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 ...

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Ask a Teacher

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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 ...

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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, ...

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Planning a Halloween Party

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For the last couple of years I have made a Halloween themed dinner for my nephews and my boys. Not only is a lot of fun but it also fills there bellies with a hearty meal before they hit the candy trail! I make-up a menu and print it out for the boys to read over. It is so fun to listen to their reactions to the silly names! Menu Ideas: Witches Fingers with Blood Sauce (Mozzarella sticks and Marinara sauce) Mummy Dogs (Hot dogs or Lil'smokies wrapped in crescent rolls) Snakes & ...

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Learning the Grocery Store Cycle

If you have been following Madame Deals Rock Bottom Deals for awhile, you might be aware that sales run in cycles. For example, right now almost all grocery stores and drug stores are running sales on canned soup, canned broth and cold medication. This would be the time to stock-up on these items. The nice thing about canned goods is that they have a long shelf life. A couple of weeks ago, frozen vegetables were at a rock bottom price and last week toilet paper was on sale almost everywhere. A ...

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Ask the Readers: Toddler Separation Anxiety

This week, I thought we should do something different. Amee usually gives you all a tip on educating your child or how to handle school issues on Thursdays. This week, I want to ask the readers a question! My sweet Mason has been having a hard time with separation anxiety. He just turned three and now whenever my husband or I leave, he cries and screams. It is heartbreaking as he screams out "Please don't leave me mom! Don't go to work!" Now, he loves his daycare provider Ms. Heather and he is ...

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Tuesday Tip: Love Yourself

Look in the mirror and like what you see. I mean look at more than the shape of your nose, color of your eyes, and hair. See who you are and be proud. We cannot love others fully until we love ourselves. We spend a lot of time worrying about what others think. We only need to worry about how we feel about ourselves. It is your day to make a difference, change comes from within. ...

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Money Saving Monday: Party Planning

The topic this week for the Money Saving Monday post over at Inexpensively is: Party Planning. One of the most expensive items when hosting a party is the food. This is especially true if you are hosting a large party. My tip for saving on food costs is planning! When I have a party, I usually know far in advance. I start planning my menu around the sales in the coming weeks before the party. Take a look at your pantry. Do you have things that need to be used up? Take an inventory of what you ...

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Ask Teacher: How do I avoid the struggle over homework

Help! Homework! I believe in homework. I know crazy ha? I believe in homework if it is reinforcing a skill not teaching a new one. I believe that children need to practice skills before they become automatic. I also believe that discipline is a good thing. I know that homework should involve the parent. Why? Well, I think it is important for parents to be involved in their children's learning. Do I think you need to be present for the whole assignment of course not. I do think you need to ...

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Tuesday Tip: Do what you love

I have been thinking lately that I am very lucky. I do what I love. I have several jobs, each job speaks to a different part of my personality. I am a stay at home mom because I love my kids and it is something we planned for financially. I am a business co-owner running a website that helps people grow and learn. I am a therapist for a child who has some special needs and I am able to help him learn new skills which helps to fill the void left by not teaching. I love to learn, work with people, ...

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