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Ready for Christmas in September

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We all have friends who love and hate the holidays, especially Christmas. Today’s post makes the case that preparing for Christmas months ahead of time will help reduce stress. Maybe. For me, my biggest source of stress is knowing that my wife is gonna ask me to haul in all the Christmas containers from the […]

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Managing Children’s Emotions

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Having several youngsters in our home (none of them teens yet) brings out the best in us…and sometimes the absolute worst in us! I appreciated coming across this video and LOVED the homemade stress ball project that we can work on, great summer day project!  

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30 Ideas for Family Unity through Service

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As we enter the holiday season, our thoughts can easily be driven to look exclusively for the deep savings in sales and promotions. Even if that’s the case for you, we’d like you to consider creating opportunities to perform acts of kindness to friends and strangers alike. Below, you’ll find some wonderful ideas for service […]

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Fun for the Kiddos, Family Fun

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Fall’s here…let the games begin! Summer was fun and now that the kids are back-to-school, we’ve got to keep them playing and learning. The following games are great for boosting creativity and promoting positive interaction among siblings. These easy crafts will entertain the kids for a while and if your kids are like mine, they […]

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National Preparedness Month is September!

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National Preparedness Month is Here. If you haven’t recently, now might be a good time to access your overall preparedness during National Preparedness Month.  With so many reasons to have some of the essentials you’ll need on a daily basis at your disposal, it makes sense to take some time to do a needs assessment. […]

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Make 50-hour Emergency Candles for Less Than $2 Each

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Learn How to Make 5o Hour Emergency Candles Once, in college, the power went out on my half of town. (I went to school in a small town in Idaho.) since my roommates and I had very little interest in preparedness at the time, we only had a single flashlight for out apartment. It was […]

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Strawberry Rocks – The Art of Deception

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I came across this idea while surfing the web painting rocks to look like strawberries or strawberry rocks to thwart hungry birds. The main idea of the project is to paint rocks that are roughly the size and shape of strawberries and scatter them throughout the strawberry patch. Birds are attracted to the “strawberries” and the […]

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