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.
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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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

Things to Buy on Sale in August

Things to Buy on Sale in August

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 […]

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through the year? It’s already July, and retailers are taking advantage of the hot weather, Independence Day and school starting next month in many areas. You’ll see “Christmas in July” sales at many stores, and occasionally, the deals rival those that you might find on Black Friday! This […]