There’s nothing like following a great dinner with cake. It’s like the exclamation mark on a meal. I love to
From dishwashers to debt, readers of this blog ask great questions. And if statistics can be trusted, we know that
Buying things when they’re on sale is a great way to avoid overspending. But unless you are diligent to take the
The year was 1859 and Charles Dickens starts his classic A Tale of Two Cities with, It was the best
Even if you still have 5 or 50 teachers, students, neighbors, co-workers, family friends, kids’ friends, classmates, cousins, uncles, aunts,
From frozen key locks to hazy headlight covers, today I have a handful of completely unrelated household tips to entertain
Letters to the Editor: Lo-Bak Trax, Bad Hair Days, ID Theft, Freezer Tricks, Pay it Forward, Simplify Christmas
I wish you could see my email inbox. No, wait. What I really mean is I’m grateful you can’t see
Most of us, when we think of the cost of Christmas, think gifts. But there are so many other expenses
Here’s a great way to let your children experience the joy of giving to others who may not be as
What are “living books?” They’re books that are so exciting, their content comes to life in an exciting and engaging way.
Does this happen to you? You get so involved in doing something that you completely lose track of time? You’re shocked
In these high-tech times when text-messaging and email are the preferred method of written communication, it might not have even
When our boys were only toddlers, we and our best friends, who have three children just about the same ages
When the holiday season arrives, the best gifts just might be from your kitchen. And when those gifts are extra
Gift-giving is surely on everyone’s mind as we head into the final weeks before Christmas. Giving gifts is a wonderful
In a recent post, I suggested to a reader that quartz countertops would be a good choice in her quest
Got a slippery throw rug? A bathmat that’s lost its backing after one too many trips to the clothes dryer?
Gift baskets are a terrific gift solution for an individual or for an entire family. The first step is to pick
I love gadgets—anything that is clever, innovative, useful and reasonably priced. Gadgets make great gifts, especially when totally unexpected. I just
Pop quiz: What do car leases and laundry detergent have in common? Both can be confusing! Just ask today’s readers
Never trust the flashy print, the cool logos or the enticing promises of a credit-card or other consumer credit application.
Carpet stains are near the top of my personal list of pet peeves. I’m not talking about an accidental spill
For me, Black Friday wasn’t black at all. It was Fun Friday at a local family fun center with my
Checking one of my email inboxes this morning (I have several) made my heart race and my head spin. Hundreds
It’s been a few years now since one of my staff members, Kim Penrose, was so excited she couldn’t wait
If there’s one subject that shows up in my inbox more often than any other, it has to be rust.
I saw it on Facebook and it made me laugh out loud. I want to use this in the invitations to
I’ve never gotten into the whole Black Friday retail extravaganza. Might be because I’m not a fan of crowds, chaos,