Unless you are Santa Claus, you do not have to give the entire world gifts. It’s tempting—the holidays …tend to bring that spirit out in people—but for your own sanity and wallet, you need to put limits on gift giving. And you need to streamline your shopping so that you
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Written by: Jill Greenlaw
It’s been a long winter for much of the US, but spring is on the horizon! Warm weather means a new set of clothing, spring cleaning and holidays. Don’t let it sneak up on you. Get your home and your family ready for the warm weather with these easy steps!
Get Organized For Spring
Here are some ideas for how you and your family can get organized for spring:
- Go through everyone’s spring clothes. Kids grow quickly so you may
When winter rolls in, you’ll probably find yourself looking for more heat than your furnace can provide. You’ll certainly have a great many heating alternatives to choose from, each with its own benefits, shortcomings and safety hazards. Reading and heeding safety information is essential.
But to make supplemental heating even
…Kids and chores can be a real source of stress in the home—I don’t think there is anything else that families fight about more. “It’s your turn,” “No, its your turn,” “I did it last time,” “How come I have to do that?” “That isn’t fair!” Have you noticed that
In any given day, a parent can make a variety of decisions that affect the family. Everything from deciding what foods are acceptable for breakfast to what kind of entertainment is available after school is predetermined based on previous experience. However, have you considered how much of an impact it
In our rushed schedule, we can get very distracted by deadlines and to-do lists. Looking down at our phone, we breeze past the person at the grocery store that just held the door open for us. When we practice expressing gratitude, we shift our focus from ourselves to others. We…
Money should be the least of your worries when bringing home a new baby. Unfortunately, for most adding a baby into the household budget is one of the biggest stresses of becoming a new parent. But do not fret; raising a child without breaking the bank is entirely possible.
Create a Spending Plan
This is part 3 of a 5 part series. For this post, we will be talking about Step 3, saving 15-20% of your annual income. Be sure to start with Step 1 and Step 2 first.
Step 3—Commit to Save 15%-20% of Your Annual Income…
Many families are heading back to school in the next month, and this usually means you will be buying school supplies and new school clothes for the kiddos. Trying to save …money during back to school time can be challenging, but with a few shopping tips, you can stay within
Whether your child is starting first grade or heading off to college, back-to-school time can wreak havoc on your wallet. Here are a few simple tips that I’ve used to help keep us on track as a new school year begins.
5 Tips For Back to School Shopping