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10 Fun and Romantic Summer Date Ideas on a Budget

Now that summer is approaching, it’s the perfect time to get out more and have a little fun with your husband or wife. Having regular dates with your spouse won’t only keep things fun, it’ll also deepen your relationship. After all, when we become parents, we often neglect the marital relationship when we should work even …

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10 Ways to Celebrate St. Nicholas Day

Did you know that the modern-day Santa Claus has roots in a very old tradition? St. Nick–the real St. Nicholas–lived in the third century A.D. Although he was born to a wealthy family, he used his entire inheritance to help the poor. He also had a great love for children. There are many legends surrounding …

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10 Thanksgiving Traditions to Start With Your Family This Year

‘Tis the season for turkey and traditions. What makes holidays like Thanksgiving so memorable? Long after the food is gone, the memories that families cling to are the special traditions you share together. If you’re looking for some new Thanksgiving traditions to begin with your family, try one (or more) of these this year.   …

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50 Low Carb Snack Ideas for When You Get the Munchies

Living the low carb lifestyle can be difficult. I’ve tried before with my husband, and I think that most of my problem is that I didn’t try a variety of foods, and I didn’t keep low-carb snacks on hand. Now I have no excuse! I’ve compiled this HUGE list of 50 low carb snacks ideas …

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Sports Valentines Printables – Candy Free Valentine’s Day Ideas

Dollar Tree is the best place for small, cheap toys, isn’t it? It’s a great place to shop for frugal valentine gifts, too. These little balls were in a package of three for $1, so I decided they’d make great sports valentines to give out in class (or in our case, to our son’s little playmates). 

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Encouraging Books About the First Day of Preschool

My little guy starts preschool in the fall. Talk about a nervous mom! Will he play well with other children? Will he like his teachers? Will he he be okay without me? Honestly, I think I’m more anxious than he is. He’s just plain excited. But if your child is nervous or feeling unsure about …

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Minion Smoothie (a.k.a. Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie)

My son has been in love with Minions since we let him watch Despicable Me for the first time a few days go. That was quickly followed by the second movie, Minion shorts and everything else “Minion” that we could find. And, since smoothies are one of our favorite breakfasts, I decided to turn this …

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Peanut Butter and Banana Bites: A Healthy Kid-Friendly Snack

I try to put together easy, healthy snacks for the kiddo whenever I can. Thankfully, he loves bananas, and like his dad, he loves peanut butter, too. To be honest, I’m not much of a fan of PB (it gave me wicked morning sickness when I was pregnant), but even I enjoy these yummy and …

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