Ways to Save When Traveling in the Off-Season

How to save money when you visit Europe this fall! Summer is a popular time for Americans traveling to Europe as they take advantage of warm weather and time off from school. But if you can’t squeeze in a trip across the Atlantic over the next month, don’t rule out Europe altogether. Autumn is the perfect time for a stroll through Paris or a visit to one of Rome’s gelaterias. October Read more ...

8 Essentials for the Perfect Summer Picnic

Since it's summer we know that you're enjoying fun in the sun by getting outside whenever possible. And whether you're hitting up a summer concert in the park or a late afternoon hike, be sure to wind down the day with nice picnic. Grab a basket and enjoy an alfresco outdoor meal under the summer sky. Pack the cooler, get your favorite blanket and celebrate summer outdoors with these 8 creative 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 ...

8 Easy and Affordable Kid-Friendly Backyard Ideas

Kid-friendly backyard ideas encourage outdoor play, which contribute to overall physical and mental health. Frequent outdoor play helps to increase fitness, as well as raise vitamin D levels. Creating a kid-friendly backyard will help ensure your child is enjoying the outdoors during the summer. Here are eight ways to do just that! 1. Life-Size Angry Birds Game This game can be dismantled Read more ...

7 Brazilian-Inspired Eats for the World Cup

We’re one month into the FIFA World Cup and the excitement just keeps rising! Pubs around the world are packed with men and women rooting for their own countries, their favorite teams, and some of the best players in the world. And while it’s nice to gather with friends at the neighborhood water hole, why not throw a wild World Cup party in your own home? We've pulled together 7 Brazilian-inspired Read more ...

10 Best Summer Dress Styles Under $100

Temperatures are rising and so are hemlines! With the warm summer weather, it's much easier to slip on a fun dress than to think about layers of jeans and jackets that make you sweat. Ready to set up your ensemble but not sure what to wear with all the dresses out there? We've got you covered with our 10 best summer dress styles that are actually quite affordable--all coming in under $100! 1. Read more ...

3 Homemade Fried Chicken Recipe Hacks

Not sure if your stomach is aware, but today is National Fried Chicken Day! With summer picnics on the calendar, it’s the perfect time to whip out the checkered tablecloths, pull out the potato salad, and serve it all up with fried chicken that you've made right in your own kitchen. Rather than spend money on fast food chicken, we've found three delicious fried chicken recipe hacks that taste Read more ...

The Best Things to Buy in July 2014

Whether you’re spending your day in an air-conditioned movie theater or barbecuing with family, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in July. Fortunately, for savvy shoppers, deals are also in abundance. Here’s how you can save on July’s best buys. Movies: Summer movie programs are in full effect and that means children’s movies cost as little as $1 per person. Check out Cinemark’s Read more ...