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

| 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

| 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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Non-Food Celebrations at School

| October 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

At many preschools and elementary schools, parents aren’t allowed to send cupcakes or ice cream in on their child’s birthday. While this might cause accusations of the school or teacher being scrooge-like, most of the time the reason is due to food allergies and sensitivities, as well as greater awareness of the health and behavioral […]

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How to Buy a Sleeping Bag

| October 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

In some areas of the country, the popular camping season is winding down, but in some parts of the South, it’s just beginning! Whether you live where it’s cold or warm in the fall, you might want to take the kids camping one weekend. October is a great month to camp if you see a […]

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Keeping Kids in Their Beds

| October 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

From the time our children were babies, my philosophy is that all sleep is good sleep. I didn’t care if they slept in their beds or in my bed, on our floor or on the couch or with a sibling: As long as I was getting roughly 7 or 8 hours of sleep, the kids […]

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Food

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 […]

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

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 […]

Shopping

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 […]

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s almost 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, […]

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