Living on 30000 or Less: Raising a Large Family

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Living on 30000 or Less Raising a Large Family on Less Than $30,000 Raising a Large Family Raising a family, large or small, can be a difficult task no matter where you come from or your position in society or in your community. I have a large family of 10 when everyone is together, so I am always looking for a good deal or a way to save money, there just never seems to be enough of it no matter how hard we all try. ...

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Fun and Cheap Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Spring Break Staycation

Spring Break Staycation It’s that time of year again – Spring Break. It’s the one week all school-age students have in the back of their minds once Christmas break is over, the one week during the spring semester that students get to be free. It’s fun for them…but what about for you, the parents? How do you keep your children entertained during their free week? Here are some ideas to have a fun, relatively cheap Spring Break Staycation ideas that keep you close to home without boring the ...

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Spring Break Staycation

Spring Break Staycation

Spring Break Staycation Ideas Unfortunately, spring break isn't always filled with trips to a sandy beach, a certain mouse, or the ski slopes. For some of us, it's about staying home and enjoying the solitude. Well, maybe it's more about trying to find ways to keep the kids entertained for a whole week at home without losing our sanity or busting the budget! Here are some ideas that will hopefully put a little spring in your spring break staycation and keep everyone content! ...

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Living on 30000 or Less: 10 Frugal Living Ideas

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Frugal Living Ideas Living on 30000 or Less 10 Frugal Living Ideas As a full-time stay at home Mom and full-time college student, saving money is extremely important and beneficial to our family. Over the past several years I have learned different ways that our family can get all the bills paid, buy groceries for the month, have extra money for entertainment and put a little away in savings. Here are 10 Frugal Living Ideas to help your family live on an annual income of $30,000 or less ...

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Budget-Friendly Ways to Prep Your Child for Kindergarten

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Kindergarten Here are tips to get your little ones ready for kindergarten! 1.       Boost the Mind: Reading skills and a base knowledge of words is the most important introductory skill you can teach your child. Reading Eggs is approved by educators everywhere and utilized by thousands of elementary schools all over the country. All aspects of reading comprehension are covered in this software including visual, auditory and kinesthetic. By using a variety of learning concepts done with ...

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Financial Success

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Financial Success Financial Success is the meaning behind the mailbox. It all started over 4 years ago. We found out we were having a baby. That was a wonderful gift. Then the mommy guilt set in. We were able to provide for our first child but not for our second. I do not mean the necessities I mean the extra gift I wanted to give. You see I am a teacher by trade and I believe one of the greatest gifts you can provide for your child is an education. I believe that planning for our children's ...

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Spring into Savings: Free Yourself from Cable and Satellite

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Free Yourself from Cable and save big! Spring is approaching faster than I would like but it is not the weather I dread but the Spring Cleaning. I always make my list of things I need to do and it seems to be Fall before I get them all done. This year I have decided to take a different approach to Spring Cleaning and will not be focusing on my house but my checkbook. I am very detailed when it comes to our monthly financials. I know when everything is due, how much is due, what check it ...

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Losing Weight with Water

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I Took the Challenge and Now I am Losing Weight with Water A few weeks back Amee (Madame Deals herself) issued a get healthy challenge by drinking water. That was the final kick I needed to give up my soda and sugary drinks and drink more water. I gave up soda for 3 months last year but caved into the caffeine before Christmas. My doctor has told me every month that I need to give up the soda before my Gastric Bypass in the Spring but it has been my one vice I just couldn't quit. I wasn't ...

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Planning a Baby Shower on a Budget

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 Find out everything you need to know about Planning a Baby Shower on a Budget! Everybody loves Baby Showers but the cost can be staggering as anyone who has ever planned a baby shower knows. It isn't that the guests expect a large bash but we are always so worried there will not be enough we go overboard. Planning a Baby Shower on a Budget 101 By invitations at the dollar store or take advantage of offers on sites such as VistaPrint, Shutterfly, and York Photo. Select a theme that ...

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Chuck-E-Cheese:The Do’s and Don’ts (A List)

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If you are a parent, then most likely, you have been to Chuck-E-Cheese. I just got back from our most recent trip to Chuck-E-Cheese about an hour ago, and I noticed while there, that *some* parents just don't know the unspoken rules of Chuck-E-Cheese, (don't you hate that!?) but it did give me some inspiration to write this post, so without further adieu... The Do's and Don'ts of Chuck-E-Cheese (A List)   First, Chuck-E-Cheese has no competition  (at least in my area) So DO ...

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