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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 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...

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Save Summer with these Top 5 Summer Activities for Kids

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...

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Break Away from Bottled Water in 3 Easy Steps

There are many reasons to stop buying bottled water. Most of the arguments against it center around the environment. While I agree that is important, it isn’t what fueled my decision. My recent choice to stop buying bottled water is purely selfish. But breaking away is hard – so how do you kick the bottled water habit? Yes, saving money is important. The trouble is, bottled water is so convenient! I don’t have to...

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Working Mom v. Super Mom: How do we get it right?

Today was my daughter’s fourth-grade play. And I missed it because I was at work. I was so heartbroken, I cried. This isn’t the first time I’ve cried at my desk, and I’m sure it isn’t the last. It’s harder than I thought to find a balance between work and family. Lately, I feel like she’s growing up so fast. Where did the toddler years go? Oh, how I miss those sleepless nights! (Never thought you’d hear...

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