My Thanksgiving Day here by myself was very quiet. Instead of being in Madrid or Sacramento with one of my daughters, I was home alone. We talked via WhatsApp, which I enjoyed and appreciated.
It’s Giving Tuesday, the day that follows Thanksgiving on Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It’s designated for giving to charities and organizations.
The pandemic is really changing things for Thanksgiving this week. I gave up in March any idea of going to Madrid or Sacramento where my daughters live with their families for the holidays. My hope is we can visit next year.
The holidays may be different during the pandemic because family gatherings may be smaller or people may be visiting virtually. However, it’s still important to protect yourself from possible dangers associated with holiday trees, candles, cooking fires, and unsafe toys.
To help you make the best choices for your Black Friday shopping, you need to know what to buy and what not to buy. Even on the biggest sales holiday of the year, not every deal is a good deal.
Children could be more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards because they are likely to be at home more due to the pandemic, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund warns. It can be a difficult task, trying to keep kids of different ages busy with safe activities they can perform without supervision.
Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, Nov. 1, is a good time to install new batteries in your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to protect your family from fire and CO dangers.
Well, Halloween is different this year. In the last few years, I’ve only gotten a few trick-or-treaters. This year, I won’t be handing out any treats due to the coronavirus epidemic.
It’s a good idea to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advice for Halloween this year. Among the key guidance: A Halloween mask isn’t an appropriate substitute for a protective cloth mask.
About 22 million more people are having nightmares about money problems this year than last year, and about 13 million more people are scared about their kids’ financial future. A survey also found that 39 percent of people aren't celebrating Halloween this year due to covid-19 and 85 percent plan to spend less this year than last year.