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Heather Levin

Heather Levin is a writer with over 15 years experience covering personal finance, natural health, parenting, and green living. She lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband and two young sons, where they're often wandering on frequent picnics to find feathers and wildflowers.
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10 Tips to Maximize Your WIC Benefits When Grocery Shopping

Shopping for WIC-approved foods can be a bit confusing at first. Strategies like familiarizing yourself with approved WIC items and using coupons can help ensure you make the most of your monthly allowance. But those aren’t the only ways to stretch your WIC dollars.
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27 Camping Gear Essentials – Checklist of Outdoor Supplies You Need

Make sure your next camping trip doesn’t go awry by knowing exactly what you’ll need for your pre-camping checklist. Here’s a comprehensive list of the essentials you need, from survival gear to sleeping bags and eating utensils. Use this checklist to prepare efficiently for your next outdoor adventure.
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How to Prepare for a Power Outage & Survive Without Electricity

Can you imagine being without electricity for weeks? For most people, the answer is no, and that can have deadly consequences. Getting ready for a long-term power outage requires a plan. Before the next big storm causes an extended power outage, take steps to prepare without overspending.
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11 Best Ways to Invest in Yourself & Build a Better Life (Free or...

Investing in yourself provides a great return on investment in a myriad of areas of your life, including your physical and emotional, career, education, goals, creative pursuits, passions or interests, and relationships. Find free or low-cost ideas for investing in yourself to build a better life.
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How to Help Your Kids Prevent the Spread of Germs at School

Parents and caregivers need to show kids and teens what they can do to build healthy habits during the school year and avoid illnesses like the common cold. These habits are especially crucial right now, with COVID-19 cases rising and seasonal flu approaching.
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10 Ways to Get Through a Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many people scrambled to stock up on food and supplies and cope with virus-related unemployment and quarantines. We all just want to get back to normal. But a second wave of infections is possible, and we must be physically, mentally, and financially prepared. 
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34 Fun Valentine’s Day Activities & Crafts Ideas for Kids (on a Budget)

Kids love making crafts, and Valentine’s Day provides a perfect opportunity to get their creative juices flowing. Many crafts can also double as gifts for family and friends. These Valentine’s Day craft ideas are ideal projects for kids to have fun with and show the love — on a budget.
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How to Make a Homemade Cloth Face Mask for COVID-19 (Tutorials)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that all Americans wear some kind of cloth facial covering when out in public to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. You can easily make these masks at home, often using materials you already have. Which mask design is right for you?
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8 Ways to Prepare for the Next Pandemic (Coronavirus Outbreak)

Are you prepared to stay home for weeks at a time, venturing out only when absolutely necessary, if authorities implement a stay-at-home order? Preparing for a pandemic is similar to preparing for other emergencies. But pandemics have some unique qualities. Take these steps to keep your family safe.
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How to Feed Your Family on a Tight Budget – 20 Cheap Ways to...

Are you worried about how you’re going to feed your family this month? If so, you’re not alone. Many families go through tough financial stretches, and it’s an incredibly stressful experience. But knowing what to do and what to buy can help you save money on groceries until things improve.
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How to Get WIC for Pregnant Women & Infants – Eligibility & Requirements

Many people struggle to feed their family at some point. Fortunately, many state and federal programs can help you through a challenging time. WIC, which helps feed pregnant and postpartum parents and their young children, is one such program. Find out how it works and how to sign up.

“The Ride of a Lifetime” by Former Disney CEO Robert Iger – Book Review

Robert Iger became the CEO of Disney in 2005, at a time when the iconic brand was struggling. “The Ride of a Lifetime” is a memoir of his life and career, with valuable lessons to be learned no matter your career path. Read on to see if you might enjoy picking up this candid, engaging memoir.