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Extended Stay America – Clean & Family Friendly

Over the past year I have done quite a bit of travel for both work and for fun with the kids. We have had some great hotel stays and few pretty awful ones, too, but the one thing that I   Read More »

Warby Parker – Making Prescription Eyewear More Affordable

I have been putting off something very important for about a year now. Going to get my eyeglasses prescription checked. Why? Because I know it needs to be updated, but the cost of getting new glasses terrifies me and since   Read More »

Tips for Making the Most of Your Healthcare Plan

Growing up in a military family and then becoming a military spouse, choosing  a healthcare plan has never been an option – all I had to do was figure out how to make the most of the military’s healthcare plan.   Read More »

Are You Ready for Hurricane Irene – or Any Other Natural Disaster?

emergency readiness checklist

Batten down the hatches! For those of us in Virginia it has been one drama filled week dealing with the wrath of Mother Nature. After two violent storms, one earthquake and its countless aftershocks we now get to look forward   Read More »

Dick’s Sporting Goods Providing PACE Concussion Software and Education to Schools

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis and the concussion detection software

According to the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, up to 3.8 million recreation- and sports-related concussions occur in the United States every year – with concussions in adolescent age groups accounting for the majority.1  This is a serious   Read More »

Presto Change-o! Raising A Healthy Family Gets A New Look

So as much as I loved, loved, loved the site design that Raising A Healthy Family has had since I first created in in July 2007, I just began to think it needed an update. The theme it was based   Read More »

One Mom’s Strategies for Keeping the Balance with Special Needs Kids

The following is a guest post by Karen of KarenMomofThree’sCraftBlog. Karen has three boys with special needs and I wanted her to share some of her tips for keeping the balance and control in her busy family’s daily life. My   Read More »

Cool Find – Peel ‘n Stick Whiteboard Panels

I have seen the paint you can use to create a custom chalkboard in your house, but when I saw these peel ‘n stick whiteboard panels from Wall Candy Arts I knew I had to find somewhere in my house   Read More »

We Give Books – Reading and Charity Can Go Hand in Hand

This week I had the opportunity to be part of press event for the launch of a really cool reading meets charity initiative. If you are a parent, teacher or just love reading with kids, check out We Give Books.   Read More »

Looking for a New Pet? Try the Shelter First

While I don’t think the holidays are the right time to introduce a new pet into your family, many people do get pets for their loved ones at the holidays. If you are considering a new pet at the holidays   Read More »