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Top Cell Phone Plans for the Entire Family

Editor’s note: When I received this article, I was a bit puzzled because I’d not heard of Bell. I am told that these plans are available in the US as well as in Canada (apologies to my overseas readers), which makes it an interesting company to research....

A Parent’s Checklist for Leaving a Child Home Alone

At some point in every parent’s life, they will leave their child or children alone. This is a huge step mentally and physically, because it represents the period when the training wheels come off. All of the parenting up to that point comes into play as children are...

Stop Letting Your Budget Manage You

Does your financial situation make you feel like you’re constantly underwater? A 2013 study by Allstate Insurance found that 4 out of every 10 Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and trying to afford the essentials for their family on less money than they...

The Role of School Counselors in the IEP Process

If your school-aged child has a disability, you will find yourself involved in the IEP process. An IEP, or Individualized Education Program, is a document, required by federal law, which will follow your child through his or her educational career. You will be...