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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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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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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.

“Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown – Book Review

Brené Brown has been studying leadership for over two decades and delivered one of the top five most-viewed TED Talks of all time. In “Dare to Lead,” Brown has created a handbook for becoming an authentic, empathetic, and courageous leader. Learn more about her bestselling book, “Dare to Lead.”
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How to Form a Pandemic Pod to Safely Socialize During Quarantine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are turning to pandemic pods to maintain social connections and regain a sense of normalcy. But finding people you can trust with your health is no easy feat, and there are many things to consider before you form a pod.
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10 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids & Adults

Don’t hole up indoors in the winter. There are lots of benefits of spending time in nature, even in the cold months. Try these fun outdoor activities to boost your mood and your health when the days are dark and short.
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8 Ways a Slow Cooker (Crock-Pot) Saves You Time & Money

Slow cookers aren’t just convenient. There are several ways they can help you save money on meals and give you more time with your family while creating diverse, healthy, and flavorful meals. Learn to leverage your slow cooker for a less stressful and costly menu.
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Camping in Line for Black Friday Shopping? – 11 Essential Supplies You’ll Need

Camping outside stores to get the best Black Friday deals is a popular way for many people to spend their Thanksgiving. But many campers go through the school of hard knocks on their first night out, ending up cold, hungry, and sore. You can avoid that haggard feeling by packing the right gear.
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11 Tips for Home Fire Safety & Protection to Keep Your Family Safe

It’s the middle of the night, and a faint crackling sound has woken you from sleep. You smell smoke, then discover a raging fire in the hallway. You have less than two minutes to escape. Would you know what to do in such a horrific situation? These fire safety tips can help you avoid a tragedy.
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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Snow Storms & Blizzards

Roads can become perilous during heavy snow, a winter storm, or extreme cold snap. There are countless stories of people getting trapped in their cars overnight or even longer when conditions deteriorate. FEMA reports that...