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Top 5 Couples Halloween And Fancy Dress Costumes
Dressing up for a fancy dress party as a couple can be so much fun and with the amount of amazing costumes available online these days, finding the right theme should be pretty easy. Whether you are just friends, going out together, married, or a group of friends, choosing the…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parties   Feb 21, 2013  
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Calculating How Much Cross Stitch Fabric To Buy
An important part in the preparation stage of any cross stitch project is to calculate how much cross stitch fabric you need to buy. Being able to calculate the eventual size of a cross stitch design means that you will be able to decide how much fabric you need to…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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A Napa Limo Story With A Broken Heart
I was driving one day in the town of Napa trying to find a place to access a computer and check my email. I was working on a wine tour and I had a stretch limousine, so finding a good place to park near the Kinko's Fed Ex was another…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Fatherhood   Sep 30, 2011  
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Cleaning Cross Stitch
It is important to protect your cross stitch fabric while work is in progress. Always cover your work when you put it down, even for a short time, to ensure it is kept clean and to avoid accidental mishaps. Store it in a bag or a cotton pillowcase. Get into…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Why is Bedtime so Difficult And What Do We Do About It?
It is 8:30 in your house and your a cringing at the expectation that bedtime is coming. Bedtime in all its glory. Screaming fit. Bouts of uncontrollable laughter when you want to be authority. Wrestling matches when you are trying to clothe your toddler in pajamas. Endless trips back and…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Babies Toddler   May 29, 2011  
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Premature Ovarian Failure And Ivf
The term Premature Ovarian Failure refers to the condition where women under the age of 40 experience lowered ovarian function.  The symptoms of "POF" include a sporadic menstrual cycle, with women experiencing this condition exhibiting high FSH levels and lowered estrogen levels.  In addition, many women begin to experience classic…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Mar 09, 2011  
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Cyber-bullying, Cyber-stalking, Cyber-harassment and Pornography
Discussion on the dangers of internet usage and the threat of cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking and harassment of children.
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Feb 01, 2011  
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Pick Up Laundry Service
What comes to mind when you say, "pick up laundry service"? Maybe a truck with a washing machine in the back? A large mechanical arm that picks up your clothes for you? Ok I know that is pretty silly but a lot of people don't realize that such a service…
By:  in  Home and Family   Jun 28, 2011  
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Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy And Beyonde
I can still remember many of the older generation taking about breastfeeding and pregnancy at the same time. I remember them saying that it was taboo, it is bad for mother and developing baby. What a load of old wives tales this all is. I am absolutely passionate about breastfeeding,…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Get Pregnant In Natural Way
Many of us ask questions which age is right to get pregnant. Some claim that it is good when a couple is well-educated and has a job because they may earn a living. Others say that the age is not important if two people love each other. However, nowadays women…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 29, 2011  
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Fathers Day
A father plays a key role in the life of his family and society. He is the head, leader, and priest of his household and has the God-given responsibility to faithfully love his wife and train and discipline his children in the fear of the Lord. He has to be…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Holidays   May 25, 2011  
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Just What is A Diaper Cake?
