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‘Instant Family’ star Nicole Walters on the importance of taking ‘self-care sabbaticals’

Entrepreneur Nicole Walters, her husband Josh and their three kids
Between running a business and raising three kids, it can be a challenge for parents like Nicole Walters to find time for themselves. But Walters prioritizes finding ways to recharge her batteries by taking what she calls “self-care sabbaticals.” (Photo courtesy of Nicole Walters)

Entrepreneur Nicole Walters, along with her husband, Josh Walters, and their three adopted kids, look forward to the holidays each year. But with the coronavirus pandemic, Walters and her family realize

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Family pleads for help catching killer of 71-year-old grandmother: $100,000 reward offered

Police released a brief description of the suspect over the weekend, describing him as a black man with a medium build and dark clothing. Sgt. Sam Worsham said the suspect description came from “analysis” of surveillance video police obtained, showing the suspect walking near Thomasson’s home. Police could not determine factors such as his age, height or if he had any tattoos or facial hair.

>> Trending: Woman arrested who allegedly led brutal attack against

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Family faces lean Christmas after health problems

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Ricardo and Leslie have just one thing on their Christmas wish list this year, and it’s priceless.

Health.

Like many, the couple would like to forget 2020. Their own health issues and the COVID-19 pandemic have made it a year of turmoil for the family.

At the beginning of the year, Ricardo had returned to work after a bout with

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Family pedigree, friends and merit mark SC judge choosing

Ancestors, family pedigrees, old friendships, college ties, easy cheer and even merit were all part of the mix last week in a ritual where candidates for South Carolina’s open judgeships parade before a judicial screening commission to see if they have the right stuff to make it on the bench.

“Your daddy gave me my first job over in Sumter,” Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, one of 10 screening committee members, said to judge

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Wish Book: Single mom of 8 saved family from homelessness

Kandy Gomez called the homeless shelter every day for five months.

She and her five children stayed with friends and family since they moved back to Miami three years ago. She rented a house in Hialeah, but couldn’t afford it after six months. They wound up at the Days Inn near Miami International Airport earlier this year. Her tax refund was running low.

Gomez finally got through to someone at Chapman Partnership. She and her

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Locals for Locals: Roof Giveaway Contest from TaylorMade Contractors for a Family in Need

TaylorMade Contractors is providing a free roof system and exterior makeover to a family in need; Partners for the promotion include Owens Corning and the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club; Applicants can submit their entries online at https://localsforlocals.info .

Locals for Locals: Roof Giveaway Contest from TaylorMade Contractors for a Family in Need

Lake Charles, LA, November 27, 2020 –(PR.com)– TaylorMade Contractors is partnering with Owens Corning and the Rotary Club of Greater Lake Charles to give away a free roof and home exterior makeover to a family in

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Thanksgiving Day tradition on hold but Dearborn family grateful

For more than two decades, the extended family and friends of Jack and Nancy Auffenberg have gathered at the couple’s Dearborn home for a buffet-style Thanksgiving, a sumptuous feast highlighted by a 25-pound brined turkey and Nancy’s homemade stuffing, in which the ingredients include freshly baked bread and her own maple-sage sausage. And then there’s a smorgasbord of traditional side dishes and desserts brought by others.

The holiday meal is always a sit-down affair, with

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32 Small, Nice Things to Do For Family You Can’t See This Holiday Season

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The Best Holiday Gifts Come From Small Businesses

2020 hasn’t been normal, so why would the holiday season be? Many people are (wisely) not going home for the holidays. Others are opting out of giving gifts, whether because of financial reasons or general stress from, well, gestures broadly. As someone who takes great pleasure in picking out gifts for each person on my list every year and am fortunate to have a full-time job,

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Family continues thumbprint ornament tradition despite Fantasy of Trees cancellation

KINGSTON, Tenn. — For 32 Christmases and counting, Kathy Tilley and her family have made Fantasy of Trees an annual tradition. 

“Even though my husband and I have lived away from Tennessee for five years, we still come in for Fantasy of Trees every Thanksgiving,” Tiffany Chambers, Kathy’s daughter, said. 

While quality time together, face painting, and family pictures in front of the Christmas trees are part of the fun, the thing Kathy most looks

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34 Small, Nice Things to Do For Family You Can’t See This Holiday Season

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The Best Holiday Gifts Come From Small Businesses

2020 hasn’t been normal, so why would the holiday season be? Many people are (wisely) not going home for the holidays. Others are opting out of giving gifts, whether because of financial reasons or general stress from, well, gestures broadly. As someone who takes great pleasure in picking out gifts for each person on my list every year and am fortunate to have a full-time job,

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College students decide between family, safety, school protocols this Thanksgiving

Samantha Moore, a student at Missouri Western State University, is doing Thanksgiving a little differently this year.

