Fun and Easy Pumpkin Painting Ideas (Guest Post)

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It’s almost that time of year again—time for costumes, candy, and of course pumpkins! Halloween is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about the cutest pumpkins ever. This is the year to make something creative and to really work with your kids on something that will be adorable and [...]

End of Summer Pool Party for Kids

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It’s hard to believe but the end of the summer is upon us! Though it feels as if summer just began, it’s almost back to school time and a collective groan will soon weigh heavy over the children. If you want to make this a special and fun time of year for your kids, then [...]

Hosting a Party Without Breaking Your Bank (and Back!)

We have all been through times when we would love to entertain our family and friends, but we feel that money is just too tight to splurge on a party, or feel that we simply can’t make time to plan. Then that big event comes along, a milestone birthday or graduation, that you feel is [...]

7 Elements of a Successful Birthday Party (Guest Post)

Throwing a birthday party for your child can seem a bit overwhelming. There is all this pressure to have the perfect birthday party. While it certainly doesn’t have to be perfect, there are a number of ways to make sure that it is successful. Here are the 7 elements of a successful birthday party. 1. [...]

Guest Post: Connect with Your Daughter Through Reading

Ever tried having a discussion with your teen daughter about dating, having sex, drinking alcohol or being exposed to drugs? If so, you may have discovered that she puts up a wall against these types of conversations.  She may be too embarrassed or too afraid to reveal what she and her friends are doing, even [...]

Mystery Shopping for Fun and Profit (Guest Post)

by Cathy Stucker, author of The Mystery Shopper’s Manual Mystery shopping is not all fun and games, but it is a flexible and enjoyable way to make extra money and get “free” stuff. Although mystery shopping is work, it has definite advantages over a regular job. Because most mystery shoppers are independent contractors, they choose [...]

The Treasures of Reading With Your Kids (Guest Post)

With four kids I do a lot of reading.  I’ve taught each one of them to read with phonics my way.  However, as they outgrew the phonics program we started to read together each night.  I realized that reading together can do more than just benefit your kids – it benefits me as a parent. [...]