Things to Buy on Sale in November

Things to Buy on Sale in November

| November 1, 2020 | 15 Comments

Most of the leaves may have fallen off the trees, and the weather is getting chillier by the day. The nights are longer, and, as the Halloween costumes are put away, the holiday season has officially begun! While you’re probably starting to make your list (and checking it twice!) of things that you need to […]

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Time Change Fall Back and Change Batteries

Time Change Fall Back and Change Batteries

| October 31, 2020 | 1 Comment

Change your clocks and smoke alarm batteries
It is unbelievable to me that we are in November already but here we are! This weekend we are set to “Fall Back” or set our clocks back one hour in accordance with Daylight Savings Time, 2 a.m. on Sunday. The kids always ask me why we have to […]

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October 16 is Dictionary Day!

October 16 is Dictionary Day!

| October 16, 2020 | 15 Comments

October 16th is Dictionary Day. It was designated as Dictionary Day because it is the birthday of Noah Webster, who you may recognize as the man who gave us Webster’s Dictionary. It is to Noah Webster that we owe the standardized American spellings of words that we’re familiar with (for example “color” as opposed to […]

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October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

| October 12, 2020 | 9 Comments

October is Pizza Month! Almost all kids love pizza, whether they’re picky or adventurous eaters. I have one child who only eats cheese pizza, and one who eats everything from pineapples to anchovies on his Italian pie. While it takes some time, spending a fall afternoon making homemade pizzas is a great way to promote […]

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College Care Package Ideas

College Care Package Ideas

| October 7, 2020 | 26 Comments

If you have a college student in your family, you may have enjoyed having her around for the past several weeks. Chances are that she either went back to school within the past few days, or else she’s going back this or next week, and while she might be excited, she’s also likely to feel […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

| October 5, 2020 | 8 Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might have guessed: Department stores are displaying lots of pink items, and football players are rocking the pink sneakers for the month of October. Breast cancer awareness is quite widespread; whether you’re buying yogurt or posting on Facebook, you’ll see lots of pink ribbons and other markers indicating […]

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Food

Online Cooking Classes – Meal Kits by Stephanie Izard

Online Cooking Classes – Meal Kits by Stephanie Izard

We are adapting to being home all the time and have found some great Online Cooking Classes. Chicago is one of our favorites cities to visit and Girl & the Goat is our favorite restaurant. Lucky for us Chef Stephanie Izard has pivoted and adjusted to this new at home world we are all trapped […]

Online Cooking class with Stephanie Izard – Escape to Goat Island

Online Cooking class with Stephanie Izard – Escape to Goat Island

What can you say about this year…
As we all try to make the best of it, I think it is safe to say that most of us are at a point where our cooking at home routine has hit a wall. We found an Online Cooking Class with Stephanie Izard to spice things up for […]

Shopping

Shopping the January Sales

Shopping the January Sales

If I asked you when the best time is to stock up on school supplies, you’d say July, right? It’s when all of the big box stores tend to have boxes of crayons for a quarter or two, 10-packs of markers for a buck, and those spiral notebooks that get caught on everything for pennies. […]

Things to Buy on Sale in December

Things to Buy on Sale in December

It’s here: the biggest shopping month of the year! With the winter holidays upon us almost any second, you’re being bombarded with gift ideas, sales, signs, commercials and anything else that marketing companies can come up with to make you buy, buy, buy. While you’re busy doing your holiday shopping, though, it’s a good idea […]