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As mothers, we often have to revisit our own preferences to make sure that we are setting a good example for our children. After all, if you are engaging in a behavior that is considered ill founded, then reprimanding your children later wouldn’t do much good.

That is why we must take our steps in a very thoughtful and measured way. What we could do before is not always the right choice when we are parents. And that includes very normal activities.

Smoking tobacco is one of them.

Thankfully, if you enjoy nicotine and want to consume it without setting a bad example for your children, then going with the option of pipe tobacco would be a good fit.

There’s a Big Benefit of Consuming Tobacco Through Pipe

Consuming tobacco through pipe gets a bad rap due to some misinformation. The fact of the matter is that it is actually quite beneficial to consume tobacco through pipe.

According to a report by the Surgeon General in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the death rates for pipe smokers are “little if at all high” than people who do not smoke.

The observation held true for even those pipe smokers who were consuming tobacco through this modality for about three decades. And it was also observed in people who smoked 10 or more pipes a day.

These rates are far lower than those which were observed in cigarette smokers. This is due to a stark difference in how tobacco is usually consumed through cigarettes and pipes.

In cigarettes, if one has to consume nicotine and take in its effects as intended, then they have to make sure to inhale the smoke to their lungs. Otherwise, they can’t enjoy the effects of nicotine.

But while consuming tobacco through pipes, they can simply make the choice to not inhale the smoke and still enjoy the effects of nicotine.

This way they could keep their health intact while also ensuring that their tobacco consumption doesn’t get affected.

What Does This Mean for You

This ensures that even if you are consuming tobacco, you are not introducing your children to the harmful health side-effects of cigarettes.

As such, smoking tobacco through pipe is slowly gaining traction again. And it is getting to be especially popular among parents who want to consume tobacco in a responsible manner.

One of the nicest things about having a family is getting to go on vacation with them. And one of the best ways to go on vacation with your family is to do a sports-themed vacation. Assuming the whole family is into sports (and many of them are), this can be a whole new level of bonding among the family.

Giving specific suggestions is almost too tough here, because there are so many options to choose from. For example, just under baseball, and just for starters, you could tour Wrigley Field, from there head into Iowa and tour the original Field of Dreams (yes, the one about which they made a movie), then go east all the way to Faneuil Hall, the NYC baseball stadiums, and the Baseball Hall of Fame (the world’s oldest hall of fame at 75 years old ) in Cooperstown, NY. Tour Doubleday field, where the sport in and of itself was born, and visit the Baseball Wax Museum. And this is just scratching the surface!

It is highly recommended not to under-estimate your children. You may be surprised at the things that will NOT go over their heads. And don’t forget that it’s up to you to push their limits and broaden their horizons. Don’t be afraid to book a vacation that will give your kids a sense of the history of their favorite sports, and even include sports that they may not yet know about or particularly care for. This even includes things like horse racing, for example. Your kids may just be introduced to the sport, but come back with spectacular memories of their first Kentucky Derby. The possibilities are massive.

Internationally, there are also tons of options. Beside the obvious and expensive World Cups and Olympics, there are tons of cheaper and interesting options. One little-known gem is the windsurfing championships held every year at Cabarete, Dominican Republic, which is a reasonably cheap destination and a cheap and short flight from the USA. The best part about a plan like this is it comes with plenty of sand and surf for the family to enjoy as well, as well as amazing beach-side dining.

Of course, mom and dad are still going to be more sophisticated and jaded than the kids. One way of keeping the kids happy without getting bored yourselves is to place a bet online before going to the event. And if you are abroad, for example in the UK where sports betting is legal, it will be an option available right there in the arenas. This multiplies the adrenaline of the event many times over and lets you really get into it with the same spirit that the kiddies do!

I love finding great wine glass accessories–who doesn’t like to pretty up their glass of wine? You can match your glass to your mood, your personality or to match your favorite sports team. I like to think that life is too short to have a boring wine glass. Why not pretty it up a little bit and make yours stand out from the crowd with a glass of wine in your left hand and a Moscow Mule in the right.

Meet Woozie. Woozie is a wine glass insulator that both insulates your wine glass as well as feels great. What is a Woozie? It’s a wine glass insulator! How many times have you picked up your wine glass to find that it’s already warm? This has happened to me on many occasions and I never would have thought of having an insulator for my glass. Both genius and cute.

The Woozie is a drawstring wine glass sleeve that is made from top quality neoprene. This not only keeps your wine cool, but makes it soft as well. You can order your Woozie either on a card cutout or have it arrive on an actual wine glass.

With holiday season rapidly approaching–and not to forget the many birthdays during the year–giving someone a Woozie will definitely make me smile. Gifting a Woozie is great for Secret Santas, stocking stuffers or to give a hostess to thank them for the fabulous holiday party that they threw.

Woozie offers so many different styles that you can surely find one that will make the perfect gift. Not only do they offer the Original Woozie, but they also offer Bottle Stoppers, Bottle Bags, Coasters–and many, many more options that are all equally cute.

Be sure and keep up with them on their Woozie Facebook page to keep in the know with all things Woozie!

