School Choice: Know Your Options

School Choice: Know Your Options

| July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

When it comes time to choose a school for your children, you may have a lot of choices: In my community alone, there are a handful of public elementary schools, three charter schools, a few private schools and a large network of homeschoolers. With so many choices, how do you make the right one for […]

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For Trade: Is Bartering the Way to Go?

For Trade: Is Bartering the Way to Go?

| July 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

You have probably heard and tried lots of tips in order to find a bargain, from shopping clearance sales, to buying certain items during specific times of the year, to going to yard sales, rummage sales and thrift shops. What if you wanted to shop for an item without spending any money, though? Kids seem […]

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Family-Friendly Movies for Summer 2012

Family-Friendly Movies for Summer 2012

| July 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

A movie is an easy, entertaining, and indoor way to fill a few hours of a long summer day. You can make a day of it and spend some time out of the house at the theater, or pop some popcorn and rent a DVD to watch at home for a relaxing, low-key treat. Either […]

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Child Abduction: Facts and Strategies

Child Abduction: Facts and Strategies

| July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

You probably remember reading about Lenore Skenazy a few years ago. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, she was the mom who let her nine-year-old take a New York City subway home from a department store in the city. She’s also the author of Free Range Kids, a book that touts the benefits of […]

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Bargains That Aren’t: When a Great Deal Costs You

Bargains That Aren’t: When a Great Deal Costs You

| July 16, 2012 | 4 Comments

As a mom who needs to watch her budget, you don’t want to needlessly waste money. You’re probably interested in ways to save and get a bargain, and you might be a big fan of both coupons and the clearance rack. Sometimes, though, things that seem like a great deal can be anything but; not […]

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July 13th is Cow Appreciation Day!

July 13th is Cow Appreciation Day!

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of my family’s favorite places to eat is Chick-Fil-A. Since we’re originally from the northeast, where Chick-Fil-As aren’t as common, we weren’t familiar with the chain when we moved to the South. I see that there are a few scattered around in Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire, though, so if you’re from New […]

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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 […]