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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The lenses on my gadgets need some love: Lenzies Lens Wipes

  UGH GROSS what have you guys being doing to your (insert electronic gadget here)?! Looking at their Kindles is like seeing what it’s like in the life of a Crime Scene Technician. Fingerprints are everywhere, on the Kindle, the iPad, the touch screen of the laptop, the cell phone and let’s not forget mom’s… [Continue Reading]

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Crown Royal Regal Apple: Ginger Appletini recipe

  Many people think of apples in the Fall, but I admit I’m an avid apple lover all year long. Apple pies, crisps, cobblers, air fresheners and sprays. There is just something about the scent that appeals to me. Now add the flavor of Apple to one of my favorite spirits and I was thrilled… [Continue Reading]

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Zaycon Fresh + Chicken Soup for the Soul: What we learned at the family dinner table

Zaycon Fresh doesn’t just help me make the best chicken soup, but now has a new partnership with Chicken Soup for the Soul. Guess what? It’s not just a book anymore! Chicken Soup for the Soul and Zaycon Fresh brings you ingredients like broth, BBQ sauce and meal builders cooking sauce to make a home… [Continue Reading]

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Your chance to Stock and Save at Walmart: $25 Walmart Gift Card giveaway (ends Apr. 23)

With five people in the house and summer just around the corner there are plenty of things that I need to stock up on. I never have enough paper towels, every bathroom seems to always need toilet paper. The loads of laundry never seem to end and did I mention there are four out of… [Continue Reading]

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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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Bearded men will be wild about Wild Willie’s Beard Butter

Does the man in your life have a beard? Does it need some help growing in? Being cared for? Even some softening (we love those guys but there is nothing nice about beard burn guys). Wild Willie’s Beard Butter is a beard balm made with organic and natural ingredients and designed to help you fill… [Continue Reading]

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XBOX ONE Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gaming Bundle Giveaway! (ends May1)

Get ready to hail the Master Chief! Enter to win a new, XBOX ONE Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gaming Bundle! Hosted by The Link Fairy I admit, our household doesn’t have an XBOX One, or really an XBOX anything. The girls are saving their allowance each week in order to get one to play… [Continue Reading]

Great gadget giveaway: Lenzies Wipes and $50 Visa Gift Card (ends 4/18)

Sponsored by: Lenzies Wipes Hosted by: FoodnService Lenzies Wipes: Disposable Wipes for Glasses & Electronics I was walking around with four different cleaners in my purse. There were cleaners for my glasses, the the ipad for the kids Kindles and a special one for days when I’m traveling for the laptop. So I was thrilled… [Continue Reading]

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Family movie night: 8 Egg-cellent Easter movies on Amazon Instant Video

It is Friday night and for us that means it’s Family Movie Night. With Easter just around the corner I’m making a list of Easter movies the kids may like to watch tonight. With Amazon Instant Video it’s perfect because I can order it on the big screen TV and stop when needed for anything… [Continue Reading]

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Health and beauty Twitter party! $350 in prizes 4/2 9 pm ET

  It’s not secret we love to learn about new products and we especially love to learn about them before we buy them so we spend a lot of time looking at reviews and what other people have to say. You can do that tonight with some fun health and beauty products – just in… [Continue Reading]

Air Force Armament Museum: Education and Fun in Fort Walton Beach

America’s military has a fascinating past. Advancements in technology have completely changed the way our military is equipped and this is particularly true with aviation. The changing face of America’s military and the role of aviation are on open display at the Air Force Armament Museum, an historical museum in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The… [Continue Reading]

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Activities for Kids

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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…);

Easter Movies

Family movie night: 8 Egg-cellent Easter movies on Amazon Instant Video

It is Friday night and for us that means it’s Family Movie Night. With Easter just around the corner I’m making a list of Easter movies the kids may like to watch tonight. With Amazon Instant Video it’s perfect because I can order it on the big screen TV and stop when needed for anything (Continue Reading…);

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Air Force Armament Museum: Education and Fun in Fort Walton Beach

America’s military has a fascinating past. Advancements in technology have completely changed the way our military is equipped and this is particularly true with aviation. The changing face of America’s military and the role of aviation are on open display at the Air Force Armament Museum, an historical museum in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The (Continue Reading…);

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Disney

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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…);

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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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Big Hero 6 is a big hit in our household

    Big heroes can come in small packages, don’t let Baymax size fool you! Big Hero 6 is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD so your little heroes can enjoy it time and time again – just like mine are! Disclosure: I received a review copy of the DVD in order to make this (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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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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Your chance to Stock and Save at Walmart: $25 Walmart Gift Card giveaway (ends Apr. 23)

With five people in the house and summer just around the corner there are plenty of things that I need to stock up on. I never have enough paper towels, every bathroom seems to always need toilet paper. The loads of laundry never seem to end and did I mention there are four out of (Continue Reading…);

XBOX ONE Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gaming Bundle Giveaway! (ends May1)

Get ready to hail the Master Chief! Enter to win a new, XBOX ONE Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gaming Bundle! Hosted by The Link Fairy I admit, our household doesn’t have an XBOX One, or really an XBOX anything. The girls are saving their allowance each week in order to get one to play (Continue Reading…);

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Houston

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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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Rocking new menu at RA Sushi

  RA Sushi is one of our family’s favorite restaurants and it’s a rare treat to go there. I admit we usually save it for special occasions. But there’s more to meet the eye this winter, with dishes and drinks to really warm things up. With new specials on Tuesdays as well as Happy Hours, (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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