Yesterday I was walking to a meeting and wondering—as I often do at 3:00 p.m.—how I was going to get through it. Not that I don’t completely love my job every waking minute of the day. But there is that midafternoon exhaustion that always seems to hit me like a wave. Weirdly, chanting “IlovemyjobIlovemyjob” does not make it go away. […]
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Getting the kids up and at ‘em is no small feat in most households. Instead of nagging your child to get dressed for the umpteenth time, try turning the morning suit-up into a game.
Between play dates, soccer practice, and the math tutor, you might just forget that Junior had a piano lesson scheduled for this afternoon. Who can blame you? Ensure you don’t miss a beat by trading your traditional calendar (complete with those tiny, over-filled boxes) for a dry-erase board in your entryway.
My oldest child, my firstborn son, went to college on Saturday. I say “went,” although my husband and I (and my two other sons, and my father-in-law-with-the-mini-fridge) dropped him off. I say “dropped him off,” although it was actually a slow separation, like a boat going down a ramp into the water and then gradually disappearing into the distance. And […]
Looking to score some deals on last-minute school supplies? Foursquare (the app synonymous with “checking in”) can help you save your (lunch) money with these offers specifically catered for back-to-school season. To unlock a deal, fulfill the below requirements and then show your phone to the store’s cashier: Best Buy: Spend $250, get $25 back when you check in and […]
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? In honor of the National Park Service’s birthday, this Saturday, August 25, the entrance fee to the country’s national parks will be waived.
Need to tame your spending? Charlotte Biggs, president of the Pet Care Services Association, an industry trade group, recommends bringing your four-legged friend in for her haircut midweek.
If you’re trying to cram all those doctor’s appointments in before the kids head back to school, use this advice to save some dough on dental care. For regular checkups, visit a dental school. Most schools have clinics that treat patients (under the supervision of a dentist) for about 50 percent less. If you’re in need of a filling, consider […]
If the kids (or you!) are prone to car sickness, planning a family vacation–especially one on the open road–may be downright stressful. When driving is unavoidable, follow these smart tips to soothe the stomach.
Tomorrow marks the 52nd anniversary of many a family’s favorite summer destination: Six Flags. The first park in the now-famous chain opened on August 1, 1961 in Arlington, Texas, with an admission price of $2.75. (Today, admission to the same park costs 60 bucks.)