Stop Being a Wimp Learn How to Say NO

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How to Say NO How to Say No I wrote a post about saying Why We Said No to Disney. I realized it hit a nerve with people. The purpose wasn't to debate whether you should go to Disney or not. The purpose was to help people understand that saying "No" can lead to saying  yes to more important things. I am often faced with decisions as we all are. Decisions that I have to give an answer to and the answer reaches far more than the immediate implications. I wish to say "Yes" but saying "Yes" means … [Read more...]

Get Kids to Save Money: Jobs Kids Can Do

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Get Kids to Save Money Once children are old enough to understand the concept of money, they are old enough to learn ways to make money. There are always jobs kids can do, particularly jobs around the house. In our family, each child is assigned age-appropriate chores to complete each week.  They are not provided an allowance for doing these chores.  Here are some ideas for toddler chores and school age kid chores. If our kids would like to earn some money, we keep a list of … [Read more...]

Get Kids to Save Money

Get Kids to Save Money

Get Kids to Save Money Saving money is the one thing we all agree on in our family.  Something we can do every day is to teach kids to save money.  No matter what we are purchasing, whether groceries, gas, clothes, toys, or services, there is always a discussion of how to save money on that purchase.  Our children know what the standard response from us is any time they ask if we can buy something:  “How much does cost, is it on sale, and is there a coupon for it?”  Many people might think … [Read more...]

Free Printable Tooth Fairy Letters

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Free Printable Tooth Fairy Letters   My little girl has gotten her first loose tooth, so it will only be a matter of time before the Tooth Fairy will be paying our house a visit to collect that loose tooth. So I thought I would go ahead and prepare by making some Free Printable Tooth Fairy Letters and share them with you guys! I've made two printables for you today, one for you to write to the Tooth Fairy, and one that the Tooth Fairy writes back! It's a really cute (and FREE!) … [Read more...]

Kids Cranberry Mocktail Recipe

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Kids Cranberry Mocktail Recipe   We are not big drinkers in my house, but there are some special occasions  where we like to break out the mixers and create a fun drink! New Years eve tomorrow is one of those occasions where we like to have a fun drink. My 5 year old often asks why she can't have the fun looking drink that the rest of us are drinking, and it's hard to explain to a 5 year old why she can't. So instead of leaving her out, we like to come up with fun mocktail recipe … [Read more...]

Kids Christmas Crafts Roundup

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Kid's Christmas Crafts Together with my friends from Mavens of Money we bring you our hottest post. This week we're sharing all about Kids Christmas Crafts. The Mavens of Money group is comprised of 11 bloggers:  MadameDeals | The Coupon Challenge | Mom On Dealz | Coupons are Great | This Mama Loves | A Frugal Chick | The Centsible Family | Stretching Your Budget  | Penny Filled Pantry | Freebie Spot | Saving Toward Better Life | … [Read more...]

Kids Halloween Recipes:White “Haunt” Chocolate

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Kids Halloween Recipes:White "Haunt" Chocolate   If you are looking for a fun Kids Halloween Recipe  to make with your kids this Halloween season then you will love this White "Haunt" Chocolate, or as my daughter calls it, Liquid Ghosts! It is a super easy recipe to make, and it is perfect for warming up your bones during the cool fall nights. It only takes a few ingredients and about 10 minuets to make this hauntingly good treat, and is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!  … [Read more...]

Zombie Makeup for Kids

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Zombie Makeup for Kids   So your little prince (or princess!) wants to be a zombie for Halloween this year huh? This might be exciting for some of you, and not so exciting for others. Either way I'm here to show you a super easy way to do some quick zombie makeup for kids that you and your kids will love! This while makeup took me about 30 minuets to put on, and came off super easy when I was done! The best part is I only had to buy 2 things from the store, the rest of what I used I … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Makeup for Kids: Monster High Makeup

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Easy Halloween Makeup for Kids: Monster High Makeup Monster High has been a popular Halloween costume for a few years now, and I can see why, they are SO cute! My little girl personally is in love with all things Monster High, and has every doll, and even the ! So I decided to see how easy it would be to recreate these most popular Monster High character looks. We went with Frankie Stein, Abbey Bominable, and Draculaura! I decided to go with more of a "Makeup" look, rather than a "Facepaint" … [Read more...]

52% off Just Pretend Kids Costumes

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52% off Just Pretend Kids Costumes   These super adorable Just Pretend Costumes are perfect for Halloween or Dress Up time! Right now today only you can score one for $22.99 (Was $48!) from KidSTEALS.com! These costumes come in these  12 different adorable animals: Dark Green Frog, Light Green Frog, Panda, White Bunny, Pig, Brown Bear, Lady Bug, Black Dog, Black Cat, Giraffe, Dinosaur, and Monkey! They come in sizes 1t-2t and 3t-4t. Make sure to check out all the cute costumes and … [Read more...]