SC Johnson Family Economics Blog

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Let's face it: Times are tight and budgets are shrinking. But there are ways to stretch, and even (gasp!) have fun doing it! This blog is about finding ways to get more from every household dollar, and enjoy every precious minute.

Family Command Center

Do you need a family command center in your home? As the go-to place for your family to leave and retrieve information for everything going on, a family command center could prove a vital addition to your household...

Grilling 101

We all love grilling! Here are a few simple truths about grilling that will help you this summer...

Old Fashioned Summer Hopscotch

Warm summer sidewalks just beg for colorful chalk drawings of hopscotch squares...There are many variations to the game of hopscotch and inevitably, children tend to make up their own fun rules. Here are the basic instructions of the game...

Summertime is here and there’s nothing better than sitting outside under the warm sun, sipping on a delicious glass of fresh squeezed lemonade! Add in a few raspberry ice cubes and you’ve got the best summertime drink out there...

...It can be a major hit to the wallet if you have many gifts to purchase or parties to plan for graduates. Here are a few ideas for gifting and planning parties for less this season...

Tips for Family Travel

...This mom has learned a few tips and tricks when it comes to packing a family of seven for one, two or three week vacations all in carry-on suitcases. Here are some of my tips for packing...

Five Picnic Friendly Food Ideas

...Whether you are loading the mini-cooler for a day in the woods, toting the picnic basket and blanket to the park or just brown bagging it at the water park, picnics are the best way to do lunch or dinner on-the-go during the summer...

 

Sweet Summer Quilts

As the weather warms from spring to summer, some nights all you need is a light to medium weight blanket to keep you comfortable. Here is a simple summer quilt project...

Fun Memorial Day Activities

I absolutely love warm weather!... The season brings picnics and grilling, which means hanging out with our friends outdoors!... Below are some of our Memorial Day traditions and tips to save as you gear up for these celebrations...

Inexpensive Outdoor Family Fun

With the nice weather, there are lots of outdoor activities we can finally enjoy again that won’t break the bank... Below are some of our other favorite outdoor activities...

When it’s time to plan your child’s next birthday, wouldn’t you like to enjoy a well organized party? Use these 12 steps to assist you when it comes to birthday party success...

A Memorial Day Celebration Dessert

I adore mangoes and raspberries. Put them together with a crumbly top and I may as well send myself to summer dessert heaven!... This one is sure to wow those at your Memorial Day gathering or any other gathering this summer!...

First Aid and Emergency Contacts

There are a few ways I keep my family prepared for minor accidents or injuries around the house and on-the-go. As a family of five, it is inevitable that someone’s going to need a little extra help once in a while. Here’s how I prepare for any kind of emergency, big or small...

One Dozen Kitchen Tips

With so much of our time spent in the kitchen preparing meals, it is always helpful to find tips that simplify meal preparation and save time. Here are a dozen kitchen tips that you will find useful as you clean and prepare meals...

Couponing 101 How to Save Like a Pro

...To save the big bucks, it takes a lot of planning, understanding of policies, and coupon redemption. Follow these steps to save like a pro...

Organizing School Papers and Supplies

We are just days away from the final school bell ringing and my kids arriving home with bags of school papers, art projects and even a pile of well used school supplies... How can you organize this year’s end of school year piles? Try these tips...

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