BOOK REVIEW: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

August 18, 2017

This was one of those books I wasn't sure if I wanted to read or not, but I kept hearing about it and seeing it pop up everywhere, so I gave it a shot – and I can tell you that this turned into one of those books that changed the way I see the […]

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Tidy Back-to-School Organizing

August 17, 2017

(Family Features) With shopping that needs to be done and supplies that need to be gathered for busy days ahead, preparing for the back-to-school season can descend into near chaos for many parents. When long school days leave little time for organization and decluttering, any home can quickly become a mess. According to a survey […]

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5 Fun Ways to Promote Tween Confidence

August 16, 2017

(Family Features) Experts say a significant drop in self-esteem happens between ages 9-12. Instilling confidence in kids during these pivotal years can start with action-oriented activities that promote family time and conversation. "Simple tasks like doing a good deed for others, learning something new or accomplishing a goal, goes a long way in boosting self-esteem […]

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Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy School Days

August 15, 2017

(Family Features) When the school year rolls around, switching from pool to school means finding simpler ways to kick off the day with healthy and nutritious options. Preparing feel-good breakfasts can be as easy as picking and putting together the right ingredients, if you know where to buy them. At grocery stores like ALDI, parents […]

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How Deep Can You Go when Digging in Your Backyard?

August 8, 2017

There are so many zoning regulations involved in owning property, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the details on what you are allowed (and not allowed) to do on your own land. While having professional surveyors in (like One Search Locators onesearchlocators.com.au), is a good first step, you still need to […]

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Answers on the Internet: 6 Free Online Learning Resources for Teens

August 4, 2017

In the informational age, there are online resources for nearly all aspects of your teen’s life, from academic studies and test prep to personal health, lifestyle and safety. As a parent, you should become acquainted with the online programs best suited for your teen’s needs. Learning-based websites will not only provide educational content, but they […]

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Answers on the Internet: 6 Free Online Learning Resources for Teens

August 4, 2017

  In the informational age, there are online resources for nearly all aspects of your teen’s life, from academic studies and test prep to personal health, lifestyle and safety. As a parent, you should become acquainted with the online programs best suited for your teen’s needs. Learning-based websites will not only provide educational content, but […]

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Smart Meals for Busy Families

August 3, 2017

(Family Features) Ease your way into a busy new school year with easy dishes you can prepare and serve in minutes. Time-saving and delicious dinners allow you to enjoy valuable family meals without sacrificing precious time in the kitchen. One smart way to pull together flavorful meals when you’re pinched for time is to keep […]

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Pan that Palette Update #7

August 1, 2017
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Fun, summer ‘jobs’ the kids might not hate

July 25, 2017

  As we’re well and truly in summer break now, you might be running out of ideas of things for the kids to do. A clever way of killing two birds with one stone is to suggest a job that’s cunningly disguised a fun activity! There may be varying levels of success with this tactic, […]

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What every woman wants from a man – the grown up version

July 19, 2017

I was browsing Pinterest for wedding ideas and ran across this graphic. And I felt an intense need to clarify completely rewrite it. While this list may have been relevant when I was about 13 or 14 years old, it just seems ridiculous and silly, for the most part, now. So, let's grow this up […]

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4 Tips for Buying a Home with Kids

July 12, 2017

Buying a home with kids means taking into consideration several different factors that may not affect homebuyers without children. A single person or empty nesters may not be concerned if the home is located within a certain school district or has master bedroom close to the other bedrooms. Families with children have their own set […]

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3 Must-Know Things About Baby Car Seat Safety

July 10, 2017

Before your baby was born, chances are good that you spent countless hours reading infant car seat reviews and choosing the best product. From finding the best car seats for small cars to nailing down the perfect jogging stroller, there is so much to consider. To get the most out of your car seat, it’s important that […]

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Expensive is relative

July 5, 2017

Guest post – A friend of mine asked me about my bracelet and remarked how beautiful it was. I thanked her and then immediately she asked me “how much was it?” I was a little surprised by her prying but I shouldn’t have been: we ask the price of things because we want to know […]

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Different types of yarn for knitting

June 29, 2017

Knitting is a great hobby that produces a tangible item that you can enjoy, or share with your loved ones. You can knit hats, socks, scarves, blankets, and just about anything you can imagine. This isn’t merely a hobby to produce scarves, knitting has documents positive effects on the body that is similar to meditation. […]

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Another palette tag – All about eyeshadow

June 29, 2017
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4 Ideas to Help Make Your Car More Baby-Friendly

June 28, 2017

No matter how much you prepare (or think you're prepared), welcoming a new baby into the world heightens your awareness about safety and comfort. In fact, you may even find yourself fixating on things you would've never previously given a second thought to. But, when it comes to safeguarding your car, there's plenty you can […]

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Nail Polish picks for Summer

June 23, 2017
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Finish 6 by Summer Project Pan FINALE

June 22, 2017
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Tips for a Bug-Free Home, Inside & Outside

June 21, 2017

Each region, as well as each season, in the U.S. comes with its own unique traits, from the weather to the kinds of insects that come slinking out from under rocks and out of trees to make their way to your unsuspecting home. No season seems to bring as much strife as the summer. With […]

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Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation Review

June 16, 2017

CoverGirl has come out with another new foundation. And CoverGirl has really stepped up their game lately. I was dying to try this. See a full review of the foundation below.

