Early in the school year, I love to make cookies for the teachers, the bus driver, the principal, the secretary and all the folks that help get the school year off to a smooth start. I’ve come up… Read More >
Back to College Shopping? 10 Things You’ll Wish You Had
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Brita for Social Spark. All opinions are 100% mine. Dear Mom, The water in my dorm room tastes terrible, my mattress is awful and don’t get me… Read More >
The Ultimate Guide to Giving Back to Your Community
As much as I’d like to solve all of the world’s problems, my wallet allows me to do only so much. What I can do is make a difference in my immediate community. I’ve learned that there are… Read More >
College Student Discounts – The Ultimate List!
Tuition, housing, meal plan, parking pass, books, fees…they quickly add up for college students! Ready to save money? Grab your student ID and take advantage of discounts on computers, movies, shopping, food and more. Need Techie Stuff? Student… Read More >
DIY Water Colors: Turn your Kid’s Creativity into Splendid Splashes of Colors
Let your kids creativity show with water colors. But if you don’t have a set of them prepared, you can make one on your own. With a few materials you usually see in the kitchen, DIY water colors are… Read More >
The Back to School Countdown Game!
How many days until your children go back to school? I’m sure they can tell you exactly how many days because the countdown is on! This year, turn the back-to-school countdown into a game…it’s a way to savor… Read More >
The Top 9 Ways to Save Money on Textbooks
Going to college, or even taking a single class, can result in financial stress. This is especially true when hidden expenses, such as textbooks and lab supplies, start to add up. The frugal person will look for ways… Read More >
Finding an After School Routine
Leaving homework, dinner schedules, and bedtimes to chance has a tendency to create chaos and frustration during possibly the only family time of the day. Establishing a routine does not have to mean never allowing for flexibility, but… Read More >
Unique Gifts for Teachers and Students
Many teachers have probably seen all types of gifts imaginable, which is why many students, as well as their parents try to find unusual and unique gifts to give those truly special teachers. What teacher would not love an… Read More >
How to Save Money on Back to School Shopping
If you’re dreading the expense of back to school shopping, follow these steps to savings! 1. Find out how much you can spend on your children’s school supplies and stick to your budget, no matter what. 2. Get… Read More >
Make Your Own Lunchables!
It’s back-to-school time, and it’s back-to-lunch time! When it comes to school lunches, do you… A. Give your children $3 – $7 each day to buy an unhealthy, unidentifiable lunch on a tray? B. Stock your refrigerator with… Read More >
Save on Science Fair Display Boards
I’m tired of wasting money on science fair display boards! This year, we’ve bought our last display board because removable adhesive putty has come to the rescue! Instead of throwing away the board after the science fair, we’ll… Read More >