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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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Thanksgiving Tips with Robert Ferguson


                                                           Want to savor your Thanksgiving without packing on the pounds? In this installment of our video series with SPAOA Ambassador Robert Ferguson, he explains how to eat all of the Than...


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Raising Financially Literate Children


Every parent wants their child to have more than they had. We want them to have a better life, avoid the mistakes we’ve made, and be more successful. Because of this, we teach them manners, push them to do well in school, and pass on the values they will need to get by in life. However, unfortunately, money management is not one of the things parents teach their children. They either believe...


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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes


One of the best things about Thanksgiving is all of the food. Family, fun, and gratitude are the most important parts of the holiday, but the food is most people’s favorite. As much as everyone eats on Thanksgiving, there are always leftovers. These leftovers are always used the same old way they always are; microwaved or turned into dry turkey sandwiches. If you want to try something differ...


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