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What Moms Need to Know About Summer Nutrition for Kids

What Moms Need to Know About Summer Nutrition for Kids

Moms, nutritionists and pediatricians alike know active kids and developing bones and muscles need essential nutrients to grow strong

Smart summer snacks of seasonal fiber rich fruits

Smart summer snacks of seasonal fiber rich fruits

smart way to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs to power you through each fun- filled day and keep you operating in tip- top shape. Smart summer snacks of seasonal fiber rich fruits.

Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties

Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties

Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties

Warmer temperatures and sun-filled days Secrets for Mastering the Grill

Warmer temperatures and sun-filled days Secrets for Mastering the Grill

With warmer temperatures and sun-filled days arriving, there are few better ways to celebrate the summer season than by firing up the grill.

Homemade Pleaser Favorite Sweet Spring Desserts

Homemade Pleaser Favorite Sweet Spring Desserts

It’s the perfect time of year to gather loved ones for a leisurely meal, then linger over dessert as you enjoy this season of refreshment. Homemade Pleaser Favorite Sweet Spring Desserts

Mother's Day Celebrate with an Egg-cellent Outdoor Brunch

Mother’s Day Celebrate with an Egg-cellent Outdoor Brunch

Requiring only one dish for baking and serving, this recipe is perfect for special occassions and celebrations, or casual weekend brunches at home. Mother's Day Celebrate with an Egg-cellent Outdoor Brunch.

Mother's Day Easy Way to Celebrate with a Gourmet Brunch

Mother’s Day Easy Way to Celebrate with a Gourmet Brunch

(Family Features) As warmer weather approaches, so do a variety of special occasions. If you're looking for an easy way to celebrate with family and friends, brunch is a perfect option. Mother's Day Easy Way to Celebrate with a Gourmet Brunch.

Mother's Day Bring Popular Favorite Brunch Home

Mother’s Day Bring Popular Favorite Brunch Home

Mother's Day Serve Up a Nutritious Seasonal Brunch

Mother’s Day Serve Up a Nutritious Seasonal Brunch

(Family Features) With springtime in full bloom, brunch is the perfect way to entertain friends and family for nearly any upcoming occasion or celebration. Take advantage of the budding season with quality time spent with loved ones, more outdoor experiences and wholesome nutrition for the whole family, starting with a delicious morning meal around the table. Mother's Day Serve Up a Nutritious Seasonal Brunch.

Mother's Day Serve a Steakhouse-Style Meal at Home

Mother’s Day Serve a Steakhouse-Style Meal at Home

(Family Features) Bring the delicious tastes of a traditional steakhouse to your own dining room with simple steps that make it easier than you might expect to please a room full of hungry guests. Mother's Day Serve a Steakhouse-Style Meal at Home.

Cinco De Mayo Eat Healthy with Easy Meal-Planning Tricks

Cinco De Mayo Eat Healthy with Easy Meal-Planning Tricks

(Family Features) If you’re having trouble getting started, or even sticking to, a healthy eating regimen, you may be surprised that one highly effective practice doesn’t require counting calories or hours of exercise. You simply need to plan out your meals. Cinco De Mayo Eat Healthy with Easy Meal-Planning Tricks.

Cinco De Mayo A Classic Recipe Makeover never go out of style

Cinco De Mayo A Classic Recipe Makeover never go out of style

(Family Features) It’s true that classics never go out of style, but they can also evolve to keep current while still maintaining their original appeal. Cinco De Mayo A Classic Recipe Makeover never go out of style.

Cinco De Mayo Add a Tex-Mex Favorite to Your Menu

(Family Features) A tortilla plus a tasty filling makes a household favorite – a taco. This simple, casual, versatile, fun food knows no boundaries. Tacos can be right for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks and dessert, depending on the filling. Cinco De Mayo Add a Tex-Mex Favorite to Your Menu

Cinco De Mayo Sweet Meets Spicy

(Family Features) There’s no better way to spice up a party than by using unexpected ingredients in fun, flavorful dishes and drinks. For your next fiesta, celebrate a star of the party with sweet and juicy watermelon.

Enjoying warm comfort foods during winter months can serve as an exceptional

Enjoying warm comfort foods during winter months can serve as an exceptional

Enjoying warm comfort foods during winter months can serve as an exceptional way to defeat that icy chill. As the frost sets in and winds howl, nothing beats the comforting taste of delicious foods like Roasted Sonoma Chicken with Wild Rice and Carrot Butter, Beef and Potato Tzimmes, or Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread Pudding. Warm up with comfort foods.

