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Free and Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Tweet One of my favorite things about the holiday season is watching my kids’ faces light up as they find a much-coveted item under the Christmas tree. No, the season is not all about the gifts, but the excitement and joy on their faces is something that makes the holiday brighter. Some years, though, finances […]

Christmas Countdown Ideas

Tweet   Decorations are going up and the holiday spirit is in the air! It’s time to deck the halls, wrap the gifts, and fill our homes with the sounds and smells of the Christmas season. For little ones and even us “big kids”, the anticipation of Christmas is something that overwhelms us. Counting down […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe Roundup

Tweet We’ll soon be sitting down with our family and friends to celebrate and give thanks with a table overflowing with delicious food. Once dinner is over and thanks have been given, what do you do with all of those yummy leftovers? If you’re like me, there are only so many turkey sandwiches you can […]

Black Friday Shopping Tips

Tweet It’s almost hard to believe that we’re just a week out from Black Friday! Holiday preparations are in full swing over here and I’m excitedly preparing my gift lists for family and friends. For me, it’s important to make the most of my holiday gift budget, so I am always looking out for the […]

Finding a Pet Sitter During the Holidays

Tweet This guest post is sponsored by Rover.com and written by Nat Smith, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. There are many tasks on our to-do list over the holiday season, from shopping to entertaining to planning our holiday travel. When Rover.com reached out to […]

Start New Family Thanksgiving Traditions

Tweet With Halloween now behind us, everyone at my house is ready to start thinking about the next big fall holiday – Thanksgiving! As this is a time of family togetherness and food, we’re always excited for our Thanksgiving plans to begin coming together. Putting together a menu and finding out which relatives can attend […]

Tips for Affordable Family Weekend Getaways

Tweet This year, due to work schedules and budgeting for a really amazing trip in a couple of years, our family opted not to do a full vacation. Instead, we are taking a long weekend away in Washington, D.C. for a break from the norm and a little family fun. Though the budget for a […]

Fun Halloween Treats To Make With Kids

Tweet We’re just days away from Halloween and it’s time to start getting everyone in the spirit.  Whether you’re prepping for a class party, hosting friends for a spooky get-together, or just want to add a little seasonal fun with the kids, tasty Halloween treats are a great way to enjoy the season. I’ve pulled […]