6 Survival Tips for Parents of New College Students

Eighteen years never seems so short until the day you move your child to college. When I moved my oldest daughter into her dorm five years ago, I was determined to stay upbeat and excited for her big transition and send her off on a positive note. But truth be told, I was a mess. Every time I turned around, I swear she looked three again. And yet, here was my beautiful 18-year-old, ready to Read more ...

Ways to Save When Traveling in the Off-Season

How to save money when you visit Europe this fall! Summer is a popular time for Americans traveling to Europe as they take advantage of warm weather and time off from school. But if you can’t squeeze in a trip across the Atlantic over the next month, don’t rule out Europe altogether. Autumn is the perfect time for a stroll through Paris or a visit to one of Rome’s gelaterias. October Read more ...

Summer Survival Guide for Mom

Summer is officially here and you have a few months before the next school year begins. If you’re like most moms, the next several weeks will likely include entertaining your children (and their friends), possibly entertaining your neighbors, and in the midst of that, finding a few moments for yourself. So what’s a busy mom to do when she’s staring at two full months of fun and entertainment, Read more ...

6 Creative Uses for Paper Towels

Paper towels are a must-have in the kitchen for cleaning up spills, but did you know they come in handy for a few other things as well? Here are six creative uses for paper towels that can help you get through a day, and even save you a few bucks. 1. Keep greens and herbs fresh. Lettuce, herbs, chard and other greens tend to wilt in the fridge. Add a moist paper towel to the bag you keep them in Read more ...

10 Life Hacks Every Mom Should Know

Being a mom is a tough job, and with four kids, I was always in search of ways to streamline my schedule and make life run a little more smoothly. Now that my kids are older and almost on their own, I miss the chaos, to be honest. But I’m so thankful for the tips, tricks and hacks I learned along the way that helped keep me sane while I had four little munchkins under foot. Here are my favorite Read more ...

Creative Cash Gifts for Grads

Before you start writing checks for all those “Congratulations, Graduate” cards this year, consider something a little more creative. While it’s true that cash is the number one gift of choice for graduates, you could have some fun passing the buck(s) on to your favorite students with these creative cash gifts for grads ideas. First, don’t think that giving cash has to be in the form Read more ...

The Best Anti-Aging Secret the Beauty Industry Doesn’t Talk About

Wear sunscreen—that’s the number one anti-aging secret and the best thing you can do to slow down the aging effects of the sun. And now that summer is right around the corner, sunscreen is particularly important, not just on beach days, but every day that you plan to venture outside and spend any amount of time under the sun’s harmful rays. Most people understand how important sunscreen Read more ...

5 Reasons Moms Deserve a Month Instead of a Day

  Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and people everywhere are making plans to celebrate their moms next Sunday—and this is great! But I’m going to be honest with you: A day to celebrate Mom just isn’t enough. Motherhood is hard. Easily the hardest job I’ve ever had. As much as I love my four kids, being their mom, mommy, mother or personal ATM (and taxi driver) can be Read more ...