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A Kids Cook Day

February 4, 2015 • February 2015, Home LifeComments (0)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert your kids can make all by themselves By Michelle Koeppl Ever wanted to wake up, plan the entire day’s meals, and only have to press a single button to whip it all up? Well, getting your kids to cook for you is the next best thing. Let your stovetop-savvy kiddos [&hellip...

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Make It: Valentine’s Day Tic-Tac-Toe

February 4, 2015 • February 2015, Home Life, UncategorizedComments (0)

By Enliu Your kids probably already have too many stuffed bears, and sweets will come home in abundance from school. Ditch the fluff and the chocolates and celebrate Valentine’s Day with this heart-filled game that you can make together, then play together....

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...

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...

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...

Reality Check

December 1, 2014 • 2014, December 2014, Expert Advice, Home Life, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

4 Things Your High School Senior Should Know Before Flying the Coop Remember when you were suffering from “senoritis” in high school, and you just couldn’t wait to graduate? Well, every year, thousands of high school seniors across Orange County still...

Adding to the Family

December 1, 2014 • 2014, December 2014, Home LifeComments (0)

Adopting and Rescuing Pet Pals in Orange County Considering adding to your domestic bliss with a four-legged (or two-winged) friend? Before setting your heart on the first animal that gives you the “love me” look, consider the following to prepare your...