If the kids are getting bored this summer and you are running out of ideas – or money – to keep them entertained, here are some ideas. We asked some familiar faces what they like to do with their kids that won’t break the bank. TCL Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert, the creator of the blog Pop Culture Parent, Twila Dang, and our Advice Guru Carla Barnhill each had and idea for cool, cheap, summer fun.
It’s hard to believe that now is the time to start thinking about back to school shopping – if you want to save a little money. Super Saver, Carrie Rocha, from Pocket Your Dollars.com
, offers her money-saving tips.
We know all tips and tricks to keep critters out of your yard but how do you get bees, butterflies and even hummingbirds in to your garden? Lawn and garden expert Larry Pfarr shared his secrets on how to get those pollinating animals in your garden.
Rules on the road have changed through the years so Emily headed back to driving school with AAA
in St. Louis Park for a refresher course.
TCL's Kelli Hanson met up with the Cunninghams, a Maple Grove family that goes camping three to four times a month. They do it because they love it, but also because they want you to have the best experience out in nature!
AAA is projecting that 41 million Americans will get on the road this Fourth of July weekend! Louise Kurzeka from the AAA Travel Store stopped by to give us some essentials to enhance your road trip experience.
This year you can skip all the beauty must-have articles because we went straight to experts at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology
for their summer beauty picks.
Paul McGuire Grimes, author of the blog, Paul's Trip to the Movies
, gave us his opinion on the Clint Eastwood screenplay of Jersey Boys and his other suggestions to fill that musical movie fix.
School is out for the summer, which could mean the kids complaining they're bored. Author of Investing in Your 401K Kid
, Tracie Shoyer, stops by to tell us how a simple family meeting can help with that.
The two major components during a divorce are finances and custody of the kids. Anne Tressler, with Tressler Law
, says that the question of custody of the family pet is another issue that comes up regularly. Anne clears up some of the questions on visitation and custody of animals.
Our very own TCL producer Christian Unser shared his favorite road friendly apps that can make planning your trip fun and fast.
Does living with someone new – or even dating someone – before your divorce is final, have any effect on the outcome? What exactly does “irreconcilable differences” mean? And, exactly what can you keep after separating? Legal analyst Anne Tressler, from Tressler Law
, weighs in.
It’s certainly a summer activity that is hard to avoid for many. We’re talking about hopping in the pool on a hot day! The chlorine and chemicals from the pool can cause a lot of damage to your skin and hair. Dr. Davis from Uptown Dermatology
is here to the rescue with help on preventing dry skin, green hair, and the right sunscreen.
Reality star, Bethenny Frankel, filed for divorce from husband Jason Hoppy and continued to live with him for over a year. How common is this? Legal Analyst Anne Tressler from Tressler Law
weighs in on what kind of effect this situation can have – along with a few other situations that can affect your proceedings.
With the school year ending, you may find yourself with several graduation open house invitations. Does that mean you have to go to every one of them? And how much money is an acceptable gift to give? Advice Guru Carla Barnhill
has some answers.
Super Saver, Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars.com
, says you don’t have to spend a lot of money when making your yard and garden look their best. She shares some examples of ways you can save money on your outdoor projects.
The kids will be lining up at the fast food places filling out applications for summer jobs. There are only so many available spaces to fill so why not think beyond fast food for ways your teens can make money. Author and creator of Investing in Your 401K Kid.com
, Tracy Shroyer, has some out-of-the box ideas to consider. There is a whole world of income-generating ideas that are a little more creative.
Keeping your jewelry organized is key in remembering what you have. Jewelry designer, Jen Scheffler
, says keeping things in sight is like displaying art. Whether you organize your jewelry in plain sight or hidden in drawers or closets, Jen has some suggestions.
According to Bike Score and Bicycling Magazine ranked Minneapolis one of the best biking cities in the country. In addition, we are pretty lucky to have trails all over the metro area and not just in the city. Emily is stepping up her game and, in honor of National Bike Month, she heads to the AAA Travel Store
to see what she needs for biking this year.
Divorce is not only an emotional issue, it’s a financial one too. When you split up, especially when you have a lot of finances to consider, divorce can wreak havoc. Anne Tressler from Tressler Law Firm is here to help sort it all out.
Women are told they have this thing called, “women’s intuition.” Is it real? A woman in Waseca trusted her gut and called the police and it ended in averting what could have been a horrible tragedy. How do you know when to trust your gut or if you’re just being paranoid?
If you’re cleaning out the sweaters and winter jackets to make room for your warm weather wardrobe, we are here to help. Kelley Nemec from St. Croix Cleaners
have some pointers on how you should be storing them and how to avoid some of the common mistakes people make.
Since the rain is keeping you indoors, it’s the perfect excuse to stay inside, get organized and spring clean your “personal house.” Kristen Brown, author of The Happy Hour Effect, explains ways to do this.
Planning a wedding is a stressful job, not to mention going through a divorce. What if you’ve been married multiple times? How does that affect divorce proceedings? Legal analyst, Anne Tressler, from Tressler Law
tackles the topic.
Author and Blogger, Tracie Shroyer, loves to celebrate during the month of April. That’s because it’s Financial Literacy Month! Tracie loves to teach kids about money and wrote a book and created a website about it called Investing in your 401K Kid.com
. Tracie joins us with her advice on kids and money.
Leave it to celebrities to take a fairly common thing like divorce and make it way more complicated. That’s exactly what Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin did when they announced their “conscious uncoupling” decision. Legal Analyst Anne Tressler from Tressler Law is here to help clear this up for us.
Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics focuses on women’s medicine. Dr. Wollan is here to help debunk some of the myths that surround the issues of infertility. One in six couples experience infertility, yet surprisingly, many couples have trouble admitting there is an issue.
AAA’s Emergency Road Service technicians have been kept pretty busy this winter. So far they have helped more than 50,000 motorists in Hennepin County alone.
We’ve all had those moments where you are completely mortified. Don’t you wish you knew the perfect comeback to get you out of the situation with a little bit of self pride? TCL’s advice guru, Carla Barnhill is here to help!
Actor Josh Lucas recently got a divorce from his wife, Jessica. Even though his divorce was amicable and, Josh says, they are trying to remain friends, it was still a difficult process. Legal analyst Anne Tressler from Tressler Law explains why even when a divorce goes smoothly, it’s still very difficult.