Dr. Seuss The Lorax Craft

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Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2, but you can start celebrating now! While there are many Dr. Seuss crafts out there, you have never seen one like this before. Take a peek below at how to craft your own Lorax flower pot craft, complete with Truffula tree accents. This Lorax craft is so easy and inexpensive, and everything you need can be found at your local dollar store. Take a look at how you can craft your own.… [read more]

5 Free Every Day Life Treats to Pamper Parents

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Children often get freebies as incentives to lure parents. Restaurants usually offer programs that offer free kids meals with a paying adult entree purchase. Often, you’ll find museums run specials letting children in free with a paying adult on certain days of the week. Even home improvement stores such as Lowes, offer free programs that let kids tinker and create a themed item they get to take home. It’s all wonderful, but these 5 free every day life treats to pamper parents are for moms and dads!

Thanks to some tips from Cara Harrington, author of ‘Confessions of Couponer: Real Ways to Save Money’ now available on Amazon and paperback, you can get a few of her freebie secrets…

1. Free Starbucks – What parent doesn’t love a good cup of coffee or tea? You might already know about My Starbucks Rewards program, which will earn you freebies, but did you know that My Starbucks Rewards members at Green and Gold are entitled to free refills on iced coffee, brewed coffee, iced tea, and hot tea, as long as they are in the store? If you’re having a cup of joe with some pals and run out, you can get a free refill as long as you haven’t left the store. This also counts for in-store locations like Target and Meijer. So, grab a cup of iced tea before you begin your grocery shopping and ask for a refill before you checkout. It will make shopping so much sweeter! Plus, you can order a coffee, but refill with a hot tea or vice-versa.

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11 Books That Should Be On Every Kids Bookshelf

11 Books That Should Be On Every Kids Bookshelf

I am an avid reader and use every opportinuty to encourage my kids to read, lining the shelves with books, leaving them on tables, or in baskets next to a comfy chair- moms lap is the favorite though. Bright picture books with engaging stories that I can read to them are the best way to grab their interest.  

We have built up quite a collection from board books to chapter books. But these 11 picture books are the ones that are winners, chosen night after night for story time or just to thumb through on their own.   They love them not only for the wonderful illustrations but also the silly, entertaining stories they contain. Most of them contain a simple lesson, some are just silly, all are fun to read.… [read more]

Building Healthy Relationships With Your Teen

Building Healthy Relationships With Your Teen

As a parent, Building Healthy Relationships With Your Teen can be one of the hardest things you will encounter. We all know the stories of the teen years being rocky, but you don’t have to have that. Working on communication with your child and keeping an open heart can make these years some of the bet you have with your child.  We have some great thoughts to share with you on how to make the teen years something to enjoy and not dread. … [read more]