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

  1. Planning for Retirement While Caring for Your Kids AND Parents

    Oct
    24
    2014

    As my parents get older, my siblings and are realize that we will be entering the sandwich generation in the very near future. All of us have younger children, which will make being “sandwiched” that much harder financially. Check out this video from CNNMoney for tips on how to plan for your own retirement while caring [...]

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  2. 8 Places Where You Accumulate Unnecessary Junk

    Oct
    22
    2014

    For years, I was under the impression that I needed more storage space in my kitchen. Between appliances, serving dishes and pantry items, I had drawers, counters and cabinets were overflowing! Over the weekend, I decided to go through the kitchen and purge the items that really… I’m never going to use. Between food and [...]

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  3. Must-have Apps for Parents

    Oct
    17
    2014

    Today’s life as a parent can get so incredibly busy. With so much to keep track of, carry, and organize, anything that can make our lives easier is a breath of fresh air. Take a look at these great App recommendations from former Katie’s Corner EMom, Anjali Varma, and start breathing a sigh of relief. [...]

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  4. Affordable Last-Minute, DIY Halloween Ideas

    Oct
    15
    2014

    By Betsy Fein, ClutterBusters!! Is Halloween creeping up on you but you simply don’t have time or money for decorations, pumpkin carving or party planning? Here are several quick-fix ideas that are spooktacular! Decorating with Branches Halloween Style I just love branches and the natural look…and I love how perfectly spooky they can be this [...]

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  5. 4 Steps for Women to Prepare for Retirement

    Oct
    10
    2014

    Retirement is something everyone should prepare for. However, for those who have exited the workforce to care for their families (mostly women), saving up for retirement is especially tricky. Take a look at this video from Kiplinger.com to see what steps should be taken when preparing for retirement. Katie’s Helpful Hint: For more information on [...]

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  6. Cheap and Easy Ways to Improve Your Home

    Oct
    03
    2014

    The cold weather months are coming our way. So while it’s still nice, it may be a great time to get some last minute home improvement projects done. If you’re looking to spruce up your home without spending a lot of money, take a look at these tips from MoneyTalksNews for easy and inexpensive ways [...]

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  7. What To Do With Your Old iPhone

    Sep
    26
    2014

    The iPhone 6 just came out, and bend or now bend, they’re selling like hotcakes! Which leaves millions of abandoned iPhone 4s,4s’ and 5s weeping in a dark and lonely desk somewhere collecting dust. Or not… When you upgrade your smartphone, your old phones can still have a very valuable life. By deactivating only the [...]

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  8. How to Help Your Child Be Organized

    Sep
    24
    2014

    We’re a month into school, and much to my son’s shock, in an effort to prepare the kids in his 5th grade class for middle school, the teachers have really stepped up the homework and projects. Up until now, the expectations for completing his school work were pretty manageable for him. Set assignments each night [...]

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