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Booking It August Update: Reviews of Great Expectations, Cinder, & The Big Mama Books

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.Booking It is an online book club where we share the good […]

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Budget-Friendly Meal Plans

Budget-Friendly Meal Plans - The free printable meal plans provide you with a road map for dinner time, including a budget grocery list, quick tips for prepping, good cheap cheats for trimming the bill, and a make-ahead prep list.

Are you looking to get dinner on the table quickly, easily, and under budget? Well, This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less pretty much fits that bill. The free printable meal plans provide you with a road map for dinner time, including a budget grocery list, quick tips for prepping, good cheap cheats for trimming […]

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The Dash

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When I was in high school Economics class one day, I turned the page of my book to find a profile of a woman in business. She had the traditional spelling of my maiden name, Getskow, which is pretty unusual. If you know a Getskow, you probably know someone in my family. I was intrigued. […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I know intellectually that the first week of school is exhausting. Just as you know that childbirth is uncomfortable. Ahem. Yet, when you go through it again, you go, “Oh yeah.” The feeling is just a little more intense than you remembered it. Such was our […]

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Teaching Your Child Time Management with the M.O.M. Method

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This post is sponsored by the M.O.M. Method, a new Web-based parenting tool that empowers kids with time and task management skills: Life is full of things to do. Many of those things are great things: reading good books, learning a new skill, and spending time with one another. Life is also full of not […]

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How to Set a Budget

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Ready to get your finances in order? If you don’t know how to create a budget. Today’s the day to learn how! You hear the word budget all the time: budget-friendly this, budget-friendly that. I think people often mean: “being frugal” when they say “budget”. But that’s not the same as having a budget. A […]

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Used Curriculum for Sale

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I am unloading some of our used or duplicate items. If you’re¬†interested you can check out my virtual garage sale here.

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Don’t Forget to Play

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As I type, I’m listening to the littles race around the cul de sac with our neighbor Ramsey. Even though school started up for both our households this week, summer is not over. Despite our freak thunderstorm — in the middle of summer in a California drought — this morning, the evening is cool and […]

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