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How to Find Online Flash Sales

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Online flash sales, private sales, members-only shopping clubs…. It seems as though every day there’s another new shopping site seducing you with promises of “exclusive” access to phenomenal discounts on everything from electronics…
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Should You Stay at Home or Go Back to Work Post Baby?

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Exclusive excerpt from The REAL COST of LIVING (Perigee/Penguin) by Carmen Wong Ulrich. Weighing the costs of staying at home vs. going back to work should be personal. Weigh your sanity and happiness against and alongside the financial…
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Digital Learning: Best Educational Apps for Kids

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We’ve all seen it at the dinner table: the kid who simply does not want to part with the iPad, iPod, iPhone, iTouch, iEtc. As frustrating as it may be, let’s accept the fact that the onslaught of i-Accessories have become part of our family’s…
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How to Dress in Style When You're Pregnant

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Visions of fabulous maternity ensembles begin catwalking through your mind the instant you find out you are expecting. Of course, those fantasies may be quickly eclipsed by morning sickness, researching baby names, and a million other exciting…
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Safety Tips For Sharing Your Child's Photos Online

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It’s another ordinary day, scrolling down Facebook’s newsfeed, eyeing the pretty pictures. Oh look, there’s a photo of little Luz peering her head out of a SpongeBob costume. And oh, Anita’s sporting her new headset of braces at school…
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Top Must-Know Family Friendly Vehicles!

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I have a friend who swears she will put it in her wedding vows that she will never, ever drive a minivan. In fact, if her future husband even suggests it, the marriage is off and she gets everything. I personally think she is brilliant, fantastic,…
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A Child's Education Begins at Home

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I didn’t mean to become Mommy Maestra. I sort of fell into it when my husband and I found ourselves in a bit of an educational dilemma.We’d recently moved to rural North Carolina from Texas after my husband accepted a new job. With two…
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Dealing With First Day Jitters As a Teacher

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First day jitters? I spent hours preparing for my first day of school: choosing just the right outfit, sorting and re-sorting my newly-purchased supplies, carefully honing my greeting, researching the course curriculum—and sweating buckets!…
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Latinos Bridging the Digital Divide

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Gone are the days when the only supplies students needed were pens, pencils and paper, when doing a research paper meant a trip to the stacks of the local library, and a visual presentation meant poster board and glue sticks.Today, school…