Career · Life

4 great blogs to boost your financial I.Q.

One of my goals for 2017 is to read more and learn more.  I’ve been slowly churning my way through parenting and business books, but I also enjoy being able to read shorter articles on a daily basis.  I often pick up a few pearls of wisdom from shorter pieces that I can put to immediate… Continue reading 4 great blogs to boost your financial I.Q.

Life

Emergency preparation: 8 steps to setting up your emergency water supply

Preparing for emergencies is a high priority task that most people tend to put off.  In an attempt to make the emergency preparation project more manageable, I decided to break it up into small chunks.  Because having enough water is so critical in an emergency, I elected to tackle the emergency water storage first.  The… Continue reading Emergency preparation: 8 steps to setting up your emergency water supply

Life

5 Father’s Day gifts that dads may actually like and use

The consensus amongst my friends is that men are hard to shop for!  My husband usually says that he doesn’t “need” anything because he’s more interested in shopping for the big toys (like cars and watches).  However, what dad doesn’t like to receive something unique and/or useful for Father’s Day that falls outside the categories… Continue reading 5 Father’s Day gifts that dads may actually like and use

Life · Motherhood

5 children’s birthday party favors that last longer than 5 minutes

Most children’s birthday party favors have a play life of five minutes and will inevitably collect at the bottom of toy bins and later in landfills.  With my son’s 4th birthday party coming up, I was brainstorming for party favors that are more environmentally friendly and/or have a longer play life.  Here are 5 children’s birthday party favors… Continue reading 5 children’s birthday party favors that last longer than 5 minutes

Motherhood

Why I stopped buying educational toys for my children

In our achievement-driven society, many parents are trying their best to hasten the intellectual development of their children to give them an academic edge.  My sister-in-law told me that preschoolers in her community were already doing book reports.  At my son’s preschool, my husband overheard a parent telling the teacher that her three-year-old daughter can count to 100.  When he… Continue reading Why I stopped buying educational toys for my children

Style

5 Stylish and comfortable shoes for work

I’ve come to the sad realization that most of the shoes I owned prior to having kids will likely not see the light of day anytime soon.  I’m talking about the fun and sexy high heels  that are oh so cute but are totally impractical and only marginally comfortable.  My neglected slingbacks and d’Orsay are still sitting in… Continue reading 5 Stylish and comfortable shoes for work