40 Fun and fabulous food and drink recipes with tequila

You may have been following along on our adventures with Pura Vida which began with an amazing concert experience and the opportunity to meet and drink with the band members of Godsmack! They shared with us why Pura Vida Tequila, mixers and liqueurs mix up their drink of choice. Sully Erna even has one named… [Continue Reading]

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ZOOM Power Bank Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway (ends April 4/13)

Sponsored by: Zoom Power Bank Hosted by: Social Swayy I recently picked up a Zoom Power Bank to help me with finding myself “powerless” far too often. I recently took it to a day long festival to see how it held up under pressure and in my purse (with two phones and an iPad for… [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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Apple iWatch S Giveaway! ends April 6, 2015

iWatch Sport Giveaway! Sponsored by: Dr. Tobias Hosted by: FoodnService I’m joining up with our friends over at FoodnService to bring you this iWatch Giveaway courtesy of Dr. Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil. Find out more about this supplement and enter for your chance to win! Disclosure and Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links… [Continue Reading]

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Henderson Beach State Park Welcomes You to Destin, Florida

Florida is the top travel destination in the U.S. and a state that most every family in America has visited at least once. Here at Money Saving Parent, we are no strangers to the Sunshine State, having visited the popular tourist spots such as Disney World in Orlando and the Miami- Ft. Lauderdale multiple times.… [Continue Reading]

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March Madness! Portable Basketball System Giveaway

Start March Madness off right! Enter to win a new, 52″ Portable Basketball System! Hosted by The Link Fairy March rolled in like a Lion this year and so far is looking like it will go out like a Lamb. But even better for basketball fans it will also be home to March Madness and… [Continue Reading]

Share and save your recipes: Recifoto App for your iPad and iPhone

Anyone who reads Money Saving Parent for the first time, or returns to visit again and again knows that we love sharing recipes! Cooking at home is an activity which holds many fond memories for me and it’s memories I want my children to have. Everyone in the kitchen cooking gives us family time together… [Continue Reading]

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Little Tikes Cape Cottage Giveaway (ends April 8, 2015)

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get the kids outside playing. What better way to do that than with one of Little Tikes most popular toys, the Cape Cottage! Watch the kids create their own little household world with their friends and family and enjoy their time outside.  I know it was a favorite toy… [Continue Reading]

Febreze Car freshens up my spring break road trip! $25 Walmart gift card giveaway

  It’s time to pick up our rental car for our spring break road trip! We are so excited because WOW we got a bigger car than we reserved and that always comes in handy with a family of four and 10 hours of driving (if we are lucky), each way. As soon as we… [Continue Reading]

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Perfect Party Punch recipe featuring George Dickel and Pottery Barn

It’s no secret that we like to entertain, whether it is a party or just having a few friends over. But we have found that frequently there are “his” and “hers” drinks that our guest look forward to having while visiting our house. Since we are a blended household you would think that having the… [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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My kids flipped over Flip2BFit games

It can sometimes get a little difficult especially during the cold winter months or during the really hot Houston summer days to get the kids to get moving. Playing outside is fun and great fitness, but what about those cold, wet, rainy days or hot summer days in the 100’s where much more than the… [Continue Reading]

Flip2BFit games

Easy Slow Cooker Potato Cheese Soup recipe

I know I shouldn’t complain, because compared to many of you my winter has been pretty easy. But for us here in Texas it’s been far too cold and yes we have even seen the dreaded “S” word – snow! I don’t know what to put on my kids because I can’t even FIND gloves,… [Continue Reading]

Easy Potato Cheese Soup

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]

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

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]

interview with Kristi Yamaguchi

Activities for Kids

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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…);

Flip2BFit games

My kids flipped over Flip2BFit games

It can sometimes get a little difficult especially during the cold winter months or during the really hot Houston summer days to get the kids to get moving. Playing outside is fun and great fitness, but what about those cold, wet, rainy days or hot summer days in the 100’s where much more than the (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…);

School Nutrition Association

Scramble the Eggs and Butter the Bread- It’s National School Breakfast Week!

Starting off each morning with a nutritious breakfast is the best way to ensure a more productive day. Children, in particular, benefit greatly from a good breakfast and studies show that children are more attentive in school and perform better when the day begins with a nutritious meal. Schools often serve breakfast and this early (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…);

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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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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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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California Bans Plastic Grocery Bags

California, the nation’s most populous state and a hotbed of political and social activism, has taken a step many felt was long overdue: It has outlawed the use of plastic shopping bags across the state, citing environmental and other concerns. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law September 30, 2014, making California the first (Continue Reading…);

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Giveaways

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ZOOM Power Bank Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway (ends April 4/13)

Sponsored by: Zoom Power Bank Hosted by: Social Swayy I recently picked up a Zoom Power Bank to help me with finding myself “powerless” far too often. I recently took it to a day long festival to see how it held up under pressure and in my purse (with two phones and an iPad for (Continue Reading…);

iwatch giveaway

Apple iWatch S Giveaway! ends April 6, 2015

iWatch Sport Giveaway! Sponsored by: Dr. Tobias Hosted by: FoodnService I’m joining up with our friends over at FoodnService to bring you this iWatch Giveaway courtesy of Dr. Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil. Find out more about this supplement and enter for your chance to win! Disclosure and Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links (Continue Reading…);

March Madness! Portable Basketball System Giveaway

Start March Madness off right! Enter to win a new, 52″ Portable Basketball System! Hosted by The Link Fairy March rolled in like a Lion this year and so far is looking like it will go out like a Lamb. But even better for basketball fans it will also be home to March Madness and (Continue Reading…);

Little Tikes Cape Cottage Giveaway (ends April 8, 2015)

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get the kids outside playing. What better way to do that than with one of Little Tikes most popular toys, the Cape Cottage! Watch the kids create their own little household world with their friends and family and enjoy their time outside.  I know it was a favorite toy (Continue Reading…);

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Houston

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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…);

Summer camp savings at Digital Media Academy

My best friend said to me, “Oh I’ve already done my deposit for these two summer camps! Haven’t you?” My response is a blank stare. I can’t believe it! It’s already time to start looking for our summer camp experiences! What would I do without her to remind me it’s that time of the year (Continue Reading…);

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Parenting

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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…);

interview with Kristi Yamaguchi

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…);

School Nutrition Association

Scramble the Eggs and Butter the Bread- It’s National School Breakfast Week!

Starting off each morning with a nutritious breakfast is the best way to ensure a more productive day. Children, in particular, benefit greatly from a good breakfast and studies show that children are more attentive in school and perform better when the day begins with a nutritious meal. Schools often serve breakfast and this early (Continue Reading…);

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Baby and Bath time: #SoMuchMore than You May Think

I think one of the greatest joys of parenthood is being able to bath our baby. First we start with a beautiful baby and the next thing you know they are telling you they are big enough to take a bath or shower “all by myself!”  But there is so much more power in bath (Continue Reading…);

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