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 […]

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 […]

Three Parenting Hacks To Get Your Kids to Try Sports

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The habit of healthy living begins at childhood. This means that the responsibility of ensuring that a child grows to avoid preventable diseases, works well as part of a team, and turns out well-rounded falls on a parent. This is common knowledge, but so is the fact that it can sometimes be difficult to convince […]

Preparing Your Family for Grandparents Moving In


As the baby boomers are aging, something that many parents are having to face is also being a caregiver for your own parents.  The grandparents are moving in and you’re trying to get your family ready. Whether grandma or grandpa need medical help or are moving in for another reason, it will be a big […]

Taking Family Vacations Without Debt

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I cannot WAIT for my kiddos to get out of school!  We have so many summer plans and we are taking a big old roadtrip in August.  This is the first big road trip we will be taking in a long time, and I’m a little nervous as a single mom, but I know it […]