Grandkids

Nicoles Nickels

Pennie''s Perspective Grandkids My grandson was just a little over 3 years old when my granddaughter was born. Day one home from the hospital he couldn’t stand her. He wouldn’t even be in the same room with her for 2 whole days. Every fiber in his being just wanted her gone. Almost 2 years later not a lot has changed!

Baby Week: Resources for Grandparents + Free 100 Things To Do With Grandchildren Manual

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Grandparents always say 'If I had known how much fun grandkids would be I would have had them first" -- I say, "Being a grandkid is the sweet life." {Why Why is it that grandparents let grandkids get by with so much stuff?} Check out these resources for grannie and granddaddy. Baby Bargains Deals

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Frugal Educational Project: How to Make Your Own Barometer

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Spring Break projects: Instructions for making your own barometer with the kids (or grandkids). Bargains Deals Education Frugal Living Parenting Preschoolers/Toddlers

Benefits of Having Your Parents Watch Your Kids

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Although I live 200+ miles away from my two grandkids, I try to get them for a week or so during the summer. For example, this week, I’m kidsitting my 11 and 8 year old grandkids at their house – getting them on and off the school bus, fixing dinner, helping with homework, playing with them and etc – while the parents are away on a much deserved adult only trip. There are many documented benefits to utilizing grandparents to watch grandkids.

Grandparenthood Can Be Expensive!

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In Huffington Post article Boomers Give New Meaning To Spoiling The Grandkids author Linda Stern reported: “Roughly 36 percent of the grandparents surveyed by AARP said “spoiling (grand)children by buying them too much” was a part of a grandparent’s financial role.”. million grandparents who are the primary caregivers for their grandkids, the price tag is higher — maybe as high as 10 times as much, Francese says. It’s my grandkid!”.

Affordable Activity: Explore Your Town’s Playgrounds

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If you’re looking for a place to take the kids or grandkids, the playground is always an easy answer and free of charge in most cases. Head to different playgrounds and see which ones your kids/grandkids want to go to. Even if you’re not an outdoor enthusiast, exploring local playgrounds can be quite fun and suitable for all ages. Here are some ideas to make visiting playgrounds fun for both the adults and the children: Swing.

Tiny Prints | 50% off Custom Phone Cases

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My in-laws both have custom phone cases with their grandkids pictures on them and love them! I am sure they get compliments all the time and its really easy to show off the grandkids when they are all over your phone. Right now at Tiny Prints you can get 50% off Custom Phone Cases ! This deal is only good through today. Just use Coupon code 0319DEAL at checkout. This would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift for mom or grandma!

Shutterfly | FREE Photo Book (Just Pay Shipping)!

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Every parent and grandparent loves having pictures of their kids and grandkids! Get a head start on some sweet gifts for family by visiting Shutterfly and creating a FREE 20-page 8×8 Photo Book from Shutterfly when you use coupon code BOOK4SPRING at checkout. I love when this deal comes around! This offer is good from now until 3/11. You will have to pay shipping which should run around $7.99. Nonetheless this is an awesome deal for a Shutterfly photo book!

RitzPix.com: 8×10 Photos Just $1 Until May 15th!

Nicoles Nickels

A framed 8×10 of the grandkids would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift for a doting grandmother! Through May 15th, you can get 8×10 prints for only $1 each from Ritzpix.com ! Just us promo code BIGPRINT. 2012 Nicoles Nickels LLC. All rights reserved. Photo Deals RitzPix.com: 8x10 Photos Just $1 Until May 15th

Shutterfly | FREE Photo Book & FREE Luggage Tag (Just Pay Shipping)

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Every parent and grandparent loves having pictures of their kids and grandkids! Get a head start on some sweet gifts by visiting Shutterfly and creating a FREE 20-page 8×8 Photo Book from Shutterfly when you use coupon code AFREEBOOK at checkout. This offer is good from 6/20-6/25. You will have to pay shipping which should run around $7.99. Nonetheless this is an awesome deal for a Shutterfly photo book! You can also score a FREE Luggage tag with code FREETAG at checkout.

Disney Store | $10 Fleece Throws, $15 Fleece Jackets + $1 Personalization!

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My mom grabbed one of these for each of the grandkids last year from Christmas and they turned out really cute! . Disney Store is offering $1 Personalization today and tomorrow with coupon code DOLLARPZ at checkout. This pairs perfectly with their $10 Fleece Blanket and $15 Fleece Jacket sale. Grab one of these cozy throws and get it embroidered with your child’s name on it for just $11! There are quite a few characters to choose from.

