Category: Mama’s Musings

Our School Gets an F.

Our School Gets an F.

Image courtesy of jannoon028 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Home School vs. Public School? As the daughter of a 5th grade teacher I have always had the utmost respect for our public school teachers. I know the dedication, sacrifice, and utter devotion good teachers have for their jobs and...

Now Is The Time: Reducing Gun Violence

On the morning of December 14th, 2012, twenty children grabbed their coats and backpacks and headed to school. A normal start for any first or second grader, they probably said good bye to Mom and Dad, hopped on the bus or got dropped off at...

4 ways to fight off colds and catch the feel better bug!

Image courtesy of marin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net   It’s the season of get-togethers complete with kisses, hugs, and handshakes…and the sharing of colds and viruses! I noticed today that there was a huge percentage of my Facebook friends updating their status with “I’m so sick” and “I...

Merry Christmas from Saving Common Cents!

The Holidays are here and this Mom has lots to do… baking cookies, wrapping gifts, singing carols, cutting out paper snowflakes, making hot cocoa, snowball fights, making and sitting down to a Holiday feast, enjoying my children, celebrating the magic of Christmas. So, as of...

Make Your Own Advent Calendar for Christmas!

I have always loved the idea of an Advent Calendar. Each day there is a surprise, a treat of some sort just waiting to be unveiled…building the excitement to the magic of Christmas Day! That is, however, until I had 3 children. Each of them...

Our Thankful Tree (2013)!

  It’s easy to forget about what we are truly thankful for in the hustle and bustle of our everyday. A fun Thanksgiving craft to do with the kids is to make a Thankful Tree! My kids love jotting down their favorite, most appreciated people,...

Pamper Your Legs at Home!

Need some pampering, but can’t find the time or cash to spare? You don’t have to make an appointment at the spa. Just hop in the kitchen and grab a few staples! With just 3 simple ingredients you can make your own exfoliating scrub.  And...

Save on College Text Books with Campus Book Rentals!

If you’ve got (or are) a College student headed back to school next month, the crushing cost of text books is surely on your mind. While Financial aid packages help defray tuition costs, they seldom include the funds for class text books. And, College Bookstores...

Summer Time Fun for the Kids!

The countdown is on. I’ve got only 2 days left til I’ll have 4 children home all day long. All week long. All Summer long. Most of the Summer, I’m glad to have more family time.It’s nice   not to have to run around crazy...

Care Package Ideas

  My kids aren’t quite ready to head off to college…we are still have visits from the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa.  So, I’m not preparing for an empty nest quite yet!  But, I know a few fans are  getting ready to send...

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