A 4-Step Guide for the Perfect Back to School Beauty Look

While you may not miss the books or homework, a new school year is a fresh start and the perfect opportunity to change up your look! Today we're sharing how to create the perfect back to school beauty look that will help you look fabulous all day long. These 10 items are all affordable, easy to find at your local drugstore, and practically foolproof to apply. With only four easy steps, you can Read more ...

Sales Tax Holidays by State

Source: Bankrate Most holidays cost us money, but this is one holiday that is all about saving money. We’re talking about sales tax holidays. This is a celebration in savings that many states have started hosting around the back to school season. The bulk of tax holidays are happening this weekend (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Lousiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Read more ...

6 Survival Tips for Parents of New College Students

Eighteen years never seems so short until the day you move your child to college. When I moved my oldest daughter into her dorm five years ago, I was determined to stay upbeat and excited for her big transition and send her off on a positive note. But truth be told, I was a mess. Every time I turned around, I swear she looked three again. And yet, here was my beautiful 18-year-old, ready to Read more ...

5 Ways to Save Money on College Food

We already know that college is expensive. From textbooks to tuition--it all adds up. So anyway to save a few bucks is beneficial to a college student. The easiest--and maybe even healthiest--way to do so is with food. Feeding yourself on a college budget can be tricky, but with these simple tips, you can save money on college food and be on your way to both a healthier body and wallet. Try Read more ...

College Survival Guide from a College Kid’s Perspective

As the summer starts to come to an end, many college kids are preparing for the somewhat hectic move back to school or to school for the first time. This college survival guide will help you make the transition as smooth as possible. Do the Scan and Pick Up Being a college student myself, I was happy to get my mom's help moving into my dorm last fall. We went to Bed, Bath and Beyond for Read more ...

Trending School Outfit Styles for Kids

Back to school sales are revving up. For many families, that means buying their kids a whole new wardrobe, or at least a new pair of jeans or two. These days, many young kids are just as much into fashion as the teens. So we’ve rounded up the top trending school outfit styles for kids and the best deals. Now kids K-12 can enter that classroom door in fun, affordable fashion. Plaid: In Read more ...

How to Prep for the Back to School Emotional Impact

Summer is still in full swing, but in the back of every mother’s mind is the dreaded day of sending your child back to school. For some, it's easy to send off your independent 5th grader who is ready to “rule the school,” but for others, it may be a difficult task to do each morning. We've put together a cheat sheet that will help get you in the back to school mindset. Share Preschool Read more ...

5 Freeze-It-Now, Love-It-Later Breakfasts

Some mornings it feels like you barely have time to feed your kids, much less prepare yourself for the day. It’s true being a parent is a hectic job, but does that really mean mornings have to be such a rush? Nope. Not at all. It's easy to beat the morning crunch and feel better about what you’re feeding your family by trying these five simple breakfasts that you can freeze now and enjoy later. Breakfast Read more ...