A Thanksgiving Day memory: My dog ate my turkey

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A favorite Thanksgiving Day memory.  A family, a dog and Thanksgiving day. They are no longer with us, but the memories will last forever. The dining room table is set with the good china and a lovely floral centerpiece. The buffet island practically groans under the weight of all the delicious dishes that my mother-in-law, (Continue Reading…);

Honda Cars of Katy Supports Houston Food Bank with Holiday Food Drive

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Holidays are a time for family togetherness and a time for giving. For some, however, the holidays are not so comfortable and many long for basic sustenance for themselves and loved ones. Here in Houston, a local business is sponsoring a food drive and is calling on generous Houstonians to join in the effort to (Continue Reading…);

Popular Thanksgiving Day traditions for our family


Whether old or new, these Thanksgiving holiday traditions will give lasting memories the whole year through. Many families have their Thanksgiving Day traditions. Some play football in the yard. Some watch it from the comfort of the family room. For others it is always the same meal, whether it is turkey, ham, brisket or prime (Continue Reading…);

Energy Drinks Pose Potential Risk to Young Children

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Parents can add another item to the growing list of things to keep out of the stomachs of young children. Energy drinks, popular for their vitamin supplements and ability to provide an oft- needed alertness boost, have been singled out for causing adverse health effects in children. The concerns stem from a research study presented (Continue Reading…);

Facebook at Work: The New Face of Professional Networking

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Okay, admit it- you logon to Facebook a little bit more than you should. When the boss isn’t looking, you take a quick peek at your Facebook news feed, chat with your friends, and upload pictures of your kids. You know it’s frowned upon at work, but the urge to keep up with social media (Continue Reading…);

Household Savings Rates and Income: How Wide is the Gap?

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  How much does your household save each month? Are you saving enough to retire comfortably? Do you have an emergency fund in place and discipline yourself to contribute to this fund on a regular basis? Do you have a savings account for your children’s education? Can you honestly say that you feel comfortable and (Continue Reading…);

Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Youngsters

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Parents of toddlers, listen up: There is a potentially harmful product in your household- a product that has been around for only a couple of years- that could make your young person very sick. Laundry detergent pods, those compact, self- dissolving, convenient means to clean laundry, were responsible for 769 hospital stays for children over (Continue Reading…);

Miss Jones: Cake and Frosting without the Guilt

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Most parents don’t mind if their kids enjoy the occasional sweet treat. After all, most of us grown- ups like sweets too and we like to indulge our sweet tooth with candies, ice cream, pies, doughnuts, and other sugary foods. A good percentage of these treats, however, are loaded with transfat, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, (Continue Reading…);

Houston Zoo Lights Return with Another Dazzling Display

The holiday season is near and here in Houston, Texas, the holidays mean lights- lots of lights, on display in different places around the greater Houston metropolitan area. It seems like each year, those responsible for the displays try to outdo themselves by creating new displays or by increasing the size of the light display (Continue Reading…);

Embassy Suites Brea California: A Suite Stay in a PURE Room

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What are some of the hallmarks of a great place of lodging? Everyone differs slightly in what they prefer, but there are some characteristics that are repeatedly mentioned as the difference between a great place to stay and a mediocre place to stay, among them comfort, cleanliness, and great service. Guests at Embassy Suites in (Continue Reading…);

Johnson & Johnson Plans to Test Ebola Vaccine


Ebola is a deadly disease and it has already claimed more than 4,500 lives with more deaths added to the tolls each day. At least one large American corporation is trying to do something about the problem and it hopes to administer its solution within the next several months. The company is health care giant (Continue Reading…);

National School Lunch Week and My Visit to the Cafeteria

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  Today is the end of National School Lunch Week 2014. Here at Money Saving Parent, we have been examining and scrutinizing the National School Lunch Program and have presented our readers with a different article each day relating to schools and food. As I wrap up my weekly examination today. I decided it would (Continue Reading…);

School Lunch Food faces Tougher Regulations but Will They Make a Difference?

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National School Lunch Week is upon us and here at Money Saving Parent, we have been thinking more about the food our kids eat at school, learning about food requirements, and sharing what we find with our readers. Today, we would like to take a closer look at the new regulations that just took effect (Continue Reading…);

School Lunch in America: The Making of a National Program

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School lunch programs have been around for decades. Originally conceived as a program to distribute excess agricultural items, prop up food prices, and help young people from poor families get some midday nourishment, the school lunch program has expanded and modified itself over the years, but it still going strong. Its history is the subject (Continue Reading…);

Behind the scenes with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

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Do you like finding out what’s going on behind the scenes with your favorite brands? I know I do. I appreciate learning about the improvements they are making both in their products, the environment and the community. That’s why I’m so excited to bring you a behind the scenes look at what Dr. Pepper/Snapple has (Continue Reading…);