It's that wonderful time of year again, Fall! Here in the Midwest, the leaves make their change, the weather cools down, and we switch from t-shirts to sweaters, and of course all of our favorite fall themed food and drink items come about.
There seems to always be some type of debate going on about what food is good for our bodies and what isn't. Opinions and research vary on some food items, and on others people and nutritionists agree unanimously. Then of course there are the items where nutritionists and the average American are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
A healthier lifestyle is a focus for many people, but the plethora of information out there can be confusing and conflicted.
Almost everyone has been on a long road trip with lots of pit stops. When we make those pit stops, we like to go into the convenient store and stock up on snacks and drinks for the road. We all have our favorites, but what do people crave the most in these stores?
One of the hardest things for an adult on a full time work schedule is to fit in a good workout that gets the job done. That becomes even more complicated if you have kids to rush off to school every morning, and pick up every evening.
It's been a great last few months filled with sunshine, barbeques, maybe some baseball games, corner lemonade stands, and hopefully some great family time. But, like it or not, the summer's coming to an end. Growing up for me it was always a little bittersweet making that annual back-to-school shopping trip, mainly because I knew my summer days of freedom were numbered. There was just something about finding the coolest new folders, gel pens, and other supplies that got me a little excited about starting school, though I would have never admitted it then!
As a kid, you really don't think about how much everything actually costs. I was definitely guilty of picking out more things than I needed. I was all about getting that year's new superhero notebook! The fact that it cost more than a plain blue one would never even enter my mind. The reality is that, for parents, back-to-school shopping is not cheap, especially for families with multiple children who all need supplies. For families, this time of year can be a stressful time. As parents all over the country ready their children to get back in the school routine, it's time to start thinking about ways to save money when shopping for supplies this year.
10 Tips For Smart back to School Shopping from greatschools.org is a great place to start getting ideas how to not drain your wallets this year. For instance, you'll find that it's better to buy basics in bulk like paper, pencils, gluesticks, and notebooks. Also, separating wants from needs by setting a budget for your supplies is key to helping your child learn how to manage money while costing you less! These are just two examples of the tips you'll find at greatschools.org so if you'd like to learn more, Click Here!
This year, don't let back-to-school shopping drain your wallets and stress you out! There are plenty of ways to save money and still make your children happy. Here are 10 more tips from parenting.com to help make the transition from summer to the school year smoother and more affordable!
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Andrew Desautels is a Marketing Intern at Darlington
Across our country, and especially here in the middle part of the country, temperatures have been abnormally high - so high that it's dangerous to be outside for too long. When the temperature, humidity, and heat index are this high, it's important to keep your health in mind.