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7 ways to stop student loans from ruining your life
Tue Nov 18, 2014
Parents and students need to take a look at whether the student is actually ready for college. Some are not emotionally mature enough for the independence that comes with college and will end up taking six year or more and maybe getting a degree. Some other big advice: 1. Start a community college f …
Dirty secrets: 11 ways having a messy house is normal when you have kids
Mon Nov 17, 2014
I have a manageable level of clutter. My laundry does generally get put away in a timely manner. The kids goes in the basket, other than PJs which are on a pile outside the laundry room and I have some unsorted socks on the chess table. DH's laundry is in a basket in his closet. Folding his laundry …
Shop 'til you drop: The best outlet stores as ranked by Consumer Reports
Thu Oct 30, 2014
That's the big reason I don't trek to an Outlet Mall - it's loaded with cheap stuff made just for the Outlet. At one point I lived close to one and used to go for Carter's clothes for my kids - which was the same stuff sold in their regular stores or department stores. Many folks just walk in the st …
Robert Downey Jr. tweets trip to the DMV: Here's a license for being so cool
Wed Oct 29, 2014
In reply to: Kieran Carter #1 Exactly what I was going to say. I don't go the CA DMV without an appointment. Asinine to do otherwise.
The 7 rules parents must not break in the school drop-off line
Wed Oct 22, 2014
I'm lucky in our school the line is in such a way you can't cut (the line actually goes through part of the school yard since the school is not located on a real street, but at the end of a one way in/out lane. My biggest pet peeves are: The parents/kids who aren't ready to go when they reach the dr …
Marathoners Face Menacing Beijing Smog on Race Day
Sun Oct 19, 2014
And watch, they get the Winter Olympics among assurances that they will clean up the air - just like for the Summer Games. And it will only happen at the last minute with restrictions on factories and cars for the few days before and during the games. Of course the American appetite for cheap, dispo …
Here's the Neat iPad Feature Apple Didn't Mention
Fri Oct 17, 2014
Unless I missed something, it's not the $499 version, but the $529 version since just like increased memory (seriously Apple, still on 16GB even though the jump is up to 64GB) they take you to the cleaners for a performance upgrade.
Target responds to mom's complaints about girls' clothing sizing
Mon Oct 6, 2014
In reply to: Travis Burnett #4 I had to go to 5 different stores to find shorts with a real inseam for my 7 year old. Most of the shorts offered to girls are 'booty' shorts with a 1" inseam. She can't even wear these to school they are too short (I live in SoCal, so it's shorts pretty much year …
Five Ways to Put Your Retired iPhone to Work
Tue Sep 23, 2014
I had one newer iPod, but 2 kids. With the iPod 2nd gen a lot of games wouldn't play on that and there were squabbles over the iPod 4th gen. My retired 4S became an iPod for my older kid rather than shelling out $300 on a new iPod. The other thing I use my 4S for (or for that matter the 4th gen …
Secret life of teens: The dangerous drug parents aren't talking about with kids
Fri Sep 19, 2014
Part of the problem is that despite news reports talking about prescription drug abuse and possibly warnings from the doctor, most people think that because your doctor gave it to you that it isn't dangerous. How many moms out there have popped one of their kid's Adderall so they could be super mom? …
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