5 easy tips to make your home more planet friendly.

5 easy tips to make your home more planet friendly.

  Everyone wants to help the environment, but most people don’t know how to start. Many also have the false idea that one person can’t make a difference. However, it’s actually amazing how much of a difference one person can make.   There are numerous renewable energy systems and appliances that can help you save a lot of energy every day. …

How to get your house organized after the holidays.

How to get your home organized after the holidays.

  The holidays are always a busy time for everyone with plenty of socializing with friends and family.   After all is said and done your house may be looking a little worse for the wear.   So now, it’s time to pack up the decorations and get things back in order, and we’ve got …

6 holiday foods that should NEVER go down your drain.

6 holiday foods that should NEVER go down your drain.

  The holidays are here, and you’ve just made an incredible meal for your friends and family. Everyone is stuffed and happy, you’re feeling pleased with yourself and the only thing left to do is clean the kitchen.   That’s when you look in the sink and notice that it bears a striking resemblance to the Dead Sea. …

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

Featured Image Credit The urge to enter hibernation mode is strong every year when winter rolls back around.   The cold, dark, bugs and germs – and all the stress of Christmas, tend to make us want to burrow under our duvets, refusing to come back out until next spring.   But life goes on, …

10 volunteering ideas to help your community this holiday season.

Volunteer in your community.

  Heading into the thick of the holiday season with the madness of Black Friday on top of us, you may have your sights set on giving back to those around you rather than getting caught up in the frenzy of super-saver early-bird specials.   Don’t worry: You aren’t alone in being totally turned off …

Allergy alert: What to do when you can’t find the culprit.

Allergy alert.

  There are few things in life more irritating than an allergy you don’t know the source of. It doesn’t matter if it happens to you or someone in your family; it’s aggravating for everyone. It’s even worse if it’s one of your children.   They have all the classic symptoms of an allergy; hives and welts …

The many benefits of healthy crockpot cooking.

Healthy crockpot cooking.

Healthy crockpot cooking allows families to prepare their meals and trust they will be cooked and ready at dinner time with little effort.   Once all the ingredients have been combined into a slow cooker (crockpot) you can easily set the meal to cook while away at work, or out enjoying other activities. In fact, …

How to encourage communication between family generations.

How to encourage communication between family members.

  Many well-intentioned adults have experienced a dead-end conversation with their children or grandchildren that begins with “how is school?” and ends with “good.”   Even for those who haven’t had this experience, engaging in conversation with younger members of your family can be daunting.   Is it even possible? Yes. The following tips will …