Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Adopt A Black Dog or Cat

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Three Reasons Black Dogs & Cats Are Overlooked in the Pet Adoption Process It is unfortunately true, but people are less likely to adopt a black dog and black cat, opting for other colors of pets. In my own experience as a volunteer at a cat shelter, even the most adorable, cuddly, and friendly black […]

Summer Fun: 5 Ways to Have the Best Family Vacations


It doesn’t take a sixth sense to notice summer vacation coming around the corner. You’ll see it everywhere: the weddings that are scheduled, the invites to barbecues, and the requisite family vacation planning. After all the years, I will admit that planning a vacation is not easy, but you can avoid the big traps if […]

Best Internet Search Tips: How to Get the Results You Want

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In the old days of the internet, you could search for a relevant term and quickly get a few relevant results. But now, the internet is filled with blogs, spam websites and completely irrelevant pages designed to draw in viewers or install viruses. (Thank goodness that Google is refining the search engine results through their […]

Ten Water Sports Safety Tips


Ten watersports safety tips to help keep you safe this Summer: With the spring and summer season upon us, it’s a good time for a refresher course on the importance of staying safe when you’re out on the water. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that in 2008, there were 4,292 deaths caused […]

The Countdown to College: Preparing Your Child for College


Preparing Your Children for College: My Top Five “Get Ready for College” List: I had a minor freak-out the summer before my daughter left for college. I had tried to teach her to be responsible. She knew how to do her laundry, cook a simple meal and clean the toilets. But had I taught her […]

Giving Pets as Gifts: 5 Things to Consider


Giving Pets as Gifts – Is it a Good Idea? “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” -George Eliot Adorable puppies and cuddly kittens are frequent gifts in movies. These pets are always met with squeals of delight and the gift plan never backfires. In real life, however, […]