Start Your Workday with the 9am ALL Music Hour! MONDAYS are Commercial Free ALL DAY!
Take a little of the sting out of Monday with your favorite music all day at work. Each Monday we give you the 9-5 Commercial FREE Workday! And every weekday we begin your work day with the 9am all music hour commercial free!
SAFETY FIRST IN THE GULF!
If you're heading to the beach , please remember to check the flag colors flying overheard before you enter the waters. Click HERE for what all the flag colors mean.
If you get caught in the gulf during a bad rip current, HERE are some safety tips.
How's Traffic on the Bridge?
Wanna get an update on traffic on the Hathaway Bridge? Now you can check out traffic on the bridge before you head out. Click HERE for access to one of 8 cameras!
Save HUNDREDS Each Month on Groceries!!
Besides the rent/mortgage or car payments, much of our money each month goes to groceries. How do you reduce your grocery bill each month and not starve? Well...
These are ALL worth bookmarking...
Logan's wife Leanne LOVES Southern Savers. This site alone can help you save significantly each month on groceries. Bookmark it HERE
Thanks to my buddy Cynthia Gardner who loves E-mealz - a meal planning resource for busy moms and frugal family cooks. Save time, money and make time for family with delicious weekly meal plans everyone will love. Easy recipes with concise directions and aisle-by-aisle grocery lists. Here you go...
Then the world famous "Coupon Mom" offers 10 ways to save big HERE (EXCELLENT)
You probably want to go to bookmark the coupon mom's website because she helps you organize and save time AND money. Her site is HERE
BEST DAY TO SHOP FOR GREATEST SAVINGS
You may prefer to shop on Sundays because it fits your schedule best or you choose Tuesday afternoons because it's less crowded. Maybe it's time to rethink your strategy and instead shop on the day that offers the best deals. What day is that? It depends on what you're buying. SmartMoney figured out the best days for the deepest discounts. That means that prices for the exact same item in the exact same store could be lower on Sunday than it is on Wednesday. Here is SmartMoney's advice on what to buy on which days:
Appliances: Prices for washers, dryers, ovens and refrigerators are about 1 percent to 2 percent cheaper on Sundays, which works out to about $10 saved on a mid-range model.
Groceries: While most grocery stores publish their weekly sales circular on Wednesdays, Sunday is the best day to shop. Clip coupons from Sunday's newspaper for more savings.
Personal Care Items: You'll find the best deals on toothpaste and deodorant at the drugstore chains on Sundays. You must go early to get the best deals.
Skirts and Dresses: Skirts sell, on average, for 77 percent off the retail price, while dresses are discounted, on average, 54 percent.
Cars: Cars are cheapest on Mondays as dealerships are more willing to negotiate. This holds true whether weekend sales were lackluster and they want to makeup for that or whether weekend sales were robust and they want to continue it.
Electronics: Computers, televisions, digital cameras and even video games are between 2 percent and 4 percent cheaper on Mondays.
Airfares: Since most domestic fares are posted on Monday evening, there is a scramble Tuesday morning to match prices. The number of cheap seats peaks at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Clothing: Both brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers tend to begin their weekend sales on Thursday. You'll find the best deals and the most in-stock items. However, there are exceptions. See Monday.
Books: Books are 11 percent cheaper on Saturdays; they are priced at their highest on Fridays.
So much is written about entitled children that we forget about children that do appreciate even the simple things in life. We can all raise our kids to be thankful and generous, because both go hand in hand. The trick is to start early and to make it a part of your life. That way it is a part of your family's life and your children won't think twice about giving back to the community. It's the best antidote to feeling entitled.
If you want to raise a thankful kid, here are a few tips:
1. Teach manners
Ever since my children were toddlers we practiced the words "please" and "thank you," because I think they are essential to any person's vocabulary. It's the small things that form habits that reflect your attitude towards life.
2. Set the example
Show your own gratitude, manners and thankfulness every time you can. It can be at the supermarket, pharmacy or playground. Volunteer at school, church or community events. Our children learn by example and will copy what they see at home.
3. Make it fun
You can create a game in which everybody in your family takes turns and mentions one thing they are thankful for. You can volunteer as a family so it becomes an activity in which you share time together while giving back to the community. Or right before Thanksgiving, have your child make a card for a family member that says Thank You. Read books that teach about generosity, such as "The Giving Tree." You can find other suggested books about gratitude here.
4. Reinforce what you like
Never underestimate the power of positive reinforcement. Whenever you catch your child doing a good deed, showing appreciation and a great attitude, call him or her on it. If this is really important to you, make a chart and keep track of your child's good and generous deeds.
5. Show gratitude to teachers and daycare providers
Make drawings, cards or give an end of the year gift with a thank you card. Have your child sign the card and explain why it is so important to say thank you and show appreciation to those who take care of her or him.