Family Activities to Warm up Your Winter

  Are your children climbing the walls?This bitter cold weather has left little opportunity for children to play outside and get the wiggles out! Below you will find ideas to keep the children entertained and bring some warmth back into their minds! This post is brought to you by our partners Studio One Networks. Your Family Today: Activities 7 Ways to Warm up Your Winter By the editors of Your Family Today for Your Family Today When it’s cold and gray outside, doesn’t it seem like your whole ...

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Marinate & Freeze Boneless Skinless Chicken

Have you taken advantage of the great deal on Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts at Harris Teeter this week? If so, you may be wondering what you will do with all of it! A few weeks ago Harris Teeter ran a similar promotion. I ended up with (6) packages of the chicken tenderloins. I divided the chicken into family sized portions and placed them in zipper bags. A simple way to get ahead on dinner is to add the marinade to the meat before you freeze it! When you pull the chicken out to defrost, it ...

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Ask A Teacher: How do you Teach SHARING

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Sharing is caring... The secret to teaching is modeling. It isn't enough to just say share. We need to show our children how to acquire this valuable skill. This is a skill that we need to work on through out their lives. It will start with toys and grow into ideas. Then they will need to have the confidence to share who they are with the world. The fondest memories I have are of conversations I have had with my parents over dinner or lunch. It is neat to learn about how they became who they ...

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Tuesday Tip: Buy it now with Holiday wrapping

I am very excited because I have a beauty product problem and beauty products are on sale now! I am sure they have treatment for this. Since I get most of it for free, or nearly free, it is not a big problem. The tip I have is look for your favorite products that may be wrapped in holiday wrapping. It is most likely 50% off. I bought Paul Mitchell shampoo and conditioner for $8.00 total because it had a holiday box. It is usually $13.00 a bottle or more so around $26.00. This tip extends to ...

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Substitute Ingredients to Meet Weight Loss Goals

This post is brought to you by Life & Beauty Weekly. If you have a weight loss goal for this year, this is a must read article! Making small substitutions in your recipes will lead to less calories without sacrificing taste! Life & Beauty Weekly: Healthy You Swapping Ingredients Never Tasted so Good By Elizabeth Brownfield for Life & Beauty Weekly It’s tempting to jump on the latest diet bandwagon in the hopes of losing weight fast. But as you may know from trial and error, ...

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Ask a Teacher: Holiday money, now what?

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This year we decided to focus on how to make DOLLARS out of CHANGE. The easiest way, in my opinion, is to start talking to your children about the value of money and teach them to save. My children received a lot of money for the holiday because I implement the one gift per child per person rule. If someone would like to spend more, then they give my children checks, savings bonds, or gift cards to be used later. This is our formula for success: 1) Cash the checks and get cash (I even get cash ...

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Year Round Christmas Shopping & Organization

I had the honor of writing a guest post for Save at Home Mommy today regarding year round Christmas shopping and gift stockpiling. Can you believe I have already started my Christmas shopping for next year? Yes, I have most of the stocking stuffers done for a fraction of the retail price! I also have stocked up on several packaging items. One of the things I wrote about was stocking up on gift baskets, cookie tins and packaging material for my baked goodies. These items can be expensive if ...

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Ask A Teacher- 10 Family Fun Activities

So taking a break today… Instead I am listing 10 fun activities to do if you are snowed in: 1)   Make snow cream, YUMMY! 2)   Put on some music and do puzzles 3)   Bake a treat 4)   Play board games or interactive games like Win, Loose, or Draw 5)   Let the kids “swim” in the tub 6)   Paint the snow. Take squirt bottles or spray bottles and put some Kool Aid in with a little water or use food coloring and paint away (you can also use the Kool Aid to paint with on paper too) 7)   Write ...

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Tuesday Tip: My Cell Phone is WET HELP

So, I had my cell phone in my back pocket so my daughter couldn't find it and I forgot. I went to the ladies room and splash!!! My life is over everyone's number is in there. I am not even sure I know my husband desk phone number without it. I resisted the urge to turn it on. I remember reading put it in a bag of rice for 3 days and seal the bag. I did so and it worked. I thought I would pass on this info. Step 1: Do NOT turn it on Step 2: Place it in a bag of rice Step 3: Leave it in there ...

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Making a Disaster Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

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There has been something on my mind since our huge snow storm hit last Friday night. The severe winter storm hit hard and the roads turned bad quickly. This situation left many (hundreds) of people stranded in their cars. Some people were stuck, several waited for accidents to clear and others ran out off gas trying to keep warm while waiting. Do you have an emergency kit in your car? I have a first aid kit in my car, but that is it. I urge you all to make a disaster emergency kit for your ...

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