Why small businesses need to think big this summer hiring season

(BPT) – Finding great employees hasn’t been easy for small businesses lately. And this summer, the competition could heat up even more. Thanks to a healthy economy, unemployment levels are low across the country. Many companies will be adding even more jobs as the weather warms up — especially those in seasonal industries such as tourism and hospitality, and other professions that are weather-dependent. While some of these positions may be filled by new graduates, this year employers can expect a fight for top candidates in any role. Small businesses, in particular, will feel the brunt of the hiring squeeze, …

Red Land Cotton Announcing Launch of Farm-To-Fabric Baby Collection

Nashville, Tenn. – Red Land Cotton, makers of the only farm-to-fabric linens on the market, announce today the launch of their soft-hued Baby Nadine Collection. Co-Founder Anna Yeager Brakefield and her husband are expecting a new little “boll” of joy in June, which inspired the new line. When Brakefield found out she was expecting in the fall of 2017, she knew she wanted to create bedding for her baby that was just as soft, safe and local as the bedding she creates for adults. “I wanted to impart the heirloom feeling that envelopes us in comfort and reminds us of home,” Brakefield said. “We decided to name the …

Kids Love to Hunt for Treasures with HABA’s Karuba Junior

Kids enjoy playing HABA’s Karuba Junior, a cooperative tile-based memory & puzzle game for 2-4 treasure hunters. The adventurers hunt for hidden treasures on the island, trying to build paths to get to the treasures while avoiding the dangerous tigers. The goal is to find all the treasures before the pirates’ ship arrives at the island—otherwise the pirates win all of the treasures. For more information call 315/685-6660 or visit www.HABAusa.com.

Retired Elementary Teacher Entertains Children through Ollie’s Unlucky Day

Margee Minter tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a cat and a dog. Wynnewood, Oklahoma, April 24, 2018 – What do you do when you are not invited to your friend’s birthday party? Find out in Margee Minter’s “Ollie’s Unlucky Day” how a surprise birthday party turns out to be not only a surprise to the celebrant but also to everyone in attendance. In the story, Lucky the Cat and Ollie the Dog have been friends for a long time. They have enjoyed playing together and having each other’s company. On Ollie’s fifth birthday, Ollie’s mother plans a surprise birthday …

The busy parent’s guide to weekday meals

Hectic can be an understatement when it comes to describing a day in the life of a parent. These simple tips can save time and energy when preparing meals. 1. Get in the habit of meal planning. Planning a weekly menu can save a huge amount of time and stress. It streamlines the whole process. 2. Embrace convenience. Takeout is great, but there are even better options. With Applebee’s Carside To Go(R) pickup you simply place an order online then pull into a designated parking spot and a team member will bring your food out to you. 3. Don’t try …

5 Important qualities to look for when purchasing paper

Which copy paper is best? (BPT) – Buying paper and office supplies can seem routine, however, these simple choices matter. Choosing the right paper can help save time and money, as well as ensure the quality of documents. So, what exactly should you look for in copy paper? “There are many different performance attributes and categories of paper,” said Sarah Yedlick, Boise Paper office expert. “It’s important to consider all factors of your paper before making a purchase to avoid unwanted paper jams, reprints, ink smears and just downright low-quality.” Here are the five qualities to look for in paper …

5 ways to care for and comfort your sick child

A big part of a parent’s job is making sure your children feel better. Blogger Emily Schuman offers some of the best remedies to help care for your little one when they’re sick. 1. Sleep is great medicine Sleep is a crucial step in combating coughs and colds. Prioritize naps and early bedtimes. You might even think of giving them more cuddles! 2. Reduce their coughing For over 100 years, moms have used Vicks VapoRub as a safe, effective cough remedy for children ages 2 and up. When applied on the chest or throat, the medicated vapors help quiet the …

Sleeping Softly and Safely

Suffocation in an unsafe sleep environment is just one cause of infant mortality, but one that can be avoided. These tips – such as making sure babies sleep alone in a safe space – from Dr. Dyann Daley and The Baby Box Co. can help parents keep their babies safe during sleep. Find more tips at BabyBoxUniversity.com. SOURCE:Baby Box Co.

Wee Wee Wee all the way home!

The 1st Chair™ introduces a Farmhouse Mod style for the nursery. One of the most popular style trends in home interiors is a circle back to a more authentic lifestyle, an environment where our kids learn true family values by experiencing down-to-earth honesty in the items and influences we expose them to. Farmhouse Mod can be modernized with sophisticated fabrics and minimal decorations and it can be casual chic with updated plaid fabrics that reflect simplicity at its best. The 1st Chair offers a number of chair styles and fabric selections that express this hot trend in home décor. The …

Oh, baby! 5 unexpected (but common) symptoms experienced during pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life, filled with countless physical, emotional and lifestyle changes. Pregnant women often do research, read books or consult friends and family to determine what to expect during those nine months and how to best combat the symptoms that may arise. While issues like morning sickness and cravings are to be expected, there are several uncomfortable, but common, effects soon-to-be moms may be less likely to anticipate. “A woman is going to experience numerous changes to her body during pregnancy,” says Dr. Alyssa Dweck, an OB-GYN, author and expert on women’s health. “Although …