Tracking kids with GPS

Posted January 4th, 2012 by

The Global Positioning System, more commonly known as GPS, is used for much more than just giving you directions while driving. Of interest to parents, GPS can be used to keep tabs on where your children are. Tracking using your child’s cell phone As smartphones become more affordable and trickle down to even younger children, ... read more »

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Best paper towels for your money

Posted December 9th, 2011 by

Buying paper towels is much like pouring money down the drain. You use ‘em to clean up messes, often use more than necessary and they’re quickly consumable. Consumer Reports just came out with a recent list to help consumers get the biggest bang for their paper towel buck. For price conscious consumers who want to ... read more »

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How to bake a potato

Posted November 16th, 2011 by

Ah, the baked potato, the simple yet wonderful side dish that has adorned many a plate next to a steak or roast for decades. Not only do they taste good, but they’re good for you, too. Potatoes are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6 and fiber — as long as you eat ... read more »

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Quick, easy and healthy after-school snacks

Posted November 11th, 2011 by

It’s been a struggle in our house to provide healthy snacks that our kids will actually eat. Kids tend to gravitate towards fatty, sugary snacks and shun what’s good for them. One way we manage the onslaught of hunger while trying to instill good eating habits after school is having healthy snacks readily available when ... read more »

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How to cook a turkey

Posted November 10th, 2011 by

Cooking a turkey can lead to a lot of stress in the kitchen, as the flood of calls that bombard the Butterball hotline each Thanksgiving attest to. Most home cooks nowadays rarely cook a whole chicken, much less regularly roast a 12 pound turkey. But it doesn’t have to be that way, as long as ... read more »

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Things you can clean in the dishwasher and didn’t know it

Posted November 9th, 2011 by

Some of these tricks we learned from our sister, who uses the dishwasher to clean things that we never even thought of: Sponges – they come out disinfected and sparkly clean Makeup brushes – I’ve also tried this and it works! Heater filters – this was recommended by our HVAC guy, who said if you ... read more »

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Christmas layaway 2011

Posted November 7th, 2011 by

Layaway is way to purchase items in payments from a store without having to pay the whole thing up front. This is a way to buy items outside your budget without accumulating debt. Once items are paid for, the customer gets the items. Here is a list of stores offering layaway plans for this year’s ... read more »

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Salt water mouthwash: Cheap and effective remedy for mouth sores

Posted November 4th, 2011 by

While your child might complain or protest, I’ve found the best way to disinfect a mouth, with any kind of cut or sore, is to rinse your mouth out with salt water. I know – ew. But it really does work! I make mine pretty darn salty. I just fill up a small cup, about ... read more »

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Easy Curry Chicken Pot Pie

Posted November 3rd, 2011 by

One of the standard comfort foods in the United States is the chicken pot pie, and as modern parents lead ever busier lives, many turn to frozen chicken pot pies as a short cut. Have you ever looked at the nutritional information on those things? A popular brand of frozen pot pies, Marie Callender’s, packs ... read more »

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E.L.F. Cosmetics provide a cheap makeover

Posted October 3rd, 2011 by

You no longer have an excuse that you can’t afford to “put on your face”. E.L.F. Cosmetics (E.L.F. stands for “Eyes, Lips, Face”) are only a $1 each, but you get much more than a buck’s worth of style. With celebrity endorsements such as Eva Longoria, Melinda Clarke, and Sara Paxton, who have reportedly given ... read more »

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