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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Put the Joy Back into Your Parenting....



Raising kids is awesome. They can make you laugh with their hilariousness. They can make you melt with their cuteness. They can inspire you with their kindness.
But raising kids is also really hard.
Between temper tantrums, the constant noise and mess, teaching them all the life skills they’ll need as adults, and continually wondering whether we’re screwing it all up… well, it can actually be one of the hardest things we’ve ever done.
If you’ve ever had conflicting feelings about parenting, I have something for you:
The Parenting Super Bundle.
It’s a collection of 35 eBooks, 23 printables, 10 eCourses, 9 workbooks, 2 audios, and 1 membership site, designed to help you:
  • Become a kinder, more intentional parent
  • Choose consequences that are more effective
  • Raise kids you actually (ahem!) like and want to hang out with
  • Find healthy ways to release your frustration
  • Eliminate the “gimmes” and teach them to serve others
  • Plus, so much more!
The combined value of the resources in the bundle is over $1,270, but you get EVERYTHING for 98% off!
Check it out here:
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If you want to put more joy back into your parenting, the Parenting Super Bundle is here to do help you do just that.
Worried you won’t know where to start with all the resources in the bundle? Don’t be! Inside the bundle you’ll find a handy Getting Started Guide so you can find just the right tools for the things you’re dealing with today.

P.S. Remember to buy the Parenting Super Bundle before it expires on Monday, August 14th, at 11:59 PM EST!
Get yours now: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/PARSB2017/a3732/
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Help for the best and hardest job in the world…



As adults, we’re pretty awesome at a lot of things.
We tackle big challenges in our careers, our finances, and our health. We build impressive things. We write legal documents. We manage teams and conferences and estates and classrooms.
But when it comes to parenting, we often feel surprisingly unsure whether we know what we’re doing at all.
We love these kids of ours with a love so fierce and strong, and yet, half the time we shake our heads and wonder if we’re getting it all wrong and why this parenting gig is so darn hard???
Raising these hilarious, amazing, wild little humans of ours is both tough and tremendous, precious and perplexing, all at the same time.
In fact, I don’t know about you, but it’s not uncommon for me to feel totally conflicting things at any given moment:
Looking forward to a quiet empty nest, while wishing I could just freeze time and keep my children exactly as they are in this moment.
Desperately longing for some peace and quiet, while loving the chaos and life surrounding me.
Wishing everyone would stop saying, “Mom! Mom! Mom!” even as I’m craving conversation with these fascinating little people of mine.
No matter what your day has been like…
…whether you locked yourself in the bathroom to cry after you blew up at your kids.
…or if “Mama needs some alone time” evolved into hiding in the pantry and inhaling a bag of dark chocolate chips.
…or your budding artist decided today was the day to create a mural on the living room wall with your colored Sharpies…
There’s one thing you already know.
Sometimes parenting is awesome. And sometimes it’s not.
You’ll take the not-so-awesome parts along with the beautiful parts. Because it’s so worth it.
But if you could find resources to help make it a little more awesome and a lot less hard?
It’d be a no-brainer!
Well, look no further, because I found something that might be just what you need: The Parenting Super Bundle.

For six days only, you can get your hands on a package full of resources to help you rock this parenting gig even more, for the most affordable price ever. (Seriously, just wait until I tell you the price.)
This brand-new bundle includes 35 ebooks, 10 eCourses, 23 printables, 9 workbooks, 2 audios, and 1 membership site.
These top-quality resources cover everythingyou need to make parenting feel less stressful (and more fun!)… chore charts, discipline methods and ideas, strategies for tough challenges (for kids and for parents), printable craft ideas, homeschooling helps, and so much more.
For less than the cost of a gallon of paint to touch up your little Picasso’s mural, you’ll get a complete library to help you:




  • Apply step-by-step solutions to common challenges like whining, arguing, homework, and lack of cooperation
  • Build stronger relationships with your kids (even your teens)
  • Stop playing referee in sibling battles (and teach them how to work things out)
  • Instill gratitude, kindness, and helpfulness in your child
  • Become a kinder, more intentional parent
  • and feel encouraged and inspired in your parenting.

  • Plus, it comes with over $100 worth of bonus offers from companies you’ll love (this is one of my favorite parts).
    You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 80 digital products and it’s worth over $1270!
    Besides being so incredibly helpful, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering it for a short time only, they’re able to give you access to over $1270 worth of amazing products for a whopping 98% off!

