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…

June 29, 2009
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Resourceful Technology – Mozy for Moms

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…

June 15, 2009
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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…

June 15, 2009
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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…

June 14, 2009
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Resourceful Mommy, How Does Your Garden Grow?

I have always wanted a vegetable garden. This spring when I wrote about the Oasis garden, I was excited to get one for my family and to finally get started growing my own veggies! Around the same time I was able to offer my readers (and myself) a discount on Backyard Leisure cedar playsets, so…

June 7, 2009
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Resourceful Summer Projects

Who is ready for some DIY home renovations with Resourceful Mommy? A couple of years ago we had work done on our living room and dining room – the only time a professional painter has ever set foot in my house – and while I love it…we still have this big, blank space. I’ve been…

May 31, 2009
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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…

April 21, 2009
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