Sometimes you just need to get away, and the best way to ensure that you return home with that picture-perfect memory of a fantastic trip, is preparation before you go – and being travel smart while you’re gone.
Holiday time often means excess. From food to gifts, the pressure to purchase is all around us, whether it’s hyped in the media (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) or in the stores (who among us hasn’t been assaulted by the “Fragrance Police”?).
Let’s face it, we’re all spending more time at our jobs, and with both partners bringing home the bacon, cooking on the fly just doesn’t cut it anymore. Lengthy drive-times also impact the time and energy we have when we get home and have to prepare meals.
It just might be true that the family that plays together, stays together. Life gets busy, so it’s important to remember to make time for each other. You may think you need to get away in order to do that.
Bullying was once considered a childhood rite of passage. Today, however, bullying is recognized as a serious problem. To help your child or teenager handle bullying, learn to recognize it – and understand how to respond.
It’s tough to get back on track with working out after a long break, a busy week, or even a rainy day. Both parents working and competing schedules, inclusive of kids’ schoolwork and after-school activities (as well as the draw of video games), make it challenging for all to be in one place with time to enjoy activities together. Exercise isn’t only a wonderful way to make getting back in shape fun; it also creates some family bonding time (and memories) all at once!
Being assertive is a core communication skill. Being assertive means that you express yourself effectively and stand up for your point of view, while also respecting the rights and beliefs of others. Continue reading
Nearly everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of another. Perhaps your mother criticized your parenting skills, your colleague sabotaged a project or your partner had an affair. These wounds can leave you with lasting feelings of anger, bitterness or even vengeance — but if you don’t practice forgiveness, you might be the one who pays most dearly. Continue reading
So, you’ve made your list, checked it twice, but still don’t know what to get for that special someone? If the last few months have been stressful for him or her, a soothing gift may be just the ticket, especially during a busy holiday season. Read on for some ideas to relieve stress. Continue reading