Readin’, Writin’ and Freebies for Kids


Even if you do not teach, check teacher websites, presidential library websites, state agencies and national park websites for free educational coloring sheets, word searches, crossword puzzles and other cool games for a variety of ages and reading levels. Some teacher websites give free content in the hopes that you will buy their other content, ... read more

Child Care Savings


I rented two apartments in the same building, one for me and my two children and another single bedroom unit for whomever I hired as my child care provider. Granted, I did not get any child care tax credits, but my child care costs were cheaper than a day care and the relationship between the ... read more

Onion Smell on Hands?


Pour a little liquid fabric softener into your hands and wash them as if it were soap. A few dots of the “Gain In-Wash Booster” work well also. Rinse and re-apply as needed. The fabric softener absorbs into the skin, helping to mask the odor of the onion.

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Fun and Affordable Treats for a Kid Party

When it comes to throwing your kids a party you do not have to spend lots of money to help everyone have a great time. Here are some fun and affordable ideas that you can do to make your child’s party one to remember: Balloon Give Away Bags : We all know that kids love ... read more

5 Great Sites for Discounted Baby Clothes

Making your penny stretch as far as possible is an easy task to do in today’s Internet-driven world. Stores and discounts that are usually unavailable to your area are as close as turning on your computer system. When it comes to finding discounted and reduced-priced baby clothes, the hardest part is determining which online store ... read more

Top Giveaways of the Week 10/28/13

Here are some of the top giveaways and sweepstakes from around the web: $100 Sears Gift Card iPad Mini $100 Dollar Tree Gift Card $25,000 Cash from eBay $21,400 2014 Ford Fiesta Titanium Hatch from the CW $5,000 Cash from Valpak $10,000 Trip for 2 to Brazil for World Cup Soccer Tournament $20,672 in 1 ... read more

5 Things Babies Just Don’t Need

When you’re getting ready to have a new baby, it can be tempting to buy into the baby buzz created by retailers. There are all kinds of baby items and contraptions, some unnecessary and some just downright crazy (like pacifier wipes – really?!), but in reality you can do without most of them. Here are ... read more

5 Common Household Items That Make Awesome Toys

Have you ever noticed that kids, especially younger kids, are more excited about playing with wrapping paper or boxes than the gift that’s wrap within it? When I used to buy toys for my nephew when he was little, I’d always get him two gifts: one “real” gift, and one smaller gift. I’ll never forget ... read more

How to Save by Making Your Own Baby Food

Buying ready-made baby food at the store is typically a good way to waste money. Baby food is really easy to make using inexpensive foods that you would buy for yourself anyway. Here’s Living on a Dime’s method for easily making baby food that you can freeze and save for 3-4 months. Steam fruits or ... read more