Summer Planning

Air conditioning is not only comfortable in the heat of summer; it can be a life-saver for individuals whose health suffers in extreme heat.

Not all air conditioning systems are the same, however. Here is a brief list of some of the more common types available, and their respective pros and cons.

Central Air Conditioning

If you’ve ever shopped for a house, you know that “central heat and air” is something many consider a strong selling point.

While central air conditioning can be comfortable, it is not without its drawbacks. Here are some things to consider: Continue reading

Is there anything worse than being cooped up in the house with the kids on rainy days in the middle of summer break? It doesn’t matter if you’re staying at home or you’re on vacation somewhere. If you’re dealt several days of non-stop rain, it’s time to come up with some rainy day summer activities.

At Home

Use the occasionally rainy day at home during summer to relax and recharge. Snuggle up on the couch, read, watch a movie, catch up on your favorite TV show or play some board games. Give yourself permission to just rest and relax. Take a nap.

That’s all good and well, but once you’re stuck in the house for several days, it’s time to get a little more creative. This is particularly important when you have small kids at home. The go stir-crazy pretty quickly. Continue reading

In early June, summer break seems like such a long stretch of time, full of possibility. You have big plans and so do your spouse and your kids. But without a little actual planning and coordination, it’s easy to let summer pass you buy.

Yes, it’s nice to have some time to relax, sleep in and not do a whole lot of anything, but between limited days off for many parents and budget constraints when it comes to summer spending, having a fun summer full of family memories can be a bit of a challenge.

Before you know it summer is over, the weather’s getting cooler and the kids are back in school.

To make sure summer doesn’t pass you by and to make sure everyone’s happy, start your summer break with a family meeting. You can do this before Summer break starts, right at the beginning, or anytime you feel the need to get everyone on the same page. Continue reading