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DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

We know everyone is on a budget these days and the last thing you want to do is spend money on a costume that your kids are only going to wear once. So we have found a couple of solutions for you!

Add Some Color!

Our first idea is perfect for multiples going to a party or trick or treating together. They could all dress up as crayons! This costume is inexpensive and easy to do!

To start with all you need are solid long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts and matching colored pants. In the how-to instructions it says to use adhesive-backed felt but you could use regular felt and use either iron on hem tape or fabric glue if adhesive-backed felt is too expensive. A few more things you need are scissors, a ruler, and party hats for the tip of the crayon. Here is the link on how to make these fun yet easy costumes: Colorful Crayon Costume

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s.. SUPER BABY!!! 

All you need is a layette or a baby bodysuit, some felt, a small piece of fabric and some Velcro™. You can make this one faster than a speeding train! Here is the link on how to make this adorable flying baby! Super Baby Costume

If you have any other ideas or if you choose to make one of these costumes, please share with us on our Facebook page! We look forward to seeing what you came up with!

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Summer Fashion Tips for Dressing Kids – Children’s Fashion

Kids Summer Fashion

Kids Summer Fashion

When it comes to summer fashion, it’s easy to overlook our children’s fashion needs, until it’s already mid-summer.  This explains why so many parents end up scrambling to buy casual summer wear for kids when it’s already summer.

Since there are so many options for kids, finalizing your selections is often easier said than done.  But if you’ll keep just a few summer fashion tips for kids in mind when it’s time to go shopping you shouldn’t have a problem. Continue reading

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Baby Shower on a Budget – Planning an Amazing Baby Shower for Less

Baby Shower on a Budget

Baby Shower on a Budget

Having a baby is one of the most special times in a parent’s life.  For the  40 weeks that it takes a baby to develop, many parents are preparing for their baby’s arrival.  One way to celebrate the arrival of a new baby is by throwing a baby shower.  Continue reading as we cover three ideas that can make the shower a special event, even if you’re on a tight budget. Continue reading


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Teaching Your Kids to Crochet

Teaching Your Kids to Crochet

Teaching Your Kids to Crochet. Image by Karla Fitch

Guest Post by Jackie Holinger

Crochet is a brilliant hobby for children. Even if you’re just looking for something to pass the afternoon, crochet is ideal, as even the most basic crochet styles can be learned fairly quickly. Continue reading


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Baby Shower Ideas – How to Make a Diaper Cake [Tutorial]

Diaper Cake Instructions

Easy Diaper Cake Tutorial

Guest Post by Sam Pasi

Baby showers are evolving more and more. Gone are the days where simple gifts and presents would suffice. These days you need more elaborate and gorgeous gifts to impress the expecting parents. Continue reading

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Saving Money – Affordable Kids Activities

Saving Money by Choosing Affordable Children's Activities

Affordable Children's Activities

Raising children can be very costly.  However, raising children and trying to keep them from getting bored can be even more expensive.  So how do you balance your child’s need to participate in fun activities against your need to save money? Continue reading as we cover several affordable children’s activities.   Continue reading


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How to Teach Your Kids about Saving Money and Budgeting

Teach Your Kids to Save Money

Teach Your Kids to Save Money

Guest Post by Bethany Sistrunk

As a mother of four, remaining thrifty has been a top priority of my own for many years. However, it wasn’t until recently that I started to teach my kids about the values of saving and budgeting for themselves.

With one child attending a Boston law school program and myself returning to school to complete an online masters degree program, money was very tight in our family. This experience served as the perfect opportunity to show our younger kids that with smart budgeting and fiscal responsibility, even difficult financial situations didn’t have to lead to financial disaster.

Here are 5 top tips that I taught my kids about saving and budgeting: Continue reading

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