Category Archives: Budgeting

Make School Lunches Easier

In returning to school this year, I wanted to find a system that would work well for our daughters to help make the mornings less chaotic.  When our oldest was in kindergarten, I made her lunch every night for the … Continue reading

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How Do You Teach Children to Earn Money?

My seven year old daughter has caught the money bug.  She wants to earn and spend money as fast as she can.  While she understands the value of money for the most part, she doesn’t understand it completely because she … Continue reading

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The Cure for Cradle Cap is in your Kitchen Pantry…

Treat an infant’s cradle cap with this one simple trick found in your kitchen pantry! Continue reading

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Homemade Laundry Soap–Updated Recipe

This week, I made a new batch of homemade laundry soap. Now, I know there are hundreds of recipes out there, and people have different opinions about ingredients and methods. I’ve tried a couple different recipes, but I’ve found that … Continue reading

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Simplifying the Holidays

Christmas is my favorite holiday. As I’ve probably mentioned before, I start planning for Christmas on December 26th…a year in advance. For me, it is the thought that is the most important part of the gift, so I work most … Continue reading

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Online Computer Backup: Carbonite

I have been married for almost 8 years. In those 8 years, we have had 4 computer crashes. Four complete computer meltdowns. Where we’ve lost everything. The first time it happened, I had just returned from a study abroad in … Continue reading

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DIY Backpack Tags

DIY BackPack Tags

Consider this DYI Backpack Tag as an alternative to writing your child’s name on the backpack with a permanent marker. Continue reading

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And the Winner is…

Jenn M.! In response to “Why You?” she wrote “They’re brilliant and I want to try it!” While the results were completely random, thanks for thinking they’re brilliant! We know you will love them. Thank you for participating in our … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY! Back to School Essentials: SqueeZurts

LIKE SqueeZurts on Facebook! It’s time for school, which means it is time for school lunches! This year, send a little fun (and a lot of nutrition) to school with your child with SqueeZurts: The ORIGINAL Reusable, Refillable Squeeze Snack … Continue reading

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Free Babysitting

Over the years I’ve found that one of my hardest challenges during the school year is finding babysitters during the day for my younger kids. My regular sitters are, of course, in school themselves and I feel bad always asking … Continue reading

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