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9 Favorite Lapbook Projects for Fun and Easy Learning

9 Favorite Lapbook Projects for Fun and Easy Learning

I was getting the 7 year itch in homeschooling. I’d tried almost everything – except lapbooking. The kids and I were both stuck in a rut and we needed to do something fast before homeschooling turned into something that looked too much like, well, boring school. And then I found the lapbook that made all […]

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10 Fun Freebies for Families

10 Fun Freebies for Families

The grocery bills keep rising, the costs of music lessons seem to snip holes in the pocketbook, and orthodontist bills just prepare you for college bills. Raising kids is an expensive adventure. That is why I absolutely love finding free bargains that give a little boost to our days. Some of these are things that […]

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Holiday Survival Guide for WAHMs

Holiday Survival Guide for WAHMs

Tips to Keep the Joy in Christmas while Working at Home My desk is an eclectic mix of notes for clients, my daughter’s Chemistry books, and the 2013 calendar waiting to be updated. Stranded between two job assignments are my Christmas to-do lists, waiting patiently for a few spare moments. Spare moments? Are those still […]

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3 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money During the Holidays

3 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money During the Holidays

Without Money Becoming the Most Valuable Thing Money doesn’t grow on trees. Money can’t buy happiness. Money talks. And the new one my daughter recently shared with me… M.O.M. stands for Made of Money. Teaching kids the value of money, without letting money become a core value, is a challenging job. Our kids are exposed […]

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Thanksgiving Activites for The Entire Family

Thanksgiving Activites for The Entire Family

Easy Projects and Printables Our home is brimming with colorful fall decorations, children dragging in the last of the crunchy fall leaves on their shoes, and you can see the sparkle of excitement for Thanksgiving in their eyes. As the holiday draws closer, I keep wanting to reach out and slow down the clock so […]

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Top Tips for Throwing a Baby Shower

Top Tips for Throwing a Baby Shower

Easy Ideas for Planning a Baby Shower There is almost nothing as exciting as the birth of a new baby. If you’re planning a baby shower for a dear friend or family member, you might be feeling the stress of the planning, but don’t forget to relish in the joy you get to share. Whether […]

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What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner?

It is an unavoidable fact: kids are hungry. Almost all of the time – especially those teenagers! Somewhere between school, work, football practice, LEGO league, homework, and laundry, parents all over are trying to find ways to prepare meals for their kids. It might be easier to throw a frozen pizza in the oven, hit the […]

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Easy Money Saving Tips for Families

Easy Money Saving Tips for Families

That Help Promote Financial Literacy Finances can be as stressful on families as health issues, moving to a new home, or starting a new job. Part of my job description as domestic engineer (it says so on my coffee cup) is to help my family use our money wisely, and to teach our kids how […]

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Don’t Clean Out Your Wallet

Don’t Clean Out Your Wallet

Save Money and More on Homemade Cleaning Supplies If you believe the commercials on television, your home will twinkle and shine as long as you buy the right products, in the new and improved formulas of floor cleaners, toilet scrubbers, and kitchen disinfectants. If you live in reality (or a home like mine), it takes […]

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5 Easy Lunchbox Recipes

5 Easy Lunchbox Recipes

Healthy Lunches for Back to School School is just around the corner, and that means thousands of lunch bags will soon be packed. In order to make sure your kids are the ones eating the food you pack instead of trading it for someone’s leftover dessert, try a few of these easy and healthy lunchbox […]

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