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Maintaining Your Friendships After You Have Kids


It’s natural for your relationships to change after you have kids - kids have to come first, and your routine changes. Unfortunately, your friends’ routines don’t, which can lead to strained relationships. But you don’t have to abandon everyone just because you’re at different points in your lives. Here are five tips that can help you maintain your friendships after y...


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Five Tips to Get a Better Night's Sleep


Getting a good amount of sleep each day is very important. Abnormal sleep patterns affect our emotional and physical health. We know that sometimes it can be hard to get to bed on time, so here are five key tips to get back on track with sleep.     Set bedtime alarms- Most everyone sets an alarm for a specific time to wake up, but we rarely set alarms to lay down. It is important ...


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Summer Food Programs


It's not easy to care for your kids over the summer. Last week, we brought you fun, affordable ideas to keep your kids entertained. This week, we’re going to talk about how hard it can be to keep your kids fed.   According to data collected from the National School Lunch Program, over 22 million school-aged children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Unfortunately, once summe...


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Summer Fun On A Budget


With Summer rolling in we know that children are starting to get antsy. School is out, the sun is shining and children want to get out there and have fun! The great thing about children is that they have strong imaginations and can be entertained fairly easily. We have compiled a list of inexpensive to free things to do to keep your children happy and occupied this summer.   “Kids B...


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What to Know About Baby Boxes


Over the last few years, baby boxes have gained popularity as an alternative to cribs and bassinets, especially for low income families.   The boxes, which come with a firm mattress and a fitted sheet, have some notable advantages. First is the size - baby boxes can fit in small, cramped rooms, and can easily be kept by your bed. Since it’s a cardboard box, it’s also light and ...


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How To Get Your Kids To Play Music


When I was young, I loved watching my dad play drums. My uncle would sometimes come over to jam, and I would join them with my cheap electric guitar, struggling to keep up with the beat, not quite sure what note would come next.   I didn’t get serious about music until I got to highschool, but I always wondered how much better I’d be if I’d kept at it from a young age. An...


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Protect Yourself With the FTC Scam Alert


It’s scary to think about, but criminals are always thinking up new schemes to trick you out of your money or personal information. If they do manage to scam you, they, and your money, will be impossible to find. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by following the Federal Trade Commission, a government agency for consumer protection. They have a list of popular scams that they k...


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Free Mental Health Resources


In 2014, about one in five Americans experienced a mental health issue. As common as these issues are, people are often reluctant to seek treatment. This is a problem, because left untreated, mental health problems can have a negative impact on the way you think, feel, and act. If you want help but aren’t sure where to find it, you’re in luck. Free resources are available online an...


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Finding Low-Income Dental Care


Dental problems are painful to suffer through and expensive to fix. They can make it hard to eat and drink, can lower your self-esteem, and some can even threaten your long-term health. If you’re part of a low-income household, you may be hesitant to get dental help. However, there may be options for free and reduced-cost dental care. Here’s where you should look: Community Heal...


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Finding An Affordable Computer


There’s no easy way around it - computers are expensive. Unfortunately, if you’re suffering from financial hardship, this means you’ll have to work hard to find one in your price range. Here are a few places you should look. Nonprofits Let’s get the bad news out of the way - there aren’t many national nonprofits that give computers to low-income households. Howev...


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