Memories: Puppet Theater

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. Some parents feel that their children may be too young or too old for plays-I am here to assure you they aren't! Dramatic play is an important skill to master at any age! By using their imagination or a story to role play, your child is able to connect to others, build language skills, think abstractly, problem solve, discover leadership skills, ...

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What to Stockpile During the Holidays

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In order to maintain an adequate grocery stockpile, you need to know when you will find the best prices on certain grocery items.  At the beginning of the summer, prices on condiments are at their lowest.  The time between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July is best to assess your need for mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, and salad dressings.  Most of these items have a shelf life of around six months.  When these items go on sale and you can buy them for less than $1, plan to stock up for the next ...

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Chutzpah: Saying NO

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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Crafting with Kids: Let Your Child Call the Shots

Meet Stephanie! She's a 24 year old stay at home Mom, who couldn’t ask for a better blessing than to be home with her daughter!! Their favorite things to do together is working on art projects and they enjoy sharing them with people at Crafting with Bug!! In her free time she enjoys reading and scrapbooking!! Let Your Child Call the Shots Children tend to show more of their creativity if they are in control and able to call the shots. “WOAH, STOP! Did you just say LET MY CHILD CONTROL THE ...

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Karla's Korner: Slow Down

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Slow Down! As I began to think about my topic for this week, the words patience and slow down ...

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The Power of One:170th Day technology

This is my journey for a year.  I am starting it to get to know you and perhaps get to know myself better. I want Madame Deals to be a place which you come to because you know you are valued.  We are here to help you make dollar$ out of change. I believe change is hard to accomplish without a team and support. We hope to be your motivational team as you strive towards the life you want. The power of one is my challenge to myself to make a difference. I truly believe every person has the power to ...

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Ask a Nurse: Cold VS Flu

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Ask a Nurse: Cold VS Flu Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed. Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband ...

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ASK A Blogger: Screenshot and Screencast

  One of the handy tools in blogging to the ability to make a screenshot and a screencast. A screenshot is capturing something shown on your computer screen to a static image file. You are taking a snapshot (or picture) of your computer screen. A Screencast is capturing a recording of your computer screen accompanied by audio. The audio is a commentary of what is happening on the screen as it occurs. Once you have taken a Screenshot of your computer screen, you can crop the image (if ...

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Frugal Kid Fun: Egyptian Cartouche

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Are you looking for something Cheap and Fun to do with your kids? Well Madame Deals will be adding a weekly column written by Sharon at Mom on Dealz and Heather at Living on Love and Cents. I will occasionally add my 2 cents since I am a certified Special Education and Regular education teacher. If you want or need modifications let me know in the comment section. As a former teacher I love doing crafts with my son and integrating learning into them. Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, ...

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