Spring Birthday Party Ideas

Spring Birthday Party Ideas

| April 3, 2022 | 5 Comments

Do you have a birthday boy or girl during the spring months of April or May? If you don’t live in a southern state, it’s not warm enough yet for a pool party, but it’s most likely nice enough to have a party in your backyard or at the local park! Of course, you’ll need […]

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Money-Saving Tips for Spring

Money-Saving Tips for Spring

| March 23, 2022 | 2 Comments

If you live in a cold climate, you are probably feeling the relief that accompanies a lower heating bill now that spring is here. On the other hand, if you live where the mercury is rapidly rising, your air conditioning bills may be starting to increase as well – I know mine are! Spring brings […]

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

| March 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

There’s something about the fresh spring air and sunshine that inspires us all to throw open the windows and beat, scrub and wash wintertime’s dinginess away, isn’t there? Our mothers probably did this and called it spring cleaning. Now that I’m a mom myself, it tends to be one more thing to add to my […]

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Time Change Spring Forward and Change Batteries

Time Change Spring Forward and Change Batteries

| March 12, 2022 | 1 Comment

Change your clocks and smoke alarm batteries.

This weekend we are set to “Spring Forward” or set our clocks forward an hour per Daylight Savings Time, 2 a.m. on Sunday. The kids always ask me why we have to change the clocks, and I am never sure what to tell them. I always heard something about […]

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Things to Do on Spring Break at Home

Things to Do on Spring Break at Home

| March 11, 2022 | 17 Comments

Some school districts have spring break in March and others in April. Unfortunately, with the many snow storms so far this year, they have been wreaking havoc across the northeast; some school districts closed for a week in February and will be losing their spring breaks! If this is the case for you, you might […]

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Tips for Saving Money on Gas

Tips for Saving Money on Gas

| March 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

The increase in gas prices seems like it will be around for quite a while. So how can you prepare yourself and your families budget for the months to come? The national average for a regular tank of gas has hit an all-time record and prices are going up daily. With the way prices are […]

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Food

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

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

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 […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in September

Things to Buy on Sale in September

September is here! Summer may be coming to an end but there are deals to be had.

Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, if you live in an area that goes back after Labor Day) and most of the nation is back to wearing real shoes and opening their […]

Things to Buy on Sale in August

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, […]