because everyone can help out. No fuss, no mess, and it’s delicious. Happy holiday baking!


Cook Time- 15 min
Total Time- 15 min


  1. 1 package white chocolate bark or vanilla candy coating
  2. 1/2 cup to 1 cup dried cranberries
  3. 1/2 cup to 1 cup slivered almonds
  4. 4 oz Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate


  • Break white chocolate almond bark into small squares and heat in microwave for 30 second increments until smooth, stirring between each increment.
  • Line rimmed cookie sheet with wax paper and pour melted white chocolate onto cookie sheet, using rubber spatula to spread into even layer
  • Sprinkle desired amount of dried cranberries and almonds, pressing into chocolate so that it sets evenly. (If avoiding nuts for allergies, you can substitute rice cereal).
  • Allow bark to set at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes until mostly set.
  • Meanwhile, heat 3-4oz of bittersweet chocolate squares in small bowl at 30 second increments, stirring often to prevent burning.
  • Using a fork, dip into hot melted chocolate and drizzle dark chocolate over bark.
  • Chill for 5 minutes or until dark chocolate is set.
  • Now comes the fun part! Pull slab of bark off wax paper, break into pieces and serve, or box up as gifts. These will keep at room temperature for about 1-2 weeks.
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I sure have missed baking. I gave it up for a while when I was doing Whole30, but I never picked it back up when I went back to the paleo diet. Until today! When I pulled out my stand mixer today, it literally had dust on it. That’s how long it’s been!

Luckily, Danielle Walker’s book Against All Grain and the Meyer Lemons from my CSA came to the rescue, and I whipped up these this afternoon. I decided to put a fun spin on it and add some of my YoungLiving Lemon Essential Oil to the mix! Lemon is not only a great flavor but also a good support for allergies as well as cleansing toxins from the body.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease your ramekins. Set them in a large baking dish or use two smaller dishes. Then fill the baking dish(es) about halfway with boiling water. This is what will give you that creamy custard with fluffy cake on top.

Start by combining the honey, lemon juice, zest, coconut milk, egg yolks, vanilla bean scrapings in a bowl, and Lemon Essential Oil. For a creamier coconut milk, stick the can in the refrigerator overnight, then shake before opening. Whisk ingredients until combined. It will look a little foamy, but that’s normal. Then mix in your coconut flour and salt and whisk until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes while you ready your egg whites.

Whip the three egg whites in a bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until soft peaks form. It should be very foamy but not dripping from the whisk attachment. Gently fold in the egg whites into the batter and keep folding until it’s mixed in. It might take a while but resist the urge to rush through it. You want it fluffy!

Evenly divide the batter among the ramekins which should be sitting the hot water. Side note: I’m so bad at evenly dividing batter so do a little at a time until each one is equally filled, then repeat until your out of batter.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. The batter should be set and the tops should be lightly golden brown. They are so creamy and delicious underneath the fluffy cake layer. Yummy!


Serves 6
Light, lemony cakes with a creamy lemon curd inside

Prep Time- 20 min
Cook Time- 30 min

Total Time- 50 min


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Meyer lemon juice (about 2-3 lemons)
  • Zest of 1 Meyer lemon
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 5-7 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 1/2 Tbs coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Coconut oil


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 6 ramekins with coconut oil and place in large baking dish. Fill dish halfway with boiling water.
  • Combine honey, coconut milk, juice, zest, and 3 egg yolks, lemon oil, and vanilla bean in a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Add flour and salt and whisk. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, beat 3 egg whites until soft peaks form (about 2-3 minutes)
  • Gently fold egg whites into batter until combined, then divide evenly into 6 ramekins.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until batter is set and tops are golden brown.
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