Yeah, I’m the Mom on the iPhone, and I refuse to feel guilty about it. I use my iPhone at home. I use my iPhone in the carpool lane. I use my iPhone when my kids are occupied and ignoring me. And, okay, sometimes when they’re not. Maybe I just need a minute to myself in the midst of our chaotic family now and then. That iPhone? It makes me a better mom.
I have a finely tuned system when I go to the grocery store. I don't even think about it anymore; I just have it down to a science. It's mostly about discipline and routine, but I've narrowed it down to a few specific habits that you can replicate when you shop.
I was near Costco last week with a few minutes to spare, so I made a quick trip in for the essentials. Yes, I can do that. I’ve gotten it down to a science, with a list of must-haves for each warehouse trip. Most of my purchases revolve around the girls — easy breakfast options, MORE »
If you’ve had a hard time sticking with a new fitness plan, it’s not too late to start over. It’s difficult, though, when you’re also working towards a better budget. But, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to lose weight. Here are 10 great ways to get fit on a budget:
If it can be reused, I'm going to find a way! Prescription bottles are the perfect size for storing so many things. There are plenty of fun crafts to be found, too. Just be sure to clean the bottles well before you use them. Here are 18 great ways to reuse those prescription containers.
dding tiny changes to your lifestyle is a great way to build up to successful long-term habits. Start small: focus on one new habit to include in your daily life each month until you’ve made a regular practice of it. Start a new habit that will save you money. Break a habit that’s busting your budget.
When I sorted out the shelves in the laundry room, I ran across a few things that would probably seem out of place to most people. Here are 5 more items you may not expect to find in the laundry room:
As a stay-at-home mom for the last 15 years, I’ve always taken on more of the household responsibilities. I do the grocery shopping, I cook, I do clean. Sort of. The hubby has always been awesome about pitching in where he can, but it mostly fell to me as the one who was home all MORE »
Whether you're looking to pay off debts, save for a vacation or deal with a tax or insurance increase, money always seems to get a little tighter in January. Here are 5 fun was to save more money this year:
There are tons of amazing snowflakes to make yourself. The snowflake project for Sandy Hook has ended, but I think the girls and I will try a few more snowflake crafts through the winter. Here are some of my favorites:
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