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Monday, April 19, 2021

A Few Reasons Not to Let Pessimism Get You down


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If we’re being honest with ourselves, everyone likely has to admit that – at least at certain points in their lives – it can be difficult to stay positive.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

8 Rules For Safe Screen Time

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Almost every parent goes through this these days, but it doesn't mean that it's an easy thing to go through. Setting rules and boundaries for screen time - as the kids get older, these are needed. For most people, they allow their children to set their own boundaries, but the draw of screen time can often be too tempting for a child to self-regulate, and this is where the boundaries make sense. As parents, we have to accept that while we would prefer our children to be using coloring pages and play outside, it's not always easy to do this in a digital world. Children are growing up with technology, and to keep them from it will be doing them a serious disservice. Between the computers, tablets and smartphones out there, we are spending more time than ever on screens, and it's important that we have rules in place to ensure less screen time and more face time with the children.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

How to Take Care of a Pinched Nerve


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When there is excessive pressure on a nerve it can become pinched. When the nerve is under pressure it will begin to send warning signals to the brain.

A pinched nerve is often caused when the nerve is damaged. The symptoms that you may experience are numbness, pain, and weakness in the area.

National Geographic Kids' Opening Day Grand Prize Giveaway!


It is officially Major League Baseball season, and to celebrate opening day (April 1st), National Geographic Kids is hosting a spectacular giveaway for a $100 gift card and a SIGNED copy of their latest book: It's a Number's Game: Baseball. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Spring Cleaning: How Enzyme-Based Cleaners Work Around the House


It's spring cleaning time again, and if you are anything like me you are constantly looking for products that help make the process much easier. Whether it be items that help organize or things that help get you that deep clean all through the home. The deep clean is especially important for those of us with kids and pets. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Answer These Questions To Find A Fun Fitness Routine That Fits Your Lifestyle

 What’s the main reason that people fail to stick to their workout routine? Is it because they don’t have time or it’s too hard? Sort of… It’s because they pick a routine that isn’t compatible with their lifestyle. 

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Some people have the time to hit the gym every morning for hours and lift heavy weights. Some people already have enough base fitness to deal with an intense workout routine. But some people can’t fit those kinds of workouts into their lifestyle and if they try, they struggle to keep up with it. Time gets the better of them or they realize that it’s too difficult for them, which kills their motivation and they give up on it. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

When Your Teeth Affects Your Self Esteem

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Smiling releases natural endorphins or happy drugs that boost your self-esteem, making you feel good about yourself, attracting more positive responses from those you smile to. A smile is a way of welcoming the world and people around you, making them feel appreciated, loved, and comfortable in your presence.