The start of spring is the perfect time for new beginnings

The start of spring is the perfect time for new beginnings

The start of spring is the perfect time for new beginnings. One easy way to achieve that habit is by adding watermelon to your daily diet, giving your body a low-calorie option to curb an appetite for unhealthy snacks.

Exploring Culinary Classic Delicious and nutritious

Endless possibilities with potatoes (Family Features) Delicious and nutritious, it’s no wonder potatoes are a menu staple for many. Everyone craves meal variety, and potatoes offer a perfect canvas to inspire new flavor exploration

Hosting and Toasting, quick refreshing recipes

(Family Features) Hosting and Toasting, quick refreshing recipes. Whether you’re hosting a small weekend get-together, a large holiday gathering or anything in between, entertaining friends and family will always provide an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime. However, no host wants to miss out on the highlights because of an endless to-do list in the kitchen. With the right recipes and refreshments, it’s easy to throw a successful, enjoyable dinner party for both you and your guests.

Valentine’s Recipes You’ll Love to Share

(Family Features) If the way to your loved one’s heart is through the stomach, there’s no better way to start off this Valentine’s Day than with a homemade breakfast prepared with love. Whether you’re whipping up a breakfast for a spouse with a sophisticated palate or trying to tempt the taste buds of your littlest loves, explore these ideas to get inspired.

Love is in the Air – Every Day!

(Family Features) Chocolates? Roses? Been there, done that. Everyone wants to make sure the special someone in their lives knows how much they care. Here are some easy and fun ways to prove that he or she is number one in your book. Love is in the Air - Every Day! Make a Playlist of “Your Songs” Whether it was playing when you first met or is the soundtrack to your favorite movie, every couple has songs that mean something special to them. In the car, leave a CD or MP3 player stocked with your most memorable tunes as a special surprise and a suddenly-better commute.

Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine’s Day

(Family Features) Treat family, friends and co-workers to something they will all love this Valentine’s Day by making easy and impressive cookies. Start with your favorite roll-out cookie recipe or simply dress up store-bought ones by adding some simple details with icing. Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine's Day

Easy Cold-Weather Cooking, seasonal favorites like stews and soups

(Family Features) As the chill settles in, comforting, warming, seasonal favorites like stews and soups become top of mind. However, with busy work schedules, there’s often not enough time to prepare them during the week. When Carrot-Lentil Stew is on the menu, time isn’t an issue. It’s ready in under an hour, plus it’s packed with healthy ingredients and robust flavor. Start with quick-cooking lentils, add nutrient-rich vegetables, vegetable broth and the secret ingredient: a jar of Aunt Nellie’s Glazed Sliced Carrots.

Breakfast recipes for a healthy New Year

(Family Features) A commitment to health and wellness means taking care of yourself and your family, exercising and eating right. The New Year is the perfect time to refocus your goals and make better health a priority. A nutrient-rich breakfast can set you up for success each and every day. Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt are good sources of high-quality protein, which is an essential part of a healthy diet

A full, delicious menu with sides and snacks

A full, delicious menu with sides and snacks (Family Features) Preparing the perfect ham for all of your holiday guests to share can feel like a lot of pressure, but complementing the main dish with sides, snacks and desserts can help take a bite out of that overwhelming feeling.

A Full, Christmas Delightful Feast

Round out your holiday meal with mouthwatering courses (Family Features) While the turkey typically receives all the attention at holiday gatherings, rounding out your meal with the perfect snacks, sides and desserts is the key to a successful feast.

Comfort Food to Beat the Winter Blues Delicious Comfort Food

Comfort Food to Beat the Winter Blues Delicious Comfort Food

(Family Features) When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite like the pleasure of simple and delicious comfort food. Instead of letting the winter chill get you down, warm your body and heart with dishes that are both comforting and delicious.

This Christmas Season Savor, Spice Things up

(Family Features) Spice things up this season with some uniquely delicious recipe options that are perfect for most any meal occasion. Serve Beet, Feta and Walnut Scones for brunch or as an accompaniment to soups or salads. Starting with Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Beets cuts time and adds flavor

Easy Elegance for Your Holiday Meal

There is no time like the holiday season to get together and make memories with family and friends. Nothing brings people together quite like an elegant meal featuring a standout main dish – an exceptionally prepared entree that pays true homage to the season and all that you celebrate.

