The cost of living continues to rise and incomes can’t seem to keep up. Raising a family on a budget is no easy feat, so it makes sense to cut corners wherever possible. For example, there are ways you can slash your utility expenses each month. You’ll be doing your part to help preserve the environment while putting a little extra cash in your pocket by following these tips:
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Children often require structure, especially when their parents are away from home. When babysitters come over for a few hours, some parents may prefer that the children maintain their routine while being entertained. A list of planned activities can help the time pass faster and prevent behavioral issues. Whether you are a neighborhood babysitter, a friend or relative, keep this list of fun activities and games handy, for when you need to keep kids’ boredom at bay.
Long hours at work may seem great for your reputation, but not so great for your health or physique. If you‘re busy getting kids to school in the morning and can’t find the time to work out between soccer practice and making dinner at night, there are still ways you can stay fit. Here are some office workouts to help you stay productive, mentally and physically:
For many of us, the winter holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. From family gatherings to gift-giving to religious observances, there are many ways to find meaning and create memories.
Whether you observe Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, you have a wealth of customs and traditions to carry you through the season. Before things get too hectic, take a few moments to test your knowledge about the holidays with this winter holiday quiz:
We want our gifts to enhance the lives of the people we care about, and sure, we need to stay within budget. What better way to make an impact than with a present that promotes good health?
Here are some ideas for inexpensive holiday gifts centered on what really matters: the well-being of your family and friends.