How to Give on a Budget featuring Champions for Kids and SIMPLE Giving #SIMPLEGiving

Champions for Kids

I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own Have you heard about Champions for Kids? I am so excited to share this program with you! They makes it simple to give children in local communities the resources they need to thrive. Helping others does not have to come in large doses. Champions for Kids seeks to ignite generational … [Read more...]

Kids and Cellphones: The Right Way To Do It & The Best Wireless Plan #shop #cbias

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Kids with cell phones, it's a tricky thing. I will admit that I have been against kids having phone for years. Over the last few years, as cell phones have become more common, my husband an I have been certain that our children would not get a phone.  Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, our daughter started growing up and things changed. She is now in after school activities, … [Read more...]

Creating an Organized School Lunch Station

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I am someone who takes the first few weeks of the new year to get myself re-organized.  I enjoy this time and I look forward to it.  Taking down all the Christmas decorations and deep cleaning the entire house is time consuming but really needed after the holidays.  I admit to being a Type A person to the core. It may not be the first of the school year but it is the first of a New Year and I … [Read more...]

Glee Inspired Lunches Your Kids Will Love

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It’s time to pack those school lunches for your little gleeks using these easy recipes provided by the cast of Glee! Emm's Crustless Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches 12 slices of bread Peanut butter Fruit jelly or preserves of your choice Toast 4 of the bread slices. These pieces will be used in the center of the sandwiches. After cooling, spread both sides of one center … [Read more...]

Stuff The Bus and Start the School Year Off Right

Hi all, and welcome to my first post on Living with Love and Cents. I’m a transplanted New Englander, and my husband and I are raising our children, Alex (7) and Harper (4) in Destin Florida. We also have a recent college graduate, Shane’s daughter Jennings, living with us before she starts graduate school. My current generosity struggle is teaching my children about gratitude and that there isn’t … [Read more...]

Join The Fun at the #Snacks4WimpyKid Twitter Party August 1 (RSVP Here) #cbias

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Are you ready for school? My kids are! And they are super excited to end the summer by seeing Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days! I have to admit I am excited too! It is the third film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series and is based on the third and fourth books in the series, The Last Straw and Dog Days . My daughter and I read the books this summer together so we are both interested to see how … [Read more...]

Back To School #MomsGuide Twitter Party 8/14 (RSVP Here) #cbias

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I can not believe it is already time to talk about going back to school! This summer has flown by. As we start talking about back to school there is so much to think about! To celebrate going back to school we want to party! This party is not for the kids. This party is for MOMS! Join us for the #MomsGuide Back to school party where we will share ideas, tips,  kids and lots of fun prizes! Who: ALL … [Read more...]

Shake It Up! Simple & Healthy Meals For Kids (Featuring @ShakeASnack)

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Shake It Up : Simple & Healthy Meals For Kids This week's recipe of the week is brough to us by Heather Wolf, ACE-certified trainer, founder of JuggleFit LLC and creator of the Shake a Snack app for iPhone and iPod touch. Kids love to see what recipe comes up when they play with the “Shake a Snack” app on mom or dad’s iPhone. Shaking the phone spins reels filled with cute food images and … [Read more...]

The Homework Caddy Giveaway -$23.99 Value- All In One Organizer

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Dining table covered in papers? Kitchen counter covered in schoolwork? Can't even see the fridge door? Then you need... THE HOMEWORK CADDY! The Homework Caddy comes in 4 styles and each includes 1 Magnetic Dry Erase Board, 1 Dry Erase Marker, 1 Large Center Display Window, 2 Clear Plastic Supply Pockets, 4 Legal Size File Pockets, 2 Bottom Velcro Straps, 2 Magic Hooks, and is made with … [Read more...]

Healthy Snacks For Kids: Easy To Make Trail Mix Bars Recipe & How To

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Fun Recipe Idea for Lunchboxes or Afterschool snacks: Easy-to-Make Trail Bars Guest Post by Louisa Shafia, Rachael Ray Buddy on eHow Food This is a great recipe to know, because there are so many trail bars out there in supermarkets. And a lot of them are expensive, they have lots of sugar or lots of preservatives. But you can make them really easily, yourself. Watch my video here and … [Read more...]

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