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How to Love Yourself

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Moms often find themselves taking care of everyone’s needs, except their own. Between kids, careers and significant others, our self-care seems to fall by the wayside. Sometimes you need to put yourself first and there’s no need to feel guilty about it! Committing to your well-being is one of the best investments that you can make for you and your family. When you are at your best the people who depend on you will benefit as well. Read more

28 Kids Cereal Products Found to Have High Levels of Glyphosate

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Glyphosate residues were found in several popular oatmeal, kids breakfast cereals, granola, and snack bars—but at levels much lower than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threshold levels. Experts do say that it is difficult to estimate risk from these levels, but the current report is quite perturbing as children are getting consistently exposed to the dangerous chemical. Read more

Stop the Spam: A Short Guide to Ending Unwanted Calls

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Ever been the victim of an unwanted sales call? Who hasn’t? Telemarketing offers, robocalls and spam texts might seem as inevitable as death and taxes, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Indeed, there are a number of ways you can spot, avoid and block these unwanted calls for good.

Here’s a short action guide you can use to stop spam in its tracks. Read more

8 Primal Cuts of Beef

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There are over 100 different types of sub-primal cuts and each varies depending on the region of the world you live in. While America has 8 primal beef cuts, Europeans break the cow down differently only creating 6 primal beef cuts. In other countries, there may be as many as 20 primal cuts. Each of these sub-primal cuts is unique and very different from each other in the way they are handled, prepared, cooked and served. Read more

10 Holiday Decor Pitfalls That Homeowners Fall For

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You might think there’s not much that can go wrong with the festive décor. Yet, there are dangers and pitfalls everywhere you turn. Once you go through the entire list you might find quite a few mistakes that you make every year. Starting from the tree to the lights, there are so many things you can over-do and under-do. Here is a list to avoid this holiday season: Read more

Fun & Educational Games That Will Teach Your Kids About Home Security

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Whether your kids are preschool age, tweens and teens or everything in between, you want them to feel as safe and secure as possible when they are home. To do this, you know you have to teach them about serious subjects like strangers coming to the door and when and how to call 911. At the same time, you want to do it in a light-hearted way that will get your point across but not freak them out.

Fortunately, there are a number of games and activities that can take the serious subjects of home safety and security and explain them in a way that kids of all ages can understand. Read more

DIY Energy Checklist For Your Home

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Any step you take to make your home more energy efficient is important. Not only is going green good for the planet, it’s also great for your budget. Think about all the ways you rely on energy each day — from your HVAC systems to water heating to appliances and lights. Even parts of your home that you may not immediately connect with energy usage, such as air sealing and insulation, can play a big role in how much you consume. Because it takes so much energy to power a single-family residence, there are dozens upon dozens of opportunities for reducing consumption in it. Plus, when you make little tweaks here and there, those small changes can add up to a big difference — both in your home’s efficiency and in the costs of daily living. Read more

Tips for Stress-Free Travel With a Baby

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From professional photographers to mommy bloggers, it seems like everyone is traveling with their babies in an effortless fashion. Luckily, these savvy parents have openly share their travel tips and guide parents towards stress-reducing products and techniques. When you integrate the current tips and trends into your travel plans, you and your family can enjoy a seamless journey to your destination. Here are some of the hottest tips for traveling with a baby. Read more