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 […]


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 […]


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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| 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, […]


Try all new styles with the TOMS Shoes Fall 2012 Collection

| July 26, 2012 | 10 Comments

TOMS introduces the Fall Collection signaling the onset of a new season of style with its Toms Shoes 2012 Fall Collection. TOMS decides to spread the joy across all members of the family with its new range covering the man, woman, youth and kids with fresh and unique designs in each of the sections. This […]



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 […]


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, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through the year? It’s already July, and retailers are taking advantage of the hot weather, Independence Day and school starting next month in many areas. You’ll see “Christmas in July” sales at many stores, and occasionally, the deals rival those that you might find on Black Friday! This […]

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