Over 25 fabulous vegetable recipes

Enjoy these delicious recipes featuring vegetables! Whether it’s in a drink or a dessert, entree to side you will find some fun and fabulous ways to serve up veggies to your family. And if that’s not enough fun here’s some FREE KINDLE books (note Free Kindle Books change quickly and frequently) with all sorts of… [Continue Reading]

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Cucumber Mint Infused Water

  I’ve been trying to find ways to get the kids (who am I kidding – and myself) to drink more water. I admit I just don’t care for the taste.  But I’ve found that I can use my Brita Water Filter and some fruits and vegetables to create delicious infused water recipes that save… [Continue Reading]

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My face loves L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation

Summer is here and for me that means the return of freckles on my face. But at my age that isn’t the only thing that I’m noticing. A few fine lines at my lips and between the brows, as well as a few “laugh lines” or crinkles are supposed to give character to my face… [Continue Reading]

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Financial Independence: Credit Cards

This is another installment in our Financial Independence Series- a series of articles complete with advice and strategies that most anyone can implement right now to help move closer to financial independence. Be sure to read the other entries in this series and start saving today! Among the financial instruments that can damage a family’s… [Continue Reading]

Tex Mex Salad recipe

  I admit, for me the bun is really just something to hold my burger and toppings together. I’m not a big fan of the bun. So when I’m home I tend to leave it to the rest of the family to enjoy. When it came time to enjoy my Tex Mex Burger I decided… [Continue Reading]

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Recipe: Tex Mex Burger Red Gold Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies

I had the best time with this recipe. My daughter decided that it sounded like fun to get cooking in the kitchen with me. I thought that she was just going to put on the apron and pose for pictures but she really got right in there and worked on creating our Tex Mex Burgers.… [Continue Reading]

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Tyent Twitter Party Prizes

    I recently had the chance to tell you about Tyent , who are hosting a comment contest with some amazing prizes for your team. All you had to do was nominate your sports team for a chance for them to win the Grand Prize of: $500 cash and a Tyent Water Ionizer… but that’s… [Continue Reading]

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Financial Independence: Insurance

This is another installment in our Financial Independence Series- a series of articles complete with advice and strategies that most anyone can implement right now to help move closer to financial independence. Be sure to read the other entries in this series and start saving today! Life carries with it a host of expenditures. We… [Continue Reading]

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Planes Fire and Rescue rescued us from summer boredom

It was with a whole lot of anticipation that the kids and I headed to the screening of Planes: Fire and Rescue. The girls had been talking about it for months!  I was so happy to see it didn’t disappoint. Disclosure: I was able to attend a screening of Planes along with guests from BackstageOL… [Continue Reading]

Studio Movie Grill Summer Fun Series $2 tickets

We enjoy Studio Movie Grill. It’s one of our favorite places to watch movies! They recently renovated and made what was a comfortable chair and dining and movie arrangement into an even more comfortable one. But that’s not the only improvements made this summer! They also are giving us a chance to see some movies… [Continue Reading]

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Crazy for the Cookoo Watch Giveaway

I noticed the other day that I really need a watch. It’s so annoying to pull out my phone every time that I want to know the time. I’m hard on them though, which is why I currently don’t have one. I wanted to find one that is sturdy, stylish and goes with just about… [Continue Reading]

Financial Independence: Retirement Plans

This is another installment in our Financial Independence Series- a series of articles complete with advice and strategies that most anyone can implement right now to help move closer to financial independence. Be sure to read the other entries in this series and start saving today!   Among the savings goals many set for themselves,… [Continue Reading]

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The Bean Bag Chair Outlet Faux Fur Bean Bag review and giveaway (ends July 29, 2014)

You would think that with only four people in the house that there would not be any shortage of places to sit. However, Mr. Money Saving Parent walked into the TV room to find me almost pushed entirely off one couch and the love seat taken up entirely by an 8 year old little girl.… [Continue Reading]

Money Saving Parent and The Bean ag (1)

Summer series: Swimming safety tips for parents interview with the American Red Cross

Today we are continuing our Super Summer Series with some really important information about staying safe in the pool this summer. Join us as we share our Swimming safety tips for parents interview with the American Red Cross and get information on: Family safety: 5 basic skills for water competencies and what you should know… [Continue Reading]

