Involving Your Kids In Family Research

April 18, 2017 in Articles - No Comments
It's tough to get kids to take an interest in things that they think are "just for old people". Anything pertaining to history usually falls in that category, with genealogy way up the list. The simple fact is that most kids don't really see what value that information has for them. That is, until they… Read More »

Quick Solutions for Gluten-Free Meal Planning

April 18, 2017 in Articles, Food & Recipes - No Comments
When you find out you or someone in your family needs to have a gluten-free diet, the challenge to find delicious meal options can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, the gluten-free industry has grown tremendously over the past decade along with the community of people who share their knowledge and experience. If you aren’t sure where to… Read More »

The Evolving Role of Caring for Older Dogs

March 28, 2017 in Articles, Pets - No Comments
Considering a dog to be elderly is a relatively new phenomenon in the history of human and canine relationships. Dogs have become more than utilitarian workers that provide a functional service for their owners. In many cases, dogs are now considered a treasured part of the family. Dogs have always had a significant role in… Read More »

How is a Genetic Disorder Inherited?

March 24, 2017 in Articles, Kids - No Comments
Usually, our bodies’ cells contain 23 pairs of chromosomes, which hold genetic information in the form of genes. Genetic disorders are caused by changes or damages to a gene, resulting in a genetic mutation. There are several ways in which a genetic disorder can be inherited, depending on the type of gene. Autosomal Dominant Inheritance… Read More »

3 Healthy Habits of a Happy Dog

March 22, 2017 in Articles, Pets - No Comments
In the 1972 TV movie, Snoopy Come Home, Lucy suggested of the eponymous canine, He wasn’t much of a dog, but then, who is? I contend that she was wrong. Snoopy was much of a dog. And he still has much to teach us about maintaining a long friendship with a healthy happy canine companion.… Read More »

Five Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

March 15, 2017 in Thrive - 2 Comments
The scent of lavender is classic and soothing. It’s a member of the mint family and its purple shade is so beautiful that a color was named after it! Lavender is often utilized as an ornamental plant, a culinary herb, and for essential oil extraction. It also contains medicinal qualities, especially in the practice of… Read More »

De-stressing Tips for Families

February 12, 2017 in Articles, Thrive - No Comments
Stress has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with as many as 75 percent of adults reporting moderate to high levels of stress in the month prior to being questioned. Even children and animals are experiencing greater stress levels than ever before. It is important to take the time each day to engage in… Read More »


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