How Often Should You

How Often Should You…?

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We know that moving into a new house, or even a rental that is simply new to you, can be really exciting! It doesn’t have to be a brand new house or even a house you are buying. Moving can be a fun and exciting experience. Whether you have moved within the same town that you love or moved across the country, getting settled into your new place is fun and special. You may have just moved or maybe you have been in your house for years. Regardless of how long you have lived there, we thought it might be helpful to provide you with a list of how often certain things should be done in your house to keep everything in good working order. We hope you find it helpful!/

The Debate About Standardized Testing

The Debate About Standardized Testing

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The Debate About Standardized Testing

We all remember having to do it when we were in school. Different states have different names for them, but we all faced those dreaded booklets full of timed tests requiring us to make sure we had two No. 2 pencils in our possession at all times! In grade school, recess couldn’t come soon enough. In high school, lunch couldn’t start fast enough. Anything to get a break from those dreaded tests! States are still subjecting their students to what most kids perceive as a form of torture.

Valentines Day is near!

Valentine’s Day is Near!

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Valentine’s Day is an interesting holiday. While its roots are Christian, even most Christians don’t celebrate it as a religious holiday anymore. Over the centuries it has morphed into a day celebrating love rather than St. Valentine and his ministry to persecuted Christians. There is not much known about him, but archaeological finds support the fact that he did, indeed, exist. It also is generally agreed upon that he was martyred. It seems to be a holiday that some people love, some people hate, and some people have no feelings for one way or the other.

Planning a Trip to See Fall Foliage

Planning a Trip to See Fall Foliage

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Planning a Trip to See Fall Foliage

For those of us who live in Florida year-round, the changing of the colors of leaves is not something we see very much. There are states in the United States that truly experience all four seasons with a clear delineation between said seasons. Our temperatures and weather here in Florida do not have drastic highs and lows, so we do not experience such drastic changes of season. We definitely feel when the weather cools down or warms up, but it doesn’t bring much change to our surrounding foliage as much of our plants and trees here stay green year-round.

When Your Military Service Loved One is Gone for the Holidays

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When Your Military Service Loved One is Gone for the Holidays

It may be your spouse, child, sibling, parent, another family member or a close friend. Regardless of who it is, if you have a loved one serving in the military, whether overseas or in another part of the US, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. Although you miss them every day, somehow during the holiday season you miss them even more. Maybe it’s because the holidays are a time of family gatherings and traditions. If it is your spouse, it can be especially difficult to watch the kids opening gifts without mom or dad there to witness it.