shopping

Back-to-School Shopping

The back to school rush is one of the most hectic and stressful times of year for parents. » Read more

Enjoy your Holidays Without Breaking the Bank

By Maria T. Pepin Holidays are a time to count your blessings and express feelings of appreciation for the loved ones in your life. However, with the state of the economy and rising everyday costs, families are starting to curb their spending. Not to worry! Cutting costs on holiday shopping doesn’t have to mean ditching all the fun. » Read more

Don’t Go Into Debt This Christmas: Think Before You Spend

At holiday time, ‘tis the season to be jolly – but for many it’s also the time of year to go deeply into debt. With so many people already having a hard time financially, the thought of starting the new year with yet more money problems can be very troubling. But with early and careful planning, you can celebrate the holiday season and still remain debt-free. Before you start shopping, talk with family and friends about cutting back on gift giving this year. » Read more

How to Survive a Trip to the Grocery Store When you Have Young Kids

By Stacy DeBroff, www.momcentral.com

Buying groceries is one of constant task for us Moms, and we often lack anyone at home to watch our baby or toddler. Thus, trips to the store can turn into a huge headache if your kids are in tow and are grabbing every box of cookies they see and complaining about everything you put into the cart. » Read more

Holiday Toy Safety Tips

By Jodie Lyn, www.parenttoparent.com

When it comes to purchasing toys and games for the Holiday season, well meaning parents and relatives go crazy when it comes to buying “cute” or “hot” items for their kids. With all of the excitement surrounding the holidays, many disregard basic safety guidelines in age appropriate gifts for infants and toddlers. » Read more

13 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Welcome to the thirteenth week of pregnancy. You are now in your second trimester You are probably starting to look pregnant. You may not be worrying as much as you were a few weeks ago. Pregnancy may be all you are talking about now. You may be driving your friends and loved ones crazy with all the baby talk. » Read more