10 Things You Never Thought of to Combat Summer Boredom

Beat the summertime blues with some fresh ideas. Credit: Getty Images
Ah, summertime. Those long, lazy days of sleeping in, lounging around and generally taking it easy. Who doesn't look forward to the end of the school year and the beginning o...

Summer Camp and Tipping: What You Need to Know

Should you slip some cash to your kid's camp counselor? Credit: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains / AP
Soon, parents everywhere will be packing up their children and sending them off for the adventure of a lifetime at summer camp. It's...

Hope for Craft-Challenged Moms

Over the years I've written books and countless articles about keeping kids creatively occupied in the summer. This being the case, people naturally assume that I'm an arts-and-crafts diva -- you know, the kind of mom who saves Styrofoam meat tra...

Summer Survival Strategies

Summer months are ripe with opportunity to help your kids grow in important ways and make positive memories that will last a lifetime, but there's also plenty of potential for overspending and aggravation. You can make this your family's best summer ...

Exchange Your Clutter for Cash

Spring is here, and you've probably started rooting through the garage for the bicycles and scooters and golf clubs. You've also probably started to wonder where all that stuff came from, those piles of things that no one is using but no one wants to...

Sidewalk paint: the sweet sweet sounds of spring

Do you hear that? Listen... It's the sound of a quiet house after school. My house is getting quieter these days because Spring has officially arrived. My children are shedding their backpacks on the kitchen floor and racing from the backdoor to the ...


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