How to Save Money on Name-Brand Athletic Shoes for Back to School

It’s time to start thinking about back to school clothes and supplies. When it comes to shoes, brand-name shoes are usually better quality and will last longer (plus your kids might really want a specific type of shoe). The only downside is that they can cost quite a bit of money. The good news is […]

5 Ways to Get Kids to Read More Books This Summer

We all know how important reading can be. Not only does it improve the mind, but it helps build your child’s imagination. Unfortunately, some kids aren’t crazy about reading. The good news is there are ways you can get your kids to read more books this summer. Let’s take a closer look at some of […]

Teacher Appreciation Gifts on a Budget

I know that the teachers at my boys school teach for the love of their students and learning more than for their paycheck.  They often have to spend money out of their own pocket to decorate the classroom and have basic supplies on hand.  They also often spend time beyond the normal school day working […]

Tips for Setting Up a Homework Station

I’m not sure who’s more excited about days off school – my boys or me – because it means a break from homework.  One of my boys has trouble keeping himself organized and focused, which means homework time can be difficult at times (for both him and I). So this year, I thought I would try […]

How to Ease into the Back-to-School Routine

One of the things my kids and I love about summer is the lack of schedules.  We can sleep in if we want, hit the pool in the afternoon, and we tend to stay up later than normal.  However, in order for the first day of school (and the ones after that when they’re not […]

How to Save Money on School Uniforms

My boys have to wear uniforms to school.  While I like that it’s easier to decide what to wear to school, what I don’t necessarily like is paying for those uniforms. Determine What You Already Have and Create a List Ask each of your children to try on all their existing clothing to see what they can still wear. […]

7 Tips to Save on Back-to-School Clothes

According to the National Retail Federation, the average family with children in grades K through 12th will spend almost $670 on back-to-school apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics. Previously, I shared 8 tips to save money on school supplies, and now I’m going to share some of my favorite tips for saving money on back-to-school clothing. […]


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