12 Treats to Eat While Cheering for Team USA

Thanks to the time change between South Korea and the United States, families can enjoy Olympic coverage all day long. From watching luge competitors barrel down the track at 80 miles per hour to holding your breath wondering if the freestyle snowboarders are going to stick the landing, there is no shortage of excitement throughout the three weeks of athleticism and competition.

While most of us are not planning on competing in any Olympic sports in the near future, you can show your fervor for Team USA by indulging in some patriotic treats throughout the games. Whip up some of these snacks and enjoy your arm chair coaching alongside Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, no bedazzled microphone required.

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10 Edible Flowers (and Recipes You Can Try)

Spring is still a few weeks away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start dreaming of warmer weather, flowers blooming, and iced anything instead of foods meant to keep us warm. One of the most unlikely places to get your boost of flavor and color when it comes to springtime meals is flowers. That’s right, those colorful things you have in your garden? Some of them you can eat. Maybe your two year old was on to something when he tried to scarf down that handful of dirt (just kidding, don’t do that). Below is a list of ten flowers you can actually eat, and delicious spring-time recipes to try. 

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The reality of Living With a pet with a chronic illness

“Cats are so easy to take care of. All you have to do is feed them and clean out their litter box once a day.”

I smiled, quietly walking past two women in the middle of a conversation in the feline section at the local pet store, and grabbed two bottles of Nature’s Miracle carpet cleaner and a 50 count pack of large pee pads before heading to the register. These items are a monthly purchase in our home, if we’re lucky. We have had one cat for the last 13 years. And it’s been anything but easy.

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How to include your kids in your wedding

It’s no surprise that men and women both are waiting until later in life to tie the knot. With childhoods full of the negative impact of divorce and concerns about the necessity of the institution, millennial families are taking a more unique path to marriage than their parents.

A 2013 study found that the average age for marriage is 27 for women and 29 for men, up 5 years from the average in 1990 and 7 years since 1960. While the age of marriage has consistently increased with time, the age of first child has not, staying stable at 25 years old. 

As a result, more and more couples are celebrating their vows alongside their children, giving them a fun story to tell for years to come!

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10 foods you can regrow in water

Gardening doesn’t have to be as complicated as you may think. It actually can be as simple as putting a stalk of lettuce in water and letting it grow, with very little effort aside from that. If you’ve always wanted to grow your own vegetables but you don’t have room in your yard (or any spare time, can we get an amen?), read on to find out which vegetables you can grow right in your kitchen using only water!

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10 Tips to Designing a Small Organized Playroom

Playrooms. They are the epitome of a double-edged sword; A must have if you have any hopes for a (somewhat) toy-free living area, but yet the amount of upkeep and energy that goes into keeping one organized is a never-ending battle. Pinterest fills your head with dreams of colorful play spaces, oozing with educational activities, bright, happy children, properly labeled bins, and perfectly crafted wooden blocks stacked neatly on table in the corner – or perhaps, made into the most elaborate of castles. We can barely contain our excitement until we look around our own home and notice two major things: 1. Our kids love the gawdy, noisy plastic toys, and 2. We have no space. Where are these bright and airy play spaces of Pinterest land? If you are tight on space, but still hoping to create a fun (and organized) space for your children to play freely, we have 10 tips to get you started!

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Family Meal Planning with HelloFresh

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The rush of the holidays are over, and your family is still recovering. You are still recovering. You might still have to take down all the holiday decorations. There is still a pile of wrapping paper in that corner over there. Your suitcases still need to be unpacked from your travels to see family. Your kids are in front of their new toys, eyes glued, and voices yelling at their siblings (it usually sounds something like “Stooppppp. Mooooom, he’s touching my new Lego set!”). The last thing on your mind right now is probably meal planning for this week. Heck, you don’t even know what you’re going to do for dinner tonight. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone help with this daunting task? Well, say hello to family meal planning with HelloFresh.

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How to Recover After the Disaster of a House Fire

You had a fire at your home, now what?  Whether it is a fire that causes minimal damage or totally destroys your home, the fire will change your life in the following days. Although we hope and pray this never happens to you, we want you to be equipped with the knowledge of what to expect and what your next steps are if it does. If a fire does occur in your home, you will be very overwhelmed with emotions and most likely have a difficult time figuring out where to go from there. Reading about this now will prepare you for a successful recovery IF the disaster of a house fire does damage your home. If this never happens to you, maybe you can help someone you know if they face the tragedy of a home fire.

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Phone Recycling Made Easy With Trade More Mobile

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We’ve got phones. We’ve got devices. We have a whole pile of “somewhat” working gadgets that just aren’t needed anymore. Furthermore, if I were to just toss them in the garbage, I’m not exactly helping the environment by properly disposing of these electronics. I bet you have all the time to search, drive around town, and try to locate a recycling center, but in our “no time” and “busy” days, that’s not realistic. Plus… gas isn’t cheap. Instead, we figure that getting some extra cash, no gas coins wasted, and save our conscience about the environment is the much better option with Trade More Mobile. TradeMore offers the best prices for your old devices. Payouts on TradeMore are substantially higher than other competitors. For example, TradeMore is paying $411 for an iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB while the top competitor pays $355.

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10 Decadent Paleo Christmas Treats to Share

As the holiday season approaches, one knows there will be sweets and treats everywhere you look…at work, at school, at parties, and even in your own kitchen as you plan and prepare teacher and co-worker gifts or treats to share at the annual Christmas Party. This year maintain your Paleo lifestyle with ease by selecting a few decadent treats that will leave your taste buds wanting more, without all the unhealthy additives, refined sugars and unhealthy fats. Here are just a few of our favorite treats that will comfort your craving for some holiday cheer:

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11 Paleo Sides and Desserts You’ll be Thankful for this Holiday

For some, Thanksgiving is a day of football and food. For others, more is gained from spending time in the kitchen preparing a meal for and with those we love. No matter what your Thanksgiving traditions look like, for some, a healthier diet and lifestyle is something they carry with them everyday, holidays included. Whether you have joined those of us eating a paleo diet for medical reasons, weight-loss goals, or simply because it is the food you enjoy, we want to help you enjoy the holidays just as you used to as child. Here to join your Thanksgiving turkey is an array of delicious sides and desserts that will make you wonder why you ever thought a paleo lifestyle would be difficult.

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15 Fabulous Fall Recipes

Fall recipes represent comfort, warmth, family, flavors, and YUM. Pinterest is a great way to find those recipes. In fact, the word “recipes” is one of the top 10 most pinned words within Pinterest. We’ve picked 15 of our favorite fall recipes to inspire you to add new dishes to your cooking repertoire.

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