50% Off Select NERF Rival Blasters!

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This is a great time to buy for your kids or grandkid’s Christmas gifts. Head over to Best Buy today where you can grab 50% Off Select NERF Rival Blasters ! If your kids are into NERF, this is a great sale to check out. There are six NERF Blasters to choose from: NERF – Rival Artemis XVII-3000 Blaster – $22.49. NERF – Rival Artemis XVII-3000 Blaster – $22.49. NERF – Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster – $24.99.

How to Plan a Multi-Generation Family Vacation

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One of our son’s and his wife peeled out after touring Yellowstone, while our other son, wife and grandkids went with us to a few other destinations prior to heading home. Another time, my spouse and I took a Yellow Bus tour – sans kids or grandkids. We Baby Boomers are fueling the travel industry and many of us are taking our extended families along on our vacations. Forbes reports that travel agencies say that 10% of their trips are multi generational.

Disney Store | $12 Fleece Throws + $1 Personalization!

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My mom grabbed one of these for each of the grandkids last year from Christmas and they turned out really cute! Disney Store is offering $1 Personalization right now with coupon code DOLLARPZ at checkout. This pairs perfectly with their $12 Fleece Blanket sale. Grab one of these cozy throws and get it embroidered with your child’s name on it for just $13! There are quite a few characters to choose from.

Shutterfly | FREE Photo Book (Just Pay Shipping)

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Every parent and grandparent loves having pictures of their kids and grandkids! Get a head start on some sweet gifts for family by visiting Shutterfly and creating a FREE 20-page 8×8 Photo Book from Shutterfly when you use coupon code 1FREEBOOK at checkout. This offer is good from now until 3/19. You will have to pay shipping which should run around $7.99. Nonetheless this is an awesome deal for a Shutterfly photo book!

Shutterfly | FREE Photo Book (Just Pay Shipping)!

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Every parent and grandparent loves having pictures of their kids and grandkids! Get a head start on some sweet gifts for family by visiting Shutterfly and creating a FREE 20-page 8×8 Photo Book from Shutterfly when you use coupon code YIPPEE at checkout. This offer is good from now until 3/19. You will have to pay shipping which should run around $7.99. Nonetheless this is an awesome deal for a Shutterfly photo book!

Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo – $49.88

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My parents have this Jumperoo for the grandkids when they come visit and my little girls absolutely loved it! This Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo is on sale for only $49.88! My niece really enjoyed it as well. This is a really popular jumper and is regularly $100 so you save 50% today! Its newly designed frame allows you to open it up from the top, and lets the seat rotate 360 degrees so baby can play and interact from any side.

Disney Store | $15 Fleece Throws + FREE Personalization!

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My mom grabbed one of these for each of the grandkids last year from Christmas and they turned out really cute! Disney Store is offering FREE Personalization right now with coupon code FREEPZ at checkout. This pairs perfectly with their $15 Fleece Blanket sale. Grab one of these cozy throws and get it embroidered with your child’s name on it for just $15! There are quite a few characters to choose from. The code will work through 9/11.

The 5 Most Important Personal Finance Lessons to Teach your Child

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Here, told as I would tell it to my Grandkids, are my top 5 lessons. Before you get ready to shove those kids of yours out of the nest, here are what I consider to be (based on my experience as a person, a Mom, and a Grandma) the most important things you (or someone) should teach them about personal finance. I’m following a long range plan for camp content in my Grandma Rie’s Money Camp and it includes all of these, focusing on different things at different ages.

Gratitude Brings Wealth

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From my Mother-in-laws perspective, the number one benefit to the great-grandkids of sending her a thank you note, is that she would continue to send them gifts. With age, sometimes comes wisdom. My Mother-in-law has long recognized the power of gratitude. She is soon to be 92 years old and uses her position as the family matriarch to teach the rest of us to be grateful. She is spunky and outspoken.

How is Your Vacation Rental Doing?

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My Grandkids have grown up visiting the lake condo and love it. Owning a vacation rental has been a love-hate emotion for me. We bought a lakefront condo 10 years ago near lakes and an area known for entertainment venues, for what I thought at the time were great reasons. Why we bought. Diversify our investment holdings. We only own one home, no land, no rentals. Much of our portfolio was invested in stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

Disney Store | $12 Fleece Throws + $1 Personalization!

