It’s never too early to think about college!

Florida has our own standardized testing system, called the FCATS (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test®). It sucks. The teachers spend most of the school year building a curriculum around the test  so that students test well and their schools receiving funding. My daughter just finished her FCATs and she started talking about the things they were going to do…

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Getting my Bargain On

Groupon. Living Social. Social Dish. Coup Tessa. Deal Map. Owl City. Retailmenot. These are just a few of the discount services out there. They’ve done for nightlife and entertainment what the Sunday paper coupon insert did for grocery shopping! I’ve become quite addicted to these discount sites and even promote Social Dish on my blog…

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A Weekend Trip to Bradenton Beach, FL

Last weekend, my husband and I drove to the sleepy little town of Bradenton, Florida, to visit his grandfather in the hospital. We arrived Friday night, grabbed a quick dinner at the Waffle House, and after looking high and low for cheap hotels and not finding anything last minute, we checked into the Motel 6 for the…

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