Getting Organized in the coming Year : Finances

Getting Organized in the coming Year : Finances

| January 11, 2020 | 13 Comments

As January comes to an end, most of us have all of our tax forms rolling in, and it’s almost time to start getting everything in order before the tax man comes calling on April 15. While you’re busily gathering receipts and W-2s and documentation from the bank, you might be overwhelmed at the state […]

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January Birthdays are meant to be Celebrated

January Birthdays are meant to be Celebrated

| January 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

Another year has come and gone, and it’s January once again. I’ve always been particularly fond of January because it happens to be my birthday month! My mother and my son are also January babies, so for my family, it’s a time of celebrating, even though the month of big celebratory holidays has just passed.
Having […]

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Redecorating on the Cheap

Redecorating on the Cheap

| January 5, 2020 | 47 Comments

Now that December has passed, you might be feeling a little bit of that post-holiday letdown. If it’s cold and snowy where you live, you might also be feeling a little stir-crazy! Since most of us don’t have much money to spend on extras just a few days into the new year, it’s easy for […]

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Getting Organized: Tame Your Schedule

Getting Organized: Tame Your Schedule

| January 3, 2020 | 86 Comments

Happy New Year! Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get organized? Many of us have that same resolution year after year… I know I do! One of the problems is that, especially when you have kids, nothing is constant. Clothes are outgrown, the kids’ activities change season to season, carpool arrangements change each […]

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Shopping the January Sales

Shopping the January Sales

| January 1, 2020 | 114 Comments

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. […]

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New Years Eve Traditions

New Years Eve Traditions

| December 31, 2019 | 63 Comments

When I was a kid, I remember looking forward to New Year’s Eve: It was the one night of the year that my brothers and I could stay up all night long (well, until midnight), eating junk food and watching movies until finally the ball would drop in Times Square, indicating the end of the […]

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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 […]