Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids (When You Have No Clue What To Buy) – @MyFamilyDollar #Ad

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This post is brought to you by Family Dollar. All opinions and passions for saving are completely and totally my own. The holiday season is here and whether you are shopping for one child or many, sometimes it can be tough to know what to buy for children on your holiday shopping list. Whether you’re a […]

12 Black Friday Survival Tips – #ODOMXBlackFriday #CleverGirls #ad

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  The biggest shopping day of the year is almost here. Are you ready? Big savings are to be had this week and the competition is heating up as retailers already start to launch the holiday deals a few deals early. If you’ll be braving the stores this week, here are some Black Friday survival […]

5 Ways to Make Christmas Morning More Fun for Everyone – #PowerTheHolidays @SheSpeaks


 This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Duracell. All opinions and obsession with holiday planning is completely and totally my own.    The holidays officially begin this week and with only a week to go until Christmas, like many parents, I’ve begun make my own lists here at Two Kids and a Coupon. While my list […]

5 Tips for Traveling With Your Pet


  Anytime we go on vacation, the family pets either need to stay home with someone to care for them, or come along for the ride. Traveling with pets has become more and more acceptable and easier as travel providers recognize that there is a need and desire for pet travel. With pets, some travel […]

5 Trick or Treating Tips for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorders

Sensory Processing Disorder and Halloween

  Looking for some ways to help your sensitive child enjoy the upcoming festivities for Halloween?  The American Occupational Therapy Association offers the following tips for caregivers to make Halloween a positive experience for children with sensory challenges and offer fun alternatives to increase participation in the activities: While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of tick-or-treating, pumpkin […]

25 Time Saving Kitchen Hacks

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    Looking to save more time in the kitchen? We’ve rounded up 25 great time saving kitchen hacks you won’t want to miss!   How to Freeze Fresh Herbs How to Grease and Flour a Baking Pan How to Chop Nuts Easily How to Make Colored Sugar How to Make Vanilla Extract How to […]

How to Tell If Your Kids Are Ready for a Pet

How to tell if kids are ready for a pet

      Thinking about getting a cat or dog, but aren’t sure if your kids are ready for a pet?   A family pet is one of the most common requests from children, but there are a lot of things that parents should take into consideration before even considering the addition. It is important […]

Tips for Making Business Travel (and Being Away From Your Kids) Easier

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  While being a working mom is tough in many regards, one of the things I struggle with the most is when I have to travel without my family. The time apart is tough for all of us, and in addition to not seeing each other, there’s all the extra planning, arrangements and juggling that […]

4 Tips for Simply Smooth Hair – #AvedaNaturallyStraight @SheSpeaksUp #ad


  Two Kids and a Coupon received product for review. All opinions and quests for super smooth hair are completely and totally my own.     Once upon a time I actually used to curl my hair. I spent an hour a day in high school wrapping hot curlers between snooze alarms before school and […]

How to Remove Tough Carpet Stains – @amomsparadise Guest Post

How to Remove Tough Carpet Stains

  Whether it’s fruit punch, wine, pet stains or something else, chances are you have or have had a tough stain that just won’t come out of your carpet. There is an easy way however to remove tough carpet stains.  Here’s how! Supplies Bucket Hot Water Dish Soap Clothes Iron White Towel (One you no […]

5 Tips for Surviving Losing Your Job (And Why It Became a Great Thing For Me)

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    One year ago I lost my job due to layoff. My world came crashing down and while I was devastated at the time, it ended up being one of the best things that ever happened for our family. Here is how losing my job changed my life and my family’s life for the better. […]

13 Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy and Happy This School Year

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  Now that school is started, in addition to education, your child is being exposed to lots of additional things as well. As lots of kids get together in classrooms, so do lots of germs and it can be a struggle to keep children healthy — especially during back to school and cold and flu […]

Must Have Back to School Apps for Every Family – @USCellular #Sponsored


 Disclosure: I am a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade. However all opinions and unnatural obsessions and attachments to my smart phone are my own.     This week when I filled out back to school paperwork, it kind of blew my mind for a minute that I had to sign a permission slip for […]

25 MORE Tips for Saving on Back to School — From Our Readers

MORE back to school savings tips

  Do you still have school shopping to do yet? I thought I was done, except for some additional fall weather clothing, but then my son’s afterschool program gave me a list of school supplies as well!  Recently I asked Two Kids and a Coupon readers for your best tips for saving on school supplies […]

6 Tips to Make the First Day of School Easier

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The first day of school can be a scary thing. New teacher, new classmates, and new things to learn. And if it’s a completely brand new school, too, it’s that much more nerve-racking. They don’t their way around or know anyone. This can be enough to make even the most confident child lose some confidence. Here are some […]