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How to prepare for your first bicycle ride of the season

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 9, 2019 9:36:38 AM

As the weather improves, you may be thinking about getting your bicycle out of storage for the first ride of the season. Whether you ride solo, with a group of friends, or with your family, it’s always nice to get back in the saddle. However, before doing so, it’s probably best to plan and ease into a new bicycling season. Not preparing for your ride ahead of time can lead to frustration and injury.

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Common winter injuries and tips to avoid them

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 22, 2019 11:55:54 AM

During the winter months, Mother Nature can stir up a variety of weather conditions. Howling winds, drifting snow, and freezing rain make travel, exercise, and day-to-day living difficult.

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Home buying for a future family

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 13, 2018 9:38:16 AM

There are plenty of elements to consider when making the decision to buy a home, but those considerations shift slightly if a buyer wants to begin a family in the house. After all, parents with young kids have different needs than a single homebuyer. Here are a few things to think about when choosing a home for your growing family.

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Tips to survive the mosquito explosion

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 18, 2018 9:41:43 AM

Swat, splat, bang. These are common sounds at my house. The reason for these sounds is mosquitos are invading us. I don’t recall them ever being this bad! Strong storms accompanied by heavy rain, and warm temperatures in Wisconsin at the end of August have caused the mosquito population to explode!

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Solutions for an Inclusive Home

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There is a lot we can do to ensure our family’s health and safety. In our daily lives, we can encourage healthy habits and identify potential safety hazards to avoid. Looking toward the future, we can seek home, vehicle, and life insurance in case of an emergency. While there are so many situations we can -- and do -- prepare for, there are plenty we overlook. A sudden disability, for example, is an occurrence that families rarely plan for, and it can be emotionally and financially overwhelming. It’s important to understand all that’s involved when a family member is disabled after an accident or is diagnosed with a physical impairment.

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Tips for helping your kids cope with final exams

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 22, 2018 11:30:00 AM

If you have kids in high school, final exam week is just around the corner. Year-end projects are nearing completion, which leads to study packets and a stressful time for students and parents.

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Eleven tips to declutter your home with ease

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether you’re spring cleaning, downsizing, or preparing to move, getting rid of your unnecessary personal belongings can be a big endeavor. If you’ve experienced a recent death in the family or you’re going through a divorce the decluttering process can be even more stressful.

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Eight tips for helping your kids cope with moving

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 10, 2018 11:12:18 AM

Moving from your home to another can be a daunting task, especially if you’re moving to a new city. Personal items can get lost or broken, heavy items can cause bodily injury, and your current furniture may not work in your new home. In addition, if you have kids, they may have their own worries, which can add another element of stress to the moving process.

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Kill seasonal influenza (flu) in your home with these cleaning tips

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 27, 2018 9:28:57 AM

This year’s flu season has grabbed our attention. Hospitalization for people infected with the flu has increased for the first time since 2013. In addition, there have been numerous reports of healthy people dying from complications with the flu.

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Staying Secure While Staying Connected

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 13, 2018 10:09:53 AM

Smart home technology use is a rising trend. From connected appliances to Wi-Fi lightbulbs to automated environmental controls, smart home devices are wooing homeowners with the capabilities to remotely control and monitor their home from anywhere.

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