Category: Family Life

How To: Get Your Kids Into Gardening

If you have fond childhood memories of helping your parents tend to their garden, it’s time to pay it forward with your kids. In addition to being incredibly therapeutic, the benefits of gardening are manifold. Below, we discuss the benefits of teaching your kids to garden while they’re young, as well as some tips and […]

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Decor-Centric Gifts Your Mom Will Love for Mother’s Day

Though we’re not even midway through 2020, it’s probably safe to say that mom has spent more time in the house this year than any other. As such, she’s probably started a home improvement project or two while she’s home from work and social distancing from friends. This Mother’s Day, we recommend getting her a […]

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Ideas for Celebrating Mother’s Day in Quarantine

This year Mother’s Day might have to be celebrated a little different than we usually do with most of the world still in quarantine due to Covid-19. Just because we are in quarantine it doesn’t mean that we have to write off mother’s day all together and forget about all the things our mother’s do […]

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Marc & Mandy’s (Pandemic-Friendly) Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Given the times, making mom feel special is more important than ever, and how better to do that than with a gift that’s absolutely perfect for her. Whether mom has a green thumb or a flare for fashion, Marc and Mandy have you covered this Mother’s Day. Keep reading to find out their mom- and […]

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How to: Celebrate Mother’s Day While Keeping Your Social Distance

Mother’s Day is around the corner and it’s already become clear that this year’s celebrations will hit a little differently than in year’s past. Pandemic-related closures and social distancing have put something of a damper on popular Mother’s Day traditions, such as going out to eat and taking a family trip, leaving a lot of […]

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Creative Ways to Help Mom Around the House this Mother’s Day

2020 has been an eventful year so far. As such, there are likely a project (or five) that mom has been putting off. If mom hasn’t had the time to mount pictures, touch up the baseboards, or clean behind the refrigerator, now’s the time to volunteer yourself or suggest a joint effort. Keep reading for […]

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6 Unusual Ways to Enjoy Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is a very popular comfort food. Did you know that there are many crazy ways to take your mac and cheese to the next level? Some of the following ways might surprise you. Mac and Cheese Double Cheeseburger Burgers and mac and cheese are two of North America’s most popular comfort foods. […]

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Creative Ways to Surprise Mom at Home (Without Going to the Store)

With much of the world either social distancing or on lockdown, many of us are not in the frame of mind for celebrations and surprises. But we need celebration more than ever right now, and who better to celebrate than the person who buys our groceries, cooks our meals, and cleans up after us, pandemic […]

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What to do with the Pictures on your Phone

The outbreak of COVID-19 has taken us all off guard as this is something that we have never experienced before. As we all try and do out part to isolate and halt the spread of the virus we are now suddenly faced with a lot of spare time at home with our families. This is […]

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When Is it a Good Idea to Hire a Lawyer for Employment Related Issues

Even extremely conscientious employers may need help from employment lawyers from time to time. While you may be able to handle some employment matters alone, other issues are tricky and require legal knowledge and expertise. The fact is employment law changes quickly. Government agencies and courts are issuing new opinions and interpreting the laws on an ongoing […]

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How to Become a Life Insurance Agent

Life insurance is a contract between a policyholder and an insurer designating a certain amount to be allocated to a beneficiary upon the death of the policyholder.  The beneficiary amount can be contributed as one lump sum or as monthly premiums. The life insurance policies contain all the legal frameworks and terms of the contract […]

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Prepare Your Home For an Aging Parent

Getting your home ready to support an aging parent who is about to move in with you can be challenging.  Much like preparing a home for the arrival of a new child, safety is paramount when it comes to the organization and layout of the home.  Once you know that the move is imminent, the […]

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Five Fun Activities for the Whole Family

Families need to spend some quality time together. Sharing moments as a family helps builds lasting bonds among the family members. However, with the busy modern-day lifestyle, it’s increasingly becoming difficult for many families to find valuable time to spend together. A recent study shockingly revealed that the American family spends an average of only […]

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Father’s Day

Dad, You Are Dynamite!! Image 1 of 6 What an explosive idea! Try this dynamite wrapping paper, it's the bomb! Source Read More

Homemade Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make With Your Kids

Building Memories with Dad Image 1 of 8 This great little project is a wonderful way to keep some memories alive with your child. It means spending time together and really bonding. Source Read More

Father’s Day DIY Ideas for Grown Ups!

A DIY gift is meaningful and memorable, not matter what age you are! Here are some great DIY gift ideas that aren’t meant for kids!

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DIY Father’s Day Cards Your Kids Can Make

Crisscross Card Image 1 of 10 This complicated looking card really isn't all that hard to make. Really! Source Read More

Your Guide to the Pardon Process

Do you have a criminal record? If you have trouble finding employment due to charges on your record, you may want to look into a pardon. Here is the guide you need to the pardoning process. Find out if you’re eligible and what to expect. Pardon Eligibility Criminal records are obstacles when it comes to […]

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Don’t Forget What You Learned As a Kid

Proper dental care is something many people learn at a young age. It seems that waking up and bedtime routines are synonymous with brushing your teeth. Flossing, brushing with quality tools, and swishing with mouthwash encompass a total care system to keep those pearly whites healthy and strong. There are a lot of options to […]

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Creative Ideas for Displaying Your Family Tree

Baking Sheet Family Tree Image 1 of 8 This is a fun family tree project you can do together with your child. Source Read More

Mother’s Day Gifts for a New Mom

If someone you know has just had a baby, Mother’s Day can provide the perfect opportunity to honor her.  Here are some gift ideas born to please: Food Delivery Service News moms are overloaded with tasks and responsibilities—and, of course, they’re sleep deprived.  In between getting to know and care for their baby, new mothers […]

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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Caprese Quiche Image 1 of 7 If you want to serve mom something a little fancier then PB&J; try these caprese quiches. Tasty! Source Read More

Thoughtful Gifts for the Mom-to-be

Whether you’ve been invited to a baby shower or you just want to celebrate your friend’s pregnancy, coming up with gift ideas can be challenging. Here are some suggestions for every budget and type of mom-to-be: Stressed out. Mom-to-be is anxious about baby and desperately craves some R&R. Budget: Put together an “at-home” spa basket […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Little Ones

STOCK UP  Fill their stockings with colorful gifts they can use at home and school like this fun calculator, available in a variety of colors. Sharp, BUILDING BLOCKS Encourage creativity in children and adults of all ages with LEGO building sets. Help Stephanie battle it out on the tennis court with LEGO Friends Stephanie’s […]

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The Perfect Holiday Gift: Chocolates with a Twist

Chocolate is the universal holiday gift idea. It’s the perfect gift for a hostess, a client, a hard to shop for loved one or the person who has everything. Nearly everyone loves a good chocolate. The problem is that with so many people giving chocolates as the go-to gift, it can seem a little “been […]

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