Category: Family Life

Helping Your High School Freshman Adjust

| August 15, 2022 | 1 Comment

If your son or daughter graduated from 8th grade a couple of months ago, you’re ready to jump into being the parent of a high schooler! This transition can be just as hard on you as it is for your child, or even more so; it can be hard to realize that your baby is […]

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School Choice: Know Your Options

| August 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

When it comes time to choose a school for your children, you may have a lot of choices: In my community alone, there are a handful of public elementary schools, three charter schools, a few private schools and a large network of homeschoolers. With so many choices, how do you make the right one for […]

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Preparing for Fall Vegetable Gardening

| July 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

We live in South Florida, and the heat and humidity in July and August are awful.  However I love my vegetable garden, so after picking all the veggies in June I wanted to find ways to stay busy in the summer.  I have found that at least certain herbs thrive despite the heat, including basil, […]

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Summertime Enrichment that is Budget Friendly

| June 22, 2022 | 1 Comment

Now that school is over for the year, your kids have a lot of time on their hands. Without the day-to-day interaction with peers that they have during the school year, they will likely be complaining of boredom after the novelty of sleeping in and lounging around the house wears off. With friends going on […]

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Growing May Flowers: Easy Picks for New Gardeners

| May 17, 2022 | 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, 2022 | 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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Money-Saving Tips for Spring

| March 23, 2022 | 2 Comments

If you live in a cold climate, you are probably feeling the relief that accompanies a lower heating bill now that spring is here. On the other hand, if you live where the mercury is rapidly rising, your air conditioning bills may be starting to increase as well – I know mine are! Spring brings […]

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

| March 18, 2022 | 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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Time Change Spring Forward and Change Batteries

| March 12, 2022 | 1 Comment

Change your clocks and smoke alarm batteries.

This weekend we are set to “Spring Forward” or set our clocks forward an hour per Daylight Savings Time, 2 a.m. on Sunday. The kids always ask me why we have to change the clocks, and I am never sure what to tell them. I always heard something about […]

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Things to Do on Spring Break at Home

| March 11, 2022 | 17 Comments

Some school districts have spring break in March and others in April. Unfortunately, with the many snow storms so far this year, they have been wreaking havoc across the northeast; some school districts closed for a week in February and will be losing their spring breaks! If this is the case for you, you might […]

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