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Finding a Summer Camp

Finding a Summer Camp

What Are My Choices?

Tales from the Safety Zone

A 1998 survey by the American Camping Association found that 55 percent of campers are girls. It also found that campers are getting younger. Three fourths of camp directors reported adding new activities to their programs in response to increased interest in adventure activities, the arts, and sports. Some of the additions included mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, photography, in-line skating/roller hockey, gymnastics, soccer, and golf.

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Wedding Plans

Wedding Plans

Wedding Plans

When you begin serious planning for the wedding, some of the first questions to ask yourself should involve who will pay for what, who you should invite, and what form the invitations should take.

Wedding Expenses

Let's start the wedding process with who pays for what. For many weddings, lots of people assume a share of the burden and thus have some say in the proceedings.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Parents, Teens, and Alcohol: A Dangerous Mix

Parents, Teens, and Alcohol: A Dangerous Mix

Parents Playing It Cool
Mike and Molly throw the best keg parties in town. The beer flows freely as burly varsity-football players collect car keys at the door. Teens mill around, shouting over the pounding music, hugging and "high-fiving"the couple. The problem? Mike and Molly graduated high school 25 years ago, and this is their 18-year-old son's summer beer bash.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The 5 Best Infant Car Seats According to Real Parents

5 best infant car seats in 2020 according to parents

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Mapping Your Strategy for a Genealogy Research Trip

Mapping Your Strategy for a Genealogy Research Trip

Become familiar with the county you're interested in and its surrounding counties by studying several kinds of maps before your trip. You need present-day highway maps to find your way around and to give you an overview of the local scene. But even if your ancestor's town still exists on present-day maps, try to find maps contemporary with his life.

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Your Grown Child: How Much Should You Help?

Your Grown Child: How Much Should You Help?

Don't Go There

A study by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling shows that 64 percent of all students graduating from college owe at least $1,843 on their credit cards. Twenty percent have credit card debt of $10,000 or more.

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Knowing What You Want Out of Life

Knowing What You Want Out of Life

Financial necessities—an emergency fund, the right accounts, good insurance policies—all can be the step between being comfortable and feeling secure, and fearing that you may lose everything that you've worked for. Once you're secure that you've got all your needs covered, you can begin to think about the things you want.

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Making Sure You Can Afford Your Dreams

Making Sure You Can Afford Your Dreams

If you've got dreams, you've got to have the means to fund them.

Whether your dreams include a vacation home, a brand-new home, or being able to leave a substantial legacy for your children, you must be sure that your financial situation can ensure them.

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by: Katy Abel

Can You Afford Private School?

Can You Afford Private School?

school"Tuition's One-Fifth of Our Salaries"
At a public school north of Boston, 14-year-old Rob was bringing home a report card of straight Fs. His mother Jackie feared he wouldn't make it through eighth grade.

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

During the hurricane

DURING A HURRICANE WARNING
  • Listen constantly to a battery-operated radio or television for official instructions.
  • If in a mobile home, check tiedowns and evacuate immediately.
  • Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home.
  • Avoid elevators.
If at home:
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Taking Care of Elderly In-Laws

Taking Care of Elderly In-Laws

Thorny problems arise when families are called on to take care of an elderly in-law. The issues are rarely insurmountable, but I'd be playing with your head if I said they're a breeze. Emotional as well as economic issues come into play as the traditional parent-child roles shift.

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

They're Baaaack!
They invade from every corner of the country, arriving in trains, planes, and automobiles. They're sleep-deprived and burned out, bearing laundry bags instead of gifts. Yes, the holidays are here, and our college students are back home!

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling Dads

Homeschooling Dads

Extending the Role
Most folks assume homeschooling dads go off to work each day while moms stay home to teach the kids. For many families, that's certainly the case. However, there's a new breed of homeschooling dads: those not satisfied being merely an observer. They don't want to come home from work and ask what Johnny learned today -- they want to be a part of that learning experience and learn it with him. These fathers are fostering a love of learning in their kids, and rediscovering it for themselves.

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Taste and Smell Sensitivity

Taste and Smell Sensitivity

Working together, taste and smell give great pleasure and satisfaction to most of us. For some children with SI dysfunction, many tastes and smells can be repulsive. For kids who are affected, life really stinks – from that minty toothpaste and your coffee in the morning to the musty school bus, detergent on other kids' clothes, wood pencils, the school bathroom, and the typical smelly lunchroom.

Understanding Food Issues

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Stepparenting Myths

Stepparenting Myths

Stepparents don't get a lot of credit. History and literature are filled with stepparents, from Snow White's jealous witch of a stepmom, to the pharaoh's daughter, who took Moses from the bulrushes and raised him as her own son.

I Kid You Not!

Famous stepparent in literature: Hamlet's stepfather (the guy was also his uncle) was not a very caring man. He killed Hamlet's dad and then married his mother, grabbing the kingly throne for himself in the process!

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Common Adoption Scams

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Birthmother Scams

Most women who say they're considering adoption really are considering adoption. It's only natural that they sometimes change their minds after the baby is born, but it's usually a sincere change of heart.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

6 Life Skills Every Teen Should Master Before College

Teen doing their laundry

The stress of entrance exams, applications, narrowing down acceptance letters and choosing a college is finally behind your teen. Academically they have spent at least the last four years focused on getting to this point and feel ready to succeed. However, there are many life skills teens need to know in order to be successful as they embark on their college career, and most of them you won’t find being taught in a school setting.

Updated: July 16, 2019

Talking to Teens About Sexual Misconduct and Consent Before They Go Away to College

Mother talking with her college age daughter

Just before your teenager heads off to college, you should have “the talk” with them. Nope, not the SEX talk. There’s a pretty good chance they already know about that 3-letter word. We mean the consent talk; meaning ways to tell the opposite sex NO like you mean it and what to do if someone overall makes you feel uncomfortable through sexually-orientated actions.