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

Giving to Charities on a Budget

  Today, I will be focusing on giving to Charities, while on a budget. Charities are struggling to accommodate all the people in need, because the need is so great. But with finances and the economy the way they are, many people are deterred from giving because honestly, they need to take care of their family first. There can be ways to do both, plus,

Making The Switch, Giving & Eat More Turkey! Small Changes! Big Results! #JennieOCFK @champions4kids #CBias


Earlier this month I told you that our family is participating in the Making the Switch Challenge. Please read the post explaining Jennie-O Champions For Kids partnership to help people make the switch for the good.  Also you can see my Jennie-O shopping experience on Google Plus. My children and I each gave up something: juice packs, chips and McDonalds breakfasts. We have maintained this switch throughout

Jennie-O & Champions for Kids:CFK May SIMPLE Service Project & Make The Switch Challenge! #cbias #JennieoCFK


With childhood obesity affecting an alarming number of children in the US, 12.5 million, and parents are looking for ways to provide their children with the healthiest meals possible. To support their efforts, Jennie-O and Champions for Kids have teamed up for the CFK May SIMPLE Service Project: Make The Switch Challenge! This challenge is all about identifying a unhealthy item in your family’s diet