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How parents can create household budgets

The high cost of raising a child only emphasizes the importance parents must place on creating household budgets. A few dollars put away here and there can add up to substantial savings over the years. Continue reading

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Reasons to embrace cycling now

Spring and summer are peak times of year to enjoy the great outdoors. A popular activity in spring, summer and fall, cycling benefits the mind and body in various ways. Continue reading

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Media use rules can benefit families

Because media is ubiquitous, families must weigh the pros and cons of screen time in developing media plans that work for their unique situations. A healthy media diet” includes smart choices about what media to engage with. Continue reading

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Making the most of family vacations

Smart planning means all members of the family can walk away from vacations with fond memories.

Family vacations can cost several thousand dollars, which only adds to the pressure planners may be under. But careful planning makes it possible to simplify the process so more time can be spent resting, relaxing and having fun. Continue reading

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How to approach sibling rivalries

Siblings disagree from time to time, and sibling rivalry is a part of growing up and charting one’s course in the family unit. However, parents can take steps to avoid sibling rivalries developing between their children. Continue reading

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The threat posed by parvo

One health problem dog owners hope to avoid at all costs is parvo. According to the American Kennel Club, dogs infected with parvo can go from happy and healthy to fatally ill in a matter of days, which only highlights the need for dog owners to learn about parvo and how to prevent it. Continue reading

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Experiment with growing edibles indoors

The convenience and flavor of freshly grown edibles propels many home gardeners to grow produce and herb gardens in their yards. But those short on outdoor space may be happy to learn that many edibles grow equally as well indoors as outdoors. Continue reading

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