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4 Books Series to Read Aloud With Your Kids

4 Books Series to Read Aloud With Your Kids

Reading good books out loud can bring a family together. Good books can give you great conversation starters. They can help promote the values and character you want to instill in your kids. Books let you dive into epic stories and explore tough topics where a movie would be too intense for kids. And if the books are exceptionally good, they give kids the chance to stay up past their bedtime! Here are four series that we've read recently that I would recommend as great read-a-louds to any kids.

Have a Fun & Frugal 4th of July

Have a Fun & Frugal 4th of July

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, mainly because it is usually filled with delicious food, pretty fireworks, and great company. Regardless of your holiday plans, you can cultivate memories and traditions that bring your family closer together. Kids won't always remember the mundane, but they will remember the unexpected. Throw a little bit of creativity into your regular plans for the 4th, and your kids will remember it for years to come. Here's a few creative ideas to create a memorable, fun, and frugal 4th of July.

Help Set Your Kids Up for Financial Success

Help Set Your Kids Up for Financial Success

Working multiple jobs is a familiar way of life for many parents. The added work can be very stressful for both you and for your children. What if you could keep your kids safe from financial stress? What if they didn't have to work multiple jobs when they get older? Check out this post for some simple first steps in helping your kids reach financial success.

Forget the Red Carpet - Make Your Own Awards Show

Forget the Red Carpet - Make Your Own Awards Show

February is awards season, which also means it's the month that I find out about all the movies and music I missed last year. But I don't usually watch a movie or listen to a song because they were nominated for an award. Like most of you, I make those choices based on recommendations from my friends and family. Award season is the perfect chance to make our own lists of favorites and share them with everyone in the family. Here's some ways to let your kids make their own personal awards show.

Web Catch of the Week: Make Creative Christmas Gifts with Your Kids

Web Catch of the Week: Make Creative Christmas Gifts with Your Kids

The holidays are supposed to be all about family, but my calendar says otherwise. How can you include your family in your holiday schedule even as your Christmas to-do list gets longer and longer? Check out these helpful tips to making creative Christmas gifts while making memories with your kids!