Ask A TEACHER

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Ask A Teacher In the interest of keeping our website as one that addresses the needs of our readers we are starting a weekly topic. We are calling it ask A Teacher. Renae and myself are both teachers. I am a certified Regular and Special Education teacher.  Renae is certified in Adult Education. We are also both moms, wives, and friends. We will answer a question from one of our readers each week. If you are going to ask about your child please, use a fake name. I get requests all the time ...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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It wasn't that long ago that I thought a toilet paper holder just held the toilet paper. The dish soap bottle's only job was to make my hands gorgeous as I attempted to scrap food off dishes. The milk jug was only used to hold the milk... and then came the kids. The brightly colored mass distributed toys are not nearly as fun as the ones we can make using household castoffs. The creativity and environmental impact are invaluable to my children. I suggest you grab your trash and create an ...

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Helpful Heather

Needed: Kitchen Assistant, able to work odd hours, on demand, and do many things at once! This was an ad that I was contemplating posting somewhere, anywhere, in hopes of gaining an extra hand (or four) when preparing my meal the other night. Let's face it, during the five o'clock "witching hour" as I call it at our house, it is difficult to try to get all the things you need to get done, finished, and dinner on the table...all before the kids need to be in bed. So, as I was lamenting my plight ...

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Positive discipline

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Teaching children  When Renae and myself created this blog we decided it was our intent to help the "whole" person. We are not just about tracking down sales but helping you become the best person you can be. We will find the answers to your questions if we can and answer any questions to  the best of our abilities.                                             We read all of your comments and one reader asked for advice on discipline. I thought I would respond to this query because being a ...

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Grocery List

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Grocery List 10. Because you always forget the one item necessary to make that recipe. 9. Because if it is not on the list, it's a "NO". 8. Because your child just sneezed. Tissue, huh! 7. To relocate that pesky fly. 6. Because you are at the store and you don't know why. 5. To protect your cart from the extra junk food. 4. Mommy brain! 3. To distract the shopper next to you. While they pick up your list, you pick up the last sale item! 2. How else would you ...

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It is not what you save it is what you spend

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The title of this post is dedicated to my husband.. before I started my coupon habit.. I would save tons! I mean I would buy three shirts because they were on "sale". You know three shirts on "sale" equaled the cost of one normal priced shirt. My husband loves to listen to me reason my purchases he found it charming.(HA HA HA) I mean he is in sales and I could easily sell anything to anyone. One day I came home with bags of on sale goods and he smiled and said, "Amee, it is not what you save it ...

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What is a Money Maker?

It’s Money Making Monday!Every now and then you will see us post about a money maker. How exactly can you MAKE money when “buying” products at a store? Let me tell you how! The easiest places to purchase a MONEY MAKER product would be at a drugstore like CVS or Walgreens. You see, these drugstores offer rewards programs. CVS uses Extra Care Bucks (ECB’s) and Walgreens uses Register Rewards (RR’s). The ECB’s and RR’s are used like store money. Almost every week CVS will offer a product as FREE ...

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