If FAMILY is your aspiration your life is much about building a safe and enjoyable home. Regular meals, teens doing chores, house cleaning, gardening, ties to relatives and friends, and to pay your bills. On Simmerville web you will find many useful articles on subjects like babies and food. And a lot more.
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Note: Older articles can be found in the Simmerville Library (both TS1 and TS2).