How to Stay Hershey Park Happy

Are you considering a trip to Hershey Park? I have a few tips to help keep your trip in budget and cheerful! Hersheypark has become an annual summer tradition now that we live within 100 miles. If you are considering … Continue reading →

Saving for College (Trying to…)

  With the current cost of attending a public cost averaging for four years at over $100,000 total, the thought of saving is overwhelming.  As of two weeks ago each of my children had enough saved by us to cover … Continue reading →


Mesh Backpacks

  Our upper schools require the use of mesh or clear backpacks.  While clear backpacks work better on rainy days, most of the students prefer mesh.  I have many readers respond with suggestions of where to buy these packs and … Continue reading →

Last Minute Getaway Camelbeach/ Aquatopia!

This is a great deal! For $299 book a double queen with outdoor Camelbeach Tickets and access to indoor Aquatopia for your stay plus 80 arcade credits! Use code H20FUN for stays between August 19th-23rd. Finish summer off with a … Continue reading →

New York City With Kids Save or Splurge?

As those who have been following know, I have been researching our two night getaway to NYC for a long time.  Though NYC is only just over two hours away from my home, my own children had never been.  Two … Continue reading →

Backpack, Backpack

Let’s check put some current backpack deals as of August 4th. First always start at Ebates. If you are one of the few that haven’t signed up, I’d be tickled if you used my referral for this free money back … Continue reading →

What About When There Isn’t a Deal?

I remember it clearly even though seven years had gone by. We had ended up at Target unplanned and I didn’t have my coupons. I hadn’t devised a shopping list and I felt stifled. I was thick into extreme couponing … Continue reading →

Visualizing Multiplication Helps

My daughter learned arrays in second grade. As I was trying to get her ready for multiplication facts, I was quickly reminded that understanding the concept is the most important step. Sure certainly I can say to her any number … Continue reading →

I Will Take This Moment

I am not even sure when she arrived in my bed, but I woke up to someone curled into me. While for years I worked on her staying put in her bed, today I will take this moment. Her extra … Continue reading →

$5 off $20 Worth of Books through 7/17 on Amazon

My heart broke when our Barnes and Noble was taken out by a tornado. What’s the chances a tornado even hits Northeastern Pennsylvania, much less knocks out 6 of my favorite places? It’s extremely unlikely. Prime Day has been a … Continue reading →