Kids and Politics: Talking to Kids About Voting

| November 6, 2012 | 7 Comments

Are kids interested in elections? Well, yes and no. Your four-year-old probably couldn’t care less. Your ten-year-old, though, may very well be paying attention to things the adults are excited about, including election proceedings. Your thirteen-year-old is probably studying the election process in school. Your sixteen-year-old? She’ll be voting soon herself.
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Top 20 Toys for 2012

| November 5, 2012 | 13 Comments

Walmart has recently released its list of the top 20 toys of the 2012 holiday season! Some years, it can be very difficult to get your hands on certain toys once they make the list. If any of these happen to be on your child’s Dear Santa list, then keep your eyes open for them. […]

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November is National Sleep Comfort Month!

| November 4, 2012 | 9 Comments

November is National Sleep Comfort Month. The importance of getting enough sleep at night cannot be understated; as moms, we’ve gone through enough sleep deprivation to know that we all need sleep in order for our bodies and brains to function properly. A sleep debt, the term for the build-up of fatigue that occurs when […]

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Holiday on a Budget: Making a Plan

| November 4, 2012 | 19 Comments

Have you ever experienced buyer’s regret in January, once the credit card bills start rolling in reflecting your holiday spending? I know that I have.. there’s just something about the season that prompts many of us to overspend. Whether it’s decorations, special foods, gifts for every person that we know, holiday parties, new outfits, or […]

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Preparing for Black Friday

| November 3, 2012 | 23 Comments

Black Friday is now less than two weeks away, and the most die-hard bargain shoppers are already compiling their lists and mapping their strategies! Some stores open at 10:00 pm on Thanksgiving itself, other at midnight on November 23, and still others between 3:00 and 6:00 am. Different merchandise is available in different places, and […]

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Attitudes of Gratitude: Thanksgiving Tree

| November 3, 2012 | 10 Comments

Many people decorate for Halloween and most people decorate for the winter holidays that they celebrate, but one holiday that is a bit more difficult to decorate for is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time to remember everything that we are thankful for, and one tradition that my family has stumbled upon is to put up […]

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Food

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 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

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

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 […]

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