Cheap and Low Cost Staycation Ideas for 2012

Yesterday, I shared with you some budget friendly things to do in New Jersey.  Today, I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers to showcase even more staycation ideas all over the US.  Please be sure to check out all these fabulous, budget friendly travel destinations. Mid-Atlantic Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York :: Coupons, Deals… Read More »


A Parent’s Role in Teen Acne Treatment

Do you remember how tough it was to be a teenager? Every day was a constant struggle to fit in. Whether you were popular, or the kid who ate lunch all by himself, there were so many things to worry about. This was the age when you were developing your identity while dealing with homework,… Read More »


Our Little Getaway to Virginia

This past weekend, we took a little road trip to Virginia, specifically, the Virginia Beach area.  Although we had lots of plans of stuff we wanted to do, it turned out to be a lazy mini-vacation. We researched a few different Virginia getaway spots, but wound up staying at a hotel in Chesapeake, VA. We… Read More »

Starting a Small Business

Everyone is looking for ways to make extra money in this tough economy, so it’s no surprise that small businesses and self employment are on the rise. There are pros and cons to starting a small business, but overall if you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you will do just fine! Starting a small business Start by… Read More »


10 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe

Although I grew up in New York City, my family and I always felt safe. It may be hard to believe, but there were times where we didn’t even lock the doors. No one’s house ever got broken into and everyone trusted that if a neighbor saw something suspicious they would report it right away,… Read More »


Fun Ideas for a Family Reunion

When the family is getting together for a reunion, it’s likely to be a lot of fun. People who haven’t seen each other in ages will be able to catch up and exchange stories from years gone by. How can you make it even more exciting? Choose a Resort Instead of simply having a picnic… Read More »


Trying Out Some New Snacks

When Z.E.N. comes home from school, he usually eats a light meal.  After his meal, he always expects to get a snack.  I usually give him some fruit like apples, grapes or pears, but sometimes he wants something a little different. If you recall, last month I talked about the New Duane Reader magazine from… Read More »