Category Archives: Home and Family

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A Gift for Grandma G

Thin lace curtains floated away from the window in the cool summer breeze, they rustled gently and then fell gracefully at rest again. The sky was clear and blue, not a cloud in sight. The sun was still low on the horizon and the reflection sparkled like diamonds on the rippling surface of the ocean....
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50 Ways to Improve Your Home

Are you are preparing your home for sale, planning to remodel, or shopping for a new home? Find out what is important in the current housing market, and make choices that add the most value and enjoyment for the money. (more…)...
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How to Be More Assertive

What Does It Mean To Be Assertive? Let's start by defining what it is not. Being assertive does not mean being aggressive. Assertive behavior is not hostile, blaming, threatening, demanding, or sarcastic. Assertiveness differs from aggression in that standing up for yourself does not trespass on the rights of others. Assertiveness means communicating what you want...
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Vintage Comfort, Wall to Wall

There are reasons for the current trend toward nostalgic references in home decorating. Vintage objects carry a comforting softness to homes. They recall a simpler world. Furthermore, they can be found in flea markets and fairs at affordable prices, another plus as the U.S. economy continues its struggle for recovery. Read more

Being Different

On most days the furthest thing from my mind is my child being different from any other. We laugh, play together, even bandage changes are so routine it feels like a 'normal' thing to do. I don't have any other children, so I don't have anybody to compare him to on a daily basis, and...
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Mold: The Lurking Fungus

What is mold? Mold. Often called Mildew, is caused by fungi. Mold is everywhere, inside buildings, houses and outdoors. They spread by spores that travel through the air. Molds sole purpose is to help break down organic matter. There are more than 100,000 species of mold worldwide. Mold is most commonly found where there is dampness,...
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