Living in a Coupon Cave

There was a very small window of my life where I was great about using coupons. My mom would show up at my house with a baggie filled with coupons for things like Suave shampoo and Pampers Pull-Ups, and I would proudly march into Target or Walmart armed with my little paper arsenal. My best…

Resourceful Technology – Mozy f...

Where are the pictures you took of your toddler trying to give your baby a bottle? How about that shot of your first child crossing the stage at pre-school graduation? Safely stored on your computer? Safely? Really? If you’re like me you know just enough about computers to be dangerous. The fact of the matter…

Gift Organization with Gift Elephant

In February I threw my daughter a fun Pinakalicious 5th birthday party and really felt like I was organized. I bought the thank you cards at the same time as the invitations, and I actually sat down and wrote each and every thank you at the end of the party. They’re still sitting on my…

Finding Money

Once when I was a graduate student I went to lunch with my intern supervisor. As we were crossing a busy Philadelphia street, we both saw three hundred dollar bills folded together and lying on the street. We nearly pushed each other into traffic as we dove for the money, both of us desperate for…

Resourceful Spring Cleaning

All winter long I avoid cleaning. My clutter builds up and I focus on disinfecting the kitchen and the bathrooms rather than maintaining the entire house. But then something magical happens. Spring arrives, I pull back the curtains, open the windows…and grab my dust cloth! There is nothing to me like the smell of fresh…

Resourceful E-mail Management Tip

Like many of you, I am bogged down in e-mails. Exciting opportunities sometimes get lost in between blog comments, sneaky spam, pics from family, and marketing e-mails. Just when I think I’m catching up on sorting and responding to e-mail, I suddenly realize I’ve got 300 unread messages and at least as many that I’ve…

Organizing with Bins and Baskets

Cross-posted at Family Eden’s blog, FamilyEden.Net Many of us make New Year’s resolutions every January, and often those goals involve organizing our homes and removing clutter from our lives. This is a long standing goal of mine, but with a small house and a two pre-schoolers, freeing my home of clutter is a difficult task….

Micro-Blog Monday: Resourceful Cleaning

Welcome to Micro-Blog Monday – a little bit of resourcefulness to start your week off right. One of the best ways to minimize the time you spend cleaning is to reduce the dirt in your home. We’ve all been told that removing our shoes when we come into the house cuts down on 50% of…

Time to Be Resourceful

When I created this website I chose the name Resourceful Mommy because I fully intended the content to be useful, clever, helpful – maybe even a little enjoyable. But lately I’ve been so overwhelmed with keeping track of my own “to-do” list that I’ve been of no help to anyone else. Today that is going…

Are You Blissfully Domestic?

Recently I became a contributing writer for the Family Bliss Channel of the awesome e-magazine, Blissfully Domestic. I’m sure most of you have spent many hours reading BD and learning about anything from getting the most out of your coupons to following the latest fall fashions to tips for buying a domain name . But…

Tricks of the Trade: A No Fight Way t...

The fall colors are back – the bright yellow of the school buses, the orange and gold of the falling leaves, and the red in my daughter’s cheeks as I tell her it’s time to clean out her closet to prepare to go back to school. I remember sobbing over large plastic containers as I…

Tricks of the Trade: Solutions for Cr...

If you’re like me and you’ve got a kid in pre-school, you know that back to school time means the return of craft clutter. I’m pretty sure that the teachers at my children’s school held a contest last year to see who could send home the most projects. We had melted plastic jewelry, glittered cardboard…