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Preparing for Winter: Staying Safe and Warm at Home

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When winter rolls in, you’ll probably find yourself looking for more heat than your furnace can provide. You’ll certainly have a great many heating alternatives to choose from, each with its own benefits, shortcomings and safety hazards. Reading and heeding safety information is essential.

But to make supplemental heating even

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Home Management: Work From Home Mom

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It wasn’t until I had a child of my own that I really appreciated how my mom ran a business while we were kids. She had an office just off our playroom and somehow managed to take phone calls, do paperwork, and pack orders while my siblings and I ran…

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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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Holiday Dinners: Big Family Dinner Etiquette

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It is just around the corner … the big family holiday dinner. You can just smell the roasted turkey, pecan pie, sweet potato casserole, and fresh baked rolls…. Suddenly, your thoughts come to a screeching halt when you think of Grandma going on and on about her health

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Cleaning: Housecleaning Before the Winter

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In the East, people believe that autumn cleaning prepares your house for tough winters (endurance, survival), while spring cleaning is to prepare for an active season. From time immemorial, any housewife cleans the entire house… and yard in the autumn and spring.
Clearing opens space for something new in your

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Fall Cleaning: How To Sell Your Old Clothes Online

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Okay ladies, with the change to the fall season comes fall cleaning. This is the last opportunity before old man winter sets in. This article is a tutorial about buying and selling on the internet. Internet selling is not like yard selling. People look to the Internet to buy upscale…

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Halloween Candy: Alternatives to Passing Out Sweets on Halloween

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Halloween Treats—”Trick-or-treat!” The costumed children… will soon be on their way, looking to you for a goodie. Depending on your neighborhood, this could lead to several hundred bags to fill.
For my neighborhood, I typically plan on 300 children. No matter the current sale of the bulk candy bags, 

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Simple Way to Get Fresh Ingredients Delivered to Your Home

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I am a transplant to the Bay Area and I love it here. One of the things I love the most—like the very VERY most—about this area is the food. Food is so fresh …here! In fact, it’s so fresh, I have become a huge food snob, and when

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Five Ways to Start Your Day Off on the Right Foot

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I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not a morning person. I’m also not a sleep in person either. Because I go to bed so late, I like to crawl out of bed at around 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. My one and a half year old has other…

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8 Online Shopping Tips for Back to School

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Many families are heading back to school in the next month, and this usually means you will be buying school supplies and new school clothes for the kiddos. Trying to save …money during back to school time can be challenging, but with a few shopping tips, you can stay within

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