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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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How To Save Money On Amazon


It’s much easier to shop online than it is to go to a physical store, and one of the most popular online stores is Amazon. Amazon’s prices are often lower than big-name stores like Walmart and Target, and you don’t have to drive to them. In addition, Amazon offers even more perks that make it tempting to never enter a store again. Here are a few:   Amazon Prime Amazon Pr...


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Beginner Couponing Tips


As a single parent, you need every advantage you can get, especially when it comes to feeding your family. Couponing is a great way to save money and feel like you’re getting exclusive deals, but it can seem intimidating. Luckily, it’s possible to start saving money without taking up too much of your time. Here are some tips to help you get started.    Start Slow: ...


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Spring Home Maintenance Tips


It’s hard to start home improvement projects. They can be time-consuming, complicated, and, worst of all, expensive. Luckily, you don’t need to be an expert to take care of your home - you just need to know what to look for. These home maintenance tips are quick and easy, and can help keep your home in good shape.     Check Roof: If you have shingles, you’ll want to m...


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Where to Find Help With a Security Deposit


Saving enough for a new apartment is great but sometimes a security deposit ends up being more than you bargained for. But that doesn’t necessarily ruin your chances of getting into a new apartment. There are places that you may be able to find help with your security deposit. Here are a few of the most common ones.   Government State & County Human/Social Service States a...


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Where To Find Assistance For Single Parents


Raising a family on a single income isn’t easy but there is help. Nonprofits, charities, and the government have programs that assist single parents with their expenses. Though there are different types of local aid, the programs below help people across the nation.   CoAbode CoAbode connects single parents looking to share a home and split the costs. They direct you to other single ...


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Where to Find The Best Pi Day Deals Near You


March 14th is Pi Day, and to celebrate, restaurants are celebrating with deals on pizzas and pies. Here are the national chains that you can find Pi Day discounts at:   Pieology Get a custom pizza for $3.14 at one of their locations in 18 states when you sign up for their e-club, Pie Life. Whole Foods Large bakery pies or take-and-bake pizzas are $3.14 off. Hungry Howie's Enter the pr...


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4 Places to Find Gas Vouchers


Gas can be expensive. Driving your child to and from school and activities, driving yourself to and from work, and making other miscellaneous trips adds up. When gas costs more than you can afford, it can be a stressful situation. It’s great if you have a friend or family member that can loan you the money, but if you don’t have anyone to help, you’ll have to look elsewhere for a...


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