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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Time to Renew: New Year’s Resolutions Posted on Dec 31

Time to Renew: New Year’s Resolutions

Many see the new year as an opportunity for self-improvement – “a new year, a new you.” It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want to make in our lives and a time we resolve to follow through on those changes. However, keeping   …Continue Reading Time to Renew: New Year’s Resolutions

Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve Posted on Dec 26

Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is once again upon us, a night to reflect back on the last 365 days and celebrate the coming year. As the clock runs down for 2013, many people will be drinking, dancing, and telling stories of days gone by while presenting   …Continue Reading Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve

Donating: 3 Tips for Giving Wisely Posted on Dec 24

Donating: 3 Tips for Giving Wisely

The holiday season is a time of family gatherings, decorations, traditions, and gift-giving. Many consider it to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for others the holiday season brings about worry, loneliness, and sadness. That makes it the perfect time to share   …Continue Reading Donating: 3 Tips for Giving Wisely

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly Posted on Dec 17

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

Make a difference in your community! Volunteering is a great way to be part of something bigger than oneself. It provides the satisfaction of giving back to the community and doing something worthwhile. Many opportunities exist throughout Massachusetts to get involved in communities and improve   …Continue Reading 3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

Be Prepared: 12 Steps to Take Before a Winter Storm Posted on Dec 13

Be Prepared: 12 Steps to Take Before a Winter Storm

Use #MAsnow on Twitter for updates on a snow storm’s progress through Massachusetts. As the Massachusetts winter progresses, it’s important that residents understand proper winter storm preparation procedures so they can keep their families and their homes safe during a blizzard or other weather emergency. Winter   …Continue Reading Be Prepared: 12 Steps to Take Before a Winter Storm

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month: 9 Tips to Keep Kids Safe Posted on Dec 12

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month: 9 Tips to Keep Kids Safe

Click here to read our updated Dec. 2014 post on this topic. As the holiday season marches ahead, so does toy shopping for the special children in our lives. There are thousands of toys to choose from and selecting the right one can be a challenge,   …Continue Reading December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month: 9 Tips to Keep Kids Safe

Outdoor Winter Activities in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 10

Outdoor Winter Activities in Massachusetts

Winter in Massachusetts provides fabulous snowscapes framed by bright blue skies and brilliant sunshine; although it may be cold outside, the fun is just heating up. When chilly weather arrives, it’s time to dust off snowboards, skies, and sleds; to ensconce oneself in scarves, mittens,   …Continue Reading Outdoor Winter Activities in Massachusetts

Creating Families through Adoption: 6 Steps in the Process Posted on Dec 5

Creating Families through Adoption: 6 Steps in the Process

Every year in Massachusetts hundreds of children leave foster care via adoption into loving homes. Deciding whether to adopt can be a difficult decision, but it is often a very rewarding one for both you and the child. Becoming an adoptive parent is a big   …Continue Reading Creating Families through Adoption: 6 Steps in the Process

10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather Posted on Dec 3

10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

Winter in Massachusetts can deliver beautiful, crisp, fresh-air days to enjoy, but it can also distribute heavy amounts of snow via powerful Nor’easters that make driving dangerous. While it’s impossible to expect ideal road conditions year-round, there are safety measures drivers can take to make   …Continue Reading 10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather