Best Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras

Best Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras

| February 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

When you think of Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” you may picture wild revelry in New Orleans, complete with beads, costumes and masks. If you leave out the wild revelry part, you can enjoy some festivities with your family. Observed the day before Ash Wednesday, Mardi Gras is considered a time to let your hair […]

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February 18 is Presidents’ Day

February 18 is Presidents’ Day

| February 18, 2014 | 12 Comments

Today is Presidents’ Day! It’s the day that we observe George Washington’s birthday, and we also remember other presidents, as well. Some schools are open today, but others are closed for the holiday. Whether your kids are home for the day or won’t be home until later on, here are some ideas for observing Presidents’ […]

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Fun Ways to Watch and Enjoy the Olympics with your Kids

Fun Ways to Watch and Enjoy the Olympics with your Kids

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 Winter Olympics can be fun for the whole family. Getting the kids involved in the excitement of the Olympics can bring everyone together and can be a learning experience as well. There are some things that you can do at home to encourage your kids to want to learn more about the Winter […]

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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.
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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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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 […]

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Now that the weather is warming up, most of us don’t want to spend exorbitant amounts of time in the kitchen. The sun is shining longer into the evening, the kids are involved in spring sports, and let’s face it: The last thing we want on busy weeknights is to spend a lot of time […]

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 […]

Things To Buy On Sale In May

Things To Buy On Sale In May

May is here, and between Mothers’ Day, graduations and the unofficial start of summer, you might be busy buying gifts and seasonal items this month. As with each month, May often offers special deals and bargains when it comes to shopping. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your purchases for […]