After having tested positive for Covid-19 this month, Moore, 21, has decided to skip the usual family-filled festivities she’d grown up enjoying this time of year.

“We normally spend Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family,” Moore said of her Thanksgivings home in Bellevue, Nebraska. “Then the Saturday after, we go to my dad’s parents and we

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How to Factor Family Into Your Retirement Plan

Factoring family into your retirement plan—and other aspects of annual financial planning—often calls for significant change. Your retirement plan when you’re married will look completely different from when you’re single. You not only have to consider your own needs and retirement dreams; you also have to consider your spouse’s. If you have kids or parents who rely on you for support, financial or otherwise, that further complicates your planning.

When you make an annual financial

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College students decide between family, safety, and school protocols this Thanksgiving

Samantha Moore, a student at Missouri Western State University, is doing Thanksgiving a little different this year.

After testing positive for Covid-19 earlier this month, the 21-year-old has decided to skip the usual family-filled festivities she’d grown up enjoying this time of year.

“We normally spend Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family,” Samantha said of her Thanksgivings home in Bellevue, Nebraska. “Then the Saturday after we go to my dad’s parents and we

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Kennedy: Get to know your family, play Spades together

If you really want to know your family, play cards.

Our family’s game of choice is spades. It’s the Goldilocks of card games: not too easy, not too hard.

Our nuclear family of four ranges from ages 14 to 62. Sometimes, when we are in a “family time” mood, my wife and I and our two sons will clear the dining room table and settle in for a short game of spades. Most people play

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Family of Dallas man Deonte Hicks says he was catfished online before being killed in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Deonte Hicks’ murder didn’t make headlines in May. His killing is one of more than 350 murders in the city of Houston in 2020 alone. Those responsible remain on the run.
Hicks’ family told Eyewitness News they’ve lost confidence in the Houston Police Department to solve the murder. They drove down from Dallas on Friday to pass out hundreds of flyers.

Detectives say on Sunday, May 10, Hicks was shot in

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Cuomo window sticker allows N.Y. governor to keep an eye on family gatherings

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo could be keeping an eye on your holiday gathering.

A Buffalo printer with a keen sense of humor is hoping to bring a little levity to the holiday season with a window sticker making it look like the governor is checking in on your festivities.

Dan Bacon, the owner of Custom716, has received hundreds of requests for the tongue-in-cheek product since Cuomo issued a statewide mandate limiting home gatherings to 10

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A family of 7 downsized to a 429-square-foot RV that has a full-sized kitchen and a bunk-bed room their 4 daughters share

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Kyler’s work fixing pipelines takes him all over the country. RV living allows the family to go with him. Courtesy of Katherine Umbarger
  • Katherine and Kyler have lived in an RV camper with their five children since May 2019.

  • Katherine told Insider this has helped the family spend more time together and explore new places affordably.

  • This has also helped them get rid of some of their debt, Katherine said.

  • The RV camper has a

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10 things you need at home in case you or a family member gets COVID-19

Make sure you have these things on hand, just in case.
Make sure you have these things on hand, just in case.

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Despite taking the necessary precautions—social distancing, washing hands, wearing a mask in public—there’s still a risk that you or a family member could contract COVID-19. With coronavirus cases on the rise across the country and holiday travel coming up, it’s more important than ever to

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A College Student Is Coming Home. Should The Whole Family Wear Masks?

Sandy Kretschmer imagines her son Henry returning home from college, dropping his bags and then giving her a big hug. But she knows the reality of this homecoming may be a lot different.

“I’ll probably have a mask on, and he’ll have a mask on when I hug him,” she says.

Henry plans to take a COVID-19 test a few days before he leaves Iowa State University where he’s a junior, and he’ll self-quarantine until

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N.J. nursing homes must quarantine residents who visit family at the holidays for 2 weeks. Will it work?

Families who take their loved ones out of long-term care centers for Thanksgiving should prepare to keep them home longer if the facility does not have enough space to quarantine them for two weeks upon return, State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced Monday.

That said, Persichilli once again strongly advised against taking home residents of long-term care facilities, stressing that gatherings with people they do not live with or see on a regular basis could

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