Alcohol Awareness Month

  The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) founded and continues to sponsor Alcohol Awareness Month in an effort to reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism by encouraging the education of alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism, as defined by the NCADD, is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated….


Steps to a Successful Financial Future

  When it comes to money, some of us are spenders and some are savers. Money is rarely an easy or fun thing to talk about unless you are lucky enough to fall into the small percentile of individuals who have an overabundance of it. It is important for a household to have a…


Coping with Divorce

Divorce rates and statistics seem to rise every year. In many divorce cases, children are caught in between the two parents. Though the adults were not able to maintain a healthy relationship with one another, the children should maintain healthy relationships with both parents. Some ways to help the children involved in divorce cases…

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Fun Family Activities

Every family is different. Some enjoy being indoors, some outdoors, some cooking, some eating out, and etcetera. One commonality for many families, though, is the effect technology has had on their time together. It is important for families to unplug and spend time talking to one another and having fun. Some ideas for fun…

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Eating Heart Healthy

With a new year and resolutions on our heels, many of us are still battling with making healthier choices in an effort to lose a few holiday pounds. Something that is often forgotten is that food does not only effect our waistlines, but it impacts our health and wellness as well. Sure, the treadmill…

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Know the Chemicals in Your Home

Homes serve as safe havens for their residents. When lying on a soft pillow waiting on sleep to come in the evenings, a feeling of calm and being safe is evident when tucked into bed in one’s own room. We expect homes to be clean and free of any harmful chemicals that could cause…

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Healthy Diet Plan for the New Year

Starting with Halloween and carrying through to January 2nd, the thoughts of calorie counting steadily diminish. The candy, turkey, cookies, and other delectable party foods join forces in areas like the midsection, thighs, and rear end of our bodies much quicker than I’m sure we all would prefer, and that is why January and…

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Managing Your Family’s Health Records

Family Health Records are important to document and keep in an accessible location should any emergencies arise. Knowing that mom is allergic to certain medications or dad has a heart murmur could be a life determining factor in severe situations. Having an emergency game plan that all family members are aware of is critical…

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Defense Against Cold and Flu

Being sick is not something that most people enjoy. Runny noses, sore throats, and coughing do not provide their host with warm, fuzzy feelings. Preventing these symptoms from developing or worsening is important around this time of the year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a few easy methods to preventing…

Beautiful mid adult African American mom is standing with her arms crossed with a concerned expression on her face. Her elementary age son and teenage daughter are ignoring her and using gaming device or smart phones in the backround on Christmas Eve. They are sitting on the sofa. A Christmas tree, fireplace and stockings are blurred in the background. Focus is on the mom. She is wearing a green sweater with a red blouse underneath.

Coping with the Holidays

The holiday season brings with it delicious foods, beautiful decorations, and the tale of a jolly old fellow who is pulled by reindeer through the night sky to deliver presents to all good little boys and girls. Along with the magic of the holidays, however, comes stressful nights, overspending, and a feeling of loss…