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Emotionally Preparing Your Children for Back-to-School Season

Between sheltering-in-place, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school this fall. Consider these tips from the experts at KinderCare to help you emotionally prepare your children to return to … read more

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Summer Slushies

Just because we’re all grown up doesn’t mean we don’t love a good summer slushie. Snow cones and frozen treats are one of the things that mark childhood summer memories of fun. When the weather turns hot, an ice-cold treat hits the spot. … read more

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Home Improvement Projects That May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

Many of today’s homeowners have been inspired by house-flipping shows to learn practical tips and savvy tricks to either increase their home’s resale value or, for those who prefer to stay put, refresh their living space for its long-term use. While these shows … read more

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Four Comfort Food Recipes for Your Next Lunch

As families spend more time at home, Americans are finding comfort in a surprising source: bread. In fact, a 20-year trend of declining grain food consumption has been reversed. A national study by the Grain Food Foundation suggests that the turnaround is more … read more

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The Top U.S. Kitchen Trends, According to Instagram

From cooking to conversations all the way to homework help and parties, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. The average American spends more than nine days in the kitchen each year. With such a long time being spent in the … read more

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6 Tips for Refinancing Your Mortgage

The recent economic downturn has caused many Americans to worry about their money, but there is at least one potential bright spot: lower interest rates. For homeowners, this means that it may be time to consider refinancing your mortgage. Refinancing can give you … read more

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5 Ways to Create a Family-Friendly and Fun ‘Staycation’

With summer vacations looking a little different this year, infusing new energy into playtime — and making it a family affair — can turn time at home into a fun “staycation.” Both kids and adults can quickly grow tired of the same scenery … read more

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The Garden of Lynn and Jim McIntyre

“Why would you want to buy that piece of swampland?” asked the strawberry farmer when Jim and Lynn McIntyre showed interest in a plot of land he had tried to cultivate. The land was full of rocks and wet clay, and a big … read more

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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Victory Garden

“When the pandemic hit, I decided to plant a vegetable garden.” I’ve heard this from consultation clients and Plantrama listeners for the past three months, and my response is always the same. “Congratulations! You made a terrific choice.” I recognize that the stress … read more

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