Moody Gardens adds Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SubPants Adventure!

    Moody Gardens quickly became one of our family’s favorite places to play and learn the week we spent in Galveston looking at homes in the area. After all, you can’t spend all your time doing a home search you have to have some fun! Since then there have been plenty of chances to… [Continue Reading]

4 Spring into summer cocktails and flavors from Captain Morgan’s Flavored White Rum

Disclaimer: This content is meant for those aged 21 and over. By continuing to read you acknowledge you are 21+ or of legal drinking age of the country in which you reside. Please drink responsibly.  Captain Morgan’s is creating cool cocktails with their three brand new flavored White Rums, available in Grapefruit, Pineapple, and Coconut… [Continue Reading]

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Hamming it up at dinner time with Zaycon Fresh Ham

  I admit that we really haven’t been big on “bulk buying” but my experiences with Zaycon Fresh has changed that for several good reasons. I’ve already shared 10 reasons why you should buy from Zaycon Fresh (FKA Zaycon Foods) and my most recent purchase has actually turned me into a die hard fan. I’ve… [Continue Reading]

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Red Gold Spring Shake Up Contest and Sassy Chicken Salad Recipe

    This spring the Money Saving Parent household is shaking things up a bit. Thanks to the ruination of our outdoor furniture cushions we had to make decisions about what we were going to do outside. We are the only ones, Red Gold is shaking things up with spring time inspiration – or should… [Continue Reading]

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Over 45 Cinco de Mayo recipes for food and drinks

  Start your  celebration with these over 45 Cinco de Mayo recipes for food and drink featuring Tequila! Select from recipes for a Skinny Margarita to the Sully Smash, Strawberry Margarita and more.   Then choose from these Tex-Mex recipes our family loves! Chicken Tortilla Soup Beef and Been Enchiladas Easy Chili Recipe Black Bean… [Continue Reading]

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Senior care help with HomeHero

As our parents grow older and live over 1900 miles away I can’t help but worry about them. While my parents are in good health now, I wonder what I will do should those circumstances ever change. My first encounter was the problems we encountered caring for my grandmother when I was a newly married… [Continue Reading]

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Assemble for ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ now in theaters!

  The long awaited release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is finally here and I admit I was waiting not so patiently for the opportunity to screen it. The Avengers have tracked down Loki’s scepter and they are taking on the evil minions of the former “Shield” as it joined with Hydra. But while their… [Continue Reading]

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The Man Exam: Dealing with Infertility and IVF

As we continue our series on infertility and IVF here is what happens to the guys. Sure we girls go through a lot – but this one at least gave us a good laugh. The Man Exam One of the more disturbing, but entertaining events while dealing with your infertility, finally includes the man, your… [Continue Reading]

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1-800Flowers.com Mother’s Day #CheerstoMom Giveaway

  I admit I’m shopping for Mother’s Day and one of the first things that come to mind are flowers. My mom lives over 1900 miles away so it’s sometimes hard to do shopping for her, but I know one of the things she loves to receive is a fresh, beautiful bouquet of flowers. So… [Continue Reading]

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Come to Surfside Beach, Texas for Sand, Surf, and Fun

Nothing beats the thrill of a beach getaway and here at Money Saving Parent headquarters in Houston, we have several beaches within a short drive from home. Galveston is the most popular, but if you want a less crowded stretch of sand a good alternative is Surfside Beach, located about an hour south of downtown… [Continue Reading]

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7 Do’s and Don’ts for those doing In vitro fertilization (IVF)

This month I’m continuing our series in honor of National Infertility Awareness Month, I’ll be sharing with you a series of posts based on my own experiences with infertility issues. Here’s a few things I learned about doing IVF.  Do’s and Don’ts of IVF   Do not be overly optimistic or pessimistic, take things as… [Continue Reading]

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Sex, Drugs and In Vitro Fertilization or How I Got Pregnant

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Month, I’ll be sharing with you a series of posts based on my own experiences with infertility issues. Sex, Drugs and In Vitro Fertilization In vitro fertilization is a process where a woman is provided with a variety of medications, which vary according to her doctor’s preferences and experience… [Continue Reading]

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Join me at Comicpalooza! Four People Four Day Ticket Giveaway

Tired of the same old thing for Memorial Day Weekend?  Shake things up! Enter to win a family 4-pack of passes to Comicpalooza – The largest pop-culture convention in Texas. It’s very nearly here, and I couldn’t be more excited to be an official Comicpalooza Blogger for 2015! My family and I are looking forward… [Continue Reading]