    Here’s how it works:
    1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
    2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
    3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and give you joy in your parenting journey!
    The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just six days!
    After Monday night, August 14th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.
    I’d hate for you to miss out, so click HERE (https://us154.isrefer.com/go/PARSB2017/a3732/) to learn more or buy the bundle.
    It’s even backed by a 100% happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.
    As you already know, parenting is amazing and difficult. Enjoying it even on the craziest of days is not impossible.

    You don’t need to be a perfect parent to raise great kids, but if you (like me) could use a little help, learn more or get your bundle HERE
    (Psst… the bundle goes away at 11:59 pm Eastern on Monday, August 14th, so don’t wait!)

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    Want to know what is included in this awesome bundle of goodies?? Here ya go..... get ready to be wow'd!!




    Activities & Crafts
    • Crafty Critters: Crafts to Go by Amanda Dion ($9.99)
    • Farm Life Quiet Book by Kristina Manscill ($4.99)
    • Funny Mom Joke Pack: Make Your Kids Laugh Every Day of the Year by Jill Riley ($29.00)
    • Mini Mom & Dad Dates by The Dating Divas ($4.97)
    • Random Acts of Kindness Cards for Kids by Lauren Tamm & Rachel Norman ($5.99)
    • The Ultimate Life Cycle Printables by Kimberly Huff ($9.99)
    Chore Charts & Planners
    • Back to School Planner 2017-18 by Laura Rizer ($4.00)
    • Blockies Complete Routine Chart Set by Samantha Jockel ($6.00)
    • Editable Chore Cards for Kids by Sara McClure ($15.00)
    • Fairies Complete Routine Chart Set by Samantha Jockel ($6.00)
    • Student Planner by Jolanthe Erb ($16.00)
    Discipline
    • Emotion Coaching: An Essential Part of Your Parenting Toolbox! by Melissa Benaroya ($49.00)
    • Kids Don’t Come With a Manual: The Essential Guide to a Happy Family by Carole and Nadim Saad ($7.49)
    • Parenting with Positive Guidance: Building Discipline from the Inside Out by Amanda Morgan ($17.00)
    • Parenting with Purpose: How to Raise Well-Behaved Kids and Build a Strong Parent-Child Relationship by Nina Garcia ($9.00)
    • TEACH Your Children How to Behave by Brittany Ann ($9.99)
    Education
    • 120 Math & Literacy No-Prep Games for K-2 by Anna Geiger ($12.00)
    • 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words by Terri Thompson ($5.00)
    • Creative Freewriting Adventure: A Journey into Freewriting by Stacy Farrell ($18.95)
    • How to Talk About Art with Kids by Cindy Ingram ($14.00)
    • Nurture Art: How to Develop a Joyful Art Practice With Your Children by Cathy James ($10.00)
    • Training Your Children in Home Economics by Angie Kauffman ($2.50)
    Faith
    • A Firm Foundation: A Scripture Memory Workbook For Children by Crystal Brothers ($17.00)
    • Fine Linen and Purple: A Coloring Journal for Teen Girls who Love Jesus by Marcy Crabtree ($9.95)
    • Fruits of the Spirit Printables for Kids by Laura & Clay Prater ($5.00)
    • Growing Faithful Kids Mini-Course by Erika Dawson ($7.99)
    • Hero Training! Kid’s Character Challenge by Liz Millay ($15.00)
    • It’s Reasonable: Teaching Kids the Answers to Their Common Questions About the Christian Faith by Christi Gee ($39.97)
    • Made To Pray: A 12-Day Prayer Journey for the Whole Family by Christie Thomas ($4.99)
    • Priceless: A 7-Day Praying the Promises Mini Challenge by Arabah Joy ($10.00)
    • The Prayer Mugs: Pray, Trust, Coffee, Repeat by Laura Coppinger ($18.00)
    • Wisdom Talks About Work: Finding God’s Purpose in Our Everyday Lives by Anna Joy Lowell ($19.00)
    Food
    • A Mom’s Practical Guide to Baby-Led Weaning by Brittany Dixon ($14.99)
    • Cooking Around the World by Debbie Madson ($27.00)
    • Crunch! Put a Stop to Picky Eating and Help Your Kids to Love Veggies by Dr Orlena Kerek ($15.00)