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Healthy essentials and savings for the summer: What I need and why I’ll save

It’s the sweet summertime and I don’t know about you but it seems like I need a lot more “healthy essentials” than I do during any other season. Of course living in Houston we need sunscreen just about every day so that’s a given, but with being out and about at the pool and park… [Continue Reading]

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Activities for Kids

Planes Fire and Rescue rescued us from summer boredom

It was with a whole lot of anticipation that the kids and I headed to the screening of Planes: Fire and Rescue. The girls had been talking about it for months!  I was so happy to see it didn’t disappoint. Disclosure: I was able to attend a screening of Planes along with guests from BackstageOL (Continue Reading…);

Time Book of Why Series

TIME for Kids Book of Why Series answers ‘But Why?’

I admit I love the fact that my children ask “Why?” Why is the sky blue? Why is the sun hot? Why does that animal do that? They are exploring the world around them and learning about it in the best possible way by looking for the answers instead of being told them. Time for (Continue Reading…);

Sports Football Camps

Football Camp and Nutrition Education for the Future NFL Star

Do your children like sports? Many children do and a summer sports camp is often the parents’ response to fulfilling their child’s wishes and encouraging physical fitness. But there is more to a fit body than just exercise- nutrition matters as well and here in the Houston area, Sports International Football Camps is joining forces (Continue Reading…);

Katy Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp

How Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center Summer Camp taught my girls confidence

My children just finished their first week of summer camp.  Our first choice this summer was one that we hadn’t been able to fit in our schedule in the past, but this year it fit perfectly, with a modeling class at Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC), in the greater Houston, TX area. Disclosure: (Continue Reading…);

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Disney

Planes Fire and Rescue rescued us from summer boredom

It was with a whole lot of anticipation that the kids and I headed to the screening of Planes: Fire and Rescue. The girls had been talking about it for months!  I was so happy to see it didn’t disappoint. Disclosure: I was able to attend a screening of Planes along with guests from BackstageOL (Continue Reading…);

onion soup recipe

The Hundred Foot Journey shares secret to the perfect Onion Soup

Onion Soup is one of my favorites.  I know that it’s hard for me to resist whenever I am at a restaurant and it’s available. Even on our cruise I had to order it more than once that week!  But I’m looking forward to trying this recipe from “The Hundred Foot Journey and I thought (Continue Reading…);

Maleficent

5 Things I want my daughters to learn from Maleficent

We just left the Maleficient screening. It’s no secret that we are a Disney loving family but I think I just feel in love with it all over again. Whatever you thought or think about the movie Maleficent, throw it away. Maleficent is going to blow you away. It did us. All, I could think (Continue Reading…);

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Disney Junior offers Give a Book Get a Book program

While attending the Disney Social Media Moms conference my family had the opportunity to learn some important facts about reading and families. Not every family has several bookshelves filled with books, as a matter of fact many low income families have no books on the shelf for children to read. That’s where Disney Junior, Disney (Continue Reading…);

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Going Green

cucumber mint infused water

Cucumber Mint Infused Water

  I’ve been trying to find ways to get the kids (who am I kidding – and myself) to drink more water. I admit I just don’t care for the taste.  But I’ve found that I can use my Brita Water Filter and some fruits and vegetables to create delicious infused water recipes that save (Continue Reading…);

Photo credit: Bryan Carey

Ford Trend Conference 2014: Information, Innovation, and Leadership

America’s automotive industry has experienced its share of ups and downs. When things were going well and there was little competition from imports, American- made cars and the city of Detroit enjoyed unparalleled success. Those who worked for the Big Three automakers made very good money, remained steadfast and loyal to their employer, and lived (Continue Reading…);

Over 60 Clean eating recipes

  My blogger buddies and I have joined together to create 10 recipes in 30 days and this months challenge was Clean Eating! It can be easy – and I was surprised to find out how easy. Even more importantly I know have over 60 recipes to choose from and to share with you! An (Continue Reading…);

strawberry lemonade recipe

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade freezer pop recipe

  I admit that once I read the label on my daughter’s favorite strawberry lemonade there was no doubt in my mind that I could do better. It would be a fraction of the price to make and most likely be healthier for all of us.  It WAS! And, it made a great strawberry lemonade (Continue Reading…);

