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Holiday Leftovers 101

Many families prepare a turkey (or chicken) each Thanksgiving, yet fail to plan to utilize the leftovers. Planning appropriately can help you extend your food dollar, decrease some cooking time, and decrease the stress of feeding those guests.  Adding an extra pound or two when purchasing your bird can make such a difference. …

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The Art of Gifting

The holidays are fast approaching! Pause long enough to avoid the pitfalls of overspending! Budgets are always tight during holidays. Gifts are not about the cost, rather a display of the true relationship of the people involved.

Gift giving at its finest, is a true art form. I have a dear friend …

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Home Blinds…inspect yours to ensure your child’s safety

Children can easily become strangled if they become entangled in the unsafe window blind cords. After years of under-reporting and outcries from families that have experienced an injury or death of a child due to window blinds, you can now receive a FREE retrofit kit. Yes, FREE! The Window Covering Safety Council urges …

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95210, Numbers Kids Need To Live By

School has started, and for many it can be quite the challenge to jump back into the school routine! 95210 is a great reminder to guide parents and help promote positive health for children.

9 hours of sleep each night is a minimum number for kids,

5 servings of fruits and vegetables to …

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Our Seniors Are ‘Blazing Those Trails’! #OAM16

May is Older American’s Month. This year’s theme is ‘Blaze A Trail’.

There are so many things the younger generations could learn from seniors, and this can be a give-and-take process as seniors could learn from the younger generation. Think of the difference seniors make daily in the lives of others. They volunteer …

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Wash your hands!!!

The simplest way to prevent transmission of illness is by washing your hands! It is reported that children, kindergarten through 12th grade, lose 38 million school days annually due to the flu virus. Sadly, another 22 million school days are lost due to colds. So here is a refresher on how to handle cold …

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How’s the School Year Thus Far?

With the school year almost at the half way mark, are your kids meeting their potential? If not, are you as a parent keeping the child optimistic regarding learning?

People process information differently. Learning is a process that is different for each person. There are three main types of learners; visual, auditory or kinesthetic. …

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Dine In, America

How many of us dine out each week? According to many sources, Americans eat out or consume prepared meals more than 4 times per week. Even worse, Americans spend more of their food dollars on these foods than groceries.

This is truly disturbing as we see more and more people suffering …

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Life Altering Incidents, Are You Prepared?

As we go about our daily lives, how often do we watch others experience sudden illnesses or incidents? This could be friends or distant relatives and we have compassion for their situations. But are you prepared if the worst happens to you or your immediate family? Experiencing a personal life altering illness or incident can …

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Put Down The Fork and Get On Your Feet!

The numbers are in, and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% or more of the United States adult population is obese in each state. This data was collected during the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that involves health-related telephone surveys. It has long been discussed in our society that obesity …

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