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It’s estimated that around 1 in 5 kids in America are not getting the amount of food they need and are going hungry.  It’s proven that kids who eat a balanced and nutritious diet on a regular basis will miss less school, get better grades and are more likely to graduate. No money for healthy meals for your kids?  You’re not alone as you can see here. But on a plus side, there are plenty of organizations and federal programs that are available to you.  You don’t need to pack them off to school with just another bag of potato...

When you’re a single mom, it can be difficult to afford a place to live that is safe for you and your little ones. It’s possible to find many low cost housing options, but most of them are in high crimes areas. Luckily, you can hope to find a safer place to live by using several government housing assistance programs, such as Emergency Solutions Grants program, Emergency Shelter Program, Housing and Community Facilities Programs, Family Unification Program, and Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8). As a single mom, you...

My Children Can’t Afford Lunch at School…What Can I Do? If you can’t afford to buy your kids lunch at school there’s some good news: there ARE some government assistance programs that can help pay for your children’s school lunches, should you apply and gain approval. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally funded meal assistance program.  This program operates in public, nonprofit private schools and residential child care facilities.  It provides low cost or free nutritionally sound lunches...

WIC (also called ‘The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women’) is a program designed to serve certain categories of women, infants and children.  It was created to safeguard the health of the economically disadvantaged for children up to the age of 5.  It provides nutritious foods to supplement diets, information and resources on healthy eating habits and referrals to health care to children who might be at nutrition risk. WIC provides federal grants to states to provide for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding,...

Amazon is the ultimate online shopping destination that sells pretty much everything you can think of, ranging from books to furniture. The appeal of the digital superstore is simple: it’s a one-stop shop with fast delivery options and many discounted items. The important thing to remember is that shopping is shopping.  The same techniques you use when shopping the customary way, are the same techniques you can apply when shopping on amazon. To make the most of your Amazon shopping experience, follow these tips: 1. Snatch Up Warehouse...

A head up – Amazon, not content just to wait around once a year for Black Friday has decided to make their own version of it called PRIME DAY with 2x the sales as Black Friday and even stepper discounts. This is something you can do if you are Jeff Bezos, multi billionaire and owner of Amazon.com,  the largest retailer in the world. The catch is you have to be a PRIME Member to participate in this sale.    The good news is you can Sign Up for a a 30 Day FREE Trial with no catch involved — just click on the link...

Good parenting isn’t just about making sure that your children get to bed on time, eat their vegetables, and brush their teeth every day. That’s all part of keeping your kids healthy, and that’s important, but there’s more to good family health than that. You’ve got to keep your own health in mind, both physical and emotional. You need to find ways to do more in less time – as a single mother, time is one thing you can never have too much of! Read these twenty tips to find out the best ways to have a...

Work, school, household chores, and all of the other details of your busy daily life as a single mom can push cooking to the back burner. Many moms think that it’s quicker and easier to just buy pre-packaged meals at the supermarket and reheat them at home, instead of spending time shopping for ingredients and then cooking (and cleaning up). And it’s true that it can be quicker and easier to simply take a foil-wrapped pan out of a box and stick it in the oven, to open a few cans and dump them in a pan, or to poke a hole in...

Whether you’ve been a single parent for years, or this is the first holiday season that you have to cope with how to handle a change in your family situation, you still want to make sure that your children have happy memories of the holidays. This time of year can be hard for single moms, who often have to make hard decisions about what they can afford, or how much time they can take off work to share in the celebrations. It’s especially hard if you have to arrange that time to share the season between two or more families...

Savvy shoppers know that there are tricks to squeezing every last penny out of the family budget when shopping for groceries, household essentials, and even treats like toys and electronic games. Are you a savvy shopper? Once you’ve read the tips in this article, you’ll know when and where to go – and you’ll be shopping like a pro. Strategy #1: Buy at non-peak times of the year Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Two-for-one Tuesday – whatever the sale, there’s a name for it. What many people don’t know...

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