5 School Hacks Parents Need to Know

Back to School tips for parents

The school year is creeping up faster than we want. It is a busy and stressful time for students as well as parents. Between the helping with homework, the dropping off at volleyball practice, the picking up from volleyball practice and making lunches, parents need more time in a day. Good news: there are time-saving […]

4 Tips for Back to School Shopping on a Budget

How to Save Money on Back to School

  Back to school shopping and spending a lot of money seem to go hand in hand for most parents. There is good news out there though for parents. Here are some great tips on shopping for back to school on a budget. Check your home inventory- You really can’t go out shopping if you […]

4 Tips for Easier Back to School Lunches with Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish Crackers and Wet Ones® Singles #ad


School is only a few days into the year here at Two Kids and a Coupon, and coming up with new lunch ideas for my picky little eaters is already a challenge. They have so many dislikes, that it can be tough to add variety to their lunchbox each day. So what can you do […]

4 Tips To Get Your Kid to Eat (Almost) Anything

How to get picky eaters to try new foods

If you have kids, then you know how tough it is sometimes to get them to try new foods. Here are some golden rules for getting your kids to eat almost anything. Be strategic when meal planning- When planning meals, you want to be strategic with the foods you offer. You can do this by […]

How to Save on School Supplies With Family Dollar – #FDBlogNGive @MyFamilyDollar #Ad


Two Kids and a Coupon is a Family Dollar Blogger and participating in a compensated campaign. A reader giveaway was also provided. All opinions, great deals found and frugal shopping skills are completely and totally our own. Has school started yet where you are?  My step-daughter just started this week and my little man still […]

How to Do a Great Manicure at Home

How to do a manicure at home

You don’t have to spend all kinds of time and money at the salon to have a great looking manicure. Here is how you can do a great manicure at home. Supplies needed: nail polish remover, cotton balls, emery board, nail buffer, cuticle pusher, hand moisturizer, base coat, nail polish and topcoat. Remove any old […]

3 Tips for Easy After School Snacks – #Snackation #ad

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This post has been sponsored by the The J.M. Smucker Company. All opinions and snacks enjoyed are completely and totally our own. School is back in session, and so are crazy schedules. Do you have plenty of after school snacks on hand to tide over big appetites until supper is ready? Here are some tips for easy […]

How to Get The Long Hair You Always Wanted – #WantThatHair @Pantene @Walmart @SheSpeaksUp #ad

How to grow out your hair

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks and Pantene.  All opinions and thick, long, unruly hair is completely and totally my own.     The one thing that every single hairdresser has told me my entire adult life? “Honey, you have a LOT of hair!’   Having long, thick hair is both a blessing and a curse. While I […]

Back to School Lunchbox Must Haves w/ Wet Ones® Singles and Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish Crackers #ad

This post has been sponsored by Wet Ones® Singles and Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish Crackers. All opinions and love of fun, easy lunch ideas are completely our own. With school getting back in session, you might have already been shopping for school supplies, new shoes or new clothes for your kids, but have you started to […]

3 Tips for an Easy DIY Sundae Bar – #SundaeFundae #ad

DIY Sundae Bar

This post has been sponsored by Smucker’s®. All opinions and ice cream enjoyed are completely and totally our own.   Can you believe this summer heat wave? It has been hot, hot, HOT here in Iowa and we’ve been trying to beat the heat any way we can. From trips to the pool, running through […]

How to Apply for a Job (And Have Someone Actually Read Your Resume)

Resume Tips

  Looking for a job? Thinking about it? Been out of work awhile and want to start looking again?  Job hunting is tough and the digital age hasn’t made it any easier. There can often be hundreds of people applying for the same position, and getting past the resume screeners can often be a daunting […]

Fun and Free Kids Playdate Ideas and Activities

Playdate Ideas

With the kids out of school, summer presents the ideal time to schedule some play dates so that your child stays connected with their friends over the summer and to also help them develop skills in the areas of language, play and social. Here are some fun and free playdate ideas and activities for kids. […]

How to Decorate Your Dorm Room on a Budget

How to Decorate Your Dorm Room on a Budget

  College is a teenager’s gateway to their independence. They can eat what they want, go to bed when they want and hang out with whomever they choose. It is also the ideal time to decorate your own space. However, if you are like most college students, you are probably pretty low on funds. The […]

Fun and Free Date Night Ideas

Free Date Night Ideas

We all love date night but many times, we simply can’t afford a night out. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a dime to have fun. Here are some fun and free date night ideas. Watch the sunset and gaze at the stars– When was the last time you watched the sun set? It is […]

Summer Food Safety Tips

Food Safety Tips

Summer is the time for backyard barbecues and picnics. However, the hot weather also presents some problems when it comes to your foods. One thing that you especially need to look out for is foodborne bacteria since it multiplies quickly in the heat. Here are some great summer food safety tips. Keep cold food cold– […]