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Smarts with a Side of Sass

English teacher by trade, smack talker by nature, Stephanie Jankowski subscribes to the mantra: Life is too short, laugh! A mother of three in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she spends way too much time caring if her kids' socks match.

Stephanie is a freelance writer for We Are Teachers, published in the bestselling parenting humor anthologies I Just Want to Be Alone, The Big Book of Parenting Tweets, and The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets, and co-directs the annual live-reading celebration of motherhood, Listen To Your Mother Pittsburgh. She also makes a mean ham barbecue, but unless you're a 'Yinzer,' that probably means nothing to you.

Her blog, When Crazy Meets Exhaustion, is full of hilariously sassy musings on being a woman, mother, and educator. Steph was famous for six seconds when her pieces I Put My Husband First and The Worst Mother I've Ever Seen went viral in 6 different countries and more than 10 languages. Her parents still think she caught the flu from the Internet.

Have a Kid Who Plays Sports? Then You Need To Read This!

My son just started playing coach-pitch baseball. Growing up in a family that holds America’s favorite pastime in high regard, I was excited to see my offspring carry on the tradition. My baseball coach husband was at the ready to help the team, and our girls make the perfect little sideline cheerleaders.

Until they play, that is.

Masked in the excitement and nostalgia was something I hadn’t anticipated: STUFF. Oh.my.goodness there is SO much stuff! From all-weather gear to first-aid just in cases to snacks for said cheerleaders, I may as well pitch a tent and live on the baseball field! The first few games were a little overwhelming, but then I realized I needed to get organized. I put together a list of 8 must-haves at every game and it made a world of difference. Check out those 8 things HERE.

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8 Tips for Saving Money & Time at Amusement Parks

It costs my family of 5 almost $200 to get into our local amusement park. Add on the games WE MUST PLAY, the French fries my husband can’t do without, and the gallons of water a 90 degree summer day warrants one to consume, and a fun trip can get mad expensive, yo!

But have no fear. There are ways to save dinero, even on admission price! Click HERE to be magically transported to 8 tips for saving cash money AND something even more precious–your TIME!–at those big ol’ amusement parks.