Archive for February, 2016


Three Tips for Safe Dating Online

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Online dating sites, Safe dating site, Safe online dating sites

New dating website

Times have changed. Dating is no longer as easy as meeting a good match in your own neighborhood. The advent of the internet, however, has brought about a revolution in the dating scene. Once viewed as taboo, online dating has now become a main hub of socialization for singles. In fact, one in every 10 Americans have used an online dating site or mobile app to meet potential mates.

Instead of being restricted to meeting only local singles, coworkers, or friends of friends, the online dater has thousands of potential matches at their fingertips both local and long-distance. There are more than 54 million singles searching for love, and a safe online dating site will bring them right to your fingertips.

One of the draws of online dating is the anonymity that it brings. The newly single dater can c


Four Good Reasons to Donate Used Clothing

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Charitable donation, Helping families in need, Where to donate household items

Disabled veterans donations

Four good reasons to donate used clothing
Donating used clothing is the environmentally friendly choice
Donate, don’t discard! Keeping clothing and household items out of landfills

Most people would like to be able to make charitable donations but in these difficult economic times, it can be hard to find the extra cash. One good way of helping families in need and charities for wounded soldiers is by donating used clothes, household goods and toys. You may no longer need these, but they will be valued by someone else. In fa


Fund Change With Your Old Clothes or a Few Extra Cans Learn How

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Charities that pick up clothing donations, Charities that will pick up donations, Military support

Organizations that accept clothing donations

Giving back doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, some charitable organizations make it very easy for you, by offering local donation pick ups in your area, either in the form of a drop off location or a bin that collects food or clothing items. People always need any assistance that can be offered — according to statistics, in January of 2015, there were almost 575,000 people that were homeless on any given night all across the United States. In some big cities, hundreds of thousands of people may eke out an existence far below the federal poverty line and depend on the generosity and goodwill of others to make ends me


Consider All of the Benefits of Preschool For Your Child!

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Day care in coral gables, Schools in coral gables, Summer camp in coral gables

Summer camp

What are the benefits of preschool?
If you have a child soon to be reaching the age of three, you are probably considering preschool. If your child is currently in some type of organized daycare, you would wonder what are the comparisons of a structured daycare to a preschool program. What if your child is currently in a home daycare center. Perhaps you don’t work outside the home and so you are providing care for your child.

Consider the options as well as the benefits of each option
As your child reaches the age of eligibility for preschool, usually at three years old, your child can be enrolled in preschool. If you consider this option, yo


The Joy of Giving — How Far Your Donations Go

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Clothing donation pickup, Clothing donations

Clothing donation pickup

We’ve all seen Red Cross clothing pickup areas. You may have seen them set up outside of shopping malls, public events, or near their own stores and facilities. They’re everywhere! The Red Cross, short for The American National Red Cross, is the 13th largest charity in the United States, as ranked by the amount of private donations made. In 2014 alone, they received $687 million in private donations. That’s quite a lot of people who decided to donate clothes!

Their role in society and the amount of aid they provide has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated — a study conducted in January of 2015 revealed that on any given night in the United States, there are over a half million homeless people on our streets. Continue Reading No Comments


Where Do You Spend Your Free Time? More American Homeowners Want Custom Backyards

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Pergolas nj, Sheds and garages, Wooden furniture

Amish rabbit hutches

While television programs about home repair tend to focus on interior design, homeowners who invest in custom sheds, pergolas, and gazebos may find themselves spending more time relaxing outdoors. In general, outdoor structures are referred to as “hardscaping,” and making an investment in custom outdoor entertainment and relaxation areas can both raise resale values and enhance the overall attractiveness of residential landscaping.
Beautifully designed pergolas can allow homeowners to entertain outdoors; gardening enthusiasts enjoy training flowering vines onto outdoor pergolas and gazebos, which eventually creates shaded outdoor areas.


Cattle Farms For Sale — What You Need To Know Before Buying

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Farm for sale georgia, Land and ranch

Colorado mountain ranches for sale

The Southern or Western person is particularly lucky when it comes to purchasing land. The vistas in the South, the landscapes, the wide open sky, and the abundance of land make it one of the country’s unparalleled best areas to invest in land. It doesn’t matter if you’re a rancher, farmer, hunter, or are into lodging — your chances of finding cattle farms for sale won’t get much better than they are in the South.

