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HEALTH and SAFETY

How To Help Your Children Cope With The Pandemic
Posted by Town and Country Realty on September 16, 2020 in  Useful Information
(BPT) - By Dr. Bela Sood, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist and senior mental health policy professor at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.  This pandemic is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced, so how can we help our children cope, especially when we're also feeling anxious? The key lies in acknowledging our own fears and concerns, while understanding how each individual child handles emotional challenges.  Parenting is hard. Parenting during a pandemic can feel especially challenging a... read more

Health & Wellness

6 Smart Ways to Digitally Declutter
Posted by Town and Country Realty on June 12, 2019 in  Useful Information
There's an aspect of tidying up that most of us may be forgetting: our digital clutter. From Christmas pictures that are still taking up memory on your phone, to hundreds of old texts that are eating up your gigabytes, to needless folders that make your computer desktop messier than a 10-year-old's room, there are plenty of things you can digitally declutter, and once you get started, you'll be amazed at how zen you'll feel. 1. Organize your photos: Photos are notorious for taking up a ton of space, and can add up ... read more

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

How to Tackle a Dust-Free Renovation
Posted by Town and Country Realty on September 25, 2017 in  Useful Information
Kristen Johnson* loved her home, her family and their active lifestyle. She’d never want to change a thing — except for her foyer and adjoining dining room. When she and her husband first moved into their home, they had intended to refinish the hardwood floors in those areas in a darker stain to better fit their style, but life got in the way. Twelve years, two boys and countless birthday parties, pets and indoor soccer games later, their floors were covered in scuffs, scratches and stains, and some of ... read more
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HEALTH and WELLNESS

Beat the Heat: Tips to stay healthy and hydrated
Posted by Town and Country Realty on July 31, 2017 in  Useful Information
Americans love summertime and with good reason. It is the best time for outdoor fun and travel with family. Many people enjoy outdoor activities such as bicycling, kayaking and hiking, and kids are more active with sports. One thing to keep in mind when out and about in the summer heat is to stay properly hydrated. Unfortunately, many of us are not drinking enough water. In fact, 36 percent of adult Americans drink only three or fewer cups of water per day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi... read more

Health and Safety

Managing Summer Stress
Posted by Town and Country Realty on July 07, 2017 in  Useful Information
Each summer we look forward to the sunny weather, schools closing and the vacations. However, managing your or your family’s play, travel and work schedules can be stressful. According to United Health Foundation’s 2016 America’s Health Rankings, the average number of days per month adults unfavorably assess their mental health ranged from 2.4 days in South Dakota to as high as 4.7 days in Arkansas and West Virginia. The national average is 3.7 days. Poor mental health days can affect every a... read more

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