Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes

Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes

| October 11, 2012 | 16 Comments

Do your kids know what they want to be for Halloween this year? Mine have been talking about what to wear for Halloween pretty much since last Halloween.  So far I have one Batman, one princess, and one undecided. The first two are pretty easily found in the store, but I suspect the undecided is […]

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

| October 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Did you know that October is National Protect Your Hearing Month? According to the American Academy of Audiology, hearing loss is the third most common health problem in America, and, perhaps more surprisingly, over half of the Americans experiencing this hearing loss are under the age of 65. Clearly, this is a problem that needs […]

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Observing Columbus Day With Kids

Observing Columbus Day With Kids

| October 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Columbus Day this year falls on Monday, October 8th. Because the kids may be home from school, you’re probably looking for ways to entertain them. You may also want them to learn and understand a little bit about the holiday. Your kids may be interested in many aspects of the Columbus story. Who was he, […]

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Choosing a Winter Coat

Choosing a Winter Coat

| October 7, 2012 | 12 Comments

Hard as it may be to believe, the winter months will be here before we know it. And if your winter coat is looking a little threadbare, the impending arrival of winter may mean that it’s time for you to shop for a new winter coat. Because a good winter coat is normally more expensive […]

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Enjoying Football Games With Kids

Enjoying Football Games With Kids

| October 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

It’s football season! If your family are avid football fans, it’s natural that you’ll want to introduce your kids to this favorite fall pastime. If they’re young and it’s their first time going to a football game, though, you might be asking for disaster if you simply show up without any preparation or forethought. Depending […]

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How to Save Money on Sports Equipment

How to Save Money on Sports Equipment

| October 6, 2012 | 4 Comments

If you have a middle- or high-schooler, chances are that he or she wants to participate in school sports. My teenager is on the golf team now, and plans to join the soccer team during the winter sports season. Her equipment is not cheap: from golf shoes to a golf glove (who knew?) to soccer […]

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Food

National Guacamole Day

National Guacamole Day

September 16 is National Guacamole Day! Avocados are one of the healthiest foods on the planet the have 20 essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. There are hundreds of different kinds of avocados all over the world but here in the U.S. you mainly see Hass Avocados. How do you know if an avocado is read? […]

Apple Activities For Little Ones

Apple Activities For Little Ones

Now that fall is in the air and your big kids are off at school, you might be getting the urge to have some special mom-and-child fall-themed fun with your littlest one. Toddlers and preschoolers are still learning a lot about the world around them, so even simple, everyday objects are exciting to explore and […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in September

Things to Buy on Sale in September

September is here! When I lived in New England, this was always my favorite time of year: the air would be crisp in the mornings, but still comfortably warm in the afternoons. Living in Florida now, I miss those days of early fall!
Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, […]

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 […]