The Answer to Long Winter Days Cooped Up Indoors: The 5 Minute Kid Chore Chart

When kids are cooped up at home during the colder months, it can be hard on the whole family. From cabin fever to too-close quarters to kids’ constant cries of “I’m bored,” long winter weekends can be tough. Plus, because the cold weather keeps families indoors, it’s nearly impossible not to notice the inevitable mess that piles up around the house almost immediately upon kids entering the room. How can you motivate your child to participate in a productive and fun activity that not only helps break up the day, but also helps lend a hand with housework? Enter the…

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5 Tips to Hosting a Stress-Free Holiday Party

Picture of women and child - 5 tips to hosting a stress-free holiday party

The holidays are upon us. And with this time of year, many of us find our schedules filled with extra shopping, decorating, events, and perhaps even hosting. Between all of the holiday hoopla, hosting a party may seem like an absolute impossible task. Something that certainly helps is to remember the reason why you’re hosting in the first place – to enjoy friends and family together during this very joyous season. But with any event, there is a natural level of stress that may arise. Fear not. If you find yourself hosting a gathering, no matter how big or small, here…

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Think more than just pink this October

October is breast cancer awareness month

It’s finally fall - the time of year when the leaves start to change colors, temperatures get cooler and pumpkin spice is in everything (and we mean, everything). October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. Let’s face it, you probably have been living in a cave if you didn’t already know that. But while most of the PSAs you’ll see or hear have to do with early detection, we wanted to share a few tips that can be used if you find yourself taking care of someone undergoing cancer treatment. So many of us are or have been personally affected…

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