Archives for March, 2014

How to Have a Family Meeting

By Sarah G. Mason Growing up, family meetings were an integral part of my family’s dynamic; with four kids, we wouldn’t have gotten much done without them! Today, family meetings, or “table talks,” are still a useful tool in bringing the family together. Whether your family meetings are used to announce exciting news, to settle disputes or to discuss serious …

Teacher Talks

By: Kelly Herman When it comes to your child’s success in school, a progress report isn’t the only feedback you should count on. Midway through the school year is a good time to talk to your child’s teacher – by this time, they’ve had a few months to observe your child’s behavior and to see how well they’re absorbing subject …

Take Advantage of Affection

By Sarah G. Mason Are you a warm fuzzy or a cold prickly? Regardless of your preferred proximity to others, research shows it pays to be more physically affectionate in your close relationships. Here are a few ways to make the most of these feel-good reactions: Marital Love It seems as though spouses who love each other tend to touch …

Mini Quiches On-the-Go

As you’re hurrying out the door in the morning, you want a breakfast that’s filling and delicious, but you need something you can grab on the go. This broccoli-cheddar quiche is the perfect solution. It’s warm, nutritious and satisfying. Best of all, it can be made ahead and saved for a quick, out-the-door meal. What You’ll Need: • 2 cups …

Yes We Can

By Tracey Hickey If you’re a working woman in Florida, there’s good news and bad news for you.  The good news is that Florida ranks ninth in the nation for pay equality, with women here making 83 percent of what their male counterparts do on average – six percent higher than the 77 percent national average. The bad news is …

Worried About Too Much TV?

By Kristy Watt On average, American children watch between three and six hours of TV every day – that’s a whopping 20 percent increase since 2003, according to a Nielsen Company report. To give you an idea, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children limit their television intake to just one or two hours a day – that’s a …