Parenting

Money Saving Tips for Parents

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It’s nothing new to most of us: the cost of most things seems to always be increasing. Food, gas, utilities, clothes, and don’t forget tuition. One thing I learned from my mother is how to make a dollar stretch. We may not have had all of the name-brand jeans and sneakers, but we were clothed, […]

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Tips for putting your child to sleep

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Do you just dread bedtime? I know I always did until I came up with some basic rituals that made my life so much easier. A consistent routine is vital to getting your child in bed and asleep at an hour that enables you to still feel human. I cherish the times I have with […]

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How to Get Your Children to do Chores

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 When I first decided to give my children chores, my entire household went into a frenzy.   “Are you kidding,” asked the kids. My husband thought there would be more work in hassling them to complete the chores, and it would be easier to just do them ourselves. Nobody likes doing chores, but I feel it […]

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Good Studying Techniques for Children

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I’m sure there are experts out there with fancy degrees who make a good living studying these things, but when the question of what are good studying techniques for children comes up, I defer to my own experience as a parent and my own study habits way back when to understand what does and does […]

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Why you should let your baby cry it out

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When my son was born I had no clue what was involved in caring for a baby. I did a lot of babysitting as a teenager, but I soon found out that babysitting did not prepare me for being a mother. A new life that is totally dependent on you is a huge responsibility so […]

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Choosing the First Day of School Outfit

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Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in […]

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Preparing Your Kids for Back to School

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Back to school can be a crazy time and potential for drama is high. Preparing your kids physically and emotionally can help make the first days of school easy ones. Try to get school supplies as soon as you have a list; there’s nothing like fighting crowds for the last pack of pens to put […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Child?

September 10, 2013

Does the word money stress you out? Ever catch Suze Orman’s “Can I Afford It?” segment on her weekly television show? Do you know how to balance your household budget? If you’re a soon-to-be mom, these questions aren’t so out there. With the rising costs of gas, food, rent and taxes, it’s only natural to […]

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