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Stress Free Holidays

How to keep stress from replacing joy during the holidays

There’s no doubt that the holidays are a busy time. With so many tasks to accomplish during the season, life can get hectic. That can bring pressure to both you and your family, which can put a damper on the fun and happiness you’re supposed to enjoy this time of… Read more



Holiday Snacks

How to control your holiday snacking

One of the things that most of us look forward to during the holidays is the plethora of treats that surround us. Delicious cookies, drinks, appetizers, dinners and desserts abound, giving us every chance to indulge in our favorite things. But all this food– and the desire to take advantage… Read more



Baby

Apartment babyproofing checklist for visiting little ones

For most people, the holidays mean having company, which is a wonderful thing. But not all guests are the same, and some require a little more preparation than others. No, this isn’t about nit-picking in-laws or that one loud cousin you have, it’s about young children. While you might not… Read more



Healthy Holiday Snacks

7 healthy holiday treats

The holidays are the prime time of the year to indulge, but all that eating and drinking can come with a price. Too many rich dinners and decadent desserts can cause weight gain, and leave your feeling imbalanced and lethargic. However, there are healthy options available that stay in the… Read more



Egg Nog

5 new twists on egg nog

Egg nog is one of those holiday favorites that you can’t reach for at just any time of the year. The availability of this creamy delight is restricted to around Christmastime, which usually means that seemingly every get-together around this time usually has it. Rather than drinking it the usual… Read more