My Child is Scared of school, help!

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What do you do when your child is scared of starting school? The first thing I ask the parent is are you sure your child is scared? I sometimes think as parents we are scared or we have bad memories that we assume our children have the  same fears we had. If they are scared try to narrow down the reason. First, I would ask direct questions to clarify their fear. I would then start with how they are transported to school and move through their school day to determine where their fears lie. It ...

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Library: A Great Resource for the Whole Family

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We talk a lot about our families and saving money. We also talk about educating ourselves and our children. The best place to do both of those things is the library. The library is the best place to save money. How? Well they have books, movies, video games, free internet, and community activities. How do I save money? Well, I use the library. I read books very quickly and I was spending hundreds of dollars on books. I now go online and reserve my books and I the library calls me when they are ...

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A Trip to the Dentist

Ask a teacher... Here are some tips about making your child's first dental visit an enjoyable experience. Many books say to take your child to the dentist at the first sign of a tooth. While this may sound like good advice, it is really not practical. If you are not able to look in your child's mouth, there is high probability that the dentist or dental hygienist will not be able to either.  By the age of three, most children are ready to have their first visit without making it a ...

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Rachel Ray What’s for dinner? Flat-Iron Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter

It is all about finding what is on sale and then finding something new and yummy from Rachel Ray recipes. I picked this recipe because I found flat iron steaks for $4.63 total. In a previous post by Renae she suggested stocking up when you find meat on sale. I grabbed this manager's special and put it in my freezer for another day. SEE RACHEL COOK it HERE Flat-Iron Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter 4 flat-iron steaks (8 ounces each) 1 tablespoon garlic powder or grill seasoning Salt ...

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Helpful Heather's Tuesday Tips: Conserving Ultilities

Conserving Utilities As I mentioned a couple of weeks back, we as mom's wear many hats and there is a variety of things that fall under the umbrella of our responsibility. In my house, one of those things is trying to look for ways to conserve (time, money, energy) so that we might be able to pool our resources elsewhere. I learned long ago, that I only have 24 hours in my day - same as everyone else - however, if I approach the use of that time, wisely, then at the end of my day I am feeling ...

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Rachel Ray what’s for dinner: Crispy Parm-Crusted Fillet of Fish and Bowties with Peas

Each week I use the sales flyer to cook up something new and YUMMO based on a Rachel Ray's recipe this is a great way to add something new to your menu without breaking the bank. Crispy Parm-Crusted Fillet of Fish and Bowties with Peas Click Here to watch Rachel Cook THIS Serves 4 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning 3 eggs 4  filets of tilapia or sole (6 ounces each) ON SALE AT FOOD LION  $2.99 LB 2 cups breadcrumbs orcrushed ...

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Ask The Teachers

A teacher is someone from who you can learn from. We met this amazing women Gina from the Proactive Black Parenting Blog Spot on one of our blog sites. I love her. I think you will as well. Here is an article she wrote on Gratitude Here are the ten ways to teach it Gratitude is a virtue that is taught. We come into this world utterly selfish beings.At first, we only give in ways that bring good things back to us We are naturally thankful for good and pleasant things. But we may not naturally ...

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A Fabulous Day Trip

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Sensible Saver Sunday If you live in Virginia or ever come for a visit, then you have to take a trip to the Virginia Safari Park. We took a day trip today and had a wonderful time. We actually did not spend that much money either. We started the day getting a free breakfast at Burger King. My husband had two free breakfast croissant coupons he had won from a previous trip to Burger King. The bonus, on our receipts it says to call for a survey and you can earn a free whopper. Hummm, I wonder ...

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Ask The Teachers

Teaching what is just enough… How do you raise children that aren’t greedy? I had a lovely conversation with a student at our coupon workshop and she disclosed to me that people used to take advantage of the free food given by the local churches. The churches had to come together to create a single place to distribute food to make sure everyone got their fair share. It got me thinking, were these adults raised to be greedy? Is this nature or nurture? I am not sure but I know what we do at our ...

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Rachel Ray What’s for dinner: Chicken with Apple Gravy, Cheesy Rice Pilaf with Peas and Green Beans with Green Onions

Here is a video on how to use the item we are currently giving away What's for dinner? Well how about Chicken with Apple Gravy, Cheesy Rice Pilaf with Peas and Green Beans with Green Onions 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided 1 1/2 cups long grain rice 1 quart chicken stock, divided 4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breasts JUST $.77LB at Harris TEETER (stockpile time) Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons butter, divided 1 tablespoon flour 1/2 cup cloudy ...

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