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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Save Money Tailgating

    Sep
    19
    2014

             The Redskins and Ravens are back in play.  And this week, BOTH the Nationals and the Orioles are NL and AL East Champs!  I’m sooo hoping for a Battle of the Beltway World Series.  In the meantime, can anyone say TAILGATE!!!!  If you are planning on having a pre-game tailgate, check [...]

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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