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: Looking for some special gifts for Mom? Choose something she’s sure to love this year! Choose the right gift from this variety of ideas.
Mother’s Day is just around the bend, and soon we’ll all be looking for special gifts for Mom. And if you are a Mom, that means your family will be asking you for ideas, too.
Moms, we have so many decisions to make all day every day. What will we eat for three meals? What should everyone wear today? How much TV is too much? Can we buy this thing/have someone over/go somewhere?
Sometimes I think the best gift of all is to not have to decide on something for once!
If you are a regular reader of Medium Sized Family, then you’ve come expecting the usual post in my 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week series. I love writing this series! And don’t worry, because it will return next Friday.
It was a cold, gray day about 10 years ago. The wind was blowing as I walked out of the grocery store with a full cart, trying to juggle my just turned 2 year old and my 8 month old baby amidst all of the plastic bags filled with food. I was squeezing the trip in after a long day at work while my hubby traveled from the college where he was taking classes to his full time job.
There’s nothing quite as cozy as cuddling up under a blanket by a warm fire with a pair of cute, snuggly socks and a cup of hot tea. The warm fuzzy feeling is wonderful enough to make even a warm weather girl like myself enjoy the season.