Join the #VarageSale Twitter Party Aug. 5th at 8pm EDT

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This month I'm tackling the big job of emptying the garage. I'm embarrassed to admit that we have a decade of clutter, toys, etc. that piled up in that garage and we reached the point where we had to either admit defeat or take it on head first. I've thrown away a lot of things, but I've also found old toys that don't fit our family anymore but someone might enjoy them. The solution? Sell them on VarageSale. VarageSale is a platform where local and interest based groups form communities to buy, sell and hangout. Members of the groups list items for sale, comment on them and discuss whether they want to purchase. It’s a really fun way to meet people within the community and it’s less threatening than other forums where you purchase from complete strangers. VarageSale counts over a ...

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Putting Family First #InsuranceThatFits

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When you ask most parents what is most valuable to them, they will say their children. If you ask about their most valuable possession, most will say their home. Both are definitely true for me. Owning my own home was a big dream of mine. My parents purchased their first home later in life and I saw what a challenge it was, and how it would be better to make that financial leap earlier. It didn't happen as early as I had hoped, but just about eleven years ago my husband and I bought our first home. We moved in with our 11 year old son, our 2 year old son and our one year old daughter. My father taught me early on about the important of insurance. He lost his father to a heart attack when he was just 19 years old, so he knew the importance of having something for those left ...

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Join the #PolyHealingIndex Twitter Party Aug. 4th 9pm EDT

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I don't want to be a parent who doesn't allow the kids to take risks. I realize the importance of independent play, so I sit back, hold my breath a little, and let them run up the slide or swing from the monkey bars. I even allow them to climb a tree now and then. I've been a Mom for 23 years, so I know scrapes and bruises are not the end of the world. As long as we have the right tools to deal with the injury, everything is fine. I have a ziploc bag first aid kit that I carry with me most of the time. It contains bandaids, wipes and polysporin. That is really all I need to deal with the minor injuries that occur on the playground, and those three tools ensure that my child is well taken care of probably won't expect to be carried all of the way home! We will be discussing kids and ...

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