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Like many of you, training my children in certain areas is much more trying than others. For me, it’s housework. Not because I don’t think kids should help or because I think they are too small — I just like things a certain way and teaching them the way is exhausting.

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A recent rash of incidents of mail and property theft as well as car break-ins have caused Hucrest residents to form a new neighborhood watch group. Over 300 concerned neighbors have joined the group in less than a week, which is made up only of those that live in the neighborhood. The goal …

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Like I talked about last week, I believe keeping a home casually clean and organized (meaning not stressing about perfection, but keeping it fairly tidy) is important. For one, it shows an appreciation and care for the things and people in your care, those who live in your home and your gues…

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I know it is pretty bold to declare something “the best,” but my kids said it, so I am going with it. They also claim my microwave skills on frozen nuggets to be “the best.” Their standards might be a little low, but my husband’s are not — especially when it comes to cookies.

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I would say that I love to clean, but that makes me sound like a sad little person with no real hobbies. So, we’ll go with this one: I love a clean home. Therefore, I will clean and organize often for the end result. Yes, I am probably living in denial, considering vacuum marks and the smell…

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There is so much beauty outside this time of year. I love the flowers starting to bloom, the weather beginning to warm up and the cheerful laughs of children finally getting to play outside.

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My husband loves Havarti and pears, so the second I saw this recipe combining both delicious flavors, I was excited. With Easter coming up, this is a great dish to make or bring along to your brunch. The combination of cheese and fruit is divine. There is an elegance to this dish, but it is …

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I asked a friend of mine who is from Ireland about St. Patrick’s Day. She told me that growing up they really didn’t celebrate it — the holiday is a much bigger deal here in the United States, and actually still sparks some controversy in Ireland.