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6 Things to Avoid Packing in Your Kids Lunch

With the school year back in full swing for most of us, I thought we could all use a good reminder of what we shouldn’t be sending to school in our kids’ lunches. Whether for expense or for health reasons, you should keep certain things out of their lunch bags.


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How to Build Your Own Emergency Kits – Easy Step-by-Step Guide

With all of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, a lot of us have emergency preparedness on our minds. If you haven’t already made your own emergency kit, now is the time to do it. With an emergency kit you will be better prepared to survive when a catastrophe happens. Here is an easy step-by-step guide to help you build your own emergency kit.


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How to Save on Prescription Medications!

We recently had to put my daughter on a prescription medication and when I got to the pharmacy to pay I realized there might be ways you could save on your prescription medications that you didn’t realize! So if you have family members that take medication daily or even if it’s a one-time deal, check out these ways you can save at the pharmacy!


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Why you should be visiting Farm Stands and Farmers Markets

Do you have a farmers market in your area? How about roadside produce stands?  I live in the heart of prime farmland and I have probably 10 fresh produce stands within 5 miles of me and I love it.  If you have the ability, you too should be visiting these farms often and stocking up on delicious and healthy fresh fruits and veggies.


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5 Tips for Cutting Your Power Bill This Winter

Winter will be here before we know it and that means that many of us should start preparing for those utility bills to start rising.  If you have had enough of giving all of your money away to the power companies don’t fret, there are ways that you can save!  


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5 Ways to Thank Your Kids’ Teacher

With many kids back in the swing of the school year and many still waiting to go back, now is a great time to have a little reminder of all of the ways that you can say thank you to your child’s teacher!  


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How to Throw an Inexpensive Birthday Party

Oh birthday parties. I have such a love/hate relationship with them. My kids absolutely love going to parties and having them, but for the mom it can be a little overwhelming and expensive! There are a few quick tips to help you out when throwing a party on a budget. Here are a few ideas that should keep you from spending too much:


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Quick & Easy Back to School Hairstyles!

This year has already proven we’re going to have crazy busy mornings especially with having to do two little girl’s hair before school starts! So I wanted to share with you guys what we’ve done to make for easier mornings with some quick hair ideas!


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5 Ways to Prepare for the Holidays Now

 

I am a big believer in not going overboard during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t know how easy it is to do.  When my children were very young I found myself splurging on the gifts because I wanted them to have just the best time ever!  I didn’t really focus on the reality that my children were young enough that there was no way that they were going to remember the days at all!  Since then I have significantly pared down my holidays and I partially do so by preparing in advance.


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School Lunches Made Easy- Mix & Match These Lunch Ideas

For most of us school will be starting soon if it hasn’t started already. I don’t know about you, but I’m stressing about school lunches. My kids are pretty different in their eating habits which makes me frustrated at times. I’ve decided to try something new this year and mix and match different combinations of entrees/snacks, veggies/fruits, treats, and a drink. This way I can have those different items that will please all types of eaters. Hopefully this will help you out too! Here is what you do…


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