    • My First Kitchen Binder for Kids by Tauna (Meyer) ($14.99)
    Homeschooling
    • Begin Homeschooling with Confidence by Kelly George ($12.95)
    • Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: How to Be Sure You’re Not Missing Anything by Ann Karako ($14.99)
    • Harried Homeschoolers Handbook by Susan K Stewart ($4.99)
    • Homeschool Planner Pack by Kayse Pratt ($5.00)
    • Homeschooling When Learning Isn’t Easy: Helping Your Family Excel With Special Needs by Heather Laurie ($4.99)
    • Homeschooling with ADHD by Selena D. Robinson ($5.00)
    • Schooling at Home While Working at Home by Misty Bailey ($7.99)
    • Unschooling: A Lifestyle of Learning by Sara McGrath ($6.99)
    Outdoors & Travels
    • 1000 Miles of Memories: How To Plan Your First Epic Road Trip & Save Money By Camping by Robyn Robledo ($13.00)
    • The Idea Room Travel Games for Kids by Amy Huntley ($5.99)
    • Thirty Days of Rewilding: Find Your Place in Nature and Watch your Family Bloom by Lucy AitkenRead ($3.34)
    Parenthood
    • 7 Key Tips to Save Yourself from a Bad Day (Or Life) by Ruthie Gray ($25.00)
    • A Realistic Action Plan For the Weary Mom: 15 Days of Hope From The Intentional Mom by Jennifer Roskamp (7.99)
    • Creating A Schedule That Works: Your Life, Your Schedule by Marlene Griffith ($10.00)
    • Don’t Panic! A Practical Guide to Twins, Triplets and More by Karen Bleakley ($9.99)
    • If Only They’d Told Me: All The Things You Wish You’d Been Told About Pregnancy, Parenting & Relationships by Natalie Cutler-Welsh ($6.00)
    • Parenting in Tough Times by Luschka van Onselen ($6.75)
    • Peaceful Pauses: Touchstones for Your Mama Soul by Betsy May ($7.99)
    • Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World: Audio Version by Zig Ziglar ($49.97)
    • Self Care for Adoptive and Foster Families by Sharla Kostelyk ($9.99)
    • Simple Ways to Parent without Anger by Adina Soclof ($7.97)
    • The Stop Yelling Handbook by Amanda Rueter ($7.99)
    • Thrive: Ziglar Family Community Membership by Ziglar Family ($75)
    Special Needs
    • Autism/ADHD Food & Nutrition Workshop by Julie Matthews ($47.00)
    • Children with ADHD: 10 Non-Medication Options for Success at School and Home! by Misty Martin, Ed.S. ($11.99)
    • How to Teach Your Kids to Crush Anxiety by Natasha Daniels ($127.00)
    • Raising the Blinds on Anxiety: Workbook for Kids by Deborah Kendall ($14.95)
    • Taking Time For Me: A 31 Day Journal to Help Increase Mindfulness and Decrease Anxiety by Karla Archer ($9.00)
    Special Occasions
    • 101 Days of Christmas by Mandi Ehman ($3.99)
    • 101 MORE Days of Christmas by Mandi Ehman ($3.99)
    • Cupcakes! 12 Months of Happiness by Liz Latham ($3.99)
    • Editable Christmas Coupon Book for Kids by Ginny Grover ($5.00)
    • How to Throw an Awesome Birthday Party at Home for Less Than $100 by Sharon Rowley ($7.99)
    • The Cake Decorating 101 School by Rebekah Allan ($97.00)
    Toddlers & Preschoolers
    • Babes, Tots and Kids: 52 Weeks of Preschool for Children Ages Baby-5 Years by Raegan Disharoon & Valerie Plowman ($19.50)
    • I Can Teach My Child to Read by Jenae Jacobson ($9.99)
    • Play Grow Learn: Big Adventures for Pint-Sized Explorers by Christie Burnett ($6.00)
    • Playing with Purpose: Character Building Made Fun by Chelsea Lee Smith ($6.99)
    • Potty Train in a Weekend by Becky Mansfield ($9.99)
    • Teaching Toddlers at Home by Amanda Stockdale ($67.00)
    • The Toddler Journey: 100 Hands-On Activities for Toddlers by Angela Thayer ($10.00)
    • Tot School Printables A to Z by Carisa Hinson ($12.00)
    • Troubleshooting Toddlerhood by Kara Carrero ($4.99)
    • When Baby Becomes Big Sibling by Paula Rollo ($9.99)
    Bonuses
    • FREE 1-month membership from Musik at Home ($30)
    • 10 free audio stories for kids from Around the World Stories ($30)
    • FREE 1-month subscription from Bookroo ($18)
    • FREE All Natural Bug Repellent & Lotion Bars project kit from Detox Project Box ($25)



    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Ready To Get Organized This Year?

