Marisa

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Five Great Southern Resorts for Families this Summer

<i>Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (Courtesy Marriott)</i><p>Resorts are the perfect family destination because they offer a wide variety of activities for every member of the family without ever having to load up the car and drive somewhere else. Many come complete with restaurants, pools, …

Living Rooms

Meet the family travelling the world and paying nothing - and their secrets of mega-cheap, mega-holidays

Ever dreamed about packing up, taking the children out of school and travelling the world?<p>For most of us, the terrifying costs of such an adventure …

7 Ways to End Picky Eating

Strategies for raising an adventurous eater (that will eat at least some of his veggies)<p>I wanted my kids to be good eaters. It mattered quite a lot …

Parenting

10 Tips for Flying with Babies and Toddlers

Flying with kids is never easy, but a little preparation before the flight can go a long way.<p>For a lot of us, flying is already nerve-wracking. But flying with a baby is a hundred times harder than flying alone. First, there's the gear that you have to bring. Then, there's the limited space issues. …

Parenting
Personal Finance

The 10 Most Powerful Things You Can Say to Your Kids

Effective conversation helps parents create lasting, meaningful relationships with their kids. These 10 powerful statements can get you started on …

Pew Research Center

Quirky Discipline Rules That Work

Tired of nagging and scolding? Try these 7 surprising solutions.<p>Shutterstock<p>I've made a lot of bad rules in the decade I've been a mom, from …

Parenting

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13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Just say "no" to plastic drop cloths.<p>Professional painters are fast, efficient, and have mastered techniques that produce top-notch results while making it all look easy. Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets, including these 13 tips.<p>1. …

Home Improvement

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Plant Life Cycle Lesson Plan

<b>Objective</b>: To learn about the life cycles of plants<p><b>Message</b>: Plants grow from seeds. Plants grow and change.<p><b>Book(s)</b>:<p><i>Nature’s Cycles: Plants</i> by Dana …

9 Mistakes Not to Make When Booking a Cruise

Booking a cruise for the first time? Here are nine rookie travel mistakes to avoid for smooth sailing.<p>Packing Oversized Suitcases<p>Standard suitcases and duffel bags can be stowed under the beds, but oversized suitcases are too thick to fit there, or in slim closets. You’ll have no place to stow them …

Easy Techniques To Help Kids Be Grateful

The Only Parenting Advice You Really Need

<b>1. Let your kids fail.</b><p>To learn self-sufficiency, kids need to occasionally dust themselves off (literally and figuratively) without your help. "Most …

27 Ridiculously Cool Homeschool Rooms That Will Inspire You

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Homeschooling

25 Food Items You Should Never Buy Again

<b>When you’re doing your weekly, bi-weekly or monthly grocery shopping, how much do you actually spend? Do you make a list of the things that you need</b> …

fun sticks-- 150 things for kids to do

Shares 110K<p>I’ve been in dire need of a little Quick Trick to hand Owen when he says, <i>I’m bored. What can I do?</i><p>My usual responses:<p><i>Oh, I’m so happy</i> …

Clark Howard

Download Episode Clark Howard 1.26.18 Topics: Clark Stinks; Roth 401(k)'s and IRA's look…Read more<p>Download Episode Clark Howard 1.25.18 Topics: How …

Best Money Tips: 17 Places to Watch Movies and TV for Free

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on where you can download or stream movies and TV shows for free, …

Frugal Living

Signs a Man Is Not a First-Time Dad

1. He can wrestle a Pack and Play into submission in 5.6 seconds.<p>2. He doesn't have to be asked to serve as the baby gear Sherpa when it's time to leave a friend's house. He automatically hunts down diaper bags, pacifiers, and all twenty-seven sippy cups, and starts schlepping them out to the …

Parenting

11 IKEA Makeovers That Look Shockingly Luxe

Here's proof that you can have champagne on a beer budget.<p>Here's proof that you can have champagne on a beer budget.

This Simple Shopping List Strategy From $5 Meal Plan Will Save You Big

<i>Erin Chase is the founder of</i> <i>$5 Meal Plan</i><i>, a weekly meal plan and shopping list service that will help you save time and money on your food bill this</i> …

13 Tips For Landscaping On A Budget

Landscaping can be pricey, but there are ways to lessen the expense if you exert a bit of extra effort and some ingenuity. Here are our favorite ways …

Packing for a Walt Disney World Trip - Through Heather's Looking Glass

It’s no secret that I love traveling to Disney destinations. There is a lot of planning work involved (which is what I do for a living of course), …

13 Easy Ways to End Your Decorating Rut

1 of 14<p>Go Room by Room<p>Pick one room to work on, and only one. This will keep you motivated and prevent you from being overwhelmed as you dig out of …

38 Eye-Catching Mediterranean Backyard Garden Décor Ideas

Mediterranean countries have their own charm that isn’t like any other. That unique mild climate allows to create real garden masterpieces, light, …

8 Ways to Simplify Your Life Immediately

Posted on June 06, 2015 by Lucy Marie | 2 Comments<p><b>1.) Declutter</b><p>Get rid of what's unnecessary. Physical clutter causes mental clutter. It's amazing …

Minimalism

Crockpot Freezer Meals From Costco (12 Meals in 75 Minutes!)

Will you think I’m totally crazy if I tell you that I made 20 freezer meals this weekend? I didn’t plan it that way, it just kind of happened. Most …