Money Saving Tips on Summer Reading for Kids


Summer Reading for Kids Summer is almost upon us. School is letting out. Mothers are trying to figure out how to keep children occupied, thus calm(er). Schools assign summer reading for kids recommendations and many schools have followup activities and quizzes in the fall. As a public and private school teacher turned homeschool mom reading is a daily must for my children. The problem comes in determining how to keep enough books around so they always have something new and different to ...

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Coming Soon: Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure

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Starting July 2013 - Disney Junior Live is coming to a Town Near You!! Characters from the Disney Junior Hits,Sofia the First and Jake and the Neverland Pirates, will descend on stage in this Disney Junior Live Performance of Pirate and Princess Adventure. In their first appearance on Stage Sofia and Jake will go on exciting adventure led by Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They will journey to the magical world of Enchancia, where Sofia, her step-siblings Amber and James, and the entire kingdom ...

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Chuck-E-Cheese:The Do’s and Don’ts (A List)


If you are a parent, then most likely, you have been to Chuck-E-Cheese. I just got back from our most recent trip to Chuck-E-Cheese about an hour ago, and I noticed while there, that *some* parents just don't know the unspoken rules of Chuck-E-Cheese, (don't you hate that!?) but it did give me some inspiration to write this post, so without further adieu... The Do's and Don'ts of Chuck-E-Cheese (A List)   First, Chuck-E-Cheese has no competition  (at least in my area) So DO ...

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Ride Along the Dinosaur Train Book Review!

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Have you seen the PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train? My little girl LOVES Dinosaur Train, and I love letting her watch it! PBS Kids does a wonderful job at entertaining kids, and educating them at the same time! Dinosaur Train is a great kids show starring Buddy, who is a fun loving T-Rex who was adopted by the  Pteranodon family. Buddy and his family like to take a ride on the Dinosaur Train to meet, explore, and have adventures with all kinds of dinosaurs. The Dinosaur Train has the ability ...

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Frugal Kid: Thumb Print Ornaments

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  Thumb Print Christmas Ornaments Materials: Store Bought Ornaments (only 77 cents each at local craft stores) Various Colors of Paint Directions: 1. Have your child select the designs they'd like for the ornaments. I had a whole bunch I had googled and let Will select the ones above. ...

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Vacation Idea: SAVE in San Antonio

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This post brought to you by SAVE . All opinions are 100% mine. Our family is always on the lookout for new places to visit.  Whether our plans are for a day trip or a full blown week-long vacation, planning these trips on a budget can be daunting.  San Antonio, which is known as one of the nation's most affordable vacation destinations, is making visitors' getaways even more value packed with SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience.  The site offers great deals on hotels and more than $600 in ...

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Ways to Save Money for your Family Reunion

Another year and another summer when alot of families get together for a reunion or a wedding or just to shoot the breeze...well if your planning a reunion have i got some tips for you. ok first you need to know where will the reunion be held? then who will be attending? how many kids? how many adults? will there be pets brought? sometimes aunt meg likes to bring her dog noodles but he can be a little snippy, so what do you do?, Alot of families love seeing the furry relatives just as ...

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Disney Live: Three Classic Fairy Tales


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.   We recently went to Disney Live show called Three Classic Fairy Tales. It was a huge event since it was our first. It was just like you imagined a production only Disney could imagine. I decided to make it a real royal event. I went to Amazon and bought my daughter the dress of her favorite Disney Princess Ariel costume. I bought the tickets ...

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Spring Break: Day 1

  It is day one of spring break. What am I going to do with the kids. How will I balance work with fun this week? This should be fun. I have to say I had plans and then realized we were a week off. That means today we do not have any fans. I am hopeful the weather holds up. I have out my Fun with the Family Virginia, 8th: Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids (Fun with the Family Series). I think having a book with all the items in your state helps when plans fall through. You ...

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Making Memories


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. I am a big believer of routines and their importance in the development of children. In my home we have morning routine, nap routine, and bedtime routine and these help make transitions much easier for us. The also provide us with special time with our children that will be remembered by the boys forever. Part of our morning routine is to ...

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