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L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara NOT a dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex

June 15, 2017

If you have been on the internet lately, you have seen everyone talking about how L'Oreal's new Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara is a dupe for Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara. I'm here to tell you they are NOT dupes. Watch the video to see why!  

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Best Summer Activities for Your Kids

June 12, 2017

"I'm bored." "There's nothing to do." "What are we going to do today?" These are the dreaded questions and complaints of summer. If your kids are already getting restless on their summer vacation, you need to find some new activities to keep them entertained. Here are a few ideas: Educational Activities You don't want your […]

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Empties – Makeup, Haircare, Skincare, Nails!

June 9, 2017
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Top Makeup Drawer for June

June 8, 2017

All of the products I’m testing and focusing on in June stay in my top makeup drawer. Check them out here!

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Pan that Palette Update #5

June 7, 2017

I really can not believe I'm still sticking to this project! Almost halfway through the year!  

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Talking Through the Tough Stuff: Explaining Assisted Living Homes to Your Children

June 6, 2017

Tough, uncomfortable conversations are part of the rugged terrain of parenting. From bleary-eyed parents of newborns to seasoned guardians wading through the teen years, noone will dispute that the tough talks serve as defining moments for a child’s emotional development. However, when it comes to explaining to your little one why grandma or grandpa is moving […]

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Fun things to do with kids when it is too darn hot outside

June 2, 2017

Summer vacation can be a blissful time for kids — free of school and homework, and full of fun activities like swimming, playing at the park and riding bikes. But there are times when the sun is beating down extra hard and it is just too hot to go outside. On those days when the […]

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How does a water filtration system in your home work?

June 1, 2017

What happens when you filter the water in your home? Getting access to clean water that is healthy to drink can sometimes seem like a complicated issue. You worry about the quality of water which comes straight from the tap, but you are also aware of the environmental issues associated with buying bottled water. So, […]

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Why subdivide your backyard?

May 31, 2017

Subdividing your property – what you need to think about There can be several reasons why you would want to subdivide your property. The most important thing you need to realise about any subdivision is that it's a complicated process and it can take a considerable amount of time to complete. There are many procedures […]

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3 Tips to Stop Mosquitoes from Ruining Summer Fun

May 30, 2017

(Family Features) Summer is here and warm weather beckons people into backyards across the country. Unfortunately, unwelcome guests like pesky mosquitoes often want to join the festivities. Not only can mosquitoes be a biting nuisance, but they can also cause allergic reactions in some people and pets. Certain species can spread dangerous illnesses such as […]

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Time-Saving Tips to Get Up and Get Glowing

May 26, 2017

(Family Features) If you wish you had more time to get ready in the morning, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are plenty of shortcuts you can take during your morning routine that can give you more time to sleep, eat or just make it to work on time without having to sacrifice looking anything but […]

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Maxim Lighting Fixtures Add Shine and Sparkle to a History of Sturdy Engineering

May 26, 2017

Despite our dependence on light, a design element often ignored is the light fixture. There are instances where the most notable component of the fixture is the light switch; that and when the light bulb burns out. Doesn’t this seem a tad strange when lighting is something people use daily? It’s high time that interior […]

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How to reduce the electricity bill for your business

May 25, 2017

Setting up and running a business can be an expensive process. There are many costs that need to be taken into account, such as payroll, marketing and the purchase and maintenance of equipment. The payment of utility bills can also be a significant expense for any business owner. If you want to make the most […]

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How Rural Women Can Make an Impact

May 23, 2017

(Family Features) For hundreds of years, women have been a key pillar of the agriculture industry, accounting for one-third of the country’s farmers according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. While not always thought of in a traditional “farmer” role, women make an impact in the industry and in helping feed the rapidly growing global […]

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A Purr-fect Season to Adopt

May 22, 2017

Kitten season creates need at shelters nationwide (Family Features) Cute as kittens are, kitten season often emerges as one of the most challenging times of the year for animal welfare organizations. Some experts estimate as many as 20 million kittens are born in the spring. That number of kittens is twice the number of people […]

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