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Nov 21

November 21, 2016

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Why I Don’t Do Black Friday

This is Thanksgiving week. For many of us here in good old U.S of A., that means we’ll be spending time with family, eating too much pumpkin pie and, of course, preparing for the most evil of all shopping days: Black Friday. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some shopping. I like to hit the stores and enjoy finding good–nay, GREAT–deals. However, as a self-employed, work-at-homer, I like to do so at about 9 a.m. on a random Tuesday,…

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May 29

May 29, 2015

Technology

How Technology is Making Being a Mom Easier

As a self-described gadget-and-gizmo geek, my love affair with technology probably began with my super-cool Commodore 64 in the ‘80s, when I learned how to use a simple “Go To” command that made my name repeat in an infinite loop across the screen (please tell me I’m not alone here). Fast forward a few decades and, despite all of its faults, one thing is certain: technology has certainly benefitted me as a mom. It’s allowed me to work from home…

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Apr 22

April 22, 2015

13 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day

13 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day

Earth Day is always a great time to recognize the Earth’s natural beauty — and to start taking steps to reduce your family’s impact on the environment. Here’s a list of simple actions we regularly take in our own family to support the planet. We’re not perfect by any means, but we strive to be conscious of our ecological footprint. If you’re new to environmental actions or causes, you don’t have to do everything on this list all at one time. Start small, and build…

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Jan 27

January 27, 2015

Shopping Apps That Can Save You Money

Five Awesome Shopping Apps That Can Save You Money

I have a short quiz for you: After a shopping trip would you rather: (A) Pay for your purchases and go on your merry way or (B) earn free money back via gift cards or cold, hard cash? If you chose A, quit reading this post immediately and go play a round of Trivia Crack. Just kidding. Keep reading. You never know what you could learn. If you chose B, then boy oh boy are you in for a treat!…

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Jan 22

January 22, 2015

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Dear ALDI: I Was Wrong, and I’m Sorry

I’ll admit it. I used to be an ALDI hater. As an advocate for healthy food and lover of organics, I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to shop at a place that displays their products in cardboard pallets instead of on actual, real-live shelves. I couldn’t understand why a store would make you pay a quarter for a cart. Where were the free samples? The yummy smells wafting from the bakery? The self-checkout lines? And for the love of…

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Jul 15

July 15, 2014

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Want to Save $1,000 a Year? Dump your Cable.

Over the past several months, the hubster and I have been asked lotsa questions about how and why-the-heck we decided to dump our satellite TV package and go old-skool with an over-the-air (OTA) antenna. Although everyone’s reasons are different, we decided to make this move because: A. After we put the tot to bed, we can stay awake for approximately 3-and-a-half minutes to watch “live” television. B. Therefore, we were basically paying $80 a month to watch Dora the Explorer, Umi…

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