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PianoPiano - Piano Rental for Short or Long Term

Motherhood Moments

A new study confirms that early exposure to piano practice enhances children's language skills and spikes their ability to learn. As the "drop off" age of language learning is pinpointed to plummet at age 10, piano-playing can assist in elongating children's total fluency.

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Reality – Expectations = Happiness (or does it?)

The Frugal Girl

When I wrote about tips for used car shopping , I mentioned this equation: Reality. – Expectations. __. Happiness.

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Free: How to get Tickets to 2018 Open Eagles Camp Practices at Lincoln Financial Field

Frugal Philly Mom

The Eagles will also host two public practices at Lincoln Financial Field: Sunday, August 5 beginning at 7 p.m. Military Appreciation Night presented by Dietz & Watson) and Saturday, August 11 beginning at 10 a.m. Family Day). The practices will be free of charge and open to the public.

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Book Nook: Titus

Motherhood Moments

The story of Dr. Titus Plomaritis reads like a pitch for a Hollywood movie.

2018 184

Zaycon Fresh Foods has suspended operations

The Frugal Girl

I placed an order for chicken breasts back in March, and then another order for shrimp in April. They were due to arrive in July and August respectively, but I’d already been charged for them. Zaycon put up a notice on their site that they were ceasing operations, effective June 25th.

2018 218

Deal: $26.95 Admission to Diggerland USA (West Berlin, NJ)

Frugal Philly Mom

Diggerland USA is the only construction-themed adventure park in North America where children and families can drive, ride and operate actual machinery.

2018 149

Five Frugal Things | I installed a faucet, for one.

The Frugal Girl

I replaced a bathroom faucet. I walked into my kids’ bathroom and noticed that the faucet was steadily dripping. I did some googling, as one does when faced with a homeowner problem, and discovered that fixing a leaky faucet is quite do-able.

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Get the Best Car Rental Rates

Shereen Travels Cheap

I rent a lot of cars. When I can't just walk around my destination or want to go further out than public transportation will take me, I will generally rent a car.

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Five Frugal Things | A little tailoring, for one

The Frugal Girl

Happy Monday, friends! How about Five Frugal Things to start off the week? I joined Shell’s Fuel Rewards program. Mr. FG has been filling up at the Shell station, and he noticed that they have a Fuel Rewards program. So, I signed up and now we’ll get at least 5 cents off per gallon.

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Stitch Fix, June 2018 | No one’s booty could look good in this skirt.

The Frugal Girl

I’m currently trying Stitch Fix using the “the cheaper, the better” price range setting. It’s not ending up to be exactly cheap so far, but it’s a fun experiment. I earn a commission through links in this post. I know that’s a long title, but whatever.

2018 184

A Road Trip to Berea, KY

Stockpiling Moms

There is no better place to visit than Berea, KY. I may be a little biased but truth be told if you haven’t seen it then you are truly missing out. Growing up in Berea I didn’t realize. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

2018 130

Summer Party Ideas from Wholesale Party supplie

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The great thing about summer is that there is so much to celebrate. From birthdays to backyard barbeques, the parties are endless. But with so many reasons to party, it might be hard to keep up. Here are some summer party ideas from Wholesale Party Supplies to help inspire you.

2018 130

Do you really have a good Bedroom?

Motherhood Moments

People don’t know the definition of good bedroom because good bedroom is all about having good bedding accessories rather than having good colors on walls, having costly stuff of decoration into the room. Of course having some good stuff into your room makes it decorative not comfortable.

2018 130

What I Spent, What We Ate | $152.16, to be exact

The Frugal Girl

I earn a commission through links in this post. What I Spent. I spent $152.16 this week, so I am pretty much exactly on budget. Excellent. July Spending. Week 1: $154. Week 2: $152. What We Ate. Saturday. I grilled some marinated chicken, made buttermilk biscuits , and cut up a watermelon. Sunday.

2018 161

Tuesday Tip | Parmesan Cheese lids fit Mason jars!

The Frugal Girl

It’s true! Those plastic lids from grated Italian cheeses fit regular-mouth Mason jars. In my opinion, they don’t fit quite as well as the lids that are made for Mason jars, but hey, if you’ve already got them sitting around, they’re a free one-piece screw-top lid.

2018 196

July Bucket List Update (Also, I’m not deleting your comments!)

The Frugal Girl

Every year, I publish a list of the things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” My list is a mix of practical and fun things because I want my summer to be a mix of those two.

2018 166

Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to Upper Darby Summer Stage Presents Freckleface Strawberry the Musical

Frugal Philly Mom

The uplifting musical comedy “Freckleface Strawberry The Musical” will light up Upper Darby Summer Stage. Based on the bestselling book written by actress Julianne Moore, “Freckleface Strawberry” features toe-tapping songs and dances and explores important lessons such as embracing one’s differences.

2018 157

Eight Tips for Buying a Used Car

The Frugal Girl

A reader recently wrote in asking for tips about shopping frugally for a used car for her teen driver.

Healthy Habits: Pregnancy and Autoimmune Diseases

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New findings from a recent survey show that women living with chronic inflammatory or autoimmune disease feel they don’t have enough information to make informed decisions about how to balance pregnancy with disease management.

