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A Beginner’s Guide to Baby-Proofing Your House

Gearing up to have a new family member enter the household is a huge responsibility, with many moving pieces. The safety of your house or apartment might seem obvious to you. But there are plenty of nooks and crannies a new baby could get into that you might not have thought of. Check out our tips for baby proofing your …

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Christmas Foods From Around the World

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins In America, food is a big part of Christmas. During this holiday, celebrators kick their cooking skills up a notch by producing special dishes. They are ones full of fat, sugar, and spices.  We can’t wait to eat grandma’s delicious red velvet cake or glazed ham. This …

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Crockpot v.s. Instant Pot: What’s The Difference

What’s better as the days turn colder than a warm meal? Stews and soups are perfect autumn and winter fare, but you need the proper tools to execute them well. You might have heard of the Instant Pot craze of the last few years, but what if you only have a Crock-Pot or slow cooker? Do you need to switch …

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Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving Day?

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins Despite our differences, Americans have a lot in common. One thing we have in common is what we eat on Thanksgiving Day. Regardless of race, religion, or gender, most of us consume turkey. This bird is so popular that 77 percent of its sales occur in November. …

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How to Clean Your Gutters

You might have recently purchased your first home. Or you could be experiencing autumn in your new house for the first time. But either way, you’ve likely realized that there will come a time when you need to clean your gutters. While it’s not the most pleasant of tasks, there are many ways that you can make the process easier for yourself. …

How to Clean Upholstery (and Keep It Clean Over Time)

Cleaning upholstery is like folding a fitted sheet in that it feels like pure magic. How do people do it? Where did they learn? Cleaning upholstery is a necessary part of owning furniture. Especially if you have family members that are prone to leaving stains. Or if you have light-colored furniture that attracts stains over time.  What Kinds of Upholstery …

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5 Options to Manage Holiday Depression

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins Some of us experience depression during the holidays. The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) states that sixty-four percent of mental health sufferers feel more depressed during the holiday season. The causes vary, but common ones include a lack of income and social isolation. So, if you …

11 Frequently Asked Questions About Kombucha

With the rise of health consciousness, especially due to COVID-19, there has been a surge in the popularity of kombucha. But if you have never had it before, it can be easy to get lost in the sea of information that exists. To help you better understand what is kombucha, and is it right for you, we will answer 11 …

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Tips for First-Time Homeschooling

Homeschooling can seem intimidating, whether your kids are in preschool, high school, or somewhere in between. Not only is it a smaller scale classroom experience, but in order to homeschool you have to be prepared to offer help and to provide a school experience that echoes the experience students would get in a traditional classroom. Luckily, there are plenty of …