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Finding An Affordable Computer


There’s no easy way around it - computers are expensive. Unfortunately, if you’re suffering from financial hardship, this means you’ll have to work hard to find one in your price range. Here are a few places you should look. Nonprofits Let’s get the bad news out of the way - there aren’t many national nonprofits that give computers to low-income households. Howev...


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How To Get Your Kids To Do Their Chores


Your kids can benefit greatly from doing their chores. They’ll learn about responsibility, gain self-reliance, and develop discipline, among other things. Unfortunately, that probably isn’t enough motivation for them. How do you get your kids to do something beneficial when they aren’t interested? Here are a few ideas Make It Fun Once your kids are old enough, they might ...


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Five Solo Sports Your Kids Will Love


You want your kids to be active and healthy. For most parents, this probably means enrolling your kids in traditional youth sports: football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. But what if your kids aren’t interested in these or any other team sports? Instead of forcing them to be part of a team, or giving up altogether, encourage them to try solo sports. If your kids participate in solo ...


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Five Water Safety Tips


Kids love to swim - it’s one of the most popular summer activities. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous. According to the CDC, drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental deaths, and people under 14 make up about 20 percent of these deaths. It’s easy to be frightened by these statistics, but it’s important to remember that these deaths are preventab...


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Mother's Day Deals You Should Know About


Happy (early) Mother’s Day! To help you celebrate, we’ve put together a big list of coupons and sales on popular Mother’s Day gifts. Whether you need to buy for your own mother or you just want to treat yourself, be sure to take advantage of these deals! Department Stores Macy’s: Take an extra 20% off with promo code MOM. JCPenney: $10 off purchase of $25 or more wit...


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How To Find An Affordable Summer Camp


Summer camp is a classic childhood experience, and a win-win for both parents and kids. Kids get the opportunity to make new friends, get out of their comfort zone, and gain some independence. Parents get the satisfaction of knowing that their kids won’t spend all day in front of the TV. More practically, they know someone is taking care of their kid while they’re at work.   Th...


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Good Driving Habits For You And Your Teen


Teaching your teen to drive is a long, stressful process. Unfortunately, there isn’t an easier way to make sure they gain the necessary experience to keep themselves safe on the road. Here are some good driving habits to encourage in your teen. It’s a good idea for you to review as well. Be Predictable We’ve all dealt with the stress of sharing the road with bad drivers,...


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Board Games That Will Teach Your Kids


Board games are a great way to have fun and bond with your kids, but did you know that they can learn from playing games? Nearly every game will teach your kids how to follow rules and how to make decisions, and some can even enhance their language, math, and/or problem-solving skills.   Here are a few great games that can be fun and educational. You’ve probably heard of most of thes...


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SPAOA Donates Meals to Homeless Women and Children


On Good Friday, Single Parents Alliance of America (SPAOA) donated meals to 50 families living at The Lighthouse for Women and Children, helping some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Lighthouse is an extension of the Ventura County Rescue mission, serving homeless women and children in Southern California. Since 1998, they have given shelter, substance abuse treatment, transp...


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Laundry Tips


You probably don’t give a second thought to your kids’ laundry, but with a few adjustments, you can save money and make your clothes last longer. Here are a few tips you should try:   Use Cold Water This is one of the simplest ways to save money. Cold water will wash your clothing just as well as hot water, and will significantly cut down on your energy bill. Note that some de...


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