What do apple slices, baby carrots, and (yawn) boiled eggs have in common? They’re cheap and healthy, but also boring. If you and your family are tired of the same old grub or you want to add variety to the kids’ after school snacks, then check out these four easy make-ahead snack recipes that’ll add spice to your weekly meal prep. These aren’t your average cheap healthy snacks!
The kids are gearing up to head back to school, and it’s your chance to get an A+ in saving money. These parent-approved shopping tips can help you save money on everything your blossoming scholar needs to succeed, from fresh clothes to new school supplies and electronics. Before you start shopping, these are the money-saving tips you need to know.
As your kid blossoms into a teenager, they may ask for (or demand) more liberties, including a later curfew, car privileges, and a cell phone!
While a cell phone can give your teen a lifeline to you, emergency services, and friends, it can also be a gateway that leads to distractions from schoolwork, security concerns, exposure to inappropriate content, and even social media cyberbullying. Help your soon-to-be adult strike a healthy balance this back-to-school season with these eight cell phone rules for teenagers.Read Story
Welcome to the wild world of gaming, where X means jump, Y means run, and a new system seems to come out every other year. If you’re not sure where to start your search for a new console, start with Rent-A-Center. This five-step guide will help you choose the best gaming console for your family.Read Story
Tech gadget – ON. Brain – OFF? Help your kids do things differently this summer. We’ve researched the top on-the-go games for kids who can’t get enough of their tablet, smartphone, or Nintendo Switch—just in time for your next family road trip.
Keep in mind that some of these games are for younger kids, while others are for big kids and pre-teens. Also, some games are specific to certain devices like Asus and Lenovo tablets, Apple or Android smartphones, or the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn about kid-friendly car games, their recommended age ranges, and device compatibility!Read Story
Before you put your youngster in a larger bed, though, weigh all of your options. We’ll walk you through various bed types, how to choose the best bed for your child’s needs, and introduce you to several Ashley bedroom furniture alternatives.Read Story
Is your home full of tiny dancers? Shake off the last of the winter blues and throw a kids’ dance party! Whether you’re entertaining your kids at home over spring break or throwing an epic birthday dance party, start your planning with these must-try kids’ dance party ideas.Read Story
Who says you need snow to build a snowman? Instead, you can make an adorable DIY snowman ornament. (And this one won’t melt!) It’s an easy, budget-friendly holiday craft the whole family can enjoy.
Looking for an easy DIY Halloween costume the whole family can wear? These homemade spaghetti-and-meatball costumes are fun for all ages. Best of all? They cost around $10 for each parent-and-child pair if you already have the red T-shirts.
Packing school lunches five days a week can be a daunting task, from finding foods kids will eat to ensuring a healthy balance that isn’t boring. Those meals can also take a huge bite out of your grocery budget, especially if you have more than one child.
Here are five simple tips to help you create lunches that make the grade without breaking the bank.