Cost of Raising a Child Skyrockets

| October 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

I was shocked when I heard the latest numbers that add up the cost of raising children released by the United States Department of Agriculture. For the purpose of comparison, the numbers are calculated for a family with two children, being raised by two parents, in a middle income household. As of the end of […]


Baby Proofing your home from Household Poisons

| October 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

The time has come when it’s time for me to start thinking about BABY-PROOFING my house with safety latches and locks.  My little one is getting the point were moving and grooving is a part of everyday life.  We’re not crawling just yet, but as each day passes the rolling and knee scooting is getting […]


Pumpkin Patch Memories

| October 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ah, fall is in the air.  What better way to welcome the arrival of the cooler weather than enjoying one of fall’s fun filled family festivities – going to the pumpkin patch!
This past weekend we took our little one for the first time to the local pumpkin patch. The thrill and excitement has been building […]


Show and Tell Ideas and Organization

| October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

A is for… Needing a Show and Share that starts with….
A is for “OMG how am I back in show and tell age again?”  Well, ok, it doesn’t stand for that but it might as well have this morning.  Sheer panic overcame me as the other preschoolers are walking in with stuffed alligators and toy […]


Importance of Friendship for Children

| October 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Teaching your Children about Friendship
It is important for parents to teach their children about friendship and what it takes to be a good friend in order to have a good friend. This is because all children need friends to learn how to cope with different situations that come up in life, to grow up happy, […]


TOMS Shoes Holiday Collection

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The TOMS Shoes Holiday Collection has arrived! There are some amazing styles for TOMS Shoes that we have never seen before. This Holiday Season is full of fashion trends that are sure to please everyone in the family.
Toms Shoes Holiday Collection, has sure a variety of fabrics and style options that are new. TOMS great […]



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 […]

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 […]


Things to Buy on Sale in December

It’s here: the biggest shopping month of the year! The holidays are here, and so are the deals! For bargain hunters and savvy shoppers, December is one of the best times of the year to score major savings on gifts, holiday goods, experiences, electronics, cold-weather apparel, and more. Retailers are slashing prices left and right […]

Things To Buy On Sale In May

May is here, and between Mother’s Day, graduations and the unofficial start of summer, you might be busy buying gifts and seasonal items this month. As with each month, May often offers special deals and bargains when it comes to shopping. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your purchases for […]

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