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Make Summer Safe for Kids

Oh, summer. We’ve waited so long for you to arrive. Longer days, plentiful sunshine and more time outside are rewards for months of being cooped up inside. But, it’s also a time for parents to be more vigilant about keeping their kids safe, regardless of their age. Here are some tips to ensure you and […]

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Beach Packing with a Child

Packing for a family beach trip doesn’t need to be daunting, though your packing essentials do vary depending on the age of your child. In all cases though, make sure to pack: first aid supplies age-appropriate sunscreen healthy snacks and drinks, including water shade protection like a small beach tent age-appropriate (and maybe even waterproof) […]

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Family Roadtrip Fun

If you’re like most families, a family roadtrip will be in your future this summer. Here are a few ways to keep your children (and yourself) happy, and the “Are we there yet?” questions in check. Choose your music wisely Great music on a road trip can make the hours pass so much faster. Choose […]

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Remedies for Spring Allergies

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, there are a few simple steps you can take to limit the effects. Here are 5 easy remedies: Take allergy medicine early. If you have seasonal allergies, start taking your preferred medication (nasal antihistamines/steroids, oral antihistamines, or eye drops) two weeks before symptoms are likely to set in. Once […]

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Spring Allergies: Ways to Avoid Indoor Triggers – Part 2

Allergies to seasonal grasses and pollen, dust mites, and molds can really wreak havoc on your nasal passages in April and May. Here are some ways to reduce your exposure: Reduce Pet Dander We adore our furry friends, but pet dander is a common allergen for many people. You can reduce animal dander by vacuuming […]

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Spring Allergies: Ways to Avoid Indoor Triggers – Part 1

“Awww, the sweet smell of spring.” Although if you suffer from seasonal and indoor allergies, it may be more like “Ahhhh! Spring is in the air! I can’t breathe!” Allergies to seasonal grasses and pollen, dust mites, and molds can really wreak havoc on your nasal passages in April and May. Here are some ways […]

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Springtime Planting: A Guide to Pansies

Pansies are the ideal flower to plant in the early spring and late fall. These cool-weather lovers can actually make it through frosts and single digit temperatures. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your pansies, thanks to HGTV.com: How to Buy Select compact, not leggy, plants whose foliage is deep green. […]

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4 Tips to Get Spring Cleaning Done Faster

Spring has sprung and for many people that means undergoing a thorough spring house cleaning. Here are four tips on getting the big tasks done faster – including floors, upholstery, walls and fixtures. Wash and wax your floors To protect your floors from year to year and making cleaning easier, apply a wax or sealant […]

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Moving During the School Year

There are a lot of good reasons to move in the spring, but changing schools can be a serious challenge if you have school-aged children. Here are a few tips for a mid-year school change. Bring your child to the new school before their first day. Let them meet their teacher and learn how to […]

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3 Spring Cleaning Tips from Grandma NOT Worth Repeating

Spring has sprung and for many people that means undergoing a thorough spring house cleaning. We often hearken back to the way mom and grandma did things – and we’re all about traditions – but there are a few things that grandma did during her spring cleaning that aren’t worth repeating. Hairspray is best left […]

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