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How Single Parents Can Help and Support One Another

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Did you know that 1 in 4 kids are raised in a single parent home? Many single parents struggle with loss, abandonment, budget shortfalls and work/life balance issues. Even though the road of single parenthood is often paved with challenges, there are plenty of ways to find support and encouragement along the way. Below are some practical ways that single parents can offer help and support to each other. Read More »

Prime the Pool for Perfect Playtime

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Summer is near and that means it’s time to get the backyard pool ready for fun! Pools can be great when it comes to keeping the family cool and happy, but we all know they require maintenance or they’ll quickly become a nightmare to return to safe levels. Here are a few quick tips to help ensure your private oasis is in tip-top shape for the season. Read More »

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

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It’s National Pet Month, and we couldn’t be more excited! Cats, dogs, frogs, turtles, iguanas, goldfish, and yes, even snakes, are honored this May. While families are encouraged to spoil their pets this month, the aim is to also support pet adoption and increase public awareness of the benefits of owning a pet. Read More »

Spring Cleaning Teaches Life Skills

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As the weather gets warmer we often feel the need to organize and clean our homes. May is a great time to do this and getting our children to help not only makes our lives easier, it also teaches them wonderful life skills. Our dominant sense affects not only how we interpret information but also what our natural skills are, even when it comes to cleaning. Read More »

Healthy housekeeping tips offer a fresh approach to spring cleaning

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After the long and cold winter experienced across the United States, families will be tackling spring cleaning with a passion this year. But for more than 40 million Americans living with allergies and 25 million with asthma, housekeeping comes with extra concerns and responsibilities. More than half of all homes in the U.S. have at least one person dealing with allergies or asthma, so spring cleaning needs to focus on removing common household allergens and irritants, and avoiding problems that some cleaning supplies could actually create. Read More »