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Pets: 7 Ways Dogs Enhance Family Relationships

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Those of you who know me understand that I'm afraid of animals. The fear I have for dogs, cats, horses, and other animals is illogical, difficult to understand, and downright ridiculous. But, aren't most fears? When I married Troy Pattee 15 years ago, he only had one requirement:…

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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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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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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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Photography: Simple Tips and Tricks for Beautiful Food Photographs

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Photography—One of my loves in life is photography. I hardly go anywhere without toting along my Nikon. Capturing food, people, and places on film and sharing them with family and friends is what I love. I'm living, learning, and challenging myself each and every day with photography. During the…

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You Made Your Resolutions, Are You Keeping Them?

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It might feel like resolutions are made to be broken, but this year you can change that. A resolution doesn’t have to feel like punishment for last year’s choices. It is promise to yourself. One that certainly will improve your life in one way or another. So instead of dreading…

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