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In what many consider to be a truly crazy move, I left my paying lawyer job at the age of 40 to go back to school to become a teacher. A giant reason I am able to do this...
With the New Year in full swing, many people are resolving to save money, "go green" or live a healthier lifestyle. One item, which is probably in your home right now, can help with all three of these goals. Vinegar is extremely...
I am a work-in-progress. One of the ways this is most obvious is with opinions I had to call myself out on. From etiquette to life goals, here’s a brief list of things I used to believe were meaningful,...
The beloved game can be so fun yet cause playful fights between friends and family. Well, if you’ve ever played with some of the people I have then you would understand. I enjoy playing the White Elephant Game, but I...
Disclosure :: Teaching our children about money, let alone saving money, is definitely a topic of interest for moms in our community. Today we are excited to bring you this sponsored post with some tips from the experts over...
In May of 2010, when I was still living in New York City, I was running a couple of last minute errands before leaving for a 9 day trip touring Italy with my mom and sister. On the way...
It is a Tuesday evening, and I am seated in an auditorium surrounded by women I admire from afar for their absolute commitment and dedication to our community. All around me are ladies who generously share their time and talents with the members of...
When I was a kid, I remember the excitement of summer. Week after week of free time; the possibilities were endless! As an adult, I still feel that way, especially since I'm a teacher which means I have a...
When you think of couponing, do you imagine the Extreme Couponers from TLC with their huge binders filled with coupons and five grocery carts full causing registers to lock up upon checkout?  It can all be very intimidating, so...
Did you know that you can get a TON of free stuff on your birthday?? My birthday is just a couple of weeks away. Any day now, my email will begin to fill up with free appetizers, desserts, etc. from...
One of the most empowering things I’ve ever done for myself was assert myself at a mechanic’s shop when the salesman tried to sell me on an oil change and tune up in addition to my tire rotation and...
I’ll admit it…as soon as we found out we were expecting a baby girl, I went a little overboard in the shopping department. As a first time mommy to be, little did I know that as newborns, babies pretty...
Do you know how much college will cost in 18 years? The answer may be hard to fathom. For those of us who have attended college, we probably have a hard time remembering exactly how much it cost. In...
Who doesn't want to save money? I will admit that people who say "I would rather just spend the money and save the time of trying to figure all of that out!" just make me a little ill. Truly,...