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Potholes: A Late-Winter Driving Nuisance

I was driving down a high-traffic street in Newton the other day when I came upon it.  In fact, there was not one, but a cluster of small and big ones along my path that I could not avoid running over unless I steered my car into oncoming traffic.  What are they?  Potholes. Driving in Boston during winter is dangerous enough with the presence of snow and black ice, and slipping and sliding.  Potholes are road hazards that crop up a lot this time of year, getting on Read More >

6 Tips for Planning a Chinese New Year Party

Known as the Spring Festival and considered the longest and most important festival in China, the Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated throughout the world in countries with large Chinese populations. Like a traditional New Year party, the holiday is about celebrating new beginnings, new hope for the coming year, and family. You do not have to be in China to take part in the 15-day celebrations to usher in the New Year. Join in the festivities by Read More >

A Boston Personal Assistant’s Story: Clutter Control

Today, my travels took me to Brookline Village in the town of Brookline where I started assisting a lovely woman with limited mobility due to a recent hip fracture. It was an unfortunate situation for this highly independent, career-driven woman who always had things under control. The tasks I was asked to help her with included walking her pug, doing the laundry, loading the dishwasher, organizing the kitchen counter, and cleaning out the refrigerator among Read More >

Top 8 Most Romantic Places to Propose in Boston

One of the oldest cities in the United States and the largest in the New England region, Boston’s rich history and culture attracts tourists and visitors from near and far. A little of everything is offered here: from world-class dining to renowned performing arts, from historic architecture to tranquil green spaces. It's the season of love. If you're ready to make a marriage proposal, you will find there is no shortage of places to pull one off in Boston. In Read More >

New Year’s Resolutions: Why Resolving To Do Less is Better

I checked my email first thing this morning and I was hit with a load of reminders: If I want to achieve that body, I need to join XYZ gym. If I want to avoid late fees, I need to send payment by XYZ date. If I want that designer jean, I need to buy now. Reminders help keep our eyes on the prize. Chances are, you’ve made resolutions for the New Year.  Chances are, you are also firm about the commitments you’ve made for yourself.  Change is good.  It Read More >

A New Year’s Clean Begins at Home

For generations of families like mine, it is a tradition to “sweep away the old and usher in the new” by getting the house in order.  Our annual ritual begins just before New Year's Eve.  The home is a sacred place where love is shared and relationships are strengthened.  After weeks of nonstop activity from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the house is a chaotic mess.  Now that Christmas has come and gone and the dust has settled, I arm myself with a broom and dustpan to Read More >

9 Tips for Staying Healthy and Safe During the Holidays

The holiday season is brimming with crowds, festive parties and family gatherings, and an extra helping of stress.  While you should always keep healthy and safe throughout the year, it is especially important to be vigilant this time of year.  Add one more gift to your gift list this year: the gift of good health and safety for you and your loved ones. Food Intake & Activity Temptations are everywhere on the buffet table.  Don’t let the holidays be an excuse for Read More >

A Time to Slow Down and Reflect

It is so hard to let go of the news of the terrible elementary school tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and I am sure we all have our own thoughts about it.  So many lives lost but in particular, the very young children who had their whole lives to look forward to.  Gone in an instant.  This is every parent’s worst nightmare.  Totally senseless.  As a parent, the worries never seem to stop.  It used to be about getting enough to eat, warm clothes to ward off the cold, Read More >

10 Tips to Celebrate More and Stress Less This Holiday Season

No other time of the year brings as much excitement and anticipation as the month of December. Holiday decorations are out in full display, the Christmas tree lights are lit, the malls are brimming with people, and the city comes alive with festivities. Indeed, it is the most wonderful time of year but also a time of major stress. Enjoy the spirit of the season by changing the way you approach stress-inducing situations. Set Priorities, but be Flexible. When life Read More >

10 Tips for Decorating a Small Living Room for Christmas

Small space living in Boston requires creativity when it comes to staying organized and living comfortably. Decorating a small space for Christmas can be a challenge, but you do not need much to make a big impact. Because it is the central meeting place in many homes as well as apartments, the living room can be minimally decorated for the holidays and still dazzle. Read on for tips to help you deliver the Christmas cheer into your small living space. 1) Read More >