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5 Things You Can Do to Save this Easter

Irish Thursday, March 27th, 2014
5 Tips On How To Save This Easter
The Easter break is finally here and the children have just taken a break from school. For most moms, it will be the time to take a breather from all the school related expenses, but for some it is also the time to shell out money for activities the children might want to participate in while they have enough free time in their hands. Music or swimming lessons, as well as other interesting activities, may be a little bit expensive, but here are a few things you might want to bear in mind so you can scrimp this Easter break:
Bring Your Children to the local Library
If you raised your children to be book lovers, nothing will thrill them most than the sight of many books and there is no perfect place to experience exactly that than in the library. Encourage them to get their own library card so they can go on and borrow as many books as they can manage to read over the spring break. Borrow storybooks and activity books which you can all read at home. This will spell endless hours of fun and entertainment for you and the kiddos and you do not even have to break the bank! For bigger children, you can even encourage them to make a very informal book report of the books they have finished reading. That way, you are not only nurturing their love for reading but also their love for writing and learning, too!
Go to the Park
The nice weather is also the perfect opportunity to spend some time and explore outdoors. Bring the children to the park, pack a couple of toys they can play outside, like balls, bubbles and kites. Allow them to be curious and let them take photos of stuff they see around, like the clouds, the trees, or the insects. While you are at it, do not forget to bring some sandwiches and juices the children can snack on when they get tired of too much playing – an impromptu picnic! What could be better than that?
Encourage the children to help with the chores
Another thing to do this Easter break to make sure the children will be as productive and spend their time wisely instead of sitting in front of the television for hours on end, is to help in the household chores. Give them something easy enough for their little hands to do, like sorting the laundry and folding clean clothes, perhaps. Teach them to make the bed after getting up each morning or wash the dishes, the non breakable ones, when they are done eating. You can also ask them to help prepare snacks and simple dishes in the kitchen, too.
Play Board Games
Scrimp on electricity and batteries by unplugging your television and turning off those gadgets and game console and inspiring children to play board games. Whether they choose to play chess, scrabble, monopoly or any other board game they fancy, it will be one enjoyable and worthwhile way to spend their afternoons. Not only will they be enjoying the game, but they will also develop and enhance their critical thinking and vocabulary, depending on which board game they choose to play. Foster good and clean competition by giving a nice reward or gift for the winner of each board game.
Plan a Fun Easter Together
Allow the children to lend a hand in your Easter preparation. Let them help in preparing breakfast on Easter morning by fixing sandwiches and making juices or cutting simple fruits and vegetables to add to your breakfast feast. And since there will be more hands to do the work, you can probably skip buying ready-made Easter eggs and make those colorful eggs at home and color them with the kids. You can simply get several dozens of eggs and a handful of food coloring from the supermarket for your very own do-it-yourself egg coloring activities. To score additional savings, you can also buy candies and sweets in bulk and a couple of colorful paper bags. Ask the children to help you sort out the treats and prepare them in the bags, I am sure the little ones will really be delighted to be of help.

banknotyThe Easter break is finally here and the children have just taken a break from school. For most moms, it will be the time to take a breather from all the school related expenses, but for some it is also the time to shell out money for activities the children might want to participate in while they have enough free time in their hands. Music or swimming lessons, as well as other interesting activities, may be a little bit expensive, but here are a few things you might want to bear in mind so you can scrimp this Easter break:

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Celebrate Family with Photos

sheena Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

easterfamly 300x219 Celebrate Family with PhotosWith Easter comes spring, bunnies, chicks, candy, treasure hunts, and . . .family pictures! In my family, we all dress up in our new Easter best and get our annual portraits. Sometimes dad is feeling especially frugal and so he’ll try to rig the camera for a nice family photo, other times we’ll chip in for a professional to take the shots, but either way we always need photo copies.

Our Christmas cards, birthday cards, photos for grandparents all come from our Easter prints and during this season there are lots of deals going on.

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Easter Beginnings

joshM Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Cheerful funny girl isolated on whiteEaster time is about new beginnings and starting fresh. It conjures up pictures of eggs, baby chicks, rabbits, and egg hunts. It’s a time to serve, to share love, and to be with family. Children love to paint eggs and hunt for chocolate. Adults love the spring sales and savings.

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Jump Into Spring With Great Deals

miriam Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Easter Jump Into Spring With Great DealsI was under the impression that spring had finally arrived until I looked out my window this morning and saw tons of snow falling down. Why is it that we always have one week in February with temperatures in the high 50’s and then inevitably we get freezing rain, hail or snow at the end of March? Well, regardless of what the weather is doing today, I know for a fact that April is less than 2 weeks away, which tells me it’s time for spring. This time of year I think of spring cleaning, allergies, Easter and being able to enjoy playing and eating outside once again. Fortunately, Walmart has everything I need for springtime.

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Easter Items on Clearance Now!

miriam Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Cute Easter Dress

Cute Easter Dress

The best time to buy items for a certain holiday is right after that holiday ends.  Companies want to get rid of everything they didn’t sell and that is when you can save a lot of money.  Because many people do just about the same thing every year for certain holidays, they know exactly what they’ll need for the following year.  All you have to do is buy the stuff now, put it in a box labeled Easter 2012, hide it away for about 11 months and open it up when the time is right.  Besides saving you money, you don’t have to worry about going to the store only to find out they’ve run out of the supplies you want.  There are some things you don’t want to sit in a box for almost a year, like candy or cookie making kits, but things like decorations, clothes or baskets are good to go.

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Try Something New this Easter!

miriam Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Plush Bunny Basket

Plush Bunny Basket

Do you ever get tired of doing the same things for holidays?  My family growing up was very big on tradition and so we ended up doing the same things every year.  In some ways, it was fun and nostalgic, but now that I am a parent I find myself questioning why we do certain things over and over again.  I want to make sure I make great memories with my family doing the things I really want to do.  When it comes to Easter, I’m not a fan of peeps, cadbury eggs or jelly beans.  Instead of giving my daughter a basket full of this stuff, I’d rather make something from scratch that she could enjoy.  I also don’t like the cookie cutter Easter baskets everyone gets at their local grocery store that fall apart really easily.  I would rather she make her own basket, like we did last year, or find a unique one she can use each year.

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Re-Usable Easter Cooking Tins

miriam Friday, March 20th, 2009
large flower cake pan Re Usable Easter Cooking Tins

Flower Tin

small flower cupcake tin Re Usable Easter Cooking TinsI’m not naturally the “homemaker” type of person.  I do like to have my house clean and I do like to cook good meals, but you’ll never find me wearing an apron, creating the perfect gift baskets for my friends or writing really cute cards for people.  I don’t do what I lovingly refer to as “froo froo” things.  I used to tease my older sister growing up about being so “froo froo” and having her room be matching shades of mauve.  I have come to terms with the fact that I do need to be a homemaker for my children but I can do it my own way, with my own style.  I love to do crafts with my daughter, but I try to find things that I can use to teach her a new skill or things that can be created by recycling something we already own.  I do a lot of cooking, but most things are made to be healthy, filling and cheap, not to necessarily look really good.

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