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There is no doubt about it; your life has changed permanently, and it has changed for the better.

However, that doesn’t mean you have arrived in paradise. Being a new mommy presents several of its own unique and difficult challenges to be overcome, and one of the main ones is adjusting to that stir crazy stay at home lifestyle you will probably be living in the first months of baby’s life.

Keep Working

The first advice, look for side hustles from home. Today’s world has the advantage of being super interconnected. Take advantage of this. You will be busy with baby, no doubt, but you will also have lots of downtime where you are staring at the walls or some TV screen, frustrated. Getting a flexible side hustle of some sort (there are so many literally), will keep your brain from rotting and keep you on an even mental keel, as well as bringing in some always welcome extra funds for baby’s needs and other necessities and luxuries of the world.

Take Baby Out Frequently

By frequently, we mean at least once a day, if possible. Don’t be overly worried about the weather either; just dress baby appropriately for the occasion and you will be fine. The fresh air and the change of environment will do both of you worlds of good.

Walking is also an essential physical activity for all human beings. No matter if one is an Olympic athlete or an office worker, all of us need a certain amount of time walking. It’s impossible to be healthy without that. The sooner you get back into this routine, the better. Of course, if the birth was unusually difficult, you may want to consult your doctor first, but let him or her know you really want to get back into things as soon as possible.

Keep The Home Well Stocked

Whatever you need, make sure you have tons of it, and a constant fresh supply. This of course goes for diapers, formula (if needed), baby food, laundry detergent (you will be doing a LOT of laundry, and the detergent of course has to be infant suitable), bottles, anything else you can think of. Babies have tons of material needs, and running out is not a good outcome! If you don’t have a membership at something like a Costco or BJ’s or Sam’s Club, now would be a great time to take one out, as you will be buying in bulk like never before with baby!

Do you want to learn how to turn shatter to vape juice? In this post, we are going to look at the simple preparation of converting shatter to vape juice or e-juice even if you’re home.

A lot of users favor vapor than smoking. Vaporizing cannabis concentrate like shatter is a healthier choice for users. Smoking is harmful because of the chemicals that are directly ingested to your lungs.

Today, many users are ready to mix and prepare their own e-juice. First, let’s look at how e-liquids are different from other pre-filled vape cartridges.

There is no difference at all except that you are the one going to prepare your own e-juice. The e-juice or e-liquid is mixed with cannabis concentrate (shatter, wax, or honey oil) and other compounds. 

Preparing your own e-juice provides more customization, control, and convenience. You don’t have to spend a lot because it is cheaper when preparing your own. Converting concentrates is a more discreet way of consuming it without creating much fuzz. 

Benefits of Vape Juice:

Vape juice is a more convenient way to take cannabis using a vape pen. You can take it anywhere, anytime without having so much hassle. 

How to Start:

Before we go into the details, let’s ensure that your shatter has met the specified concentration or dosage. Make sure that you know its dosage. Most oil solvents should have a 60 to 90 percent THC content.

If you are a beginner, the starting dose for edible marijuana is only 5 to 10 percent. THC and dabs are only for those who are already using it. 

Easy Recipe for E-Juice:

Prepare:

  • Empty glass dropper bottles
  • Latex gloves
  • Syringes
  • Propylene glycol (PG)
  • Vegetable glycerin (VG)

 

Before combining flavoring, make sure that VG: PG is 50:50 or 80:20. This is a safe ratio when preparing your own cannabis extract.

E-Juice Infusion

Ingredients:

  • 1 gram of hash oil (rosin, wax, or shatter) 
  • Bottle of an e-juice mix of PG and VG
  • 510 thread oil cartridges
  • Saucepan
  • Microwave/ stove
  • Stirrer
  • Syringe/ micropipette

 

Instructions:

  • Use a spoon to flatten your choice of wax, shatter or other hash oil in a ceramic box. Cover it with wax paper. 
  • Melt the cannabis concentrate. You can use a double boiler or a microwave to melt it.
  • Add drops of VG/PG mix and stir for a minute. Make sure that the concentrate and VG/PG are well blended. 
  • The consistency should be like honey. Let it cool. If the mixture is still thick, add more VG/PG mix to dilute it and achieve the right consistency. 
  • Get the THC-infused e-juice into the vaporizer or dab cartridges using a syringe. 

The infusion is done when you see that the liquid is viscous enough as well as the color remains as the shatter concentrate. When can transfer your infusion in an empty 510-thread cartridge or use your old cartridge. 

You’ll find that there is more e-juice left for a gram of shatter concentrate. Make sure to let the cannabis vape juice cool for an hour before consuming it. It ensures that it has achieved the right viscosity.

