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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Why my Gym Membership is a Non-negotiable Expense

I cannot tell you how many budgeting books and blogs I’ve read that ask people to cut their gym membership to save money.  The suggestion comes from a perspective of budgeting, saving money, or paying down debt.  Usually, this is accompanied by a suggestion of taking walks or runs around your neighborhood, or checking exercise […]

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3 Things to Start Saving before School

My daughter started kindergarten this year, and I’ll be the first to tell you that you’ll be asked to send lots of stuff to school beyond basic school supplies and lunch. Schools everywhere, no matter their neighborhood, are under tight budgets.  I’ve yet to meet a teacher or administrator who says that that they can’t use […]

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Kindergarten is a Difficult Transition…for Mom

I’m not going to gloss this one over.  My heart aches.  There has been a pit in my stomach for the last few days. My daughter went to kindergarten, and it’s been a lot harder on us than I’d ever imagined. We’d both been looking forward to her first day of kindergarten for months.  I […]

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How to Shop Children’s Consignment Sales LIKE A BOSS

If you have kids and you haven’t shopped one of those bi-annual, pop-up consignment sales like Just Between Friends or Rhea Lana’s, you are missing out. These places are one-stop-shops for children’s bargains, but they can be overwhelming, entice overspending, and send you home with a pile of unneeded items if you aren’t careful. I’m […]

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