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Dental Despair: How to Get Your Kids to Enjoy Going to the Dentist

I remember going to the dentist as a kid, which usually involved quite a bit of stress and terror, both at having someone’s hands and sharp cleaning tools in my mouth and at the boredom of sitting in the dentist’s office for so long. For many children, visiting the dentist is usually dreaded. Some children Read more

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How to Help Your Elderly Parents with Their Joint Pain

Your elderly parents may begin to experience joint pain that makes daily living difficult to cope with. However, there are great ways to help your parents overcome the discomfort from joint pain. Use these techniques that are recommended by others for alleviating pain in the knees, hips and elbows. Massaging a Stiff Joint You or Read more

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4 Everyday Changes to Expect When Expecting Your Firstborn

Having a baby changes everything. Future parents who are awaiting the arrival of their firstborn would do well to prepare themselves. From lost sleep to finding ways to juggle personal responsibilities with a much busier home life, knowing what to expect helps to ensure a smoother transition into parenthood. Sleep Habits When it comes to Read more

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4 Signs Your Children Aren’t Adapting Well to Your New Home

Moving into a new home tends to come with both excitement and stress, and your children might feel these emotions in an even more intensified fashion. When you move into the new house, keep an eye out for some signs that your kids are not adjusting well to the changes. Withdrawal from Favorite Activities Perhaps Read more

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4 Ways to Get Through the First Years of Step-Parenting

Parenting is challenging enough, but helping to raise a spouse’s children from a previous relationship can place added strain on a marriage. Step-parenting is not easy for many families due to the challenges of getting acquainted with children and the way they have been raised that may be very different from your parenting norms. To Read more

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How Can I Safely Use Public Transportation?

Public transportation is a convenience to some, a way to get from point A to point B without having to sit behind the wheel of a vehicle dealing with the tedious aggravation of traffic. Other folks utilize public transportation because they have to. On a public transportation trip, you will encounter all different people, all Read more

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Don’t Let the Bugs Bite: 3 Ways to Ward off Mosquitoes in Your Backyard

Not only are mosquitoes and their bites endlessly annoying, but these biting little buggers also carry a wide variety of diseases; the Zika virus, West Nile virus, as well as encephalitis, can be transmitted through mosquito bites. Keeping mosquitoes away from your home and yard is a must. Get Rid of Any Standing Water The Read more

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Having a Neighborhood Party? 4 Things to Check On

When you want to have a neighborhood party, there are several things that you must consider first to have a great time without any problems. Of course, you want the event to be fun, but make sure to check these things before having your neighborhood party so that your guests don’t have to worry about Read more

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5 Family Health History Questions to Ask Your Parents

Details pertaining to your family’s medical history often play an integral role when it comes to preventing or diagnosing many different illnesses and medical conditions. Possessing a similar genetic makeup as your family members often means sharing the same risk factors or having a higher likelihood of responding to various treatments and medications in the Read more

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Family Fortitude: How to Reduce Your Bill While Saving the Planet

There are excellent ways to reduce your family’s energy usage and your monthly utility bills while also protecting the environment. Here are some of the best ways to save money at home while also saving the planet. Turn Off the Water Do you leave the water on while you are brushing your teeth? This can Read more

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