Category Archives: Bistro

A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping



Summer has just begun but there is no time to waste in thinking about one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year. Katherine Cullen, Director of Industry and Consumer Insights at the National Retail Federation joined us last summer to provide in-depth insights and advice on how to navigate the halls of back to school shopping. Happy listening!


Living Life in the Digital World



It’s #internetsafetymonth! We are certain that your family enjoys all of the benefits of living in a digital world. However, do you know how to stay safe online? Emily Mulder, Program Director of Family Online Safety Institute delves into the experiences of the sandwich generation, digital parenting and more. Don’t miss this great episode! 


Your Online Behavior Impacts Your Children



It’s #InternetSafetyMonth and on this episode of The Bistro, Katie Goldstein, Senior Staff Attorney of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit, shares with us a twist on internet safety for children. Learn how you as parents could be jeopardizing your children’s safety online.


Want more insights? Read Katie’s article in Parents Magazine.


Do You Know Your Rights?



When purchasing a property that is managed by an HOA, we seek to understand the fees but don’t inquire much further. Vivian Parra, President of the Homeowners Protection Bureau shares on The Bistro why homeowners want to go beyond the cost they are obligated to pay their HOA, before signing on the dotted line. Listen in to her great insights!


Savvy Shopping for Mom



Mother’s Day is one of the top gift-giving holidays that we encounter every year. According to the National Retail Federation, it is predicted that Americans will spend a record $25 billion on mom this year. Wow, and we have an episode filled with tips on how you can save on contributing to that spend. Tune in as Trae Bodge, a consumer’s best friend, helps us shop smart on gifts for mom this Mother’s Day.