Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

| March 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

There’s something about the fresh spring air and sunshine that inspires us all to throw open the windows and beat, scrub and wash wintertime’s dinginess away, isn’t there? Our mothers probably did this and called it spring cleaning. Now that I’m a mom myself, it tends to be one more thing to add to my […]

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Time Change Spring Forward and Change Batteries

Time Change Spring Forward and Change Batteries

| March 12, 2022 | 1 Comment

Change your clocks and smoke alarm batteries.

This weekend we are set to “Spring Forward” or set our clocks forward an hour per Daylight Savings Time, 2 a.m. on Sunday. The kids always ask me why we have to change the clocks, and I am never sure what to tell them. I always heard something about […]

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Things to Do on Spring Break at Home

Things to Do on Spring Break at Home

| March 11, 2022 | 17 Comments

Some school districts have spring break in March and others in April. Unfortunately, with the many snow storms so far this year, they have been wreaking havoc across the northeast; some school districts closed for a week in February and will be losing their spring breaks! If this is the case for you, you might […]

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Tips for Saving Money on Gas

Tips for Saving Money on Gas

| March 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

The increase in gas prices seems like it will be around for quite a while. So how can you prepare yourself and your families budget for the months to come? The national average for a regular tank of gas has hit an all-time record and prices are going up daily. With the way prices are […]

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What to Buy on Sale in March

What to Buy on Sale in March

| February 28, 2022 | 17 Comments

You know what they say about March: It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. As the lion blows through, you can look forward to warmer spring days ahead. You can also look forward to some great sales, as there are items that typically are on sale this month. The good […]

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Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

| February 22, 2022 | 35 Comments

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

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Food

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 […]

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 […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in November

Things to Buy on Sale in November

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 […]

Things to Buy on Sale in September

Things to Buy on Sale in September

September is here! Summer may be coming to an end but there are deals to be had.

Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, if you live in an area that goes back after Labor Day) and most of the nation is back to wearing real shoes and opening their […]