Perfection in a Dish — How to Cook Meals Flawlessly

Trying to juggle a hectic lifestyle; being a good employee, supportive spouse and perfect parent is never going to be easy, but turning out excellent meals on top of all that? It’s tricky, but with a little thought, preparation and — most important of all — practice, your kitchen skills will transform in no time at all. The taste is in the timingCooking the perfect dish is all about timing, and making the most of the time that you have. For a busy parent who does not have all day to spend in the … [Read more...]

Are you Making a Dog’s Dinner of Your Pooch’s Diet?

Are you Making a Dog’s Dinner of Your Pooch’s Diet?   The health and wellbeing of our faithful friends is really important to us dog owners. We want to ensure that we are feeding them the right things so that they remain fit and strong. But is some pet food more nutritionally valuable than others, and are some feeding habits actually harmful? Read on to find out if your dog’s dinner is as beneficial as it should be.   Portion Size   Just like their owners, dogs … [Read more...]

Dress Your Children on a Budget

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    Now that school’s back in session, only one thing is on the minds of most parents—back-to-school shopping. Although school supplies are typically at the top of most of our back-to-school shopping lists, clothing for your older ones can be just as important. While the price tags on some children’s attire is enough to raise eyebrows, there are plenty of stylish and affordable kids’ items you can purchase that can be passed down to younger siblings. From unique fabrics to … [Read more...]

Maintaining Your Home’s Furnace Year Round

You rely on your furnace to keep you warm during those chilly winter months. What you may not know is that your furnace actually works year round as an important component of both your heating and cooling systems. You can't expect your furnace to take good care of you when you need it the most if you neglect it throughout the year. Here are some pointers for maintaining your home's furnace year round: Furnace tune up. You should have a professional out at least once a year to give your … [Read more...]

Top 3 Pests That Plague Nevada

Nevada - the state that offers thousands of possibilities. It's where you go if you want to go crazy every once in a while, just avoid going too crazy or you'll end up like the guys in "Hangover". Some people certainly can't take their fill of Nevada; and it's almost the same with insects. Many creatures prefer the weather here because days are sunny and nights are cold, but not too chilly. All sorts of insects survive in this state because the winters aren't very harsh, which means that the … [Read more...]

The Best Selling Toys Ever

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Some toys come and go out of fashion, whereas others are enduring favourites which sell thousands every year for decades. Designers who strike it lucky and come up with an idea which captures the public imagination can easily make their fortune, given the constant demand for toys from both parents and kids. Star Wars License: Creative Commons Link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/puuikibeach/6429144007/in/photostream/ One of the biggest film franchises ever is Star Wars, and recent news that … [Read more...]

Teen Bullying: Warning Signs That Your Teen Is Being Bullied at School

Most of us remember what it is like to go through middle school and high school with all the popular kids, as well as the not-so-popular ones. We have been witnesses of school bullying- whether we were simply watching from afar or we were the one being bullied. Now that you are a parent, you want to ensure that your child doesn't go through that torture. Understanding Teen Bullying Bullying is an abuse. Teen bullies try to terrorize, hurt, or scare their victims. They want to induce some … [Read more...]

5 Money Saving Holiday Shopping Tips

With the holidays right around the corner, it's about time to start thinking about everyone's wish lists and start saving your money for holiday shopping. Whether you're the type of person who prefers to wait until the last minute to buy gifts or you prefer to get them done months in advance, here are some money saving tips for holiday shopping. Make a list Just like when you're going grocery shopping, write out what you're looking to buy before you leave for the store. By writing a list, you … [Read more...]