As parents, one of the things we constantly find ourselves doing is buying clothes for our children. For most of us, it seems like our kids grow out of the clothes we buy them within a few weeks of the initial purchase. This makes it hard to find the best deals on clothing because when our kids outgrow something, like a pair of jeans, we have to get another pair as soon as possible. However, if you are able to plan ahead (just a little) and know when the best time to shop for clothing is, then you will be able to catch some of the best clothing deals!Shop at the End of the Season. While a lot of parents have heard this tip before, not a lot of them actually put it into practice. It’s a shame because this is one of the best ways to save a ton of money on your kids’ clothing. All you need to do is wait until the end of the season and shop the clearance racks for clothing your kids can wear next year at this time For instance, winter is coming up. Every year I wait until the end of winter (late February/early March) to shop for winter coats for my kids. Last year, I happened to find a nice coat that was originally $60 on sale for $8. It was a 4T instead of a 3T, so now my son will be able to wear that coat this winter Wait Until a Few Days before a Major Holiday. This may sound a little contradictory to the advice just given, but it only applies to holiday outfits that you plan to purchase from a LOCAL retailer. If you want to find the best deal on Christmas dresses for your little…
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Fall has finally arrived for most of us as the temperatures are starting to cool slightly. It won’t be too long before the leaves begin changing colors and you’re taking your kids shopping for Halloween costumes. Then, the holidays will be right around the corner. As you probably know, from now until the first of the new is a magical time for children as they begin to think about Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and all of the festivities that accompany each holiday. Therefore, in the honor of our children, we thought we’d share with you a few things that adults can learn from their kids.Enjoy the Moment – If you’ve ever watched a toddler play, then you know that he/she is living in the moment. Toddlers (and other young children) don’t trouble themselves with what might happen tomorrow or next week…nor do they spend any time fretting over the problems that occurred yesterday. Now, as adults, we have to stay on top of things which naturally ties yesterday into today and possibly tomorrow. However, the point is to learn to let go a little bit. Each day find time to spend with your family and just live in the moment without thinking about anything else. Don’t Give Up – Have you ever stopped to think about all the things you did as a kid that were just flat out dangerous? Most of the time when we think about these things, we are swapping stories with friends and laughing about them. However, have you thought about why you did those things? For most of us, it was just to see if we could…especially if you are a guy! However, now that we are “grown up” and have kids of our own we tend to play it…
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The year is seriously flying right by! It seems like yesterday we were preparing for the busy wedding season (June-August) and now here we are halfway through October! In fact, by the time you receive the next newsletter, Halloween will have just happened and you’ll be focusing on Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow soon after.
One of the best things about this time of year for anyone who has children in their lives is getting to watch them enjoy all of the fun holiday activities. Since Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, you will find one fun Halloween recipe and one Halloween craft you can enjoy with your children this year!
Popcorn Pumpkin DelightIngredients:4-5 C. Popped Popcorn 1 C. Candy Corn ½ C. Butter 2.5-3 C. Mini Marshmallows Red Food Coloring Yellow Food Coloring Black Twizzlers (cut into thirds)
Directions:Mix the popcorn and candy corn in a mixing bowl and set aside. If you like, you can add one cup of salted peanuts for extra flavor and crunch. Next, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Then stir the mini marshmallows in and add four drops of red food coloring followed by three drops of yellow food coloring. Continue to stir until the marshmallows are completely melted. Next, pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the popcorn mixture and stir until the popcorn, candy corn and nuts (if added) are evenly distributed. Finally, spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray and spoon popcorn mixture into the muffin cups. Insert one small black twizzler piece (should be cut into thirds) into the top of the popcorn mixture. Shape into balls and leave alone for 10-15 minutes, or until firm. Enjoy!
What you will need:3 Egg Carton Sections (comes with…