Parent Pal Offers Free Online Parenting Advice

Parent Pal – A Free Online Resource for Parents

When my son was born 14 years ago, my husband and I were considered young parents. I was in my first year of college and my husband (boyfriend at the time) was just finishing high school. Even though it was my first child, I remember feeling confident about my parenting abilities. After all I had babysat for many years and knew a thing or two about caring for babies. There are … [Read more...]

Best Buy Black Friday Deals 2015

Best Buy Black Friday Deals 2015

The Best Buy Black Friday ad for 2015 has officially been released. I've gone through the entire ad and have listed all the in-store deals below, along with Amazon comparisons for your reference. Some of these items are priced nearly as low on Amazon already and Amazon's prices will only get better as Black Friday approaches. Even if the price is $5 or $10 more on Amazon it … [Read more...]

How to Survive the Holiday Shopping Season Without Going Broke

How to Survive the Holiday Shopping Season Without Going Broke

I can't believe how quickly November is flying by! In less than one week, many of us will be enjoying turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. Then it will be time to gear up for Christmas! I'm already starting to think about my holiday shopping, but before I get too ahead of myself, I need to sit down and create a budget. Before … [Read more...]

Create & Share Holiday Wish Lists with WyshMe

Create & Share Holiday Wish Lists with WyshMe

Have you started your holiday shopping? I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance, and now with Thanksgiving just a few days away, I plan on just waiting until Black Friday. In the meantime, I'm getting prepared by having my kids create their wish lists. I'm hoping this will help me stay more organized this year. Most of the time I start shopping without a real plan of what … [Read more...]

Just to Say Thanks: $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Happy Sunday! As we head into the week of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to let you all know how thankful I am for you! Thank you for being a loyal reader of The PennyWiseMama. Your support is much appreciated! To say THANK YOU, I will be offering up a $25 Amazon Gift Card to ONE lucky winner. This is my gift to one of you just in time for the … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha {Make at Home Recipe}

White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha

Christmas may not be until next month, but I'm already getting into the holiday spirit. It's kind of hard not to when all the stores already have their holiday decorations and seasonal food and drink items on the shelves. I'm not going to complain though! Besides summer, this is my favorite time of year. I love the time spent with family, the delicious food and treats, and of … [Read more...]

Tips to Prevent Underage Marijuana Use Over the Holidays

Parent Resouces for Marijuana Education & Prevention

Now that retail marijuana use is legal in Colorado, it's important for parents to learn how to prevent youth use. As a mom of a teenager, this topic is especially important to me. I want my son to know that it is not only illegal for him to use retail marijuana, it is also detrimental to his health. We've had some great conversations about it and I feel much better knowing that … [Read more...]

Family Travel on a Budget

How to Travel with Your Family on a Budget

Traveling with the family can put a strain on your budget. Between airline tickets, lodging, transportation, food and entertainment, it all can add up very quickly. The good news is it doesn't have to be expensive for those in the know. Follow this simple guide and you can enjoy the adventure of lifetime without breaking the bank. Always Be Flexible Travel during off-peak … [Read more...]

Charmin Ultra Mega Roll vs. The Leading 1000 Sheet Brand

Charmin UltraSoft Mega Roll

You know the saying, "you don't realize how much you love something until it's gone"? That's how I felt after I gave up Charmin toilet paper for a week to try the leading 1000 sheet brand. I really thought it would be no big deal. I mean toilet paper is just toilet paper, right? No, no it is not. I couldn't wait to be done with it. It was rough -- literally! Not all … [Read more...]

Fun with Little Charmers Toys + Sparkle Shake Recipe

Little Charmers "Sparkle Shakes" - a fun & delicious treat that is also healthy!

Have your kids watched the new TV show, Little Charmers? My five-year-old twin girls recently discovered it on Nick Jr. and have fallen in love! The bright and colorful animated series takes place in the magical land of Charmville and follows three Charmers-in-Training: Hazel, Posie and Lavender. They do their best to make good use of their new magical powers, but this … [Read more...]