Jaime Narke is a freelance graphic designer and stay-at-home mom of three. When she isn’t taking care of her family she can be found in her closet. Next month my husband and I are going away for a week without the children. We planned this trip in January and since then I’ve been mentally going […]
This is a guest post by Kathy Lopez, a massage therapist & mother to four babies in five years living outside of Philadelphia. She channels her inner monologue to http://milkstained.wordpress.com Happy Wednesday! I’m thrilled to be guest-posting for Kelly – I have known her for several years, in “real” life, and have had a great […]
Kelly’s note: This is a post by new staff writer, Jaime Narke. Jaime was asked to come on board as our resident fashionista. Jaime Narke is a freelance graphic designer and stay-at-home mom of three. When she isn’t taking care of her family she is perusing the internet for the perfect dress at the best […]
About a month ago my girls were playing in the living room behind a chair. They were building a tent. A crash and bang later, and the sole lamp in the living room, a floor lamp with a glass shade, was gone. I was a bit upset, but it was a free to us lamp, […]
Well we did it. I hemmed and hawed about it, but we really do need a second car. We may not need 2 cars every day, but our schedules are only getting busier, and the inconvenience, time, and money spent driving out of my way every day over the winter was just too much. My […]
This guest post is from Jackie, who writes at MoneyCrush about learning to love your financial life and reaching goals. Check out her site at www.moneycrush.com or subscribe in a reader photo credit: dougww Grocery shopping with young kids can be an ordeal. When my son was a little boy, like most toddlers he’d sit […]
I’m not done shopping yet. Are you? Snow is pouring down, and I’m not one to drive in snow (especially with a 2WD minivan), so I will be finishing up the rest of my shopping online. You might think shipping won’t happen until after the holiday, but many websites are offering free expedited shipping. I’m […]
Tips from experts on how to stay safe online, and use technology to help you score deals this holiday season.
Do you shop Black Friday? I don’t do Black Friday. I prefer to shop for things that are useful, not junk that’s on sale for a few dollars.
You often hear personal finance bloggers (even me), financial experts, and the media talking about cutting expenses in rough economic times. Yes, it’s true that cutting expenses is an effective way to “earn” more money, but that’s only half the story. Sometimes it makes sense to spend money to save money. Let’s call that “spaving.” […]