What's for dinner? What am I wearing tomorrow? Where are we going on our next vacation? There are some many things in life to consider for ourselves and our children — and when considering investing now in your child's...
My sophomore daughter has scheduled her SATs, and the reality that these are some of the first steps in preparing for college has truly hit home. Talks about where she might like to go when she graduates and what...
Ah, springtime. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and you are carrying heaps of things to the trash pile. This time of year is very popular for organizing and decluttering your home, but why stop there? Spring...
Who doesn’t love buying new baby clothes? I mean, they make them irresistible with all the gingham and bows. When my first son was born we bought new clothes and of course received some as gifts. I fell in...
We have always been a family that lives frugally. We budget, we monitor our spending and we keep an "emergency fund" in our back pocket, just in case. And to be honest, I love this about our frugal little...
As the mother of two high schoolers, the talks about post-graduation plans, colleges, and future careers are prevalent in our home. My sophomore daughter receives daily mail from colleges and universities after taking the PSAT encouraging her to think...
As new parents, the last thing my husband and I wanted to think about when our daughter was born was one day sending her away to college and absorbing the rising costs associated with it. Sixteen years later, as...
Some of my closest friends and family disagree with me on this, but we are NOT paying our child an allowance. At least, we don’t plan to for the near future — he’s only 9. Possibly never, until he...
My son’s second grade class was tasked with a “genius hour” project. The directions were simple: It could be about anything the student wanted as long as they could present something to the class in a few months' time....
Get excited, because we are just a few weeks away from Jacksonville's best Name-Brand Children's Consignment Sale — WeeTRADE! Check out the top five reasons why you do not want to miss this sale: 1. Best price in town for Halloween...
Now that school has begun, and we have gotten back in the swing of our morning routine, I thought I would share some tips and ideas for packing school lunches that are fun and appealing to kids! My daughter...
In my planner I have a sticker on the box for the date of August 1. It says “JUST BEGIN….” I put it there to remind me to take a deep breath, because hold on, August is here, and...

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