7 Factors to Consider When Buying a Lake Home

Real estate

If you are looking for a change of pace in your life, then you have come to the right place. City life is so busy. The hustle bustle can get you down and you can really lose perspective of what’s truly important. But sitting together with the family on the front porch of your lake property will bring it all flooding back.
Yes, lake property. If you are looking into buying a home then you need to think about the daytime activities and fun on the water and the tranquil nights, listening to the lapping of the ripples on the lake.
One of the great things lake property is that homes are usually of higher value than others. Even when the Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Sleep in Five Acts

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A full night’s rest can only be the result of several components working together. First and foremost is the health of the sleeper, both physical and mental. This is the most important component to sleeping soundly through the entire night though in contemporary society maintaining a steady level of health can be a surprising challenge. Research indicates that out of every 4 U.S. workers, one has insomnia, a figure that adds up to $63 billion dollars lost every year. The second collective component of a good night’s rest is the physical quality of the room. While a smaller mattress may work for single sleepers, couples should own a king or queen bed for optimal comfort. Sleeping position is strongly affected by this and affects the depth of sleep a person can comfortably reach. The room should be kept a Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

BREAKING Recycling Is Actually Easy and Anyone Can Do It!

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For some reason, recycling and donating are often associated with grueling manual labor. Like it’s this enormous task that requires a life-changing epiphany to complete. That could not be farther from the truth. Recycling is actually very easy, and besides the obvious tangible benefits of a healthier environment, it makes you feel better.

It would take hours to list all the benefits of recycling and donating but try to think about the future if we increased our reusable habits. The air would be cleaner, water would be clearer, trees would be taller, life expectancy would go up, people would be happier, and the world would genuinely be a better place.

In the U.S. there was a charitable donation of an estimated two million tons of clothing in 2011. When I first heard that I was impress Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Does it Really Help if I Donate my Used Clothes?

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Did you know that your used clothing donations can help other people? By bringing your clothes to green charities like purple heart donation pick up, you can help them to help veterans with their health, education and family support programs. And by keeping your clothes out of the landfill, you can help the environment.
If, like most Americans, you have a closet full of clothes you never wear, it may be time to clean it out. And by taking your clothes to a charity rather than sending them to the landfill, you’re helping others and helping the environment. Everybody wins.

Can my old clothes really help someone?
The simple answer is yes, your old Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

You May Not Need it, But Someone Does

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Many people talk of the American dream. So many starry-eyed youngsters dream of making it big and rolling in the dough and basking in worldwide fame like their favorite Hollywood starlets, action stars, divas and swoon-worthy celebrities. And look no further than the red carpet to see all the latest trends in high end consumerism. Millions of dollars are spent on articles of clothing that are worn no more than once. This lifestyle may be the desire and the ultimate goal for some, but putting it all in perspective on a grander scale might sicken your stomach, when you think of the multitude of people around the world who struggle to buy an outfit that they will have to wear possibly days on end until it has been completely worn out. Let’s just hope the celebrities are familiar with clothing donation centers.
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About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Saving the Earth Doesn’t Have to Feel Like the End of the World

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Some people don’t think much about the state of our planet. Some acknowledge that there are issues, but are quick to shrug them off, convinced that there isn’t anything that they can do. Can one individual really actually make a difference anyway? The answer is quite simple. It only takes one person at a time to start changing the way things are. If no one ever decides to actively work on changing something, then obviously nothing will change. But start making changes, no matter how insignificant those changes may seem, and progress can catch fire and spread. Making a difference can be contagious.

How can you begin to make a difference?
You can start making changes anywhere, in just about any area of your life. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, an e Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Four Ways to Go Green With Style in a Luxury Home

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Given the amount of scientific data supporting global climate change, not to mention how seriously insurance companies take that data, maany individuals with foresight have begun factoring the needs of the environment into their decision making in all areas of their lives, including home purchasing and building. When attempting to make luxury custom house designs environmentally friendly, it is important to include that concept in part of the design of the home, but by no means should that imply a negative impact on the quality of materials or amenities included. Here are four eco-friendly options to prove its possible to go green with style and fun Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Trying to Find a Luxury Ranch for Sale?

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Do you daydream about running away from the hustle and bustle of every day life? Some people may imagine their perfect life sailing around the world. Others are terrified of open water and would much rather dream about their perfect life on a dry land, such as a farm or a cattle ranch. While used interchangeably at times, the two are not the same thing. If you do sometimes look for a luxury ranch for sale, read below to learn a little more about making that dream a reality.

Thinking About Farming?

There are about 2.2 million farms in the U.S., where crops are grown. There may be animals on the farm, but they are not bred to produce a product or to be sold for meat. Most of these crop-producing farms are owned by families, about 96.4% actually. If a farm is what you are lookin Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Are You Allergic to Your Mattress? Why Pet Dander and Dust Mites Might be Ruining Your Health

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The verdict is in: Americans need more sleep. Recent studies show that close to half of all American adults are not getting enough sleep; the culprit could be that tablet or smart phone. Playing games or watching videos before bed could actually be keeping us awake, experts say. Historical studies show that in the middle of last century, the vast majority of American adults slept for seven to nine hours every night. Since the advent of portable electronic devices, however, the percentage of adults who get enough sleep has declined dramatically.

About four out of every ten adults reports sleeping less than seven hours a night. Surprisingly, picking the right mattress could help restless sleepers get comfortable. Some people, however, are so accustomed to sleeping in aging, lumpy mattresses Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Are Dating Websites Safe?

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The world of dating has changed over the years. In previous years, people were limited to their potential dating matches through people they knew. They met their spouses or significant others at work, religious gatherings or through friends and family. If they didn?t find a suitable date, then they remained single. Or, they settled. Today, with the ever increasing use of technology and the internet; the abundance of online dating sites has become a popular dating trend. With more than 54.25 million singles out there in the world today, the world of a single dating site has brought many datable options within reach. But, some people are hesitant to sign up for new dating websites, wondering are dating sites safe?

Along with the increase of the amount of dating sites that are available, security and sa Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!