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Is College Worthwhile?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

“But, Mom, I don’t want to go to college.” Mary wasn’t surprised to hear her son talk that way. He had always been a reluctant student and she often wondered […]

What to Teach Your Teens About Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

There’s an old saying that ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’. For those of you too young to have heard that phrase before, it means that children will […]

Pets on a Budget

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Getting a family pet can be one of the most rewarding things for a child. The pet provides companionship, entertainment and exercise. But sometimes the wrong pet for the family […]

Birthday Party Ideas

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Q: Do you have any great ideas for gifts that my kids can take to their friends’ birthday parties? I’m looking for things that are cheap but don’t look cheap. […]

Eating Healthy and Organic on a Budget

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Years ago, when I first took the plunge and chose a more frugal lifestyle, I remember hearing critics say that living frugally meant you had to eat “frugal food.” It’s […]

Frugal Gardening Ideas

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Q: “I want to be able to landscape my yard, but flowers and shrubs are so expensive. I’ve tried to plant some perennials so they’ll continue to bloom every year, […]

Homemade Easy Bake Oven Mixes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

by Jonni McCoy Q: My daughter loves her Easy Bake Oven, but the mixes go for about $5.00 each. Is there a cheaper way? A: My daughter loves using her […]

Homemade Pudding Mixes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Recommended Items Oster Stand Mixer Kitchen Storage Containers Handy Kitchen Utensils Q: My family and I really enjoy Jell-O pudding. I know there has to be a way to make […]

Birthday Party Savings

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Q: Do you have any great ideas for gifts that my kids can take to their friends’ birthday parties? I’m looking for things that are cheap but don’t look cheap. […]

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Cindy Rowe is the owner/editor of Crazylou Creations blog. On the blog, you will find a little bit of crazy, and a whole lot of fun! As a FT working mother, she still finds time to create crafts, play around in the kitchen, plan parties and exercise. You'll find all of this and more on her blog!


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Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]