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July 11th, 2018
In this modern age, where services like Amazon provide lightning-fast deliveries of just about anything right to your home, people all over the United States and beyond are using subscription delivery services to bring the everyday items they need straight to their doors.
Instead of waiting for the right time to go shopping all over town, you can order necessities such as water, food, and medicine, online at your convenience. And with many services, once you order, you never need to order again, as many of these services deliver consistently on a monthly or weekly basis, according to your preferences. It's never been easier to get the items you need, exactly when you need them. In case you aren't familiar with this rising trend, here are three delivery services that cater to anyone's busy schedules.
Blue Apron delivers the freshest, pre-portioned food right to your home, complete with
July 5th, 2018
Now that we finally have some warm weather, it is a great time to get outside with your family and enjoy some of the many outdoor activities offered in South Jersey. Here are some of our favorites:
- Fireworks - Who doesnt love fireworks? Check out this link to find the best local spots to view fireworks throughout the summer. https://bestofnj.com/south-jersey-fireworks
- Outdoor Movies Grab a blanket and some snacks and huddle up under the stars with some free movie viewings. Here is a list of viewings to check out: http://www.njfamily.com/Where-to-Find-Free-Outdoor-Movies-in-NJ-this-Summer/
- Lighthouse Story Time Visit the historical lighthouse at Cape May Point State Park on Saturday mornings to hear nautical stories and participate in crafting activities.
June 26th, 2018
When you head over to the sink to pour yourself a tall glass of water, do you ever wonder where it really comes from, or what it contains? Although we can find water all over our planet, only 1% is suitable for human consumption.
According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), roughly 40 percent of our water comes from aquifers and 60 percent comes from surface waters. Aquifers are deep underground rock formations where water is accessed by drilling a well, then transported above ground. Surface watersare found in rivers, lakes, streams, and reservoirs. So how does this water make it into your home?
There are two ways water comes to your home: through public sources and private sources. If your tap water comes from a public source such as a water treatment facility, you probably pay a fee based on water consumption. Public water sources are usually
June 6th, 20181. Go with a themeRead more
Sticking with a theme is an easy way to ensure your party packs a punch. Dont worry about matching every piece of your flatware, servingware and drinkware but do keep the look cohesive by choosing an overarching motif. Use sleek and modern elements for a stunning tabletop, or opt for an assortment of shabby-chic pieces for a rustic touch. Another easy way to keep everything looking sharp? Choose a colour palette (like monochrome or primary colours) for a table setting that really pops.
2. Pick the perfect menu
Whether youre feeding 20 people or planning a romantic dinner for four, your menu is what your guests will remember. For smaller, intimate affairs, go for cuts of meat that ramp up the swish factor (think Wagyu steaks or filet mignon). Hosting a blockbuster bash? Keep it simple with everyones favorite handheld foods burgers, hot dogs and ribs.
April 4th, 2018
Hydration is critical to good health, and while it's recommended that you drink a lot of water, parents know that it's difficult to get kids to do this.
While we tend to think of fruits as the juicier, high-water content food to promote to our children to keep fluids replenished, there's another way veggies! They're crunchy, refreshing, tasty (with or without a little dip or topping),and underrated as a snack.
So, equip yourself with some knowledge of the veggies with the highest water content and learn how to finagle these hydrating goodies into a kid-friendly snack ... or several.
Here's the information and some snack ideas to go along with it:
- Cucumbers top the high-water content veggie list at 95 plus percent water.Also, they're packed with anti-inflammatory compounds that are great for skin and internal organs. Cucumbers are easy for kids to eat. Slice them, keep them chilled and ready, and have some healthy yogurt
March 20th, 2018
It's a given that water is essential to survival. We know that it comprises most of the essential organs in the human body and a healthy water intake keeps us thriving. But have you ever thought of the different types of water and why each is best for certain uses? Just like anything else, there are different variations of water and each has its own best use. For some types of water, though, drinking is not at the top of the list; but other optimum uses may surprise you. So, let's take a look at three variations of water: tap, spring and distilled.
Tap WaterWhen you're talking tap water, its goodness for drinking really depends on the region and the household piping. For the most part, though, people tend to stay away from the tap, unless filtered, for drinking. Why? Well, there are fears about lead in pipes that funnel the water, chemicals added and leached into public water systems from contaminated runoff (like fertilizer
March 9th, 2018
Water is good for you. You've heard it from doctors, nutritionists, and mom and dad. Water does a body good.
It's true. The facts are spelled out all the time. Why is water good for you? Well, mostly because water makes up more than half of the human body. To keep the body functioning properly, you must keep it hydrated. That's something that is easier said than done, especially when it comes to children.
It's always difficult to sell children on a good health tip. But, there are ways to get them the water they need in order to thrive. We'll share those tips with you; but, first, enlighten yourself with some facts about water and the body.
Here are some key water factoids as they relate to the human (and young and growing) body:
- An infant's body can contain nearly 80 percent water (or 75 to 78 percent). That percentage drops to about 65 percent by the time the infant turns a year old.
- Fatty tissue contains less water than lean tissue. So, the more
March 1st, 2018
It's common knowledge that kids are spending an inordinate amount of time with electronics, staring at the screen of a computer, iPad or phone, fiddling with an app, a game, constantly interacting on social media or just plain texting, Snapchatting and Instagraming.
The good news is that there's a little something you can do to make your kids a bit more socially healthy and less inhuman screen-dependent. When you have them in the car on the way to one of those uniquely fun day trips, get them away from the screens and into a car ride game.
They may even like it. If you feel like relenting and handing the phones and iPads back out of sheer frustration, remember that you are doing them a big favor just by taking this one small step away from the screens and toward healthier interaction. Think of the statistics.
They are staggering and all point to the "hooked on electronics" stage starting at a younger and younger age. For instance:
- According to