Category: Family Life

September is Baby Safety Month: What Not to Buy

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

September is Baby Safety Month, and with a few days left, it seems like a great time to talk about ways to keep our littlest sons, daughters, nieces, nephews and godchildren healthy and safe. If you know a mom-to-be with a baby shower coming up, or if a new baby has recently arrived in your […]

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The Benefits of Music Lessons

| July 24, 2016 | 40 Comments

Learning to play an instrument is a common activity for children, and in some families it is even expected. There are many reasons why parents might want their kids to have music lessons; a child might express an interest in a particular instrument, or a parent may have fond memories of their own childhood music […]

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Visit Your Library During Library Week

| April 8, 2016 | 3 Comments

Do you make time to visit the library on a regular basis with your kids? If not, now’s a great week to take the trip! Visiting the library now is probably different from when you were a child. Children’s libraries often have toys and games available for children to play with, along with computers ready […]

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Cold and Flu Season Tips

| January 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

It’s cold and flu season….take charge now!
The new year is in full swing… Flu season is worse then ever and the effectiveness of the flu vaccine keeps going down every time I listen to the news. Influenza occurs usually during the cold months of the year here in the U.S. The timing of flu is […]

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Five Tips for Losing Belly Fat

| December 3, 2015 | 4 Comments

Whether you have 10 or 50 pounds to lose, we can all agree that losing belly fat is the most difficult. Dr. Oz premiered his new season with a show dedicated on how to lose inches on your waist line.
Tip #1. Eat in reverse – not this does not mean to eat facing away from […]

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How to be Thankful and Grateful Everyday

| November 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect and be thankful for the people in your list. This brings up a question, What Is the Difference Between Thankful and Grateful? Feeling grateful or expressing gratefulness means to express appreciation for benefits or blessings received, such as a meal or a favor. Being thankful means to be […]

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Fun Corn Mazes Around the United States

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Corn mazes may just seem like mazes cut out of corn fields, but they are a lot of fun. They can be a generic maze with a few twists and turns or more intricate patterns that feature the face of a movie character or tv star. During the fall, they tend to be a popular […]

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Off to College: Transitioning to Your New Role

| August 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

All over the country, young high school graduates are embarking on the next step in their lifelong journey through the educational system: college. Whether your child will be living in a dormitory across the country or attending a community college in your town, your role as the parent of an adult child will be changing […]

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5 Stories You Should Read Aloud With Your Kids

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you think about traits that you want your kids to develop, being intelligent is probably one of them. Basically every parents wants a smart child. Sure, good schools and extracurricular activities might help with that, but something that seems very basic might be the root of it all: reading to your kids. Starting a […]

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Chores: How to Make Them Get Done

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Do you remember when your children were two or three years old, and all they wanted to do was help you with the housework? Whether you were mopping the floor, cooking dinner, scrubbing the toilet or folding laundry, you had a little one wanting to be a helper. You might have accepted the help or […]

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