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Living Life is about being a parent, giving tips for home management, finance, humor, love, and everything the day throws your way.

5 Embarrassing Things Every Mom of a Teen Boy Should Know

“Sponsored post by Mirum. All opinions are my own.”

I asked him to do the laundry. He is 13. He is old enough to do the laundry. I thought that would be a great job for him. Boy, was I wrong!

I soon learned how to talk to teen boys.

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April 29, 2018

Gifts for a Traveler

Gift Ideas for People Who Travel

 gift ideas for people who travel

As you may have heard my husband met bed bugs. It wasn’t pretty and in fact most hotels do not have a policy when you meet them in the middle of the night. That’s why I made a list of must haves for a traveler. My gift ideas for people who travel are very useful and for sure they will love.

Gift Ideas for People Who Travel

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April 16, 2018

Travel with Kids Tips

Travel with Kids Tips


It is almost that time of year when you wonder can I afford a vacation. You know the little voice in your head that goes over your expenses and charts your income. Then you think I bet I can but I have to make some choices on what to spend my budget on. These are my Travel with Kids Tips to save money and have a good time. There are really four large expenses to consider as you.

  1. How will you get to your vacation?
  2. Where will you stay?
  3. What will you eat?
  4. What will you do while you are there?

I know how to reduce all four of the above costs. You need a map, plan, wish list, and creativity. I recently took a trip to Hampton, VA with my family. I am a big fan of road trips so because of this and the fact that driving to your vacation destination can save some money, we decided to drive. I have three children so I decided to do some research to find things that could make the trip go as smoothly as possible and keep them entertained for the 2 hours drive. These tips work when we drive 11 hours away to Rhode Island each year and 13 Hours to Florida.

How to Travel With A Dog By Car

If you intend to fly then I suggest you fly out on Tuesday. I also suggest you create a profile on a site and set up alerts for deals on your destination. I start early and usually wait until I think I have the best deal possible.

Summer Travel Tips: Vacations With Babies

  1. Where will you stay?

We save a lot of money by using our credit cards and building up hotel points. I also suggest Air BNB. The best tip I have received is to look a couple miles out from your destination if you have a car you can save a lot of money by not being directly in the city. I know it may be a bit annoying but you can save hundreds a night. I always suggest a room with a kitchenette.

What will you eat? This is my favorite way to save because it is the easiest. You may think I am crazy but I feel like meals are the worst budget busters there are. We bring our Power Air Fryer and we cook one meal a day. When we travel we eat out for one meal a day. We usually make it a large lunch closer to dinner. I am able to cook a large breakfast and bring a snack for the kids. Then we eat lunch out which is typically 35% less than dinner per person. What have I made in our Power Air Fryer Oven?

I have made everything from fried pickles and baked chicken fingers recipes to fried fish, pizza, chicken, potatoes, and even burgers. I know my husband thinks I am crazy bringing it along but it is the perfect answer to staying within budget. I love how easy it is to use and how versatile it is. You just can’t go wrong with it and it helps us stay gluten-free and dairy-free so my husband doesn’t get sick when we are away. We spend $50- $100 for a family of five when eating out for dinner. We know that having our Power Air Fryer Oven saves us at least $75 a day. It is easy to use with preprogrammed options, easy cleanup and accessories to help you cook almost anything it is worth the cost.

What will you do while you are there? I look at the location I am going to and a google what free things are there to do in and then I put in the place. I have found so many wonderful locations that I had no idea were free. You can see what I did in Hampton, Va for free. We explored the city, history, and even met some animals.

The most important thing about traveling is creating memories and not debt that will live on long after the trip is gone.


Summer Travel Tips: Traveling with Kids

Real Advice Gals Tips for Happy Travelers:


I came up with some really great free activities that kept them entertained.


The first thing I did was go on google and look up places where I could download some free printable games. The best place for these I found was


Travel Games For The Car

Car Games To Help Keep The Peace


I found quite a few games that can be played multiple times without becoming boring. Instead of printing out multiple pages of the same games what I decided to do was to take report covers/ sheet protectors and slip the games inside. This way instead of using them one time and throwing them out, they could be used over and over again with dry erase markers. When we were done with the game we would erase and have new sheets. This is also nice because if a mistake was made it could be erased easily.Continue reading

April 15, 2018

15 Uses for Coffee Grounds

After you brew your morning coffee, what do you do with the used coffee grounds? If you said, “I throw them away”, have I got a list of uses for coffee grounds for you! Used coffee grounds can be used for many different things. Before you toss them in the trash, take a look at these unusual uses for coffee grounds that may come in handy.

15 Amazing Uses for Coffee Grounds that you should know!

Uses for Coffee Grounds

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British Soccer Camps

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