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Why Out-of-State Buyers Are Flocking to Live in El Paso, TX

With housing prices skyrocketing in many places across North America, El Paso has become one of the biggest markets for out-of-state homebuyers. The average home price as of the second quarter of 2021 was $374,900, while homes in the Texas border city averaged just $197K. With a price difference like that, it’s no wonder houses …

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6 Reasons To Practice Yoga And Meditation With The Family

One of the best lessons we can teach our kids is how to take care of their health, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And that’s not just because it’s beneficial for us, as parents, to live a healthy lifestyle. Involving the whole family helps our children understand their well-being is important and should be a …

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Best Investment Options for Families

When you have a family, you also have bigger financial responsibilities. Coming up with a wealth management strategy will help ensure financial security for everyone. Depending on your family’s needs, there are several ways to achieve your financial goals, both traditional and not as traditional. Start by looking into these four:

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Preparing Your Baby for First Baby Pictures with Santa

There aren’t many times that are quite as special as a baby’s first Christmas. From choosing the perfect presents to picking out an adorable holiday outfit, it’s a time when lifelong memories are made. And for many families, the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Santa! Getting baby photos with Santa is …

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Financial Freedom As A Family: How To Get Family Finances In Order Today

Whether you want to stop living paycheck to paycheck, or you’re hoping to build a nest egg for your child’s future, you’re not alone if you want to start getting your family’s finances in order. A stunning percentage of Canadian families have grappled with financial fallout over the last year, with one-third admitting that they think they will …

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8 High-Tech Products To Make Parenting Safer and Easier

Technology has always been something that has both advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, it’s created some new challenges for parents when it comes to monitoring and restricting the online experience. But, on the other hand, it has given parents a wide variety of products that help make parenting easier and keep little ones …

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3 Questions to Ask Your Student’s College About Financial Aid

With my oldest just a few years away from his high school graduation, his college education is at the front of my mind. And that means I’ve already started to look into potential financial solutions that will ensure he can get the education he needs for future success. Financial aid is not something only students …

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4 Best Steps to Teach Kids to Read

Reading is a complex, meaning-making process. There are so many things occurring as we read: recognizing letters, sounds, and words, acknowledging spacing, identifying how punctuation changes a sentence, comprehending story lines, making and confirming predictions, and so much more. Given the complexity of this process, teaching children to read can seem like an overwhelming task. …

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Parenting a Child with Special Needs Confidently

Around 9.4 million children in the U.S. and 850,000 children in Canada have additional or special needs, with some of the most common causes being cerebral palsy, autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and epilepsy. If your child has just been diagnosed with an additional need, you may initially feel overwhelmed about where to start in terms of treatments, …

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Sign Up for the FREE Better Nights, Better Days At-Home Sleep Program for Children

If there’s one challenge I’ve had from the very beginning with my preschooler, it’s sleep. He’s always been incredibly active, and at almost four, still almost never sleeps through the night. Constantly being woken up in the middle of the night by my son obviously takes a toll on my own sleep, and after so …

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DIY Family Tree: Teach Your Kids About Their Heritage in a Fun Way

Kids often have a natural fascination with their family members, and love discovering fun facts about relatives. And learning about their heritage has a tremendous impact on a child’s identity, too! But how can you go beyond a fun story or two, and really get kids invested in learning about their past? Creating a DIY …

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Organize Your Daily Life with a DIY Personalised Family Calendar

If there’s one thing that’s true about family life, it’s that it’s never boring! From work and school to chores and sports, life can feel like a whirlwind at times for most families. So how can a busy parent keep track of classes, birthdays, appointments, and more? A good smartphone calendar can help a lot, …

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Get Breastfeeding Tips and Advice From the New Medela Family Newsletter

If there’s one thing that I have lots of experience with when it comes to babies, it’s breastfeeding. All three of my boys did extended nursing to some degree, and there were times when I felt like breastfeeding took up the majority of my day. And all that experience taught me one very important thing…breastfeeding …

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How to Give Yourself a Head Start When Starting a Home Business

When starting a business from home, it’s important to remember that there’s no way to be at the same level as a longer-running business. As a new enterprise, you start off at a distinct disadvantage, one that can take a long time to overcome if you’re doing business traditionally without any means of addressing the …

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How to Keep Your Spirits Up When You’re Stuck at Home Longer Than Expected

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the last year has been unlike any other! Last year we experienced it all, from feeling excited about being home with our families, struggling to balance working from home full-time, wiping away a tear as we cancelled trips and vacations, and going stir-crazy from …

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How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays with Family

For almost a full year now, families have had to change the way they celebrate special occasions. Some pared down their dinner guest on Thanksgiving. Others decided to skip trick-or-treating on Halloween. And now, health officials are warning everyone against travelling for the winter holidays and hosting family gatherings. Experts have noticed that case patterns …

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5 Ways to Emotionally Support Your Child While They’re At University

Going to university is a big change for a student. While most of them will enjoy the independence of university life, the lack of enforced structure and routine can leave a few baffled. And juggling lectures, practicals, assignments, projects, and extra-curricular activities can be emotionally draining. Things can become particularly difficult if one suffers from …

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