The holidays are a magical time, but taking time to visit someplace that is decked out for the holidays is always a welcome respite in the midst of the craziness that this season brings. Longwood Gardens is one local destination we love. We’ve been visiting since my now 15 year old was a tiny boy […]
I’m not done shopping yet. Are you? Snow is pouring down, and I’m not one to drive in snow (especially with a 2WD minivan), so I will be finishing up the rest of my shopping online. You might think shipping won’t happen until after the holiday, but many websites are offering free expedited shipping. I’m […]
We all like to spend money on our friends and family at Christmas time and there are few things as satisfying as being able to buy and give a gift you just know the recipient will love. However, if you need to tighten your belt a little this year in the Christmas gift department, or […]
T.J. wrote me an email and said: Thank you for offering to provide me some kid toy suggestions. I have loads of friends with kids who are around the ages of 4/5 and 1/2 – I’m always at a loss of what time buy them. For example, my Goddaughter who is 4 is truly girlie, […]
Tips from experts on how to stay safe online, and use technology to help you score deals this holiday season.
We talked about making lists previously on the holiday shopping guide, but we didn’t talk about how we stay organized and keep track of everything we need to do during the busy holiday season. To keep track of your list if you have a large family, or more than one person is doing the shopping […]
Do you shop Black Friday? I don’t do Black Friday. I prefer to shop for things that are useful, not junk that’s on sale for a few dollars.
This year more than ever before I’m trying to keep the holidays simple. With 4 kids you’d think we spend a lot on Christmas, but we manage to keep it cheap by using these 5 simple strategies. 1. Pay attention to what the kids you are shopping for like. Usually a few times a year I […]