    Coming Soon To A Blog You Know.....Conquer Your Clutter!! January 25-30 2017


    I know what it’s like to feel that getting organized shouldn’t be so hard, and the answer definitely isn’t to keep wasting money on more storage containers or pricey planners, either!
    But what if you could learn from a group of organizing gurus all at once — regular people who’ve found practical solutions to their everyday struggles, and want to share their best tips and tactics with you in all the areas you find most challenging?
    Because when you have the right info and tools at your fingertips, it’s so much easier. You know which papers to keep (and which should immediately be thrown away). You’re more confident in saying no to the things on your calendar that don’t matter (and yes to the things that do). You start learning the difference between what you really need and what will just add to the clutter to your home. You feel less stressed (and you’ll probably enjoy life more, too).
    That’s why Stephanie and her team have put together the Conquer Your Clutter Super Bundle for the very first time. Their customers have been begging for help with streamlining their lives. The answer was this super-short opportunity to get a complete collection of organizational resources for a crazy low price.
    You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 38 digital products on topics like how to organize your photos, decluttering, family systems, meal planning, time management, and much more. All together, it’s worth over $650!
    Plus, it comes with two brilliant bonus offers worth over $40:

    Bookmark this page so you can return on January 25th and get your Super Bundle! I will post more information and a Buy Now button closer to the January 25th date so don't worry,I don't want you to miss this one!
    The Countdown is on to the Conquer Clutter Super Bundle-- begins January 25th 12am
     
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    Saturday, December 31, 2016

    Learn and Celebrate New Year's Holidays Around The World

    How to others celebrate the New Year around the world? How about the history of New Years celebrations? Many celebrations around the world have their own customs, traditions and rituals to welcome the New Year in with a bang....











    Happy 2014 everyone! Here is an interesting infographic on new year traditions a...:

    We are learning about New Years traditions and celebrations around the world today, how is your family ringing in the New Year??

    Thursday, December 29, 2016

    The Countdown is On....

    Today is the last day to get your 2 Super Bundles!! Tonight at 12 midnight they will be all gone!
    • The Healthy Living Bundle 
    • The Herbs and Essential Oils Super Bundle

    Don't stress.....you still have time to order if you do it quickly!




     Can you believe that each Bundle is less than $30.00 each!! 
    That is such an amazing price!
    Full Support provided



    Enjoy your resources!
    Lets learn how to keep our families happy and healthy this New Year!

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016

    What's A Bundle and What's In It? Here's The List.... #superbundles #herbs #essentialoils #healthyliving



    So whats in these super bundles?? How about a list of the products (I like to see things before I buy them)

    #1 Herbs and Essential Oils Bundle List :
    (all of these are included for one low price) 
    • 101 Essential Oil Blends for Topical & Aromatic Use by Rachel Zupke of Mason Jar Values ($7.99)
    • 5 Multi-Use Herbs (And What to Do with Them) by Sarah Josey of Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary & Clinic ($17.00)
    • Best Herbs & Essential Oils For Labor & Delivery-Audio Class & Transcript by Jenni Wilson of Natural Oil Mom ($19.95)
    • Cold & Flu Season: Are You Ready? by Carol Little ($9.99)
    • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Head, Throat & Chest by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
    • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Skin Troubles by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
    • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Tummy Troubles by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
    • DIY Lavender Creations by Stacy Karen of A Delightful Home ($5.99)
    • Essential Oils Planner by Amy Bayliss of AmyBayliss.com ($5.95)
    • Essential Oils: Separating Truth from Myth by Kristen Smith of Smithspirations ($9.95)
    • Essential Oils: The Herbalist’s Toolkit by Amber Meyers of Herbal Academy of New England ($4.99)
    • Handbook of Home Remedies by Wellness Mama (list her this way on the site) of Wellness Mama ($24.00)
    • Herbs & Oils: Beyond the Basics by Jessie Hawkins of Vintage Remedies ($165.00)
    • Homegrown Healing: From Seed to Apothecary by Chris Dalziel of Joybilee Farm ($9.97)
    • How to Create Healing Herbal Baths by Kami McBride of Living Awareness ($19.99)
    • Mama and Baby Herbal Wisdom by Kate Tietje of Modern Alternative Mama ($7.95)
    • Safe EO Labels – Set A by Lea Harris of Using EOs Safely ($19.99)
    • The Essential Oils Course by Edie Wadsworth of Living Life in Grace ($39.00)
    • Using Essential Oils Safely & Effectively by Natalie Vickery of The Family Herbalist ($12.50)
    • Wholistic Vitality: Healing Foods for the Whole Family by Dr. Karen Lee of DrKarenSLee.com ($9.99)



