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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. Annual passes for local museums and attractions My kids are lucky, living so close to fun attractions like the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and Sea World. When I was growing up outside […]

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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. Nordstrom Rack for iPhone cases When I bought my iPhone, I really wanted a monogrammed case. I paid way too much for it, Chase laughed at me and it didn’t even hold […]

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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. Living Proof Full Shampoo/Conditioner I have written before about my struggles styling my hair. It’s fine, I’m impatient, so it’s usually not pretty. It looks better when I curl it, but unless […]

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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. Carter’s pajamas at Costco When the kids were infants, I thought Carter’s had the cutest little outfits. My kids outgrew onesies years ago, but I still think Carter’s pajamas are among the […]

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Taking Maternity Leave? Plan Ahead

I have a few friends who are pregnant with their first child, and I’ve often joked that a newborn would be so easy, if only you knew what you were doing. For most of us, maternity leave was a bit of a blur. I was fortunate to take four months off with both of my […]

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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. 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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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. Google Shared Calendar Every family is busy with work and social commitments. I have a cute photo calendar of the kids, but I don’t ever write on it. When events come up, […]

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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. Gymboree Uniform Pants We were going Chase’s cousin’s wedding reception when I realized that Clay didn’t have any pants to wear. I ran to the mall with my Gymboree 20 percent off […]

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Save time and stay organized taking “Notes”

I’ve always been a note taker and a list maker. It’s just who I am. I did well in school by taking good notes, and I stay organized by making lists. But, the notes I’m talking about today are not in a three-ring binder (written in purple ink) like they were in high school, and […]

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

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Ziploc snack size bags to store bulk snacks Before I left my job, I was more than wiling to pay for convenience. Now, I’m a bit more frugal, and I’ve realized that […]

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