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Give kids an allowance

I firmly believe in giving a child an allowance. However, don’t give a handout. Let your child earn the allowance.
Allowances can provide foundations for parents to teach kids about working for a living. Kids are able to grasp the concept that money doesn’t come without hard work.
Give your child a household chore that he or she can accomplish and complete, then reward your child with an allowance.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, lists benefits and the pros and cons of giving children allowances.

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Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas

Not two women are alike. Mothers perform similar day-to-day tasks, but no two moms are the same. Mother’s Day is Sunday — Find a unique way to celebrate your mother.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you great suggestions and ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is a celebration of women who devote so much of their effort and energy to their families.
Celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day lets her know all of her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed.

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Family cycling can be enjoyable

Cycling as a family can be an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon and get some exercise.
I love bike riding. I find it to be relaxing and you get to enjoy nature all around you. I plan to soon purchase a bicycle and, as I like to say, “take to the road.”
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives families safe bicycling tips and how to enjoy cycling with the entire family.

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Household items that can be reused

Many things people throw away can be reused again. I’m guilty for throwing away lots of items that I could reuse again for other purposes. After reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, I learned of certain containers I will now keep in my home and not throw away.
Dishwasher-and microwave-safe takeout containers can be reused to store leftovers and other foods.

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Sweet treats make Easter special

One or two, should I say, of my weaknesses are Halloween and Easter candy.
I found something interesting, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, about a look at the history behind some of the sweets the Easter Bunny might leave in your basket this year.
From chocolates to marshmallows to caramel eggs to jelly beans, Easter is chockful of candy. And for those who think Easter is only child’s play, guess again.
Americans spend up to $2 billion on Easter candy each year, according to Sweet Services, an online candy retailer.


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