An Online Game Changing the Way You Save for the Future

Saving doesn’t come naturally to most of us—unless you are one of the lucky few. Being young has its advantages, but knowing the real value of money simply isn’t one of them. It is difficult to watch your friends blow lots of cash on new clothes and toys, or living beyond their means with credit, and not feel like you want to do the same. When you are young and feeling invincible, you probably feel little reason to save, because all of your needs are met, and you still have…

Read More

The Dishes Can Wait…and Other Lies

“They’re only young once.” The words are superimposed on an idyllic picture of a child in nature or a beach with footprints leading to the horizon. There’s always a hazy filter. The bottom caption implores you to leave a counter full of dirty dishes, to eschew housework, to be present for your children for they will grow up before your very eyes. We are reminded that no one has ever said they wish they had spent more time doing housework, and less time with the kids. Don’t feel bad if…

Read More

Spring Clean Your Way to New Jobs for Your Community

Spring cleaning has always been something I have looked forward to. Out with the old, broken and worn out and into clutter free space! While I am cleaning my house I make piles of the stuff that I plan to get rid of, stuff that is trash, stuff I need to sell and stuff that I will donate to the Goodwill. For me, the hardest area of my house to keep clean is the closets. So we set up a donation station by the front door. If anyone in the…

Read More

#RealMomHacks: 10 Simple Steps to Help Your Kids Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

It’s almost time to switch the clocks again, and as amazing as it is to play outside after work because there is still light in the sky, the process of getting to that point can be painful. Luckily for you, I have come up with simple steps for successfully adjusting to daylight savings time. As long as your definition of success is very, very loose. Start sometime in January. By adjusting one minute per day it’ll be easy peasy. After three weeks, realize you were moving the wrong direction. Spring…

Read More

#RealityCheck: I’m a Mom, Not a Maid

I know this is radical thinking (I’m being sarcastic), but honestly – if people actually think that women LIKE cleaning everyone else’s wee off the floors, walls and toilet seats, or that it is somehow solely a woman’s job to do all of the housework, then they can seriously kiss my ass. For one—I could not care less about vacuuming. I mean, I do it, but I honestly do not give a shit about it. I know having a clean and tidy house is a source of great pride for…

Read More