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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my […]

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5 Fun Activities for Toddlers

5 Fun Things Toddlers

Make play and learning a dynamic duo. Try out one of these mom-friendly activities with your toddler and make some great memories. The toddler years can be so much fun! Oh my! There’s so much to do and explore. And even a cardboard box or a roll of tape can provide hours of entertainment. Truly. […]

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Bon Courage!

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You don’t need luck. You need courage. Years ago I stopped using the phrase, Good luck. Unless I was being sarcastic, of course. “Good luck with that” is probably a pet saying of mine, but I don’t use the phrase seriously. I don’t really buy it. Yes, there is chance, but I don’t think that […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. photo credit: Sharon Leppellere I don’t post too many pictures of myself, but this week I had the chance for a professional photo shoot, so why not? The afternoon was probably the highlight of my week. My friend Sharon is lots of fun, so I’m always […]

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7 Creative Uses for School Supplies

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School supplies aren’t just for school. Consider these ways to make the most of back to school sales and BTS clearance racks. Now is the season to pick up some great deals on school and office supplies. As you know, places like Walmart and Target have been hawking their wares for months. The back to school season […]

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How to Live Within Your Means

How to Live Within Your Means - Are you on a mission to steward your finances better? Want to make sure there

Are you on a mission to steward your finances better? Want to make sure there’s some room at the end of your rope each month? Consider these tips for living within your means. A few weeks ago I gave a mini lecture on the dangers of carrying debt. Yes, I know some people have what they […]

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Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love

Lunchbox Treats

Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert. When I was a kid the idea of a treat in my lunch box was a Ding Dong or a Twinkie. I think my parents only bought them that first week of school. There’s no way our budget […]

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Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.  Head on over to Good Cheap Eats to see how you can get your hands on one of these great shopping bags. I love them! Supplies are limited to 50, so don’t dawdle.

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