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Navigating Home Flooring Options: Carpeting, VOCs and Off-Gassing

We all love the feel of a soft, plush, luscious carpet beneath our feet. We love to wiggle our toes in it. However, even this soft luxurious pile has been the target of criticism lately. It seems that the plush pile under our feet is made of ...

Natural Pest Control Non-toxic and environmentally friendly alternatives

All of us have them at some time, but we do not like to admit it. With trillions of creepy crawlies inhabiting our planet, sooner or later we will have an invasion of a pest of some kind. We want to get rid of them, but the chemicals out there are ...

Healthy and Natural Oral Care for your Family Greening Your Home and Whitening Your Smile

The new mother has been said to be the most worrisome creature on the face of the planet. The new mother probably started her long research quest to become the expert on everything about her baby long before she even knew that she was pregnant. The ...

Moms need a timeout too

The day starts out with cereal flying across the room, then the orange juice spills for the third time that day and the dog runs off with the diaper that was left in the trash. Some days are thoroughly exhausting. When daily stress builds up there ...

Math Madness Tips to Help Kids Improve Math Skills

Math, it‰Ûªs a four letter word that makes sweat break out on the palms of students in every grade level. I am lucky, I have one daughter that loves math. It is her favorite subject, but my other daughter considers it a cruel form of torture. ...

Travel story from our family trip to China “It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken?”

When my wife, Jennifer, announced her brother Scooter was getting married and we were all invited to the wedding, the thought of a spending a few days in Manhattan didn‰Ûªt fill me with anxiety as it had in the past. Our children, Hannah and Liam, ...

How to Protect Children From an Inappropriate Website

The children are ready to play online, but WAIT, have you protected them from websites that are inappropriate for their ages? Did you know that some adult-only websites have addresses that are just one letter different from children‰Ûªs websites? ...

How to pick a pet for your family

‰ÛÏThe first thing I would recommend for any family is to look at their lifestyle,‰Û said Adam Goldfarb, director of Pets-at-Risk Program, Humane Society of the United States, www.humanesociety.org. He suggests analyzing your time and energy ...

How to Encourage Your Child to Read

Reading, it‰Ûªs something we do every day. There are street signs, recipes, ingredients on packages, directions, letters and much more ‰ÛÒ each of which we read every day. While some children may love to pick up a book and float into another realm, ...

How Safe are Earbuds and Headphones for Your Child? The 101 on Ear Bud and Headphone Usage

MP3 players and iPod‰Ûªs are in nearly every child‰Ûªs backpack. While music is a great way to relieve stress and get the feet moving, how youth listen to their music can make a difference as to the hearing issues they could have down the road. ...

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