18 Easy Ways to ROCK Valentines Day for Your Kids

Growing up, my mother always had a surprise waiting for my siblings and I when we woke up to get ready for school on Valentine's Day morning. She had heart shaped EVERYTHING decorating the house. It always put us in the perfect mood. Not only did she decorate, but she always found a way to slip something into our backpacks so we could remember the love she and our father had for us kids while we were away. I remember finding everything from heart... …
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How to Teach Your Children About Money (and why it’s so important!)

How to Teach Children About Money When my first born started talking, walking, and growing I was quick to pick up the educational toys and books to help teach him shapes, colors and the alphabet. These things are important, right? At two years old, I noticed that he became fascinated with money.  This made me really start thinking about how I could teach him and the rest of my children about money.I have found that far too often the... …
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105 Cheap Date Night Ideas

20 years of marriage and 8 kids later... here's my top tip for a successful marriage... date nights are a must! Here's a list of more than 100 ideas. Time to make date night a priority!
I've been married for 20 years now, and I'll be the first to say that having a successful and loving marriage takes work!   If you don't take the time to nourish it, your marriage relationship can evolve from a relationship of loving adoration into one that feels like you're nothing but business partners managing home, work, and family schedules together.One thing my husband and I have always tried to do is to make Friday night date night... …
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Got Bored Kids?Here’s My Little Trick…

Are you tired of your kids getting sucked in to mindless games, television, and videos? Here's my workaround... I recognize the need to decompress and be a part of the digital world. But I'd MUCH rather have them be benefiting long term from their time on electronics. That's why I am glad to have found ABCmouse.com. ABCmouse is the a fun "game" software (except you don't download ANYTHING) that allows kids from ages 2-8 to LEARN while they are PLAYING!... …
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Top 10 Reasons to Give the Gift of a Vacation This Christmas {Plus $100 Giveaway}

Two years ago Christmas prep was SIMPLE. Why, because rather than trying to figure out 4-5 gifts for every one of my children, they each got one item valued at about $30, and then we surprised them with a big trip to Disney! This was by far the most memorable Christmas gift we've ever given! Make sure you read my Ways to Save Money at Disneyland post too!Read my top 10 reasons to give a vacation for Christmas AND enter yourself to win a $100... …
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25 Days of Christmas Idea & Dec 1 Worldwide Day of Service #LIGHTtheWORLD

"I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." - John 8:12 #LIGHTtheWORLDAs I sit here at my desk after the busiest work week of the year (#thankyouallretailersforturningblackfridayintoaweekinsteadofaday #jk), I'm grateful for the opportunity to sit in stillness. Working 80+ hours in 6 days makes me REALLY appreciate a few things...I appreciate that 80 hour work weeks... …
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Save Money at Disney

How to Save Money on Your Disney Vacation... Who loves Disney? Who wants a family vacation? Who is ready to make memories to last a lifetime? As you know, Disney isn’t cheap, but it can be one of the happiest places on earth with your family! Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next adventure! And if you're looking for a deal on your Disney Vacation, I highly recommend checking out this company (they offer layaway plans too!). If... …
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Report Card Freebies and Incentive Ideas for Good Grades!

Report Card Freebies and Incentive Ideas for Good Grades!
 Celebrate a job Well Done with Freebies and Rewards!As the end of the school year quickly draws near, report cards will be rolling out soon (our school district just ended 3rd quarter, so many of these freebies will apply now and again in a few months)! To recognize all of the hard work that children have putting in, there are several companies that reward for good grades! Check out this list of freebies you can redeem, as well as ideas that... …
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