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Winter Money Saving Tips


  Winter tends to be one of the more expensive seasons - and not just because of the holidays. Warming up your home, your children, and yourself can rack up quite a bill on its own. However, winter eating and traveling habits can also incur costs you may not have even thought about. A lot of these expenses can be slashed or eliminated altogether though. Here’s some tips on how to do it...


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15 Tips For Sticking To Your New Years Resolution


New Year’s resolutions are notoriously hard to stick to. Of those that set a resolution, only 9.2% feel they actually succeeded, This can be discouraging if you’ve set a New Year’s resolution, but don’t let this scare you. You can absolutely stick to your resolution if you set yourself up for success from the beginning. The tips below will help you do just that.   &n...


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Easy, Healthy and Kid-Friendly Healthy Recipes


Having a child can present a unique obstacle for parents looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Making a separate meal for your child would be costly but children aren’t known to enjoy healthy foods. This is why kid-friendly healthy meals are the perfect solution. You can get creative or find recipes on the internet like these five: Baked Potato No real recipe needed here; just bake a p...


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SPAOA Bed Giveaway


It pays to ask for help when you need it, as Felicia of Milwaukee, WI found out when we called her and told her we were flying out to buy beds for her grandchildren. Felicia posted her story on our website after finding it by chance while searching the web for assistance. The SPAOA team was so touched by her story, we decided to personally head out to Milwaukee and help. We are so happy that we co...


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Ways To Save On Back To School Supplies


Kids will soon be returning to school from winter break, and for some that means school supplies will need to be replenished. While more expensive items like backpacks may have already been taken care of at the beginning of the school year, other items will need to be replaced. The expense probably won’t be as high, but if you’re low on cash, getting these school supplies can still be ...


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Kid Friendly New Years Eve Ideas


The New Year’s is coming and most people are planning to go out to clubs and parties. But most of these events aren’t appropriate for children. As a single parent, a kid friendly New Year’s option may be better suited to your situation. If you’re having a hard time thinking of something fun to do with your child to celebrate, check out these ideas: Have a special &ld...


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Fat Burning Meals with Robert Ferguson


Most diets require tricky meal plans that take up time you don’t have. True to it’s name, SPAOA Ambassador Robert Ferguson’s program, Diet Free Life, doesn’t require any of that. In these videos, Robert shows you how everyday meals can be transformed into fat burning meals. The bologna sandwich can be thrown together in a hurry, the stir fry ingredients are cheap and probab...


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Educational Gift Ideas (By Age Range)


For children, the holidays are about gifts; specifically toys. They have probably created their gift list by now but why not throw an educational toy in the mix? They great thing about these toys is that children will have so much fun with them that they won’t realize they’re learning. If you’re at a loss for what kind of educational toy may be right for your child, check out the...


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20 Fun And Easy Hoilday Decoration Ideas


Not quite sure how to deck the halls this holiday season? Why not make is a family affair with fun and easy crafts you can make with you kids. They’ll love being able to help make the holiday decorations and will show them off with pride. Plus, the holiday is about spending time with family and this is a great opportunity. Check out these decoration ideas that are so easy, they don’t e...


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5 Great DIY Gift Ideas


Christmas is a time for joy and cheer, but if you’re short on funds, it can also be a time of stress. Single parents face this challenge often because they are only working with one income. But a lack of money doesn’t have to hold you back from giving your kids a merry Christmas. DIY gifts are the perfect solution and add a personal touch. Here are 5 homemade DIY gift ideas you can mak...


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