Category Archives: Mom Tips
Unfortunately we often don’t consider emergency funds until it’s too late. So go ahead and start working on yours today. Read the rest of this entry
I knew that where the items ended up would make a huge difference in terms of my everyday sanity.
If the things I used most weren’t in easy-to-reach areas, I could be frustrated just trying to make a one-pot dinner for my family.
Here’s how I did it. Read the rest of this entry
Mornings around here are pretty crazy. I get a little knot in my stomach when I first wake up on weekday mornings, as I know what is in store for me. Rushing, reminding, and stress – this is how our day starts. Oh yes, and the agitation, as we all try to complete the same goal – getting out the door with the needed items for the day. It’s a terrible feeling when I realize that someone has left their lunch or homework on the counter. Read the rest of this entry
1. Think Positive: Budgeting isn’t something you should dread, it’s actually extremely freeing. Instead of worrying about your purchases you can rest easy knowing your spending has been budgeted for. Read the rest of this entry
As a mom of four I have learned so much about timing. When it comes to the “right” time to teach kids about money, I would have to say it’s never too soon to start. Children learn at an exceptionally fast rate from birth to age five. Because of this, I would recommend talking to your children about money when they are toddlers. To begin with, I would keep it very conversational. Read the rest of this entry
No matter how large or small your family, or the age of the kids, Mom is, ultimately, the keeper of the calendar. Teens often take responsibility for their own schedule, but Mom still needs to know their schedules.
But with only 24-hours in a day, how do we wrestle ourselves free of seeing ourselves overbooked …again. Read the rest of this entry
One of the most worrisome things for parents when school starts is wondering whether or not your child will like his or her teacher. I was always anxious to hear about the new teacher after the first day of school, and I crossed my fingers that things went well and they love their new teacher! Read the rest of this entry
But, there are ways to lighten the load and enjoy the satisfaction of being a more productive family. Here’s how:
Still, I try to make sure that my husband and my father both know that we are thinking about them and appreciate them being in our lives by sharing a sweet sentiment and perhaps a few spicy nuts.
These rosemary spiced nuts are the ticket. There is plenty of complexity in this crunchy nut, kick of spice and just a tad bit of sweet hidden under all of it. Plus they’re great for fathers who live across country because they’ll ship well. Read the rest of this entry
As I type this my husband is busy putting together the final pieces of an outdoor patio set for our new patio and pergola. Finally, after years of planning, we’ll be able to dine outside on more than just a blanket in the grass. There is much rejoicing going on.
Considering we’ll be spending a fair deal of time eating outside, it only makes sense that we would also do the cooking outside as well. Grilling season, here we come. But not before we give our grill a bit of a once-over and make sure it’s ready to perform. Read the rest of this entry