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Money and Finances: How to Live on a Budget

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It is important to be conscious of your lifestyle and spending when you are on a budget. Unless you are one of the Real Housewives of the Universe, you have to be practical in your spending choices. How to Live on a Budget Regularly ask yourself, "Is it totally…

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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we've burned through most of our ideas. We've taken the family trips, we've done the crafts, taken picnics, and we've cleaned the closets. Summer camps and…

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Creating Emergency Travel Kits for Your Family

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Natural disasters and other emergencies can strike at any moment, even while enjoying a fun family vacation. These emergency travel kits are simple to put together and can give you a little peace of mind while you're away from home. I like to think of it as insurance...you probably won't…

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Recipe: Easy and Inexpensive Homemade Hummus

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I don't have time to be uber-frugal and make everything from scratch, and I don't have the funds to go wild on convenience food purchases. So I tend to do the math, multiply the dollars and cents to decide which of our favorite dishes are best made cooking from…

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Gardening: Turning Your Garden Harvest into Playtime

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The family that gardens together, harvests together in more ways than one. Performing a community task strengthens relationships. Picking the fruits of their labor gives kids a sense of accomplishment. And they’ll be proud to serve “their” veggies at the table. You’ve likely planted fruits and veggies you knew…

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Bug Off: How to Repel Insects With DIY Recipes

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The 4th of July is so much fun—celebrating with friends and family, watching the fireworks, and other enjoying other outdoor festivities like a picnics and barbecues. There's only one potential downside: those pesky insects. Whether it's keeping insects away from your loved ones or from your roses... here are…

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