Smile!: America’s Five Happiest Cities

There's nothing more important in life than finding true happiness. Many factors play into this such as who you know, your job, and where you live. If you're still trying to find the perfect mix in your own life, here's a few places around the country where you'll find some of the happiest people. Saint Louis, Missouri Even with the recent troubles that plagued the suburbs of Saint Louis, USA Today ranked the city as the happiest in the entire … [Read more...]

Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program

Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program

This year, the foundation is donating 200,000 sackpacks filled with school supplies to children around the world, and since 2001, the program has helped 3.7 million kids. BOCA RATON, Fla., - For the past 15 years, the Office Depot Foundation has been giving children important tools they need to succeed in school – and in life - at the beginning of the new school year.  This year is no exception.  In 2015, the Foundation - the … [Read more...]

Tooth Troubles: What You Can Do during a Dental Emergency

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Dental emergencies can happen to anyone and sometimes even strike out of the blue. When they hit all hell strikes loose in the mouth and you want to find the quickest, easiest, and most cost-effective solution to get the pain relieved. As a mom, it would be difficult to see anyone in your family suffering from such pain especially little kids. When you are stuck in a quandary about where to go for pain relief, reading … [Read more...]

Make Walmart your #Snackation Destination

Make Walmart your ‘SNACKATION’ Destination

I was recently asked by The J.M. Smucker Company to create some unique tips for using a new product and I wanted to share with you. Regardless all opinions are my own. Summer is packed with lots of fun things to do and places to go. And whether that means family road trips, big vacations, beach days with a babysitter, camps and everything in between, you know you have to pack the kinds of snacks that keep everyone happy during all these … [Read more...]

How Bad Sleeping Habits can Cause a Car Accident


  Most of us have bad habits when it comes to sleep. Working long shifts on a day to day basis and sacrificing hours is not unheard of, and this all adds up. Our body starts feeling the stress, the tiredness, and the constant fatigue slowly piling up. We like to believe that this is a minor issue that can be resolved by sleeping pills, but that is not the case. Just like getting behind the wheel of a car after driving, bad sleeping … [Read more...]

Support Your Family By Planning Ahead


The National Funeral Directors Association has identified a rising trend in more personalized funerals. It’s a trend that is growing here in Canada, as more people are choosing to invest final needs plans that allow them to express their values even after death. As an added bonus, comprehensive final needs plans provide support and comfort for the remaining family, allowing them to grieve properly. The details in planning … [Read more...]