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How to be Happy (Even when you’re Broke)

As a busy wife and mother, sometimes I struggle with being happy. When you add in the weight of debt, budgeting, and the busyness of life, it seems impossible to be happy when you’re broke.  And then I see pictures on Facebook of all the fun my friends are having – vacations, beach trips, new“How to be Happy (Even when you’re Broke)”

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3 Easy Spring Cleaning Hacks You Need to Know

This isn’t going to be your typical “spring cleaning” article. You see, I’m much too busy to spend a lot of time deep-cleaning my home. I mean, I struggle with the basics of keeping up with the dishes and tackling the “paper clutter monster” that always seems to spiral out of control.

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Overcome the Guilt of a New Year Resolution

The new year elicits all sorts of images and emotions in us.  Most prominently is the idea that a new year’s resolution (or several!) must be made.  Just in the past two weeks, I’ve come across hundreds of articles about how to make a new year’s resolution and how to stick to the resolution once you’ve“Overcome the Guilt of a New Year Resolution”

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5 Best Ways to Lose Weight on a Budget

It’s the start of a new year and for many that means our ambition to accomplish new and amazing things has kicked into high gear. Many of us choose weight loss as our goal and, if you’re not careful, that goal can derail your budget faster than you can say “hold the mayo.” But weight“5 Best Ways to Lose Weight on a Budget”

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Budget Fitness: Best Free Workout Videos

With the holidays here, money is tight. It seems like I’m always forgetting to budget for something: extra money in the grocery budget for holiday dinners and get-togethers is my biggest downfall this year. And with tight budgets, it’s tough to justify spending money on a gym membership. Health is important and definitely deserves a“Budget Fitness: Best Free Workout Videos”

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How to Survive the First Week Back to School

As a working mom, the first week back to school is always stressful. Probably we could make it easy and hit up takeout a few nights, but when you’re watching your spending… well… that just isn’t an option. With tonight being Girl Marvelous’ open house, I know the start of school is near and I’m“How to Survive the First Week Back to School”

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How to Make a Cheap Camping Kit

As a kid, my family and I went on numerous camping trips.  In hindsight, it was a great source of free family fun (since we camped at a relatives wooded property up north). But the first time I went camping as an adult I learned a hard lesson: camping as an adult is a lot“How to Make a Cheap Camping Kit”

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