Small Changes Count: Ways to Save Money

Small Changes Count: Ways to Save Money

| January 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

If you’re trying to save up for a vacation, a needed appliance or just to pad your bank account, you might feel overwhelmed. Particularly when there is still some month left at the end of the money, the thought of putting aside a large chunk of change on a regular basis might seem huge! When […]

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Passing on the love of Reading

Passing on the love of Reading

| January 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Ready for Reading
One of the most important parts of your baby’s development is their interest in Reading. It’s a skill that connects us with the world on so many levels. Think about….if you didn’t know how to read, you couldn’t write thank you notes, text message or send emails. Ah, now I got your attention.
Incorporate […]

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Allowances for Children Family Money Matters

Allowances for Children Family Money Matters

| January 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

As kids get bigger, so do their desires, and it gets harder and harder to distract them from what they want. When my daughter was three, for example, she might have pointed at a Barbie doll in the store, but I could easily divert her attention to the colorful construction paper we had gone out […]

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How to Choose the right Bicycle for a Child

How to Choose the right Bicycle for a Child

| January 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

In a few weeks or months, depending on where you live, bicycle season will be starting once again! Chances are that your kids have grown since the last time they’ve ridden, and they might be ready for a new bike. How do you know what to get, though? And how do you know what size […]

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Merry Christmas From ShopaholicMommy

Merry Christmas From ShopaholicMommy

| December 25, 2013 | 25 Comments

Merry Christmas! Today many of us gather with family and friends to celebrate Christmas. Your children may have woken you up very early, or maybe everyone slept in and you had a leisurely morning. You might be enjoying a white Christmas, or the temperature where you live might be balmy enough that you can wear […]

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Holiday Gift Wrap Hints and Tips

Holiday Gift Wrap Hints and Tips

| December 19, 2013 | 69 Comments

Once all of your holiday shopping is done, you’ll probably have a lot of wrapping to do. Some people, of course, wrap as they buy, but at our house, usually my husband I stay up late on Christmas Eve in order to get everything wrapped just so. We normally stock up on paper from Walmart, […]

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Food

Red, White and Blue Flag Fruit Salad

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.
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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

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

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 […]

Gift Ideas for the new Graduates

Gift Ideas for the new Graduates

High school graduation is a huge step from adolescence to adulthood. High school graduations are taking place right now, and you might be getting ready to attend a graduation party at some point in late May or June. While it is tempting to stick some cash in a card (after all, green suits everyone!), if […]