Create Lasting Memories with Holiday Meals

From savory starters and sides to a show-stopping main course, there are so many recipes to choose from this season. The secret to creating those hallmark holiday moments – the ones that leave us with delicious memories – is choosing the right dish.

Holiday Side Dishes Feast Magical Holiday Meals

(Family Features) A holiday feast is made magical by the array of sides that create a symphony of flavors and textures worth celebrating. Cheese is always a crowd-pleaser, and these rich, creamy, cheesy sides can earn you high praise from friends and family.

This Holiday Season, A Festive Cocktail for Cold Weather

(Family Features) With shorter days and colder weather comes longer nights to warm up and celebrate – and this season is the perfect time to gather around and make memories. Whether you’re getting together with family or throwing a party with friends, the festivities are sure to be merry and bright.

Merry Holiday Made Easy

The holidays are the time of year when families and friends come together, and when special moments and memories are plentiful. This year, instead of just letting the holidays happen, make them happen by embracing the season.

Make the Holidays Better with Bacon it is a Delicious Twist

(Family Features) The holidays are the ultimate time for connecting with friends and family, so treat them to something special this year with your own mouthwatering take on a holiday feast. Add a new and delicious twist to entertaining this season with a festive bacon bar.

A Cozy Holiday Breakfast with Milk, add quality nutrition

As the days get shorter and a chill fills the air, families around the country will gather for meals, celebrating time-honored traditions while making new memories around the table. Now more than ever, many families place a priority on sharing simple, natural foods together – foods they can feel good about enjoying every day, and especially during the holidays.

Wine and Chicken Salsa, Create a Cold-Weather Solution

Just because it’s colder doesn’t mean it’s time to stop enjoying the lively and nuanced flavors of chilled wine. While once only sipped on warm days of summer, rosé, for example, has become a year-round wine to enjoy any time with its crisp and cool strawberry and rhubarb flavors.

Entertaining with Ease on Holiday Season

Bringing an element of elegance to your holiday celebration is easy when you start with party-pleasing ingredients, and great tasting food often starts with dairy. Foods like milk, cheese and yogurt not only enhance the flavor and texture of dishes everyone loves,

Savory Holiday Flavors Made Simple

(Family Features) A holiday season filled with gatherings and celebrations with friends and family calls for easy dishes that bring exquisite flavor to your festivities. One way to spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating

Holiday Season – Tasty Tips for a Healthier Holiday

(Family Features) The holiday season evokes thoughts of delicious, hearty and festive meals. Whether planning a family feast or flitting among gatherings, you may find it harder than ever to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your weight management goals on track. However, with the right approach,

Serving Up an Easy Holiday Brunch

(Family Features) Serving up brunch is never better than during the holidays, when friends and family gather together to celebrate the best moments of the season. You'll have plenty of time to join in the merry-making and fun with these simple ideas for a sensational brunch menu.

Thanksgiving – Handy Holiday Hints

Thanksgiving - Simple steps to prep for a delicious turkey dinner (Family Features) One of the most memorable moments at any holiday dinner is when a moist, delicious turkey is brought to the table. Everyone grabs their forks at the sight of a perfectly brown bird glistening with juicy flavor.

A Complete Holiday Menu

When the holidays approach, it's the perfect time to up your game in the kitchen with standout recipes. A knockout holiday meal starts with a main dish like filet mignon topped with Roasted Garlic Compound Butter for a rich treat, paired with cheesy a sidekick like these Crispy Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs.

Holly, Jolly Recipes for Merry Mornings

This holiday season, make your mornings merry and savor time with loved ones visiting from near and far with festive recipes like Christmas Tree Waffles and Overnight Cinnamon Roll Casserole.

Take Holiday Hosting to New Heights

(Family Features) For many families, the opportunity to host cherished relatives and house guests is a treasured holiday tradition. This year, take your entertaining to a new level with distinctive recipes and decorating ideas featuring a signature ingredient.

Thanksgiving – A New Take on Turkey

There are more ways to enjoy turkey than as part of the traditional mashed-potatoes-and-stuffing feast you’ve grown up with. “It’s turkey like you’ve never had it before,” Rodriguez said. “Barbecue meets Latin fusion, meets the best turkey sandwich you’ve ever had.”

