We’ve all gone to bed with the roads clear and dry, only to wake up to find that Mother Nature had a busy night. The driveway, which you shoveled last night, is now hard to distinguish from your lawn. It’s no surprise to learn that your area has a list of school closures for the day, including the one your children attend. Before the kids awake to celebrate the most jubilant of discoveries, a snow day, you can be armed with a few activities to keep the “I’m bored.” and “I told you not to touch that!” at bay.
Moving in the Winter can create some extra challenges. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or selling and moving on, planning a move can already seem like a cumbersome chore. To assist in a smooth move, we’ve put together a Winter Moving Checklist.
Fall is the perfect time of year to take family photos—the climate is cooling, the leaves are changing and the time to get holiday cards printed is shrinking! Pinterest and Instagram are full of unbelievable family photos that seem too good to be true—newborns sleeping so soundly on a picnic basket you wonder what mom is ever lucky enough to get that baby, and toddlers carving intricate designs into pumpkins without a hint of orange goo anywhere on their crisp white dress shirts. How could your crazy messy family photos stand up to those perfect families you see on social media? Here are 4 tips to help you pull it together and give those families a run for their money.
One family’s story of how a GetAssist Social Membership brought them together.
I am a mom to six kids, 4 of whom are teenagers, teenage girls to be exact. Teenage girls don’t particularly love sharing with their mothers every detail of their lives, let alone their plans. At the beginning of this summer, life had become busy, as in crazy busy. My twins both started their first job, but never worked the same hours. My oldest had driver’s training and is a social butterfly. New regular doctor’s appointments became necessary for one. And another had rec softball. Never mind the fact that I run a business full-time out of my home! I needed to do something to stay in touch with my crew and keep all the balls of our crazy existence in the air.
Summer is officially in full swing, and you know what that means: It’s road trip time! Pull out the cheap sunglasses and prepare the playlists, because you’re about to feel the good vibes and embark on the best trip of the year. Where you go is up to you! We’re partial to a trip down the Pacific Coast, from Canada to Mexico, as you can take in the sights from border to border.
Social Responsibility and Giving Back have been hot topics for small businesses for several years now.
Whether it’s from social pressure or a sincere feeling of duty, the addition of this initiative into a business model can be troublesome when considering costs and execution. Studies show that corporate virtue in the form of social responsibility and, to a lesser extent, environmental responsibility, is likely to pay off. In fact, market research by Cone revealed 91% surveyed said they are likely to switch brands to one that supports a good cause, given a similar price and quality. There are also many other benefits to a local business giving back to its community; such as:
- Building a good reputation
- Employee moral and respect
- Expanded networking
- Loyal customers
- Positive press
Is it to find old friends, keep up with extended family, be in the know about community organizations and events… enhance your sense of belonging?
Does social media make you feel more connected?
If last time around left you feeling overwhelmed and burnt out from trying to organize changing schedules, who can make it to the game and how they will get there… This year there is a tool that can save you from last minute texts and game-time chaos. It is a Virtual Locker Room with GetAssist.
Trick-or-treating is community at its best. Adults, young and old use their resources to buy candy or toys to hand out to local children. A spark of mystery is in the dark air, full moon bright in the sky… wind blowing leaves around the ankles of the little goblins and ghosts wondering if they really could pull off a trick if no treat is offered. Moms and dads catch up over hot chocolate in thermoses waiting at the ends of driveways. Neighbors appear at doors who are seldom seen and surprise you with pure delight at the maturation and appearance of those growing up in view.