Become a Frugal Parent – Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Frugal Parent

The secret is out and it’s been out for some time, raising children is expensive. Parents today are a little bit more challenged and making ends meet is much harder than it was for their parents and grandparents.  The good news is that there ARE ways to becoming a frugal parent to make parenting less expensive. Saving money is probably easier than you think. Just follow a few of these tips and save for a rainy day. How To Become a Frugal Parent Teaching Value to Children Did you grow up … Continue reading

Pesto – Using Fresh Basil from the Garden

When you have fresh basil in the garden, you want to make the most of it and use it up. While I do use it fresh in pasta sauces, stews, and soups, this year I wanted to try something different. Something flavourful that we have never tried before. I began looking for ideas and recipes to use it in. Since I have never tried Pesto, that was going to be my choice to use up some of my basil. The day I decided to try it out, I realized I didn’t … Continue reading

Vacation Emergency – The Unexpected Health Issue

When you are planning a family vacation, that last thing you are thinking about is a vacation emergency. You plan fun activities that the entire family will enjoy and not a phone call to 911 and an ambulance. We woke up on August 15th and went about our day as planned. We went shopping, had some breakfast and went for a drive along the beach in Wasaga. Once we returned to the cottage we decided to go for a walk and let our daughter play at the park before we … Continue reading

American Made Cars – Finding the Right Car for You

American Made Cars

Are looking to buy a new or used vehicle and aren’t really sure where to begin? Why not check out cars.com for a variety of American made cars. Search for a vehicle you think you might like and do some research to find out all the details and specifications. American Made Cars The new 2017 American Made Index is more comprehensive than ever, so customers are more knowledgeable about what makes American made cars when it comes to their purchase. The 2017 American Made Cars  Index ranks cars based on … Continue reading

Helpful Tips for Making Lunches Easier for School

There is nothing worse than getting up in the morning and then desperately trying to figure out something you can put in your children’s lunch boxes. If you find yourself bewildered or end up buying a lunch because packing it seems like too much of a bother, take a look at the helpful tips below for making lunches easier. Helpful Tips for Making Lunches Easier Prepare A List Sit down with your kids and come up with a list of lunches they like. Use a pen paper or a grocery … Continue reading

5 Ways to Improve Your Motivation Fast

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Occasionally you need to start a task right away. It’s possible you’ve been procrastinating for days or even weeks, and now you’re facing a deadline. The downfalls of not completing the assignment on time should be enough to motivate you to get moving, right? Nope! Often, even knowing the consequences that exist for not completing a task aren’t enough to push us forward. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take in order to give yourself a boost when your usual routine isn’t working. Keep reading for some of the … Continue reading