Thanksgiving Sandwiches – Step It Up

For most people, the day after a big holiday gathering means two things: a refrigerator filled with opportunity and a marked lack of energy. Fortunately, there are easy ways to make the most of the remnants of your holiday meal so you can take it easy and enjoy a day filled with good food and good rest.

A Twist on a Timeless Holiday Dish

While it may be true that no holiday dinner is complete without the green bean casserole – a classic festive favorite – your guests could fall in love with a new take on tradition. This time around, try shaking things up with bacon and cheddar, or add some Italian flair with a differently seasoned casserole.

Sweet Treats Worth Celebrating

(Family Features) Creating baked goods to show your love for family and friends is one of the most thoughtful ways to display care and friendship any time of year, but especially during the holidays when they are typically shared and enjoyed the most.

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5 Time-Saving Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

(Family Features) With busy schedules and never-ending to-do lists, it can seem like living a healthy lifestyle is out of reach. But, prioritizing nutrition doesn’t have to be a chore.

Secrets for Simple Holiday Entertaining

To simplify your festive soiree, try these insider tips from Macy’s Culinary Council, the national culinary authority featuring some of the nation’s leading chefs from across the country.

Home and Garden

7 Tips for Summer Gardening Success and have fun

7 Tips for Summer Gardening Success and have fun

When temperatures peak and the summer sun shines for long hours throughout the day, it can put a burden on your garden and the plants growing in it

With warm weather comes an overwhelming urge to get outside and enjoy it

With warm weather comes an overwhelming urge to get outside and enjoy it

From barbecues and cookouts to ice cream parties and poolside hangouts, summertime is a popular excuse to kick up your feet and invite your friends

Stop Mosquitoes Breeding Areas and Stop from Ruining Your Summer Fun

Stop Mosquitoes Breeding Areas and Stop from Ruining Your Summer Fun

Certain species can spread dangerous illnesses such as dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika virus. Stop Mosquitoes Breeding Areas and Stop from Ruining Your Summer Fun

Cherry Blossom, Washington DC 2017 view from West Side Basin

Tips for Finding the Right Walk Behind Lawn Mower

When it comes to mowing the lawn, the easier you can make the task, the better. Owning the right type of mower is essential. A walk-behind mower can be a good complement for someone who owns a lawn tractor or a zero-turn riding mower, or it can be the primary lawn-mowing equipment at a residence.

Add Life to Outdoor Spaces for more Beauty

Add Life to Outdoor Spaces for more Beauty

(Family Features) Once the structural elements and hardscape features of your outdoor living space are in place, it’s time to turn attention to the details that really bring the area to life. Add life to outdoor spaces for more beauty

Save Time with a Dream Closet

(Family Features) If you’re one of the 57 percent of women who believes having an organized closet would make finding what you want easier and faster, there’s no time like the present to stop dreaming about having a beautiful and organized closet. Take charge and start the project now. Save Time with a Dream Closet

6 Car Care Tips for Cold Weather

(Family Features) Winter is approaching, bringing cold temperatures, salty roads, wet conditions and other challenges for drivers. To ensure your vehicle is at its best, follow these six simple tips to get your vehicle winter-ready. Whether it’s packing an emergency kit and jumper cables or preventative maintenance like getting a car wash to defend against ice, salt, sand and slush; preparation is key to keeping your vehicle going strong throughout the winter months. For additional winter car care tips, visit carwash.org/watersavers.

Get Prepped for Winter, arrival of colder temperatures

(Family Features) The onset and arrival of colder temperatures means that it’s time once again to brace yourself – and your home – for everything that winter weather threatens to throw at you. From cool, drafty air wafting into your house to friends and family bringing snow and sand inside with them, it’s important to remember the preparation to go through before winter strikes.

Shop Your Way to an Organized Closet

(Family Features) If you often find yourself standing in front of a closet bursting with clothes but can’t find anything to wear, it may be time for a makeover – not only for your wardrobe, but for your closet, too. A recent survey of 1,000 women conducted by ClosetMaid revealed that 44 percent can’t find an item in their closet at least once a month

Preserving Holiday Traditions from decorating the tree…

(Family Features) Holiday traditions come in many forms - from decorating the tree and shopping for loved ones to movie nights and your favorite festive foods. However, there is no holiday tradition quite as enjoyable and rewarding as giving back.

