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9 Little Things You Can Do To Strengthen Your Relationship

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Love, like how the song goes, is a many splendored thing. But being in a romantic relationship and growing old with the love of your life is not only about magical, heart-fluttering moments. The trials and challenges that come with nurturing this special kind of bond are but necessary to make it stronger.

However, strengthening your relationship isn’t just about the big, fancy things. Because — like how another song says — little things do mean a lot. From giving couple ornaments to simply saying “I love you,” here are nine little things you can do to make your relationship stronger than ever.

Express your love — verbally. They say that actions speak louder than words. However, this doesn’t excuse you from verbally expressing your love for each other. Though most couples tend to say this less frequently as they grow older, telling the words “I love you” is something that can make hearts skip a beat no matter what a person’s age is.

Leave sweet notes. Made breakfast for your partner? Couple it with a note wishing them to have a good day. Doing things like this is a small way of showing your care for each other.

Give hand-written greeting cards. On special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, take time to write out your message for your loved one. Going old-school does the trick if you want to express your sincerity effectively. You can also attach these cards to personalized couple ornaments to make it even more special.

Hug and comfort each other. When your partner is having a bad day, give them the embrace they deserve and the comfort they need. You can also give out hugs during unexpected times — it’s a great way to melt their heart.

Lend a listening ear. Your partner wants someone eager to listen to their stories, whether they are good or bad. When you’re lending an ear, do your best to show that you’re being attentive. And when they ask for a piece of advice, don’t hesitate to be honest about it.

Give small gifts. Gifts like customized couple ornaments go a long way. They can move hearts and be a long-lasting symbolism of the love that you share. Money invested in such things isn’t worthy to be compared with the joy you will get once your partner appreciates your gift.

Find a new mutual interest. Whether it’s exercising or biking or hiking mountains, having a new mutual interest is an awesome way to strengthen your bond. Do your research properly and ensure that both of you are enjoying your new hobby.

Help each other with household chores. If you want to spend little money yet indulge in an effective bonding experience, do household chores together. This is also an efficient way to clean your living space.

Go on date nights. No matter how busy you two are, never skip date nights. This is also applicable even if you already have kids. Allot time for yourselves and talk about different matters — matters that can range from trivial to heavier ones.

At Ornaments With Love, we have couple ornaments that are perfect for any occasion. Check out our collection and visit our website today!

 

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Yandy Smith Shows Love To Rising Film Producer Corneil Mcintosh

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Film Producer Corneil Mcintosh

VH1’s Yandy Smith showed loved to rising film producer/director Corneil Mcintosh on Youtube. You guys have to watch the video and get familiar with Corneil Mcintosh, he owns a production company based in Miami, CEM Digital which operates two major platforms @cemtvnetwork and @cemtvmagazine. The platforms generates $30-40k yearly, with only advertising. Wow! Check @corneilmcintosh out

Yandy Smith is an entertainment manager and entrepreneur. She was born in Harlem. In 2004, she graduated from Howard University and interned at Violator under the mentorship of Mona Scott-Young. In 2005, Yandy met Jim Jones on a private jet charted by Russell Simmons, and left Violator to manage him full-time. In 2006, Jim approached VH1 executives to make a reality show about him, leading to the filming of an 11-minute presentation tape, Keeping Up with the Joneses, produced by Stefan Springman and Toby Barraud of Eastern TV. VH1 were unsure if audiences would be invested in the concept full-time, and Yandy approached Mona to retool the show, and the concept was tweaked to include Jim’s girlfriend Chrissy and her circle of friends, becoming what would be later known as Love & Hip Hop.

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Supporting Your Kids With Hobbies

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Your kids’ hobbies are some of the most important things in their lives. They are obliged to be at school, and you decide what they do with a lot of their free time. The hobbies they pick up for themselves are important means of self-expression for them and it’s important you encourage them! Encouraging a hobby they have a passion for early in life could be the foundation of a career later in life. Even if it doesn’t lead to professional developments, hobbies to help to develop independence, passions and skills they will use throughout their lives, whether that’s at work, around the home or to help manage the stresses and strains of jobs and housework!

Today we’re looking at how you can help your kids find hobbies and support them!

Starting Out 

One of the best ways your children can get started with a new hobby is by experimentation. Rather than telling them what to do – which is counterproductive to the sense of independence and individual passion that a personal hobby can encourage – give them the space and resources to discover what they enjoy.

For example, you could order a craft box for kids and let them explore it. If they discover the projects inside for themselves, rather than being led to them and told this is what they have to do this afternoon, they can ‘own’ the interest in the project, and in the craft as a whole. Listen to how they talk about it: if they’re excited and enthusiastic about what they’ve done, you can suggest ordering more, but if they’re less keen, then you forcing the issue may stop them coming back to the craft world for good!

Ongoing Support 

As your kids start to commit to a hobby – whatever it is, from arts and crafts at home, to youth theatre or sport – they’ll require your support, both emotionally and practically, and it’s important for you to be there for them. The highest priority needs to be finding their hobby exciting, interesting and a source of pride. While they’re working away independently at a project – creating a scrapbook, learning lines, preparing for a match – part of the pay off they are expecting, that fuels their efforts, is that you will be proud of them. So prepare to be shown lots of beginner efforts!

You also need to make sure you’re prepared for that practical support: helping to buy tools and materials, giving lifts to rehearsals or training sessions. This can be a great time to help foster some organisation and planning: if you can’t realistically provide everything they need – either financially or in terms of the hours you have available – you can talk it through, and find an acceptable compromise between their needs and reality!

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