Christmas gifts
The holiday season is a time for celebrating with friends and family. It’s also prime time for break-ins and theft. Start the holidays off right—and relieve some of your stress—by…
Seize the day, even if it’s a holiday
Most government offices, businesses and nonprofits close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day – but the day has become more than just a break from work. Lately, businesses across the…
Keep the Holidays Happy for Your Kids and Grandkids
Empty nesters can put a lot of pressure on the holiday season. As former “helicopter parents,” we no longer have day-to-day involvement with (or control over) our adult children and…
3 Ways to Make the Holidays More Meaningful
Sometimes I catch myself following the “Do as I say, not as I do” mentality. Like telling my twins they’ve had enough dessert at Thanksgiving, then sneaking into the kitchen…
Enjoy the Holidays Away from Home
The holidays are supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year,” filled with family get-togethers and never-ending sugar buzzes. So when last year’s work schedule kept me away…
No Snow, No Santa? Help Kids Adjust to a New Climate.
Moving to a new town, city, or state can be difficult for anyone, especially children. One of the toughest adjustments can be moving from a region that traditionally sees cold…
5 Holiday Safety Tips For Your Home
It’s that time of year again! Already the stores are jammed from one end to the other with holiday decorations, trinkets, treats and toys. I know I get wrapped up…
Keep Your Spending Under Budget this Holiday Season
As a newlywed, I couldn’t wait to reach the milestones of our first holiday season as husband and wife—picking out our first Christmas tree, making our place a winter wonderland…
Precautions Prevent Holiday Fires
‘Tis the season for festive treats, family gatherings and holiday décor. To get into the holiday spirit, my family, like many others, celebrates with decorations and additional heating sources that…
3 Ways to Transport Your Holiday Foods
We’ve all been tasked with the thankless job of securing a casserole dish overflowing with piping-hot buttery potatoes on our laps, over the forest and through the woods to grandmother’s…