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These Debt Reduction Strategies Are a Bad Idea

Q. I’ve been seeing lots of ads lately for debt consolidation companies, debt settlement companies and the HELOC. Are any of these methods for reducing debt a good idea? A. No. These are all bad ideas when it comes to getting out of debt. There’s a lot of buzz these days surrounding all the “quick” […]

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Teen Turmoil: Helping Teens Manage Their Emotions

Let’s face it: there’s nothing simple about being the parent of teens. One moment they’re totally happy, and the next moment nothing is right, including anything you say to them! How do you help teens better manage their emotions? Here’s what the experts suggest:  Help Them Understand Their Emotions When teens experience emotional ups and […]

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Your Guide to Hosting the Ultimate Kid’s Home Birthday Party

“When you open up your home, you’ll develop a deeper bond with your guests. When they’re invited into your space, they get to know you better,” Samuels says. Another home party perk: You can be as creative as you want. If you want to transform your backyard into a circus, there’s no one saying: “Sorry. […]

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Tweens, Teens and Screens:
Their “Online” Life IS Their “Offline” Life

Summer is here! This means long, hot days spent hanging with family and friends, vacations with loved ones, and for many who are getting ready to go off to college or graduate next year…it means a summer full of making ALL the memories!  Often times this means your teens are documenting everything they are doing. […]

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Don’t Control, Fix or Avoid

From 2000 to 2016, opioid-related deaths in the U.S. increased by 300%.  In contrast, Germany, the 2nd largest opioid prescribing country, did not experience an increase. The huge difference is that Germans believe discomfort is a part of the healing process while Americans believe it should be fully avoided. I believe that the American culture’s […]

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From the Publisher July 2022

If you walk through my home and look around long enough you are sure to find little pieces of tape, maybe a random thumb tack in a wall somewhere, and a piece or two of confetti the vacuum missed. This is due to my deep love of decorating for any and every celebration, especially birthdays. […]

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The Importance of Finding Your Tribe

When my first child was born 13 years ago I was thrilled to be a mom and so in love with my son. My husband and I had decided that I would become a stay-at-home mom and I was looking forward to all the time I could spend with my son. After a few months […]

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Teach Them, Don’t Enable

Q. My younger brother and his wife did their taxes last month and learned they owe $15,000 to the IRS. I love them both, but they are extremely irresponsible with money. I know they have a lot of credit card debt, too. I am debt-free, including my home after following your plan, and would like […]

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10 Things Kids Should Know Before Heading to College This Fall

Your family has survived the testing, the essays, the applications and the waiting game. Now it’s time to teach your college-bound child some important skills before they head out of the house and explore the world on their own. Here are some basic things I’ll be working on with my own college-bound teens, and summer […]

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Tweens, Teens and Screens:
The Hidden Dangers of the “Perfect Picture”

We have all done it… used the latest filters to “perfect” or fix our photos.  It seems innocent enough.  A quick swipe and our faces are flawlessly “fixed”, and for many of us, the filters also remove a few years in the process.  The reality is that our young children, and teens, are watching.  Additionally, […]

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