A Mom’s Guide to Making it Through the Holidays with Your Sanity (What’s Left of it, Anyway)

Beating the Stress of the HoliDAZE! This time of year is busy, busy, busy. Between the shopping, entertaining, traveling and other events happening this month, you might be left feeling more frazzled than festive. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the hectic schedule of the season, and the feeling of being pulled in too many directions, here are a few things you can do to preserve your sanity. 4 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season Say NO You don’t have to go to every party you are invited to or event that is happening. Pick the few things that...

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The Perfect Gift Can Make You Believe in Holiday Magic

Bella Breakdown Remember when you were a kid and your heart was set on that one particular gift? Whether it was a pair of skates or a Red Ryder BB Gun...

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Holiday Savings: Tips And Tricks To Help You Save Big!

It’s our favorite time of the year! It’s the time where we get to see our family and friends, but it’s also the time where we are constantly buying gifts for others making us very conscious of what are budget is especially if we lost track of it on summer vacation and other times through the year! With that being said, we have some great tips and tricks for you to help you save big this holiday season. Tip #1: Save On Holiday Grocery Sales During the holiday time there tends to be a lot that goes on in...

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Give The Gift Of Hope This Holiday Season: Shop To Stop Diabetes!

‘Tis The Season Of Gift Giving & We Know Just The Place to Shop It’s the most wonderful time of the year… holiday time! And although it’s said to be the most joyous time of the year, many people have a long list of family and friends to shop for with limited time to spare, especially if you’re a last minute shopper like me. Plus, we all have a few people on our list who are simply impossible to buy for and when it’s all said and done we find ourselves ordering gifts at the last minute from a...

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Budgeting with a Brood: Raising a Family Without Raising Debt

Ways to Keep Your Family on Budget Be conscious while shopping.  I sometimes find myself buying something for my children that they don’t need, buying an item at the grocery store even though we already have it at home, or putting something in my shopping carriage because it looks attractive in the store even though I don’t really need it. Find “invisible” ways to spend less.  One way I do this is during hot months, raising the thermostat at least 5 degrees when I know we won’t be home for several hours.  I also turn the fan setting on...

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