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

  1. 5 Ways to Save While Dining Out with the Kids

    Apr
    23
    2014

    Some people think I’m nuts, but I’m a huge fan of taking kids out to restaurants. Not every night, but often enough where the kids don’t consider eating out, out of the ordinary. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for having much healthier meals at home.  However, the restaurant experience can teach your kids [...]

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  2. Has the Baby Industry Been Scamming Us?

    Apr
    18
    2014

    I remember being a new mom and being completely overwhelmed by the number of baby items I “needed” to have. Car seat, place to sleep, clothes, diapers, absolutely a necessity. However, that diaper wipe warmer? Maybe not so much. In the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch article, “10 Things the Baby Product Industry Won’t Tell [...]

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  3. The Hidden Costs of Road Trips

    Apr
    16
    2014

    Planes, trains, and automobiles… Which way is the cheapest way to travel may vary depending on where you’re going. If you are traveling to a place that is within your tolerated driving distance, skipping the airport and doing a road trip instead is tempting. However, when looking at the total cost, the most economical way [...]

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  4. Surviving Your Midlife Crisis

    Apr
    11
    2014

    Midlife crises work in bizarre ways. It’s that weird time when you realize that you’ve actually grown-up, matured and carry a fair amount of responsibility in life, be it at work, family, or the community. However, there’s still this deep-rooted need to hang on to the youthful and carefree rock star within that directly conflicts [...]

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  5. 5 Ways to Get Rid of Your Electronics – Safely

    Apr
    09
    2014

    According to the EPA, US households have an average of 24 electronic devices per household. With new devices continuously being released, the rate at which technologies become obsolete is getting faster. Meanwhile, that pile of obsolete electronic media you have in your office is rapidly becoming a mountain. Many, if not all of your devices [...]

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  6. My Kids are Making Me Poor

    Apr
    04
    2014

    Let’s be real. Kids are great, and I couldn’t live without mine. However, parenting is a tough job and kids are expensive. With all of the tough decisions that we have to make as parents, and the financial investments we make for our kids, people often wonder, what’s the secret recipe to raising successful children? [...]

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  7. EMom of the Month: Jesica Roman, Executive Director of Baby’s Bounty MC

    Apr
    02
    2014

    Meet April’s Entrepreneurial Mom of the Month, Jesica Roman. Jesica is the Executive Director of Baby’s Bounty Montgomery County, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides essential clothing and gear to babies born into low income families for their health, safety, and well-being. Recipients of Baby’s Bounty Montgomery County include infants born to victims of domestic [...]

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  8. Drive an SUV? Pay More for Parking

    Mar
    28
    2014

    Think the price of parking is out of control?  If you drive an SUV, it may be getting worse.  Whether the reason is space, environmental, or strictly business, there is a growing trend in some US big cities (including some lots in DC), where you may be charged more to park because you drive an [...]

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  9. 5 Secrets to Decorating Your Home for Less

    Mar
    26
    2014

    Decorating and furnishing your home can be really fun, but it can also be expensive. Furniture can set you back hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars. Looking to re-upholster so you don’t need to pay for the new sofa? Hmmm… you may want to re-think that. The cost to re-upholster furniture can be just as expensive [...]

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  10. 10 Home Improvement Projects that Add Value to Your Home

    Mar
    21
    2014

    When you own a home, it seems like the list of home improvement projects is never ending. At times, it can also feel like the money your spending to do all of these projects is being flushed down the toilet (literally). Never fear, there is some hope. Depending on what kind of home improvement you’re [...]

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