British Study: Have 2 Children, Lose 1 Friend

Photo by glennharperDoes having children affect your social relationships?

Does having children affect your social relationships?

There are many challenges to being a parent, and it is true that your life will never be the same.  Maintaining social adult relationships can be difficult after having children. In fact, a new British study has found that for every two children a parent has they lose one friend.

On average, the British have less friends then they did twenty years ago. This is especially true for parents.

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New Year's Resolutions: Family Walks Keep Everyone Healthy

Photo by jermudgeonNo matter the weather, take a weekly family walk.

No matter the weather, take a weekly family walk.

The British have a family tradition that is dying:  the family walk.  According to the Telegraph:

Instead, researchers from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Science at Loughborough University found that families are increasingly likely to convene for sedentary activities such as mealtimes and watching television.

A family walk is such a simple idea that can promote the health of every member. From the dog to grandma, going for a promenade in the neighborhood or park is wonderful way to spend quality time together.

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