Avoiding and Treating Bug Bites Naturally #ONatural

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On Canada Day weekend I gathered the family and we went out to enjoy some fireworks. While we definitely enjoyed them, the mosquitoes enjoyed us a little more. I had sprayed bug spray on the adults and all of our chairs and hoped that it would be enough to ward off the pesky bugs, but unfortunately it wasn't. My youngest son proved to get the worst of it. He had so many bites that he looked a little like he had the chicken pox! To ease the itch and irritation he was experiencing, we put some baking soda in a tub of warm water for him to soak in, and I picked up some medicated cream. I wish I had some of Orange Naturals new Bites+Stings homeopathic formulas. They are available in liquid and new cream form and they would have provided the natural relief I was looking for. I am definitely ...

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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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