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Tips to Avoid Catching a Cold or the Flu this Fall

(NC) Ever wonder why you often get sick during the transition between fall and winter? Colds and flu are very contagious and can spread quickly and easily, especially as we move indoors and spend more time closer together. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy and fight cold and flu this fall:

Get vaccinated. The best thing you can do to prevent the flu is to get your flu vaccine every year. Flu viruses change each year and experts create a new vaccine to protect you each flu season. You cannot get the flu from the vaccine.

Prep Your Yard Now for Success Next Growing Season

(NC) Taking a little time to properly prepare your yard for fall and winter can be crucial to ensuring gorgeous plants and foliage in the spring. Follow these simple steps to get your yard in top shape:

1. There's a reason raking your yard is synonymous with fall — layers of dead grass and other materials build up over the summer and can prevent strong grass growth. Rake your yard thoroughly for a good start next spring.

Fall Into Healthier Habits This Season

(NC) Autumn is the season of change; colourful leaves, back-to-school activities and cozying up your home for the winter to come. But did you know it's also a great time to get on board with a healthier lifestyle?

Even if you're not going back to the books, the return-to-the-grind mentality is infectious and can ultimately help with your motivation. Here are some ideas to get you on track to a healthier lifestyle this fall.

How Parents Can Make School Drop-offs a Breeze

(NC) Smooth drop-offs start with stress-free mornings. Learn how to achieve both this school year with these practical tips.

Try DIY breakfast. Reduce time in the morning by simplifying breakfast. Set out some plates and cereal, chopped fruit, bread, cheese and yogurt to let the kids serve themselves, or keep these items on lower shelves in the fridge so little ones can access everything they need.

6 Tips for Packing a Well-Balanced School Lunch

(NC) One of every parent's worst back-to-school nightmares is their kids coming home with half-eaten or completely untouched lunch bags. It's frustrating for parents who take time each day to pack a nutritious meal for their child, but this is a battle that can be overcome.

Tips for Back-to-School Spending

(NC) Buying school supplies and clothes can be the biggest expense for many parents when it comes to shopping for their children. Over Labour Day weekend alone, Canadians made nearly 26 million transactions totalling almost $1.4 billion dollars in retail stores last year. How do you avoid spending a fortune? Here are three tips to help you get the most from your wallet this back-to-school season.

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