How You Can Balance Work And Family Life

Being a full-time working mom and blogger means that I have my juggling skills NAILED. There is always someone needing my time, something that needs filling in and a job that requires finishing. It can feel like it is never-ending at times, but the key is staying organized, and keeping focused. We can all achieve […]

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How I Feed My Family of Five on $125.00 a Week

I assume that if you are reading this post, then there’s a good chance that you’ve been following my weekly frugal menu of meals for less than $100.00 a week. This week, we upped the budget to $125. This was to account for some small items that we’ve been purchasing here and there and to […]

Meal Plan No. 2 (With Printable Grocery List and Menu)

$100.00 weekly budget for groceries? Are you kidding? I get it; I thought this task would be impossible. But with a little work, price-matching, and meal-planning, it works. This plan is not fool-proof, and if not carefully examined and followed, you could run into a few hiccups like we did last week. In the middle […]

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Sometimes, a Teenager Is Just Like a Big Toddler

As a mom to three teenagers, I have found that teens are not much different than toddlers with the exception of their age and size. Many of the issues your toddler faces will return with a vengeance more than a decade later when your children become teens. Both toddlers and teens need constant attention and […]

Burt’s Bargains: T-Shirt Review & Giveaway

Moms love shopping. While we might spend most of our time focused on what everyone else  in the house wants and needs, there comes a time when we must shop for ourselves and with Burt’s Bargains mom can spoil herself — like a boss! Burt’s Bargains is a one-stop shop  for a variety of things […]

Guest Post: 5 Things That Will Soothe Your Baby

Remember the famous interview question about being in World War II Germany, hiding with Jews as Nazi soldiers look for you, and holding a baby who wouldn’t stop crying? It’s a question that tests a person’s character by making him choose between letting the Nazi soldiers find him or finding a way to make the […]

Squeeze Health And Fitness Into Your Mom Schedule

The problem with being a mom is that a lot of time is taken up by your kids. Perhaps that’s the way it should be, but if you’re not careful, it can leave you in the position where you don’t have any time to spend looking after yourself. That can be a serious issue, because […]

Making Your Vehicle Into A Safe Sanctuary

No parent likes the idea of taking their child into a dangerous situation. Basic human instinct forces you to avoid this sort of risk, instead opting to keep your baby as safe as possible. All of this seems to go out of the window when people get onto the road, though. Unfortunately, whether through a […]

Green Baby on a Budget

When I recently spoke to a group of new mothers at a Mothering-in-Awareness series, the barrier to entry around organic and non-toxic materials came up.I actually get this question constantly: How can I afford a truly green baby lifestyle?  A mother expressed her frustration that while she wanted to get all “the best” natural baby […]

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