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Four Kitchen Remodel Questions to Ask

With the new season approaching, now is the time to start thinking about all your spring cleaning and renovation projects and your kitchen is a great place to start. However, doing a kitchen remodel is a long, extensive and sometimes stressful process. Planning is essential if you want the end result to match up with your budget and expectations. There are many steps to take before you even embark on this type of project, as a kitchen remodel involves a lot of parts. Here are four important questions to ask yourself before you get started.
By Home Advisor|March 2nd, 2017|

Tips to Build Your Credit Score

Remember when you were young and not so responsible with that credit card you were approved for? The shopping sprees every month, the going out and partying with friends or those shoes you just had to have for your birthday? Or for the vast majority of us, SALLY MAE! (Cue horror film screams in the background). Well those adolescent-like, irresponsible charges often comeback to haunt us all. As adults, we want to make the essential life purchases like a welcoming home, a reliable vehicle and so on. If your credit score isn’t up to par, then chances are you’re going to have a hard time buying or receiving a loan to make those purchases. Here are a few tips on how to build your credit and avoid the horrific DENIED judgement.
By Brandon Mclean|September 8th, 2016|

Getting Ready for the First Day

The first day of school can be overwhelming, not only for parents but for the children. It is key to help prepare yourself and your child for the new school year. It’s important for you to ask your child about how they are feeling about the upcoming school year. Whether it’s your child’s first year ever in school or they’re a pro, here are some tips to help you get them ready for the first day of school.
By Haley Dexter|September 1st, 2016|

Working Parents: When It’s Time for Backup Care

Being a full-time working parent can be difficult for both the parent and the child. Not only do working parents have to make arrangements for their child’s every day care so they can get to their job, but they also need to consider what will happen when that care inevitably falls through.
By Brandy Langley|August 25th, 2016|

Senior Food Shopping Strategies

Everyone can agree that we need to eat to live. Buying food and preparing meals is a necessity of life. As we get older, the ability to move around may diminish, let alone our capacity to drive our own personal vehicle. Appetites may decrease and preparing food may become a dreaded chore. Many seniors are independent and are able to drive themselves to the grocery store, while others aren’t able to get behind the wheel any longer. Whether someone drives them or they drive themselves, there are helpful food shopping strategies before and while at the grocery store. Since getting to the grocery store may become a challenging dilemma, here are some tips to help your aging loved ones tackle the task of food shopping.
By Mary Snider|August 18th, 2016|

Preparing for Back to School

Transitioning your family from the fun of long summer days back into a set school year schedule can be tricky. Things like sleep times have become more relaxed during your summer fun, meal times may have lost some structure and calendars in general have become less organized. Here are some tips to help you ease back into the school year and make preparing for back to school a little easier.
By Catherine Montgomery|August 11th, 2016|

Helping Seniors Get Organized

From safety concerns to ease of living, it’s important for seniors to get organized. However, it can be hard for them to tackle this task alone. By lending a helping hand you not only can help make their living space a better place for them, you can also enjoy some quality time, getting to know your loved one on a whole other level hearing all the stories behind that silly hat or funny photo. Here are some tips for you as you help your seniors get organized.
By Karen Foster|August 4th, 2016|

Five Best Ways to Clean Your Home for Summer

Summer is a fun and relaxing time of year. While you want to spend time outdoors enjoying the sun, it’s important to keep your home clean of dirt and debris. This climate presents a few unique challenges to clean your home. There are various ways to tackle these kind of cleaning projects, and if you ever need help, there are pros with expertise cleaning an interior. Here are a few cleaning strategies to keep your home spotless during the summer heat.
By Home Advisor|July 28th, 2016|

Tips for Hotel Safety

Vacation season is in full swing! Staying overnight at a hotel can be a fun treat for the whole family. When you arrive at your destination, possibly after a long journey, the last thing you might want to think about is taking safety precautions. However, it’s important to remember that there may be potential dangers lurking. Whether you’re traveling for business or on a family vacation, here are a few tips for hotel safety that will help keep you and your family safe and allow you to focus on enjoying your time away.
By Melissa Wallace|July 21st, 2016|

Make Working Remotely Work

As technology advances, working from home has never been easier. Accessing work-related information is now at our fingertips 24/7. With one click of your mouse or one swipe on your tablet, and it’s as if you’re sitting at your office desk. With these advances, more and more companies are offering their employees the opportunity to work from home. And for many of us, the idea of avoiding the daily commute and working in our pajamas seems too good to pass up. However, new challenges arise for many employees who aren’t required to be in the office each day. Finding the right work-life balance can often take time to adjust, especially when you’re working from home. From setting up a home office, to keeping your children at home busy, working remotely presents its own set of challenges that may not be so obvious from the get-go. Here are some tips to help you make working remotely work.
By Colin McTiernan|July 14th, 2016|