     

    #2 The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle List : 
    (all of these are included at one low price)

    Alternative Health

    DIY Beauty & Skincare

    Essential Oils & Natural Remedies

    Fitness & Weight Loss

    For Women

    Gardening & Homesteading

    Gluten- & Grain-Free

    Healthy Kids

    Healthy Lifestyle

    Paleo

    Real Food & Nutrition

    Recipes






    Hurry up, you only have a short time to get your orders in! 
     

    Everything You Need To Use In Your Healthy Home....2 Bundles..2 Days only!




     
    Just imagine enjoying radiant good health… waking up with high energy every single day… feeling your body grow stronger… being able to offer your family alternative ways to heal when they get everyday ailments, and supporting better wellness overall so you get sick less often.
    And imagine having a resource you can turn to, like a wise mentor, as new situations arise. You won’t have to spend hours crawling around the internet to get answers. You can be confident that you understand what you’re using, and aren’t taking risks with your family’s health.
    One of my favorite online companies loves to put together what they call “bundles” which is their way of saying “a crazy amount of value in one really affordable package”.
    Well, they’ve brought back two of their most popular bundles, just in time to get ready for a healthy new year! The first one’s called The Herbs and Essential Oils Super Bundle and The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle.
    Let’s talk about The Herbs and Essential Oils Super Bundle first. This bundle has 21 eBooks, eCourses, and printable cheat sheets, many of which are written by certified herbalists, aromatherapists, health researchers, educators and more, and are extremely practical and user-friendly.
    Normally you’d buy these resources for more than $400.
    But with their bundle model, you pay just $29.97 – less than 10% of the retail value – and less than your copay for many routine doctor visits.
    With your bundle, you’ll have access to resources that teach you:
    • a 6-point checklist to choose only the highest quality, most effective essential oils
    • the 5 essential oils you’ll want to keep on hand
    • how to give yourself an emotional lift with a special mixture of two herbs, and how you can relax and fall asleep naturally
    • how to make an immune boost tincture formula
    • a lavender scalp treatment that leaves your hair soft and shiny (and a foot scrub that leaves your skin soft and soothes jangled nerves at the same time)
    Learn more or get your Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle here.


    Do you enjoy Healthy Living...................


     

    Just a few of the awesome products in the Healthy Living Bundle

     Then.... let me tell you about The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle.
    You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 83 digital products and it’s worth over $2,400!
    For the cost of a small bag of groceries, you’ll get a complete healthy living library to help you:
    • prepare whole & delicious real food
    • get the toxins out of your house for good
    • understand and use natural remedies
    • breathe new life into your exercise habits
    • learn about important women’s health issues
    • raise exceptionally healthy kids in an unhealthy world
    • plus learn about gardening & homesteading, meal planning, weight loss and so much more! 
    Learn more or get your Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle here.

      The only catch? These bundles are available for just 2 short days, so you need to grab yours quick! Last day to get yours is Thursday, December 29th.

      P.S. A little birdie told me that after you buy one of these bundles, you’ll get a special offer on the second bundle, so be sure to watch for that after checkout!
       
     

    Hurry and order your bundles, they go quickly and you only have 2 days to order!

     

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    We Got Rid Of Our Cable/Satilite TV For Good, You Can Too #cutthecord #nomorecable



    Cutting the cord! It feels so nice to be free of a monthly cable bill now...how did we do it......well I am gonna tell you. It was very easy to do!
    We had cable TV for years, then switched to a satellite TV provider for a few years, then tired from paying out the wazoo for nothing we made the break free! Woot...... so glad we did!
    After doing a little bit of research, my hubby and I bought an HD antenna that allows us to get around 20-25 channels free, yes free!
    We have a regular HDTV, so we had to purchase a indoor antenna like this one. 



    The antenna was very easy to hook up, directions where included. Ours reaches up to 50-60 miles and we can pick up all the local stations.You do have to have an antenna for each TV, or at least we did.

