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Five Winter Home Safety Tips

(Family Features) When you see frost on the windows in the morning, feel the crunch of leaves underfoot and hear the roar of fire in the fireplace, old man winter has returned. While you often hear about cold-weather fashion and beauty essentials, there is some maintenance your home needs too. Give your sanctuary some love with these five steps from the home safety experts at Kidde. Clean Your Oven Ranges and cooktops are involved in 62% of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Stovetops and ranges, in particular, caused 87% of home fire deaths. Particularly in...

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Four Ways to Share the Holidays with your Pets

(Family Features) The holiday season is filled with traditions, seasonal meals and festivities. With busy calendars, it can be easy to get caught up with a long to-do list when the true joy of the season is in creating meaningful memories with loved ones, including pets. It can be easier than you think to share the season with your furry companions simply by incorporating them into your regular holiday activities. Consider these tips to include your pet this holiday and find more ways to indulge your pup at cesar.com. Enjoy the Season with a Stroll Many families brave winter...

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10 Games to Play on Christmas Eve

Whether you spend Christmas Eve with a small gathering of family or if you open invitations to a house full of people, these 10 fun games will make the night more enjoyable and get friends and family in a laughing mood. Some of these suggestions are great with the smallest guests or family members, especially the Guess Those Ornaments or the Marshmallow Snowball Toss! Visit, www.bestlifeonline.com or www.playpartyplan.com/christmas-games/ for more fun Christmas Eve games. Guess Those Ornaments is exactly as it sounds. Guests or family members can take turns at guessing the number of ornaments on the tree. The...

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Easing Anxiety of Children Flying over the Holidays

Many families will be taking plane trips over the winter break to spend time with family or friends in other cities. For families with young kids, a plane trip can be a new experience and one that is best approached with organization and thoughtfulness. The key is to plan ahead. Some children who have never flown before may feel anxious about flying but parents can use activities and conversations ahead of time to help ease any discomfort. There are a few helpful tips to create an enjoyable experience for both parents and children during the stressful time of holiday...

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Unplugging During the Holidays: How Device-Free Time Fosters Better Connection

Free time spent unplugged can make a big difference in how our families feel emotionally and physically and when it comes to nurturing our most important relationships. Here’s why: Increased self-awareness. Time alone or unplugged helps us pursue personal interests and develop more clarity about who and what we want in our lives. That sense of self-reliance, confidence and independence comes through in how we interact with others. We’re better able to advocate for our needs and for others because we’ve taken time to contemplate and clearly understand those needs. Better sleep. We can’t focus on others when we’re sleep-deprived. According...

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