No More Bored Kids with the Summer Savings at Dollar General

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   No More Bored Kids with the Summer Savings at Dollar General         At Dollar General all of your summer needs are answered. I was given a challenge and that was to have my kids spend $35 to get as many things as they could find to stop the age old cry of I am bored. I think they did a super job. I was frankly surprised by the … [Read more...]

Puracyn® a Must Have in Every Summer First Aid Box #PuracynFirst

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Disclaimer: "This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received one 4 oz. spray bottle of Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care and a branded first aid kit. All opinions, text and experiences are my own." Summer First Aid Must Have If you told me how fast your kids grow up I would have never believed you. I can remember yesterday when my little guy was barely able to hold his head up. He started swimming this summer. He is currently taking lessons … [Read more...]

DIY Summer Beauty Tips

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DIY Summer Beauty Tips   Summer is almost here! Time to break out the sunscreen and beach waves! I love finding great DIY Beauty Tips like the homemade beauty recipe roundup I shared before. It's amazing the amount of little things you can make and do for yourself by DIYing that will save you time, money, and chemicals! So if these are things that are important to you, then keep reading to check out some of my favorite DIY Summer Beauty Tips!  … [Read more...]

Prepping for Summer Parties

Summer is a fantastic time for social events. Even if you aren't currently in school or teaching school, chances are your invitee list includes at least a few people who have school-age kids. For that reason, summer is a fantastic time to schedule all sorts of events with the people who can’t usually attend. Parties thrown in summer are no exception. If you’re careful about setting up beforehand, you can have a great time with your guests without constantly worrying that everything is going to … [Read more...]

Tips to Maximize School Material Retention

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Tips to Maximize School Material Retention Many schools send home "summer packets" with the children as well as a summer reading list. These can be approached as something we have to do before we go swimming or it can be included as a part of your daily routine. I highly recommend the latter. Incorporate into the children's everyday activities fun exciting educational material. Reading does not have to be boring or expensive. Educational information is found in many different forms- books, … [Read more...]

Having Fun with Summer Learning for Kids

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Summer Learning for Kids Last year I had the pleasure of assisting a very fun first grade class. This year I was able to move up with them and assist them in second grade as well. I was totally shocked those first weeks of second grade! We would work on something I knew the students learned last year and it was like they never learned it. Then as a parent of 3 I was worried. What did my children forget? What could I have done so that my children don’t have to struggle so much? As the year went … [Read more...]

FREE Summer Fun Scrapbook Kit

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FREE Summer Fun Scrapbook Kit Summer is in full swing, and what better way to display your summer memories than with a fun scrapbook! Your FREE Summer Memories scrapbook will come with: 8¼" x 8¼" hardcover scrapbook Colorful summer-themed recipe cards Patterned and solid-color papers Stickers, tags and red iron brads Adhesive squares and two-sided tape Illustrated, step-by-step directions You get all that for FREE, just pay $6.95 shipping! Make sure to grab your FREE … [Read more...]

Free Summer Activities for Kids

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Free Summer Activities for Kids Need ideas for free summer activities for kids? Follow my family as we explore some of the free (or almost free) things to do this summer. I am the always proud, often frazzled mom of two active, spirited little girls. And like many one-income families (and many two-income families too, for that matter) summer camp is just not in the budget. So every summer, my job is to find fun ways to keep us busy – without breaking the bank. And whenever possible, I … [Read more...]

Money Saving Tips on Summer Reading for Kids

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Summer Reading for Kids Summer is almost upon us. School is letting out. Mothers are trying to figure out how to keep children occupied, thus calm(er). Schools assign summer reading for kids recommendations and many schools have followup activities and quizzes in the fall. As a public and private school teacher turned homeschool mom reading is a daily must for my children. The problem comes in determining how to keep enough books around so they always have something new and different to … [Read more...]

Fun Healthy Recipes for Kids: Mini Watermelons

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Fun Recipes for Kids: Mini Watermelons I am always looking for fun healthy recipes for kids to make for my little girl. Luckily, we love fruits around here and so when I saw these super cute mini watermelons I knew I had to give them a try! It is a fairly simple recipe and only has 2 ingredients! Here is how to make this Fun Healthy Recipes for Kids: Mini Watermelons: … [Read more...]