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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Features of a perfect family car

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About two years ago, I was on my way home from an appointment when the car in front of me suddenly stopped. I slammed on my brakes and glanced in my rearview mirror and could see a pickup truck approaching. It was going way too fast to stop - apparently the driver hadn't been paying attention and looked up at the last minutes. He tried to swerve, but he was too late and slammed into the back on my minivan.

Unfortunately, my van was totaled and I was presented with the need to purchase another vehicle. Since I have a large family that meant not only finding a vehicle I could afford and that is reliable, but one that served our needs and fit our family.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Easy Comparison Shopping

In the early 90s, before the Internet exploded with information, you were forced to trudge from store to store to compare the prices of big-ticket items. If you weren't out going from door to door then you were braving the phones and hoping to get accurate information from whomever answered. Nowadays, it's a bit simpler: Just open your favorite browser and search.

Now we're presented with the problem of the number of results we get when we search. Astounding, right? It would be great if there was a site dedicated to doing all of the legwork for you and provide information on the top 10 best products in specific categories. According to, they're that site.

As a consumer, if you question Reviewsbee's rankings and info on various products you can perform a brief search and comparison on a couple of their choices to see what you think. That's what I did when I first heard about the site. I recently purchased an air mattress and I just comparison shopped on my chosen site. So, I took a look at the Reviewsbee choices.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Master Creative Lettering #books

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I am a sucker for all things creative and I get extra excited when it's something that I can share with my children. We write stories together, make art collages, paint, draw, and do crafts together. When I received the books Hand Lettering A to Z and The Art of Drawing Dangles, I made quick work of sitting down with two of my children to start practicing.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

How to raise money smart kids

From our friends at BusyKid, the online chore chart
As a parent, you have a lot to impart upon your children. In addition to helping with homework or homeschooling, you have to teach them about personal hygiene, housekeeping, car care, laundry and financial responsibility. For a lot of us, providing them with appropriate financial literacy falls to the wayside. However, in order to help our kids get ahead we must teach them the basics of financial responsibility at a young age. It’s never too early to instruct them about the value of working hard, saving money, and accomplishing goals, and now that summer is here we can take some of the "extra" time we have to focus on financial literacy for kids.

Here are some ideas to help children become financially literate well before their adult years.

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