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Read a Book Today!

There are many benefits of reading books. Unfortunately, in this day and age, not a lot of people take the time to read them anymore. When was the last time you picked up a book? Blame your answer on technology if you must, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re missing out on a lot of wonderful benefits!

Reading Feeds Your Mind.

August is National Family Fun Month

When August hits us it can feel like the fun of summer is coming to an end. So, before you start bringing out the brown paper lunch bags and dividing up the school supplies, pick a few days this month that will be dedicated to having some family fun!

Just because summer is almost over, doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop!

We’ve lined up some great activities to enjoy with your family:

Host a family game night! Take turns picking out games and invite other families to join in on the fun.

8 Things to Tell Your Teen Not to Do

I hope you have been enjoying your summer so far. Soon, our kids will be going back to school. While we are busy thinking about lunch plans, shopping for school clothes, and more, our children are clinging to their last bit of summer break.

This time of year also means that many teens will be getting behind the wheel and driving themselves to and from school, to after school sports or part time jobs, to go hang out with their friends, etc.

Don’t Get Caught Without Your Sunscreen

Heading out on a warm, sunny day? Don’t forget to cover up – with sunscreen.

Everybody – and I mean everybody – needs sunscreen. Your ethnicity doesn’t matter; how easily you tan doesn’t matter. If you go out in the sun without sunscreen you are putting yourself at risk for melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of cancer,

Sunscreens carry sun protection factor (SPF) numbers, which indicate how much protection they offer against the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

A Healthy Tip for You from an Unlikely Source

I’ll get to the healthy tip shortly, but first… Did you know that June is National Iced Tea Month? I love iced tea, especially sweet tea, and I thought it might be fun to take a look at this delicious summer beverage and all it has to offer. There’s a lot I didn’t know, especially about its benefits (good and good for you!) and wanted to share a little of my newfound knowledge about this favorite summertime drink with you.

May is National Asthma & Allergies Awareness Month

I don’t know about you, but over the past few years, my allergies have gotten worse than usual.

Since May is peak season for allergy and asthma sufferers, I thought it was the perfect time to learn more about these diseases.

Asthma is a disease of the lungs that occurs when airways become blocked or narrowed causing difficulty breathing.

Don’t Drive Drowsy!

Think for a minute about the last time you were really tired and driving somewhere. Even though you may have been driving for years, you still aren’t driving at your best when you’re tired. Now think about your teen that just started driving and doesn’t realize that driving tired is as real a danger as driving drunk!

Driving when you are tired can be extremely dangerous.

Vacation Time Is Near…Planning Reduces Stress

If you haven’t already started, it’s time to start thinking about your Spring or Summer vacation plans. The whole point of a vacation is to relax and relieve stress, but all too often, you need a vacation after your vacation to recover from time off.

Cleaning Up Your Spring Cleaning Process

There are few traditions of spring more satisfying than the annual clean. For many of us, however, the pleasure of spring cleaning comes only after the work is finished. This cleaning overhaul may never become effortless, but we can make the project more manageable – and even enjoyable.