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Local Treat | Wild Blackcaps

Early summer is one of my favorite times of the year. Our house sits on land surrounded by creeks, …

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Talking About Current Events

How do I talk to my children about current events? The recent tragedy in Texas has left many families feeling …

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Who Wants to Go to Camp?

Each time we host a series of Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) classes, participating families have the opportunity …

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The Magic Ratio

Have you ever had a conversation with someone that just left you feeling beaten down? Does your morning routine …

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Coping With Drought

Quick Tips: Plants response to short-term drought: wilting, marginal leaf scorch (browning along edges), and loss of some foliage. Plants …

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Invest in Your Family

Imagine improved school performance and attitude in your youth at home, productive family meetings without arguments, and successful conversations …

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Mold Clean Up

Restoring your home after disaster can be difficult. That difficulty can be compounded if it includes cleaning up mold. …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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