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

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

Which Summer Do You Want?

Summer is upon us, bringing celebrations, relaxation and time with family and friends. Along with all the opportunities for fun, we still have to juggle and manage our daily to-dos. Don't sacrifice your summer moments, make the most of longer days with a little help from your friends at LifeCare.
By Mary Kate Goodman | July 7th, 2016

Developing Good Work Relationships

Every relationship requires effort, and some of the most important and difficult to navigate relationships can be with your managers and coworkers. The difference between working and personal relationships is that you often don’t get to choose who you work with. You are thrown into a mix of different types of people, with different personalities, who may be very new and different from what you are used to in others you interact with a lot. These differences can make it hard to develop good work relationships. Here are some things to keep in mind when you find yourself working side by side with someone.
By Ariel Russo | June 30th, 2016

Back to School: Adult Education

What is the square root of pi? How many miles is an astronomical unit? Describe the phases of plant mitosis. Raise your hand if you know one or all of these answers. Because I can’t see you, I’m assuming your hands are waving in the air like you just don’t care. You guys are so smart! If you are like me and cannot retain such information, don’t fret! Most adults consider going back to school at some point in their lives. Whether your goal is to improve your chances at getting a promotion, earn a degree or to continue your education, going back to school is a great option for many adults. But that’s the issue, right? It’s school. For many adults, it can be intimidating. From juggling home and work to simply feeling like you’re out of touch academically, the idea of entering your education again can be overwhelming. Here are a few ideas on how to face that fear of fractions, blow the dust off that dictionary and get back to school for your adult education.
By Brandon Mclean | April 21st, 2016

The Benefits of Gardening

Spring has officially sprung, and warm weather is right around the corner! Gardeners have been waiting to get their green thumbs dirty. Now is the perfect time to plant the seeds to start a garden of your own. No matter how large or small, there is something very special about growing your own plants and food that is so rewarding and will make you want to keep growing year after year. Keeping a garden is something that can work for anyone and any family! If you’re new to the world of planting and sowing, here are some of the benefits to having your own garden.
By Marisa Smith | April 14th, 2016

Steps to Stress Less

Stress is a pretty common factor for many people, and some stress can even be considered beneficial. However, when stress becomes a constant way of life, your health and well-being can begin to suffer. As we celebrate National Stress Awareness month, it’s a great time to focus on identifying and reducing unnecessary stress in your life. Here are a few ways to help you stress less.
By Mary Kate Goodman | April 7th, 2016

Working Parents: Manage Separation Anxiety

Having a new baby can be terrifying in and of itself. It is normal to be afraid to leave your precious little one for the first time, whether it is just to go to the grocery store or when it’s your first day back at work. No matter what the circumstances, as time passes and you adjust to your new routine, it will get easier. But what happens when six months, a year, or even two years later it doesn’t feel like it’s getting any better and you still feel just as anxious as your first day? Here are some tips and tools to help you adjust as a working parent.
By Ariel Russo | March 17th, 2016

The Dos and Don’ts of Backup Care

As a parent or caregiver, you have probably put a lot of thought, time preparation into creating a care plan for loved one. Even with the most organized and full proof plans, at some point there are going to be times when your plans are disrupted because of illness, weather, school holidays and many other unexpected, and expected, events. This is when having access to a backup care program through your employer is an incredible benefit. As you go to use this valuable benefit, consider these dos and don’ts of backup care.
By Brandy Langley | March 3rd, 2016