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My mom grabbed one of these for each of the grandkids last year from Christmas and they turned out really cute! Disney Store is offering $1 Personalization right now with coupon code DOLLARPZ at checkout. This pairs perfectly with their $12 Fleece Blanket sale. Grab one of these cozy throws and get it embroidered with your child’s name on it for just $13! There are quite a few characters to choose from.

Shutterfly | FREE Photo Book (Today Only)!

Saving With Shellie

Every parent and grandparent loves having pictures of their kids and grandkids! Get a head start on some sweet gifts for family by visiting Shutterfly and creating a FREE 20-page 8×8 Photo Book from Shutterfly when you use coupon code YIPPEE at checkout. This offer is good through today only! You will have to pay shipping which should run around $7.99. Nonetheless this is an awesome deal for a Shutterfly photo book!

Disney Store | $12 Fleece Throws + FREE Personalization!

Saving With Shellie

My mom grabbed one of these for each of the grandkids last year from Christmas and they turned out really cute! Disney Store is offering FREE Personalization right now with coupon code FREEPZ at checkout. This pairs perfectly with their $12 Fleece Blanket sale. Grab one of these cozy throws and get it embroidered with your child’s name on it for just $12! There are quite a few characters to choose from.

The Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family Program

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The family that we “adopted” was a grandmother (I will call her Tanya, but not her real name) and her 3 grandkids. This is the ninth year that my family has sponsored another family through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family Christmas program. I wrote extensively last year about how and why my family became involved with this ministry. It is very near and dear to my family, so please take the time to read about the program and our experience.

5 Simple Ideas for a Special Mother’s Day at Home

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Not to mention grandma would love to see her grandkids, too! While the mother in your life may deserve to be jetted off to Paris or whisked away to a fancy restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day, that’s just not in the cards this year due to COVID-19 stay at home orders.

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10 FREE Photo Cards from Mixbook

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I know grandparents always love getting pictures of their grandkids, no matter the occasion, so send yours a sweet card ! Right now at Mixbook, you can snag 10 FREE Photo Cards ! This is a great opportunity to get those Valentines cards out! Get your 10 Free Premium Cards when you use coupon code CARDS16 at checkout. This deal ends February 28th so even if you don’t want to do Valentines Cards, grab some for another occasion!

Turn Your VHS into DVD’s With This Devise For Only $27.99 Shipped!

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I am excited about this because we own a lot of Disney kids videos that we can restore on DVD’s for my kids and even our grandkids years from now. Do you have all of those old VHS tapes that are collecting dust? Amazon has a great deal right now to transfer those Dust Collecting VHS tapes into DVD’s so that you can watch them on your DVD Player for only $27.99 !

Disney Store | $10 Fleece Throws + FREE Personalization!

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My mom grabbed one of these for each of the grandkids last year from Christmas and they turned out really cute! Disney Store is offering FREE Personalization right now with coupon code FREEPZ at checkout. This pairs perfectly with their $10 Fleece Blanket sale. Grab one of these cozy throws and get it embroidered with your child’s name on it for just $10! There are quite a few characters to choose from.

How to Pick A Career

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The Grandkids are 9 and 12 now with lots of time before they have to start supporting themselves somehow. At my Grandma Rie’s Money Camp this year, we started exploring the different careers that are out there. I wanted them to get a better understanding of just how multitudinous the career choices are out there (and will be in the future with new jobs surfacing all the time).

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My Best Garage Sale Finds

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Although I saved a few of my own children’s toys over the years, when the grandkids came along, I wanted to renew my toy stock so they would have things to play with when they come. I love a bargain. Years ago, Mom introduced me to the idea of going to garage sales. People sell the darnedest things at their garage sales. If you keep your head and are persistent, you can find many things you want or need, all in near perfect condition, for a fraction of the cost with NO TAXES due.

Receive $5 Amazon Credit With Purchase of The Elf On The Shelf

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Have you wanted to do The Elf On The Shelf with your kids or grandkids? For a limited time, you will receive a $5 Amazon Credit when you buy Elf on the Shelf. Check out the selection of Elf On The Shelf items. Want to know how to save more at Amazon. Read the post on 8 Tips to Save on Amazon.com. Prices at Amazon can change at any time and are subject to availability. This price is valid as of DATE, so you’ll want to check the price before purchasing.

