Home Educating During the Coronavirus

Home Educating During the Coronavirus

We are living in such an unusual time. A scary time for many. A word that most had never even heard of (unless they spent time reading the back of a Lysol can) has been a game changer in lives all over the entire world. Coronavirus. Who knew one word can put so much fear and make so many changes to what we know of as “everyday life”. It seems as every day, there are new protocols and new restrictions. One thing that has seemed to remain is the fact that many parents are now learning how to homeschool their children. Sure, teachers may be sending online support but parents are still having to find ways to make home educating work (and entertain) outside what the public schools offer.

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Non-Traditional Spring Break Ideas

Non-Traditional Spring Break Ideas

Taking a trip over spring vacation is a rite of passage for many college students. In today’s economic climate, however, those lavish trips to warm and sunny climates that were once the norm may not be as financially possible as they once were. That means that it’s necessary to get a bit creative in order to come up with some fun but more budget conscious trip ideas. These suggestions are definitely off the beaten path, so you’re not likely to find huge crowds at these places, and even if you decide to do an adventure type of trip, you may be able to get accommodations and transportation at the last minute without any problem.

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Homemaking Tips – Cleaning Your Washing Machine

The Best Tips for Cleaning your Washing Machine

Cleaning and sanitizing your washing machine will help it perform better and allow you to have clean and fresh smelling clothes. When you do laundry, things like dirt, debris and potty accident stuff leave a film of mold, mildew and bacteria along with detergent residue on the interior of your washing machine. Over the course of time, this becomes a nasty and smelly mess inside your washing machine.  Sanitizing the inside of your machine will help destroy and get rid of mold, mildew and bacteria spores all while keeping it smelling clean and fresh.

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How to Care for An African American Baby’s Hair

Taking in a New Foster Baby and Learning How to Care for an African American Baby’s Hair

The phone rang while I was waiting to get my daughter’s birth certificate straightened out. There had been an error when her birth certificate was filed originally at the time of her adoption. We never received a copy of the certificate but needed it to be able to obtain a passport for my daughter to go out of country with us. I was laughing because it was an error on DSS’ part and we were a little perturbed with having to go back to Raleigh for a second time to try fixing the problem. So, while standing in line at the Vital Records office, I look down to see it is a call coming in from DSS. I joked with the employee at the vital records office saying, “They probably have another child for us to take in.”  

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Announcing Baby Contest Winners

The votes are in and, boy, did we have some cute babies who entered. How exciting for the top three to get some really awesome goodies! I am going to let you know the winners but, first, let me remind you about all the awesome prizes these babies and parents have won!

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