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Letting Your Kids Grow Up…While Still Holding On

Tweet One of the first changes we made to our home when we moved here in the last days of 2003 was preparing the nursery. I was a few months pregnant and had suffered through a miserable start to pregnancy. Seeing the room take shape and knowing that there was a light at the end […]

How to Make Mini Muffins (and not lose your mind)

Tweet “God help you if you are an ugly girl, course too pretty is also your doom, because everyone harbors a secret hatred, for the prettiest girl in the room…” -Ani DiFranco There is a mom at my son’s pre-school who is so tall, so thin, so beautiful (has such a GREAT accent), that I […]

Resourceful Living: Fancast Review

Tweet My daughter was born two months early in the winter of 2004, and while there were many effects of her premature birth that made life as a new mom difficult, the most isolating were the middle of the night feedings. Because of complications, feeding Emma took as long as an hour per feeding. During […]

Fill in the Gaps at TJMaxx: Review and Giveaway

Tweet It’s mid-September. You finished your Back-to-School shopping a month ago…along with your Back-to-School budget. Only now your daughter realizes she doesn’t have a blah-blah-blah or your son really needs a pair of yada yada’s. What’s a mom to do? I was offered a $25 T.J.Maxx gift card to experience the “off-price” shopping experience available […]

A Space of Their Own: How to Cut the Clutter

Tweet I’m on a mission. When my daughter heads off to kindergarten in just a couple of weeks (I refuse to count and give you an accurate number), my mind will be spinning, my heart will be racing, and the tears will be flowing. The last thing I need is for the clutter surrounding me […]

When Back to School Means Being Left Out

Tweet Today my children and I travelled to our favorite value store to purchase the items on my soon-to-be kindergartner’s school supply list. Thankfully, the list was not a mile long, and every item appeared to be a reasonable request, yet somehow we ended up with a cart full of markers, crayons, and folders! About […]

Resourceful Organization

Tweet Just when you thought that the days of large, plastic toys were the most overwhelming obstacle to your attempt to keep order in your home, the land of the little toy emerges. Little People and Weebles turn into Matchbox cars and Barbie shoes and the next thing you know you’re on crutches because you […]

Frugally Fabulous Fashion

Tweet I love to be able to buy the little things in life that make me happy – a Misto from Rita’s, a stuffed animal for my kids, a closer parking space at the theme park – but as they say, the devil is in the details. Paying for the little things in life can […]