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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's day is coming up ( May 13th) and it’s a day to remind that special mother figure in your life how special and loved she is. We have put together a list of affordable but yet thoughtful gift ideas you can gift your mom on this special holiday.   Flowers  Flowers are the simplest gift but yet they make you feel so special and warm inside. You can go to your local groce...

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Fun and Cheap Things To Do With Your Kids

There are many ways to find fun and cheap things to do with your kids. You can discover so many options for cheap family fun time, whether you are taking recommendations from friends and family, or searching for activities online. We have compiled a list of things that you and your kids can do for fun without overspending. Take a trip to a Museum   Not only are most museums free, b...

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Co-workers Surprise Single Father Who Walked 11 Miles To Work Every Day With A Car!

In Little Rock, Arkansas Trenton Lewis single father of a 14 month old daughter was surprised by his coworkers with his very own car. Lewis is a current employee at UPS and would walk 11 miles to work everyday for seven months. "My pride is strong," he told CNN. "Whatever she needs, I'm the person who is supposed to provide it for her." Once one of his fellow employees found out how he was commut...

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Five Tips To Get Your Kid To Read More

Here’s an easy question - would you rather have your kid spend time reading or watching TV? You know the benefits - it can help with their learning development, encourage creativity, and it can be a lot of fun. If you want your kid to read more often but aren’t sure where to begin, these five tips may help. Start Early And Set A Good Example Reading to your kid is a great way to s...

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Maintaining Your Friendships After You Have Kids

It’s natural for your relationships to change after you have kids - kids have to come first, and your routine changes. Unfortunately, your friends’ routines don’t, which can lead to strained relationships. But you don’t have to abandon everyone just because you’re at different points in your lives. Here are five tips that can help you maintain your friendships after y...

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Five Tips to Get a Better Night's Sleep

Getting a good amount of sleep each day is very important. Abnormal sleep patterns affect our emotional and physical health. We know that sometimes it can be hard to get to bed on time, so here are five key tips to get back on track with sleep.     Set bedtime alarms- Most everyone sets an alarm for a specific time to wake up, but we rarely set alarms to lay down. It is important ...

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Summer Food Programs

It's not easy to care for your kids over the summer. Last week, we brought you fun, affordable ideas to keep your kids entertained. This week, we’re going to talk about how hard it can be to keep your kids fed.   According to data collected from the National School Lunch Program, over 22 million school-aged children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Unfortunately, once summe...

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Summer Fun On A Budget

With Summer rolling in we know that children are starting to get antsy. School is out, the sun is shining and children want to get out there and have fun! The great thing about children is that they have strong imaginations and can be entertained fairly easily. We have compiled a list of inexpensive to free things to do to keep your children happy and occupied this summer.   “Kids B...

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What to Know About Baby Boxes

Over the last few years, baby boxes have gained popularity as an alternative to cribs and bassinets, especially for low income families.   The boxes, which come with a firm mattress and a fitted sheet, have some notable advantages. First is the size - baby boxes can fit in small, cramped rooms, and can easily be kept by your bed. Since it’s a cardboard box, it’s also light and ...

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How To Get Your Kids To Play Music

When I was young, I loved watching my dad play drums. My uncle would sometimes come over to jam, and I would join them with my cheap electric guitar, struggling to keep up with the beat, not quite sure what note would come next.   I didn’t get serious about music until I got to highschool, but I always wondered how much better I’d be if I’d kept at it from a young age. An...

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