Divorce is tough, even if you and your soon-to-be-ex part ways relatively amicably. If one of you doesn’t want to get divorced, blames the other person for the split, or seems to be doing everything in their power to draw out the process, things get even tougher. Divorce is a trying time financially as well as emotionally. Fortunately, there are things ...

Despite the implication of personal choice in children’s whimsical door-to-door seasonal query, Halloween is more about the treats than the tricks. And although the holiday centers on Halloween candy, it’s fun to celebrate by cooking up some holiday recipes — whether for a family meal, your housemates, or a party. After all, Halloween is the only holiday when your guests ...

Babies, toddlers, and many preschoolers don’t yet have firm opinions on what they want to be for Halloween. But parents still enjoy dressing them up so their little ones can have a special holiday too. Plus, there’s no beating the photo op when it comes to babies dressed in adorable outfits. And while you could buy them something from the ...

Right now, I have several vegetable scraps growing in my sunny kitchen: celery, romaine lettuce, and red cabbage are just a few. In my garden, two rows of potatoes are growing thanks to a bag of sprouted tubers. Previously, I would have tossed these food scraps into the compost pile and never given them a second thought. Now, I regrow many ...

Today, we can predict with more accuracy than ever dangerous hurricanes, winter storms, and floods. We know which areas are prone to earthquakes and tornadoes or susceptible to wildfires, and we can tell hours in advance whether a tsunami will hit our shores. However, thanks to our global economy, it’s not just local disasters we need to consider. Disasters in ...

One of the most significant costs of having a dog or cat is veterinary care. According to the 2017 – 2018 National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association, the average dog owner in the United States spent a total of $1,518 on vet visits and medicines in 2016. This figure includes the cost of routine checkups, vaccinations, sick visits, ...

As any parent will tell you, young children grow like weeds. They’re continually outgrowing their clothes, making new clothes a significant expense for parents. According to a 2017 United States Department of Agriculture report, American families with children under 18 spend between an average of $688 and $1,193 per year (depending on income and the age of their children) on clothing ...

This is the second week of homeschooling for us. As you can probably tell from the title, homeschooling is not going well. This is bad news because we plan to take a year off to go travel around the world. That means homeschooling on the road. If homeschooling at home is so difficult, how can it work on the road? ...

In the beginning, American schoolchildren didn’t typically wear uniforms except in private schools. Today, that trend appears to be shifting. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the percentage of public schools that require uniforms rose to 21% in 2015 – 2016 from just 12% in 1999 – 2000. The definition of a uniform varies considerably from school to ...

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