Helpful tips and hints from a savvy mom who's in the middle of it all.

  1. Avoid Airline Luggage Fees by Bundle Packing

    Dec
    19
    2014

    I recently went on a trip that required us to get on a small prop plane with very limited luggage space. Four people. One week trip. Clothes ranging from swimsuits to formal wear. And only four small carry-on bags allowed. I didn’t think we would be able to do it. Using my usual fold and […]

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  2. Is It Okay to Let Kids Quit?

    Dec
    12
    2014

    Extracurricular activities for the kids can cost a lot of time and money. Believe it or not, sign-ups for spring activities and summer camps are already starting. If you or your child are starting to get underwhelmed, bored, or overwhelmed by the schedule, take a look at this great interview with youth development expert Dr. […]

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  3. Why I’m Abandoning Christmas and Chanukah Cards

    Dec
    10
    2014

    We celebrate Christmas in our house, and every year, right around Thanksgiving, I start to panic. Not only does Thanksgiving Thursday mean quality time for with the family, but it’s also the start-date of the very crazy winter holiday season. There’s the holiday shopping, but then… there’s the race to get the holiday cards out […]

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  4. Kids Learn about Financial Literacy with Elmo

    Dec
    05
    2014

    People are never too young to gain financial literacy. A few years ago, Sesame Street created For You, For Me, For Later, an online resource dedicated to teaching young children about spending, sharing and saving. It is yet another reason I have always loved Sesame Street. If you have a preschooler at home, this is […]

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  5. EMom Year in Review

    Dec
    03
    2014

    In 2014, we set out to find some of the most inspiring EMoms (and Dad) in our area. Ranging from bloggers to deal hunters, reporters and network developers, these entrepreneurial parents have managed to follow their passions and aspirations to grow successful businesses… on their own terms. Take a look at this year’s EMoms (and […]

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  6. 5 Areas to Include in Your Holiday Budget

    Nov
    26
    2014

    Between Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year celebrations, the holiday season can be very expensive. When people begin budgeting for this season, many simply budget money for the gifts. However in reality, a lot of money is being spent every holiday season in areas not related to gift giving at all. Take a look […]

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  7. 5 Great DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

    Nov
    19
    2014

    Brown Thursday, Black Thursday, Cyber Monday… whatever you call it, it’s a whole lot of shopping coming your way. You’ve got one week to prepare your shopping strategy. BUT, before you start spending lots of money on gifts on sale, take a look at some of these great DIY gifts that you can deliver this […]

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