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Tips to Encourage Heart Healthy Habits In Your Child


With so many kids spending their free time indoors these days, a simple home garden can do wonders to get the family outside. A family garden teaches responsibility, curiosity, and generosity.

Heart health, is it related only to adults or elderly? Certainly no! The modern-day lifestyle today increases the threat of heart risks even in young children and early teenagers. Health disorders such as obesity and heart risks are increasingly found in the present age children because of the unhealthy and extra-sophisticated lifestyle that they are exposed to. The excessive love towards their children, sometimes, makes parents to give them high comforts which cause serious health … [Read more...]



How to Stay Comfortable All Summer With Allergies

Bee on a flower

Summer is almost here, and with it, the seasonal allergy triggers that plague 50 million Americans every year. Sometimes, seasonal allergies seem unavoidable, but this summer, it is possible to get ahead of the game and keep your symptoms to a minimum.  Keep an Eye on Pollen Levels Technology is a wonderful thing. While once upon a time not so long ago, people had to take their chances with pollen, we can now check the pollen levels on our devices from the safety of air-conditioned … [Read more...]


How to Choose Which Fruits and Veggies to Store

Title "How to Choose fruits and vegetables to store' in white font with a light teal background, 3 pictures on the right side of various fruits a vegetables that can be stored

An overabundance of fruits and vegetables from your garden means you may have a problem. What do you do with all the extras? Some of it you will want to eat right away, some you may want to share with others but some you will probably want to store. Do you know how to choose which fruits and veggies to store and which are best used in another way? How to Choose Which Fruits and Veggies to Store No matter if you’re talking about fruits or vegetables, you want to purchase produce at the … [Read more...]


Freezer Friendly Fruits and Veggies

Various fruits and Vegetables that are freezer friendly

Preparing foods ahead of time makes it possible for you to save money on your grocery bill. You can find fruits and vegetables on sale during the summer and into fall months when they’re in season and cheaper. It helps to know which are freezer friendly fruits and vegetables so you can plan ahead to fill your freezer. Freezer Friendly Fruits and Veggies Not all fruits and vegetables will freeze well fresh from the garden. Fruits can often be frozen without much preparation but the same … [Read more...]


4 Smart Ways to Automate Your Home

An electrician installing a new ceiling fan. All work is being performed to code by a licensed master electrician.

Home automation, also known as smart home technology, is the process of controlling various home functions through either automated or remote technologies. Automating your home can be done manually or automatically through a remote control or smartphone apps. Lights and temperature are examples of home functions that can be controlled and optimized. Most smart home technologies also include built-in proximity sensors to detect issues like water leaks, smoke hazards, and doors and windows that … [Read more...]


Freeze-Ahead Meals and Sauces

two pictures Red Sauce and Tacos with a wood spoon, freezer meals

Have you ever wished you could fill your freezer with meals that are already prepared and ready to heat and eat? Oh, yeah, those are called TV dinners, but you’re not convinced they’re that healthy or they don’t come in the foods your family likes. You could make your own freeze-ahead meals and sauces. It will take some time but it can be so comforting knowing you have those meals for those evenings you simply don’t want to cook. Freeze-Ahead Meals and Sauces Preparing freeze-ahead … [Read more...]


National Summer Reading Programs

National Summer Reading Programs for Kids

There are a LOT of great programs that your children can take advantage of to earn FREE books, prizes, and cash! Need some kids book recommendations? Check out this Kids Summer Reading Book List for lots of great ideas for the best books for kids to read this summer, including books for all ages and all reading levels.  National Summer Reading Programs Junie B Jones Reading Club - Sign up and get a FREE starter Kit that includes a copy of Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, … [Read more...]


Free Incredibles 2 Coloring & Activity Pages

incredibles 2 free printables

In INCREDIBLES 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from … [Read more...]


5 Clever Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills

3 electronics on a table and showing why a power strip can slash utility bills

Do your utility bills often cost more than you expect? The good news is there are many ways that savvy homeowners can reduce their bills. Here are five clever ways you can lower your utility bills and reduce your household expenses. Lower the Thermostat on Your Water Heater Water heaters are generally set to 140 degrees, but you can save money by lowering the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees. It will still be warm enough to take a hot shower and to discourage bacterial growth … [Read more...]


Free SOLO: A Star Wars Story Activity Pages

Solo Star Wars Free Coloring Pages

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. The … [Read more...]


How to Make Do Without an Oven While Waiting for Repairs

cartoon oven repair man

There are few appliances in your home that get as much use as your oven. When you think about the meals you make, chances are high that the oven is used for the majority of them. With that said, the oven is also one of those things people don’t really think much about, that is until it stops working. An oven that isn’t working can be a true nightmare in the kitchen as you struggle to figure out how you’ll make do while you wait for the repairs to be done. Rather than resorting to a … [Read more...]


The Do’s and Don’ts to Planning a Vacation

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Once you have money saved in the bank for a vacation, all that will be left to do is book it. Yet there are some big mistakes you could make that could impact your bank balance or experience. Read the dos and don’ts to planning a vacation. Do Enjoy the Planning Process Studies have found the most enjoyable part of a vacation is the planning process, as there will be much excitement and anticipation ahead of the trip. So, if you want to extend the feelings of happiness, you should … [Read more...]


Fun Family Activities

Here are 7 tips for camping with babies that will help ease the stress and help things go more smoothly. - Farmer's Wife Rambles - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Family bonds can become stronger by spending time together. The best way to do so is with family time activities. The activities can range from budget-friendly options to extravagant, as well as indoor versus outdoor. A family road trip, for instance, is one great way to spend longer periods of time together as a family. Should there not be enough time, families could simply spend an afternoon or evening together baking. Yet another option is setting up a family board game night or going on a … [Read more...]


4 Ways To Update Your Look

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There are many reasons why people decide to update their look, yet one of the most common reasons is the fact that they want to break free from a routine and try something new. The way you dress, do your makeup and hair tell a lot about you, and sometimes this can seem boring after awhile. Furthermore, if you feel good about what you are wearing, it is a lot easier to make a good first impression. If you’re unhappy with your appearance, it might be time to make a change. It is normal to get … [Read more...]


4 Tips to Stay Fit on a Farm

If you are unable to grow a garden or just want to supplement your own produce with more fresh foods, a farmers’ market is a great place to go. Children can learn about local foods, what grows in the area and what is absent.

It is quite natural to wonder why someone who is living in a farm would need tips for staying fit, given that farming is a strenuous job and you do have instant access to fresh food all the time. However, the truth is that farming is not the same as it used to be and while that’s a good thing in terms of productivity, it also means that farmers and others who stay on a farm are not as physically active as they used to be a few decades ago.  Besides, what if you are just visiting a farm … [Read more...]


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