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Pasta for Pennies Encourages Charity and Character

Charity and community service are important values that all parents should instill in their children. Here at Money Saving Parent, we are strong believers in private charity and we strive to make giving part of our monthly financial plan. We usually initiate the act of giving, but thanks to a school activity, our girls were… [Continue Reading]

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Entenmann’s Little Bites celebrates Earth Day with $35 Gift Pack Giveaway

Entenmann’s Little Bites is a family favorite especially for a small snack or treat in the lunch box.  Not only are they a family favorite (the blueberry especially) but for Earth Day they are partnering with TerraCycle and Arbor Day foundation to create two very special events which help our schools and our environment! Disclosure:… [Continue Reading]

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Activities for Kids

Moody Gardens adds Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SubPants Adventure!

    Moody Gardens quickly became one of our family’s favorite places to play and learn the week we spent in Galveston looking at homes in the area. After all, you can’t spend all your time doing a home search you have to have some fun! Since then there have been plenty of chances to (Continue Reading…);

Our kids building sand castles

Come to Surfside Beach, Texas for Sand, Surf, and Fun

Nothing beats the thrill of a beach getaway and here at Money Saving Parent headquarters in Houston, we have several beaches within a short drive from home. Galveston is the most popular, but if you want a less crowded stretch of sand a good alternative is Surfside Beach, located about an hour south of downtown (Continue Reading…);

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Join me at Comicpalooza! Four People Four Day Ticket Giveaway

Tired of the same old thing for Memorial Day Weekend?  Shake things up! Enter to win a family 4-pack of passes to Comicpalooza – The largest pop-culture convention in Texas. It’s very nearly here, and I couldn’t be more excited to be an official Comicpalooza Blogger for 2015! My family and I are looking forward (Continue Reading…);

Credit: Bryan Carey

Pasta for Pennies Encourages Charity and Character

Charity and community service are important values that all parents should instill in their children. Here at Money Saving Parent, we are strong believers in private charity and we strive to make giving part of our monthly financial plan. We usually initiate the act of giving, but thanks to a school activity, our girls were (Continue Reading…);

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Disney

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Assemble for ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ now in theaters!

  The long awaited release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is finally here and I admit I was waiting not so patiently for the opportunity to screen it. The Avengers have tracked down Loki’s scepter and they are taking on the evil minions of the former “Shield” as it joined with Hydra. But while their (Continue Reading…);

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Into musicals? Into fairy tales? Then ‘Into the Woods’ you must go

  This isn’t your typical Disney fairy tale! Based on the musical production, “Into the Woods” it include  music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the most respected theatre composer of the last 60 years. The stories are based on the Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tale classics of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, (Continue Reading…);

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Warming up the Winter with our #DisneySide Party + Free Printables

It’s been a pretty cold winter for many of us, so it was time to warm things up. For many that means looking at vacations and travel, and if you have kids, frequently the word “Disney” comes into the conversation. Why wait for warm weather, vacation or a holiday to show your DisneySide, when you (Continue Reading…);

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

Movie review: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

Tinker Bell and all her friends are back on the big screen in our family room with the Blu-Ray/DVD release of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast! I admit the girls have already watched it three times, just to make sure they didn’t miss a thing. In this latest installment of the Tinker (Continue Reading…);

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Going Green

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Entenmann’s Little Bites celebrates Earth Day with $35 Gift Pack Giveaway

Entenmann’s Little Bites is a family favorite especially for a small snack or treat in the lunch box.  Not only are they a family favorite (the blueberry especially) but for Earth Day they are partnering with TerraCycle and Arbor Day foundation to create two very special events which help our schools and our environment! Disclosure: (Continue Reading…);

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Mitsubishi Mirage: The gas mileage is no mirage

We recently had our first experience with helping our oldest daughter, aged 19, with buying her first car. We selected an used one because we had to stick to a budget and we wanted one with really good gas mileage. However, we have found since that there are some other economically priced cars, that are (Continue Reading…);

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15 money saving tips for going green

  You don’t have to spend money to save money, energy and the environment. With these twenty tips you can do all that and with some imagination and creativity you can save even more. 15 Money Saving Tips for Going Green Turn off ceiling fans and lights at night. Just leave on the fans in (Continue Reading…);

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Vegan and Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pie recipe

