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  • Recently we asked our readers over at Spirit 105.3 about how to best keep cut flowers fresh! We were given lots of ideas and thought that we would share some of them here with you!
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  • College is expensive. Whether you’re changing diapers or planning a graduation party for your senior, it weighs heavily on most parents’ minds. Here are some suggestions on how to save for and afford college – for both parents of littles and parents of teens!
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  • In Uganda (my birthplace), when a child is born, they become a part of the "village". From then on, that child becomes the responsibility of everyone living in that village. I was reminded of this two years ago, after my daughter was accepted into University. I found that the financial aid package she was awarded was not enough to cover her college expenses. Although I had saved up some money, I did not have the resources to pay for the rest of the tuition.
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  • These key steps will help your children at an early age to achieve healthy financial responsibilities that will last throughout their lifetime.  They will learn the value of money by working for it and obtain a good work ethic, learn how to manage the money they receive, and to be able to live financially independent.
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  • You guys. You know how I enjoy finding ways to save money, right? Especially simple, uncomplicated ways? Well I found something I just can't keep to myself. And this post isn't even sponsored. It's just one mom, who found something amazing, sharing it with all the moms she knows to help them save a few bucks. Because we gotta stick together.
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  • I made too big a deal about what date nights should look like.  I pictured us getting dressed up, eating at a lovely restaurant, seeing an Oscar-worthy film and staying out long past our bedtimes.  With that definition (and three kids and not a lot of money) date nights were not a regular occurrence in our household.  UNTIL, I redefined “date nights”.
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  • I can remember lying in bed listening to my mother cry while she wondered out loud how she would pay the bills. The sound of her sobbing haunts me and it affects my relationship with money to this day. It was just way too much “honesty” for a child to process.
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  • Monday Mom Confessions
    It was never in the master plan to avoid birthday parties, but it just sort of…happened. And, as it turns out, everyone in our household seems to be completely happy with it. So for as long as I can, I will continue to find fun ways to make my kids feel special on their birthday WITHOUT the work and stress of a party.
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