Inside: Inexpensive thank you gifts are just what you need to keep your volunteers going. They’re amazing, and they need to know it!
We all know that one person who works tirelessly to volunteer and give, give, give. If you’re lucky, several people come to mind! They don’t do it for money or appreciation. But you know what? Appreciation never gets old.
You don’t have to give them a big gift card to a fancy restaurant. Little touches go a long way when it comes to brightening someone’s day.
And if you got tasked with getting a pile of thank you gifts for everyone who volunteered at the school this year, no worries. This list should help you get the job done and stay inside the budget!
So even if you’re pinching pennies or going through a #yearofno, you can still find ways to make the good people in your life feel valued. After all, no one likes the division in people that’s in the news every day. You can bring people together, and it has to start in our small communities.
Inside: A whole list of funny picture books that kids love to hear. Bonus for parents, because you can read all of these books without powering through boredom!
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One of the first things I did after learning that we were expecting our first child was to buy a few books. Casey at the Bat and Sing Sophie were favorites to read to my belly bump! Besides, we weren’t chasing small kids yet and had plenty of time on our hands.
Reading to small kids is important for many reasons. If you can get kids interested in books at a young age, they are more likely to enjoy reading when they are older. As for our family, we love to laugh! So funny picture books are among our top choices.
Here are some of our favorite, time tested, funny picture books.
Inside: Parents are as busy as ever, and it’s easy to miss things. Even important things like your child’s health! Use a free app to check your child today.
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My 13 year old son began the summer wearing a size 7 shoe. Granted, it was tight on him then. When we got to the store, we found that he needed a size 9. A couple of weeks later, we went back for size 10.5 shoes. Before school started, we were shopping for size 12s!
You’ve probably experienced the same thing with your preteen or early teenager. (If not yet, get ready for it!)
An Easy Way To Make Sure They’re Growing Right
Kids this age grow by leaps and bounds in a short period of time. While it leaves us amazed (and scrambling for clothes that fit), there’s something we’re all overlooking.
Inside: Your child wants to join the band, but you’re wondering how much this is going to cost you! Learn when to rent and when to buy that school band instrument.
Your kid runs in from the school bus and throws a paper at you. She got to see the band teacher today and he brought some neat instruments with him! Now she’s got her heart set on playing the flute.
But the first thing you think is “How much is this going to cost me??”
Playing in the band is a wonderful opportunity for students! It’s a great way to feed their right brain, and provides them with lifelong benefits.
But the cost of joining the band can give pause to most parents. Let’s figure out whether you’d be better off renting or buying a school band instrument, and how you can keep the cost affordable.
It’s time to hit the stores for some back to school shopping. What’s your style? Do you try to find everything on your list quickly so you can be finished? Or are you always on the hunt for the rock bottom price?
Both our time and our money are valuable to us, and usually you have to give up one to get the other. But today, let’s talk about a way to have your cake and eat it, too. It’s possible to find quality back to school supplies that will save you both time and money year after year.
Inside: Love it or hate it, the school routine keeps the wheels turning. Put these 6 ideas in place and rock the new school year!
This time of year always brings up mixed emotions. You probably don’t miss alarm clocks and keeping up with school supplies. But then again, getting back into a routine makes life flow more smoothly.
Over the years, I’ve found some awesome resources that keep our family on track when the school year begins. Here are 6 things you can do to rock the new school year!