Our kids have never known a life without cell phones. It seems everyone has one, and kids are getting them at younger and younger ages. While being able to keep in touch with your kids is invaluable, there are drawbacks as well. Smartphones, their monthly fees and many accessories are expensive. And by giving your child a phone, you’re not just giving them a way to
Fourth of July weekend is in sight! Perhaps it’s already started for you. But before you fire up the grill, I thought we could all use a little reminder that the Fourth of July is more than just hot dogs and fire works. These 20 inspiring quotes are sure to put you in a patriotic – and celebratory – mood. A happy (and safe) Fourth of July to everyone! “Where
Want to celebrate Shark Week without having to take a bite out of your wallet? We’ve got some fin-tastic suggestions to help your week go swimmingly! From shark-themed gifts to food ideas to activities, we’ve got ideas you’ve just got to sea. 7 ideas for Shark Week that will hook you in. 1. 7-11’s Exclusive Shark-Themed Treats. Cool down with a jawsome blue raspberry Slurpee in a fishbowl-shaped cup or a molded cup
Father’s Day is just days away . . . do you have your gifts ready? I actually just remembered today that Father’s Day is this Sunday. Oops! But never fear: if you have Amazon Prime – or you’re willing to shell out for extra shipping charges – you can still order a gift and have it in time to surprise the dad in your life. No ties or mugs
Recently, my daughter’s school declared that parents are no longer allowed to bring in the typical birthday party treats: cupcakes, donuts, or birthday cake. This left me with the challenge of finding healthy, yet fun alternatives. I really wanted to come up with something creative – yet easy and affordable – to make her school birthday celebration special. Here are some of the ideas I
My birthday isn’t for another few weeks, but I’ve already started celebrating with the free birthday coupons I’ve been receiving by email. Just last week, I got a free FroYo at Menchies (a $5 value)! Last year, I did a post on birthday freebies but since then have learned of SO many others, so I’m passing on my updated list to you. Here are 203
The best gift in the world is music. Music connects people across the world and allows us to express our inner selves. When it comes to giving presents, there are many ways to impress music lovers. The right gift can enhance their enjoyment of music and enable them to integrate music into every aspect of their lives. Such gifts exist, and you don’t have to dig deep to afford
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of ways your kids can express their love for their grandmothers… or maybe even you! We’ve found some easy, frugal DIY ideas for handmade items that are fun to make and won’t cost you a small fortune at the craft store. 6 DIY Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts
When my husband and I first moved into our little starter home, I never dreamed we would be living here twelve years later with three children and a beagle. In the busy everyday of raising children and homeschooling, we have outgrown the space and haven’t really had the resources to update as I would prefer. In the Spring, I always feel an extra longing to renovate,
Marshmallow Peeps are ubiquitous this time of year. But they’re not just for filling Easter baskets anymore. You can craft with them, cook with them, or make your own diorama like this one featuring the GOPeep and Democratic parties debating it out (L-R: Anderbun Cooper, Bunny Sanders, Hoppity Clinton, Donald Trumpeep and Egg Cruz). 8 Creative Uses for Marshmallow Peeps.
The best day of the year is fast approaching. Christmas is nice and birthdays can be fun, but really, do any of them compare to National Pi Day? I never need an excuse to eat pie, but it sure is nice to have the habit formally endorsed. We want you to be prepared for this Monday, so here are six delicious recipes to inspire you. Let’s
I’ll be honest, I don’t have the easiest kids. My sister has been known to say, “God made them cute so we won’t kill them.” Which is certainly true in my case, though they may kill each other first. While I suspect that they do (secretly) love each other, and of course I love and adore them, parenting, from my perspective, is not for the
You can’t visit Pinterest without stumbling upon pictures of cute little chalkboard labels like these. They are the darling of organizing experts, not least because they make just about everything look effortlessly chic. But they tend to be a bit pricey (I know people find these at the Dollar Tree, but I have never been so lucky), and sometimes you want larger sizes than are available.