Family Fun

Spring Cleaning for Outdoor Fun

As winter’s lingering shadow lessens, and the sun shines brighter and warmer every day, it’s an ideal time to give your front and back yards a thorough spring cleaning in preparation for a long stretch of satisfying, beautiful, and safe outdoor fun. Here are some suggestions for outdoor spring cleaning: Rake it up! Put the…

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Every Burst Counts: New Discoveries About the Power of Short Intense Workouts

For a long time, most devoted exercisers have adhered to the rule that a sustained stretch of aerobic exercise, one that kept your heart pounding for at least 10 minutes, was what garnered the desired results: a healthy weight and a fit body, not to mention less money shelled out on health insurance co-payments! Interestingly,…

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Fun Overload: When Good Times Get Out of Hand

March is a much anticipated month in Maryland, when many of us start shedding our winter layers in excited preparation for the coming spring. In addition to extra clothes, however, some folks also shed their common sense. There is such thing as having too much fun, and a few times illustrate that better than the…

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Love and Life Insurance: A Perfect Match

Red hearts, chocolate, lace, and roses: it’s that time of year again. With February comes Valentine’s Day, and with Valentine’s Day comes thoughts of love. While Valentine’s Day emphasizes romantic love, or the kind of love that results when Cupid’s arrow penetrates a heart and inspires swoony, smitten feelings of attraction and desire, it’s also…

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New Year, New Resolutions, New Insurance Rates

Resolving to make improvements to your health and habits in 2016 can do more than just improve your longevity, your quality of life, your appearance, and your attitude; it can also work to put more money in your pocket! How? Well, in addition to all the cash you’ll save by foregoing the daily double mocha…

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January is National Blood Donor Month

While December is the time of year when many of us focus on giving, the spirit of altruism and generosity flows into January, which is National Blood Donor Month. Unlike most of the material things we give during the holidays, our own blood comes at no expense to us. Rather than breaking the bank, we…

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Water Safety for Kids & Adults

When it’s hot, the cold water calls. If you’re lucky enough to have access to a lake, river, or community pool, it’s vital to know basic water safety in order to prevent serious consequences. Approximately 10 people die each day from unintentional drowning, and according to the Center for Disease Control, drowning is the leading…

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Backyard Summer Play

School’s out for summer, and that means that many parents in Maryland are opening their backyards to their children’s friends and neighborhood buddies. It’s a parent’s prerogative to keep all children safe, even those who are not their own; but did you know that you could be held liable if a child gets injured on…

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Common Camping Mishaps

Sleeping under the stars, hiking, swimming, and toasting marshmallows are activities many folks look forward to every summer. But getting back to nature offers its own set of risks. By understanding the following common camping mishaps, you can make it much more likely that your summer outdoor excursions will only include the fun and exhilarating…

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