A Carefree Christmas Can Be Easy: Tips for a Laid Back Holiday

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Christmas is just a few weeks away, and as the holiday crunch sets in, it’s easy to get stressed and overwhelmed instead of enjoying the season. While you can’t just sit back and relax when you’re the one responsible for pulling off the Yuletide traditions in your family, there are some hacks and shortcuts that […]

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Happy Halloween for EVERYbody: Three Ways to Make Halloween More Inclusive This Season

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Halloween is just a couple of weeks away. Kids (and adults) are picking out the perfect costume and preparing for lots of fun, and PLENTY of candy. While some families will still be participating in traditional trick-or-treating in nearby neighborhoods, other families here in Polk County might not yet feel comfortable going out in droves […]

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Make Your Immune System Your Superpower: Habits for Staying Healthy

In a world where viruses are at the forefront of most headlines, discussions, social media posts, and even coffee dates with friends, many people are becoming more aware of immune health and what it means to truly stay healthy as you go about your daily activities. While intervention certainly has a place in staying healthy, […]

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How To Prepare For Hurricane Season

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Hurricane season has officially arrived in Florida! As hurricane season starts at the beginning of June to the end of November, many Floridians stack up on extra water, food, batteries, generators, and more. But, don’t let these things be the only things you do to prepare. Along with the housing damage that hurricanes and tropical […]

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Fun in Florida: Tips for Enjoying Your Memorial Day in The Sunshine State

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Memorial Day weekend is coming up fast, and that means it’s time for some fun in the sun! Whether you’re new to the area, a longtime resident planning a staycation, or simply visiting the Sunshine State to soak up some rays, Florida is a hot destination (literally!) for people to enjoy their holiday weekend. It’s […]

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When Allergies Strike Indoors: Tips for a Healthier Home This Spring

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Spring has officially sprung, and with it, allergy season has hit in full force this year. This year’s pollen has been off the charts, and it leads to a variety of unpleasant symptoms like itchy eyes, sneezing, or sinus headaches. While we love seeing the flowers blooming and the trees gearing up for warmer weather, allergies are […]

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Showing Your Love Safely: Valentine’s Day Tips for 2021

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With just a little over a week left until Valentine’s Day, many of us are busy making preparations for showing the ones we love just how much we care. It’s no secret though that this year’s holiday looks different than years past. No crowded restaurants, no big parties, no surprise cruises or last-minute vacations and […]

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New Year, New Goal: Kindness in 2021

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2020 was certainly one for the books wasn’t it? Over the last year, we have experienced unprecedented circumstances in our communities, states, our country, and around the world. The way we work, communicate with one another, go to the store, and even celebrate holidays changed in a matter of days, and we’re still adjusting to this […]

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Decking the Halls 2020: Ideas to Spread Christmas Cheer This Year

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When it comes to Christmas decorations, people usually fall somewhere in between two points on this spectrum: outdoor extravaganza or no Christmas lights outside at all. No matter where you fall on the scale, it’s no secret that Christmas lights are a favorite pastime, from small communities to the big city, and Polk County is […]

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Parenting During The Pandemic: Adding Hours Back into Your Day

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Are you a parent or caregiver doing your best to keep business running as usual, even though nothing in life looks the way you expected it to this year? From school being revolutionized thanks to the pandemic, to employees everywhere suddenly becoming “remote,” circumstances in many homes are certainly new to say the least. Because of […]

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