Gifts that can help close the generation gap
Grandma gives Johnny wool socks. Susie delivers ear buds to Grandpa, who thinks an MP3 player is a character in a James Bond movie. When it comes to the gaps between generations, gift-giving can cast into stark relief the differences between age groups. But it is possible to find gifts that spring from common ground - an...
Protect your family this winter with vaccinations
Whether you are an adult or a child, viruses, bacteria and disease can strike at any time and are not something which can always be dismissed with bed rest and soup. Terrible viruses, such as measles, have vaccines available, but have seen a continued rise in cases over recent years, according to the Centers for Disease ...
Year-round backyard safety tips for families
Your backyard is a space where you enjoy quality time with your family - from running around with your kids in the fall leaves to playing catch with your furry friend in the snow. It's a place to escape, but remember accidents can happen anywhere at any time, and just like you childproof your house, you need to ensure y...
10 legal needs parents don't expect
Many parents might wonder why they would ever need legal assistance themselves, much less for their children. But the truth is, even if you raised the perfect child who never got into a bit of trouble, there's a good chance you might someday have a legal need related to your child.
Dual-enrollment programs jump-start students' careers
In today's globally competitive economy, a college degree is increasingly becoming a critical factor in attaining career success. Dual-enrollment programs allow high school students to jump-start their postsecondary education and career by enrolling in college courses before they graduate, earning both high school and co...
DIY Halloween costumes that won't spook your budget
As the leaves turn, children of all ages begin their quest for this year's "it" Halloween costume. With many families continuing to feel the economic pinch, an average of 18.9 percent of consumers will make costumes instead of purchasing them this year. What to do if you're not an expert sewer or crafter? Here are some D...
Fire-proof your home this season
'Tis the season for at-home entertaining - food, friends, family, fun and yes, even fires. Many home fires occur in cold weather months as more people bring warmth into their homes with things like traditional candles or holiday lighting. Fire-proof the holiday season with these tips that safeguard your family and your h...
Female breadwinners face financial uncertainty
Busy is the buzzword for today's working woman. Whether she is self-employed or works outside of the home, there's a good chance she also juggles tasks like raising children, caring for aging parents, and making time for personal relationships. Recent statistics also show that women are shouldering much of the financial responsibility when it comes to the household income.
Five common mistakes most parents make when using car seats
Four million babies are born in the United States each year and that means more than 4 million new car seats are being installed. While great strides have been made to ensure that every infant rides in a car seat, unfortunately, parents are making five critical, but fixable, mistakes when using car seats.
Many adults are not aware of important vaccinations they need
Which vaccinations should adults get? If you answered, "I don't know," don't worry - you're not alone. Adults need vaccinations not only to protect themselves from serious diseases but also to prevent spreading illnesses to their family, friends and other loved ones. Millions of Americans get sick from diseases that can ...