Are you wondering, “Should I get the flu shot?”

Should I get the flu shot?
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Spread the love…            Influenza is an extremely contagious viral infection which results in uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms such as coughing, body aches, high fevers, and congestion.   Each year, thousands are hospitalized and some even die from influenza-related causes. To minimize the number of influenza cases, the Center for Disease Control recommends getting a flu …


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How to turn everyday chores into a workout.

How to turn everyday chores into a workout.
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Spread the love…            Exercise is extremely important, but many times, there is no way to incorporate it into your daily routine.   With so much going on each day, finding the time to exercise can be difficult. Therefore, for many people, finding time to exercise takes a little creativity.   One way is to turn …


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Kids gone? Convert your kid-friendly garden to an adult-oriented retreat.

Convert your kid-friendly garden to an adult-oriented retreat.
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Spread the love…            When you have small children, the backyard and garden are essential space for them to be free to run around and play.   The lawn can get torn up from all those soccer games and ride-on toys. The plants have been squashed and all things thorny (beautiful as they can be) removed …


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Family fun activities for all children, including those with special needs.

My youngest child, son Stuart, feeding the deer in the Bowmanville Zoo in Ontario.
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Spread the love…            If you have a child with special needs, you encounter the same joys as every other parent, but your challenges may be a little different.   Do you ever wish you could tell your fellow parent friends how easy they have it, with seemingly countless activities to go to with their child? …


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Sweet Cornbread Shrimp Cakes with Mango Salsa.

Sweet Cornbread Shrimp Cakes with Mango Salsa.
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Spread the love…            Once in a while, I will post a recipe that catches my eye, and this recipe for Sweet Cornbread Shrimp Cakes With Mango Salsa is the first. This will also include some of my own family’s all-time favorites. Although I haven’t tried this recipe yet, we all love the sound of it …


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Switching addictions: Coffee to sugar free hot chocolate with coconut oil.

Sugar free hot chocolate with coconut oil.
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Spread the love…            I sit here sipping on a lovely, warm mug of sugar free hot chocolate with coconut oil – a recipe I devised myself and a drink that I’ve come to enjoy as my go-to comfort drink, no matter what time of day.   As a result of this new recipe, we drink …


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Here’s how stress is killing you.

Here's how stress is killing you.
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Spread the love…            Some of you may be sighing after reading that title. “Yeah, we already know that stress is bad for your health.” …and it’s true that the serious harm stress can do to your health is definitely much more widely known than it used to be.   In general, however, a lot of …


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3 ways to spot hidden water damage around your home.

http://unitedwaterrestoration.com/ocala/
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Spread the love…            If you have a busted water main or you live in a flood prone area, you’d expect to find water damage around your home at some point.   However, there are many instances when you could have a hidden catastrophe in the making and never realize it until the damage is done. …


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