2018 141

Music Minute: Beautifully Broken

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John Berry has released a lyric video for his new single, “ Beautifully Broken ,” which is the featured title-track for the upcoming movie of the same name. The exclusive announcement was featured on Center Stage Magazine and My Jam Music Network. The inspiring single is climbing the MusicRow Charts and currently at number 38 after a 22 year span between hit radio songs. Watch the lyric video here.

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Book Nook: I Can Handle Him (Excerpt)

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Tory falls into line with a few people who are hovering around the cake table. Screw healthy eating. She burned off enough calories in her morning TRX class to earn this slice.

2018 158

Ways to Stay Cool at Walt Disney World

Stockpiling Moms

Summer heat in Florida is tough to manage, but if you are headed out on vacation you don’t have to be miserable. These Ways to Stay Cool at Walt Disney World are going to be great for your. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Shopping Savings: zulily Thrill Week

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zulily is the only online retailer that launches 9,000 products, in 100 limited-time sales, to our 6.1M active customers each and every day, at incredible prices – so we know what it takes for someone to be a “savvy online shopper.”

2018 130

What I Spent, What We Ate | And July begins

The Frugal Girl

I earn commission through links in this post. What I Spent. To start July off, I spent $154 on Hungry Harvest and at the grocery store. What We Ate. Saturday.

2018 164

How I make photo books

The Frugal Girl

I earn commission through links in this post. Lots of you have sent me questions about photo books after seeing them in my bucket list posts, so I thought maybe this warranted a separate post. What’s your favorite photo book company?

2018 149

Shopping Savings: Music Festival Travel with Ebates

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Giveaway: SomaSole from Finesse Fitness

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I recently had a chance to try out a SomaSole pack courtesy of Finesse Fitness. I really loved it. I used to have a bunch of exercise resistance bands, but unfortunately after our move they were unusable. It was perfect timing to be able to take part in this opportunity.

30 Travel Things

Shereen Travels Cheap

So, I've been watching too much Disney Channel while home on my own and I'm loving the "30 Things" shorts where characters talk about their top 30 things in life. Well, I have decided that now's the time to add my own, but with a travel twist.

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Tuesday Tip | Ask for a discount.

The Frugal Girl

This is a tough one for me because I’m a people-pleaser at the core. I don’t like to rock the boat, I don’t like to be “inconvenient”, and I don’t like to make anyone uncomfortable. These qualities don’t exactly make one a natural-born haggler.

2018 163

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in July

Shereen Travels Cheap

All throughout July you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys.

2018 139

2018 Summer Bucket List

The Frugal Girl

Every year, I publish a list of the things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” My list is a mix of practical and fun things because I want my summer to be a mix of those two. Register Lisey and Sonia for fall classes.

2018 182

Healthy Habits: Getting Outside is Good for You

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Summer is here and families will spend more time outside dining, playing, relaxing, and gardening as the weather improves. And while they may enjoy being outside, they may not know that getting outside is also good for their health.

2018 130

Being frugal by choice rather than necessity is way more fun.

The Frugal Girl

In her book about organizing, Marie Kondo relates how even as a small child, she was anxious to keep her family’s home tidy. Clearly, organizing and tidying is in her bones!

2018 199

Five Frugal Things | a free $475 repair, for starters!

The Frugal Girl

I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I took my laptop in for a free $475 repair. My Apple laptop (which I bought refurbished some years back) started having a screen issue in the last year.

Caring Causes: Audio-Technica and Playing for Change

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Audio-Technica , a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces its global sponsorship of Playing For Change (PFC), a global movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

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Healthy Habits: Novelist and Abuse survivor Gary Maynard On Redefining Abuse

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How do we, as a society, define child abuse? Ask anyone who’s been abused as a child and they can surely offer their own definition. It can be a controversial, complex subject, certain to arouse all sorts of emotions by its mere mention. Author and survivor Gary Maynard observes that the definition of abuse has grown broader since the 1970's, the setting of his new novel, Plumbelly. And this is a good thing, helping protect many innocent children.

2018 109

Caring Causes: Baseball in Benin

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The dream of coming to America and competing in the 14th Annual Robbinsdale Woodbat Baseball Tournament (Aug.2-5) will become reality for twelve Little League aged players and four coaches from Benin, West Africa. Their trip is being funded by donations to Baseball in Benin , a non-profit organization founded in 2011 by two former Robbinsdale, Minnesota Little League coaches, Gary Tonsager and Wally Langfellow, who had a vision of bringing baseball to the small French-speaking country of Benin.

Area Attractions: Grand Ole Opry Birthday Bash

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The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 93rd birthday with an annual Birthday Bash and a special birthday concert by Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride at 3 PM Sat., 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient made his Opry debut in 1967, charted 36 No. 1 singles, sold over 70 million records, and this year marks his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.

2018 109

Healthy Habits: 5 Foods that Stain Teeth and Cause Bad Breath (and What to Do About it)

Motherhood Moments

Each day we eat and drink things without giving a second thought about the impact that they may have on our teeth or breath. Yet we will look into the mirror and wish our teeth were whiter, or find throughout the day that we suddenly have breath that makes us want to hide from talking with others. What we eat and drink can have a major impact on the color of our teeth, as well as the freshness of our breath.

2018 109

It’s time (to deal with my chest freezer)

The Frugal Girl

I love my chest freezer dearly, I really do. But since I’ve owned it for quite a few years now, it’s gotten to be a little lacking in the organizational department, and there are plenty of odds and ends that should be used up in order to avoid food waste.