Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee Educates and Entertains

Greetings, Money Saving Parents! This is entry #1 in my Countdown to Earth Day series, a review of Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee. I plan to review a different Disney Nature film each day and encourage families to watch each of these highly educational documentaries as they celebrate the planet on which we live and its many… [Continue Reading]

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Score for this Super Soccer Giveaway featuring Playstation 4 and more! (Three prizes and winners -ends May 12, 2014)

Every four years the greatest soccer celebration takes place during the world’s most widely viewed sporting event. To get ready for the Brazil Fantasygol.com is sponsoring an awesome soccer themed giveaway. Fantasygol.com is the first fantasy sport game website created exclusively for soccer. You can easily login using Facebook or Twitter, choose your players from… [Continue Reading]

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Swing into Spring with this Tucson Cedar Swingset Giveaway (ends

Welcome to the Swing Into Spring Giveaway! Hosted by The Link Fairy It’s that time of the year where parents and kids are looking to get outside and have some fun! What better way to do that than in your own backyard? Who needs to pack up and go to the park when you could… [Continue Reading]

The whole family was loving this lasagna recipe and dinner using Red Gold

Lasagna is one of my family’s favorite meals. When Mr. Money Saving Parent walked in from work last night he said, “Oh that smells good” and of course took the the opportunity to tell me how rarely I make a pan of lasagna. Well I thought it was always a lot of work! It literally… [Continue Reading]

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Interview with finance expert Stuart Ritter on parenting and money

See what advice and tips finance expert Stuart Ritter can offer me and Money Saving Parent readers as we talk about parenting and money: How parents can change their financial habits to benefit the whole family Becoming better financial role models for our children Apps for success Children, chores and allowances You can also see… [Continue Reading]

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Tax Day is Here, but is Compliance Necessary?

Today is April 15, and you know what that means? It’s Tax Day, the final day to complete tax filing, submit forms to the IRS with a check for payment, or wait (im)patiently to receive your refund check. The days leading up to Tax Day are stressful for some. But does it have to be… [Continue Reading]

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Springing into looking good for Girls’ Night out: Giveaway and Review (ends 4/23)

It’s not often that I get a chance to head out for Girl’s Night Out, but whether it’s girls night out, date night or my recent trip to the Disney Social Media Moms conference sometimes I want just a little more style to my hair, makeup and fashion.  However, I like to have my look… [Continue Reading]

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Improve Your Financial Literacy with the Teaching Company’s Great Courses

Personal finance is a subject most people know little about. Beyond balancing the checkbook and reading a bank statement, a large percentage of Americans know very little about the way finance works. They might hear something on the news about world financial markets, globalism, money markets, etc., but they have no real understanding of how… [Continue Reading]

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We were just WILD about Rio 2!

  What are you doing this weekend? Why not head out to go wild for RIO 2 just like our family did?  Find out why it was an exciting adventure for the whole family.    Disclosure: This content contains affiliate links which are used to support this site and my family. However, all opinions expressed… [Continue Reading]

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American Tourister for Less Troublesome Travel

We are constantly one the go here at Money Saving Parent headquarters and we need luggage that will hold up to the wear and tear of constant travel. We also want luggage that makes the task of lugging bags from place to place as trouble free as possible and one piece of luggage that seems… [Continue Reading]

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Easy Candy Flowers recipe inspirated by Imperial Sugar’s Kid’s Kitchen

As spring arrives and we look forward to Easter I’ve been searching for some fun ideas to decorate that the children and I can do together. Our efforts may not always turn out as perfectly as our inspiration, but the important thing is that the girls and I have had fun together creating our masterpiece.… [Continue Reading]

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Magic at Play with Disney and Kohl’s: Review and Giveaway (ends 4/14/2014)

Kohl’s is one of our favorite places to shop. It’s a long standing tradition in our household and every holiday and birthday means a trip to Kohl’s, with Grandma, for a very special shopping trip. Recently we received the opportunity to head to Kohl’s for a really special shopping trip reason – the new line… [Continue Reading]

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Sophia the First: The Floating Palace

A few weeks ago, in anticipation of the release of Sofia the First: The Floating Palace on DVD the girls received the toy of The floating palace. Now that the DVD is here, it was great fun to watch them play with both the toy and the DVD together. It was even more fun to… [Continue Reading]

