Summer vacation has arrived. For many of us, that means the constant refrain of, “I’m bored!” You want to provide something for your kids to do (other than watch TV or play video games), but you don’t want to spend a lot of money. Happily, there are some inexpensive things that you can do to amuse your kids over the summer. 9 Inexpensive Ways to Amuse Kids Over the … [Read more...] about 9 Inexpensive Ways to Amuse Kids Over the Summer
In just a few short weeks, kids will be out of school for the summer (some already are). While kids are counting down the remaining days they have left in school this academic year and can’t wait for those summer days, many parents are counting down the remaining days for a different reason. How can they keep their kids occupied and make sure they don’t lose all of the … [Read more...] about Take Advantage of Free 2011 Reading Programs During the Summer
Psychologists and marriage counselors champion the benefits of establishing regular “date nights” for married couples that have children. It’s a matter of keeping the romance alive in your relationship, reminding yourself that you’re still an adult, and—let’s call it what it is--sanity! We can only hang out on Sesame Street so long, and then we need adult time. There are two … [Read more...] about Inexpensive (Cheap) Date Night Ideas for Parents
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and restaurants are gearing up for the rush. Traditionally, Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants, followed by Valentine’s Day. Having worked in the restaurant industry for several years, dining out on Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day is something I always avoid. Though it may seem like a treat to take mom out to … [Read more...] about What Does Mom Really Want for Mother’s Day?
I don't love cleaning. OK, I kind of despise it. But what I always hated more was the idea that I was using chemicals in my home that were possibly damaging to my family and/or the environment. And the fumes just give me a headache. So, years ago, I swapped out some of the cleaners I regularly bought for natural ones I mixed up at home. I used ingredients that could often … [Read more...] about Make Your Own DIY Household Cleaners For Pennies