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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mom’s Guide to Car Care

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

If the distribution in your home is anything like that in mine, your partner takes care of all things car-related, aside from getting gas. I know that other moms are more car-savvy than I am, and their knowledge goes beyond knowing how to check the oil and recognizing where the windshield-wiper fluid goes; if you’re […]

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Choosing Your Battles

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

My daughter hates wearing socks. We’ve tried long socks, short socks, colored socks, socks with seamless toes, boys’ tube socks, tights, knee-highs… you name it, we’ve tried it. When she was a toddler, she’d scream and pull them off. When she was a preschooler, she’d melt into a puddle of tears if I enforced the […]

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Beach Bag Necessities for Your Trip

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many of us are headed to the beach, boat or the pool for most of the weekend! I am packing everything up now so we are not in a mad rush (yeah right)! As I was getting everything together I thought it would make for a good post!

First, you need a good beach bag. I […]

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Food

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 […]

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Our resident TopChef and cooking advisor has some Turkey tips for you this holiday season…… It’s just my husband and I in our household, so I rarely make turkey. Perhaps a turkey breast now and then, but never a whole turkey.  Besides I never needed to.  Thanksgiving was always celebrated at my uncle’s house with […]

Shopping

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

Wow, June already; we’re almost halfway through the year! June brings Father’s Day, camp outs, the official start of summer, and some great sales on items that you want and need. Just like last month, June is a good time to buy mattresses; stores deeply discount last year’s stock. We were able to buy new […]

Things to Buy on Sale in February

With a special holiday involving flowers, chocolate, and hearts coming up soon, you may have been planning to spend your extra money on Valentine’s Day items over the next couple of weeks. If you’re hoping to save money in February, though, those are definitely not the items that will be on sale… at least not […]

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