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Tips for Easier Weeknight Dinners

The kids have been back to school for literally a day and we’re trying to pace ourselves. The after nap, post-school pick up, homework, pre-dinner chaos is real. We try to eat at home as much as possible. It’s better on our bellies and our budget. But, without a plan for feeding the family it […]

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Mom and Dad Get Allowances

I’m 36 years old and I am going to start getting an allowance. Like it is for a lot of couples, money is a hot topic in my marriage. We met living on loans in law school and in the intervening 11 years, our finances combined. Over this time our budget has grown and shrunk […]

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We Couldn’t Afford to Pay for College. And it’s not the end of the world.

I remember thinking when our babies were born that college seemed far off. People told us we should start saving right away, especially after we had five babies in about six years. But there was always something else–paying for graduate school, buying our first home, braces, summer camp, the list goes on. And then, one […]

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How to Shop from Home and Save Money

How I Save Money Shopping From Home

I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I’m getting older and I don’t like crowds as much. Or the fact that I am a mom of two small children and the thought of shopping in public gives me anxiety, but nowadays the majority of my shopping is done at home, online. Not to take […]

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Hi, I’m A Mom – and a Pizza Delivery Gal

As my kids were getting older and the fog cleared from my diaper changing days, I realized the possibility of me heading back to the workforce wasn’t sure a far-fetched idea anymore. I found myself excited about the concept and then suddenly on the verge of tears to be wishing away my baby bearing/wearing days. […]

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