Category: Family Life

Not So Extreme Couponing

| January 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Have you seen TLC’s Extreme Couponing? On the show, shoppers talk about how they stock up on items that they purchase for free or for a few pennies each. Usually these couponers have huge piles of merchandise in closets, under their beds, and in their attics, cellars and garages. They might have 100 tubes of […]

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Baby Sleep Training Methods

| January 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Need Some Sleep?  Let’s just say…I don’t know since about the beginning of the last trimester of pregnancy, you haven’t slept well. Don’t you love it when people walk up to you at 35 weeks pregnant and they ask “How are you feeling?” The first thing that runs through your head is “Like crap thanks!” […]

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Safety First – Tips for Baby Proofing Your Home

| January 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

We recently had friends come to stay with us for a few days. One of our house guests was an adorable 18-month-old. Since my own kids are big, I hadn’t been in the toddler-proofing state of mind for quite some time, so I had to really think about how to make the house safe for […]

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Choosing the right Pet for your Family

| January 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

When my kids were toddlers, we found a stray kitten outside. It was a teeny tiny, pitiful little thing, and I had to bottle feed him for a few days before he was able to eat softened food. The poor kitty was so grateful to have been taken in off of the streets, that he […]

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Bargaining or Bribery Where do you Draw the Line with your Children

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Picky eaters, stubborn kids….you name it parents truly have the stories to share about their little ones. As we all venture down this parental journey, it’s important that we don’t loose sight on the “big picture.” It does not matter if you’re married, divorced, single parent or just the baby sitter sometimes we find ourselves […]

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America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right On The Money

| January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m always on the lookout for books to help me out in this whole parenting/budgeting thing. Kids are expensive! No sooner do you buy them clothes, than they outgrow them. They need school supplies every year, and when they reach a certain age they want an allowance**. On top of the routine things that we […]

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Finding Freebies When It’s Frigid

| January 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

 know that during the summer, when the kids get antsy, I send them out to run under the sprinklers, take them to the beach, go to the park, visit a friend with a pool, and the list goes on. There are often free or low-cost summer programs for kids. If you live in the northern […]

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Tips for Getting your Family back in a routine after Winter Break

| January 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

I remember being a kid and looking forward to getting a long break from school for the holidays! As a parent it is amazing how different we look at time off from school, not so excited to say the least. It such a hectic time but we look forward to the family get togethers and […]

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Ideas from a Home School Mom for educational fun

| January 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

Bust Winter Break Boredom With Back To Basics Games
Winter break can be a frustrating time for parents, in spite of all the excitement of the holidays. This year there winter break is close to three weeks long and we are running out of fun things to do! Once the wrapping paper is put away, and […]

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Tips to Organize your Family, Home and Life

| January 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

Getting Your Family Organized in 2012
It’s a New Year and a great time to start thinking about getting yourself organized — setting your personal, educational, and work goals. If you have children, then getting organized will present a special challenge. Perhaps this would be a good time to have them organize their rooms. And this […]

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