Spending vs. Saving: The Careful Balance

In almost every relationship there is a spender and a saver. I can pretty much guarantee you already know which one is you and which one is your partner. Who clips the coupons and reads the store ads?... Read more

Surviving a Long Car Trip with Young Kids

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go … Whoever wrote that idyllic song probably wasn’t traveling with two kids under the age of 3 during the holidays. Because j... Read more

Here’s to the Beginning of Frugal Living!

Hi, y’all! I am super stoked to be introducing myself as the newest addition to the Northeast Ohio Parent blogging team (insert happy dance)!  My name is Leah! I’m a wife, mom and cheapskat... Read more

What do Our Conversation Hearts Say About Us?

Food and Wine sounded the alarm with “Why Conversation Hearts Might Not Be as Ubiquitous This Valentine’s Day,” while Eater warned readers “You’ll Have to Settle for Old, Stale Necco Sweethe... Read more

How This Mama Chooses Her Extra-Curricular Activities

“Where do you find the time?” is a question I am often asked, accompanied with a rather quizzical, but impressed expression on the asker’s face. Here are my stats: 1. I am the mother of 3 daug... Read more

Taking Your Kids on a Date

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s the perfect time to think about not just taking your significant other on a date, but taking your kids on a date, too. When planning a date, it’s always helpf... Read more

'Your Phone is not Your Property' and Other Screen Time Rules I Give my Kids

Ten people sharing space under our one small-ish roof means that privacy is a premium luxury. It’s obviously something that is mandatory while using the restroom, taking a shower or getting dressed.... Read more

5 Fun Budget-Friendly Winter Activities to Do With Your Kids

It can be challenging to find activities for your children in the winter. During the summer it is pretty easy because if there is nothing on the calendar, the kids can always play outside. However, th... Read more

How to Do More (and Less) in 2019

It’s a new year. Have you spent some time recently reflecting on the past year and dreaming of what is in store for you and your family in 2019? Maybe you’ve made resolutions or set goals you want... Read more

These 5 Types of Kids Need a Bag of Marbles

Why don’t today’s kids play with marbles? Marbles should be a hot item for kids. They’re pocket-sized. They’re pretty. They make great noises when you roll them across the floor. They’re ... Read more

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