Curious about how Walmart Christmas layaway 2018 works? Find out what makes it a great alternative to putting another holiday on plastic!
Remember the days of the blue light special? Back then everyone seemed to use layaway programs to help them afford Christmas gifts. Over time, more people began to use credit cards instead of dealing with the hassle of layaway programs.
But layaway still exists! And it’s actually a fantastic way to avoid debt this Christmas. Given all the scary statistics about Christmas spending and compounding debt problems (read all about that here), you should be doing everything possible to avoid pulling out the card this season.
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the best layaway program I’ve found is at Walmart. They will set you up with a program with no extra fees. That’s much better than what your average credit card company will do for you!
The right back to school tips can set up your school year for success! Be sure you’ve covered everything by keeping these things in mind.
Whether your kids are heading to school for the first time ever, starting over at a new school, or just heading back to a familiar place, getting into the swing of a new school year offers a fresh start.
Every parents wants the new year to be a successful one. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to get everything off on the right foot.
As Mom to five kids heading back to school, I’ve been there done that! Here are some of our favorite back to school tips.
Grab your free printable chart of chores for kids by age here. And if you have your doubts about this chart working, you need these tips for success!
Is it a constant struggle to get your kids to help out around the house?
It’s true that we keep ourselves busy worrying over details that, in the long run, just don’t matter. In the chaos of life, just doing everything yourself is easier.
But is it better?
Guys. Getting your kids to learn responsibility is a fight worth having.
But don’t worry! I’ve got some tips that will make this fight a little less of a battle on both sides.
It’s all about setting realistic expectations of the right household chores for kids and following through.
Here’s how to do it.
If you’re curious about greater self sufficiency, these modern homesteading ideas are perfect for beginners! Get all the how tos for getting started on your homesteading journey, plus advice to help you afford the start up costs.
Homesteading isn’t for everyone, but everyone can implement parts of homesteading into their lives. Many of us crave a simple life in this busy world!
So today, let’s talk about some big and small modern homesteading ideas you can put into place to make at least some part of your life simpler.
Which parts of this list will help you do more with your own hands?
Kids are filled with a sense of entitlement these days. Luckily, the answer is a simple solution you can read about here.
Our 9 year old decided that he wants–no, needs to own a fidget cube.
My Mom had bought small fidget spinners for my older two boys, and she offered to get one for him, too. But he wanted a slightly different model for himself. Trouble is, he had spent all of his money on a giant Lego set months ago and hadn’t refilled his piggy bank since then.
Part of me wanted to plop down the money for the toy and let him have it. After all, it’s only a few dollars. Even in our #yearofno it wouldn’t be much to spend. And who can turn down a cute face asking for such a small thing?
Inexpensive thank you gift ideas 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 gift card for a fancy restaurant. Little touches go a long way when it comes to brightening someone’s day.
And if you’re 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.