Taking Time to Expand Minds

It’s been a long summer for most parents, starting with school closing before the actual end of the school year. Keeping children occupied has been a struggle for many. They can’t see their friends in person, and they need to let out that social energy somehow. Teachers have held classes online, which is harder for some ages to pay attention to. And in Arizona, outside fun is already limited thanks to the summer heat, but now kids can’t even go to public pools, malls, bowling, or any other air-conditioned gathering place. Being stuck at home has parents and children alike getting frustrated. Never fear – there are many ways you can keep your kids engaged and learning at home.

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Make Your House A Home

When you come home after a long day of work, you want to be able to relax. Yet when you look around, it’s easy to spot all the areas that need touching up and parts that need repairs. It’s difficult to find both the time and the money for home improvements – or so we think. There is actually a great variety of projects that can be done on a small budget, often in a short amount of time.

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Saint Patrick’s Day Tips and Treats

Saint Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday that, in America, celebrates Ireland in a number of ways! People enjoy drinking and eating green-colored beverages and food. They wear green – and if you don’t you might get pinched! There are also a variety of events to attend.

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Valentine’s Day: Gifts from the Heart

What are your favorite Valentine’s Day gifts you’ve ever gotten? What are the ones you’re most proud of giving? Now, how much did these gifts cost? Sometimes the more expensive ones will keep a loved one happy. But almost always, a gift that is less pricey but more personal will be remembered forever.

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Valentine’s Day: Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate

Only two weeks until Valentine’s Day is here! How do you celebrate it? With friends, family, a special someone? There are all sorts of people you might share this holiday with, leading to many ways you can end up spending a lot of money. Spend your time instead and create wonderful memories without breaking the bank.

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Grow Your Savings With A Garden

Planting season is upon us! Depending on what you want to plant, of course. Vegetables and fruits are always a good way to save money on groceries while encouraging healthy habits at home! Here are some suggestions for which ones to grow and tips on the best times to plant in Arizona.

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Make Your Own Gifts

Looking to save money during the holidays? It’s a time where many people get a lot of gifts for their family, friends, and coworkers. They might even be donating money or gifts for underprivileged people to be able to enjoy their holidays more. While the spirit of giving can be fun and make us feel good, it can also hurt our wallets. Here are some ways to save money on presents but still show others you were thinking of them.

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What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s Black Friday and you probably have some leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast. Do you like to eat the same meal all over again? Many of us do! But it depends on each person, and of course, it depends on what exactly you had in the first place that may or may not hold up the same in the second round. Just in case you want to spice things up a bit with your post-Thanksgiving meals, here are some awesome ideas.

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Bake Your Own: For Health and Wealth

Do you love apple chips? They’re a great snack, especially in fall when it’s apple season! And they’re not the only healthy “chips” out there. We were wondering what could make these snacks even better, and then realized – making them ourselves! This way you’ll save money while knowing exactly what’s going into your food.

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DIY Halloween Spider Decorations

Halloween is just around the corner! This is a popular holiday where a variety of creative sides come out. For many this means planning their costumes, while some are preparing what themed goodies they will make for a party. Others are getting out their decorations, or getting excited for all the candy they’re going to collect on the last day of October! Many people spend this time with friends, and many take the opportunity for some family fun. What is your favorite aspect of this spooky celebration?

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