January 2015
Category Archive

New Year’s What? What Children Think of our New Year’s Resolutions

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Community, Holidays, January 2015Comments (0)

Every year, adults make a list. Not a shopping list, or an errands list, but a list that is supposed to change our lives and make us better people: we make our list of New Year’s Resolutions. Our kids hear us talk about them, and maybe even see us embark on the challenge, but what [&hellip...

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Lessons for Future Millionaires

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Expert Advice, Home Life, January 2015, Money Matters, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Giving Kids a Better Understanding of Money and Finances How do you give your children or grandchildren the right attitude about money? And a good financial start? While you can gift your child up to $14,000 a year tax-free, consider these options, wrapped up...

Money Smart Stuff

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Home Life, January 2015, Money Matters, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Objects to Help Your Kids Reach for Financial Success at an Early Age I’m sure, if you really took a second, you could remember your first piggy bank. Your first coin purse. Your first secret stash. The hole in the back of the closet. The enormous mason jar...

La Quinta Resort and Club

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, January 2015, TravelComments (0)

A Surprisingly Fun, Family-Friendly Vacation Destination for All Ages Great golf? Check. Sublime spa experiences? Without question. But family-friendly accommodation, activities and recreation for all ages from (in our case age 6 to adult)? Surprising, but...

Bo Benna Parties

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Entertainment, Home Life, January 2015, People & ProfilesComments (0)

The Colorful Touch that Makes the Party All the details involved in hosting a recent party at our home were a little overwhelming. Because it was an event for 30+ second graders, planning presented even more of a challenge because we wanted to make sure the...

Back to the Book

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Education & Learning, Home Life, January 2015, Technology, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Is Your Household in Need of a Slow Reading Revolution? When I was a kid, and a teenager, and a young mom, books were my entertainers and my stress reducers. There was literally no activity that eclipsed that of reading. I would do it for hours, tucking...

Q&A with Al Hensling, United American Mortgage

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Expert Advice, Home, January 2015, Money MattersComments (0)

By many industry seers’ accounts, families will be back in the market for homes in 2015. Is your family one of them? Before you pull the trigger, Al Hensling, President of United American Mortgage, offers you the following perspectives – and advice....

From Resolution to Reality

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Holidays, Home Life, January 2015, Money Matters, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

20 Ways Busy Moms and Dads can Actually Keep the 4 Most Common Resolutions   RESOLUTION: Lose Weight / Get Fit 1. Eat smaller portions: Don’t open the refrigerator with “wild dog hunger.” Insteak, keep a steady balance throughout the day with...

Covert Cooking: Clever Ways to Sneak in the Extra Veggies

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Cooking & Dining Out, Food, Home Life, January 2015Comments (0)

The dawn of the new year brings with it the promises of health, fitness and family resolutions, most of which include something along the lines of eating out less, packing healthy snacks and coming up with resourceful ways to sneak extra vegetables into...

Health News and Developments of 2014

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Food, January 2015, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

  TOO MUCH SUGAR Over 31,000 people participated in a dietary study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results were published in February 2014 and the news was not shocking but plenty disturbing for its everyday reality for parents:...