Top 3 Easy New Year’s Resolutions to Keep

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As the champagne glasses clink at midnight on New Year’s Eve, you may choose to join the 45 percent of Americans who usually make New Year’s resolutions to be thinner, funnier, smarter or happier. Well, try joining the elite club this year: the 8 percent who follow through in achieving…

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4 Key Components of a Successful Holiday Party

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Throwing a holiday party is the best way to combine the season’s top three priorities: friends, family, and food. By hosting a holiday party, you have the opportunity to bring loved ones together and celebrate by enjoying seasonal recipes and drinks. Of course, hosting a party often ends up being…

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Meet Punkin!

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Guess what – I’m a grandma again! OK, I’ve been a grandma again for a while – 18 months or so – but I don’t feel guilty about not introducing you to Punkin earlier. When I announced Caesar Boy I felt guilty, but since then my perspective changed. I used…

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Family Child Care Credential

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Last December I reached a major milestone in my family child care career – I completed the Family Child Care Certificate from Fox Valley Technical College, and was awarded a Family Child Care Credential by the Registry. Because I teach the first two classes in the Credential – Curriculum for…

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Cleaning for the Holidays

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I love it when our home is clean, but sometimes it gets so messy that I don’t know where to start. Then I found these great tips and tricks for getting your home ready for the holidays. Since I’ve read them already I’m going to start cleaning while I’m still…

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The Headless Childcare Provider

All the stores have been stocking their shelves with Christmas since October and the grocery store had a Salvation Army bell-ringer before Halloween – what’s up with that? I refuse to think about Christmas before Thanksgiving, except for Toys for Tots. Cowboy is in the Marine Reserves, which helps out…

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The Dirty Truth About Littering

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The other day I received an email from David, owner of Cleaning Services Group in the UK. That’s the United Kingdom, if you didn’t know. He’s passionate about the disastrous effect littering has on our planet, and after reading his message I decided to help spread his message.   Did…

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