Mary Jansen is a grandmother who lives in Mesa. Theresa and Greg Banks are an aunt and uncle who live in Phoenix. Shelly Wilson is a cousin who lives in Goodyear. What do all of these individuals have in common? All of them are kinship caregivers, people who are caring for relatives who are children [...]
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The “clean eating” concept boils down to eating whole, minimally processed foods made with natural ingredients that are good for your body and good for the planet. Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be on your way in no time: Choose foods closest to their natural state The less processed foods are, the more [...]
I’ve hired a a personal chef. I know, money is tight. Times are tough. We’ve got a Bar Mitzvah coming in a little over a year. But, cooking’s never been my thing. My husband, Mark, loves to cook. He’s a great chef too. So I never bothered to force myself into culinary-improvement mode. But with [...]
Even I was a little bit shocked when I saw Levi’s paycheck on Sunday. His $10.50 gross income had come to little more than $4.00 after my husband subtracted Fica, State income tax, Social Security and insurance. Levi was crest-fallen…
“I’m grateful for everyone at this table and everything on this table,” he managed to slur out in between massive mouthfuls of mashed potatoes. Now, normally, that might be enough of an answer for an 11 year old boy. But this seemed oddly abrupt for my theatrically inclined, loquacious eldest son who has never missed an opportunity to speak in front of an attentive crowd.
I literally came up with the scheme the other day to feign being an alcoholic so I could be sent to some cushy rehab center in Northern California for a few weeks of sanity restoration.
“She did nothing. Like she always does,” he said in a cheery, non-judgmental tone. He was simply stating a fact, as he knew it. I was crushed. Memories of my tween pals and me sitting around after school lamenting the uselessness of our stay-at-home mothers flooded my memory banks. Pay-back really is a bitch.
By Terrence Matteo, Ph.D. Your relationship with your child shapes his or her entire life. In fact, the early patterns of interaction you have with your child become wired into his or her brain and creates expectations about the world around them. You can see then, how important it is to develop a healthy relationship [...]
Here’s an interesting stat from a survey commissioned by BMO Harris Bank: 89 percent of parents think they are an important source of basic money management knowledge for their kids, but only 36 percent actually talk to their kids about basic money management on a weekly basis. Maybe they’re too depressed about their finances to [...]
As anyone in my office (or my family) will tell you, I spend way too many hours with my eyes glued to my laptop screen. So I appreciate a good excuse to escape the virtual world and drop into the real one. Last week I said “yes” to an invitation to attend an open house at the [...]
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