Fall Fun With Teens

Fall Fun With Teens

| September 21, 2013 | 5 Comments

You know that your teen needs your time and attention at least as much as he did when he was younger, if not more.  While it’s relatively easy to come up with fun parent and child activities for small children, it can be much more challenging to keep a teenager engaged and entertained. Sometimes, it […]

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Toms Fall 2013 Collection for the whole family

Toms Fall 2013 Collection for the whole family

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is not doubt that if you follow our site you know we not only love Toms Shoes but support all their products. For every Toms shoes that you buy a pair of shoes is donated to person who is in need of a shoe. The unique nature of Toms shoes is the incredible blend […]

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Buying Winter Boots for Kids

Buying Winter Boots for Kids

| September 18, 2013 | 6 Comments

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already, but if you live in one of the northern states, your mornings and evenings are probably getting pretty chilly… and if they’re not, they will be soon! Over the next few months, your now-sunny days will get blustery, and it will be time to […]

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Remembering and Explaining 9/11

Remembering and Explaining 9/11

| September 11, 2013 | 17 Comments

As today is the anniversary of September 11, 2001, it’s a good day to sit and reflect with our children about what this day means to us and to our history as Americans. If your children are middle school aged or younger, they have no recollection of that day, though they’ve probably heard about it […]

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Leaf-Peeping With the Kids

Leaf-Peeping With the Kids

| September 7, 2013 | 20 Comments

When I used to live in the North, fall was my favorite time of year. Apple-picking, pumpkin-carving, starting to wear long sleeves again… and my favorite activity, leaf-peeping! I remember going for long drives through various New England towns, taking in the scenery of quaint churches, town greens and red, orange and yellow autumn leaves. […]

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Tailgating the Family-Friendly Way

Tailgating the Family-Friendly Way

| September 5, 2013 | 19 Comments

Football season is coming up! A football game can be a great family activity if your kids are interested in the sport. Kids tend to have great team spirit and are excited to root for their team or favorite players. With football games come tailgating parties. If you enjoy tailgating parties and want to be […]

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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 […]

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Our resident TopChef and cooking advisor has some Turkey tips for you this holiday season…… It’s just my husband and I in our household, so I rarely make turkey. Perhaps a turkey breast now and then, but never a whole turkey.  Besides I never needed to.  Thanksgiving was always celebrated at my uncle’s house with […]

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 February

Things to Buy on Sale in February

With a special holiday involving flowers, chocolate, and hearts coming up soon, you may have been planning to spend your extra money on Valentine’s Day items over the next couple of weeks. If you’re hoping to save money in February, though, those are definitely not the items that will be on sale… at least not […]