Traveling Abroad: 5 Things You Can’t Forget

Study Abroad | 5 Things You Can't Forget

One of life’s greatest joys is travel, and traveling abroad can be especially exciting and enlightening. However, when you travel abroad, you can face additional stress. After all, you will be far from home, may not have access to the same stores and such as in the US, and some countries have certain laws in place that could spell trouble if you are not prepared. As such, here are five things that you should not forget when you’re traveling abroad. Continue reading

10 Famous Celebrities That Changed Their Names

Norma Jean | 10 Celebrities Changed Their Name

A name can have a big impact on who you are and how you feel about yourself. That is why it should not be surprising that so many celebrities have changed their name. Next time you find yourself wondering if your name is the one you were destined to have, think about these 10 celebrities that changed their name and reached the heights of superstardom. Continue reading

Fast Track to the Altar – A Brief Wedding Checklist

Altar | Fast Track to the Altar - A Brief Wedding ChecklistCongratulations, you’re getting married! Whether it’s you or someone close to you, getting married is a big step and once you have decided to tie the knot, the hard work really begins. Finding a dress, choosing flowers and hiring a photographer are all challenging (and at times expensive) tasks. However, do not forget about the legalities of the matter! While the exact process varies from state to state, a few common documents may be necessary to get the license, change your name and get moving with the process. Be sure to check the actual requirements of your state, but keep in mind these important papers that are often required by law to obtain a license or to start the process of changing a name. Continue reading

Why And When Are Death Certificates Necessary?

Death CertificateA death certificate may not be the document anyone wants to think about, but it does have an important purpose. There are several reasons why you may need to obtain a death certificate, typically to serve as proof for legal purposes. Fortunately, it can be fairly easy for an immediate family member to get a copy of this particular document, especially for the reasons  listed below. Continue reading

Top 7 Tips for Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent Teacher Conference

As a parent, an upcoming parent/teacher conference can be very nerve-wracking. While you realize that these events are a great way to learn more about how your child is performing at school, it can be awkward to walk into that school building and sit down for a talk with someone who probably spends as much time each day with your child as you do. While you may not be able to relieve the stress completely, you can make the process a little easier—check out these tips and be prepared for your next conference! Continue reading

Need-To-Know Tips For Traveling With a Baby

Traveling With Baby
Ask 10 parents who have traveled with an infant what to expect and you will likely get 10 different answers. Some babies will sleep the whole time and wake up when they arrive; others cry the entire trip and drive the entire family batty. No matter how well behaved a baby is or isn’t, the trip will be more enjoyable for everyone if you make careful plans and follow these “need-to-know” tips for traveling with baby. Continue reading

Seven Instances When You’ll Need a Birth Certificate

Birth Certificate

As the old Joni Mitchell song goes, “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” This is never more true than when it comes to your birth certificate. Sometimes it seems like it stays in your safe deposit box or the old shoebox in the closet without use for years. Then, all of a sudden, you need it for everything! Even if you do not find yourself using it very often, it can make sense to go ahead and make sure to keep a couple of certified copies on file, just in case! After all, you may find yourself facing one of these seven instances where you may need a birth certificate. Continue reading