With Spring Break taking over March and April, many people are planning their destination of choice - opting for snow or sun or somewhere inbetween. But many families are talking about staying right at home, relaxing via a staycation instead. A few years ago I incorporated the staycation into a learning experience with my children. We expanded it over a summer, but you can easily tailor it down to a week for spring break. Get a Mental Picture The idea of a staycation is to explore a ... Continue Reading
Opt for a staycation this year, spending your week at home with your family.
Here are some tips and recipes for throwing football-friendly parties so tasty your guests won’t even miss the Doritos.
There’s a bit of irony in the fact that the New Year, with all its itinerant resolutions around diet, strikes at exactly the same time as the peak of football season. Somehow junk food has become part and parcel to watching sports, with the Super Bowl being ultimate in overindulgence. Trying to stick to a weight loss plan while staring down a platter of nachos isn’t exactly ideal. The truth is, though, you can have your game day celebrations while staying true to the best of your ... Continue Reading
Setting up a family budget is one of the most important steps you can take to control your finances.
Setting up a family budget is one of the most important steps you can take to control your finances. It doesn’t matter how much money you have - in order to make the best use of your income, you need a family budget. A family budget will not only tell you where your money is going, but it will help keep you on track and spend your money wisely. Where Has All of Your Money Gone? Do you ever get to the end of the month and wonder what has happened to all of your money? At the ... Continue Reading
In a culture where children are increasingly sedentary and obesse, adding healthier habits to your child’s routine can be easy and painless.
Raising healthy kids is not easy. Picky eating, video games, piles of homework and fast-food campaigns are just some of the challenges facing parents today. Some days it may seem nearly impossible to instill healthy habits in our kids. The very best, and easiest way, to pass on healthy habits is to model them ourselves. And here are some other simple ways to sneak healthier habits into your kids' routines. Hide the veggies If your kids are notoriously picky eaters, the easiest way to sneak in ... Continue Reading