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  • 14 Tips to Stop Closet Clutter>>

    Is clutter taking over your closets? These simple steps will help you create instant space.>>

  • AMA Distracted Driving Challenge>>

    As parents we are often passing things to our children to keep them entertained and/or quiet without realizing the effect it has on our ability to focus on driving.>>

  • Little Distractions Can Mean Life-Changing Consequences>>

    If you have driven with a toddler in the back seat of your vehicle, you already know that it can be hard not to be distracted by the constant demands for attention being hurled over your shoulder (sometimes quite literally). Driving with children is not the only distraction though.>>

  • Distracted Driving: Just Don’t Do It>>

    In our increasingly demanding and multitasking world, it seems it has become commonplace to see people texting, doing makeup and worse while driving. Safe driving demands our full attention at all times. Distracted driving means no one wins.>>

  • 3 Ways to Reduce Driving Distractions for Parents>>

    Reader's Digest has teamed up with The Alberta Motor Association for the #NoDistractions campaign to raise awareness about the danger of distracted driving. Momstown Edmonton blogger Kristin Heimbecker came out to try AMA's Distracted Driving course and learn how we can all do a better job behind the wheel.>>

  • 8 Safe Driving Tips for Moms and Dads>>

    Distractions coming from the back seat are just one of the challenges parents face while driving with their children. Keep your kids safe on the road by following these tips.Sponsored by the Alberta Motor Association>>

  • 10 Tips for Safe Driving in Wet Weather>>

    With cooler fall temps on their way in, we’re in for quite a change in weather. This includes rain, which can be plentiful in autumn. Driving in wet and foggy conditions isn’t the easiest of feats, but these 10 tips will help you get to your destination safely – despite the downpour.Sponsored by the Alberta Motor Association>>

  • 6 Ways to Get Your Car Winter-Ready>>

    Snow, sleet and ice are far from ideal driving conditions, which is why it’s essential to make sure your vehicle is ready when the temperature drops. Here are some tips on getting your car winter ready. Sponsored by the Alberta Motor Association >>

  • 8 Things to Keep in Your Car in Case of Roadside Trouble>>

    Autumn is the perfect time of year for long, meandering road trips to picturesque destinations. It's also the time of year when road conditions can begin to worsen. Along with that essential spare tire, there are a handful of less obvious items that you should keep in your car to make sure your next drive is a safe one. Sponsored by the Alberta Motor Association >>

  • 6 Tips for Storing Your Summer Wardrobe>>

    Instead of simply packing away your summer clothes ‘til next year, why not take the opportunity to pare down and do a bit of wardrobe editing? Get started by asking yourself the following questions.>>

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: 9 Ways to Cut Down on Excess Waste>>

    Canadians are among the most prolific garbage producers on Earth. Between flyers, bulky packaging, junk mail, food and clothing, waste is a huge part of our lives. Cutting down is easy.>>

  • Homework Hassles: 6 Back-to-School Study Solutions>>

    Getting your kids organized with their homework assignments can be quite the challenge. Here's a list of some common hurdles and how to overcome them.>>

  • Asset Management: How to Talk to Family About Estate Planning>>

    As we get older, it becomes more important to have all our affairs in order in case something happens. These tips can help you find ways to talk to your adult children or parents about this delicate topic.>>

  • 9 Life Hacks to Help Organize Your Home>>

    These creative storage tips will help you cut down on clutter and straighten out the messiest spots in your house.>>

  • The Environmental Upside of Thrift Shopping>>

    While thrift shopping is a prime way to play treasure hunt and score unique finds, it has another remarkable advantage: It’s a great way to lighten your carbon footprint.>>

  • 13 Things You Need to Know About Redeeming Loyalty Points>>

    Accumulating loyalty points takes time and effort. Here's what you need to know about getting the most out of redeeming them.>>

  • Swap Out These 5 Foods for Better Health>>

    Employ these simple dietary substitutions to boost your health.>>

  • 9 Tips to Fix a Troubled Lawn>>

    Catching lawn problems early and fixing them is important part of having a beautiful, lush lawn. Here’s how to fix a troubled lawn:>>

  • How to Clean Up Your Kids' Clutter Creatively>>

    It seems like a never-ending struggle to find practical ways to keep kids puzzle pieces from landing in the same tub as the wooden blocks. It doesn't have to be. Clean up your kids' clutter with these creative tips.>>

  • 13 Things You Should Know About Time Management>>

    Learning time management skills takes, well, time. Here's how best to tackle it in thirteen practical (and fast!) steps.>>

  • How to Teach Your Kids About Saving and Spending>>

    Teaching your kids the value of a dollar will help them in the long run. Here are some tips to get them down the path to financial responsibility.>>

  • 4 Things You Need to Know About Car Insurance>>

    The ins and outs of vehicle coverage can be tricky. Here's what you need to know to understand and navigate the system.>>

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