Auctions…Hey Bidder, Bidder

While on vacation, I attended a live auction and had a blast! I had never been before but my sister-in-law Cathy showed me the ropes. The auction we attended was in upstate New York, Brzostek's Auction, which is unfortunate since I live in Virginia. Why was it unfortunate? Well, I could have refurnished my house with quality, high end furniture for a fraction of the retail price! I could not believe the ending price on some the furniture items. I really would have liked the oak dining room table ...

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Ask a Teacher

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The Morning Routine It just dawned on me as I was buying my son's new backpack for kindergarten, because "Mom, Diego is so preschool", that school is almost here. I am excited for my son to begin his educational journey. I am not excited for the crazy twist that this will put in our morning routine. We have also decided that our son needs to take responsibility for his things. So, I suggest a visual schedule. I also suggest you make this with your child so they have ownership of their chart. ...

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Helpful uses for Cornstarch

Tuesday Tips by Helpful Heather I am always looking for other ways to use products that I have around my house. This means that my dollar goes farther because I am not having to purchase a variety of items to do one specific job and my storage areas are not cluttered with half used products. So, today, I am posting some uses for corn starch. Some of them my grandmother used, and some I have tried myself. Hope you are able to find something helpful! Little Known Uses For Corn Starch Cure ...

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Keeping Track of Gift Cards

One of the most popular presents is a gift card. While I love getting a gift card, I am not the best at keeping track of them. Today, I unearthed from my junk drawer five gift cards from past mail in rebates and gifts. I had no idea what the balance was on any of them. I took the time to call the 800 number or check the balance online. To my great surprise, three of the cards still had balances on them! Now that is a Money Making Monday for ya! Anyways, I decided to mark each card with sharpie ...

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Gift Stockpile

I have learned to shop for gifts in advance thanks to my sister-in-law, Cathy. When there is a family birthday or holiday, Cathy is always prepared way in advance. I used to scramble at the last minute searching for the perfect gift. I would often wonder, how does Cathy do it? How does she find the time to be so prepared? Also, Cathy is very generous with her gifts. How can she afford to give so much? I then started shopping with Cathy. She is a bargain shopper like me. However, she is great ...

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Home Schoolers Get your School Supplies

It is time to prepare for back to school. We found this great website that offers school supplies at some good prices. If you home school, this site is great. You can find everything from curriculum items to arts and crafts projects. There are items to encourage learning in babies and toddlers as well as the older child. You can also find free activities for kids on this site. Hit the easy resources tab and you will be able to find free ideas for arts and crafts and curriculum activities. FREE ...

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My Child is Scared of school, help!

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What do you do when your child is scared of starting school? The first thing I ask the parent is are you sure your child is scared? I sometimes think as parents we are scared or we have bad memories that we assume our children have the  same fears we had. If they are scared try to narrow down the reason. First, I would ask direct questions to clarify their fear. I would then start with how they are transported to school and move through their school day to determine where their fears lie. It ...

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Helpful Heather’s Cool as a Cucumber!

Lemon water

Cool as a Cucumber There are a couple of things I have noticed lately. The first is that although my family loves cucumbers, they are coming out of our garden at a faster rate than we can eat them in salads, scooped out with peanut butter in the middle as a snack, or even as the occasional beauty treatment for puffy eyes. The next thing that I have noticed is that even though it is hot out, I have not been overly good at drinking all the water that I should in a day. Enter my first tip. Cut the ...

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