Once the pink frills and princess themes are outgrown, how can you make a teen girl's birthday special? Much of her enjoyment comes as she plans her party herself, down to the littlest details, so ask your daughter how she wants to celebrate and get her involved. My oldest daughter loves planning her birthdays. She even likes to bake and decorate her own cake with gobs of colors, swirls and sprinkles.
With August being over half way done, many people are making their way back to places of learning. For those that are heading back to school in the near future, here are three family movies to help you soak up the last few days of summer.
The choice to get married is filled with excitement. It is the culmination of uniquely intense feelings of emotional, physical and spiritual connection.
Practice will only get one so far when it comes to music, according to a Swedish study of identical twins that suggests talent may be largely genetic.
Bullying has been a common issue for kids throughout their lives in high school.
People who regularly serve in their community rate their well-being higher and say they are less stressed or worried than those who do not, a Gallup poll says.
The Pew Research Center reported in January that 87 percent of the American public uses the Internet. But the Internet is not just something for Americans. Thirty-four percent of the world also finds its way online.
Most days I read a newspaper and, on convenient nights, my husband, Grit, and I watch the news. Lots of bad stuff happens. The bigger the "wow" factor, the more coverage stories get. The more shocking the stories, the more we watch and think, "Wow, sure glad that wasn't me!"
With a new pair of shoes, looking down at your smartphone for directions while walking could become unnecessary.
The number of children being raised by their grandparents shot up, doubling from 2000's 2.4 million to 4.9 million in 2010, according to U.S. Census figures.
It's an enormous decision: the choice of what to name your new baby. It seems too big of a decision to make when you don't even know them yet. So how do you decide? There are no rules governing names (as evidenced by celebrities naming their children everything from Apple to Northwest) so the sky is literally the limit. But if you'd like some guidelines to help narrow down your choices, take the following 9 suggestions into consideration.
When it comes to choosing a career path, each person is presented with two questions: How can my career help me lead a fulfilling life? And can I be happy with an unfulfilling job?
Debt comes in many shapes and sizes. Some types are more easily justified than others. Some are planned and others are a result of giving in to an impulse. One thing is for sure, though. Debt is the enemy. Of course, it wasn't always that way. In the beginning, debt acts like it's a friend, allowing you to buy that extra outfit or a television with just a swipe of a card, or that much-needed SUV down at the car dealership; or a solid education. It isn't difficult to get into debt, but once you want out ...
Parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and perfect. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, unless it means putting unfair expectations on children or not holding them accountable for their actions. And while all parents try their best to make sure their children have good childhoods, aren't overindulged and have appropriate amounts of discipline and rewards no one is perfect. Parents will make mistakes (I know, I have) and they'll learn how to be better as time goes by. (Ever notice how differently parents tend to raise youngest children as opposed to oldest children ...
"My husband told me that, if things don't change, he's thinking about a divorce."
Ask any parent of a teenager about their child's use of apps connected to the Internet and you will probably receive some jaw-dropping comments.
If you are a bully, you can take action now to stop bullying, make amends with those you've hurt and turn to positive solutions.
It's not all that surprising that, according to Gallup, Americans' No. 1 financial worry is whether or not they'll be able to afford retirement.
Every child knows about school stress. And one stress that is becoming increasingly common is cyberbullying. But because it's relatively new, many children and parents don't know how to handle it and don't know how to talk about it to help their child address it if it comes up. So below are four common types of cyberbullying, and tips of what you and your child can do to help combat it before becomes a problem.
What's the scariest thing you've ever faced at work?
After my close call with lightning on a mountain climb this summer, my younger sister suggested I read one of her favorite books: "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why," (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004) by Laurence Gonzales.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that parents may be held liable over what their children post on Facebook. The case involved a fake and demeaning Facebook page allegedly created by a seventh-grade boy and a friend to target a girl at his school.
Despite the media's grim projections about the dismal future of a graying America, MarketPlace's Chris Farrell remains optimistic about the economic benefits of an aging workforce.
What important truth do very few people agree with you on?
Most of us want to live long and happy lives, but there's so much stuff that happens between our beginnings and our ends that we're not always sure how to make that happen. Below are 6 secrets to living a long and happy life. Unlike some secrets, these secrets are meant to be shared, not kept.
As a working mother, it may seem that the days of peace and serenity will never come again. Whether it's packing lunches, rushing kids to the bus stop, rocking your day job, or making dinner and putting kids to bed, you are constantly on the go, and you are amazing. But you may not always feel amazing. In fact, you probably feel like you can never do enough for your kids, and you never get enough time or yourself. Well, here's a few tips that can hopefully save you some trouble.
Your job may cause you stress or frustration, but it could also be the best medicine. New research has shown that those with anger and depression can benefit from a stressful work environment.
My family makes it a point to take at least one, if not several family vacations a year. We love the bonding that is created by spending several hours in a car together, exploring a new city and staying up late chatting in a hotel room. Now, with that being said, it is not easy, nor cheap, to travel. It takes a lot of planning, a lot of saving and a lot of budgeting to make it happen. Here are some tips when it comes to traveling on a tight budget.