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End of Summer

An Annual Interview: 20 Questions

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Last year I started a few traditions when my oldest started Kindergarten. One was asking the 20 questions below. Although last year we asked these just prior to school start, we finally got around to asking them yesterday.

14 Hilarious Beach Images To Keep You Warm This Fall

Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts

This weekend marks the beginning of Fall, paving the way for the cool crisp air and orange leaves that make the days after the Autumnal Equinox so gra...

5 Cruel Signs Summer Is Over

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

I promise I won't complain too much about the fall or winter, but this morning I was freezing and the signs were all around that summer is over, so I just had to share a few of them.


Melinda Wentzel | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

My charges are no more equipped for the first day of second grade than I was for the first hour of motherhood.

Back to School, Rules!

Janelle Capra | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Janelle Capra

With Labor Day weekend, the grand finale of summer behind us, I thought I'd share some simple "rules" to help your child rule this school year.

The Promise I'm Making For Next Summer

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

Like guests at a Passover Seder promising "next year in Israel," I promise next summer in a bikini. It's been a few years since I accepted that my stomach, once a sculpted stone, had dissolved into a bag of sand, and I felt more comfortable at the beach diverting attention elsewhere.

Do It Big or Stay in Bed

David Sable | Posted 11.03.2013 | Media
David Sable

Take a stand -- the beauty is you can cross that line at any time, but get to one side or another and see how it feels... morally; ethically; humanly.

Back-to-School Blues: A Family Affair

GalTime | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents

While for most folks, the summer symbolizes rest and relaxation, back to school can serve as a jolt back the reality of routine life.

A Boomer Guide to the End of Summer

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The most important thing to remember at all times is that if you are retired and your children are grown and gone, try, in general, to maintain a low profile at this very busy time of year.

5 Easy-To-Plan Summer Getaway Ideas For Couples

Posted 08.21.2013 | Weddings

This article originally appeared on DateNight.Is While summer isn't quite over, it's hot enough now that we wish it would be. The heat is draining ...

How To Beat The End-Of-Summer Blues

Kate Avino | Posted 10.10.2013 | Teen
Kate Avino

Weren't you just spending your weekend dipping your feet in the ocean and bathing in the warm rays of the sun? The reality of the summer is that there is always an end to it. And you have the power within yourself to finish it strongly.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Lisa Price | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Lisa Price

Once again, Becca and I made the walk of shame to the office for another late slip. The second one in three days. Becca smiled at me and said, "It's okay, Mommy. It's a new school. You hats to get used to it, just like me."

Back to Work and Back to School: What Kids Are Thinking About Employment

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

The members of this small sample of young people are looking forward to the school year ahead, and focused on what they get to do in their world, just as we focus on many of the same questions, all year round, in ours.

Camp Xanax

Meredith Gordon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Meredith Gordon

Next time Mom gets one of her really cool ideas, it better come with a Xanax. For me, not for her. She's having a great time.

Your Juiciest End-Of-Summer Secrets (LOOK)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Teen

This post is part of our weekly "secrets" series with Whisper, an anonymous social sharing website. When we put on our backpacks and walk down tho...

Dandelion Wine

David Sable | Posted 11.03.2012 | Media
David Sable

One of my favorite books about summer and its rites and rituals is Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. I highly recommend it, no matter if you are, like me, ending summer or if you are in a part of the world where summer and its joys are looming.

Why I Dread My Kid Going Back to School

Mary K. Moore | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Mary K. Moore

For me, September is just another small goodbye hinting at bigger ones ahead. But like a criminal on the lam, I realize our Thelma and Louise days are numbered, and not just because school is back in session.

Cheers to the Last Time We Do This

Sebastian Martinez | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home
Sebastian Martinez

Cheers to the year of "the last time will ever do this," cheers to the list changing and to the box breaking and cheers to the unexpected!

WATCH: 'A-Holes On The Beach'

Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy

With all the barbecuing and sleeping we did over Labor Day Weekend, we somehow missed this Key Of Awesome tribute to the merciful end of summer. Of co...

End of Summer Cucumber Cocktails

Mona Holmes | Posted 11.04.2011 | Food
Mona Holmes


PHOTO: Why We're Not Buying Our Watermelons At Wal-Mart

Posted 10.28.2011 | Comedy

Guys, our picnic is set! Wal-Mart was selling bags of Watermelons! I'm talking seedless, y'all! And not for nothing, but all those trips to the gym ha...

The Dirty Truth of Summer: Why I Don't Want to Go Back to Washington

Olivia Morgan | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Olivia Morgan

I don't want to go back to Washington because of the inescapable feeling there that everyone is too busy posturing to consider getting their hands dirty accomplishing anything.

What Fall Means for Your Fingernails

Essie Weingarten | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Essie Weingarten

When we meet someone new, we notice three things first: their hands, their shoes and their bag. Never is that more true than in fall, which is why I so love this season.

Summer well and truly over

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

So here we are - Labor Day marks the end of the summer, not the autumnal equinox which is still just more than two weeks away. Everyone should be bac...

5 Simple Exercises For Managing End Of Summer Anxiety

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Even as I love the autumn season, it is full of anxiety for me...Yesterday my therapist and I talked about a few coping exercises to keep my anxiety from disabling me this time of year.