When the Advice isn’t Working

Recently, I saw a Facebook friend from a friend of mine who moved out of state.  She was lamenting the fact that it was so difficult to meet new people and make friends, especially when you have two kids under age 5 at home.   Only a couple of comments in, someone had given her […]

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$10 Guacamole (for less than $3)

When I lived in Texas, we lived near a higher-end Mexican restaurant called Cantina Laredo that was delicious and, well, expensive. The first time we went it was as a treat from my mother-in-law, and when we arrived we were all famished, and so instead of wait for our orders to arrive, we ordered the […]

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DIY a Mane + Tail (in an hour!)

I don’t know about you, but I love a good craft.  Usually I make stuff for our home or for my kids, but on my own schedule, and without much of a deadline.  Now that I have a kid in school, I find myself crafting for her on a deadline–sometimes a tight one! My poor daughter […]

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How Optimism is Killing your Finances

Optimism is usually a trait that I try cultivate within myself.  Without being a Pollyanna, I do try keep negativity at bay in my life.  For one thing, I don’t think it is helpful to myself to be negative, especially on a regular basis.   I deal with anxiety and depression, and a negative attitude […]

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5 Uses for Chia Seeds

If one of your goals is to eat healthier, you may have, like me, grabbed something that you had heard about at the store simply because you had heard it was so good for you.  Then you got home, put it in the pantry, and let it sit there in the dark because you realized […]

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