Swimming Pool
Planning to head to the pool with your kids this summer? Here are a few things to think about to get them ready for a splashing good time: Recommended by…
College Summer Break
After a full academic year of intense study, and one last push through final exams, most college students can’t wait for summer break. Thoughts of days that don’t require study,…
Texting and Driving
Driving distracted–even for a moment–can lead to a catastrophe. While texting is one thing that can take your eyes off the road, it’s not the only way drivers can become…
13 Unusual Safety Items for a Mom’s Purse
I used to carry a massive satchel for a purse until, one day, I realized that I didn’t use 80 percent of the items inside, and that I was walking…
Hoarders or Just Messy? Reclaim Your Kid’s Room with These Tips
Dead spiders. Cicada carcasses. colorful leaves and rocks. My 10-year old nephew’s bedroom is filled with these “treasures” he collects while exploring the woods behind his family’s country home. His…
3 Ways to ChildProof Your 21st Century Home
Any parent with a newborn baby knows almost by instinct how to baby-proof their home. But even for families with older kids, childproofing is an important step. And, with modern…
Boomers: Tips for Setting Up an Intergenerational Household
For some time now, the term ‘boomerang generation’ has been bandied about to describe young adults moving back into their parents’ homes. But now, we’re also seeing a ‘reverse boomerang,’…
Get Kids Involved in Emergency Planning
The Loma Prieta Earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989. Remembered by many for occuring during the nationally-televised World Series, the quake quite literally rocked many…
School Carpool Lanes Can Be a Danger Zone
Doing the math, I’m surprised by how many times I’ve driven through my kids’ school carpool lane: two to three times per day for the past nine years. And, in…
Writing Your Personal Bucket List
Whether it’s a weeklong family vacation or an evening out with my wife, I always try to make the most of every experience. That’s why I’ve already started working on…