As my sister and I prepare for taking a cruise vacation next year, I've discovered several ways to make traveling and vacations a little bit easier. Here are some ways to ease the stress of planning your next vacation. First of all, Plan In Advance I probably go a little overboard on this, but I am a planner. Whether it's the lodging, necessary funds, or even what outfits I need, I like to plan it all out well ahead of time. When our family travels, I have the hotel(s) reserved at least a ... Continue Reading
Ease the stress of planning and taking your next vacation.
Prepare a healthy and easy New Year’s Eve Dinner your family will love.
Every year we choose to stay in for New Year’s Eve and celebrate with our sons: less crowds, no driving on slippery roads and an incredible meal at a fraction of the cost. The only issue with staying home on New Year’s Eve is, you have to cook and clean, versus being waited on in a crowded restaurant. Here’s the perfect solution. A couple of days before Ryan Seacrest kicks off the New Year, zip out to the store and get the ingredients for the celebration menu. This meal is so easy to ... Continue Reading
Here are some things you can do to prepare your vehicle for safe driving during the winter.
When the weather takes a turn for the worse, you make sure your kids are ready to brave the elements before they leave the house. You know the drill by heart—winter coat, hat, gloves, scarves and boots. Don’t forget a goodbye kiss with a reminder to be careful, walk slowly and don’t stay outside too long. But what about your car? It too needs attention before it’s ready for the cold weather and slippery roads. Here are some things you can do to prepare your vehicle for safe driving ... Continue Reading
Thanksgiving should be the greenest holiday of all. All you need to do is prepare, plan, and be aware.
Holidays are often filled with excess, waste, and too much focus on things over people. Yet Thanksgiving, by its very nature, could very well be the greenest holiday of them all. All it takes is a little planning and a little awareness to make your Thanksgiving a fun-filled, family oriented, environmentally friendly holiday that everyone will enjoy. Two Weeks Out: Food Planning Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal calls for a turkey, several side dishes, and of course, dessert! To green your ... Continue Reading
Here’s how you can be prepared and make the most of Parent Teacher conferences.
It's back to school time, the book bags are packed, the clothes or uniforms are ready to go and you actually managed to get the kids to bed on time. You've already met the teacher at orientation and you've made sure all their homework is done. Why a Parent/Teacher conference when there are only 24 hours in a day? Even if your child is at the top of his class and doing well, a one-on-one meeting with the teacher is very important. Parent Teacher conferences are meant for you to get to know your ... Continue Reading