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Surprising Beauty Uses for Tea

Surprising Beauty Uses for Tea
By: Hannah Taylor I’m not much of a tea drinker. My family though, buys them like there’s no tomorrow. I get them as gifts all year round so there’s never any shortage of tea in my household. I know some practical uses for tea – it reduces under-eye puffiness; you could make potpourri,...
March 27th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: What Parents Need to Know about “Cutting”

Parenting with a PhD: What Parents Need to Know about “Cutting”
If you haven’t heard the term “cutting” out of your child’s mouth, count yourself lucky (or buckle up because it may be coming). Increasingly, I’m hearing this term from kids in my practice commenting on a disturbing trend at their schools, which we’ll call “cutting culture:” kids showing...
March 24th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Survival mode: the traveling spouse

Survival mode: the traveling spouse
Times have changed and both parents don’t always come home at 4pm everyday.  For a lot of today’s families, one parent boards a plane while the other stays home and holds the fort down.   It is hard on everyone involved, and it takes a lot to keep from feeling sorry for yourself.  It...
March 18th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Let’s Get That Garden Started: 5 Things you can do right now

Let’s Get That Garden Started: 5 Things you can do right now
by Holly Syx Growning your own garden is a great way to save money on fruits & veggies.  It’s also quite rewarding to be able to feed your family with the fruits of your labor. Ok, so I know it’s been pretty chilly outside and gardening may be the furthest thing from your mind.  But believe...
March 13th, 2015 | columns & features, featured | Read More

Reading Rocks!

Reading Rocks!
Today is Read Across America Day! The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 18th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. Ever...
March 2nd, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Stop Yelling! It doesn’t work anyway….

Stop Yelling! It doesn’t work anyway….
My house is loud… Like, can’t-hear-yourself-think-calgon-take-me-away, loud. I think that having 3 kids (all girls) clamoring for my attention and trying to talk over each other makes my life doomed to noise so deafening I’m tempted to invest in those nifty noise reduction headphones...
February 26th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

CPR: All parents need to know this life-saving skill

CPR: All parents need to know this life-saving skill
by Brady B. McLaughlin, MS, NREMT As a parent and seasoned public safety professional, my worst nightmare would be something happening to my three month-old son.  Every year over 383,000 Americans fall victim to cardiac arrest outside of the hospital – that’s nearly 1,050 per day.  Unfortunately,...
February 21st, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Kids and Stress

Parenting with a PhD: Kids and Stress
By Kristen Berthiaume: Ample research shows that our kids have a pretty high level of stress and that it can take a toll. When I hear about some kids’ schedules, I’m amazed they’re not downing coffee by the pot-full during piano practice. There are a lot of reasons our kids are stressed out –...
February 13th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Valentines for Children’s Hospital, 2015

Valentines for Children’s Hospital, 2015
Each year several of our local Libraries provide a space for making or dropping of Valentines cards to help spread some love to the patients at Children’s Hospital. This year we haven’t confirmed as many as in years past but there are still a few options, if this is something you look forward...
February 2nd, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Bourbon Street, Baby Style.

Bourbon Street, Baby Style.
Not able to make it down to The Big Easy this year for Mardi Gras? Not sure you would even want to if you could? Well you don’t have to miss out on all the fun, in fact, if you invite the right friends over, I’m sure you can have as much fun celebrating at home as you would on Bourbon Street…...
January 26th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More