Swimsuit Buying Tips for Moms

Swimsuit Buying Tips for Moms

| July 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Swimsuit season is in full swing, but I know that there are some of you out there who haven’t bought a new bathing suit for the summer. If you’re feeling discouraged because you’re having trouble finding something flattering and feminine, here are some tips on finding a great suit based on your body shape. And […]

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Family Volunteer Opportunities

Family Volunteer Opportunities

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today is Volunteer Recognition Day, a day when organizations often recognize and reward their volunteers. If you have been volunteering, you might receive some special consideration today. If you haven’t volunteered for anything in a while, it might be a nice thing for your family to do together. While it can be difficult to help […]

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Developing Map-Reading Skills

Developing Map-Reading Skills

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have, at various points of my adult life, been accused of not being able to find my way out of a paper bag. It’s true: I seem to have very limited spatial reasoning skills, and I also have a hard time reading maps. Does this describe you as well, or are you good at […]

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Summertime Car Safety Tips

Summertime Car Safety Tips

| June 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

Unfortunately, ever summer brings tragic and heartbreaking stories about children left alone in vehicles. You already know the dangers of leaving a child in a car during the summer; the inside temperatures can skyrocket in a matter of minutes, with dangerous – and sometimes deadly – consequences. While summer is winding to a close, it’s […]

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Summer Health Checklist

Summer Health Checklist

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer is the time when doctors’ offices book up quickly, because parents try to get their kids in for checkups while school is out. I called my kids’ pediatrician the other day to set up their well visits and was given an appointment about 6 weeks from now. This is a good time to be […]

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How to Save Money When Dining Out

How to Save Money When Dining Out

| June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most of us strive to serve home-cooked dinners to our families, but sometimes it’s nice to go out for a meal. Some families do this regularly, and others wait for special occasions. One thing is for sure, though: Restaurant meals are usually exponentially more expensive than what you would pay to purchase and prepare the […]

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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 […]