Tight Holiday Budget? Teaching Children About Money

Tina | December 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

Setting a holiday budget can be quite a challenge, especially when money is tight enough the rest of the year. And just when you have laid it all out—cutting back on the cost of the traditional family feast with coupons and making the decision to drive to your parents instead of flying—one of your children […]


Holiday Traditions: Christmas Cookies

Tina | December 9, 2018 | 33 Comments

In our family, we enjoy baking for the holidays. It’s the one time of year that we actually carve out time to spend together in the kitchen baking, donning aprons and listening to festive holiday music. We usually set aside one weekend to get all of the baking done, but I know other families who […]


Tips and Advice for Flying with Kids

Tina | November 21, 2018 | 3 Comments

Tips for Flying With Kids
Traveling with children can be extremely stressful, and traveling by air only adds more pressure to an already nerve-racking situation. With the stringent restrictions placed on todays’ air travel, it’s easy to overlook that the little ones need to be made as comfortable as possible to ensure a pleasant flight.
Always try […]


Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Tina | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Food is the best part of Thanksgiving for many people. However, it can be hard to get your kids to eat items that they aren’t used too. Luckily there are quite a few side dishes that use some of your favorite Thanksgiving foods in a way that will have your kids coming back for seconds. […]


Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Christy Parker | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving preparations are well under way.  If you are hosting your family’s feast you have probably spent time researching any needed recipes last week.  But, to my horror, I heard a radio talk show today saying everyone should attempt a new recipe this year.  Now, I am not the most organized hostess in the world […]


Back to School Clothes Shopping: Strategies for Success

Tina | August 14, 2018 | 9 Comments

It’s that time of the year again! The leaves on the trees are starting to change over to their fall splendor, a hint of crispness is in the air, it’s almost apple-picking season… and oh yes, the kids are going back to school! It’s a time that we moms look toward with mixed feelings; perhaps […]



Climbing Out of a Food Rut

Do you ever feel like you’re making the same foods over and over again? This was recently a topic of conversation one evening when I was out with friends. It can be difficult to think of different things to cook, particularly this time of year when everyone is busy. Since eating the same foods or […]

Red, White and Blue Flag Fruit Salad

Looking for a healthy alternative to dessert this fourth of July or Memorial Day? Summer is the perfect time for fresh fruit and there are so many options!
1. Core pineapple and dice. Slice bananas on the same cutting board so they get a little pineapple juice on them, this help keep them from turning brown.
If […]


Things to Buy on Sale in September

September is here! When I lived in New England, this was always my favorite time of year: the air would be crisp in the mornings, but still comfortably warm in the afternoons. Living in Florida now, I miss those days of early fall!
Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s almost August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, […]

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