7 Tips to Combat Cold and Flu Season

When cold and flu season strikes, millions of Americans find themselves coughing, sneezing, congested, aching, uncomfortable – and sometimes, downright miserable. The widespread prevalence of these symptoms sweeps the country each year and affects people of all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans suffer from one billion colds annually. Here are 7 tips for combating cold and flu season.

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Mum on a Mission: My Fight for NICU Parents’ Mental Health Support

Like more than 90,000 other families, I became a resident of NICU. My son was born with an undetected CHD called Tetralogy of Fallot and suffered a Neo Natal Stroke. Elijah spent 9 days in NICU and had open heart surgery at 6 months old. Elijah is now a happy and healthy little toddler causing mischief where ever he goes. But the story doesn’t just end there—it doesn’t end when you bring a NICU baby home. Most will think that having a baby in NICU is hard, but now that they are home everything is…better, isn’t it? NO. I could live with the many follow-ups, check-ins and doctor visits. What I couldn’t live with? My own mental health after I brought Elijah home.

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Helpful Hint: 4 Ways a Freezer Inventory Can Save Money and Time!

Tired of standing with the freezer door open and peering in to see what’s in there that you can cook for supper? Or worse still, finding some forgotten food lost at the bottom of the freezer, only to find it years later and you have to throw it away? Set up a “Freezer Inventory” sheet. It’s helpful in more than one way. Here’s four reasons why a Freezer Inventory sheet will help you save money and time in the kitchen.

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Between Infertility and Alzheimer’s: Standing in the Gap of Motherhood

What does it mean to be a mother? I faced that question as I watched my mother gradually evolve into someone I hardly knew. I was in my early 30s looking forward to becoming a parent when my mother began her slow spiral into Alzheimer’s. At the same time, I experienced my first miscarriage. The next several years brought more miscarriages, and my mother lost the ability to hold onto her memories.

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Harvest Your Own Home Décor: 2 Fall DIY Projects

Warm up your home with this season’s trendiest looks. Put your personal touch on your home’s decor with crafting projects that highlight the best of fall: copper detail, animal icons and pumpkins of every color, including white. Read on to discover two beautiful DIY harvest home décor projects.

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Safe Halloween Treats for Kids with Food Allergies

Halloween is a time of major stress and anxiety for families with food allergies. How do you keep your little one safe without stealing away the wonder and magic of the holiday? What do you do when you get home from trick or treating and go through her bag only to find that there is almost nothing in it for her to enjoy? Read on to discover safe treats for kids with food allergies.

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5 Bathroom Cleaning Hacks You Should Definitely Try

I hate cleaning the bathroom. I seriously doubt this is the highlight of anyone’s day. Somehow, our bathroom became the one used by the entire family, even though it’s not the only one in the house. Luckily, I discovered some great cleaning hacks that make it an easier and quicker chore. Which means that after the kids go to bed, I may just be able to relax with a nice soak in the tub instead of scrubbing it. Here are five bathroom cleaning hacks that should definitely try!

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Be Scary but Safe this Halloween: Tips for Using Decorative Contact Lenses

Halloween is all about trick-or-treating for the kids and finding a creative costume that wows for festive partygoers. With nearly 41 million adults in the U.S. wearing contact lenses, they are a safe and popular form of vision correction, and some may elect to wear decorative contact lenses as part of their costume. However, if these lenses are bought illegally and without a prescription from your eye doctor, they could lead to serious health issues and potentially damage your eyesight permanently.

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Big Results on a Little Budget: 3 DIY Projects That Pay to Do Yourself

With the abundance of home improvement shows on TV, DIY has evolved from an intimidating trade for the pros to an easy-to-manage project for even the least handy of humans. Transforming a home from disaster to delightful through simple DIY projects and repairs is much easier than you may think and can save you a bundle in the process. If the thought of doing your own handy work has you wiping your brow, think again with these easy improvements. Here are three DIY projects that pay to do them yourself.

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7 Winter Prepping Tips

The onset and arrival of colder temperatures means that it’s time once again to brace yourself – and your home – for everything that winter weather threatens to throw at you. From cool, drafty air wafting into your house to friends and family bringing snow and sand inside with them, it’s important to remember the preparation to go through before winter strikes.

In order to help keep your home warm, cozy and clean throughout the winter months, follow these seven tips to get started.

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