Is the Building of Experiences and Memories Worth the Cost?

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He thinks most vacations are a waste of money (even though he seems to enjoy and remember fondly the ones we have taken), and doesn’t see the point in consciously building memories with the kids and grandkids by traveling together. How can a value be put on experiences and memories? How can one determine if they are worth the cost? Recently, an extended family trip to Hawaii got put on hold due to costs.

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Spring Cleaning with Dyson

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I’d really like to have one of those bladeless fans because they are safer with the grandkids around and really, they are just cool! Now that spring has officially sprung, there is no better time to spruce up your home or office. And just in time for the season, Dyson is having a spring sale – 20% off all machines, including tools and refurbished machines on Dyson.com , now through May 12!

What If We All Only Had One Child?

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I am over a thousand miles away from my mom, and I feel bad that she can’t see me and her grandkids more often. Recently, Yahoo! had an interesting article asking, what if we all had only one child? I was not born an only child, but I understand what it’s like to be one. I come from a family of three children, though one of my brothers died as an infant and the other died in his twenties.

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Disney Store | $10 Fleece Throws + $1 Personalization!

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My mom grabbed one of these for each of the grandkids (shhh! Disney Store is offering $1 Personalization right now with coupon code DOLLARPZ at checkout This pair perfectly with their $10 Fleece Blanket sale. Grab one of these cozy throws and get it embroidered with your child’s name on it for just $11! There are quite a few characters to choose from. This would be a great time to get a few Christmas gifts for the kids and add their name to it.

Personalized Stackable Rings – $10.49

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These Personalized Stackable Rings would be perfect for your kids or grandkids names! Get these for just $10.49, regularly $19. These 3mm rings are perfect for stamping. All stainless steel so no need to worry about tarnishing. All rings will be stamped horizontal. Your choice of font. This is a small print. Choose from Two Fonts: Jenna Sue Font-Due to the length of a few letters such as l, f, y they stretch off the top of the ring but they are still very legible. ALL LOWERCASE.

Should You Accept Family Money?

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It is true that grandparents love to ‘spoil’ the grandkids (I know this because I am a grandparent). When I was a young adult, out of college and into my first years of marriage, I cringed at the thought of getting money from my parents. I felt it would give them control over me in some fashion and fiercely wanted my independence. I wanted to prove myself. I thought there would be ‘strings’ attached to the use of the money.

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*HOT* Children's Place Sale TODAY!!

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Do your kids or grandkids need some new clothes?! It's Columbus Day and that means BIG savings at The Children's Place ! Today only, shop online and get 20% off all purchases when you use the code D2F2011. Plus, all orders receive FREE shipping no matter how big or small! PLUS, shop through ShopAtHome today and you'll receive 6% cash back on your total purchase.

Hand Stamped Necklaces – $13.99

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What mother wouldn’t love a necklace with their kids or grandkids names on them? These cute hand stamped necklaces start at $13.99. Shipping adds just $3. There are several choices so be sure and check them all out. You can personalize the writing and even the pearl colors on some of the necklace options. The pendents are all stainless steel and are hung on an 18″ silver ball chain. I know I would! These would be perfect for Mother’s Day gifts.

Personalized Children’s Books: 50% off

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These can be a great gift ideas for your kids or grandkids for the Holidays! These are really cute books for kids! Get this Groupon for $28 worth of Personalized Children’s for only $14! How to Get Your Goods. Step 1. Purchase this Groupon – $28 worth of Personalized Children’s for only $14. Step 2. Locate your redemption code, which differs from the Groupon number and can be found in the center of the voucher. Step 3.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Puzzle Bundle | 6 Wooden Puzzles + Case

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My kids love these puzzles and after having 3 kids they have held up and soon will be packed up to pass on to my grandkids. Available today only save on this Melissa & Doug Wooden Puzzle Bundle which includes 6 high quality wooden puzzles and wooden puzzle case which holds up to 12 puzzles. All of this for a limited time price of $49.99 + $5 Shipped.

Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo – $65.87 (Lowest Price Ever!)

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My parents have this Jumperoo for the grandkids when they come visit and my little girl absolutely loved it! This Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo is on sale for only $65.87! This is the Lowest Price Ever! My niece really enjoyed it as well. This is a really popular jumper and is regularly $105 so you save almost 40% today! Its newly designed frame allows you to open it up from the top, and lets the seat rotate 360 degrees so baby can play and interact from any side.