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5 Reasons You Need to Be a Wine Club Member5 Reasons You Need to Be a Wine Club Member Anyone who has ever gone wine tasting has been given the opportunity to join a wine club, and is probably a member of at least one of those wineries. However, there are...

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The Inner Battle of Free-Range Parenting Versus Helicopter Parenting is RealThe Inner Battle of Free-Range Parenting Versus Helicopter... For years I have read article after article about free-range parenting versus helicopter parenting. I read them over and over trying to figure out how I could be the best...

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Why is Turning 40 So Difficult?Why is Turning 40 So Difficult? Let's be honest -- I spent the past year dreading last month. Yes, a full 365 days of dreading January 2016. Possibly even longer if I think about it. Just the thought of...

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Seasonique--The Unexpected Change

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Summer Workouts For Enjoying Summer Fun--Guest Post By: Taylor Ryan

Summer Workouts For Enjoying Summer Fun--Guest Post By: Taylor Ryan

Right now everyone's schedule seems crazy. For a lot of families summer means vacations, cookouts,...
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Springpad is the New Evernote/Pinterest--Only Better!!!

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Fall Cleaning - Spring's Counterpart

Fall Cleaning - Spring's Counterpart

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How to Keep Your Kitchen Sponge Clean

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Visiting Kailua-Kona? Check Out These Great Outdoor Activities

Visiting Kailua-Kona? Check Out These Great Outdoor Activities

With fantastic weather year-round, and a variety of environments, there is no better place to explore...
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Only In Auckland for a Short Time? Don't Miss These Must-See Attractions.

When you travel to a new destination, you want to spend as much time as possible exploring the city and...
The Four Best Things to Do When Visiting Ashmore

The Four Best Things to Do When Visiting Ashmore

Ashmore Australia is a suburb of the Gold Coast and just south of Brisbane. It is a fantastic city to...
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Crock-Pot 5 Ingredient Potato Soup

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Crock-Pot Lasagna--You can do that?

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Pizza Pasta--Dinner in the Crock-Pot

Pizza Pasta--Dinner in the Crock-Pot

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Sex and This Girl’s City

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When Can You Begin Planting?

When Can You Begin Planting?

Photographer: Simon Howden, www.freedigitalphotos.net Once the weather begins showing signs of warming up, those of us who find great joy in planting flowers and growing gardens get the itch to begin. At first it is minor and you know the weather is not going to cooperate so you are able to control the urge. Then the daffodils... 

Raising Hard-Working Kids in a Lazy Society

Raising Hard-Working Kids in a Lazy Society

www.freedigitalphotos.net The lack of work ethic in today’s society is pathetic. So many people have a belief that they deserve so much without any effort. You finish college so you must deserve a high paying job where everyone kisses your butt and you really don’t have to work for your pay, right? Not to mention... 

Chicken Squares–A Favorite with the Kids

Chicken Squares–A Favorite with the Kids

Is it time for some new recipes in your home? Are you sick of eating the same things week after week? I have to mix things up because I know I can’t go very long making the same recipes over and over. As adults we enjoy trying out new recipes and being a little adventurous when it comes to food. However, if you are a... 

Happiness and Your Health

Happiness and Your Health

Photographer: photostock, www.freedigitalphotos.net Have you ever wondered how your level of happiness–or lack thereof–affects your health? Are there any direct correlations between how happy you are and how healthy you are? Over the years, I have read many times how stress can greatly affect your health. The more... 

Whiten Whites Without Bleach–Say That Three Times Fast

Whiten Whites Without Bleach–Say That Three Times Fast

  Photographer: nuttakit, www.freedigitalphotos.net Spring is in the air along with the smell of fresh cut grass, the warmth from the sun and of course baseball season. I have been looking so forward to spring but now that it is here our family has kicked into high gear as we begin the months of living at the baseball fields... 

Where Are Your Manners?

Where Are Your Manners?

  I may have a shirt made that reads this so I can wear it to baseball. :) This past week a friend of one of our kiddos forgot her coat at our house. As any parent would on a cold night, I knew we were going to see her at the baseball fields where we live this time of year, so I brought it along to give to her. She had... 

Potluck Salad–We All Need a Good Salad Recipe

Potluck Salad–We All Need a Good Salad Recipe

Photographer: Dino De Luca, www.freedigitalphotos.net How many times have you been asked to bring a salad to a group gathering and not having any better ideas you run to the store, grab four bags of pre-bagged salad and head on your way? Or maybe you do have a few great salad recipes but to make them for a larger party or group... 

Why Don’t People Wash Their Hands After Going to the Bathroom?

Why Don’t People Wash Their Hands After Going to the Bathroom?

Photographer: graur razvan ionut, www.freedigitalphotos.net Whether public or private, every bathroom you walk into has some sort of handwashing facility. Sometimes they are dirty, sometimes they are clean. Once in a while there is no soap and other times there is no hot water. However there is always a sink. Even portapotties... 

Spring Equals Time to Clean

Spring Equals Time to Clean

Photographer: Suat Eman, www.freedigitalphotos.net   Spring is officially here, so the calendar reads. However, I am not buying into the fact that winter is over just yet based on the fact that once again it is snowing outside. Although the trees in my yard do have blossoms and my allergies are going crazy (see Spring is... 

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