Care-Package Must Haves for The College Girl

Care Package Must Haves for The College Girl

Do you have a daughter or granddaughter that just flew the nest away to college? If you don’t have kids that age yet, perhaps you are looking for a unique gift idea for your faithful babysitter as she leaves for college, or know someone overseas with the military. Regardless of the exact situation, care packages are a simple way to tell someone that you are thinking about them when you are apart. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite brands to feature in our college girl care package must have roundup for this fall.

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10 Ways to Save Big on Kids’ Clothes

It’s back-to-school season, which means new clothes, shoes and gear for kids — and an unpleasant Visa statement for parents.

The National Retail Federation estimates that parents spend roughly $300 per child on back-to-school shoes and apparel — a number that doesn’t include electronics, school supplies or extracurricular activities. In total, the NRF reports that the average family with children in grades K-12 plans to spend over $600 per child on electronics, apparel and other school needs.

Multiply that times a few kids… and there goes your budget!

But fear not! At Daily Mom, we love a great deal, and have several tricks up our sleeves for saving big when it comes to kids’ clothes! Here are 10 ways you can too:

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20 Thrifty Indoor Activities to Beat the Summer Heat

It’s July. It’s still summer break. You’ve exhausted all your in-town-fun resources. It’s sweltering outside, and your kids are B-O-R-E-D. Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Don’t fear! Just keep scrolling for 20 summer fun ideas that are easy, inexpensive, and can be done in the comfort of your air-conditioned home (or in your backyard if you choose).

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4 Sources for Stylish and Affordable Maternity Wedding Guest Attire

Being pregnant during the summer months presents a number of challenges, but one that can be particularly frustrating is that it coincides with wedding season. Even though you won’t be “the” woman of the hour, you are likely to attract some attention so you’d probably like to find something that flatters your bump but doesn’t break the bank. Here are four sources to help you be a stylish mama-to-be at any summer nuptial!

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Stocking Stuffers: Holiday Gift Guide

Stocking Stuffers always seem to end up last on the holiday shopping list each year. While retailers try to temp you in their checkout lines with grab-and-go trinkets on your way out the door, we have come up with a list of fun, useful and quality stocking stuffers for everyone on your list most under $25. This year, surprise your family with stocking stuffers they will love that will actually stand the test of time.

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Cheap Beauty Products That Work

I am a cosmetic/beauty product junkie. I’ve tried just about everything on the market from top-of-the-line “name brands” to “clearance rack” drug store finds. What I’ve learned, thousands of products (and dollars) later, is that the biggest names and price tags aren’t necessarily the best products. The following is a list of tried and true products that simply work… and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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Family Photo Outfits for Under $200

 

It’s easy to fall into the matching outfit slump when dressing up for your family photos. We have all seen it, or maybe even done it. All white shirts, all khaki pants. All wearing shades of blue, no patterns. You don’t have to be scared to inject a bit of personality, color and pattern into your outfits and you do not have to match!

You also do not have to spend a ton of money to create a great family look! Going through your closets and pulling out some of your favorite outfits and laying them out together is a great way to start. If you find that you need to get some new things in order to coordinate better for a photo that pops, here are a few ideas to get you started!

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