    We also purchased a "Roku" stick for one TV so we can stream movies, YouTube + services like Hulu and Netflix too.  There are several options for a streaming service: Apple TV, Amazon fire stick, Roku and others.
    One of our TV's is connected to our Xbox One and thus can stream services already. 



    Set yourselves free now from paying those high cable bills, high satellite TV bills and save your money for other things. You will have to purchase a couple of things but it is totally worth the price of not having a monthly bill anymore.


    Now when we are wandering thru Walmart or Best Buy and the little dish TV salesman asks me "how much are you paying for TV ma'am? I promptly tell him "Zero" , can you beat that price dude?? No, I didn't  think so...it feels so good! The look on his face is priceless as I walk away......

    Good luck with your new found freedom!









    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    What If Everybody Had Solar Panels? We Could Power The World!



    Imagine a world where we could save money and help our environment all at the same time.
    Solar power could just be the solution to our world's rising energy costs and needs.

    This infographic ,provided by our friends at Ctec solar shows just how to power the world with solar.



    Do you have solar panels? We have looked into getting them at our house. There are several solar farms near our house that are run by the power company.

    Have you ever thought about how much energy you could save?

    Leave your thoughts and experiences with solar power in the comments, we would love to hear from you.


    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Your Tax Refund: How Will You Spend It [infographic]



    Are you one of those lucky people that almost always gets  a tax refund? It's exciting to think about how you are going to spend it.                                               You feel like a kid in a candy store the day your tax refund check comes in the mail or shows up in your back account, at least I know I do. What plans for that money have you already been thinking about, what dreams you have slept on for weeks?
    In your head the possibilities are endless for spending money, but then reality sets in (or your spouse chimes in) and you realize that any influx of money to your budget whether large or small, might need to be spent wisely with some thought first to the budget.
    There are many options to maximize your refund depending on your financial situation. Most of us don't have the luxury available to just "blow" our newly acquired funds on frivolousness, even though we so want to buy those cute shoes or take a "just me" vacation to the white sand beaches of Bora Bora (on my bucket list...lol).  

    Here are 5 of my top common sense tax refund spending tips
    1. Put it in savings ( a higher rate of interest savings account if possible) and create an rainy day or emergency fund just as the infographic below describes.
    2. Pay on all of your credit cards, pay them off if you can.
    3. Refinance your home while mortgage rates are lower, having a lower payment makes much more sense. If you can refinance right now, try to pay some on the principle, extra payments will help in the long run.
    4. Add some of that money to your retirement fund, it will be here before you know it (depressing isn't it, lets go to Bora Bora now)
    5. Splurge just a little on yourself, just do it smartly. Take your spouse out to a nice dinner for date night, this will recharge your batteries and your marriage.
    Our friends at US Tax Center have created this awesome infographic with the advice of their financial experts to help show us how we can spend our tax refunds wisely. Please feel free to comment with your ideas and suggestions on how you maximize your refund money, do you have any tips or tricks that work for your family?




    "Visit the US Tax Center at irs.com and see all the wealth of information that is available on their site and some convenient options for filing taxes online.

    I hope you have a blessed day and wonderful weekend!



    Friday, April 8, 2016

    Parenting in the Social Media Age: Don't Fall Behind!



    The Social Media age is a major part of our life now and our children's lives now, usage increases among younger children every year. What can you do as a parent? Have you caught up yet? Don't fall behind mom and dad, it is your responsibility to keep your kids safe. I know it is not easy, we are struggling everyday 
    with the same things you are. I am right there with you with a pre-teen and teen daughter that are glued to their iphones and laptops everyday.
    The best thing you can do as a parent is keep the lines of communication open, dialogue about social media with your kids is one of the best tools you have. Keep your conversations open and very honest, let them know just how you feel (they can't read your mind, just like you can't read theirs). They need to know the consequences and real dangers that are out in our world today. Don't think that bad things only happen to other people, it can easily be you.


    This info-graphic credit "Teen Safe" shows some great thoughts. 


    Creating some ground rules from the beginning about how your kids will use social media, how you will monitor their computer and cell phone usage will help you tremendously later on. 
    I like the statement that online lives should never take priority over real lives. Keep that in mind and have family nights often, no phones allowed, even you mom & dad. Remember kids will watch and do just what you do too (remember monkey see monkey do?)
    Are you always face- deep in your smart phone? Do you post online photos, messages or tweets that are not becoming of the person you want your child to be or see?



    How is your social media and phone use, what example do they have to follow. Don't be the bad monkey!




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