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Giveaways

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Tyent Twitter Party Prizes

    I recently had the chance to tell you about Tyent , who are hosting a comment contest with some amazing prizes for your team. All you had to do was nominate your sports team for a chance for them to win the Grand Prize of: $500 cash and a Tyent Water Ionizer… but that’s (Continue Reading…);

Crazy for the Cookoo Watch Giveaway

I noticed the other day that I really need a watch. It’s so annoying to pull out my phone every time that I want to know the time. I’m hard on them though, which is why I currently don’t have one. I wanted to find one that is sturdy, stylish and goes with just about (Continue Reading…);

Money Saving Parent and The Bean ag (1)

The Bean Bag Chair Outlet Faux Fur Bean Bag review and giveaway (ends July 29, 2014)

You would think that with only four people in the house that there would not be any shortage of places to sit. However, Mr. Money Saving Parent walked into the TV room to find me almost pushed entirely off one couch and the love seat taken up entirely by an 8 year old little girl. (Continue Reading…);

We want our Wii to beat the heat: The Wii U Deluxe Family Bundle

Beat the heat this Summer with some Nintendo fun! Enter to win a Wii U Deluxe Family Bundle Worth $540! Hosted by www.TheLinkFairy.com I don’t know about your family but mine really doesn’t get a whole lot of Wii time. We are frequently on the go. But we really want our Wii (no pun intended) during (Continue Reading…);

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Houston

Sports Football Camps

Football Camp and Nutrition Education for the Future NFL Star

Do your children like sports? Many children do and a summer sports camp is often the parents’ response to fulfilling their child’s wishes and encouraging physical fitness. But there is more to a fit body than just exercise- nutrition matters as well and here in the Houston area, Sports International Football Camps is joining forces (Continue Reading…);

Katy Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp

How Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center Summer Camp taught my girls confidence

My children just finished their first week of summer camp.  Our first choice this summer was one that we hadn’t been able to fit in our schedule in the past, but this year it fit perfectly, with a modeling class at Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC), in the greater Houston, TX area. Disclosure: (Continue Reading…);

Photo credit: Bryan Carey

Keep Calm and Bee Sweet with Bee Sweet Lemonade

Tomorrow, June 16, 2014 is the start of National Pollinator Week. It’s a week focused on education relating to pollination, its importance to our livelihood, and the critical role that honeybees play. One young entrepreneur and philanthropist in Austin, Texas is fully aware of the importance of honeybees and she has created a new product (Continue Reading…);

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Salata: Healthy Eating in Houston’s City Centre

Healthy eating is important, as most all will agree. But many like to dine out and rightfully worry about the nutrition and quality of the food. One restaurant that will quickly ease your worries is Salata and one of its newest locations is now open for service, at 840 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Suite (Continue Reading…);

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Parenting

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Summer series: Swimming safety tips for parents interview with the American Red Cross

Today we are continuing our Super Summer Series with some really important information about staying safe in the pool this summer. Join us as we share our Swimming safety tips for parents interview with the American Red Cross and get information on: Family safety: 5 basic skills for water competencies and what you should know (Continue Reading…);

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Coke Life: Healthier Alternative to the Real Thing?

Coca- Cola is the largest soft drink manufacturer on the planet and its name and logo are among the most recognized in the world. It seems that everywhere you go, Coca- Cola is there, ready to quench your thirst with its secret blend of sugar and spices. In spite of its reputation for refreshment, Coca- (Continue Reading…);

My Life As A Dad

Father’s Day Giveaway! Daddy & Co./My Life As A Dad Celeb Daddy Gift Pack

Welcome to the Daddy & Co./My Life As A Dad’s Celeb Daddy Gift Pack Giveaway hosted by Money Saving Parent! Is your Dad or soon to be Dad a STAR? Well now he can be be geared up like one with this amazing giveaway just in time for Father’s Day. Not only is he going (Continue Reading…);

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Great Courses Teaching Company: Making Informed Moral Decisions

Do you have a rigid moral code that determines how you make daily decisions? Some people do, but others tend to get wound up in the “why” of the matter. These latter individuals often ponder over certain moral questions and sometimes go back and forth over what is right and what is wrong. The things (Continue Reading…);

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