5 Things College Students Should Take Back to Campus

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Only a couple of more years until my oldest heads off to college, but for now we are both enjoying her high school years, although there is always the pressure of preparing her the best I can for college.  Sometimes, it’s hard to know exactly what to do as a parent! In a new op-ed […]

Top 5 Back to School Stressors and How to Bust Them

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There is only a week or so until school starts here and I know that some of our readers’ kiddos have already started back! While it’s an exciting time, I know that at least for my kids, it can be a stressful time as well.  That’s why I’m super excited to have some tips today […]

Disney Descendants 2 is out on DVD today!


If you have kids, you probably already know that TODAY IS THE DAY!!! Disney’s Descendants 2 is out today!  We were HUGE fans of the first Descendants movie, so we couldn’t WAIT to watch the sequel! In Descendants 2 the villain kids are back and the stakes are even higher in the highly anticipated sequel to the Disney Channel […]

Tips for Improving Family Stress

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The stresses and strains of daily life can often create a tense environment for the whole family. Of course, your biggest goal will be to create a happy home for both your partner and children. Find out how you can create a happy family. Balance Work and Home Life Finding the right balance between work […]

Summer Road Trip Tips

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We are in full summer swing here, and are eeking out every bit of fun that we can out of summer, because before you know it, it will be back to school time.  In fact, my older daughter already has some assignments and one of her online AP classes starts the second week of August. […]

Teaching Kids the Financial Facts of Life

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It’s no secret that if you are a regular reader of Parent Palace, financial literacy is a topic that is extremely important to us! I really believe that children should be educated about money BEFORE they get themselves into trouble, which is why we are happy that Take Charge America is offering us some tips […]

How and Why Your Teen Should Start a Business This Summer


Summer vacation is in full swing, and you have probably heard the dreaded “I’m bored” complaint at least a few times from your teenager. Chances are good you have also been asked for money so she can go to the mall, see a movie, grab Starbucks with friends or get lunch. To help you both […]

Tips for Exercising Through Pregnancy

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If I had to go back and do things again with my pregnancy, the number one thing I would change is that I would exercise more.  I think it definitely did not help my labor and delivery or keeping my weight in check! Part of what was hard for me was knowing exactly much I […]

Take a Ride with SmartMax’s My First Animal Train


* I received a sample product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. If  you’ve been paying attention at all, you know that STEM activities and toys are what’s hot these days – and it’s no wonder! STEM skills are a huge part of being successful in school and in the job market. […]