Archive for June, 2013


Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list!  1. Early showings at the movie theater I remember when I was a kid, any movie that started before 1:00 p.m. was considered a matinee, and you got in for half price. Nowadays, only […]

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Wishing time away

  I’m pretty sure all parents, at one time or another, have found themselves wishing time away. I know I’m guilty of it. When the kids were newborns I couldn’t wait for them to sleep through the night. When I was nursing Avery, I wanted her to turn one, so I could stop pumping milk […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list!  1. CVS Spray Sunscreen Since it’s the first day of summer an easy, inexpensive sunscreen had to be at the top of my list. I like the CVS spray for quick trips to the […]

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Five ways to save time using social media

I remember back in the early days of social media, when I thought, wow, that sounds like a great way to waste time. As a communications professional, I quickly changed my tune. I’ve been on LinkedIn since 2005, and joined Facebook and Twitter in 2008. Though you can certainly find ways to waste time on social […]

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A summer bob hair cut for a princess

Poor Avery inherited my hair. It’s blonde and fine, which means it tangles easily and looks stringy more often than not. I’ve been wanting to cut it into a bob, and for months, she resisted. “Princesses have long hair, Mommy,” she would tell me. Something changed when we met a sweet three-year-old named Abby at the […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list! 1. Garage trash can Before I had kids, my mom friends warned me that my car would be a disaster. I vowed not to let it happen, and so far, I’ve succeeded.  I think […]

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Finishing preschool

Today is a special day in our house: Clay’s last day of preschool!  A few weeks ago he turned five and after today, I am officially the mom of a kindergartner. I know I sound like my parents, but where does the time go? They had a pizza party in class and since my mom […]

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Saving time and money working at home

I realize I’ve been a bit off-topic lately, but sometimes life pushes you in a different direction. Career change, family issues and loss all seemed more important than giving tips on saving time or money. Life goes by so fast and I want to savor it, which is why I started this blog in the […]

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Best friends forever

Disclosure: This is not a typical “time is money mommy” post. It’s a tribute to my best friend and the man that changed her life forever. “C” and I met in middle school, when she moved to Virginia from Connecticut. We were inseparable, working at the pool snack bar, ordering pizza with the change her […]

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Preschool picnics and poison berries

Clay’s last day of preschool is next week, so they had a class picnic at the park today. Most of the parents came, and hooray, that included me! I love that I don’t need to ask anyone for the time off, and I don’t have to rush back to the office. Unfortunately, I was still […]

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