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Healthy Eating Habits

  You are your child’s role model.  By promoting healthy eating habits when they are young, you are teaching them to maintain a healthy lifestyle when they become adults. Healthy eating habits begin at infancy and require parents to inspire, introduce and instill life long habits that are learned over time.  Research has shown that […]


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Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a long necked squash which has one of the top sources of vitamin A. It’s hard to resist this buttery, nutty taste squash.  This squash is so good that it’s sure to tempt vegetable wary kids.  One cup is all you need to give you almost a whole day worth of beta […]


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Weatherproof Your Home

It’s that time of year again to weatherproof and insulate your homes to cut cost and save money on your energy bills. Sealing gaps around your windows and doors will cut down on drafts in the upcoming cold, winter months.  And more insulation to your attics, use plastic sheeting to seal and insulate your windows […]


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How to Make Hershey’s Hot Chocolate

Satifsy your sweet tooth with a cup of Hershey’s hot chocolate.  This is a quick and simple recipe.  Enjoy!  4 ½ cups milk 4 bars Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, broken into pieces ¼ cup sugar Optional: Whipped cream or mini marshmallows   Combine milk, chocolate and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat […]


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Eucalyptus Purifying Air Freshener

  Refresh your senses and purify the air around you with this home made Eucalyptus air freshener.   6 drops eucalyptus 5 drops sweet orange 4 drops balsam fir needle 3 drops Texas cedarwood 1 oz water Mix ingredients in an aluminum or glass spray bottle.  Shake well before spraying in the air. Tip: Eucalyptus blends […]


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Baking with Pumpkins

Enjoy the Fall Harvest and make use of your pumpkins once you carved them.  Share your joy of baking with pumpkins.  Here are a few of my favorites.  Pumpkin nut bread is all year round for me.  =) Pumpkin Nut Bread   Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour; or 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 […]


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What to Do If Your Little One Fears the Scariest Night of All

  Hallow’s Eve is not for everyone.  As scary as Halloween decorations and costumes can be, part of the Halloween fun is Trick or Treating and seeing the gruesome lawn displays in or around the neighborhood.  What to do if your little one fears the scariest night of all.     Here are some tips […]


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How to Make Face Paint

Howl bout making your own face paint for Halloween?  All you need are some common household ingredients and you can make it yourself face paint.  Keep this idea in mind for an added flare to your child’s birthday party, showing some school spirit or at your next sporting event. Clown Make-up 2 tablespoons shortening 5 […]


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Create Jar O’Lanterns

Create your own Jar O’ Lanterns.  Recycle and reuse your clean baby food jars, pasta jars, pickle jars, mason jars and even fish bowls.  Use any kind of jars that will give this project a variety of shape and sizes for your goofy and ghoulish jar o’ lanterns. What you will need: masking tape paintbrushes […]


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Mouth Guards

Mouth guards aren’t only important in high contact sports.  According to the American Dental Association, “The safer we can be in a wide range of activities, the better.” Mouth guards should be used by anyone, both children and adults, who are involved in any contact sports such as MMA, wrestling, football, soccer, basketball, ice hockey, […]


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Breast Self Examination (BSE)

Monthly breast self examinations (BSE) are done to detect any lumps or changes in the appearance of your breast, which may indicate breast cancer or other breast conditions that may require medical attention.         A breast self examination involves checking your breasts for lumps or changes while standing and lying in different positions and looking […]


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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Espresso and Cinnamon

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups (packed) golden brown sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 large egg 4 teaspoons instant espresso powder 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 6–ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1 cup)                                                                 1 cup […]


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Sleep Deprived

The U.S. National Institutes of Health estimates that some 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder or intermittent sleep deprivation.  Women experience more sleep problems than men, and sleep difficulties increase with age.   Sleep deprived Americans have reported that their sleep has been impacted by financial worries, including personal finances, the economy or […]


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Keeping Your MakeUp Brushes Clean

Makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus, so it’s important that you clean them at least once a week. Each time it touches your face, it picks up oils, dead skin cells and dirt.  You will notice that after using your brushes for awhile that the bristles separate and become stiff. Keeping […]


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Help Your Kids Stay Healthy and Active

An obese child and adolescence have a greater chance of being an obese adult.  Help your kids stay healthy and active by promoting healthy eating habits and daily exercise. Obesity is the easiest medical condition to diagnosis, and the most difficult to treat.  Lack of physical activity contributes to childhood obesity and an increase in […]