Category: Keeping Balance


Great Organizational Tools for Families

The other day I was wandering through a local game shop, looking for a fun boardgame for our family to enjoy in the coming winter months. It was one of those rare stores that carries a wide variety of great card and board games for every age group, as well as educational toys for kids. […]

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Farmers Markets

For as long as there have been farmers who need to sell what they grow, there have been Farmers Markets. Go to any town or city in America and if you check their history you will find that they all had Farmers Markets in the 17 and 1800s. But today’s Farmers Markets are relatively new […]

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Eat in Season – Smart and Thrifty Too

Ah- summer where the living is easy and the eating delicious! I always look forward to the summer because my local farmers market is just so filled with goodies. Even if you don’t have a farmers market in your area for local fruits and veggies, I am sure your local grocery has a wide array […]

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Mitchelle Blair Sentenced To Life In Prison

The Detroit mother of four, Mitchelle Blair, who pleaded guilty to killing two of her children has been sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole. According to Detroit News. Blair pleaded guilty to killing her two children and then storing their bodies in a freezer. The children’s bodies were found in a […]

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5 Controversial Parenting Methods

From the day you start letting people know your pregnant, everyone seems to begin to give you parenting advice. Whether you’re discussing sleeping techniques or what to feed your child, parents always seem to have an opinion. In fact, they can become quite passionate about the practices used to raise their children. It doesn’t matter […]

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Places You Might Want to Avoid This Summer

1. Egypt Although a River Nile Cruise, in-depth exploration of The Valley of the Kings or even seeing the Pyramids of Giza sounds amazing on most days you might want to stay away from Egypt this summer. It seems, unfortunately, that there have been a series of attacks on Egypt’s military being carried out by the […]

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Reasons Why Added Sugar Is Bad For You

In the past, sugar has been scrutinized for many reasons, but when it comes to added sugar it’s been for good reason. There’s sugar that naturally occurs in fruit, and then there’s sugar that is added almost to everything. Added sugars are found in most foods, and come in the form of granules, powders, and […]

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11 Year Old At Home – Neglect?

Would you consider leaving an 11 year old alone in your own yard for an hour or so child neglect? Apparently the police in a Florida town do. Whether it is because of an overprotective neighbor who called it in or the result of an over-zealous police officer who arrested the parents for child negligence, […]

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The Myths You May Have Heard of Lyme Disease

According to the CDC, the infectious Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the United States. Lyme disease affects 300,000 people a year, increasing the rate by 25 percent, since 1982. Many of the people infected don’t realize their infected until later in life, due to doctors not being experienced in knowing what […]

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Alternatives To Sugar & Sweeteners

Many Americans consume sweeteners in excessive amounts, because added sugar isn’t just in candies and sweets. The quantity of sugar consumed is the problem, not the sugar itself. People need to educate themselves, while gaining a new perspective on what their consuming. Even though the sweetener may be considered a “natural option,” and you are […]

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New Mom Beauty Mistakes

When a mother delivers a new baby, this often means that her beauty routine she once had, will be a distant memory. Whether its barely getting enough sleep, or struggling between breastfeeding and bottle feeding, a new mother doesn’t have the time to invest in a make-up regimen. When this happens, mothers find themselves making […]

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All About The Measles

What Is The Measles? The measles is a contagious and could be life-threatening, also known as the paramyxovirus. A child who contracts this virus, will get it from being sneezed or coughed on by tiny droplets containing the virus that sprays into the air. These droplets are known to stay active for two hours. If […]

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