Category: Family Life

How to Save for a Summer Vacation

| May 2, 2024 | 0 Comments

You know your family needs some fun time off for the summer. Maybe you have an ideal vacation destination in mind or even tons of activities planned for a “staycation.” Deciding where to go and what to do is the easy part. The question you’re left with is, “how do I pay for all this?”There […]

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Getting Organized in the Coming Year: Finances

| January 11, 2024 | 13 Comments

As January comes to an end, most of us have all of our tax forms rolling in, and it’s almost time to start getting everything in order before the tax man comes calling on April 15. While you’re busily gathering receipts W-2s and documentation from the bank, you might be overwhelmed at the state of […]

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January Birthdays are meant to be Celebrated

| January 9, 2024 | 1 Comment

Another year has come and gone, and it’s January once again. I’ve always been particularly fond of January because it happens to be my birthday month! My mother and my son are also January babies, so for my family, it’s a time of celebrating, even though the month of big celebratory holidays has just passed.

Having […]

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Getting Organized: Tame Your Schedule

| January 3, 2024 | 86 Comments

Happy New Year! Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get organized? Many of us have that same resolution year after year… I know I do! One of the problems is that, especially when you have kids, nothing is constant. Clothes are outgrown, the kids’ activities change season to season, carpool arrangements change each […]

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New Years Eve Traditions

| December 29, 2023 | 63 Comments

When I was a kid, I remember looking forward to New Year’s Eve: It was the one night of the year that my brothers and I could stay up all night long (well, until midnight), eating junk food and watching movies until finally the ball would drop in Times Square, indicating the end of the […]

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Growing May Flowers: Easy Picks for New Gardeners

| May 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

The April showers should be winding down now, as it’s time for May flowers, as the saying goes. The reality is that when you plant flowers really depends on where you live. Before you try to plant anything, you should talk to someone at your local nursery or at least look up which agricultural zone […]

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May is Foster Care Awareness Month

| May 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

A few years ago, my son took karate classes, and there were two girls in his class, sisters, who were staying with a foster family. The foster mom was really sweet, and when they went back to their biological mom, it was really bittersweet. Of course she was happy for them that they were reunited […]

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Earth Day Activities for your Kids

| April 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Earth Day is an annual reminder to take care of the Earth for not only us, but the generations to come. It’s a great time to teach your kids small things they can do to leave less of a carbon footprint. Here are a few things you can do with your kids on April 22nd […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month

| April 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1 in 88 children has been diagnosed with autism, so chances are good that you know someone who is affected by this condition. Autism comes in various forms, and carries symptoms and signs that range from mild to severe. As your child goes through school, she will probably encounter children with autism. Autistic children […]

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

| March 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

There’s something about the fresh spring air and sunshine that inspires us all to throw open the windows and beat, scrub and wash wintertime’s dinginess away, isn’t there? Our mothers probably did this and called it spring cleaning. Now that I’m a mom myself, it tends to be one more thing to add to my […]

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