How Were Your College Kids Over Thanksgiving?

“I want a redo.” Also Read: Tips for Staying Healthy in College Two of my kids are in college now, and even with three still at home, the house feels so empty. I was giddy they were coming back, sleeping in their own beds, and I was planning all these moments to catch up with them. If […]

When Are We Going to Stop Putting Out Fires?

“Why do we have so many fires?” There is a small, suburban town somewhere in the northeast. If you drive through, you’ll undoubtedly be impressed by the cute cafes, the eclectic dining options and the scattered shops. The pedestrians you pass, some with strollers, some with dogs, some with both, appear fit and content. You […]

What to Do if Halloween Truly Scares Your Child

My 18 year old doesn’t like Halloween. She is the kid who double checks all the doors are locked every night and scolds my husband and me when we are lax about safety. It follows she wouldn’t care for a macabre holiday. She doesn’t understand why I would want fake blood, headless figures and  scary […]

How Much More Can Our Kids Take?

As I logged into the site just now, I was amazed at how long it has been since I’ve written anything. Those of you who check out Tips know I often use this platform to get something off my mind, hopefully it is usually something affecting a lot of us. Being that my mind has […]

Your Child’s Love Language

Last night, my daughter, Madelyn, was telling us about the book she was reading called The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts I found it fascinating, but not for my relationship with my husband, as it was intended. I pretty much have him all figured out after almost three decades together. It […]

13 Ways to Make Memorial Day Meaningful

Memorial Day is often a day of barbecues, parties, and celebrating the coming of summer. It can be easy to get lost in all the activities and miss out on the opportunity to honor military heroes and loved ones who have passed away. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the day with more meaning attached, […]

30+ Things to Do on a Rainy Weekend

Ok, so it’s not the weekend you were hoping for. You had visions of digging your toes in the sand and sipping on a cold beverage while baking in the sun. Or of a backyard barbecue with friends. But here we are…cooped up inside on an unseasonably cold, rainy day.  You’re bored and so are your kids. But fear not–the […]

The Summit Library is Opening Its Doors–Yay!!

We were so happy to hear that the Summit Library to will fully reopen on June 1. It will alllow a maximum of 50 people in the library at a time. Masks and social distancing will be required. But no time limit will be placed on visits. The maximum amount of time spent on computer has been increased to 2 hours. For […]

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