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How to Keep a Positive Attitude During Tough Times

The year 2020 has presented extreme challenges to most people, largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact; natural weather disasters; and a volatile political atmosphere. While it would be easy to sink into a state of despair, it’s... Read More

How to Safely Celebrate Halloween in 2020

Halloween in 2020 is likely to be more of a trick than a treat because of the pandemic, and the scariest part will be the fear of catching COVID-19. But no one wants to deprive children (and adults!) of the fun, especially in a year where fun socializing... Read More

What to Know Before Adopting a Pet

If there was a silver lining in the dark cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic, it helped animal shelters. Many people who stayed home for months have adopted pets, and some shelters even had waiting lists. The benefits of having a pet are numerous. Having a... Read More

Tips to Make Summer Reading Fun for Kids

Most school children are required to read some books during the summer months. This assignment outside of the regular academic year is important for several reasons. It helps maintain critical thinking skills and prevents the loss of learning skills that... Read More

Creative Ideas to Market Your Small Business

Almost every small business owner has taken a direct financial hit from this year’s pandemic, especially if the law required you to stay shuttered for many weeks. When the doors open again and the economy picks up, business owners may still need to... Read More

How to Choose a Summer Camp for Your Child

If you cringe at the thought of having your child spend all summer in front of a glowing screen, it may be worthwhile to consider summer camp. Camps offer children the opportunity to try many new activities, ranging from sports, dance and theater, arts... Read More

Spring Cleaning The Forgotten Areas of Your Home

Spring cleaning traditionally means ambitious projects like washing windows inside and out, laundering and swapping bed quilts and blankets, or cleaning the garage. But there are places in every home that sometimes get forgotten. Use the following list... Read More

How to Choose the Perfect Event Venue

Even if you love hosting guests at your home, at some point you may need to plan a larger event that requires a banquet hall, conference room or a special ambiance. Perhaps you are celebrating your child’s Sweet 16 or wedding, organizing a large family... Read More