Tips For Throwing a Vape Party That’s Dope AF

It can be easy to run out of ideas for things to do with friends over the weekend. Whether you’re used to hanging out in a group and going out to the local bars on Friday and Saturday nights or prefer to drive to the city for a concert or sporting event, sometimes you want to try something new. If you’re looking keep things low key and try something a little bit different, consider introducing your friends to vaping.

This activity gives you the ability to relax while playing games and munching on snacks. Here are some tips for throwing a vape party that’s dope AF so that your friends recommend doing it again next week.

Pick the right flavors and tools

When set out to plan your party, make sure you have all of the right components. You’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of vape pens for people to use, as well as fun flavors like blue slushie vape juice for people to try. One reason why many people prefer vaping to regular cigarette smoking is because ofthe many choices of e-juice flavors.

If you have any friends who arenew to vaping, let them know of the benefits it has compared to cigarette smoking, such as preserved flavor, less chemical inhalation, and a lighter smell.

The vape pens are available in many shapes and sizes. Some vapes come in certain colors, that you can get to reflect your character, others like the Juul are slim and feel similar to a traditional cigarette. Some even include lights that shine when you’re inhaling from the vape. Having a variety of pens might be a fun way for your guests to experience vaping and try the different options.

Serve delicious treats

No vape party can be enjoyable without the right collection of snacks and food. As inhaling nicotine can get your blood running, you’ll want to provide food as well as an abundance of drinks for your guests. A reliably good optionfor food is always pizza. You can order it in advance with the group’s favorite toppings, or even pull out a trusty frozen pizza. Other classic options are potato chips, pretzels, and pub mix.

If you’re looking to go a bit more healthy, consider ordering sandwiches and having some vegetables and dip. Sometimes having healthy options in addition to junk food is a good way to balance the spread. Your health-minded friends will thank you.

For beverages, people always love soda, but consider also having options like sparkling water or juice, or sport and energy drinks.

Don’t forget about desserts; people will love to munch on cookies and brownies.

Provide entertainment

Beyond socializing and trying the different vape flavors, you’ll want to also have some games in mind that your group can play. Consider favorites like CardsAgainst Humanity, or the newer and similar What Do You Meme.Games like these are social, don’t require much strategy, and don’t necessarily facilitate fierce competition. They simply are a great way to make jokes and laugh with the group.

You can also consider including other activities at your party. Maybe you want to rent an indoor bounce house NYC and let your guests get crazy, jumping up and down while buzzing on vape juice. If you’re having a party outside, you might want to have fireworks available, depending on yourstate laws, to light and watch explode in the sky. Funny movies are also alwaysa classic option, as well as music. Sometimes it’s nice to have background noise going on that you can go in and out of paying attention to. You can finish the night off laying in the grass and staring at the stars, pondering life’s biggest questions.

Keep these tips in mind so that your first vape party leads to plenty in the future.

When it comes to life skills, there is only so much that academic learning could teach a child.

This is simply because, in an academic setting, students are to learn about worldly knowledge, experiences, and differences through the interpretation of someone else.

While that “someone else” is always a highly respected entity that can transport them through experiences through their words, the actual benefits of the learned knowledge can only be obtained through real-world experience.

How Traveling Can Complement Academic Learning

Traveling is considered as one of the best learning experiences that one can benefit from. Instead of only seeing the world through someone else’s perspective, travels allow children to obtain firsthand experiences of their own. This way, they are able to form their own opinion towards a variety of aspects that they have only read or seen pictures about.

That is why taking regular vacations whenever your family can afford them is known as a wholesome practice. It helps your children learn about different places, different cultures, and different experiences all around the world. And that lets them compare their own experience to what they may have learned at school about the same subject.  

As a result, your children are able to grow with a deep respect for global history, a more empathized view of the people around the world, and an immense appreciation of how far we have all come as a species.

Making the Most Out of Free Time

Seeing the educational benefits of traveling, most families chose to go this route whenever they have free time. This free time could come in the form of a summer break, or a gap year where older children may have had to miss school for a good reason.

If your teenage child, sibling or loved one is currently enjoying some free time, then taking an education tour to one of the following places may prove to make great use of that leisure time.

Ecuador

As a country that allows you access to the magnificent Amazon, the stunning Andean highlands and the popular Galapagos Islands, Ecuador holds a promise of diverse experiences that are bound to educate anyone who visits the place. From wildlife to culture, and from food to locales, you and your family could enjoy a wide variety of experiences together. This provides you with some much needed bonding time while also learning new things along the way.

South Africa

Did you know that South Africa is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world? With rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and cape buffalos, the country is home to some of the world’s most sought after species. With plenty of cultural and entertainment options to boot, South Africa can provide an amazing family vacation with an abundance of educating experiences.

France

France is one of those places that have a rich history in old-world culture and a magnificent roster in modern arts. Whether it is literature, movies, gastronomy or fashion, you can learn an immense amount of knowledge that could be career or life changing especially for the young members of your family. Whether you are exploring the wine region in Bordeaux with your significant other or taking a road trip through stunning Marseilles, it can prove to be an immersive, memorable and educational trip for all of your family.