Recipe Ingredients, Reconsidered

Our recent posts on National Nutrition Month and trans fats may have gotten you thinking about the food you’re buying and eating. (At least we hope they did!) In our continuing quest to provide useful information to keep you in tip-top shape, let’s consider some quick and easy substitutes for what you may currently be…

Home Spring Flooding

Home Flooding: When April Showers Bring More Than May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers. It also brings changing weather patterns that can lead to flooding. Flooding often happens without warning, and standard homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policies don’t cover flooding. If your home becomes flooded, here are some smart steps to take. Remove the muddy mess. Shovel out as much mud as possible, then…

Spring Clean(eat)ing

Spring is upon us and this means Spring cleaning…right? Well this Spring try something different called Spring clean(eat)ing! You may be asking yourself, “What is that?” Well it is not your ordinary routine of cleaning the house but it is still cleaning. Spring clean(eat)ing is an approach you should take to your current eating habits…

Play it Safe in the Kitchen

The other night I took a pan of cookies out of the oven and did the unthinkable: I dropped it on the floor, upside down. This was annoying for a couple reasons. First, I had a big-time craving for chocolate chip cookies and now I had to wait 12 more minutes (gasp!) until I could…

Help Your Children with Swim Lessons

Help Your Children get In the Swim

When children learn to swim, they develop a skill they’ll have for the rest of their lives. Of course, children should learn to swim to be water-safe, yet there are so many other benefits that come with taking the plunge. Swimming is fantastic exercise Swimming works every muscle of the body and helps children gain…