Are you looking for a new side dish featuring sweet potatoes this holiday season? SideChef is the leading step-by-step cooking app, featured in the Top 10 apps in the Food & Drinks category, shares this recipe for vegan and gluten-free sweet potato pie, following up their tips on how to make any recipe vegan or gluten-free. This (Continue Reading…);

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Giveaways

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Red Gold Spring Shake Up Contest and Sassy Chicken Salad Recipe

    This spring the Money Saving Parent household is shaking things up a bit. Thanks to the ruination of our outdoor furniture cushions we had to make decisions about what we were going to do outside. We are the only ones, Red Gold is shaking things up with spring time inspiration – or should (Continue Reading…);

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1-800Flowers.com Mother’s Day #CheerstoMom Giveaway

  I admit I’m shopping for Mother’s Day and one of the first things that come to mind are flowers. My mom lives over 1900 miles away so it’s sometimes hard to do shopping for her, but I know one of the things she loves to receive is a fresh, beautiful bouquet of flowers. So (Continue Reading…);

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Join me at Comicpalooza! Four People Four Day Ticket Giveaway

Tired of the same old thing for Memorial Day Weekend?  Shake things up! Enter to win a family 4-pack of passes to Comicpalooza – The largest pop-culture convention in Texas. It’s very nearly here, and I couldn’t be more excited to be an official Comicpalooza Blogger for 2015! My family and I are looking forward (Continue Reading…);

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Entenmann’s Little Bites celebrates Earth Day with $35 Gift Pack Giveaway

Entenmann’s Little Bites is a family favorite especially for a small snack or treat in the lunch box.  Not only are they a family favorite (the blueberry especially) but for Earth Day they are partnering with TerraCycle and Arbor Day foundation to create two very special events which help our schools and our environment! Disclosure: (Continue Reading…);

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Houston

Moody Gardens adds Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SubPants Adventure!

    Moody Gardens quickly became one of our family’s favorite places to play and learn the week we spent in Galveston looking at homes in the area. After all, you can’t spend all your time doing a home search you have to have some fun! Since then there have been plenty of chances to (Continue Reading…);

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Join me at Comicpalooza! Four People Four Day Ticket Giveaway

Tired of the same old thing for Memorial Day Weekend?  Shake things up! Enter to win a family 4-pack of passes to Comicpalooza – The largest pop-culture convention in Texas. It’s very nearly here, and I couldn’t be more excited to be an official Comicpalooza Blogger for 2015! My family and I are looking forward (Continue Reading…);

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VIP Meet and Greet Giveaway featuring Disney’s Olivia Holt

Have you bought your tickets for the McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival yet? If not you can get those right here – or you can enter to win our terrific ticket giveaway! Need even more incentive to attend the festival? Not only is it the biggest children’s festival in the nation, which provides support to an (Continue Reading…);

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The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival 2015 ticket giveaway

The Official McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival is coming March 28th & 29th. If you’re looking to get out, support a good cause and have a great time make sure you have your schedule free. The kids will have a blast meeting some celebs from their favorite TV shows, as well as riding rides and more!  We’ve been there several years (Continue Reading…);

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Parenting

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Bully tells my daughter: ‘I wish you would commit suicide!’

  “I wish you would commit suicide and just kill yourself!”  That’s a sentence no child should ever hear and one which even as I write it breaks my heart. I admit that quietly in my room I’ve been crying this week and even as I write it brings tears to my eyes. I am (Continue Reading…);

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Make Our Pact your app for staying safe online

Recently I called to order a family meeting. The topic under discussion was Internet safety. After mom spent several hours fixing trouble on her daughter’s computer it was time to review the rules AND find a way to better help the girls follow the rules regarding the use of the laptop, iPad and Kindle. For (Continue Reading…);

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Warming up the Winter with our #DisneySide Party + Free Printables

It’s been a pretty cold winter for many of us, so it was time to warm things up. For many that means looking at vacations and travel, and if you have kids, frequently the word “Disney” comes into the conversation. Why wait for warm weather, vacation or a holiday to show your DisneySide, when you (Continue Reading…);

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Interview: Kristi Yamaguchi talks about literacy, parenting and children

I recently had the opportunity to talk to Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Champion, parent, author and literacy advocate. She answers these questions for me in this interview. Note:  I admit we had some technical difficulties, so she is repeating my questions for the audience.  Interview Questions Thank you so much for taking the time to talk (Continue Reading…);

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