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DIY Spoon Plant Markers

May 11, 2020

Spring is well underway and it’s time to play in the dirt! When you are planting in excess, it’s easy to forget what is where which is why plant markers are so important to have. Sure, you can easily use simple wooden sticks or other ad hoc means like popping the seed packets over a […]

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7 Creative Ways to Keep Your Toddler Busy Indoors

May 9, 2020

Toddlers are energetic and curious. These traits help them to learn about their world. It also makes it difficult to keep them entertained while they are inside. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to distract and delight your little one indoors. Whether you are having a rainy day or need to shelter in place for […]

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Greenhouse Gardening Tips for Beginners

May 8, 2020

Spring is in full swing and you’ve likely been starting plenty of seeds inside for your garden. About this time year, I always wondered if I should start greenhouse gardening rather than covering my guest room with tables and piles of start seed boxes. Once I made the move to greenhouse gardening, I was ridiculously […]

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Cheers to the Moms who are making the “new normal” more normal!

May 2, 2020

What is the new normal? In today’s world, it feels like the answer changes daily. Navigating the “new normal” waters is tough. Patience, caring, flexibility, strength of character, determination and a good sense of humor are all certainly helpful attributes right now and there’s one group of people who tend who have these qualities in […]

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I choose Alessia Cara – she truly shines in her debut role as Jane in THE WILLOUGHBYS!

May 1, 2020

Have you seen THE WILLOUGHBYS yet? It’s a new original animated film, now streaming on Netflix and I have to say, it’s highly entertaining! They truly take “dysfunctional” family to a new level and it’s quite refreshing to see an animated film detour from the predictable. Based on the book, by the same name, the […]

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Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

April 27, 2020

Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all the moms in our lives. From our sisters and best friends who are moms to our own mother, it’s important to let them know how much they are loved and cherished. Seize the opportunity to make a few phone calls or write a letter to express […]

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6 Health-Centric Gifts for Mother’s Day

April 23, 2020

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this year, it’s more important than ever to make this one count. Assuming many of us will still be under isolation orders, you’ll need to get creative with mom gifts that are available online. To help inspire your search, we’ve compiled a list of the best health-centric […]

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Learn How to Draw THE WILLOUGHBYS

April 22, 2020

It’s so fun to be able to draw your favorite cartoon characters. THE WILLOUGHBYS premiers tonight, April 22 on Netflix and in celebration, we have drawing tutorials for you to enjoy after the show! PS: (We also have some fun THE WILLOUGHBYS activity sheets and coloring pages HERE.) THE WILLOUGHBYS is only on Netflix and […]

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Ways To Create a Low-Maintenance Yard

April 21, 2020

Some people love soaking in the sun as they work in their yard all spring and summer. Other individuals would rather spend time indoors near an air conditioner than out in the heat. That means yard work like pulling weeds or planting a garden would be the last thing they would love to do on […]

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Earth Day at Home Activities

April 21, 2020

Before 1970, when the first Earth Day took place, people were aware that pollution was present in the air and in the streams. They could hardly overlook the fact that cities hung thick with haze, or that the fish were disappearing from lakes and rivers. However, there was no conscious effort to do anything about […]

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How Living Green Boosts Your Mental and Emotional Health

April 20, 2020

Living green boosts your mental and emotional health by bringing balance into the world. It reduces pollution, lightens landfills, reduces consumerism, and unites humankind. Living green sustains not only our planet – it actually improves our psychological well being. An interesting side effect of self-isolation right now, is that the planet is also getting a […]

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Ways to Add More Fun Into Your Life

April 19, 2020

There are two major ways to add fun to your life. The first is to do more of the things you already enjoy. The second is to explore new potential sources of fun. Why not do both? Dust off those activities that have added fun to your life previously and they will likely do so […]