Look Like A Million, Spend A Minimum

Look Like A Million, Spend A Minimum Image source Christmas is absolutely packed with parties, gatherings and social events but because it’s Christmas you are as broke as one of Santa’s elves on a Boxing Day morning. It’s Catch 22. It’s one of life’s biggest cruelties. It’s a disaster beyond first-world comprehension and it’s totally avoidable. That’s right. We said it is totally avoidable. As in, yes, you can still look as stylish as … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Kids’ Sports Equipment Tidy in Any Car

Keeping Your Kids' Sports Equipment Tidy in Any Car From the moment your kids joined the team it seems like balls, jerseys, water bottles and gear have overtaken your house, garage and vehicle. You find yourself tripping over little league baseball bats , basketballs and soccer balls and feeling buried under dirty laundry. But it doesn't have to be this way. Consider the following tips to keep your kids' sports equipment organized in any … [Read more...]

Read This To Save Your Marriage

Read This To Save Your Marriage There’s a big difference between the occasional minor spat between a married couple and deep rooted issues that can sink a relationship. While it can be difficult to fathom at first, a marriage is less of a formal bond and more of something that needs to be actively worked on to stay healthy. As a result, when things begin to sour, it’s key to take active steps to try and bring things back to where they … [Read more...]

4 Easy Hair Styles for Kids and How To Do Them

4 Easy Hair Styles for Kids and How To Do Them Parenting is one challenge after another. Your children evolve and grow everyday, and as soon as you feel like you've figured out what they like, their tastes change. Finding a hairstyle that they love — and that you can accomplish — is one of those challenges. Thankfully, there are great-looking kids' styles that are easy to create and sure to please even your pickiest customers. Here are four of … [Read more...]

Hacks For Getting The Kids To Sleep Through The Night

Hacks For Getting The Kids To Sleep Through The Night One of the biggest torture devices of parenthood is sleepless nights. From the moment you bring your baby home from the hospital until they are of preschool age, you don’t sleep. The only way that you can get some shut eye as a parent, especially a parent of young children, is to take the night shifts one at a time and try and snatch sleep where you can. The trouble with the phrase … [Read more...]

Saving For College the Easy Way #TakeSimpleSteps

Thank you to Country Financial for sponsoring this conversation. All opinions are my own.   These days the price of everything is on the rise from a gallon of gas to groceries and the cost of college for our kids is no exception. Like most parents, I want to give my children every opportunity possible, including college, but with it becoming harder and harder to save for everyday things, how do we begin to save for our children's college … [Read more...]

Buying vs. Building a Home: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each

Buying vs. Building a Home: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each It’s one of the oldest questions around when it comes to real estate: Should you buy or build a home? The answer isn’t always cut and dry. There are definite advantages and disadvantages to both approaches. Here are a few things worth keeping in mind according to landcentury.com  if you’re deciding whether to buy or build your next home. What’s Your Timeline? Time is a huge … [Read more...]

3 Things to Check to Maintain Tire Safety | Cooper Tires Experience

3 Things to Check to Maintain Tire Safety | Cooper Tires Experience Sample received. All opinions are my own. Tires are often times overlooked when checking the overall driving condition of a vehicle, especially by younger drivers. When my two oldest began driving, one of the first things we did was to put a new set of tires on the car. Why? Because my husband and I both realize that the tires are the only thing connecting their car to … [Read more...]

Extra Things To Consider Before Choosing A Career

Extra Things To Consider Before Choosing A Career   When it comes to choosing a career path, it isn’t just about what you love to do. Reality sets in, and you have to consider the logistics as well. Here’s a little food for thought on the extra details your job hunt should involve. Whether You Can Keep Up with Physical Demands A lot of jobs involve heavy lifting, whether that be physically or mentally. However, a lot of jobs … [Read more...]

Kitchen Creations with Roasted Turkey

Kitchen Creations with Roasted Turkey You might think that turkey is only for the Thanksgiving holiday; but such a wonderful, protein-filled meat ought to be available year-round, as it has many advantages over some of the other meats in your freezer. Turkey is a great source of lean protein, for example, which means you can get the muscle-repairing nutrient into your system without the added calories and fats that often come with red … [Read more...]