Archive for the ‘Saving Money’ Category

More Free And Low-Cost Services For The WAHM Or Any Mom

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Everywhere you look, there are freebies being touted by everyone you can imagine.  And, there is no better place to observe this explosion in free and next-to-free stuff than on the internet. Whether you are a work-at-home-mom or dad, or you work outside the home but need to get documents back ...

After School Activities Leave No Time For Dinner?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Nowadays, when kids return to school in the fall, it no longer means an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. day.  It seems now that the days start earlier and end much, much later.  With all the extra-curricular activities our kids are involved in, when do you have time for a ...

Stop Throwing Away Your Fresh Herbs

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

I have gone through the agony of throwing out my fresh herbs way too many times.  It's so disturbing when I find a package of basil, sage, rosemary, or whatever I bought for a recipe recently, lying in the bottom of the crisper in my refrigerator.  Sure enough, the herbs ...

Do Small Steps Toward Frugal Living Really Save Money?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

If you've been doing simple little things to be frugal, say, for instance, tearing your dryer softener sheets in half or thirds, have you been wondering if it's adding up to real savings?  Some frugal living efforts are more obviously money savers than others.  Let's see if we can reaffirm ...

Creative School Supply Shopping - Frugality At Its Finest

Monday, August 17th, 2009

You've just about worn yourself out with all the preparation for Back-To-School time.  Your budget is set, you have your coupons ready, you have searched the internet for every possible deal you can find, and you have gassed up the car and are ready to hit the road. But, and there's ...

Time For Mom To Do Her Homework

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

It's Back-To-School time which means it's time for homework.  But, the homework we're discussing here is not your child's homework, but yours.  Me, homework?  Yes, you have homework to do, too. Shopping for school supplies and clothing for your Back-To-Schoolers requires a bit of homework.  You have learned from past experience, ...

Use Your Networking Talents To Find Employment

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Many folks are finding their family budget just won't stretch far enough any more.  Additional income may be the only answer at this point.  Luckily, Moms like you have finely tuned networking skills learned from years of arranging family activities.  If you find yourself searching for employment, you will want ...

It’s Possible To Get Great Toys And Beautiful Clothes Without Buying Them

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Mom, I know you don't want your kids to go without great toys and beautiful clothes.  I know you're trying to make everything possible for your kids, even when you don't have two nickels to rub together.  So, when you see a new, wonderful toy that you really want your ...

Simple Pleasures At The Movie Theater

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Families are facing increasing challenges every day, trying to stay afloat with resources that are getting more and more limited.  With job losses and concern over basic health needs, families are stressed beyond belief. With those bleak thoughts, what can a family do to have a few laughs?  My family happens ...

Feed The Whole Family, And Neighbor Kids, Cheap Cheap Cheap!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

It's summertime and not only do you have a houseful of your own kids, but there are usually a few neighbor kids and friends over, right?  During the school year you don't have to worry too much about lunchtime, but now that school's out, your house is swarming with kids ...