Prepping treats for school fun? Tips for dealing with food allergies
With school back in session and the long holiday season right around the corner, you might be asked about bringing treats in for your child to share with the classroom. You'll probably want to roll up your sleeves and dig through the recipe file for the yummiest treat you can find. Before you get started, be certain to f...
Five easy ways to support the troops during the holidays
Supporting the troops is an important thing to do - but sometimes it's hard to figure out how to give your support. Here are five easy ways to thank those people who keep us safe every single day - even if you don't personally know someone serving. And it's the perfect time of year to do it. With the holidays coming up, ...
Pondering presidential polls? How to decipher the data
When it comes to deciphering the data from polls, you may feel like you need an advanced degree in political science to really put the information in perspective. It's worth the effort, however, to understand what polls might really mean. If you're following the polls, keep these fundamental considerations in mind when e...
How to help kids adjust to sleep schedule changes
Whether it's every year at daylight saving time, the start of the school year or holiday travel, you'll often be faced with the challenge of adjusting what time your child wakes up and goes to bed. But there's no reason to panic when sleep schedules change. With a few helpful tips, you can have your children back on a ro...
Go green and save on heating with pellets
We've all been bombarded with the buzzwords: eco-friendly, renewable, green, sustainable - the list goes on. We turn off the lights, recycle and even swing by the local farmers market, but what else can we do? Are there any other practical solutions to help our environment? Maybe some that don't require solar panels or s...
The real cost of that 'free app' just might be your privacy
The app world is booming and today there are more than 1 million mobile apps available for download through online stores run by companies like Apple and Google. Many apps are available free of charge and collect user data for advertising purposes, raising the question: What is the true cost of these "free" apps?