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Heather Sokol is the married mother of four amazing, active children both through birth and adoption. They have created in her a sports mom, dance mom, Scout mom, allergy mom, and avid coupon clipper. Heather is a frugal, gluten free, chocoholic, bubble bath connoisseur.
She’s a little bit crunchy, always opinionated, and sometimes speaks geek, but not fluently. As a lover of niche sites, Heather creates entirely new blogs instead of adding categories, writing on a variety of topics from dating the hubby to girls’ night to family fun, and everything in between. She blogs for Babble Home, and her personal blog is Just Heather.

5 Ways to Stay Active & Healthy at a Desk Job

5 Ways to Stay Active & Healthy at a Desk Job

Of all the dangerous career possibilities out there, one of the jobs most likely to make you sick is a desk job. While you may have found a stable job with a decent salary, it could actually be putting you at risk. Research shows the paycheck and benefits of a sedentary job come with higher medical MORE »

8 Part-Time Jobs that Will Have You Home Before the Bus

8 Part-Time Jobs that Will Have You Home Before the Bus

Like many parents, I chose to stay home with our kids when they were younger in part because the costs of daycare would outweigh my income. We put a lot of thought into how it would work and which of us should stay home. In the end, the hubby’s job was more marketable and financially MORE »

Are Monthly Samples Subscriptions Really Worth It?

Are Monthly Samples Subscriptions Really Worth It?

Every month, you can have samples of beauty products, groceries, craft kits, pet supplies, and so much more delivered right to your door. Each package includes a selection of samples on a given theme. But are the monthly samples really worth the subscription price? I’ve tried a few over the last couple years, and it MORE »

A Reading Challenge to Lower My Budget

A Reading Challenge to Lower My Budget

Reading non-fiction books can provide inspiration to payoff debts, advice to lower your monthly budget, and tips for living a more frugal lifestyle. I’m always looking for more help with our finances, and this year I am participating in a citywide reading challenge with 1,000 of my closest friends. #Read26Indy was created by an IndyStar MORE »

How Target’s Credit Breach Saved me $200/month

How Target’s Credit Breach Saved me $200/month

When news first leaked of the Target security breach, I panicked along with every other holiday shopper. I breathed a sigh of relief when I remembered our holiday cash budget was a handy barrier. My Black Friday purchases had not gone on a credit or debit card at all — all of our gifts were MORE »

The Cost of Working from Home

The Cost of Working from Home

As a web developer, my husband’s job has always been very portable. He took advantage of every opportunity his employers gave to work from home. He lobbied for flex time and worked from home on weekends rather than taking vacation time for appointments and kids’ activities. We had a list of reasons it would benefit MORE »

5 Sneaky Ways to Build Your Savings

5 Sneaky Ways to Build Your Savings

One of the most important things to financial peace is having a savings account with funds available for emergencies. But, there are bills to pay and unexpected expenses and kids who eat you out of house and home. It’s so hard to break the cycle and get to the point of having money to put MORE »

Does Having It All Mean Asking for Help?

Does Having It All Mean Asking for Help?

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for many years now — the exact same amount of time I’ve been a mom. 16 years and three kids later, I’m also working full time from home. Things are a lot different now, and while having it all has never really been a goal, that seems to be where MORE »

How to Start an Office Lunch Club

How to Start an Office Lunch Club

When my husband started his first real office job, it didn’t take us long to realize we needed a new budget category — the office lunch. He was leaving work daily on his break, spending an hour away with coworkers over lunch. It wouldn’t have been as big of a hit if it were once MORE »

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