When I was in college, I spent two long, hot summers wrangling teenagers at a 350-acre organic farm in Pennsylvania. The camp focused not on swim tests or tie-dye, but instead the goal was developing kids’ leadership and communication skills. Like most sleepaway camps, this camp drew children largely from cities, kids whose families could afford the sleepaway privilege, as … [Read more...] about Why Your Kid Needs A Summer Job
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Teachers - for much of the day, they are the center of your child's life. So of course, you want to give him or her a creative gift from the class that they're sure to remember all summer. But we all know how busy the mad sprint to the finish of the school year is, and if you don't have the time to dream up something fabulous, don't fret! We have 10 fabulously inspired … [Read more...] about 10 Great Ideas for End of the Year Teacher Gifts
Valentines Day is one of the worst days of the year for those going through separation or divorce. Hearts are in the air, store windows are plastered with pink and red, chocolates and roses are prominently displayed for purchase in grocery stores. Romance and love seem to be the only topic of conversation during this time - which can leave those who don’t have it feeling … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day After Divorce
We recently went on a family ski trip that involved very little skiing. Mother Nature has not been well behaved, so we had no snow and conditions were not even cold enough for the snow-making machines to do their thing. So, we spent our ski trip doing a lot of alternative activities – bowling, walking, card-playing, movie-watching, and video game-playing. We also did a lot … [Read more...] about 5 Teenage Rules – Who Knew?
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we want to help you deal with the issues that matter most. When a friend or loved one is diagnosed with breast bancer, it’s a mind-numbing, awful experience for everyone affected. You also might be unsure how to show your love. We’ve created a list of ways to express your support and deepest sympathies - and to do what you can to … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Support A Friend With Breast Cancer