As a working mom, life is full of challenges. If I’m being honest, there are some days I’m not even sure I’ll make it to bedtime! Between packing lunches, juggling daycare, sick kids and household chores, making time to progress in your career can seem a laughable pursuit. I’m here to tell you there is hope. It is possible to manage a successful career while being a “Super Mom.” With these 6 skills, you really“Top 6 Must-Have Skills to Master Life as a Working Mom”
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 clothes, and fancy restaurant meals – and that’s enough to send me over the edge. Why can’t I have that?“How to be Happy (Even when you’re Broke)”
This week I have a very special treat for you all. My daughter Nora wanted to contribute to the blog and she wrote this one completely by herself! (Proud mom moment!) She’s 11 years old and in the fifth grade. And she tells me all the time that “you shouldn’t start a sentence with the word ‘and’” (and I do vaguely remember that was my academic days) but… I do it anyway. (Sorry Nora!) Without further“4 Easy (and Cheap!) Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs”
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.
After months (or years!) of paying off debt and saving money, deciding to buy your first home can be one of the most exciting times in your adult life. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for that excitement to be overshadowed by confusion and overwhelm.
Movie night is one of our favorite low-budget date nights. The trouble is, my husband and I often disagree on what movie to watch. Do you have that problem? (Oh, please say we’re not the only ones that can’t agree on a movie to watch! HA!) There’s no question that Andrew and I are different. He’s your typical guy – he likes all the Marvel superhero movies, the Lord of the Rings, and others that“5 Awesome Movies for Date Night He’ll Actually Watch”
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 made it. It’s a little overwhelming. In fact, a few years ago I swore off resolutions – I never stuck“Overcome the Guilt of a New Year Resolution”
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 loss doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are so many diet and exercise programs out there (some good, some“5 Best Ways to Lose Weight on a Budget”
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 the school’s open house, I know the start of school is near and I’m dreading it. Normally I look forward to meeting her teacher and seeing her excitement as she checks out the new“How to Survive the First Week Back to School”
Can you believe summer is half over? I know, I don’t want to believe it either. I wish the summer months would go on and on and… But before summer is over and the kids head back to school, here are some must-do budget friendly activities to get the most out of summer vacation. Neighborhood bike parade (parents.com) – Kids love the freedom that comes with being able to ride their bike. Celebrate that by“Save Summer with these Top 5 Summer Activities for Kids”