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Dana: The Coupon Challenge I started my blog with a free design from The Cutest Blog on the Block. The set up was easy and FREE. There are numerous other sites offering free or cheap templates to give personality to your site. These can be downloaded with little to no expense or design experience. After [...]

Frugal Kid Fun: Have a ball

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I love this Activity that Sharon at Mom on a Dealz created. The reason is simple it is fun and easy to do. It is also cheap. It is important to note that questioning a child brings forth higher learning. When I taught reading I would ask the children questions based on  Bloom’s Taxonomy. There [...]

Karla’s Korner

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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 [...]

VTech Ultimate Tips For Encouraging Kids to Read

Over the last few weeks we have been working on encouraging our kids to take part in a summer reading program. I have loved hearing all of your tips for getting your kids involved in reading! Showing kids that reading can be fun is one of the many challenges of parenting – especially during the [...]

Office Max Back to School Deals 7/18/10

Office Max continues with the FREE after MaxPerks deals this week! You must sign up for MaxPerks, which is free. You will pay for the items up front and then earn 100% back in MaxPerks. You will get the MaxPerks at the end of the quarter and you can use it as store credit. The nice thing about [...]

Favorite Reading Spots & the V.Reader by V.Tech

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I am very excited to tell you that I am a VTech Voices blogger. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a post each week based on different themes that revolve around children reading. I will also be telling you about the new V.Reader from VTech currently available at Target. Plus, you will [...]

How do you save money?

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The first question people ask me is how did you get started? How do you keep it all straight. The easiest response is I follow our site. I mean that is my secret. This secret has saved me on average $100 a week. That’s right I bought what we needed and didn’t spend $100 extra [...]

Cheap Craft: Holiday Cards now what?

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I just wanted to share the way we recycle our Holiday cards. We cut them up and place them on my son’s school folder. I then use clear packaging tape and put it over the pictures to protect them. We have also done this using legal paper and contact paper on top for a wonderful new place [...]

Highlights for Children

Do you need another holiday gift idea for children? Highlights for Children is one of the leading educational kids magazines. Mason has just started working with activity books. It is amazing how quickly kids learn and Highlights offers hidden pictures, stories, craft ideas and puzzles. You can also shop for Highlights products by age. Click [...]