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How to Make Your Own Compost

Many people find gardening to be a very calming and fulfilling exercise, which helps them be in shape all the time without any additional effort. And lately many people decide to move from the big cities into the suburbs, where they buy houses with spacious gardens,…

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Added by Jane Wilson on July 25, 2014 at 4:09am — No Comments

Making Time in Our Busy Lives for Family Meals

You've heard that there are many benefits to family meal planning, but there are also many challenges.  First, it’s difficult to plan a family menu for a whole week.  How do you keep from duplicating the same meals over and over?  Second, your family’s schedule may be very hectic with no one in the same place at…

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Added by Tracee Ali on July 24, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

A Chat with D.W. Raleigh, author of ‘Shiloh’s True Nature’ (YA fantasy)

Please welcome my special guest, debut fantasy YA author D.W. Raleigh! His novel, Shiloh’s True Nature, has just been published by Hobbes End Publishing

D.W. Raleigh was born in the Delaware Valley and has spent most of his life in that region. He has attended multiple colleges and universities collecting…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 24, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Losing or Gaining Your Identity?

When we are little girls, some of us dream of becoming moms, holding and loving our baby dolls while practicing to care for the real thing one day.  Others sit in front of the mirror holding the hairbrush microphone, imagining themselves as pop stars, while there are those that sit for hours and draw up beautiful sketches of clothing hoping to one day become a designer.

Whatever the dream, from the time we have pigtails and bows in our hair, we are attracted to certain careers.  I…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 24, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

Summer Sun Safety

There is no feeling quite like the sun warming your face on that very first summer day. It reminds us of picnics, bar-b-ques, and time with friends and family at a beach or lake. But, while you’re enjoying the great outdoors, the sun is causing damage to your skin. 

We all know that overexposure…

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Added by Mom Bloggers Club on July 23, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Parental Failure

“Don’t buy the lie that you’re failing as parents”

                                                                                        -Pastor Holly Farver

Happy Hump Day Mama’s! I had the great pleasure of attending a…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on July 23, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Technology Orphans

We've all heard the expression 'football widow', but have you heard of a 'technology orphan'? I use this term to describe children who do everything they can to get their parent's attention while the parent has their nose stuck in their smartphone. 

I may be a grandmother of five, but do get it.  I am guilty of reading a book, playing a game, or texting (or all three) on my phone while watching TV. And I see nothing wrong with occupying yourself on the phone while waiting in a line or…

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Added by Lorraine Wilkie on July 23, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

Four Tips to Stop Fighting with Your Spouse about Money

Couples fight about many things, but money is often somewhere near the top of the list. Check out this article for a few tips on how to keep financial issues from causing tension in your relationship.

Fighting about…

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Added by Violette Monahan on July 23, 2014 at 10:23am — No Comments

Keeping up with Mrs. Jones

I know lots of moms. Some are crafty, some are incredibly active and others are unbelievably excellent cooks. Then there are the ones who make the whole work/life thing look ridiculously easy. It's that last set of moms that get to us. The ones who seem to have the perfect children, house, marriage - the ones that make us question how we are lacking in our own lives.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 23, 2014 at 6:53am — No Comments

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-H29_YASLs

The world’s most popular kids almanac on the planet is back! The new edition of National Geographic Kids Almanac is jam-packed with amazing photos, activities, and fun facts covering everything from animals to science to adventure! Get it here:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1m2VeNt ;

Barnes & Noble:…

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Added by Sheila English on July 23, 2014 at 5:52am — No Comments

#ShopCartons to Save Trees This Month (aka Get a Tree Planted Just for Tweeting!)

ChooseCartons contacted me a couple of weeks ago to share an initiative that they’re running during the month of July to help raise awareness about recycling and food packaging – while planting trees at the same time. Being a household that’s pretty good about recycling (we try our best!) and choosing the eco-friendly option, it seemed like a pretty cool campaign to participate in.

Please note that I was compensated for participating in this campaign. They also planted a tree for me.…

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Added by Cortney Galster on July 22, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How Did That Make You Feel?

I worry a lot about my appearance. I’m just at that age. I see every line, every change. Of course, I’m looking for those things when I glance in the mirror. But do others see it?  Probably not.

One of my favorite quotes these days is from Maya Angelou:

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

I’m trying to remember these words as I critique myself on my first TV interview…

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Added by Tammy Pennington on July 22, 2014 at 6:59pm — No Comments

An introduction to Universal Credit

A new benefit system known as Universal Credit will be brought in across the country in the next three years. It is a catch-all payment to cut down on the number of benefits into one lump payment. This may sound fantastic in its simplicity, but many people are unaware of what they are entitled to, and what the differences are between the current system and the new arrangements.

 

For many in the current welfare system, work just does not pay, as an increase in hours leads to…

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Added by leona zoey on July 22, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

shower filters & Breast cancer

Breast cancer, which now effects one in every eight women in North America, 

has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut, the first of it’s kind in North America, found that, women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer.  …

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Added by Marina Yamamoto on July 22, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

NEW Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Toothpaste and Spinbrush

I have been using whitening toothpastes since I was a teen. I know the types of food eaten can result in yellow, cream color teeth and I like coffee but I don't drink it often enough for it to have an affect (at least I don't think it should). I've tried whitening strips, gels, mouth wash, some…

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Added by Ronda on July 22, 2014 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Falling in love 101

When my son sees two people kissing, he often says, "Those two people are kissing and then they will go and get married." Evidently my sex talks with him have paid off. (Just kidding.) When I ask him about the leap from kissing to married, he shows me the various wedding pictures of my husband and I kissing right before we tied the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 22, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

Plagiarism: Practices that Gainsay Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is the name given to the act of lifting words or phrases, excerpts or sentences from another person’s creative work and representing them as your own without acknowledging the original source. Even if you are extracting idea or concepts from another person and using it in your own work without proper citation, the act would be considered as plagiarism. Plagiarism is treated as a serious offence in the academic world. More than a legal offense, it is an…

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Added by Julia Gomes on July 22, 2014 at 2:31am — No Comments

We Keep Moving.

Last night I had a mini breakdown. And what triggered it made me feel so guilty. I saw all of these beautiful pregnant mamas all over my Facebook feed. And that’s when it hit me: I should be 36 weeks pregnant. I should be glowing and happy and getting ready to deliver my baby in just a few short weeks via c-section.

August 19th. That’s when it was scheduled for...Continue reading at The Mommyhood Project

Added by Cortney Galster on July 21, 2014 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Lafitte’s Treasure by Joe Corso

This book begins way back in the past, and Governor Claiborne of…

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Added by Susan Keefe on July 21, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

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