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

  1. Why I Hate Goodie Bags

    Sep
    17
    2014

    I hate goodie bags. There I said it. The very mention of goodie bags, sends me into a complete tizzy, with tribal war cries going off in my head and all. I’ve talked to so many moms out there, and I have to say, I’m having a hard time finding even one who think goodie [...]

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  2. Motivating Kids to Do Chores

    Sep
    12
    2014

    The look on my kids’ faces when I brought out the chore chart was priceless. It was shock, panic, and disbelief, followed by a much too long stream of complaining and the dramatic “It’s Not Fair” speech. Sorry kiddos, but part of being a family is doing chores and contributing to the household. My husband [...]

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  3. How to Protect Your Kids’ Futures – Without You

    Sep
    10
    2014

    *Downer Alert!* Over the past couple of years, I’ve had too many friends struggle with cancer, severe illness, and unexpected serious accidents. Most of these friends are women under 40, and many have children under 10 years old. Thankfully, some of them have become survivors and are now living healthy, happy lives. A few are [...]

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  4. What Kind of Couponer are You?

    Sep
    05
    2014

    I’m the worst couponer ever. I go through the motions of perusing the Sunday paper, even print out online coupons with the best intentions of saving loads of cash. The result? I go to the store and my coupons are sitting on my kitchen counter. Every once in a while I’ll actually remember to bring [...]

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  5. EMom of the Month: WUSA’s Monika Samtani – Reporter, Media Consultant, and Entrepreneur

    Sep
    03
    2014

    Meet September’s EMom of the Month, Monika Samtani! You may know her as your friendly traffic reporter from the WUSA9 Morning Show. But at Katie’s Corner, we know her as Monika – one of Montgomery County’s great entrepreneurial moms. Through her media coaching company, Ms. Media, and networking organization, Launch Network, this award-winning journalist, media [...]

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  6. Organize Your Photos First, Save Money Later!

    Aug
    27
    2014

    by Jody Al-Saigh, Picture Perfect Organizing As a Professional Organizer, I help clients organize all areas of their home. Though I specialize in photo organizing, I often help clients organize their basements, closets, kitchens or bedrooms in an effort to help them lead more productive and less stressful day-to-day lives. One added value to organizing is [...]

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  7. 5 Fun Activities to End the Summer

    Aug
    20
    2014

    It’s the last week of summer vacation. Camps are out and school sneak peak is on Friday. If you’re looking for fun activities to fill your last few days of summer, check out some of these local places for really fun activities to do with the kids. Make Meaning Check out Make Meaning on Bethesda [...]

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  8. How to Get Rid of Bank and Credit Card Fees

    Aug
    15
    2014

    Credit card fees infuriate me.  I always feel like I’m being nickel and dimed.   Well, it turns out that some of those fees can actually be reversed.  Take a look at this video from Money Talk News to see what you can do to eliminate some of your credit card fees, and save yourself some [...]

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