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Washing your hands can lead to a great time at the pumpkin farm

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 3, 2017 10:25:01 AM

This time of year, a trip to the pumpkin farm is a must for many people. Whether it’s a field trip for school or a weekend trip with family and friends, there’s always plenty to do.

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Alert: Don’t let a wire grill bristle injure your family

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 29, 2017 11:20:47 AM

Is it just me, or is it hard to believe Labor Day is almost here? For many, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Many families celebrate with parties, picnics, or trips to their favorite campground or getaway destination one last time. While I cook on my grill all year round, it’s holiday cooking that I enjoy most.

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Tips to keep you safe Memorial Day through Labor Day

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. The school year is winding down and vacation plans are being made. Sunny days and warm weather allow us to spend quality time with family and friends. Here's a collection of safety tips that can help you, your family, pets, and others enjoy the summer season.

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The importance of insurance on Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 14, 2017 8:41:22 AM

Today many of us will be giving a Valentine’s Day gift to the one we love. Whether it’s chocolates, jewelry, flowers, or apparel, it's estimated U.S. consumers will spend $18.2 billion.

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Six tips for teaching your kids to show gratitude this holiday season

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 20, 2016 9:21:32 AM

The holiday season can be overwhelming and demanding. It can also be filled with high expectations. Children, young and old, are busy creating their Christmas lists. Depending on their age, the list can get expensive very quickly.

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Ten tips for handling holiday demands

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 13, 2016 11:00:26 AM

Heartwarming traditions often make the holiday season the favorite time of year for many people. Those traditions include:

  • Picking out the perfect Christmas tree
  • Posing for a family picture
  • Secret gift exchanges
  • Baking cookies
  • Visiting with old college friends
  • Travelling to visit family

This time of year can also be very demanding. Trying to carry out family traditions, as well as dealing with family drama, can be stressful and overwhelming. And don’t forget it’s your company’s year end!

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Five tips to keep your Christmas tree from going up in flames

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 6, 2016 9:00:12 AM

Every year in the United States, consumers purchase approximately 25-30 million real Christmas trees. Live Christmas trees offer several benefits over artificial trees:

  • More than 100,000 people work full- or part-time in the industry;
  • For every real tree cut down, one to three seedlings are planted each spring;
  • They provide a lovely natural fragrance in your home;
  • They offer a way to create family memories and traditions; and
  • You get fresh air and exercise if you cut down your own tree.
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Seven tips for getting your Christmas tree home safely

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 29, 2016 8:35:27 AM

With the Thanksgiving feast behind us, it’s time for many people to start decorating their homes for Christmas. This year, the above-average fall temperatures here in Wisconsin inspired many homeowners to light up their yards and homes with Christmas decorations. My neighborhood is definitely more decorated than in past years.

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Eight things to consider when your child asks for a pet

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:31 AM

Over the years, my daughters have repeatedly asked my wife and me for a pet. Unfortunately for them, the answer had always been “no” for a number of reasons. Probably the biggest is the time commitment.

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10 tips for your next trip to the pumpkin patch

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When I was growing up, one of our family traditions was a trip to our local pumpkin patch. I always loved trying to find the best pumpkin, or at least one better than my brother’s. It was even more exciting when I found a pumpkin attached to a vine. This meant I could take my jackknife out of its holster and use it to cut the vine.

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