Author: Dawn Link

How to Avoid Sunburn and Dehydration

August is one of the hottest months of the year in any area of the country, including New England. Here are some ways to stay safe and cool as well as ways to avoid sunburn and dehydration while soaking up the rays at the beach.

Respecting Your Teen’s Summer Vacation While Ensuring They Stay Active

Ah the teenage years! As your teen gets older, some will find a part time job. Others will go to summer camp or an extended school year (summer school) program. Some will do neither. Here’s how to navigate respecting your teen’s summer vacation while ensuring they stay active.

How To Organize a Seamless Move to a New Home

Many families move during the summer, so they don’t have to pull kids out of school mid-school year. However, moving with a family is far more than just packing boxes and renting a U-Haul or hiring a mover. Here’s how to organize a seamless move to a new home when you have children.

Common Sense Independence Day – and Every Day – Safety Tips

July 4th is THE day for fireworks, outdoor barbeques, beach parties, and, after the fireworks, bonfires. All of that exposure to heat, sun, and sparks can result in some serious burns if you’re not careful. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission Fireworks Information Center reports that approximately 200 people are treated at emergency rooms around July 4th. Avoid the burn by following a few common sense Independence Day – and every day – safety tips.

Organize Yourself For A Fantastic Wedding

You’ve just gotten engaged. Now the fun part begins! Planning your big day. By this time next year, you and your fiancé will either be exhausted or ready to elope to Vegas. Here’s how to organize yourself for a fantastic wedding from that first “Yes” to ensure your day is all you – not your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, the man on the moon – want it to be.

Honoring Dad

Father’s Day is this coming weekend. Here are several “off the beaten path” ways of honoring Dad or the father figure in your life, be it Dad, Dad-in-Law, your grown up son with his own children, your brother, Grandad, or even the Mom who is both mother and father to you.

Stocking Up on the Necessities for Summer

Summer is here. The sun is out well past 5:00 p.m., the local pool is already open on weekends, and the temperatures are starting to climb. Stocking up on the necessities for summer now will save you time when you are wanting to enjoy the lazy days to come. Here are a few items that you may want to have on hand.

Do’s and Don’ts For Managing Stress

Stress is everywhere. As we take on more responsibility and grow increasingly connected to each other via smart devices, life becomes increasingly more stressful. in our lives. How we handle stress affects our physical, emotional, and mental health as well as our overall productivity. Here are a few dos and don’ts for managing stress effectively.

It’s Prom Season!

It’s prom season! But how do you ensure your teenager will stay safe while having the best prom/semi-formal ever? Here are a few tips to help your teenager really enjoy their prom.

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time to appreciate your Mom, whether it be your biological mother, your stepmother, the dad who was both mother and father, or the person most like a mom to you. Here are some creative and original ideas to make Mom feel special.

Unique, inexpensive, and simple ideas for celebrating Mom: handwritten cards (no one writes these days it seems), lists of things you love about Mom, plants, a personalized letter to Mom, a slide show of Mom’s greatest moments, a scrapbook of pictures of you and Mom (Hint: don’t buy a fancy scrapbook for this – grab one of those $4.99 inspirational journals at TX Maxx or Home Goods).

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