Growing families looking for larger homes
More and more households have extended family living together under one roof, and the tight fit has some families in the market for a larger home. For the "Sandwich Generation," a generation of people who are caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children, there are advantages to having children and grandparents under one roof such as sharing of household responsibilities and finances and increased focus on family time together. With these advantages, however, there may be...
High design with kids in mind
For many years, creating family-friendly spaces meant sacrificing your design aesthetic. Thankfully, gone are the days when having children meant succumbing to a house full of bright-yellow bins and sofas wrapped in plastic. Today, new materials and technologies make it is easy to create a beautiful, well-designed home t...
Four things you might not know about fall allergies
As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change. The fall can be especially difficult for people who are sensitive to mold and ra...
Disability insurance: protecting your future
There is a common misperception that most disabilities are caused by accidents. In reality, the majority of disabilities are caused by illness. You might think it won't happen to you. And perhaps it won't. But in 2009, more than 15 million Americans experienced a disability that prevented them from working.
The keys to successful potty training: consistency and positivity
As children continue to grow there are many new and exciting milestones they reach along the way. Just as every child is different, you will find the paths to milestone success will vary from child to child. One of the first major milestones a child hits is potty training. As this can be a frustrating process at times, h...
Eight reasons to review your life insurance
Life insurance might not be as common as you think. Did you know that 30 percent of American households have no form of life insurance whatsoever, leaving millions to struggle to cover day-to-day expenses if a main breadwinner were to pass away? Even if you already have life insurance, financial and insurance professiona...
How baking serves up a batch of skills for children, tweens and teens
When you think of baking, your mind probably goes right to warm cookies, fruit-filled cobblers or pies and savory bread. While those are all the happy results of spending some time in the kitchen, when children, tweens and teens get involved in baking, they'll come away from the experience with a lot more than just happy...
Smart solutions for busy parents
Many parents are busy these days juggling everything from work, car pools, soccer practice, and cooking dinner. But a hectic schedule doesn't have to mean poor food choices. Here are a few time-saving tricks to make mealtime easier and nutritious for the whole family.
Social media is changing the way women use online health information
With busy, demanding lives, a trip to the doctor's office or a phone call to a nurse's hotline is not always possible, let alone convenient - particularly if the issue is more of an annoyance than threat. Talking about these issues online can be easier, without the awkwardness many might feel in face-to-face discussions ...
Age matters: vitamins for every life stage
Age matters when it comes to vitamins. All vitamins are essential - meaning our bodies can't make them, so they must be obtained from the diet. Throughout life, we all need the right mix of the 13 essential vitamins, but some are more important than others when it comes to different life stages.