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The average household in the United States contains approximately 300,000 things. If you're a parent, you might know far too well -- perhaps from stepping on a rogue plastic brick and subsequently writhing in pain -- that your child's Lego collection encompasses a significant portion of those 300,000 things. Lego is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month, proving that...
U.S. e-commerce revenue is about $423.3 billion and is steadily climbing. That's largely due to the fact that current statistics show that more than half of Americans -- 51% -- are now choosing to shop at online retailers as opposed to their brick-and-mortar counterparts. What's more is that shoppers are becoming more conscious of eco-friendly business practices, with one-third...
Between 2011 and 2012, the average school size was 146 students across all private schools. Yet no matter the school size, many schools are now looking for ways to create more eco- and health-friendly school environments. And one charter school recently proved just how easy it can be to make a difference to protect the earth and students. The River Valley Charter...
Current Debit Card for Teens and Parents Review
I have a teen son and a pre-teen girl and they both love to spend money, especially my money. There’s always a need of some sort. They “need” new shoes, money to meet a friend at the movies or for the sports game concession stand. It is always something and before I know it, I go to buy a...
I worked 12 hours the other day. I was exhausted and starving when I got home. It would have been very easy to resort to fast food and woof a greasy burger. I wanted too but every time I make that choice because I am ravished, I regret my decision. My stomach was grumbling, I started to get a...
Maintaining an organized life at home, on top of work and taking care of kids, can be time consuming and difficult. Sometimes, it can be impossible to even know where to start. One aspect of your home that you can easily get under control is your paperwork. How many piles of paper do you have lying around the house?...
When it comes to updating your home decor, many homeowners feel as though it's impossible to achieve the look they desire for their home. In fact, according to a HomeGoods survey, only one out of five Americans feel happy with their home decor. And if you're a Green and Clean homeowner, it can be even harder to find the...
After keeping them physically safe, raising healthy kids is your primary responsibility as a parent. Though it can be difficult to teach your kids about the importance of making healthy choices, as long as you do your best, talk to them about the benefits of healthy living, and model healthy choices, you and your family should be on the...
When your little ones come home from a long day of school, activities, and playing with friends, they are likely ready for a bath. Whether your child prefers soaking in bubbles or standing under the shower, personal hygiene is an extremely important lesson to pass onto our kids. But all too often, the products that we use to help...
For both children and adults, dental care is an absolute necessity. Most parents know this, yet they're consistently struggling to enforce good oral hygiene habits in their children. Luckily, there are plenty of creative ways to get your children to take proper care of their teeth -- pulling it off just takes a bit of patience and persistence. Worldwide, 60%...
Going on frequent family vacations is no doubt one of the best ways to foster a sense of adventure in your little ones and become more connected as a family. And while 37% of families say that vacations make them most happy, staying healthy is the absolute key to making the most of your time together. But can you...
diverse barbies
Being a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world may have been the dream for many young children, but that world has a major diversity problem. It seems like to cruise with Barbie you must have three key characteristics: Tall, thin, and white. But those days are finally changing. Mattel has expanded their Barbie Fashionista collection to include 40 new dolls, Bustle reports. These dolls...
By now, every parent knows that they should never leave their children in a hot car, even for a few minutes. However, according to the Daily Mail, new research by a leading scientific researcher suggests that children riding in the car is a danger in itself, despite the temperature, and for a very unexpected reason: air pollution. Professor Sir David...
Vehicle sales hit an all-time high in the last year, meaning that more Americans are buying cars these days. And with all the cars on the market, it's not surprising that 39% of people are considering at least five different vehicles at the same time. In contrast, many Americans want to reduce their carbon emissions and opt for alternative...
The dreaded under eye bags and wrinkles.
Why do we get wrinkles? Have you ever wondered this? As I looked in the mirror today, I asked myself this very question. Which led me to do some research and here is what I learned. Honey, you are going to age and get wrinkles. End. Of. Story. HOWEVER, you can minimize wrinkles with prevention. You can also smooth out the...
Summertime Memories of Rafting
When your children are younger, the days can sometimes drag on. The tantrums over a noodle being out of place on their plate or that you gave them the red sippy cup and not the blue one. The very early mornings and the nights, that can drag on forever. The constant uphill battle to keep the children entertained and...
A Healthy Lunch for One
I am not a doctor or a health professional but I do know that when I eat better, take my supplements, exercise and get rest, I feel my best. That is a no brainer, right? For years, I’ve taken supplements and my doctors have always recommended that I take a vitamin D supplement to help with season effective disorder. It’s...
8 Ways to Use Vinegar for Laundry
Sunday is my day of laundry. I know it is supposed to be a day of rest but after church, I grocery shop and then begin baking and cooking and packing lunches for the week ahead. In between the cooking, I am doing laundry. You know the drill. Sorting, washing, drying, folding and then putting it away. Only to...
Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Using the Black and Decker 6qt Multicooker
My family eats dinner around 5:30pm. If I make dinner any later, everyone is starving, complaining and snacking. This means I have to do a lot of prep work, have a meal plan and grocery shop on the weekends.  There are lots of things I do to make weeknight dinners easier and of course I freeze meals, whenever possible....
How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears Naturally
Grooming a Great Dane, it’s not for the faint of hearts. Most of the time, we pay for our dog, Ellie, to be groomed. It’s easier, saves me time and it’s not as messy. With Ellie being so large, a bath is a huge ordeal and often leads to water everywhere when she shakes off. The one thing I always...