Halloween is the chance to be something different and collect candy for it.  My kids love all the wonderful costumes they see when we go to the store.  However, with four children, buying store made costumes can become ridiculously expensive.  Of course, my kids would never even consider wearing the same costume or even one […]

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Tips For Raising A Big Family On A Budget

by Emma W.R. on October 21, 2015

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Whether economic times are good or bad, it certainly can be stressful and tough to provide for one’s family, especially one that is quite large.  When money is a concern, there are ways to stretch that dollar to get the most out of it that you can: PURCHASE ITEMS IN BULK – Frequent retailers—“warehouse” places […]

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Photo Ideas for an iPhone Photo Case

by Emma W.R. on October 14, 2015

iPhone photo cases are fun and can give your phone a brand new look! Here are 3 great photo ideas for an iPhone photo case. Phones are basically glued to us everywhere we go. Life is busy and it’s easy for us to lose sight of the people we love and cherish most. What better […]

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Photo Wall Calendars are a Great Gift Idea

by Emma W.R. on September 30, 2015

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We all have those people on our list that have it all. My parents are those people. If they want it, they buy it. That’s great for them but what do you do when you want to give them something special for the holidays or a birthday? I have the best solution: A Photo Wall […]

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When is it NOT ok to send an Ecard?

by Emma W.R. on September 23, 2015

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We have to admit that we are lazy people in this digital era. We find the easiest way to avoid human contact and everything revolves around online interaction. Texts, emails and digital correspondence is now the norm. I had to ask myself what occasions are not acceptable for me to send an Ecard. If you […]

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Let’s face it – these days, kids are just as busy as their parents. Playdates, recitals, sports practice, tutor sessions… it’s no wonder so many of us struggle to get them up for school in the morning! It can be hard to keep everyone’s schedules straight, but we have some tips on how to keep […]

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Studying Techniques for Children

by Emma W.R. on September 9, 2015

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There are experts out there 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 not work for today’s kids. First […]

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Sunday Dinner Italian Style – Lasagna

by Emma W.R. on September 8, 2015

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I grew up in a large Italian-American family. One of the things that was tradition was Sunday dinner. Everyone would gather at my grandmother’s home and we would share a meal fit for a king while enjoying wonderful family time. You can create your own Sunday dinner tradition with a true Italian classic, lasagna. So […]

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Cuban Grilled Corn

by Emma W.R. on September 4, 2015

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Fun Crafts For Your Child’s Science Fair Project

by Emma W.R. on September 2, 2015

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If your son/daughter is looking for a fun Science Fair idea then why not introduce them to the classics! You can’t go wrong with a model Volcano or the Potato Powered Clock. Science Fairs are not just about winning awards and ribbons- help your child develop a passion and enthusiasm for learning and being creative. […]

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