The Benefits of Music Lessons

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

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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Getting Organized: Planning Ahead for a Garage Sale

Getting Organized: Planning Ahead for a Garage Sale

| March 14, 2016 | 30 Comments

The snow may be blowing where you are, and you might think that it’s silly to even think about getting ready for a garage sale! Time flies, though, and if you’re in the process of getting organized anyway, you might as well kill two birds with one stone and prep your unwanted items now. This […]

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Cold and Flu Season Tips

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

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

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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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Now that the weather is warming up, most of us don’t want to spend exorbitant amounts of time in the kitchen. The sun is shining longer into the evening, the kids are involved in spring sports, and let’s face it: The last thing we want on busy weeknights is to spend a lot of time […]

Shopping

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

Wow, June already; we’re almost halfway through the year! June brings Father’s Day, camp outs, the official start of summer, and some great sales on items that you want and need. Just like last month, June is a good time to buy mattresses; stores deeply discount last year’s stock. We were able to buy new […]

Things To Buy On Sale In May

Things To Buy On Sale In May

May is here, and between Mothers’ Day, graduations and the unofficial start of summer, you might be busy buying gifts and seasonal items this month. As with each month, May often offers special deals and bargains when it comes to shopping. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your purchases for […]