10 Ingredients to Avoid for Better Health

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When you begin the habit of looking at the ingredients list of foods before purchasing, it’s easy to feel like you have no idea what you are looking at or what you’re looking for. Of course, the first rule of thumb is a short and pronounceable ingredient list. But what if you would really like to purchase an item that seems fairly processed but would like to make sure it doesn’t contain anything really bad? And why are these things bad?

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How To Find Beauty In Daily Life

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It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of this fast-paced, ever-changing world; especially while trying to balance work and family life. In a day and age where technology has taken over human interaction, it is no wonder many have forgotten the cliche, yet poignant advice: Take time to stop and smell the roses. The following is a list of ten things you can do to rediscover the world around you and find beauty in daily life.

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Ways To Encourage Dad And Baby Bonding

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For many women, bonding with their babies is an instant, organic result of all that encompasses motherhood. Whether it be your simple caress that calms your loved one in an instant or the habitual lullaby you hum during late night nursing sessions, your bond is a steadfast security that envelops your child in their ever changing world. Some dads might find this bond intimidating in situations where you are the daily caretaker, and baby seems particularly partial to you at times. The following tips can help ensure that your husband’s bond with your baby becomes just as strong as yours, and baby gets a complete balance from both of you.

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Baby Monitor Guide: Peek Plus

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Being able to peek in and check on your baby while they are sleeping is the ultimate “parent anxiety” relief. Sometimes you just want to look at them and know that they are still peacefully sleeping, or quietly playing. What about if you’re a working Mom? What if you could check in on your napping baby while you’re out and a babysitter is home with your little one? Thanks to the Peek Plus by Summer Infant, you can use this technology integrated video monitor to see baby on your phone or even on the web through a password protected log-in site.

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How To Organize A Small Closet

Many of us have at least one small closet in our house and they can seem like a complete mess or waste of space. The following are a few changes you should think about making if you’re looking to maximize this space, and make it a little more aesthetically pleasing in the process.

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Mpix: Making Photos Fun

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If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all of your photo printing and gift needs, mpix.com is the place to go! Mpix offers a variety of items from prints and playing cards to statuettes and memory boxes – just to name a few! Simply upload your photos, and use their editing tools to create beautiful prints and photo gifts in minutes.

Great customer service and quality products are clearly the top priority at Mpix. The products are well-made, the colors are vibrant and extra care is taken in packaging and shipping each item. Not to mention, they have a speedy turn-around! Mpix is the perfect place to create beautiful keepsakes for your loved ones.

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Real Ways To Save Money

When it comes to finding ways to save money, the real key is to get creative. Once you have taken the natural steps toward watching your spending such as creating a budget and cutting back on small luxury “treat” splurges, it’s time to take inventory of your true needs and priorities. As you start to live with “less”, you will be surprised at how much lighter you feel and how you do not feel deprived. As long as you are still meeting your needs, you can find creative ways to change your spending habits that have a big impact on long term savings.

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Couponing 101

Let’s face it, times are rough. Saving some extra money here or there is a great way to be able to provide for your family without much effort. Like many things, couponing can be taken to the extreme, and can save you a ton of money. This post, however, isn’t going to teach you the tricks of becoming an “Extreme Couponer,” but will show you some beginner steps to save some money while buying the same things you would, normally.

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