Allstate Insurance Launches With Pear

Allstate Insurance Launches With Pear

Allstate Insurance launches its first program with Pear
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Allstate Joins Pear Sponsorship Program
Allstate is proud to sponsor groups in your area! Your group can earn up to $500 towards Custom Apparel or a 501(c)3 donation! To start your sponsorship, create a group page on Pear (upload aphoto of your group; it’s super easy!) and invite friends to support your group. You have 10 days to earn up to $500. Best of all, it’s free! All your group needs to do is complete several online actions, such as sharing a photo on Facebook. The tasks are all short and can be completed within minutes. The more people who join in and engage, the more money your group can earn! Everything you earn, you keep. Get sponsored with Pear today! This program is available for all groups and demographics in Phoenix, Nashville and Louisville.

Uses for Safety Pins

Uses for Safety Pins

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Uses for Safety Pins

Safety pins have been around for many years and can be found in most homes. They are commonly used for joining pieces of fabric together. There is also another type which has a special clasp and are used to hold together cloth diapers.
The safety pin does have other uses that have been proven to come in handy both inside and outside the home. Keep some on hand in the home and be sure to stash a few in your purse. They can be a lifesaver.
1. Make keys secure during physical activities. Attach a safety pin to your key ring and pin your keys inside your pocket.
2. Fix a broken zipper. If the tab on a zipper breaks off you can easily solve the problem by attaching a safety pin.
3. Thread a drawstring. Attach a safety pin to one of the ends of the drawstring and feed it through the waist.
4. Organize spare buttons. Sort out the buttons according to color, size, or style and then threadthe buttons to the pins.
5. Keep covers in place on sofa arms. Simply fasten them down with a safety pin to keep them from sliding.
6. Clean a salt shaker. Salt has a tendency to buildup around the holes making it difficult to get it out just by shaking.
7. Clean a garlic press. Garlic presses are so easily filled with bits of garlic which can be very difficult to remove simply by cleaning. The sharpness and size of the pin allows it to easily fit through the holes and free up any bits of food.
8. Prevent light from sneaking in between the curtains. Pin the curtains together and find yourself in the dark once again.
9. Add a  little extra security to your purse. Just loop a safety pin around the bag’s zipper and then pin it to the strap or some of the bag’s fabric.
10. clothes pins. If you find yourself short of cloth pins safety pins will do the trick. Pin matchingpairs of socks together on the line to make for easy folding afterward.
Tips for Healthy Family Eating

Tips for Healthy Family Eating

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Tips for Healthy Family Eating

Eating healthy together as a family does not have to be complicated nor seem like a chore. If you work together as a family in meal planning and preparation you will be amazed by how much everyone will enjoy eating delicious nutritious meals.
Children as well as adults need to consume healthy foods that contain essential nutrients,vitamins, and minerals in order to function well daily.
Healthy eating seems to be less of a priority nowadays among may families. Of course it is so much easier to shop for processed foods or stop by to grab takeout on the way home from work. Healthy eating can also be simple and does not have to take up a whole lot of time. Follow some of these tips to help instill healthy eating in your family.
1. Eat together. Eating together helps strengthen the family bond as well as encourage communication and reaching out to one another. It is a great time to catch up on everyone’s life and reflect. Do up the dining table nicely and include items to make it seem more fun and enjoyable. Have a centerpiece or include some flowers, candles, or cloth napkins.
2. Offer variety. When shopping pick out a select number of fruits and vegetables that you know your family enjoys eating. Look for whats on sale during that week to help with budgeting. Then the following week change it up a little to make it less boring.
3. Do not go hungry. Never allow yourself to be hungry for a long period of time unless you are fasting intentionally. People who sit down to eat after being hungry for a certain period of time tend to overeat usually with unhealthy foods.
4. If you don’t want anyone to eat unhealthy foods then don’t purchase any when shopping. If it is not put in front of anyone they will not be able to eat it.
5. Don’t serve meat with every meal. Our bodies simply do not need to consume meat every day in order to survive. Instead opt for fish or vegetable only dishes a few days a week.
6. Do serve vegetables with every meal. You can serve them in a variety of ways such as broiled, steamed, and raw.
7. Enjoy the occasional sweet dessert. Bake a chocolate cake or whip up a batch of brownies or cookies.
8. Be physically active together as a family. Take part together in exercises and/or sports. Encourage your children to try out new sports and join school teams and community events.
9. Limit screen time. Sitting in front of the screen not only cuts out physical activity. There is also a greater chance of picking up unhealthy eating habits and snacking.
10. Praise your children. Children love being praised. Encourage them to make healthy snack choices during the day. Also teach your children why it is important to eat healthy.
How To Save On Maternity Clothes

How To Save On Maternity Clothes

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How To Save On Maternity Clothes

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy you will be expecting an increase in body weight as well as a change in your body’s shape. Remain calm and know that you don’t have to spend a whole amount of money on maternity clothes. You may even be as fortunate as I was and only spend money on a few nursing bras and a package of reusable cloth nursing pads.
With me being a stay at home mom who doesn’t leave the home often, of course that will help keep me from needing to spend money on new maternity outfits. However, even moms working outside the home do not need to change out an entire wardrobe for new clothes that will only remain temporarily.
1. Check the clothes you already have. Look for clothing that is loose fitting or stretchy such as oversized shirts, elastic waist pants and maxi dresses. These will be handy for the first few months or even longer.
2. Ask around. Sometimes people have things laying around their home unsure what to do with it. If you know someone who recently had a baby do not be afraid to inquire about any maternity clothes they may have some on hand.
3. Shop thrift stores and consignment shops. These shops often have a nice assortment of gently used  maternity clothes. You may have to stop by often to check as these items usually sell out quickly.
4. Check out end of season department store sales. Loose fitting shirts, pants or skirts with elastic, and dresses can all be found at very cheap prices.
5. Check out sales online. This can be essential if you are in need of a few outfits for work. Just be careful where you browse. Try and stay clear from shops that specialize in maternity and instead opt for larger discount sites such as Ebay, Walmart, and Amazon.
6. Wear pajamas. If you are spending much time inside the home then why not dress comfortable. Just be sure to change your pajamas regularly to maintain good hygiene and as not to bore your husband.
7. Purchase a bellaband. Bellabands are a piece of stretchy cotton fabric which are placed around the waist to cover any gap between your top and pants. You can leave your pants unfastened for a better fit and allowing you to extend the wear of your normal clothes during pregnancy.
8. Buy larger sized briefs instead of specially made maternity briefs which can be quite pricey. Choose full fitting briefs as these will be more loose and comfortable.
9. Your breasts could begin to enlarge soon after you become pregnant causing your regular bras to become small. Instead of purchasing larger size bras invest in a few bra extenders. It is really difficult to determine what size nursing bras you should buy until you get closer to delivery these extenders can save a bundle.
10. Purchase a package of reusable cloth nursing pads. Some women will begin to produce milk during pregnancy and having absorbent coverage is necessary. Disposable nursing pads will become quite costly overtime so you may want to look at some washable ones.
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What tips do you have for saving money on maternity clothes?