Convincing Your Kids to Chip in around the Holidays

It’s tempting to use the holidays as a carrot to elicit positive behaviors from kids such as helping more with tidying and cleaning around the house. But there are helpful and not-so-helpful ways of going about it. Here are a few tips and tricks for getting more help from your kids while avoiding unintended drama […]

Throwing a BIG summer bash? Take these tips from the experts!

With graduation, summer cookout, and pool-party season upon us, we asked a few people well accustomed to entertaining dozens of guests at a time to reveal their best secrets for pulling off big summer bashes with aplomb. Plan a menu that can be prepared at least 90% ahead of time and eaten with fingers or […]