The Scoop on School Uniforms

| August 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

Last year, my family and I switched our kids to a new K-8 charter school. The benefits were great, but the school requires all students to wear school uniforms, which was something that we’d never dealt with before. My husband and I were apprehensive. My elementary-schooler was upset at the idea of not being able […]

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Preparing for Kindergarten

| August 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

Now that preschool is out for the summer, you might be wondering how you can best prepare your soon-to-be kindergartener for the challenges that await her once she starts “big kid school.” Today’s kindergarteners are expected to know so much more than they were when we were children; I’ve heard it said that kindergarten is […]

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FLYing and Getting Control of Your Clutter

| August 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

I don’t know about your house, but my house often falls into a state of disorganization. By the middle of the summer, I’m completely out of my cleaning routine, and the kids have been here all day, every day making messes! We recently had houseguests, and as I scrambled around giving everything a lick and […]

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2012 Sales Tax Holiday

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Is the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday happening in a state near you? We have up-to-date information!
2012 Sales Tax Holiday in Ten U.S. States – August 3-5, 2012
Back to school Tax Free Weekend starts today in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. This three day tax exemption starts […]

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Bonus Word

| August 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

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Islands of Adventure

| July 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

This past weekend, my daughter and I had a girls’ weekend in Orlando! We also brought along our Spanish exchange student to join in on the fun, so since we had a teenager with us, we decided to go to Islands of Adventure for one of the days. None of us had ever been there, […]

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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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