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Frugal Living, Home Management Tips

8 Must Have Items for Summer Road Trips (with kids)

Summer road trips can be fun; however, it can be hard to keep the kiddos entertained while driving to your vacation destination. When I was a kid, we used to have three day road trips from Wyoming to South Alabama. Those were in the days before DVD players were in the car, so it was up to our walkman, games of I Spy, and books to keep us entertained. My mom always packed a little bag for each of us kids, with…

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Home Management Tips, Summertime Activities

8 Ways to Get Your Child to Read During Summer Break

Keeping your child reading during the summer months can be a difficult task. It’s true they need plenty of outdoor time to be active and spend time with friends. However, you don’t want them going two to three months without reading! Read on to find out how you can get your children to read during summer break. 8 Ways to Get Your Child to Read During Summer Break: 1. Let them choose the books. Children are much more likely to read…

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5 Tips for Potty Training (While Keeping Your Sanity Intact)

I was given a Kandoo Potty Training Kit for review. All opinions are 100% my own. Potty training is not fun, and can test your patience as a parent. In fact, before potty training started with my oldest daughter, I read some of those articles. . you know the ones that tell you how to potty train your kid in three days guaranteed? I went in with “toilet paper in both holsters” and was determined to potty train Sabrye (my…

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Frugal Living, Home Management Tips

9 Must Have Apps to Save Mom’s Sanity

Ask any mom and they will tell you that they are either one of two things: running themselves ragged or smooth sailing and calm. If she tells you the second one? She’s either lying or using every resource available to her to keep herself organized. One of those resources that Moms have available to them is their phone. As the old advertising slogan goes, “there’s an app for that.” These 9 must have apps to save Mom’s sanity are just…

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Why You Should Choose Kindness

I’ve had my share of hurt and heartaches over the years. In my younger days, I responded to that hurt with tears, angry words, and bitterness. I’ve learned over the past few years that responding to hurt in that way can (and often-time does) have a negative impact. Well, how else am I supposed to respond to hurt? (You may be asking.) With kindness. No, I’m not kidding, and no, I haven’t lost my mind. Just hear me out. Responding…

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7 Swimming Pool Safety Tips

The arrival of summer means it is time to put on those swimsuits and head to the pool! A splash in the pool is perfect for cooling you down on a hot day, plus it is also great exercise and a way to make some memories, but did you know that every summer, hundreds of children are hurt or killed in pool accidents? Playing it safe around swimming pools is always smart, and can ensure that you and your family enjoy the pool…

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Frugal Living, Home Management Tips

10 Frugal Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

If you’re like most people, you have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in your medicine cabinet. But did you know that peroxide is useful for more than just disinfecting cuts? You can actually use hydrogen peroxide all over your home as an inexpensive, and safer, alternative to commercial products. Check out these 10 Frugal Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide! 1. Humidifier Purifier. If you or your children use a humidifier, you probably know they can get dirty fast. It only takes…

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6 Ways Spring Cleaning Saves You Money

Many people think that spring cleaning is just a bunch of cleaning and organizing chores. That it’s just about dusting the blinds and straightening the closets, but spring cleaning is a frugal activity that can help you to save money! Before you tackle your own spring cleaning tasks, take a look at How Spring Cleaning Saves You Money! How Spring Cleaning Saves You Money 1. Find Things to Donate. One of the best ways that spring cleaning saves you money…

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Back to School, Home Management Tips

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

As parents, it can be hard to gauge sometimes where our children really are on their path of growing from little ones who are fully dependent on us to adults who have a family of their own. Life is full of milestones and our kids start hitting those milestones very early on in their lives. One of the biggest “little” milestones is getting them ready for Kindergarten. In just a couple of short weeks, my oldest (Sabrye) will start Kindergarten.…

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Back to School, Home Management Tips

10 Things You Should Do the Week Before School Begins

The week before school begins is the perfect time for cramming in last minute beach trips and picnics, but it is also the time to start preparing for the new school year. There are a few things you can and should do the week before school begins, so that you can be more prepared and successful when the new school year finally starts. If you are unsure about where to start, take a look below at 10 things you should…

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