Starting Your Smart Home Transformation

(Family Features) With the aid of modern technology, it’s now possible to convert virtually any ordinary house into a smart home filled with features that make daily tasks more convenient. These technologies allow for greener living, customization of your living space to personal tastes and the peace of mind that you can control key home systems with your smartphone.

Low Maintenance Stainless Steel is Trending Outdoors

Stainless steel has been a staple in luxurious, contemporary kitchens all over the world for years. While it’s most often used indoors, this durable, low-maintenance, design-forward material is making its way outdoors.

5 Bathroom Upgrades for Style, Function

(Family Features) Home upgrades are all about adding comfort, convenience and beauty, and the bathroom is no exception. It may be the smallest room in the house, but these ideas for enhancing the most functional features of your bathroom are sure to make a big impact.

5 Easy Steps for a Cleaner Home

(Family Features) Whether it is a family dinner after a long day at work, sitting down with a book on a rainy day or entertaining friends during the weekend, there is nothing like spending quality time in the comfort of your own home. With a few simple steps, you can have a fresher, cleaner and healthier home, taking comfort to a whole new level.

3 Ways to Get Resourceful with Gift Wrapping

After spending hours searching for the perfect gift, it’s only fitting that the wrapping is just as special as the gift itself. Luckily, elaborate wrapping doesn’t have to be pricey – you can easily find ways to perfect and personalize your gift

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Entertaining

Cleaning More often than not, the first step to readying your home for a house full of guests is to clean. Start by going room to room seeking out trash, recyclables and things that can be stored away – anything to clear up much-needed space. Once the clutter is cleared, work from the top down to clean surfaces, so any dust or debris that hits the floor can be vacuumed or swept neatly away.

Health and Lifestyle

Water whether plain or sparkling  is a great way to help you stay hydrated

Water whether plain or sparkling  is a great way to help you stay hydrated

Water whether plain or sparkling  is a great way to help you stay hydrated all summer long without the calories and added sugar of other summer favorites like lemonade or punch

What Moms Need to Know About Summer Nutrition for Kids

What Moms Need to Know About Summer Nutrition for Kids

Moms, nutritionists and pediatricians alike know active kids and developing bones and muscles need essential nutrients to grow strong

Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties

Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties

Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties

Stop Mosquitoes Breeding Areas and Stop from Ruining Your Summer Fun

Stop Mosquitoes Breeding Areas and Stop from Ruining Your Summer Fun

Certain species can spread dangerous illnesses such as dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika virus. Stop Mosquitoes Breeding Areas and Stop from Ruining Your Summer Fun

Puppy’s 1st Outdoor Adventure keep your puppy happy

Puppy’s 1st Outdoor Adventure keep your puppy happy

These tips can help you keep your puppy happy, adventurous and, most importantly, healthy. Puppy’s 1st Outdoor Adventure keep your puppy happy.

Cherry Blossom, Washington DC 2017 view from West Side Basin

The start of spring is the perfect time for new beginnings

The start of spring is the perfect time for new beginnings

The start of spring is the perfect time for new beginnings. One easy way to achieve that habit is by adding watermelon to your daily diet, giving your body a low-calorie option to curb an appetite for unhealthy snacks.

5 Tips for Transitioning Back to Work After a Baby on maternity leave

5 Tips for Transitioning Back to Work After a Baby on maternity leave

While you may be worrying about being separated from baby for an extended period and interrupting your carefully crafted breastfeeding schedule, there are ways to help make the transition back to work easier for you and your little one.

Add Life to Outdoor Spaces for more Beauty

Add Life to Outdoor Spaces for more Beauty

(Family Features) Once the structural elements and hardscape features of your outdoor living space are in place, it’s time to turn attention to the details that really bring the area to life. Add life to outdoor spaces for more beauty

How to Navigate a Financial Emergency

(Family Features) Your washing machine suddenly breaks down, a child requires a laptop for school or your car needs new tires. Sometimes surprise bills can be difficult to cover. How to Navigate a Financial Emergency

Vision Screenings Advocate for Kids’ Eye Care Studies

While it’s true that schools may provide vision screenings for younger children, one study found that even if a child failed such an exam, 50 percent of parents were unaware of the failure two months after the screening.

5 Tips to Stop Waking Up Exhausted setting yourself up with the right routine

(Family Features) It’s no secret that finding time for the recommended eight hours of sleep is easier said than done. More often than not, your time asleep is limited by your busy schedule. If you are lucky enough to squeeze in a full eight hours of shuteye, you are still not guaranteed to wake up feeling refreshed.

