Archives for February 2014

Trash to Treasure Dining Room Set

My semi-flexible hours have made it possible to frequent local thrift stores during the day every few weeks. Much of what I see is absolute junk, but some of it, upon second glance, has promise with just a little tweaking on my part. Saving money on thrift store (and even curbside) furniture helps with our […]

Saving Money on Groceries With Meal Planning and Once a Week Shopping

When I looked at our budget recently, I noticed that over the past few months, our family’s food spending kept creeping higher and higher. Right away, I saw that we were making several trips (usually 2 or 3 or sometimes more) to the grocery store each week. In addition, there were usually a couple of […]

Organizing Your Work and Family Calendars

In my almost nine-year marriage to my husband we haven’t argued about many things. We don’t bicker about money or putting dirty laundry in the hamper. There aren’t many dishes stand-offs or laundry pile ups. The thing that we go around and around about is the family calendar. My husband is a computer geek. He […]

Easy Beef and Black Bean Quesadillas

Jennifer Williams shared this recipe over on her blog, and I wanted to share it with you all so you can add it to your meal plan for next week…trust me, you’ll want to. (Recipe reposted with permission) And if you don’t meal plan, we’ll be sharing the money-saving benefits of it soon! Anyway, they’re […]

Use Your Mom Skills to Fill Your Empty Nest with a Rewarding Career

The kids are getting older, and it’s time to start thinking about what to do with your new free time. However, you’re not ready to grab the knitting needles and settle into a rocking chair. Luckily, you don’t have to. Instead, you can leverage your mom skills to launch a new career. The Mom Calendar […]

Making Successful Life Changes and Reaching Your Goals

How’s it going with your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you attempt to lose those last 20 pounds, quit smoking or get organized? The Top Ten list of New Year’s Resolutions does not seem to change much over the years, which means that many people keep trying over and over again. Setting goals and following through […]

Tips On How To Keep Your House Clean

I like things to be neat and tidy. Working full-time makes keeping my home in that state a challenge. I would love to hire a housekeeper, but until I get a significant increase in pay or win the lottery, that isn’t possible. In an effort to maintain my sanity I’ve come up with four tips […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Who else will be serving cupcakes and corralling sticky faces and fingers today?  

Healthy Lunch Ideas For Busy, Working Moms

As a mom, one who works at home and that has to make sure she eats throughout the day (or my sugar drops drastically), I have to try and make a healthy breakfast and lunch that sustains me. We all know how easy it is to grab some chips, drink your lunch or skip it […]

Seven Tips For Working At Home (With Kids)

When I tell people that I work from home, I can see the thoughts flashing through their minds: “She gets to wear yoga pants all day.” “I’ll bet she can just sit and watch TV while she’s working.” “Her job can’t be that hard if she does it from home.” Many people don’t realize that […]