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It’s Time for Bed: Resetting Your Nighttime Routine

We all know opposites attract, but how well do they sleep at night? If you currently share your bed with a living, breathing being, you can commiserate. One person is too hot, the other too cold. Throw two kids, a 60 lb. yellow lab, and demanding work schedules into the mix and you can imagine…

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The Ultimate Guide to Work/Life Balance

Janine Graziano-Full logged 80-hour weeks in her corporate executive job. But with a newborn and two-year-old at home, “I wasn’t happy with my work-life balance,” she says. Her “aha” moment came in a coaching session, where she had to visualize her life in 20 years. That made her break down in tears. “I felt like…

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Tailgate & Entertain in Style

Invitations Set the Mood To set the perfect tone for your party, lifestyle blogger Sherrie Fabrizi Allbritten suggests using an online invitation service such as Evite to customize your invitations with a football theme. You can also create a Facebook Event or Facebook Group to send out invitations, collect RSVPs, and get everyone in the…

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Emmy-Nominated Reporter Shares Tips to Help Kids Sleep

Tracy Wolfson is an-Emmy nominated reporter for CBS Sports, where she is the lead reporter for the NFL on CBS for NCAA Men’s Basketball. She’s also one of the hosts of the groundbreaking all-women’s sports show “We Need to Talk,” which airs on the CBS Sports Network, and a mom to three boys, ages 8,…

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How to Be a Smart Minimalist

These days minimalism is on trend — people are downsizing houses, tossing out clothes, and composting. But building a simple life can take a ton of work, especially for busy families with working parents. Some think minimalism is about budgeting and owning as little as possible, but that misses the core of the philosophy. “Minimalism…

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3-Month Action Plan to Make the Most of Summer

Another jam-packed summer looms: vacation, spending more time with family, planting a garden and making memories with the kids or grandkids. But these few months of togetherness, warmth and fun go by so fast. It’s easy to get caught up in the season, and suddenly it’s October, and there’s so much you wished you had…

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Make the Most of Your Empty Nest

As Hélène Stelian’s twin daughters prepared to leave for college, she felt the twinge of loneliness but also the stark realization that she no longer knew herself. As a stay-at-home mom in Chicago, much of her identity was wrapped in theirs. “I looked into the future and wondered what my life was going to be…

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How to Start a Family Dreams Journal

Nightmares may bring the kids or grandkids to your room in the middle of the night, but have you ever asked about their best dreams — the kind they didn’t want to wake up from? Instead of focusing on the bad dreams, invite your crew into the parental bed on a regular basis to share…

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6 Fun Tips to Make It to Your 50th Wedding Anniversary

Chicago love birds Judi and Jack Schindler have a rule: They never offer one another unsolicited advice. Even if Jack looks like he has a headache coming on, Judi won’t dare offer an aspirin because it may come off as criticism in disguise.   For this Midwest couple, it’s an approach that works. The evidence?…

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How Retirement Affects Relationships ( & how to thrive)

Professionals weigh-in with free advice on how to handle all that extra time you’ll be spending together during retirement.   Two days after retiring, Karen Nettler and her husband moved from Baltimore to Michigan to be closer to their daughter and her family.   “My husband didn’t want to move, but once the grandchildren were born,…

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2019 Nashville NFL Draft Travel Guide

Going to the 2019 NFL Draft party in Nashville? Rest easier and stress less making your travel plans thanks to these helpful ideas from Sleep Number—the official sleep + wellness partner of the NFL.   For most, pro football is a spectator sport. You entertain friends and family at home and watch in front of…

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