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11 Fun and Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Whole Family
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11 Fun and Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Whole Family

Love is in the air.  It’s Valentine’s Day, and everyone loves to feel loved, but does it have to break your budget?   Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Family You may think Valentine’s Day is just a “Hallmark holiday,” but it is important to make the people we love feel special and let them know how…

She Expects Sick Days as a Stay at Home Mom, Her Husband Disagrees
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She Expects Sick Days as a Stay at Home Mom, Her Husband Disagrees

A Reddit user shares her story of expecting her husband to give her some of his sick days so that she can take the day off. A Daily Struggle The original poster (OP) explains that she is a stay-at-home mom to four children. She homeschools them and has since they were old enough for schooling….

How To Throw an Unforgettable Kid’s Birthday Party on a Budget

How To Throw an Unforgettable Kid’s Birthday Party on a Budget

It’s no secret that kids’ birthday parties can be expensive. Between the cost of food, decorations, and entertainment, parents can easily spend hundreds of dollars on a single party. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of ways to throw a fun and festive kid’s birthday party without breaking the bank. …

Blended Family Challenges and Tips to Overcome Them

Blended Family Challenges and Tips to Overcome Them

With divorce rates hovering around 50% and couples remarrying at a high rate, blended families are becoming the norm in the United States. A blended family, also known as a stepfamily, is a family unit composed of two people with children from previous relationships coming together to start a new family.  A study on American…

9 Surprising Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Child

9 Surprising Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Child

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” (Anderson & Hiebert & Scott, 1985) Sometimes it can feel impossible to get some quiet time with all the technology, after-school activities, and homework, but making time to read aloud to your child is well…