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Expectant moms prenatal fitness tips and myths revealed by fitness expert Amy Griffith

I recently had the opportunity to talk to prenatal fitness and lifestyle expert Amy Griffith about the myths surrounding prenatal fitness and get some tips on how expectant moms can be healthier, before, during and after pregnancy. What are some myths regarding prenatal exercise and fitness? Just because you haven’t exercised before, doesn’t mean you… [Continue Reading]

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The Pirate Fairy stole our hearts

Tinker Bell and her friends return in this latest story featuring all your favorite fairies, some new friends and yet some familiar faces too in “The Pirate Fairy.”   The girls thought “Secret of the Wings” was their very favorite, after all it’s a story of sisters but I think that this one might have… [Continue Reading]

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Activities for Kids

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We were just WILD about Rio 2!

  What are you doing this weekend? Why not head out to go wild for RIO 2 just like our family did?  Find out why it was an exciting adventure for the whole family.    Disclosure: This content contains affiliate links which are used to support this site and my family. However, all opinions expressed (Continue Reading…);

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Easy Candy Flowers recipe inspirated by Imperial Sugar’s Kid’s Kitchen

As spring arrives and we look forward to Easter I’ve been searching for some fun ideas to decorate that the children and I can do together. Our efforts may not always turn out as perfectly as our inspiration, but the important thing is that the girls and I have had fun together creating our masterpiece. (Continue Reading…);

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Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate at Houston’s NRG Stadium

Few things invoke the spirit of family and togetherness quite like Walt Disney. The theme parks, the movies, and other forms of Disney entertainment provide hours of togetherness that parents and children cherish for years. One of Disney’s best productions is its Disney on Ice series and in just a few short weeks, Disney on (Continue Reading…);

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Help Your Child Reach the Highest Potential with K12.com

Elementary, middle school, and high school students and their parents are often dissatisfied with local public schools. Some public schools are fine, but others are less effective and still more are simply not able to meet the needs of certain students. One solution to this problem is k12.com, an internet resource for education. What Does (Continue Reading…);

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Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee Educates and Entertains

Greetings, Money Saving Parents! This is entry #1 in my Countdown to Earth Day series, a review of Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee. I plan to review a different Disney Nature film each day and encourage families to watch each of these highly educational documentaries as they celebrate the planet on which we live and its many (Continue Reading…);

Credit: Bryan Carey

American Tourister for Less Troublesome Travel

We are constantly one the go here at Money Saving Parent headquarters and we need luggage that will hold up to the wear and tear of constant travel. We also want luggage that makes the task of lugging bags from place to place as trouble free as possible and one piece of luggage that seems (Continue Reading…);

magic at play

Magic at Play with Disney and Kohl’s: Review and Giveaway (ends 4/14/2014)

Kohl’s is one of our favorite places to shop. It’s a long standing tradition in our household and every holiday and birthday means a trip to Kohl’s, with Grandma, for a very special shopping trip. Recently we received the opportunity to head to Kohl’s for a really special shopping trip reason – the new line (Continue Reading…);

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Sophia the First: The Floating Palace

A few weeks ago, in anticipation of the release of Sofia the First: The Floating Palace on DVD the girls received the toy of The floating palace. Now that the DVD is here, it was great fun to watch them play with both the toy and the DVD together. It was even more fun to (Continue Reading…);

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National Geographic Kids: Activities & Educational Resources

Kids don’t get outdoors the way they did in the past. Decades ago, it was common for children to play outdoors; breathing in the fresh, clean air, exploring a local wooded area, or otherwise enjoying physical activity with family and friends. The home has taken the place of the great outdoors for a large percentage (Continue Reading…);

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Recyclebank: Working to Make the World Cleaner and Greener

Do you often feel like your efforts to make the world cleaner and greener are too small to matter? Many people do, and they often wonder how they and others can make a real difference. There is one organization that is working to make waste less wasteful with a network that spans across the nation. (Continue Reading…);

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Petbrosia: Ambrosia for my dog (Review and giveaway)