So you are planning your first baby shower and in doing your research on just what that entails, you have heard about a "diaper cake". Well, you would not believe the looks people give upon hearing "diaper cake". No, it is not for eating! A diaper cake is literally layers…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Baby Showers   Mar 01, 2011  
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Metallic Thread Embroidery
Working with metallic threads can sometimes be a little frustrating as they can have a mind of their own. Below you will find some tips and hints to make the whole process trouble free. Working with Metallic Threads and Blending Filaments Metallic threads (or floss) and blending filaments can be…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Precious Premature Babies Part 2
Your precious premature baby is a blessing in many ways. He is special and a miracle too. There are many things to expect and to realize when you see your tiny little treasure for the first time. Some may come as a shock, it could be overwhelming but the fact…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Dreaded Disease Of Tomato Plants – Verticillium Wilt Disease
Without a doubt, the most dreaded disease of tomato plants is verticillium wilt disease. It is caused by a soil-borne fungus that prevents the plant from taking up water and nutrients. Basically, it clogs the arteries of the plant. The heartbreaking thing about this disease is that it doesn’t usually…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jun 02, 2011  
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Another Wacky Wonderful Part Of Pregnancy – The Leaking
You are sitting doing something, maybe at work or at friends and then you feel something wet on your shirt. Ooops, there you see it, two wet patches where you were still dry a few minutes ago. Could be very embarrassing. You are probably thinking that this cannot be normal?…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Omega Goodness for You During Pregnancyo
Aside from all the benefits to your baby, the increase of Omega 3 and Omega 6 intake during pregnancy is also beneficial to you. During the third trimester of pregnancy, you transfer all of the fatty acids needed by your baby for optimum development of his brain and nervous system.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
What is a Cuttlebug Machine In case you are new to the world of cuttlebugs, the Cuttlebug machine is made by Provo Craft and is used to die-cut shapes, letters, numbers, characters and also to emboss cardstock and die-cuts. It will cut through thin felt, metal, chipboard, papers and more.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Scrapbooking   Jun 13, 2011  
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Aida Plus
The cross stitch fabric, Aida Plus, is a modern fabric which has many of the useful properties of perforated paper, but none of its weaknesses. You can cut it, trim it and shape it without any unravelling, fraying or splitting and, unlike perforated paper, it is hand washable and will…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Teach Your Toddler Chores, And Then Sit Back And Watch Them Do Them!
This is by far my favorite article to write as I am enjoying the entertainment of my toddler sweeping the kitchen. I am going to give you some advice on teaching your child to do chores. The kicker is that, to your toddler, it is all fun and games. (Maggie…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Babies Toddler   Jun 01, 2011  
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Beat the Winter Bugs Without Drugs While You Are Pregnant
The winter wonderland can be a wonderful and an awful time. You can survive this time by staying clear of medications. Here are a few tips on how to beat the winder bugs. Normally the flu is not fun, and when you are pregnant this is the worst thing that…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Ivf Success Tips
If you are considering, or about to undergo IVF, then you are making a large investment on many levels. It is financially very expensive, but that it not the end of it. In emotional terms, it requires a great commitment and of course it can take up months or even…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Mar 17, 2011  
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A Strong Family
These days one hears the bitter cry of infidelity of spouses in high and powerful places, as well as, in humble families. How much pain, hurt, untold damages, lost of confidence, fear, separation, divorce and destruction that this causes to the family and mostly children, cannot be measured. One cannot…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   May 22, 2011  
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Determinate Tomatoes Vs Indeterminate Tomatoes - What is the Difference?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between determinate tomato varieties and indeterminate tomato varieties? Knowing the difference between the two types will help you decide what tomato plant would be best to plant in your own garden. I think this is one of the most popular questions I…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jun 04, 2011  
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Cross Stitch Charts
The two types of cross stitch - stamped cross stitch and counted cross stitch - are worked differently. Counted cross stitch uses a design that is worked from a chart while the design is printed on the fabric with stamped cross stitch. The specific skill involved with reading the cross…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Three Easy Workout Routines for Pregnant Women
Many women enjoy being pregnant and love the way it makes them feel. However some women can feel the exact opposite. I know I was part of the latter group because I was always so exhausted, stressed out about my excessive weight gain and acne problems, and also my changing…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Aug 19, 2011  
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Cross Stitch Tips
These tried and tested tips may help you to avoid mistakes and will make cross stitching easier. Tip 1: Organize your threads before you start any project because this will help you to avoid problems later. Always include the colour number of the thread. Including the thread manufacturer's name is…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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3 Stink Bug Pest Control Tips
Many people reporting to have a stink bug infestation claim the numbers to be mind boggling. It seems when these critters get out of control they simply take over an area. This can be devastating if the area happens to be your front porch. While the stink bug is relatively…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jul 11, 2011  
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The 5 Love Languages Of Children
This is The 5 Love Languages of Children, honestly, I don't have a child and that's why I haven't order this book though, I will have it as soon as I have a child =) But, I've done some research about this book for you. this book will let you…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   May 09, 2011  
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Pregnancy And Medical Conditions Part 1 – Right Start
You can manage a chronic medical condition together with being pregnant. It is a careful balancing act, with special diets, lots of exercise, monitoring and medications. With all this going on in your life, and you add pregnancy to this, it becomes a lot more complicated. However, you can enjoy…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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