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Fun Outdoor Activities to Battle Summertime Heat: Water Activities in Your Backyard and Community

Posted on July 14th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger My family loves warm weather. After a harsh winter, we can’t get enough of the outdoors. Warm turns to hot before long, though, and the children start complaining. Sometimes, the best way to handle the summer heat is to be ready with a few fun outdoor activities. Let’s Pool Our [...]

Baby Swimming Lessons: Four Questions to Ask

Posted on July 10th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Preparing your child for water safety is important, but don’t get ahead of yourself. You shouldn’t expect your child to master the backstroke after his first few baby swimming lessons. Early childhood swim lessons emphasize water safety and gaining comfort in a pool rather than specifically teaching kids to [...]

Three Healthy Snack Ideas for the Road

Posted on July 8th, 2014

Posted by Karen Lac, guest blogger It can be a challenge to stay healthy while on the road. Whether traveling for work or leisure, it’s easy to give in to temptation when you’re hungry and need something fast. Restaurants, cafes, and convenience stores are often filled with fattening and greasy options that, although they may taste [...]

Four Ways Fresh Herbs can Spice Up a Meal

Posted on July 7th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Using herbs in your cooking is a great way to add flavor, keep your recipe healthy, and add antioxidants to your diet. Learning to cook with herbs can take some practice, but once you understand the basics, you can experiment with your own concoctions. Here are four herb projects [...]

Incorporating Yoga for Stress Relief

Posted on July 7th, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger We all wish life was worry-free. Unfortunately, stress inevitably rears its ugly head. Even the most positive people can get stressed out, but there are ways to combat it to ensure it doesn’t overwhelm you. Exercises such as jogging, bike riding, weightlifting, and group classes are just a few [...]

Five Home Garden Ideas Using Tomatoes

Posted on July 5th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger A home garden this summer can provide you with all the fresh organic produce you need. Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most prolific croppers of all the garden vegetables, and are a mainstay of your average garden salad recipe. Be environmentally friendly this season, save money, and [...]