feature_photo_beat_the_heat.jpgSummer is such an exciting time. It is so fun to get out and about with our little ones! Fun at the beach, the zoo, the splash park and more are all on our lists of summer activities to do! Unfortunately, the summer heat can be pretty intense (depending on where you live), and being outdoors for any length of time with a baby or a toddler can be quite a challenge. Children that young simply don’t have a concept of if they are overheated. They aren’t able to communicate in effective ways with regards to tricky heat exhaustion symptoms such as their pulses racing or being dizzy. They may be too distracted (having so much fun) to drink enough water, or stay in the shade. So, when it is 100 plus degrees outside, we like to play it safe and go out in the early morning to beat the hottest part of the day. Then we focus our energy on fun indoor play ideas to beat the heat and still have fun!

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winter_efficiencyIf you are anything like me, you like to stay warm in the winter. I would always rather be warm than cold, so my energy bill sky rockets in the winter months. Over the years, however, I’ve found a few tricks to help lower the cost and save on energy.

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