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Best Melissa and Doug Toys for a Screen-Free Summer

I’m a big fan of Melissa and Doug toys for toddlers and school-age kids. These toys are of the best quality and the themes represent a variety of activities and life skills that children will need to know throughout their lives. Here are a few that your child might enjoy. If you’re interested in teaching […]

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The Amazing Freedoms of Unschooling

I’m strongly considering homeschooling my daughter, and I’m very interested in the unschooling style for several reasons. With unschooling, your child’s interests and learning style play an integral role in their education. Unschooling doesn’t rely heavily on structured boxed curriculum or formalized lesson plans. Instead, kids in this setting would generally learn from real-world experiences […]

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You Can Meal Plan Right From Your Pantry

Are you tired of making repetitive trips to the store only to find out that you already had many of those same items in your pantry? If you want to save money on groceries, one of the best things to do is meal plan right from your pantry. Start by going through your pantry and […]

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Kick Mommy Burnout To The Curb with These Tips

Moms often have to wear many hats for their children. They are the cooks, teachers, disciplinarians, chauffeurs, counselors, playmates, and cheerleaders. With all of the responsibilities that mothers have, it is easy to develop burnout and stress. I experienced some of this over the past few days and today, I lashed out at my daughter […]

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I’m a New Single Mom. Now What?

I became a single mom four years ago, and there were a lot of things I didn’t know about parenting that I now know. I had support from my family and friends, and I devoured every article and piece of advice I could get my hands on. But in the midst of this, I failed […]

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Financial Mistakes You Must Avoid in Your 40s

Although I’m frugal for the most part, I haven’t always managed my money well. While in college, I maxed out my credit card and struggled to pay off the debt. I’m also in the process of paying off my student loan debt, and I learned from my mistakes. I have a daughter now, and as […]

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Excuses We Make for Staying in Debt

Excuses We Make for Staying in Debt I have a confession to make. I’ve been avoiding my student loan debt but now I want to make this year the year that I finally tackle it. Reality hit for me last year when I filed taxes. The federal government kept my whole tax refund because of […]

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Best Home Based Business Ideas for 2019

Before you write that business plan or build that website, it’s essential to figure out if the niche you’re interested in is viable and profitable. Sure you may want to sell personalized kids’ school supplies, but if there is no demand for them from your target customer base, you won’t do well. You will also […]

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What Are Real Financial Emergencies?

As we enter 2019, I’ve decided to do more saving and less frivolous spending. Sometimes my income gets irregular, and I will need to budget my funds more wisely. If we are going to have a better handle on our finances, we will need to save for emergencies and determine needs versus wants. Too often […]

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Raise Future Innovators with These Tips

I have been thinking about my financial future and that of my daughter’s. I’m in the process of revamping my strategy for working from home full time, and I want my daughter to actually have a life, not just live from paycheck to paycheck. Just as I’m seeking viable ways to afford to stay home […]

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