The more I learn about the food that our dog Jack eats, the harder I work to find him quality dog foods. He’s older now and experiencing some minor health issues like skin allergies and such but I’d still like to see many healthy, happy years with my West Highland White Terrier (who is at (Continue Reading…);

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House of Doolittle does office supplies right: Business planner and calendar

With the beginning of the new year I was determined to become even more organized than I am.  I admit, I’m a pen and paper sort of gal – yes even with all the work I do on the Internet, there is just something about having a calendar or notebook which appeals to me. With (Continue Reading…);

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Score for this Super Soccer Giveaway featuring Playstation 4 and more! (Three prizes and winners -ends May 12, 2014)

Every four years the greatest soccer celebration takes place during the world’s most widely viewed sporting event. To get ready for the Brazil Fantasygol.com is sponsoring an awesome soccer themed giveaway. Fantasygol.com is the first fantasy sport game website created exclusively for soccer. You can easily login using Facebook or Twitter, choose your players from (Continue Reading…);

Swing into Spring with this Tucson Cedar Swingset Giveaway (ends

Welcome to the Swing Into Spring Giveaway! Hosted by The Link Fairy It’s that time of the year where parents and kids are looking to get outside and have some fun! What better way to do that than in your own backyard? Who needs to pack up and go to the park when you could (Continue Reading…);

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Springing into looking good for Girls’ Night out: Giveaway and Review (ends 4/23)

It’s not often that I get a chance to head out for Girl’s Night Out, but whether it’s girls night out, date night or my recent trip to the Disney Social Media Moms conference sometimes I want just a little more style to my hair, makeup and fashion.  However, I like to have my look (Continue Reading…);

magic at play

Magic at Play with Disney and Kohl’s: Review and Giveaway (ends 4/14/2014)

Kohl’s is one of our favorite places to shop. It’s a long standing tradition in our household and every holiday and birthday means a trip to Kohl’s, with Grandma, for a very special shopping trip. Recently we received the opportunity to head to Kohl’s for a really special shopping trip reason – the new line (Continue Reading…);

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Find Your Kid a Summer Adventure with Kidventure.com

Summer is still a few months away but we are already seeing and hearing about summer camps and related programs for kids. These educational providers want to get the jump on things and let parents know what is available so they often start sending letters and e-mail in early spring. Here in Texas, there is (Continue Reading…);

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Family fun and adventures at the Southwest International Boat Show

The South West International Boat Show is just a week away! But what is this boat show she speaks of you may ask? It’s an amazing outdoor adventure in Houston filled with adventures and activities. Disclosure: I participated in a campaign with the South West International Boat Show and New Creative Media, however all opinions (Continue Reading…);

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One hot food truck fest: Haute Wheels Houston 2014

  Have you ever wished you could find all your favorite food trucks in one place and not have to travel all over Houston to find them during certain days and times? I know I have and that’s why I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share with you Haute Wheels 2014 a fun (Continue Reading…);

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The Official McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival 2014 4 pack family pack giveaway and Debby Ryan Meet and Greet

The Official McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival is coming March 29th & 30th. 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… If you had fun previous (Continue Reading…);

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Petey from the Little Rascals and Cesar Millan share pet care tips

  Do you have a pet in your home? Are you thinking about getting one?  Petey from The Little Rascals and Cesar Millan share with you some pet care tips

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Help Your Child Reach the Highest Potential with K12.com

Elementary, middle school, and high school students and their parents are often dissatisfied with local public schools. Some public schools are fine, but others are less effective and still more are simply not able to meet the needs of certain students. One solution to this problem is k12.com, an internet resource for education. What Does (Continue Reading…);

Credit: Wikipedia

National Geographic Kids: Activities & Educational Resources

Kids don’t get outdoors the way they did in the past. Decades ago, it was common for children to play outdoors; breathing in the fresh, clean air, exploring a local wooded area, or otherwise enjoying physical activity with family and friends. The home has taken the place of the great outdoors for a large percentage (Continue Reading…);

Find Your Kid a Summer Adventure with Kidventure.com

Summer is still a few months away but we are already seeing and hearing about summer camps and related programs for kids. These educational providers want to get the jump on things and let parents know what is available so they often start sending letters and e-mail in early spring. Here in Texas, there is (Continue Reading…);

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