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How to Set up a Homework Station for Kids

August 6, 2019

Want to set your kids up for academic success this school year? A homework station can help! Follow these simple steps to create a dedicated homework area that’s so inviting, they’ll actually look forward to their next assignment! Choose a location. It can be tough to concentrate in noisy, heavily trafficked areas, so your kitchen table probably won’t make an ideal space for school work. Instead, find a private, well-lit area that is free of distractions. If you have more than one child, set up…

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Setting up a Craft Room

July 16, 2019
Robert floor plan - Craft room

Practically every “crafter” dreams of a dedicated space in which they can unleash their creativity. Whether you’re interested in scrapbooking, sewing, painting or quilting, we’re here to help! Check out the following tips for creating a cozy craft corner—or spacious craft room—that seamlessly integrates with your home’s layout and design. Pay attention to lighting. It’s ideal to set up your crafting station in an area with abundant natural light. Windows are especially beneficial if you plan to photograph crafts in progress. If you must use…

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Benefits of Subscribing to a Meal Kit Delivery Service

July 8, 2019

Meal kit delivery services can save you time and energy—and provide the perfect excuse to skip the long lines at the grocery store. But that’s not all they offer! Check out these exciting benefits, some of which you may not have considered: Convenience. No meal planning. Minimal prep work. Simply choose the dishes you’d like to eat and the fresh, flavorful ingredients will be delivered directly to your doorstep. Portion control. Practicing proper portion control is an important part of adhering to a healthful diet.…

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Fourth of July Traditions for Families

July 1, 2019

“It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” – John Adams The Fourth of July, America’s biggest summer holiday, during which communities from coast to coast come together to celebrate our national independence and heritage. Like most families across America, your Fourth of July ritual probably involves some combination of grilled food and—as John Adams famously foretold—grand firework displays, local…

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Great Last-minute Gifts for Dad

June 14, 2019

So Father’s Day is just around the corner and you don’t have a gift? No need to panic. Whether you have a few days or just a few hours remaining before the moment of truth, our list of last-minute gift ideas for Dad should have you covered. A concert or sporting event It only takes a few minutes to check the schedule for your dad’s favorite baseball team or touring dates for his favorite band and click to buy tickets. Then simply print out the…

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