Articles on Family

30 Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

While you're busy preparing the food or cleaning the house for the in-laws, take advantage of these 30 crafty ways to distract the wee ones!

8 Alternative Gift Ideas for Chanukah

From giving handmade items to sharing experiences like storytelling nights, discover wonderful and different ways to celebrate the spirit of Chanukah.

How My Hoarder Family Saved Christmas

Discover how one family of hoarders transitioned to a no-gift Christmas — and the amazing difference it made.

Avoid Dinner Stress: Pay Someone to Plan Your Meals

If you're stressed about making dinner, paying someone to plan your meals can be worth the cost in reducing stress — and it can reduce your grocery bill.

10 Fun Toys and Games You Can Make at Home

Tired of spending $30 on a single toy? Here are 10 super-fun toys and games you can make at home with common items.

Save on School Expenses Without Ruining Your Kid's Childhood

From music lessons to fundraisers and more, even public school expenses can cost you nearly $20,000 per child. Here's how to cut costs.

20 Ways to Get Dinner on the Table Faster

Feeding your family fast doesn't have to mean grabbing drive-through eats. Try these tricks to help get delicious homemade meals on the table — quickly.

Great Financial Gifts for Children

Financial management is one of the most important lessons you can teach children — start early with these great (and fun!) financial gifts for kids.

What to Do If Your Adult Child Is Moving Home

If your adult children are moving back or currently living at home, how much support should you be giving them? Here are some things to consider.

Maintaining Memories: How to Save Old Photographs

Don't let your old photographs fade and crumble in some attic box! Instead, follow these steps to share them and keep them safe.

3 Reasons Not to Save for Your Child's College Fund

It goes against common advice, but you might be better off not saving for your child's college education. Here's why.

3 Life Lessons I've Learned Since Becoming a Parent

For one writer, having her first child hasn't just taught her a lot about parenting — it's also provided some great lessons about life.

19 Frugal Ways to Entertain Teenagers

Teens can be a tough audience to entertain. But even the most restless and demanding teenagers will have fun with one or more of these activities.

Hang Up the Phone: Why Video Is the Best Way to Connect With People

Whether you're making a conference call for work or catching up with a friend across the country, discover why video chat is the best way to communicate.

Frugal Ways to Help Your Child Get the Best Education

Making sure your kids get the best education possible isn't always easy, but these resources can help you create a challenging curriculum on the cheap.

15 Alternatives to Nagging

If you need other people to do things, you don't need to nag. These gentle methods will get things done without driving you (or anyone else) crazy.

10 Tips for Balancing Love and Money

When it comes to money in relationships, love alone isn't enough to build a life together — it also takes communication and honesty.

6 Great Teachable Money Moments to Share With Your Kids

Want to make sure your kids do well financially? Teach them great money habits with these learn-by-doing lessons.

What to Stock in Your Freezer Before Baby Arrives

Your freezer can be an amazing source for quick, healthy, and ready-to-eat meals — especially if you have a little one on the way.

Re-Nesting: Tips for Moving Back in With Your Parents

Thanks to the sluggish economy, more and more kids are moving back in with their parents. Here are some suggestions for making the transition smooth.