3 Steps to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud

(Family Features) Every day, Medicare fraud affects people with Medicare and their families across the U.S. – regardless of background – robbing them of hard-earned money and peace of mind. 3 Steps to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud

Don’t Miss Out this Cold and Flu Season

(Family Features) Being sick isn’t fun, but missing out on family vacations or parties for the big game because you are sick is even worse. It has been called FluFOMO, the fear of missing out because you are sick.

5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You”

(Family Features) If gift-giving isn’t your strong suit, occasions like Valentine’s Day are likely to bring on stress and worry, but procrastinating will only serve to elevate your unease. 5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You” Follow these steps to simplify your shopping, and while you may not come to love the task of finding the perfect gift, your loved one will undoubtedly appreciate your effort.

Fight Off the Flu Colder Weather

(Family Features) Fight Off the Flu Colder weather and cold and flu season go hand-in-hand. While you may not be able to completely avoid getting sick, you can take some steps to protect yourself and minimize the chances of a serious illness.

Do You Agree To Repeal The Obamacare?

5 Smart Strategies to Settle an Estate

(Family Features) 5 Smart Strategies to Settle an Estate.When a parent passes away, it’s usually left to their offspring to manage and disperse the remaining estate. In the wake of such a loss, emotions can run high, and the sheer amount of paperwork can quickly become overwhelming.

Apps Design for Easier Living

Today, smartphone users are discovering that new technology and sophisticated apps make it unbelievably easy to manage virtually every aspect of life. There are dozens of apps and innovative technologies, such as these, that improve quality of life by helping individuals save money, stay comfortable and feel secure.

New Year Healthy Lifestyle: Health and Safety Go Hand-in-Hand

(Family Features) Most people recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to physical and emotional well-being, but you may not realize that some health-related activities can pose a safety risk if you don’t take proper precautions. Making safe habits part of your healthy lifestyle can help ensure you’re able to enjoy the results of your efforts.

Breakfast recipes for a healthy New Year

(Family Features) A commitment to health and wellness means taking care of yourself and your family, exercising and eating right. The New Year is the perfect time to refocus your goals and make better health a priority. A nutrient-rich breakfast can set you up for success each and every day. Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt are good sources of high-quality protein, which is an essential part of a healthy diet

Millennial Parents Struggle with High Cost of Living

(Family Features) For many young adults, heavy debt and lower-paying jobs lead to a delay in traditional life goals like buying homes and starting families. However, research suggests that millennials' financial worries are adding up to more than stress and disappointment, particularly once they become parents.

New Year’s resolutions centering on physical health-related goals

(Family Features) Despite most New Year’s resolutions centering on physical health-related goals, dreams and desires, there are many other ways to better yourself in 2017. By focusing on different parts of your life, you can become a more well-rounded person thanks to a few simple tips, tricks and products.

Simplify Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

(Family Features) Few things elicit panic like getting caught shopping for gifts at the last minute with the holidays just around the corner. If you’ve waited until the last few weeks before Christmas to get started, you’re not alone.

A Full, Christmas Delightful Feast

Round out your holiday meal with mouthwatering courses (Family Features) While the turkey typically receives all the attention at holiday gatherings, rounding out your meal with the perfect snacks, sides and desserts is the key to a successful feast.

The Gift List for Loved Ones

(Family Features) With all kinds of personalities on your gift list this holiday season, it can be a challenge to brainstorm multiple types of presents for multiple types of people. From thermal trackers and greeting cards to clothing subscriptions and smart thermostats, and everything in between, know that there’s something out there for everyone – even when you’re searching for that elusive gift for the person who has everything

3 Ways Seniors Can Control Prescription Costs

(Family Features) For 55 million Americans enrolled in Medicare, the New Year means any new Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plans, or any changes to your existing plans, take effect. If you signed up for coverage, it’s important to understand how your prescription drug costs may be affected.

Preserving Holiday Traditions from decorating the tree…

(Family Features) Holiday traditions come in many forms - from decorating the tree and shopping for loved ones to movie nights and your favorite festive foods. However, there is no holiday tradition quite as enjoyable and rewarding as giving back.

Perfect presents for every person on your list

(Family Features) Holiday season means it’s time to start picking out stocking stuffers and gifts that perfectly match every friend and family member – including four-legged ones – on your list. But when that list grows longer and longer and you find that not everyone is so easy to buy for, the right present can be difficult to find.

