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8 kitchen remodeling tips

8 kitchen remodeling tips

A kitchen is more than just a stunning backsplash and gorgeous cabinets. Integrate these thoughtful tips from Beyond the Box, Inc. kitchen design expert Debbie Ferguson when planning your kitchen remodel for a space that is functional and easy to work and live in. Think about what your goals are for the space. How long […]

Using minimalism as a tool for a tidy home and less stress

Using minimalism as a tool for a tidy home and less stress

Well, here we are, we’ve made it (almost) to month three of 2016, and if you’re like me, the mantra of “A new year, a new you” has worn off by now and “real life” has resumed. Your month long juice detox left you renewed but longing for a hearty meat sandwich and all those […]

Must Read: How to Babysit a Grandpa/ma books

Must Read: How to Babysit a Grandpa/ma books

Confession: Every now and again there comes along a children’s book that I want for my collection. Not my daughter’s. Mine. Ooh, that sounds bad, like I need a return trip to kindergarten. I promise I’m very good at sharing. Pinky promise. To the point, though, is just such a book (actually two) came on […]

Support St. Vincent Children’s Healthcare: Call for Kids Radiothon

Support St. Vincent Children’s Healthcare: Call for Kids Radiothon

As parents we want to live in a world where our babies (no matter their age) are safe and healthy. Yet we know that what we want is not always what we get; we cannot always keep the bad at bay. Knowing that there will be times when our children get sick or injured – […]

Super easy homemade Valentine’s Day cards

Super easy homemade Valentine’s Day cards

The origin of Valentine’s Day is still somewhat a mystery. One legend is that our Valentine’s Day is based on the Roman’s festival called Lupercalia that warded off wolves. Another belief is that St. Valentine was a priest who served during third century Rome who married forbidden couples secretly. Yet another legend is that Valentine […]

Family Fitness: Work and grow together

Family Fitness: Work and grow together

this blog is brought to you by guest contributor Zyana Morris, Health and Lifestyle blogger.  Exercise can be a family affair that teaches life-long skills promoting healthy practices and healthy lifestyle choices. Kids will model what they see in their parents, and if they are not going with you to the gym they simply won’t know that exercise […]

The new parents’ guide to handling visitors

The new parents’ guide to handling visitors

From the moment your bundle of joy finally arrives everyone, it seems, is eager to meet your baby. We are drawn to new life like a moth to flame.  Navigating through the post-baby visitor scenario can be quite tricky. One local Mom recalls having just had an emergency C-section and delivering her 6-week premature baby […]

A call to action: ‘Step In’ to prevent teen suicide

A call to action: ‘Step In’ to prevent teen suicide

As I write this, it’s been exactly two months since my community was rocked by the sudden death of one of its youth. Two months…the blink of an eye and a lifetime, all at once. In the immediate aftermath there was much blame and fingers being pointed as news broke across social media – born […]

Disconnecting to Reconnect

Disconnecting to Reconnect

In late October of 2015, my family made a radical decision. Some people scoffed at our naiveté, some approved, and some thought the whole thing ridiculous. The journey was challenging, and the results shocked us. Sunday mornings, our family is at church, and the solid friendships, good conversation, and faith building that happens during that […]

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