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How to Make Summer Really Count

With summer vacation ramping up, you might be wondering how you will keep your kids or grandkids occupied all summer and not hear, “I’m bored!”, constantly. Having children create their own fun activities has it benefits (and risks), but if you’d like to offer them some ideas, here are a few activities that are both fun and […]

College-Bound (Grand)Child? Don’t forget to have them complete this form!

Hint: It’s even more important than the FAFSA! A young woman goes to college. Two months later she is rushed to the hospital and into the operating room for an emergency appendectomy. Her mother calls the hospital in a panic and asks to know what is happening with her daughter. The hospital says, “I’m sorry; I cannot[…..]

True Happiness: Married, Middle Class, No Kids

There is a great posting of a speech given by Christopher Munsey of the Monitor on the American Psychological Association blog that’s worth a read.  Here are three tidbits from the posting I found interesting: It’s not marriage that makes you happy, it’s happy marriage that makes you happy. Marriage seems to buy you a decade or more of happiness.  However,[…..]