Homemade Yogurt Topping is Yummy, Less Expensive

Given that food prices seem to keep rising and rising, and my boys keep wanting to eat more and more (sheesh!) I’ve been looking for ways to save money around here. One treat that most of us just LOVE is Muller corner yogurt. Each package has yogurt and a topping like cherry sauce or granola. […]

Bringing Up Baby: 7 Ways to Cut Costs Before the First Birthday

When the 2013 USDA report on the financial costs of parenthood declared that the average-middle-income American family spent close to a quarter-million dollars to raise a child to the age of 18, the figure was considered so fascinating, it was widely discussed in the news. Many of these discussions mistakenly interpreted the report to mean […]

Must Know: Six Tips To Help You Find the Best Appliances for Your Family

There’s a reason that items like your refrigerator and dishwasher are called major appliances – it’s a major purchase. And a major pain if you pick out the wrong one and have to return it. But even though this is a major decision, it doesn’t have to be a headache. By following the six tips […]

Save Money on Parenting by Learning These Useful Skills

Raising children these days is not cheap. There are diapers and bottles, daycare, the expensive dance lessons, the new car and latest cell phone, and college tuition of course. Current estimates put the cost of raising a child from newborn to adulthood at over $200,000. Although the costs might seem monumental, there are some very […]

Family Finances: Tips for Teaching Kids While They’re Young

If you’ve ever been in a bad situation with money, you’ve probably wished that someone would have provided you with a more solid financial basis. Since your children are still young, you have the opportunity to do that for them. These are some tips that will help you to teach kids about the importance of […]

5 Secrets to Throwing an Awesome Kid Birthday Party on a Budget

You can throw an awesome kid birthday party on a budget.  All it takes is a little extra time and ingenuity to plan a celebration that your child will be talking about for years. Make Your Own Decorations No matter what theme your child wants for the birthday extravaganza, you can make your own decorations […]