About justheather

Heather Sokol is the married mother of many amazing, active children through birth, adoption, and foster care. They have created in her a Sports Mom, Scout Mom, Band Mom, Dance Mom, Allergy Mom & avid coupon clipper. Is that miscellaneous enough for you? She shares her deals & tips at Inexpensively.com and reports progress on learning to be a grownup at JustHeather.com.
Website: http://heathersokol.com
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Holiday Gift Guide Grand Prize Giveaway

When we decided to try a holiday gift guide for the first time, it was important to us that it both reflect who we are as parents and be useful to you as readers. The result — Toys Mom Won’t Hate — should be the best of both. It features toys we actually want our […]

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Teen Gift Ideas: Mother-Daughter Book Club (Plus a Disney-Hyperion Giveaway!)

The teen and I read a lot of the same books; my literary tastes peaked at young adult, and Disney-Hyperion publishes some of our very favorites. Percy Jackson, Ghallagher Girls, and It’s Kind of a Funny Story top our list. Though she’s well beyond the age of reading together, we are frequently reading the same […]

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Tween Gift Ideas: Skylanders Primer for Moms

We were introduced to Skylanders last year when one of the tween’s friends brought her collection over for a sleepover, but we didn’t really learn much about it until this year. When the boy got Skylanders Giants for his birthday, he and the tween played pretty much nonstop for the rest of the summer. Then Swap Force came out, […]

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Big Kid Gift Ideas: Dolls with Personality (Plus Beatrix Girls Giveaway)

Dolls are a classic Christmas gift for a reason; little girls love their dolls. A doll has topped our girls’ Christmas lists more often than not, but they have definitely come a long way since Janice and Jen hoped for their dolls. Now, girls want Barbie and LaLaLoopsy and Moxie Girls. They want Monster High […]

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Why Your Kid Shouldn’t Be on Instagram

I know, I know. You’ve heard it all before. Kids don’t belong on social media, but your kid is using it responsibly. And you’re supervising everything. So that makes it okay, right? Wrong. It’s not about what they may see or say online. It’s not even about the cyberbullying that is so rampant. The fact […]

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Why My 10-Year-Old Girl Wrestles With Teenage Boys

A few weeks ago, the tween came to me and asked if she could join the wrestling team. They were having callouts with preseason conditioning, and she happens to be between sports. While my gut instinct was “Wrestling? No,” I couldn’t really think of a compelling reason why not. Volleyball and softball had just ended; […]

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