Tips & Tricks


How to Keep Your Sanity When You Travel With Kids

Traveling with kids can often be a daunting task. I love to travel with my son and we do it quite often. While we do lots of family trips I like to do trips with just my sona and I....

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Nifty (but Thrifty) Wedding Gift Ideas

Weddings are expensive – for the couple getting married, for the parents, and even for those attending. The average wedding is now around $35,000. The average guest spends $888 to attend a wedding — $118 of that going to gifts....

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Recycle Old Crayons Into Tie Dye Crayons

Everyone with kids has a container somewhere full of old busted up crayons. You hate to throw them in the trash but the kids don’t want to use small crayons. Snag that container and the kiddos and do this fun...

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Simple Ways to Teach Kids About Time Management

  Even as adults, time management is something that we are constantly improving on. It’s amazing to think about the fact that each and every day is entirely structured around appointments, meetings, and our ability to stay on track and...

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Dollar Store Hacks for Summer Fun Toys

Parents all over the world may have a slight obsession with all the awesome toy options that can be found at the dollar store. While it may be tempting to look elsewhere for toy options, it’s hard to beat the...

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Make Carpets Look New Again + Home Made Carpet Cleaning Solution

Cleaning carpets and keeping them looking good can get really expensive, especially if you have kids and dogs. There are several ways to Make Carpet Look New Again. Most are very inexpensive and easy to do. Carpet Rakes: My favorite...

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Tips & Tricks to Get Your Kid Out the Door in the Morning

Some days, mornings can be rough. When everyone in your family is hustling and bustling and trying to get out the door, it can be quite chaotic. Everyone needs to eat breakfast, to use the bathroom, find clean clothes, and...

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Tips to Beat the Summertime Boredness

Kids all over the world are jumping for joy in the fact that summertime is here. No more school, homework, or waking up to the beeping on an alarm clock alerting them that it’s time to mosey out of bed...

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The Best Foods to Buy in Bulk to Save You Money

The Best Foods to Buy in Bulk to Save You Money Buying food in bulk is a real money saver. It’s an appropriate option, regardless of family size. As long as you have adequate freezer and storage space, you’re good...

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17 Fun Summer Activities For Families To Enjoy Together

Summer is here! These fun summer activities for families to enjoy together are perfect for keeping your kids happy all summer long. Getting involved with fun family projects in the summer months is a great way to encourage your children...

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Instant Pot Hack to Cook Ribs

It’s raining – so of course I felt like smoking something. Had ribs – don’t have indoor smoker. Remembered Instant Pot and thought I would give it a shot. Won’t be smoked, but still will be ribs :) Quick Google...

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How to Use Your Phone to Save You Money While You Travel

These days, you need some sort of phone to help you travel. Most phones have “smart” tendencies. Instead of allowing your phone to sit there lifeless, use it to save you money while you travel. I know vacations aren’t supposed...

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7 Cheap Ways to Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

7 Cheap Ways to Keep Cool in the Summer Heat Summer is officially here and the temperatures are rising fast – it was 93 here today! As nice as it would be to keep the air conditioner set at a...

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Recycle End of The Year Used Crayola Markers

The end of the year is coming up and I bet you have quite a few used markers laying around. Did you know that Crayola recycles used markers? They do and they even pay the shipping. How cool is that?...

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Senior Discount for Those As Young As 50

You don’t have to be a senior to get the “senior” discount anymore, a lot of places are offering discounts for those as young as 50! The trick is you have to ASK for the discount. Here’s a list of...

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Make Your Roomba Last Longer!

Make Your Roomba Last Longer! Roombas and other robotic vacuums are expensive. We bought ours refurbished a whopping 8 years ago and it is STILL running. With some maintenance and minor repairs you can get a lot more years out...

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