mom on maternity leave with newborn baby
For expectant mothers who work, planning maternity leave for the first time can prompt many questions: How much time off can I take? What options do I have for paid leave?…
What to Do if Your Child’s Toy Is Recalled
It seems like all kids have a favorite toy they take with them everywhere. But what happens if that toy gets recalled? While it may be scary to think your child’s…
2015 Financial Resolutions for Parents-to-Be
Congratulations: You’re expecting a baby! Becoming a parent creates wonderful new experiences – but it also comes with a hefty price tag. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that…
Fun Thanksgiving Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy
When families and friends get together on Thanksgiving, it can often be an all-day and even weekend-long affair. And why not? For some, it may be one of the few…
Cats, Dogs and Thanksgiving: How to Keep Pets Calm This Season
Your pets are part of your family, and you probably want them to be there during your Thanksgiving celebration. But what if your cat or dog isn’t used to having…
From Guest Room to Ground Rules: What to Consider When Parents Move In
As parents get older and become less independent, having them in the next room can be easier than trekking across town — or even the state — to provide care.…
5 Unique Ways to Enjoy Fall
It’s always sad when summer ends, but autumn brings new opportunities for family-friendly adventures. Sure, the usual seasonal standbys, like apple picking and pumpkin patches, are fun, but this year we’ve…
What's Your Backup Plan
Having an emergency or back-up fund is important. This money that is set aside for unplanned expenses is separate from your retirement savings and college savings accounts. According to a study…
10 Situations When You Might Need an Emergency Fund
Everyone knows the little rules of life that reduce the risk of costly mistakes, like driving slowly in the rain or not leaving candles burning. But it’s the rare what-ifs that might prompt you to dip…
His or Hers? Why Household Finances Are Both Partners’ Business
If you’re like many Americans, you’re probably not personally involved in all of your household’s money management. Statistics from Pew Research show that one partner is typically more involved in…