Archive for September, 2013


Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Grocery store bulk discounts on alcohol I swear, despite my posts on how to save money on booze, I really don’t drink that much. But, we entertain, I go to girls’ nights, […]

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School Volunteering…From Home

I have so much respect for teachers. How they can handle 22 five-year-olds and keep them quiet long enough to learn anything, I’ll never know. Other than chaperoning field trips, I don’t remember parents volunteering much in school when I was a kid, but it’s pretty common now due to larger class sizes and fewer […]

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So Many Jobs, So Little Time

Parents wear many hats. Some have jobs in an office, others work from home or stay home with their kids, but I don’t think any of us would say we have just one job. You could be a lawyer and a mom, a teacher and a dad, whatever. Then you throw in coaching your kid’s […]

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Friday Five – Favorite Stores Edition

I’m doing something a little different for the Friday Five today: highlighting some of my favorite stores that can help save you time and money. Everyone knows I love Costco’s prepared food, Fresh & Easy’s coupons and Target’s red card, but here are a few others, both brick-and-mortar and online. 1. Home Goods My friend, […]

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Jean Chatzky Features Time is Money Mommy Guest Post

I’ve watched financial expert, Jean Chatzky, on the Today Show for years and always admired her. I follow her on Twitter, so when she tweeted this summer that she was accepting guest blog posts, I wrote in right away. I was thrilled that she (and her amazing team member, Arielle) liked my post. It was […]

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Still feeling lucky on 9/11

Note: I originally wrote this post on 9/11/2012, and I’m still feeling very fortunate today. I sat down to write something funny about my kids, but I just didn’t have it in me today. It seems irresponsible to ignore such a horrific day in our nation’s history. One that affected me for years, but I’ve […]

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Five Easy Ways to Boost Your Savings

I know how hard it is to build up a savings account. Even when you make a good living, it seems like there are always unexpected expenses. A broken garage door, cracked toilet and money for kindergarten field trips…that was just the past week in our house, and I’m sure you’ve all been there. That […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. The Wet Brush My sister-in-law was visiting last week, and she has a lot of hair. It takes hours for a professional to dry it, and it is wavy so it tangles […]

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One Fun Summer

After having my brother in town last week, I’ve been catching up on work this week, so I haven’t had much time to write. Today, I finally got around to downloading photos from my phone. Strangely enough, the last time I did it was the last day of preschool. This post is really for me […]

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