4 Ideas for Creating Memorable Christmas Cards

Like decorating the Christmas tree and baking cookies, sending out Christmas cards continues to be an annual tradition for many families — one that has a fair share of history behind it. The Christmas card was born in the early 19th century, when handwritten holiday letters were sent to loved ones. In fact, it was Sir Henry Cole who had the novel idea of responding to all these letters by sending a single card to everyone; all he had to Read more

Self-Care With Hygge

Taking time for yourself as a mom can be difficult between appointments, errands and keeping everyone fed, on time and in clean clothes. Finding ways to fit in self-care and moments to yourself are so important, even short breaks can have a positive impact on your day. One shortcut to make sure you get the change to recharge is make your house ready for relaxation whenever you are. You may have heard of it as an emerging decor trend, hygge Read more

8 Iconic Children's Books and the Important Lessons They Share

Most adults can still visualize their favorite picture books and even recite meaningful quotes from them to this day. Iconic characters like Winnie the Pooh, Curious George, the moon from Goodnight Moon, and others have cemented their place is our hearts as both lovable characters but also vehicles to herald imagination. Children’s books not only tell a story through their beautiful imagery, but reveal underlying life lessons that prove valuable for our little ones. For example, Roald Dahl’s The BFG Read more

Stop the Spam: A Short Guide to Ending Unwanted Calls

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. Register on the Do Not Call List The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there are nearly a 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

Things to Think About Before Adding to Your Family

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Whether you only have one kid or you have several, sometimes baby fever comes knocking and you start to wonder if you should have another baby. You think about those sweet little fingers and toes, teeny tiny baby clothes, and that oh-so-wonderful newborn smell. While all those things are great, there are a lot of other things to think about before deciding to bring another life into the world and into your family.

If you or your spouse have got babies on the mind, here are some things to consider before deciding to add another member to your family: Read more

Important Car Maintenance Lessons Moms Should Teach their Kids

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As a busy mom, you probably spend quite a bit of time in your car chauffeuring your kids to and from school, playdates and a variety of extracurricular activities.

Despite your extensive to-do lists, you strive to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance and try to have at least a basic understanding of car repairs. After all, you trust this car to tote around your most precious possessions and want to be sure it’s in good working order.

Lately, however, you’ve felt like you should teach your kids some general car maintenance lessons. You want them to appreciate what it takes to keep their own personal limo road ready, and you want them to be able to handle whatever life — and bad roads — can throw their way.

Fortunately, it can be easy and enjoyable to teach your kids the basics of car maintenance, so check out the following tips: Read more

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