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Start great habits early. Teach them to save and spend wisely.

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate and show appreciation for the women who have nurtured us and helped shape who we are today. Here are some ideas to make the day extra special: Breakfast in Bed: Start the day off right by preparing a delicious breakfast in bed for your mom. You could make her favorite pancakes, omelet, or French toast. Spa Day: Treat your mom to a relaxing spa day. You can either book her an appointment at a local spa or create a spa experience at home by giving her a manicure, pedicure, or massage. Outdoor…

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Back to school is fast approaching and you might be hoping to get your child or children back on track with healthy eating habits after a summer of snacks and sweet treats. The subject of healthy back to school lunch options seems to flood the internet this time of year. As a parent you might have the best intentions and think you’re doing the right thing by packing your kid’s lunchboxes with fresh fruits and vegetables. Alas, many kids don’t always like these healthy options. Many children look forward to the salty, fatty, and sweet choices they can get in…

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You probably associate Long Island with New York City, but the island is also home to state parks, whaling towns, and many lighthouses. Long Island Sound has been notorious for centuries as a dangerous area for sailors. The sound is full of jagged rocks and hidden shoals that endanger sailing to this day. As a result, over 30 lighthouses have been built on Long Island, and although some have been demolished, Suffolk County still has more lighthouses than any other county in the US. They are beautiful, eye-catching monuments to Long Island’s history of maritime activity. Not all the lighthouses…

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Halloween is a holiday that’s all about having some fun and enjoying tricks and treats. If you’re planning to host a sleepover, you might feel overwhelmed and intimidated about putting it all together, but it’s surprisingly easy to do. You can customize everything including treats, décor and entertainment. Before you start sending out invitations and planning spine-chilling surprises, check out some of the following tips for hosting a spooky sleepover. Guess How Many Candies are in the Jar Candy corn is usually the standard candy for the Halloween party game, guess how many candies are in the jar. Switch up…

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Grilling is central to the full experience and enjoyment of summer. Cookout sessions and backyard get-togethers provide opportunities to connect with friends and family. Check out these ten great grill station ideas for your summer entertaining ventures. Light Up Your Grill Station Lighting is a key factor in setting the mood for any situation, and backyard cookouts are no exception. Not only do you need to have a crystal-clear view of those wonderful foods that you’re grilling, but you’ll want to create a festive atmosphere for your guests as well.  Put colored LED bulbs into your porch light fixtures before…

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By Lauren Jablonski A garage sale will put money in your wallet while getting rid of items you no longer need or want. Before you rush to put up signs, here are some tips to help you have a profitable sale. Gather & Label Items Scour your entire home/house for items you no longer need or want. Place like items in the same box, so when you unpack the day of your yard sale you will be organized and prepared to set up. Create Signs The best way to get people to know about your sale is to hang up…

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It is never too early to start teaching children the value of money and the essential concepts of budgeting and saving. In addition to explaining the source of money, parents should teach children how to save and spend wisely. Children of all ages can learn money management skills. The sooner children learn that it is better to earn interest than to pay it to creditors, the more prepared they will be to manage their money as adults. Money is Something that You Earn When children see money dispensed from an ATM, they may not understand that their parents had to…

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World Kindness Day takes place on November 13th. Even though it is important to be nice to people every day, there are many ways that you can go above and beyond to be kind to someone on World Kindness Day. Say Hello to Someone Many of us get so caught up in our daily lives that we barely participate in small talk. Saying hello to someone can instantly brighten up their day and make them look up from their phone. Free Hugs Most people enjoy hugs. In fact, in the emo scene, many people would wear shirts to shows that…

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We all search for shortcuts that will help us get out the door and put together faster in the morning. With just a few changes to your morning and night routine, you can be ready sooner and out of the house faster. Get Ready the Night Before Doing as much as you can the night before lets you spend less time thinking when you are groggy in the morning. Make a Task List Make a list of everything that you have to accomplish for the next day so you won’t forget anything when you’re half asleep in the morning. Meal…

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Dance studios are a lucrative business, and most parents have a lot of options to choose from when picking a studio for a child who’s developed an interest in the performance arts. It can be overwhelming, but your child deserves an environment that will provide them with the best opportunities within your means. Before you decide on a dance studio in which to enroll your child, consider these lessons, and let them be a barometer for the selection process. Hone in on Your Child’s Interests There are a number of different styles available and different schools offer varying courses and…

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