Category Archives: Home and Family

Basement Flooding

How to Avoid Standing in Knee-deep in Water

Flooding and water damage are things no homeowner ever wants to deal with. But depending on where you live, your home may be prone to flooding. (more…)

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DIY Natural Household Cleaners

5 recipes for DIY spring cleaning

Many of the products we use while spring cleaning our homes are filled with ingredients that have negative long-term effects on our health and environment. For example, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and triclosan are some of the culprits found in products ranging from laundry detergents to glass cleaners. These...

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Should You Take Your Husband’s Name Or Keep Yours?

Times change, and the issues that brides-to-be change along with them. Back when your mother got married, there was probably no question at all about whether she would adopt her husband's name after they tied the knot. These days, however, it is not a given that the woman will automatically change her last name when...
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How to Get Your Dog to Walk in The Rain

If your dog is like mine, he hates walking in the rain. Dogs need exercise whether it's raining outside or not. There are several things you can do to get your dog to walk in the rain, and maybe even enjoy the walk. You can use accessories to make the walk more pleasant, and even...
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How To Use Baking Soda As an Odor Remover

Baking Soda can be used as a natural remedy to remove unwanted odors. Baking soda has been around for quite awhile and should be in every household for a number of reasons. Listed below are a few suggestions for using baking soda as an odor remover. Read more

23 Uses for Coffee Filters

Ever buy the wrong size coffee filters? Instead of bringing them back to the store, here's some other uses for them. Even if they aren't the wrong size for your coffee maker, they're still a perfect solution to many small problems around the house. (more…)...
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Extraordinary Uses for Fabric Softener

The fact that fabric softener makes our clothing feel soft, infuses them with long-lasting fragrance, lessens creasing and reduces static cling is no secret. But here are a few great alternative uses for this magic liquid, and we bet that you never knew about them! (more…)...
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Things We Learned From Being Raised By Good-Hearted Parents

Every time I get asked what my parents is like, I could not think of the times they were angry at me nor the times I got reprimanded by them. It will always boil down to one thing, they are good-hearted individuals. They are far from being perfect as parents and as individuals. But they...
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6 Simple Ideas for Living Happier

Saving money and staying fit are traditional New Year’s resolutions, but overly packed schedules and the materialistic focus of modern day life are inspiring a new goal for many people: to live happier in 2017 and beyond. (more…)...
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Keeping Babies Warm in Winter

Each generation has to learn how to dress their new babies for winter weather. Today’s grandma may be in another state or country and difficult to reach for advice. So, here are some tips about dressing babies. (more…)...
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Personalizing the Quiet Side of Your Lifestyle – Rustic Retreats

Look around your hectic everyday world and what do you find? Constant movement, not enough time, frazzled nerves, everyone in a hurry and lots of noise? In the continuous flux of building new and better technology, science has created a fast paced world of cell phones, pagers and .com's. No wonder a large part of...
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Winter Educational Ideas for Preschoolers

It's always fun to use things in our children's everyday lives to spark discussion and easy educational activities. Since many of us are currently in the midst of winter, this season can be a great topic of "study" for our littlest ones. (more…)...
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11 Ways to Deal with The Negative People Around You

Negative people are everywhere. You cannot expect everyone to have the kind of positive outlook in life and attitude as you do. They just come out and then start ruining your life. Although some aren't aware that they have negative personalities, others meanwhile are purely mean and awful. One unfortunate thing about negative people is...
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