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Extreme Money-Saving Habits of Seriously Frugal People (and the Thrifty Tips You’ll Actually Use)

They’ll go to great (really great) lengths to save a few dollars (or even pennies) here and there. Some of their habits—while totally clever!—might be extreme, but maybe there’s something you can learn from them. Here are a few seriously frugal habits along with some toned-down thrifty tips you can …

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Must-have free educational apps for your kids

There are many free educational apps you can download to your phone or tablet to help your kids learn and have fun doing it! From preschool to junior high, more than ever kids are using smartphone apps to enhance their learning. Kids 5 and Under Sight Words Learning Games – …

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Resources for Suicide Prevention, Mental Illness Concerns, Helping Parents Cope

 Via abcnews.go.com   As part of a “20/20” report airing on Friday, Aug. 4, we wanted to provide viewers with information about suicide prevention and other resources for mental health concerns or for those who are interested in learning more: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Trained crisis workers are available 24 …

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This New York restaurant limits parents dining with kids to a single drink

Only the parent who is driving is subject to the rule, which is explained whenever guests are seated — and anyone who disagrees is asked to leave. [A baby’s bottom, an angry diner, and a defiant restaurant owner: Just the latest in online review clashes] “I could never live with …

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zucchini lasagna recipe

He picked ‘green lasagna’ and I took it upon myself to create a delicious, green lasagna. I’m not a big fan of using zucchini as noodles and would rather have it as a vegetable. However, you could replace the noodles for slices of zucchini- it’s up to you.   PREPARATION 10 …

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Recipe: The Perfect Guacamole

I grew up in Los Angeles and have a slight touch of Mexican blood in my family, and a neighbor from Guadalajara named Lupe taught me about Mexican cooking. It was her guacamole method that my mom picked up and passed to me through culinary osmosis. Throughout the years, friends …

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Stressed out parents should relax a little bit.

Like most new parents, I was bombarded with advice when I had my first child. Relatives, friends, parenting books, and the ever-present internet (on your phone! While nursing!) all chimed in with conflicting shoulds and shouldn’ts for getting my baby to sleep, eat, learn, and stay safe. How’s a new parent …

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17 Absolutely Delicious Ways to Cook with Coconut Milk

As the early fall days grow cooler, I am eagerly reaching for butternut squash and other autumn vegetables, ready to turn them into silky purées and hearty stews, dreaming of spicy curries and creamy soups. And in these plans for fall cooking, there’s one key ingredient, a magic touch, that …

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Financial Tips for Parents on a Tight Budget

Much of today’s parenting advice addresses parents who are well-off or at least reasonably comfortable with their family’s financial situation. But what if your family isn’t in a good financial place? How can you be the best parent you can be when you don’t have enough money? Here are some …

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The Best Way to Remove Old Coffee Stains from Mugs & Carafes

Peek into my cupboards and you’ll know I drink coffee. My mugs have the stubborn brown stains to prove it. Luckily, I found a cheap, quick way to clean away old coffee stains without any harsh chemicals or special cleansers. All it takes is some baking soda. Sprinkle a little …

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