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Kid’s Birthday Parties!

Children’s birthdays are such a wonderful time to celebrate their life and their year of accomplishments. Some people may dread the time when their child is old enough for parties. There are so many things to think about when it comes to your child’s birthday party, such as: friend party or family gathering. Do you invite the entire grade, or where do you host the party, and so much more.  We just celebrated our son’s 7th birthday! Ever since he was born, we decided, as a family, to have a friend party every other year. My parents started that tradition for me and my siblings; and Adam and I decided to continue that tradition with Barrett. Obviously, we started this after...

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Honey as a Natural Remedy for Seasonal Allergy

Allergies can make one's life miserable. Many people are suffering from seasonal allergies. However, little did they know that there are simple and natural remedies available that can offer relief. For an in depth look at these home remedies, check out the list from Healthline by visiting, https://bit.ly/2vqbMue. Based on recent studies, there is an estimated 25% of the population that is suffering from allergies and this problem is still growing. The most common allergen triggers are pollen from grass, trees, animal dander, certain foods, air pollution, the fecal particles of dust mites, beauty product ingredients, and even insect bites.           What is an allergy? Allergies are a common overreaction of the immune system to a usually harmful substance. Every...

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The Importance of Immunizations for your Child: The Things that You Should Know

Babies are naturally born with protection against some illnesses because their body has natural antibodies. What are antibodies, you might ask? These are proteins manufactured by their body as a natural defense to fight diseases and were passed onto babies by their mothers when they are in the womb. Breastfed babies also continue to receive antibodies through their mother's breast milk. However, in both cases, this protection is only temporary.  How does one maintain this protection throughout childhood? After years of research, clinical trials, and studies, immunization became the answer. Immunization is a way to create immunity to some diseases. Through immunization, small amounts of dead or debilitated microorganisms that cause diseases are reintroduced into the body.  These microorganisms can be...

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Our Hope for The Future Looks a Little Brighter Today!

I woke up this Saturday, and like most mornings, did a quick run through of the daily news. Quickly, I ran across a news article that gave me some hope for the future.  Most days, it seems that the only articles online and TV are negative, but this was a definite glimmer of hope! The article was on Good Morning America.  It showed three kids who found someone’s wallet that had fallen out of their pocket in the driveway. The kids were standing at the front door, and the oldest was announcing to the automatic recording that that they found the wallet, and were putting it by the door for the owner to retrieve. This is a really amazing story...

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Online Shopping...Is it the New Way to Shop?

I personally believe online shopping is the way to go. We always have access to technology whether on our phones, laptops, or desktops. There are a multitude of online shopping avenues…Amazon, Walmart, Facebook Marketplace, Ebay, Etsy, and so many more. Nowadays, basically any brick and mortar store has an online option as well. It’s convenient, fast, and easy! I do all our birthday, Christmas, and grocery shopping online. It’s perfect for busy people! Literally you can buy anything online from toilet paper, amazon gift cards, amazon fire tv, home décor, computers, clothes, party decorations, and more! It is like an endless store right at your fingertips. All you have to do is add everything in your shopping cart, checkout, enter...

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