Find Time For Yourself During The Holidays Too

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The holidays are a time for family, friends, and lots of festivities. But for many people, it can be a time of stress, anxiety and exhaustion. With the demands of shopping, decorating, parties and other activities, it can be difficult to find time to take care of yourself during the holidays.

But it is important to take some time for yourself during the holidays. Not only will it give you a chance to relax and unwind, but it can also help boost your mood and reduce stress. So how can you find time for yourself amidst the holiday chaos? Here are a few tips.

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Keeping a Fiscally Fit Well-being

The last couple of years has presented a challenge regarding personal finance. The pandemic has brought troubles to the job market, upended the supply chain and healthcare costs, and more. Then 2022 has brought continued inflationary risks, overseas conflicts, and more.

Despite that, here are some solid reminders that can help you stay “fiscally fit,” no matter what external matters may be going on.

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How Much Seltzer Water Can You Have?

Sometimes there’s nothing like a carbonated beverage that, more than not, just pairs nicely with our meals.

Nowadays, when you visit your favorite local grocery store, taking a trip down the pop aisle, you’re likely to see a slew of seltzer waters, like LaCroix, Bubly, Aha, Perrier, the list could go on. For those looking to cut back on other pops like Coke and Pepsi, but still wanting to get the carbonation, it can be a decent substitute. I recently came across an article though that while still getting the benefits of hydration, at the end of the day, there’s nothing better than straight up water.

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A New Dad Can Get Postnatal Depression Too – Dadbooster Looks To Be a Game Changer

While I have previously written about postpartum depression in new dads, I think mental health is ALWAYS an important topic, so when something comes across the wire covering this, I love highlighting it. Now out of Australia comes a world-first specialized web-based treatment program, Dadbooster, for depressed or anxious fathers. It hopes to ensure new dads meet their mental health needs by reducing moderate to severe symptoms of postnatal depression.

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Dads Can Organize The Family Calendar Too

It’s no secret that as parents, we have a lot on our shoulders throughout the day regarding our kids and schedule. We have our personal lives to manage, our work lives, our kids’ lives, our kids’ appointments, our appointments, the list could go on. That must mean both parents are shouldering the organizational weight, right? Not quite, according to a recent tweet that went viral.

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Ope! I Need Your Help!

I just wanted to take a moment and thank all readers who have liked my posts so far! It has really helped build up support on this new venture!

If you haven’t already, I would like to invite you to visit and like/follow the respective Mitten Dad social media pages at Facebook, Twitter etc via the icons at the top of the site. Not only does it help boost engagement, but a lot of times there is great content I’d like to share that I think is of value, but can’t always get to writing a post right away.

Thank you again to everyone for your continued support! It provides a lot of motivation in this adventure, and as always of there are any topics you’d like to see covered, or would like to submit a story of your own, please let me know! We can all learn from one another!

Have a great rest of your weekend!

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Life’s Moments – The Podcast is Back!

One of the great mediums of content creation these days is podcasting. In order to expand the reach of what I am planning on building here, I wanted to also revamp the former Script-Notes Show, into The Mitten Dad Show. Admittedly, it’s been a little while since I last published an episode, so there may be some rust, but I think you’ll appreciate the story that I had to share in the first episode of being back, called Life’s Moments.

If you weren’t a prior subscriber to The Script-Notes Show, I would definitely appreciate a like and subscribe to the podcast if you feel so inclined. Of course, like many other podcasts like to say, if you also feel so inclined to leave a five star review on your favorite platform if that is in option, I would greatly appreciate that as well, as that helps with reach.

As mentioned in the show notes and episode, I am looking to make this a collaborative effort as well (as well as on the site here too), so if you are open to sharing your life’s moments, tips, stories, and more, I would love to feature it, so indeed be sure to reach out! Thank you, as always, for your support!

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How To Store Cherries

As a native Michigander, when I think of cherries, one of the first things that come to mind is the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI. This iconic festival usually takes place in the first part of every July, with events of all kinds, for all ages. The region is renowned for cherry orchards, and retailers like Cherry Republic have since sprouted up in numerous locations! While the peak of cherry season can vary depending on where you live, typically, the best time to bring home cherries is mid-July. However, once you get some home, the clock starts ticking how long they’ll keep. What are some of the best ways to store them? Read on for more!

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