Back to School Clothes Shopping: Strategies for Success

Back to School Clothes Shopping: Strategies for Success

| 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 […]

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How to Choose a Backpack

How to Choose a Backpack

| August 12, 2018 | 4 Comments

We seem to have an abundance of backpacks at our house. We’ve got character backpacks from Dora to Spongebob to Power Rangers, plus several solid-color or print backpacks. With that said, every year, my kids want a new backpack to go along with all of their spiffy new back-to-school clothes. I don’t mind, as after […]

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Back to School Shopping: Notebooks and Crayons and Folders, Oh My

Back to School Shopping: Notebooks and Crayons and Folders, Oh My

| August 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s almost one of my favorite times of the year: back to school supply sales! I’ve always had a thing for pristine notebooks, brand new crayons, and my personal favorite, pens. I’m not talking about regular Bic or Papermate pens; I fully admit that I’m a bit of a pen snob, and rely on Uniball […]

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

| August 7, 2018 | 3 Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has dedicated August to breastfeeding awareness. The breastfeeding awareness campaign has the goal of encouraging new moms to breastfeed, as well as helping breastfeeding mothers find and develop the tools they need to keep their breastfeeding relationship going as long as they desire. In the spirit of […]

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Things to Buy on Sale in August

Things to Buy on Sale in August

| August 5, 2018 | 6 Comments

It’s 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, but […]

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Preparing for Fall Vegetable Gardening

Preparing for Fall Vegetable Gardening

| July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

We live in South Florida, and the heat and humidity in July and August are awful.  However I love my vegetable garden, so after picking all the veggies in June I wanted to find ways to stay busy in the summer.  I have found that at least certain herbs thrive despite the heat, including basil, […]

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Food

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month! Almost all kids love pizza, whether they’re picky or adventurous eaters. I have one child who only eats cheese pizza, and one who eats everything from pineapples to anchovies on his Italian pie. While it takes some time, spending a fall afternoon making homemade pizzas is a great way to promote […]

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

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 can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some of […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in November

Things to Buy on Sale in November

Most of the leaves may have fallen off the trees, and the weather is getting chillier by the day. The nights are longer, and, as the Halloween costumes are put away, the holiday season has officially begun! While you’re probably starting to make your list (and checking it twice!) of things that you need to […]

Holiday Bargains: Gift Baskets and Care Packages

Holiday Bargains: Gift Baskets and Care Packages

The holidays are quickly approaching, but if you’re like anything like me, you spend the first half of December wishing that you’d started your holiday shopping earlier! With many of us feeling the economic pinch, you might not be in the position to spend a lot of money on Christmas and Hanukkah gifts. Homemade gifts […]