Posts Tagged ‘save’

Bump Up Your Calcium

A mother’s work is never done. From running to the grocery store, work, park play dates, cleaning, you name it, we do it all. Unfortunately, our health isn’t always at the forefront of our minds. And while most of us do a pretty good job of taking prenatal vitamins to help us stay healthy during pregnancy, we could still be missing out on vital vitamins and minerals that aren’t provided in prenatal vitamins; namely, calcium. 

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Skincare Products: Comparison Shop to Save Big

We all live and breathe by our skincare products, whether it’s our favorite shampoo and conditioner that keeps our locks looking model-worthy or the heavy duty moisturizing lotion that saves our skin during February’s wintry weather. We always seem to be shopping for the latest and greatest, or simply our tried and true favorite, skincare products, spending money every month on the essentials that make up our toiletry arsenal.

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5 Ways to Save Big on Car Insurance

There are several non-negotiable items in our monthly budgets — things like housing, car payments, student loans and insurance. And let’s face it, most of us aren’t exactly thrilled to shell out a portion of our hard-earned money for insurance — especially car insurance.

The fact of the matter is, many of us pay our car insurance diligently (and automatically) every month — and never actually have to use it. We don’t get into any major accidents — and small scuffs from taking a curb too close simply aren’t worth filing a claim for.

The good news is, there are probably a few things you can do to save yourself some money — without sacrificing anything! Here are five tips to help you win big when it comes to car insurance.

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8 Reasons to Take a “State”cation

With young kids, sometimes taking a “big” vacation just isn’t in the cards. Maybe you have a car-crier, or you recently potty trained or your child just started school. Maybe work schedules don’t allow for a week-long vacation. Maybe your budget doesn’t (because, let’s face it — kids are expensive! And so are vacations).

Or — maybe you took a summer vacation, but would still like to get away with the family for a few days.

Consider taking a state-cation; that is, exploring your own state! Between state parks, historical monuments, fun museums, local festivals and new playgrounds, there are probably lots of places you’ve never been before. Here are 8 reasons on why to take a family state-cation.

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Fostering Grateful Children in a Me, Me, Me World

It’s nearly impossible not to spoil your children. There’s always a toy they’ve “got” to have, and when you agree that toys these days are pretty cool it’s hard not to give in. Every day there’s a new app for the iPad that you excuse because it’s a “learning” tool. And the list of experiences that you can enjoy all for the sake of creating memories and having fun is endless.

In the midst of trying to be doting parents, your children can easily lose the ability of being grateful: Grateful for material things as well as for adventures that you think of as commonplace, such as trips to museums and parks. And it’s not only all the stuff; it’s easy to take even the necessities in life for granted. It’s hard for children to understand that others may not be as blessed as they are, and that there are people in your own towns and throughout the world who don’t have your advantages.

In that vane, and seeing that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we’ve come up with some simple ways to help your children gain appreciation for their plentiful world.

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Make Your Own Mayo

Mayonnaise is a staple in most every American household. From a simple turkey sandwich, to pasta and tuna salads, to snack foods and dinner entrees, mayo is a crowd pleaser and a palate pleaser. Instead of settling for the unwanted and mysterious ingredients in major mayo store brands, don’t you think something with a bit less sugar and preservatives and made with real ingredients sounds more enticing? We’re here to give you a healthier mayo fix by showing you how to whip up your own homemade mayonnaise in 15 minutes with 5 ingredients!

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10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Farmers’ Market

Summer is here! And that means there’s probably a Farmers’ Market near you that is in full swing. Farmers’ Markets are great places to find local and organic produce, handicrafts, pastured meats and dairy, and homemade goodies. Just make sure that you follow these 10 tips to make your visit to the Farmer’s Market as good as it can be.

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All About Your Cup of Joe

Ah, coffee: that bold, flavorful, aromatic, caffeinated cup of deliciousness crucial to every parent’s morning (and, let’s be real: afternoon). But, with so many types of roasts, coffeemakers, grinders and drinks, preparing that morning cup of Joe isn’t as simple as just pressing “on.” Here’s your guide to all things coffee, so you can customize your perfect cup!

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Eating Organic on a Budget

Eating Organic on a Budget

It seems now a days that more and more people are going organic when it comes to their food. If you have ever bought anything organic, you know that it can cost 50% to 100% more than regular foods. The cost of food is rising, but this doesn’t mean you can’t have an organic diet. It’s also no secret that non-organic food can contain cancer causing hormones, immunity destroying antibiotics, and dangerous pesticides. We understand that it may be impossible to eat everything organic all of the time, but we have dug deep to find some tips on how you can eat organic on a budget.

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How to Grocery Shop with a Toddler (or two!)

Do you remember the joy of strolling through the grocery aisles at your leisure, sipping on Starbucks, flipping through your organized coupon book, price comparing peanut butter for a good 10 minutes, and picking out the most expensive, hours-spent-researching bottle of wine? Yup, those were the days. The good ‘ol grocery shopping days that you won’t get back for the next 18 or so years.

Any mom out there knows that you can never simply “go grocery shopping.” The whole process from getting the kids out the door to the store and home again becomes an epic battle, complete with tears from everyone, lots of yelling, and many a forgotten item. This is compounded when you add a toddler or two to the mix. But don’t despair, there is a way to grocery shop with toddlers in tow and come out of the checkout line alive, complete with your bottle of wine (some things never change). Here’s how!

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DIY Eye Cream

Are you tired of spending way too much on expensive eye creams full of who-knows-what? Good news is you don’t have to forgo your eye cream to save a little. We have discovered an all natural eye cream packed with anti-aging nutrients to help reduce dark circles and puffiness and soothe the delicate skin around the eye. And you can make it with 2 simple ingredients right in your kitchen!

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22 Fashion Tips You Should Know

Everyone you talk to usually has a fashion tip or trick that they swear by, right? Do they all work? Well, not exactly. While some fashion tips are great, not all of them are successful. We wanted to find some of the best fashion tricks (or treats) out there. We’ve dug deep and come up with 22 of the best fashion tips we could think of. These are going to be super helpful for everyday use, and they’ll even improve your style. Hopefully they’ll also get you feeling a little bit more creative with your wardrobe!

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Money Management for Kids: Save, Share, Spend

As adults, the topic of money is often seen as a highly private, overwhelming, and misunderstood area. There is so much to learn, so much to control, and so much to mess up. That’s why a lot of Americans are in debt, foreclosure, or living paycheck to paycheck. As with anything worth learning, the best and most well-received knowledge comes to us when we’re a child. Let’s help prevent our children from making the same mistakes we have by simply educating them (and possibly ourselves) on the basics of good money management; beginning with the concept of save, share, and spend.

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10 ways to reuse Glass Baby food jars

10 ways to reuse glass baby food jars

If you choose to use pureed baby food when it’s time for your baby to start eating solids, you may have a ton of glass jars destined for the recycling bin. They’ve served their purpose, right? What other use could they possibly have? Believe it or not, quite a few! In this post, we’ll break down some ways you can reuse those jars around the house and ultimately get more for your money. Sound good? 

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On the Go Toddler Puree Snacks

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Are you among the many of us who have purchased a baby food processor during your child’s first year of life? Is it gathering dust because you don’t know what to do with it? Break that baby out! It still has great utility. It can save you money, help you “go green,” and let you tailor your child’s snacks to fit their needs and tastes by making your own easy puree snacks.

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