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


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


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

free yourself from cable

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

losing weight with water

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)


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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Entering Sweepstakes: A how-to guide


Entering Sweepstakes: A How-to guide Entering Sweepstakes online is one of the quickest, and easiest ways to earn cash and prizes online. Anyone can enter, and anyone can win. In the end, it's all up to chance, and you can't win if you don't enter. In this blog post I will tell you the tips and tricks I have learned about entering sweepstakes quickly, and efficiently, enjoy! ...

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Cheap Cake Decorating

cheap cake decorating

Our budget saving tip for today is on cheap cake decorating! My tip is very simple and is perfect just in time for making some Valentine's Day treats. Instead of buying different colored sprinkles, which you would just end up having lots of excess and unused for months. You can simply buy plain white sugar. Then add food color to your white sugar. Voila! You have colored sugar sprinkles to decorate your treats. Easy right! With this method, you can just add food color to the amount ...

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