Author: Rachelle Wilber

How Can Parents Make Oral Health Fun and Interesting to Kids?

As adults, we know the importance of taking care of our teeth. Imparting that same knowledge to our children, however, can be a daunting task at times. In order to get our little ones to make oral health a priority, we often need to find ways to spice up the process a bit. Consider the following four ways that parents can make oral health fun and interesting to kids. This is advice that can really make a positive difference! Create Some Energy Children like to be active. Brushing and flossing simply does not fit into this mindset. Make this...

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Improve Your Spring Home Decor with a Few Simple Modifications

When you are tired of the deep, dark hues of winter, you can make a few updates around your home. These improvements to your home’s decor will boost the aesthetic appeal of each room. You may also find that your mood lightens and improves as you make changes to the colors, lighting and decorations that surround the spaces where you spend the most time. Let the Light In In many places, winter days are dark, but the sunlight returns in the spring. Remove the heavy drapes that you hung for the winter. Just leave the sheers or swap out...

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Worthwhile Wisdom: How to Teach Your Children Valuable Lessons

Being a parent means constantly imparting wisdom onto your kids. Being who they are, your kids may need regular reinforcement of these important lessons. You can also employ other adults of influence in your child’s life, including their aunts, uncles and grandparents. As you raise your children, keep these four important lessons in mind. Raising children is not an easy task, but it is definitely worth it. Tell the Truth Honesty is one of the most important life lessons to teach your child. Teaching honesty should start from an early age, beginning when your child tries to deflect blame...

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How to Effectively Defend Yourself Against a DWI Charge in the Courtroom

If you are charged with a DWI, you could lose your license, lose your job or lose your freedom. However, there are many defenses to such a charge, and those defenses may allow you to either win your case or obtain a plea deal. What are some of the most effective defenses against a drunk driving charge? Contest the Legality of a Traffic Stop Drivers who were pulled over prior to being charged with DWI may claim that the traffic stop was illegal because there was no probable cause. Probable cause means that an officer saw a car speeding...

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4 Simple Ways Your Family Can Pay It Forward and Teach Your Kids Philanthropy

Philanthropy is simply voluntarily doing something to promote the welfare of another. Before the Great Depression that began in 1929, social welfare was largely assisted by individual and small group efforts. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal that began in 1933 included several social programs including Social Security. Though government has largely taken on the burden of ensuring for the public welfare, it is good to participate in acts of philanthropic kindness as individuals and families. Here are four ways to teach your kids philanthropy. Volunteer to Serve Food Almost every region has what is called a soup kitchen. These...

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Unique Concrete Design Ideas for Your Home

No matter what part of the country you live in, concrete designs are quickly become a lasting trend for all ranges of outdoor spaces. Just think of the possibilities. You can use concrete today to design concrete outdoor flooring, concrete patios in the front or back, entryways, decks for a pool, and so much more. Consider a few unique designs for your home that make creative use of concrete and your home will thank you. Stamped Concrete Outside Stamped concrete is also often referred to as concreted that has been textured or imprinted. Many times, rollers imprinted with designs...

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The Difference between Public and Private Schools

There are some significant differences between public and private schools beyond the standard understanding of how they are funded. Many people see particular strengths and weaknesses in both types of school, but parents often make decisions on where their children will attend school based on curriculum and learning philosophy when they have personal financial resources that enable them to send their child to a private school. Issues such as exposure to certain elements of society can also have a major impact on a final decision. But first, it is best to understand the differences between the types of schools....

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Winter Heating Options and Ideas for Frugal Families

For as long as anybody can remember, humans have been trying to figure out the cheapest and most effective methods of staying warm in winter. Oftentimes it was a matter of life and death. Heating a home in cold weather is always going to cost, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Make Sure Your Home Is Sealed Trying to heat a house that’s improperly sealed is an expensive exercise in futility, since precious heat is escaping outdoors and costing you money. Search for air leaks and seal the home with caulk and weather strip. Making sure your...

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Selling Your Home? Tools and Tips to Keep it Simple

Home sellers, particularly those who are selling for the first time, typically find the whole process mentally and emotionally draining. Throughout the selling process, there are a multitude of decisions that sellers can find confusing or details that sometimes create unexpected challenges or delays. Pricing correctly, conducting repairs, and investing in marketing, are just some of the more common considerations that sellers face. If you are getting ready to sell your home, go over these tools and tips listed below and make your selling process easier to navigate. Know the Market Pricing is the decision that creates the most...

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Fall Treats for Every Family Under the Sun

Fall is a great season to spend time with your family and enjoy delicious treats together. It can be difficult to find treats that will please the whole family, so here is a list of fall treats that is sure to make everyone in your family, no matter how picky, happy this fall season.  Enjoying the fall is very important to many people, and having a few treats to go along with it makes everything that much better. Popcorn “Trail Mix” Here’s an easy one. Pop some popcorn and add in nuts, mini marshmallows, M&Ms or other candies, and...

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