Denise Perreault

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Denise Perreault is a writer and mother, originally hailing from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Growing up as one of seven siblings, Denise was no stranger to hard work. Each family member was expected to contribute to household duties, and Denise quickly learned she excelled in many areas. Her first job was with a local cleaning company, which serviced homes and small businesses around Saint Paul, eventually becoming the company's youngest manager. It was there that she learned many of the tips and business practices that serve her well today.

Following high school, Denise relocated to the NYC area, earning a Bachelor's degree in communications. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for writing, merging that with her previous business experience as a professional cleaner.

Denise has joined the CBS team as an educational outreach writer, sharing her tips, experience, and love of service. She lives in the NYC area with her husband, 2 boys, and their dog Jake.

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Avoid These Chemical Cleaners

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Years ago, right around the time I was pregnant with my second son, I found myself wondering about all of the things I was supposed to avoid to protect my health and the baby’s. The list was frustratingly long, from … Continue reading

Subtle Ways Your House Can Make You Sick

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It seems like just about everything is bad for you these days. Sitting all day at work is bad, but so is standing all day. Sugar is bad for you, but corn syrup might be a lot worse (and let’s not get started on artificial sweeteners). Butter is bad, so you should switch to margarine … no, wait, never mind, that’s worse, too. And going to work is definitely bad for you, especially if you work in a “sick building.” So maybe you should just stay home and eat a salad, right? Not necessarily: Staying home has hidden hazards, too. But you don’t need to panic. Just learn what to look out for and be proactive to ensure a safe home.

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How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

Erin go bragh! It’s that time of year again, when the doldrums of winter give way to the bright green of spring, and even if there’s still snow on the ground where you live, there will surely be plenty of … Continue reading

5 Exercises You Can Do At Work

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When’s the last time you hit the gym? I’d be willing to bet that that question made you feel a pang of guilt. But you’ve surely got plenty of company: It’s hard getting in enough exercise during the winter, not to mention the rest of the year, between a hectic family life and your workplace responsibilities; it seems to get twice as hard. You look out the window and see the snow, or you hear the wind picking up, and you just think, “nope, I’m not going out in that.”

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Experience A Winter Wonderland Near NYC

It’s the least wonderful time of the year again, the time when the bitter cold finally sets in and the holidays are all over and everything’s that particular shade of gray-tinged white that makes you look out the window and sigh. You might as well just stay inside and hibernate in front of the TV until spring shows up. But wait… we live in New York City! Surely, there’s something to do here, some reason to leave the house, even in the dreary days of winter, and before my boys’ butts become permanently rooted to the couch, I must to find something better for us to do. Here’s what I found so far:

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