Ask a Teacher: Why don't the people who need to, coupon?

Here is a Quote that I ran across on My Baton Rouge Mommy site Interesting Statistic: Only 1% of coupons are ever redeemed and the people most likely to use coupons are those in the higher income categories. Why is this? What do you guys and gals think? I have my own ideas lack of knowledge, time, accessibility to coupons, and excuses! I am sure of one thing all of these objections can be met with ingenuity and thought. We offer FREE information on this site. We speak to large groups for FREE. … [Read more...]

Black Friday Shopping

Are you planning on Black Friday Shopping this year? Well, you may want to check out some of the previews available in order to plot out your adventure. Head on over to Black Friday and check out what they have scouted out so far. As it gets closer to the actual day, there will be more and more information available. My thoughts, I braved the early morning last year at Walmart and ToysRus. It was my first year participating in an early morning Black Friday run, and I will tell you it was my … [Read more...]

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 here! … [Read more...]

Prepare Your Fall Soil With Free Starbucks

Cathy just sent me an e-mail with a great tip! Starbucks will give you their old coffee grounds for free to use in your compost and garden. Acid loving plants like hydrangeas and blueberries do well with the coffee grounds applied directly to the soil. Fall is the time to get your soil ready for next years crop. It is nice to know that we can get something for free at Starbucks! … [Read more...]

Ask A Teacher: To fight back or NOT?

This is a hard one. When should a bully get it back? When is it self defense? When is fighting okay? In our household hitting is unacceptable. The only thing we "hit" are balls. I think fighting can be done in several ways the best way to fight back is to use the proper channels. It is important to teach our children rules. I know not every child or parent subscribes to these rules but we can't be concerned about others. I have had a parent of one my students threaten to hurt me because their … [Read more...]

Tuesday's Tip: Keep a Camera in your Kitchen

Making memories is fun recording memories can be a full-time job. I love to scrapbook. However, by the time I get everything out the kids are up from nap. I also have books that I am suppose to write everything down in. I often forget. Well, I found a solution I leave my digital camera in the kitchen. When I am cooking I take a video of my kids and I record the latest happenings. I will then put them into a movie or use the information when I have time to put in the memory book. I also find the … [Read more...]

Saving Money at Thanksgiving

Today's theme for Money Saving Monday is Thanksgiving. Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal is pretty expensive to make. This is especially true if you are having a large gathering. To save money on this large meal, consider having your guests bring a dish. We always have a large family meal and we make a menu ahead of time. Each family is responsible for a certain amount of dishes. Planning the menu in advance also allows time to grocery shop. Start picking up supplies now. As we get closer to … [Read more...]

Can you Believe it: Credit card stolen at DINNER

Well, folks my husband just got back from a work trip to the Ukraine. He ate a nice dinner. Then he paid for dinner. He waited, waited, and waited for his Amex card to return. It didn't. That's right the waiter took it. I would have never thought about this possibility. It is a good thing my husband has a world wide blackberry and he called to turn off his card. We then went a step further and reported that his card was stolen to the credit bureaus just in case. He then bought the protection to … [Read more...]

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Ask a Teacher What do I do my child looses everything? This is something we go through daily. I work in the evening from time to time so we hire a sitter or my husband is in charge. I always wake up in the morning early to try to assemble all of his backpack contents without much luck.  I thought this has got to change so I figured out a resolution. We picked one place for homework to be completed and a routine that everything goes back in the backpack. We place the backpack on the back of his … [Read more...]

Safety Tips for a Spook Free Halloween

Your Family Today: Health Safety Tips for a Spook-free Halloween By Gail Belsky for Your Family Today Ghosts and goblins, vampires and bats. Halloween is one scary night. For some kids and their families, however, the horror is all too real. According to government figures, Halloween is the most dangerous day of the year for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Here’s why: Most car/pedestrian accidents happen between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. -- peak trick-or-treating hours, … [Read more...]