Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is full of opportunities for people to get together for fun, food, and sharing. By following some simple precautions, you can make the holidays safe for your, your family, and your friends. Teach children to stay away from candles, fireplaces, fireworks, space heaters, matches, and lighters. Holly and mistletoe can be poisonous to small children and pets. … Read More

5 Tips for a Happy Mother’s Day for Single Moms

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Make the Day Special – Even if You Have to Plan It Yourself Regardless of your marital status, motherhood is hard. From the second your newborn inhales his first breath of air, the journey of motherhood begins. When you look into your babies eyes for the first time, you know that there isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for them. Although … Read More

Tips to Enjoy Your Holiday Season Safely

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The holiday season is full of opportunities for people to get together for fun, food, and sharing. By following some simple precautions, you can make the holidays safe for yourself, your family and friends. Choose a fresh tree. Look for one without shedding needles. Trim the truck at an angle before you put it in a non-tip stand. Make sure … Read More

Divorce, Guilt, Loyalty & Holidays

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The more adults in the family, the more confusion and chaos there is in terms of holiday logistics. When step children partner up and start their own families, the number of adults who are not exactly related and who have their own family holiday traditions will grow incrementally. Talk about logistical nightmares! Take on the attitude of “the more the … Read More

Get Your Sleep During the Holidays!

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Did you know you are harming your brain when you don’t get your zzz’s? During the holidays, we try to get to all of the parties and stay out late, not thinking what it could be doing to our body. That sleep deficit you’ve been accumulating has real and dangerous implications for your brain, and not just because it makes you … Read More

Holidays and Safety: A Must Read

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It’s a busy holiday season. With visiting guests, cooking big meals, and the cold weather, there is a potential hazard (or hazards) lurking in your home. Beware! Avoid these hidden dangers: 1) Aluminum wiring: Homes built with aluminum wiring are 55 times more likely than those with copper wiring to go up in smoke, and the odds of a fire … Read More

Step Parents and Celebrating Holidays

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Holidays can be brutal for the children of divorced parents. Kids often feel incomplete. If the children spend the time with you and your partner, they will no doubt feel torn about not being with poor Mom or Dad. Try to respect the fact the kids are thinking of their other biological parent and their nostalgia for the past is … Read More

(Step) Father’s Day is Coming

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Throughout the media, stepfathers have been portrayed as abusive and non-caring. Stepfathers often complain people assume this stereotype and automatically view the relationship as a disaster waiting to happen.   To avoid the stereotype, here are some suggestions: 1. Keep your expectations in check. Unrealistic expectations will only feed your frustration. Instead, keep your focus on patience and open communication. 2. … Read More

Holiday Savings Tips

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Everyone loves a great deal – especially during the holiday season. When you have paid less for something you wanted to buy, your brain releases mood-enhancing endorphins. Experience the satisfaction and savings rush when you use these holiday savings tips; you’ll have even more to celebrate when you ring in 2014! 1) Be a savvy shopper. Sign up for company … Read More

Short on Money? Need a Gift Idea?

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Gifts, or presents, are something everyone likes to receive. I believe the thought behind the gift is the most important part. A gift does not have to be expensive to be a great gift. If you cannot afford to give a gift, at least give a card. A card denotes that you cared enough to acknowledge the occasion and took … Read More