If you want the e-liquid to be stronger, you can lower down the amount of shatter. Reducing it makes the oil thicker but you’ll notice a stronger effect and the flavor of terpenes is more noticeable.

Keep in mind that the PG is what creates the “hit” in the vape and provides the flavor. VP does the work of vaporization. If you want your liquid to be less harsh, increase the amount of VG than the PG. 

There’s a lot of good reasons to prepare your own e-juice at home. If you’re concerned about the preparation, there is little to no smell at all. 

It can be done even in a small space like your kitchen. Vaping your own e-juice is a simpler, easier, and safe way to consume cannabis without much fuzz. 

Moreover, vaping provides you a discreet and portable way to consume cannabis concentrates. Try this recipe if you are interested in preparing your own e-liquid at home. 

You’ll be able to spend less than when buying a prepared one. You’ll also get more liquid that provides you the most savings.

USA is an ultimate destination for travelers and they often hire cars to either travel for pleasure or business. Before you hire a car, you need to understand that car hire insurance process in the USA is different than any other country. If you are covered already, this is not something that should bother you.

We often feel buying a Collision damage waiver insurance (CDW) is unnecessary. Well agreeably so, but do you know how life saving it becomes at such times when you don’t have any primary insurance in place? 

Read further to get a hang of what the insurance process looks like in the US territory and how it can make your life simpler. 

The best way to move around while on vacation in the United States is with a car. If you are visiting for a short period, hiring is your best option; hence insurance should be taken seriously. This article offers insight on the major insurance needed when hiring a car in the USA.

Collision Damage Waiver

Collision Damage Waiver is like a loss damage waiver, typically sold by car hiring companies, it covers you financially; from damage and theft. 

It’s not compulsory to purchase this insurance, but, it is useful. For instance, say your credit card rental insurance already covers for collision damage; getting claims will take a longer process because you will have to pass through your auto insurance company first. However, with Collision Damage Waiver you’ll engage in a direct transaction. 

Supplemental Liability Insurance

This type of insurance protects you on damages done to other people, their cars, and other properties. If a third party gets injured within the rental period, the Supplemental Liability Insurance will pay for medical expenses. 

The United States takes Supplemental Liability Insurance seriously, so be prepared to buy it if you are renting in any of her States. However you must know; Supplemental Liability Insurance bought within the United States won’t cover you abroad.

You can buy supplemental liability insurance directly from your insurance company, a third party or the umbrella liability insurance.

Personal Accident Insurance

This is the alternate version of the supplementary liability coverage insurance. Rather than cover other people, the personal damage insurance covers you. 

If you have an accident, both you and your passengers get medical, ambulance and death coverage.

However, the personal insurance coverage can overlap with health, life and car insurance policies, so it’s important to read their terms and conditions to avoid paying for a policy that you are already covered for. 

If you are holidaying in the United States,  ensure your travel insurance covers your medical expenses, if it doesn’t, consider getting a personal insurance coverage. 

Personal Effects Coverage

With personal effect coverage, you don’t have to worry if items from the rented car get stolen so long the stolen property is within the set dollar limit.

If you already have rental insurance however, you may not need the personal effects insurance. Thus, It is important to check your policy documents or call the customer care service to know if you have such coverage already.

Car excess waiver rental insurance

In the United States it is compulsory to pay car hiring companies a certain amount “excess” this excess serves as collateral in case there is damage to the rented vehicle. Car excess waiver rental insurance is a policy that will help you cover the excess.

 There is no fixed amount for excess, it varies according to factors like location, vehicle type, and age. Car excess waiver rental insurance keeps you covered.

Car rental excess waiver insurance  insurance can be confusing, but here’s a breakdown of how it works if you already have collision damage waiver you’ll still have to pay for excess in case of damage or theft. 

Excess are expensive ranging from $200 to $5000, but with a car excess waiver rental insurance you’ll already be protected from excess fee.

The car excess waiver rental insurance is just like the travel insurance because you can buy it as a single policy or annual policy (if you are renting frequently). 

Conclusion

Finding out which Insurance is needed when hiring a car in the USA can be tricky, you can’t perform a random pick. You might be buying a policy that you don’t need or a policy that you are already covered for. So, you must do a thorough research first and measure your risks. 

This will help you identify areas that makes you vulnerable and cover them accordingly. Next, you’ll have to decide whether you’ll be buying from the car hire company, credit card coverage, or a third party.  Consider cost too, there are companies that offer discounts. Finally, don’t just make assumptions, if you are not sure of an adequately coverage, buy new insurance. 

Thanks for reading.

 

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