As you prepare to trim the tree and hang your stockings with care, don’t forget to put a little holiday cheer in the air. Now you can help a child in your life experience the magic of Christmas with the help of the U.S. Postal Service’s Letters from Santa program. For a limited time, kids can receive a personalized letter from “Santa” that includes a special “North Pole” postmark.

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If you were like me, you used to believe that all milk is the same. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Hundreds of years ago all the milk could be considered the same; however, today not all cows produce the same type of milk our ancestors drink. In the past milk was rich in the A2 type of protein; as time passed, other types of protein started showing up in the milk of European capitals. One such protein was the A1 type. As both herds of cattle and people started migrating throughout the globe, the milk we drink started to change. Today the majority of milk in your glass has a combination of both the A1 and A2 protein types. Independent researchers have conducted studies that found by drinking the original A2 milk, not only was it more natural, but it was also much easier for a majority of people to digest.

Monday isn’t the best day of the week and frankly, no-cook-Monday didn’t sound as good as MOMday so let’s declare MOMday to be a day of relaxing… It’s the first of the week, who wants to start the week off with stress and never-ending to-do lists? What if we make Monday a day to AVOID the kitchen and just focus on what is important???? Sounds good to me.

The holidays are a fun time, especially when you get to spend it with family. I love coming up with gift ideas to give to relatives and friends and this year, I wanted to plan ahead and find some fun gift ideas that I thought were not only unique but helpful to those receiving the gifts.

As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped to brighten and revitalize classrooms at Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition, the PPG Foundation donated $20,000 on behalf of PPG’s architectural coatings business to support the school’s science, technology, engineering and math programs.

I recently decided to give up drinking and there were many things that factored into that decision but mostly I did it in support of my husband who gave up drinking a few years ago. I wasn’t ever a big drinker by any means but I never really enjoyed it as much as most so it wasn’t that hard for me to give it up.