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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: "What is the Best Graduation Gift List?"|yayas2cents.com
Gift Guides

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: “What is the Best Graduation Gift Guide List?”

Follow our blog with Bloglovin It’s Graduation Time! Are you wondering what to give to the graduate in your life?  There are so many ideas out there.  I asked my older son who graduated from high school 2 years ago which of his gifts he appreciated the most and/or has used the most. We also asked 12 other recent graduates, both guys and girls.  Here is what we found out with direct quotes about their favorites…     *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if you

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Teen Troubles? 5 Simple Steps That Will Help!|yayas2cents.com
Parenting

Teen Troubles? 5 Simple Steps That Will Help!

DISCIPLINING IS A CHALLENGE! Do you find yourself yelling at your kids all the time?  Are they ignoring you?  Do they spend all of their time on games and other devices?  Have they stopped showing you any respect?  We have gone through all of this and more with our boys.  Here is some hard-won advice that might hopefully help as you move through these years with your teens. *I talked with one of my boys last night as I was finishing this post.  We talked about a time a few years back when we caught him sneaking out, lying to

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College Prep

Parents: Are You asking Yourself “How Will We Pay for College this Fall”?

Have you saved enough for your child to go to college debt free? If yes, I applaud you.  If not, maybe you’re just like me, hoping to find scholarships to help offset the cost and future debt for your kiddo.  I hear and have read lots of stories of how people pay for 100% of college with grants and scholarships. I am in the midst of trying to figure out this process with my daughter who is a college freshman. Paying for college is ridiculously expensive.  For the amount it costs today, I could have gone to college 5 times over.

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Just for Moms

What is the Global Aussie Liebster Award?!

We’ve been nominated for our blogging! February is the month of love.  Boy are we feeling it!  Back in December, we were nominated for the Global Aussie Liebster Award!  This is a peer recognition initiative to discover and encourage new blogs.  We were so excited and thrilled by this!  At that time, we were in the middle of crazy holiday happenings, and decided to wait awhile to mention this in its own post.   We were nominated by a previously unknown-to-us, fellow blogger Diane Kubes.  I grabbed a quote from her “About Me” page which sums up what she does in

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Talk with your teen about College Budgeting|www.yayas2cents.com
College Prep

How to Plan a Budget with Your College-Bound Teen

Do you have a senior in high school who’s thinking about college? We do, and I am so glad that I have been here before so that I know what to expect!  The biggest concern for us, and many others will be all of the expenses.  Here are some things that we learned the first time around, as well as some things that I wish we had known.  Make sure that you and your senior are on the same page about all expenses.  *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no additional cost to you, we will earn

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Give yourself gifts|The gift of 4:15|www.yayas2cents.com
Just for Moms

Give Yourselves The 4:15 Gift

Hello friends! I just woke up from a long winter’s nap with you all on my mind.  I wanted to give you all a gift.  A gift from Ann and me.  Actually, I want you to give yourselves a gift, the gift of self-care.  Here are the thoughts from my head on this eve of Christmas eve.  *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase. First, give yourselves the gift of REST. We moms have a tendency to be

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