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    All You Need is Love and a Dog (or Three)

    All You Need is Love and a Dog (or Three)

    Adopting a family dog can teach your kids some wonderful life lessons and bring your family closer through shared experience and responsibility.
    Adopting a family dog can teach your kids some wonderful life lessons and bring your family closer through shared experience and responsibility.
    Clean Out Your Closet for Cash (or a Good Cause)

    Clean Out Your Closet for Cash (or a Good Cause)

    Want to clean out your closet, make a little cash, or help a good cause? Here are six ideas for consigning that are much less stressful than organizing a...
    Want to clean out your closet, make a little cash, or help a good cause? Here are six ideas for consigning that are much less stressful than organizing a yard sale.
    The Future Front Porch

    The Future Front Porch

    What if you didn't have to choose between what was the most convenient and what was the most secure? Front porches of the future will use automation...

    What if you didn't have to choose between what was the most convenient and what was the most secure? Front porches of the future will use automation technology to give you the best of both worlds.

    5 New Year's Resolution Ideas for the Whole Family

    5 New Year's Resolution Ideas for the Whole Family

    Here are five New Year's resolution ideas that will get your family collaborating on a common mission and perhaps feeling a little closer.
    Here are five New Year's resolution ideas that will get your family collaborating on a common mission and perhaps feeling a little closer.
    St. Nick's Holiday Safety Tips

    St. Nick's Holiday Safety Tips

    Santa's busy making lists and checking them twice! It's lists of holiday safety tips to make sure you and your loved ones have a safe and magical holiday...

    Santa's busy making lists and checking them twice! It's lists of holiday safety tips to make sure you and your loved ones have a safe and magical holiday season. Check out St. Nick's favorite safety tips. 

    3 Ways to Encourage an Attitude of Gratitude Year Round

    3 Ways to Encourage an Attitude of Gratitude Year Round

    While Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather with family and give thanks, here are three creative ideas for embracing gratitude beyond turkey day.
    While Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather with family and give thanks, here are three creative ideas for embracing gratitude beyond turkey day.
    Celebrating Halloween with Teens and Tweens

    Celebrating Halloween with Teens and Tweens

    Getting into the Halloween spirit is a fun way for our entire family to enjoy fall and create memories. Even when your kids have outgrown trick or treating,...
    Getting into the Halloween spirit is a fun way for our entire family to enjoy fall and create memories. Even when your kids have outgrown trick or treating, there are so many fun ways to celebrate Halloween. My older daughter no longer goes trick or treating but still counts this spooky season as one of her favorite holidays.
    Four Ways to Make Dinner Prep a Breeze

    Four Ways to Make Dinner Prep a Breeze

    Sometimes the very thought of preparing a meal when I get home after a long day at work is stress inducing. Here are four ways to make dinner prep a breeze...

    Sometimes the very thought of preparing a meal when I get home after a long day at work is stress inducing. Here are four ways to make dinner prep a breeze so that when your family asks, “What’s for dinner?,” you have a plan.

    Animal Instincts

    Animal Instincts

    An ADS employees story of an attempted break-in, an early warning from his dogs and how to repay our furry friends for looking out for us, by looking out...

    An ADS employees story of an attempted break-in, an early warning from his dogs and how to repay our furry friends for looking out for us, by looking out for them.