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5 Healthy, Budget-Friendly Lunch Box Ideas Your Child Will Love

by freelance writer Riley Herder   If you are anything like me, making healthy food choices has found its way lower on the priority list than in years past. After months of infrequent trips to the store and stress-eating our way through dizzying news cycles, the need for a steady... more

Should You Get Your Child A Pet Bird?

by freelance writer Riley Herder   Pets—in addition to bicycles and inflatable pools—are in higher demand during the COVID-19 pandemic than in any time in recent history. The reasons are obvious: You are at home more, you are displaced from routines and relationships that offer joy to you and your... more

8 Life Hacks For Seniors Living At Home

by freelance writer Riley Herder   For seniors living at home, some everyday tasks are rather steep challenges. For those with limited mobility, significant memory loss, or arthritis, a house can be full of these difficult situations, as well as risks to their health. As caregivers or relatives of seniors... more

4 Questions To Ask Child Caregivers During Corona

>> Looking for childcare? Find babysitters in your area now.   Parenting in times of corona is adding an extra layer of learning to everything we thought we knew about finding and hiring quality childcare. Of course, there are still the usual interview questions to ask while vetting a caregiver... more

4 Easy Home-Made Ice Cream Recipes

by freelance writer Riley Herder   Summer may look a lot different for your family this year. Events are cancelled, vacations are advised against in many places, and many of the things we have looked forward to during the past several months of corona’s wicked run are still off-limits. For... more

How To Set Up A Terrarium

by freelance writer Riley Herder   For those with even the slightest green thumb, a terrarium is a good choice for a variety of reasons. You may desire a garden but have limited outdoor space. Perhaps you want the satisfaction of having plants but are nervous about the level of... more

Care Providers: Financial Planning And Strategies For Saving

by freelance writer Riley Herder   When you spend your days caring for others, it can be particularly hard to care for yourself. One of the most overlooked ways to do this is future financial planning. Life can get busy, especially when it feels like you are living pay cheque... more

How To Improve Cognitive Health In Old Age

by freelance writer Riley Herder   Memory is a funny thing. Some people struggle to recall details of their childhood, but can lock in numbers and facts like a steel trap. Others—like myself—can tell you vivid memories from the age of five, yet forget what they had for breakfast come... more