Category: Lifestyle

kids sleep

Rise and Shine Sleepy Heads: Getting Your Kids Up and Out the Door

Whether they’re going to school, church or a pre-planned morning activity on a Saturday, it can be quite challenging to get the kids up, fed, dressed, and out the door on time — unless it’s an activity they are really looking forward to. This is especially true of younger children, who tend to be whiny and...

girls party

Planning a Girls’ Night Out

With the stress of work, raising a family, or just every day life, it’s good to get together with your gal pals every once in awhile. Planning a girls’ night out (or in!) can be a great way to relax and de-stress. If you’re strapped for ideas, check out the following fun activities to plan a...

iphone mobile phone apps

Phone Customer Service: How to Get a Real Person

It seems impossible to a get a real person on the phone line when you call a customer service number. First of all, automated systems are really annoying. Even more annoying, too often they don’t even have the option you need. When this is the case you need a real person to talk with. The Patient...

time money

Paid for Nothing

How would you like to get paid for doing nothing? Sound like a dream job? Well, seven hundred teachers in New York are doing just that — getting a full salary to do whatever they want or nothing at all. Teachers who have been charged with anything from insubordination to sexual misconduct are sent to a...

coffee

Office Gift Etiquette

When you’re shopping for holiday gifts, you may find yourself having to buy presents for the office. This can be a minefield in which you make one false move, and your very job could be at stake. Your first impulse, if there is no grab bag or Secret Santa, may be to avoid the whole issue...

womens

Mentors: We All Need Them

My husband and I were sitting in a doctor’s office and I happened to glance over at the TIME magazine he was reading. I have no clue what the article was about, but a statement caught my eye. I read it once, then a second time, and proceeded to think about it in the following days. It...

television tv

Living Without TV

In a way, I always envied people who didn’t have a television. As much as I hated to listen to them brag about it (as people without TVs often like to do), I kind of wondered what it would be like to detach completely from that particular section of pop culture, to give up my main...

lose weight shopping

Living the Bazaar Lifestyle

I remember a time when supermarkets and shopping malls were the only kind of shopping I knew. Even though I had a car and could go to as many places as I wanted to shop, I put convenience over quality, and would always stick to the kind of shopping that could be done in a single...