Posts by Alex Mlynek

Your Guide To Buying Backpacks and Lunch Bags for Your Little One

School’s right around the corner! If that means having to buy a new lunch bag and backpack for your child, then we’ve got excellent tips for you from kindergarten teacher Kimberly Marshall. While most of this advice is geared toward kids who are starting school for the first time, the general principles also…

How to Love and Take Care of Houseplants

Many of us would love to add more greenery to our homes, but have this idea that we’ll kill any plants that we do take in. Darryl Cheng has come to the rescue of trepidatious would-be plant people with his book The New Plant Parent, which is packed with tips that will help anyone…

Host Your New Year's Eve Bash Without Breaking the Bank

The holiday season is a time for celebrating with friends and family, but it can also wallop our wallets. So, to help you ring in the new year in a fabulous way without overspending, we’ve turned to two party experts. Andrea Hanifen is manager of event sales with Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality and Gina…

The Joy in Starting Your Holiday Shopping Early

Whether you’re jumping for joy at the approaching holidays or are dreading the whole shebang, planning and shopping a bit early can take the stress out of this festive event and save you money. Read on for tips on how to get going, and pitfalls to avoid. Make a plan! The holidays are a…