People are buying up land at an ever-increasing rate lately, particularly in Oklahoma, Texas, California, Tennessee, and Montana. This surge in land ownership has experts speculating that Montana, practically the heart of cattle farming and ranching in America, will undergo a 15% population boost over the next fifty years. Farm land for sale,


Important Steps When Deciding to Purchase a New Home

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Homes by westbay, What to look for in a planned community, Working with a home builder

New homes tampa bay

You have made the decision to purchase a home. Perhaps you are tired of renting, or you are finally moving out on your own. Maybe you are leaving college, and with your first career job; you are ready to purchase something and settle down. Whatever your reasons, purchasing a home can be a difficult process if you don?t understand the steps and what to look for. There are many types of homes, at different prices, and with different benefits and disadvantages. If you are wondering how to buy a new home, the following steps will assist you in beginning the process.

Funding should be figured out. Buying a new home can be a pricey purchase; in fact, it is probably one of the most expensive purchases that you will ever make. You will need to figure out how you plan to purchase the home. Many people go with fina


Tips for Finding the Best Therapy Services

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Uncategorized

Psychotherapy is beneficial for many people around the world. People seek out therapists to help with a host of issues and problems ranging from depression and post traumatic stress disorder to concerns about their marriages. Even more could benefit as at least 50% of people who suffer from major depression do not get any treatment at all. Approximately 350 million people are adversely impacted by depression across the globe. If you are looking for therapy services for yourself or a loved one, there are a number of things to consider. Here are some tips for what to look for and ask.

Tips for Finding the Best Therapy Services:

  • What is covered by your insurance? Many health insurance carriers do cover therapy services but have different requirements for how to take advantage of those benefits. Some require you to get a pre-certification to be able to see a therapist or counselor. You also may have to see someone who is in their network. Before you find a therapist you want to see, check with your carrier to see what their requirements are.
    What kind of therapy do you need? If you are looking for couples counseling that will be a lot different than individual therapy. Think about what kind therapy you are looking for but be at least a little open to new techniques and methods. Not every kind of therapy works for every person or every situation. Do not judge your couples counselor on the experiences you may have had with an individual therapist or vice versa. If you had a bad experience with one, that does not mean you will have the same kind of experience with another.
  • Do you think you need medication?  Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can prescribe medication. Psychologists are not. You can get very good treatment from both but should know what to expect when you go to either.
  • Talk to your friends and family. Many more people have sought out the help of a therapist or received some kind of therapy services in their lives. It is not something everyone feels comfortable about telling people so you may know a lot of people who have seen and been helped by a therapist. Ask them not just for recommendations for good therapists but also how they found the person and even if they had a bad experience.
  • Talk to more than one therapist. If you go for therapy services and have a bad experience, do not let that turn you off from getting any counseling at all. You need to be comfortable with the person because you are going to share some really personal parts of your life and that can be extremely difficult under even the best of circumstances. It is vitally important that you be able to relate and communicate with the therapist. If you cannot do that, any time you spend with them is a waste of your time and money.
  • Ask for references. Before you go into see a therapist, look them up online. There are a lot of sites out there devoted to rating doctors and therapists. Remember that people are much more likely to complain than compliment so take that into account when you read reviews. Also, one person’s experience with a therapist may be very different from another’s so look at the totality of the reviews and the details that are given about the experiences before you weigh them too heavily.

Many people who could benefit from therapy services never go into get them because of the social stigma that currently surrounds mental health issues. This is unfortunate and costs the economy a lot. Depression costs the United States economy $80 billion (yes billion, with a “b”) in lost productivity and health care costs. Far too many people suffer needlessly because they are too ashamed to seek treatment and get help. A number of people find themselves in the criminal justice system rather than in treatment as mental health issues are often related to substance abuse and addiction. If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health issues, there is no shame in asking for help. Rather it takes courage and strength to do so.


Some Of The Basics Of Buying Farmland

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Cattle ranches for sale in texas, Farm land, Hunting ranches

Luxury cattle ranch

If you’re buying farmland, there are certain basics you need to consider.

Will the property be self-supporting from an agricultural standpoint, or will you have to supplement it with your non-farming income? The answer to that question will affect the terms of any financing you want to obtain for the purchase. The greater the productive potential of the land, the less you will need to come up with as a down payment. And you have to be realistic about how much of your own money you can afford to invest on an ongoing basis.

If you do require purchase financing, make sure you choose a lender that has a clear understanding of both the ups and downs of the farming business and rural property in general. It probably won’t be any of the same ones that financed your home, car or boat or even your bu