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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

New Autism Speaks Bear now at Build-A-Bear


Build-A-Bear has just launched their new Autism Speaks Bear!   April 2nd is World Autism Day, and Build-A-Bear Workshop is proud to support Autism Speaks with our all new Autism Bear. This special bear is here to help shoppers light it up blue and offer some great big hugs too – for a limited time only while supplies last. It's also available online at! This adorable teddy gift is kind, cuddly and ready to put a smile on your face! It comes dressed in an Autism Speaks … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Virginia Beach Love the Moment


  Have you ever had a day that would sum up the rest of your life? You know the kind of day that would be a new start to a dream you have always had. I have and it happened in Virginia Beach. The moment I fell in love with Virginia Beach was May 20, 1999. The weather was dreary and we planned on a night on the town. I was under the impression that we were going to dinner and then out. There is a lot to do in Virginia Beach so I wasn't sure what my boyfriend had in mind. We pulled up … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]