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Sending the Right Message: The Color of a Rose

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We are approaching a time of love, chocolate, and roses. Though Valentine’s Day… rotates around the red rose, everyone should know the meanings behind the color of a rose all year. What if you receive purple roses from your Valentine? What if you need something other than red to

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Doctors: How To Build a Relationship With Your Child’s Pediatrician

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Building a relationship with your doctor is crucial to your well-being…, but even more important is the relationship you have with your child’s doctor. Unless you lucked out the first time with finding the perfect doctor, you have probably seen them all; the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Prioritizing: Timing Is Everything

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Priorities—If motherhood… has taught me anything, it’s that my life now moves at a different pace than it did when I didn’t have kids. Before I had kids, it was really hard for me to understand why a mom couldn’t manage to take a shower each and every day.

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Genealogy: How to Record Your Relative’s Stories

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I visit my grandparents every Sunday. After our customary dinner and dessert, our conversations often lead to stories of the past…. My grandfather reminisces on stories of boyhood growing up in Holland and the tragedies of living there during World War II. He thoughtfully conveys the stories in his

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Multi-tasking: Creating Daily and Weekly Routines

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Home Management—The kids are hungry…. You’re trying to finish up a business call. Your husband just texted to say he’s going to be late and won’t be able to take the kids to the soccer game, which stinks because that’s when you were going to finally have an

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Valentine’s Day: 5 Inexpensive Date Night Ideas

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Whether you have kids or not, adding creativity and spontaneity to your love life on a budget can be difficult…but there’s hope!
With five children, my husband and I often did nothing more than run out for a quick meal… and then return home. We found ourselves running out of

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Support: 8 Tips for Parenting Children With Health and Other Challenges

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Let’s go back in time a moment, shall we?
Growing Up With Epilepsy
I’m 14. One day I’m watching an after-school special with my classmates about a kid with Epilepsy…. He has a seizure during a basketball game. Isn’t that funny? We’re laughing. We don’t understand. We all join

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Top 12 Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow

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Houseplants are a wonderful addition to any home. Not only do they look pretty, they also help keep your indoor air clear – a very important consideration especially at this time of year when windows remain closed due to cold weather. These make great house-warming gifts for gardeners… and can

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How to Make a Terrarium in a Mason Jar

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My kids have been begging me for a houseplant, but I’ve been reluctant to give them any until now. Since I’ve started working with succulents…, though, I realized that a little plant might be a nice thing for them to have in their rooms. I’ve been kicking around

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5 Exciting New Tech Products for Parents and Families

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Most of us are pretty in-love with technology.  You don’t have to be a nerd (like me) to have a slight panic attack at the thought of going a day without your iPhone, Microwave, or Netflix subscription.  Most technology gadgets that started as “nice-to-haves” for us have transitioned into “essentials”…

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