Sibling Rivalry

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Reflecting back on my "growing up" years, I don't remember ever feeling like I had a rivalry with my sister.  She is two years older than me and quite frankly, we got along pretty well.  Sure, we had our moments, but living...
If “staying home” is the new “going out”, why not make it work for your wallet? Being home gives us more opportunities to organize, declutter, and save up – just in time for the holidays. Below are a few...
With the holidays right around the corner, it's time for decking the halls and decking yourself out too. We get into frenzy mode making sure everything is in order for the holiday season, but sometimes we fail to think...
This is part one of a two part series! Spending 9 months or so becoming nice, round and plump is all fun and games when you're pregnant. Who doesn't enjoy the extra poundage when you are incubating a tiny, little...
I'm not sure who decided spring was the time to clean. Maybe with the earth's renewal, the days becoming longer, the change of seasons, it just seems the right time for a fresh start. This is coming from someone...
Did you know that although many state laws don't mandate booster usage beyond age 8, that most children still need them?  A (not so) Fun Fact:  Children ages 5 and older have higher fatality rates in car crashes than...
I love activities with kids that offer up a fun and educational benefit all-in-one! Lately, my son Noah, has been obsessed with drawing "family portraits", and like most young kids, the picture of the family members do not always...
We all know that budgeting and saving is important – but actually putting it into practice is much harder, especially for our kids! Being a parent comes with its own challenges and keeping track of a monthly budget can...
The first time was survival: raptors in the kitchen at Jurassic Park, Battle of Hogwarts, King T'challah fighting for his throne survival. Yep, that's how I would sum up the first 4 months of parenting. Tired is such an...

Halloween Highlights

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Halloween is a holiday that I really like...until I see spiders, cobwebs, bats and other scary creatures all around.  I guess I should re-phrase and say I'm really in it for the candy.  And the apple cider.  And caramel...
January 2020 made some pretty big promises to me. My divorce was finalized, my savings looked great, and my babysitting business was running without any flaws. My son was accepted into preschool in the fall so my plan was...
Raise your hand if you feel that the first week of April here in Oklahoma was a surreal swirl of Crazytown. Oh, good. I'm not the only one. In case you just crawled out of Robbers Cave for the first time...

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