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  • Welcome to our Parenting page. Enjoy motherhood advice on navigating children’s various ages and stages, tips for education, and ideas for home management. This list highlights our most popular posts, or scroll down for the most recent tips.

Gearing up for the new school year!

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It’s that time again!  Back-to-School season is officially here!  Whether you’ve just begun prepping for the new school year, or your kids have already started – this can be an exciting but hectic time for both parents and kids.  Summer flew by and now is about the time when everyone…

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Frugal Living: 5 Summer Money Saving Tips

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With gas prices back on the rise, families will need to find ways to save more money as the summer kicks off. Summer fun doesn't have to be expensive. There are many ways to cut corners and still be able to connect as a family. Check out these great money

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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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