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Frugal Home Management: Cleaning and Organizing on a Budget

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Raise your hand if you feel like your housework is never done or that you wish you could hire a full-time maid? I don't know about you, but I'd be happy with one that just did the deep cleaning. At the same time, having the whole family do their part

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Get Your Child to Love Reading

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Reading is a huge part of a child's development. In the early stages, it should be a shared experience between parent and child which can impart a love of books from an early age. Reading skills are an essential part of building a strong imagination, love of story-telling, and interest

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Spring Cleaning Can Make You Happy—Really!

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I love spring for many reasons: warmer weather, celebrating my birthday, blooming flowers, and most of all... because it’s time for spring cleaning! While this phrase may not generate the same excitement for you as it does for me, follow these tips, and I promise, you’ll start the season…

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Chores: 3 Tips to Make Cleaning a Family Affair

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Dishes, vacuuming, laundry…if your household chore list is anything like mine it probably goes on and on. With so many things to get done, why are you doing it all yourself?   Yes, I know kids and cleaning can be a recipe for whining, fights, and eye rolling (mostly from the…

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Parenting: Keeping Your Kids Safe From Allergies

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Do you and your family planning have plans to fly out of town for Spring Break? I have a friend who travels with her family every year to Florida for Spring Break. They have to be careful when they are flying, because they have a child that has severe…

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Encouraging Healthy Starts with Healthy Breakfast

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"Don't forget to eat your breakfast!" my mother would call out to me every morning during my school days as I juggled a heavy backpack, bassoon, and art history book. Growing up my mother had always taught us how important a nutritional breakfast was and I knew first hand that…

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