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The Real Reason Dogs Don’t Talk

The Real Reason Dogs Don’t Talk

April 12, 2020 | Pets

I’ve often heard the phrase “I wonder what my dog would say if he could talk?” While this is a fun postulation for us humans I don’t think that dogs would talk to us even if they could. It would ruin a perfectly good racket! Think about ...

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Screen Quarantine: My Cell Phone Is Trying to Kill Me!

Screen Quarantine: My Cell Phone Is Trying to Kill Me!

April 11, 2020 | Family

Your phone has more germs on it than a toilet seat. At least that’s what my brother tells me and he pretty much knows everything. But lately, I’ve had the urge to throw my handheld device right into the John and finish the job. You’re right, f...

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Comfort Food: Seven Decades of Heart-Centered Meals

Comfort Food: Seven Decades of Heart-Centered Meals

April 5, 2020 | Dining

As an 11-year-old farm girl in Mount Vernon, Iowa, Joanne Karns found herself alone in the kitchen cooking for a dozen farmhands on a wood-burning stove. Her parents ran Wayside Farms, producing championship-quality purebred Angus cattle and Berkshire hog breed...

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Tips For Stretching

Tips For Stretching

March 27, 2020 | Education

Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. Improving your flexibility is important for preventing injury. It can also improve performance. Loss of flexibility can lead to permanent changes in posture and normal muscle function. Ther...

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5 Tips for Rescheduling Your Wedding Date: Coronavirus

5 Tips for Rescheduling Your Wedding Date: Coronavirus

March 27, 2020 | Family

WHOA. It’s been a freaking WEEK (or two) and I think it’s safe to say we are all feeling pretty stressed and uneasy about the future. If you are a bride getting married soon, I just want to say how sorry I am that this is happening. It’s...

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Why Dogs Do Things They Know are Wrong

Why Dogs Do Things They Know are Wrong

March 27, 2020 | Pets

If you look at the search phrases most often used to learn about dogs and their behavior, the following could serve as a template for many of them: Why does my dog ________ when they know it’s wrong? No matter what you fill in the blank with, the short an...

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Little Love Sessions

Little Love Sessions

June 26, 2019 | Family

Babies born into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are fighters. Fighting to live, to grow, to thrive. Their parents stand by them day in and day out, hoping, praying, and waiting for the day they can take their newest family members home. Emotionally dra...

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Sprinkle Kindness

Sprinkle Kindness

April 11, 2019 | Family

  All too often these days, we hear about bullying and violence and how it affects our kids. Less often, we hear stories of kindness and love and how small acts can make huge ripples. This week, instead of focusing on all that is bad in the world, how abo...

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Meal Planning the Easy Way

Meal Planning the Easy Way

March 15, 2019 | Family

Most people like eating dinner each night but no everybody loves planning and cooking meals, which has led to the explosive popularity of meal delivery services like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh over the past couple of years. While these services are convenient, ...

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Decluttering Kondo Style

Decluttering Kondo Style

February 28, 2019 | Family

Despite having a best selling book, Marie Kondo was not exactly a household name before the beginning of 2019. The January 1st premier of her Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, changed all that. Bright and bubbly, Kondo helps couples and families transf...

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Holiday Baking for Dogs!

Holiday Baking for Dogs!

December 20, 2018 | Pets

Baking for the holidays? Why not bake something for your dog? Peanut Butter Bark Bites Combine natural peanut butter with ripe banana, whole-wheat flour, and an egg. If it’s too thick, think it out with water. Divide into small portions using a cute doggy...

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Aging Parents: Part 1 - Long Distance Worrying

Aging Parents: Part 1 - Long Distance Worrying

December 17, 2018 | Seniors

On a Wednesday night, around 10 pm, as I sit dozing off in front of the television, my phone starts buzzing with text messages. It’s Mom, in Florida. She is having trouble breathing and is getting nervous. "Call an ambulance", I texted back. "That's what ...

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