Birding Crafts for Kids

As a bird watcher, the one thing you probably cannot stand is a squirrel trying to get to your feeders. You put them out to encourage BIRDS to come to your yard, not scavenger squirrels that continuously take the food until it runs out. The one thing that seems to help this is the squirrel baffle. […]

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Family Budget – Kids and Cell Phones

This post brought to you by Straight Talk. All opinions are 100% mine. The question of whether kids need cell phones is controversial to some. With news headlines depicting continued financial instability and decline, the family budgets tighten even more. Common sense articulates budget cuts in this unstable environment. On the other hand, the recent […]

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TracFone – Affordable Summer Communication for Parents

This post brought to you by TracFone. All opinions are 100% mine. Summer vacation oftentimes leaves parents looking for an inexpensive alternative to keep in communication with the children. An expensive monthly cell phone bill is not a likely solution. TracFone is one of the least expensive cell phones in America, requiring no contracts, credit […]

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Summer Movie Events – One for the Girls

This post brought to you by Monte Carlo. All opinions are 100% mine. Parents certainly do not need a date to know summer has officially begun. With the school year closing events completed, the house is filled with the excitement of summer planning. One such exciting activity for my kids was deciding which of the […]

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$10,000 College Scholarship

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine. Regular readers know that I am a big supporter of store brand products. For the last 13 years, parents provide their children outstanding nutrition at affordable prices with Parent’s Choice Infant Formula. With the formation of the […]

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Walgreens Way to Well Fund? Supports Local Families

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know Walgreens is bringing preventive wellness services to local communities? How many times do you hear the news media grumble about big businesses getting all the breaks? This is a prime example of big business reaching […]

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End of Life Arrangements, Better Late than Never

Death, a tough but necessary topic to discuss Anyone who has lost a loved one recognizes how difficult loss can be. This emotional occurrence can be overwhelming. Without financial preparedness, loved ones may face unneeded financial burdens as well. Advanced planning is one of the most loving measures a parent can take on behalf of […]

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Furniture Built for Real Life

This post brought to you by Pier 1. All opinions are 100% mine. Natural wicker furniture has been in existence since the time of the pharaohs. The appreciation of wicker chairs and baskets spread from Egypt to Rome and then throughout Europe by means of international sea traders. Wicker wares were carried to Great Britain, […]

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Education: Innovative Methods Pay Off

One of the most vital elements a parent can provide their child is a strong educational foundation. Statistics from the DEO demonstrate the primary education years are critical. Having a direct comparison by raising two sons, the instructional distinctions between public and private primary schools are quite astounding, especially where art and music are concerned. […]

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Volunteer – Build Character in Children

Parents who support others by donating time and treasure edify and enrich their children’s lives. Volunteerism teaches basic character foundations to kids. Volunteering Builds Inner Strength Inner strength, or “resilience,” is the ability to cope with the stressful situations in life. Showing children love, offering security, social support, confidence, and allowing independence help to build […]

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