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8 Great 80's Movies to Watch with Your Kids

Posted July 27, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Searching for a fun movie to enjoy as a family? Head back to the 80's for lots of inspiration.

Easy, Last-Minute (and Mostly Kid-Friendly) Dishes to Take to Your Summer Potlucks

Posted July 6, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Headed to a potluck but don't have much time to cook? These last-minute dishes are a snap to prepare and always ready to please a crowd.

7 Things Your Family Can Give Up to Make Your Summer More Sane

Posted July 2, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Simplify your family's summer by giving up the many things you can easily do without!

4 Ways Families Can Save Money This July

Posted June 30, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

How can you save money this July? It's all about finding family fun (and savings) in some unexpected places.

Make Your Home Lighter and Brighter for Summer

Posted June 26, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Summer is the perfect season to lighten and brighten your home décor. And with these simple tips, it's incredibly easy to do!

Most Patriotic Spots to Take a Family Vacation

Posted June 24, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Family vacations at the beach are a blast, but these patriotic vacation spots are perfect if you're looking for a destination where your whole family can celebrate the true meaning of American pride.

5 Not-So-Sweet Summer Treats for Kids

Posted June 19, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Tired of letting your kids eat popsicles and ice cream bars that are loaded with sugar? Tempt their sweet tooth with these not-so-sweet — but still delicious and refreshing — summer treats.

7 Simple Ways for Families to Save Money in June

Posted June 15, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Hoping to save money instead of spending it this month? Use these simple tricks to keep your hard-earned paycheck in the bank where it belongs.

How to Fight Summer Learning Loss

Posted June 10, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Concerned about summer learning loss? Use these tips and resources to prevent your child from falling behind over summer vacation.

7 Simple Self Care Tips for Over-Extended Moms

Posted May 8, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Moms are notorious for taking care of everyone but themselves. But even busy moms can find a little "me-time" with these simple self-care strategies.

5 Easy Ways for Families to Save Money in May

Posted May 4, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

May is a great month for saving money. Keep your cash in your pocket where it belongs with these tips and deals for families.

10 Things I've Learned in 10 Years of Being a Mom

Posted April 30, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

After a full decade of motherhood, I've learned more than a few important lessons about parenting (and life). Here are 10 of my favorites.

How to Create an At-Home Spa Day for Mothers and Daughters

Posted April 29, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Ready to create a mother-daughter spa day at home? Here's what you need to know to make it a success!

17 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo as a Family

Posted April 24, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Cinco de Mayo doesn't have to be all about the margaritas. Celebrate as a family this year with these festive, educational and kid-friendly Cinco de Mayo activities.

7 Sources of Protein for Kids Who Don't Like Meat

Posted April 21, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

There are plenty of non-meat sources of protein for kids who don't like beef or chicken. Here are 7 foods you can offer instead.

5 Reasons Why Paternity Leave Is Crucial for Fathers and Families

Posted April 17, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Paternity leave is a hot topic in the news lately. Here's why we think it's crucial for both fathers and families.

10 Best Blogs for Your Family Budget

Posted April 13, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Ready to take control of your family's financial future? These top 10 money and finance blogs are among the best for your family budget.

Easter Decorations to Make With Your Kids

Posted April 10, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

You don't have to spend a fortune to decorate your home for Easter. You can decorate with these fun, Easter-themed projects that you and your kids can make yourselves.

5 Throw-Together Dinners That Are Perfect for Nights When You're Too Tired to Cook

Posted April 7, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Too tired to cook? Don't call for carryout just yet — these "throw-together" meals are big on home-cooked flavor AND convenience. What more can you ask for?

Ride 'em Cowboy: How to Throw a Birthday Party with a Western Theme

Posted April 3, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Ready to treat your cowboy or cowgirl to a birthday party filled with wild west adventure? Get your ideas for invitations, decorations, food, entertainment and party favors here.