Holiday Bargains: Using Pinterest

| October 6, 2015 | 12 Comments

We talked a couple of weeks ago about some things to start think about as we prepare for the winter holidays. It’s always great to think ahead about ways to save money, but sometimes December sneaks up and we find ourselves spending more money than we’d anticipated. I know that most years, I look at […]


Fun Corn Mazes Around the United States

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Corn mazes may just seem like mazes cut out of corn fields, but they are a lot of fun. They can be a generic maze with a few twists and turns or more intricate patterns that feature the face of a movie character or tv star. During the fall, they tend to be a popular […]


Shopping For a New Car for the Family

| August 20, 2015 | 12 Comments

The new 2016 vehicle models will be coming out over the next couple of months, so this might be a great time for you to consider trading in your old car for a new one. Even if you’re not looking for something brand-spanking new, you might get a great deal on one of last year’s […]


Off to College: Transitioning to Your New Role

| August 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

All over the country, young high school graduates are embarking on the next step in their lifelong journey through the educational system: college. Whether your child will be living in a dormitory across the country or attending a community college in your town, your role as the parent of an adult child will be changing […]


5 Stories You Should Read Aloud With Your Kids

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you think about traits that you want your kids to develop, being intelligent is probably one of them. Basically every parents wants a smart child. Sure, good schools and extracurricular activities might help with that, but something that seems very basic might be the root of it all: reading to your kids. Starting a […]


Chores: How to Make Them Get Done

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Do you remember when your children were two or three years old, and all they wanted to do was help you with the housework? Whether you were mopping the floor, cooking dinner, scrubbing the toilet or folding laundry, you had a little one wanting to be a helper. You might have accepted the help or […]



Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]


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, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through the year? It’s already July, and retailers are taking advantage of the hot weather, Independence Day and school starting next month in many areas. You’ll see “Christmas in July” sales at many stores, and occasionally, the deals rival those that you might find on Black Friday! This […]

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