Apricot Pecan Cereal Bars

With autumn in the air and back to school thoughts on the minds of many families, Apricot Pecan Cereal Bars make a perfect addition to lunchboxes and briefcases alike.

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What To Do When The Family Pet Needs A Vacation

If you’re planning a family vacation, your four-legged friend may want to nose in on the action. Planning in advance and picking up some basic items can help make that vacation “paws-down,” smart and affordable.

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Learning Through Play

Work is work and play is play, right? Actually, for most young children nothing could be further from the truth.

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Tips For Helping Kids Cope With Moving

Entertaining for large groups, be it family affairs or for friends, can be stressful. The logistics alone might be daunting.

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Passing The In-Law Test At The Holidays

How can you avoid the house cleaning frenzy prior to entertaining your in-laws and other holiday guests?

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Saving The World From Your Home

Our homes produce more greenhouse gas emissions than our cars, making the home a great place to take steps to reduce air pollution and help the environment.

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Dig Into Tree Planting

Trees in your backyard can be home to many different types of wildlife. Trees can also reduce your heating and cooling costs, help clean the air, add beauty and color, provide shelter from the wind and the sun, and add value to your home… plus it can be a fun thing to do with your family!

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Back To School The Heart Healthy Way

Nutritionists say it can be easy for school-aged kids to learn healthy eating habits—all it may take is a little home work.

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New Tricks for an Old Problem: Brown-bag School Lunches

The kids are going back to school. Once again, you are back in the kitchen packing lunches, racking your brain for something different that they will eat. Sound familiar?

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Simple, New Test Offers More Reliable Health Screening For Newborns

Baby feet must be the most adorable things on earth. Even more than a source for tickling, however, your baby’s foot actually offers a precious gift: an invaluable glimpse into your baby’s health future.

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Protecting Children’s Teeth At Home And At School

Learning about what kids drink at school may help keep their teeth healthy. Soda vending machines are in many of the nation’s junior high and high schools. Between classes, many students drink soda because they are thirsty, while some want the caffeine some of the beverages contain.

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It’s Spring Again and Allergies Are In Full Bloom

Chances are that you would just as soon not think about your nose. As long as it lets air in and out fairly easily, sniffs a nice aroma now and then, and keeps eyeglasses in place, a nose is, well, forgettable. But for 25 million to 30 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis – inaccurately known as hay fever – it is sometimes hard to think of anything but their noses.

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Concerned About Someone’s Drinking?

Alcoholism is like a tornado. It can wreak havoc not only on the alcoholic but also among those closest to the one suffering from the disease. But there is hope. It’s called Al-Anon.

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Protect Animals From Wintry Weather

Cold weather can bring changes in animals’ behavior, and safety precautions need to be taken to ensure a happy, healthy winter for cats and dogs. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers some advice to help keep pets cozy all season long.

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Clams Charm Cooks And Children

The sweet, distinct flavor of clams provides fast and unparalled seafood meals sure to delight the cook, the kids and just about anyone else. Includes recipe for Mushrooms Stuffed with Fresh Clams.

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Solutions for a Perfect Wedding

The good news is that you found that special person to share the rest of your life with. However, unless you are properly prepared, the bad news is that planning your wedding can be extremely stressful. But don’t despair, you can get your wedding organized and keep the excitement stress free.

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In Daycare Centers, Cleanliness Is a Must

Daycare centers have become a way of life in America. More than half of all mothers of children too young to care for themselves hold jobs outside the home. For them–indeed for millions of American families–day-care centers provide a service that is a necessity. If both parents work, a solo parent caring for a child must work, or other family support systems are inadequate, child day care answers a critical need. Unfortunately, though, it often provides something else.

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