Overcoming the Opioid Epidemic Overdose Related

(Family Features) America is in the midst of an ongoing opioid epidemic affecting families across the country. Reports show that there are almost 80 opioid-related overdoses a day, amounting to more than 28,000 deaths annually.

5 Tips for Managing Diabetes with a touch of humor

Living with diabetes is no laughing matter, but as many would say, laughter is often the best medicine. This is certainly true for comedic actress Yvette Nicole Brown, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2013. In partnership with the American Diabetes Association and Colgate Total through the “Laugh Out Loud” campaign

Merry Holiday Made Easy

The holidays are the time of year when families and friends come together, and when special moments and memories are plentiful. This year, instead of just letting the holidays happen, make them happen by embracing the season.

Make the Holidays Better with Bacon it is a Delicious Twist

(Family Features) The holidays are the ultimate time for connecting with friends and family, so treat them to something special this year with your own mouthwatering take on a holiday feast. Add a new and delicious twist to entertaining this season with a festive bacon bar.

5 Bathroom Upgrades for Style, Function

(Family Features) Home upgrades are all about adding comfort, convenience and beauty, and the bathroom is no exception. It may be the smallest room in the house, but these ideas for enhancing the most functional features of your bathroom are sure to make a big impact.

5 Easy Steps for a Cleaner Home

(Family Features) Whether it is a family dinner after a long day at work, sitting down with a book on a rainy day or entertaining friends during the weekend, there is nothing like spending quality time in the comfort of your own home. With a few simple steps, you can have a fresher, cleaner and healthier home, taking comfort to a whole new level.

A Cozy Holiday Breakfast with Milk, add quality nutrition

As the days get shorter and a chill fills the air, families around the country will gather for meals, celebrating time-honored traditions while making new memories around the table. Now more than ever, many families place a priority on sharing simple, natural foods together – foods they can feel good about enjoying every day, and especially during the holidays.

Wine and Chicken Salsa, Create a Cold-Weather Solution

Just because it’s colder doesn’t mean it’s time to stop enjoying the lively and nuanced flavors of chilled wine. While once only sipped on warm days of summer, rosé, for example, has become a year-round wine to enjoy any time with its crisp and cool strawberry and rhubarb flavors.

Savory Holiday Flavors Made Simple

(Family Features) A holiday season filled with gatherings and celebrations with friends and family calls for easy dishes that bring exquisite flavor to your festivities. One way to spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating

Holiday Season – Tasty Tips for a Healthier Holiday

(Family Features) The holiday season evokes thoughts of delicious, hearty and festive meals. Whether planning a family feast or flitting among gatherings, you may find it harder than ever to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your weight management goals on track. However, with the right approach,

Thanksgiving – Handy Holiday Hints

Thanksgiving - Simple steps to prep for a delicious turkey dinner (Family Features) One of the most memorable moments at any holiday dinner is when a moist, delicious turkey is brought to the table. Everyone grabs their forks at the sight of a perfectly brown bird glistening with juicy flavor.

Holly, Jolly Recipes for Merry Mornings

This holiday season, make your mornings merry and savor time with loved ones visiting from near and far with festive recipes like Christmas Tree Waffles and Overnight Cinnamon Roll Casserole.

3 Ways to Get Resourceful with Gift Wrapping

After spending hours searching for the perfect gift, it’s only fitting that the wrapping is just as special as the gift itself. Luckily, elaborate wrapping doesn’t have to be pricey – you can easily find ways to perfect and personalize your gift

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Entertaining

Cleaning More often than not, the first step to readying your home for a house full of guests is to clean. Start by going room to room seeking out trash, recyclables and things that can be stored away – anything to clear up much-needed space. Once the clutter is cleared, work from the top down to clean surfaces, so any dust or debris that hits the floor can be vacuumed or swept neatly away.

Take Holiday Hosting to New Heights

(Family Features) For many families, the opportunity to host cherished relatives and house guests is a treasured holiday tradition. This year, take your entertaining to a new level with distinctive recipes and decorating ideas featuring a signature ingredient.

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5 Time-Saving Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

(Family Features) With busy schedules and never-ending to-do lists, it can seem like living a healthy lifestyle is out of reach. But, prioritizing nutrition doesn’t have to be a chore.