I have a confession: I love clothes and I LOVE to shop!! Earlier this year, I blogged about our family getting serious about reining in our spending and one of the things that had to change was my shopping habit....
Lately I've been contemplating how I feed my family. I work hard to stock my kitchen with healthy snacks. Soda is a rare treat, baked goods are typically homemade, and I (almost) always home-cook meals. I try to avoid high fructose corn...
Ever since it was legal for me to work, I had a job and often times I had two. I always enjoyed working and have had so many jobs, I can't even count them all. When I started dairy...
What is it about summertime that sends my grocery budget flying out the window? I’ve noticed our grocery bill, and food costs in general tend to increase during the summer months. I guess it could be due to all the...

Teaching Kids About Money

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Money can be a sensitive topic, am I right?! But, it doesn't always have to be, especially when it comes to guiding and teaching our children. While I don’t think it’s necessary to divulge every detail of our finances to...
I am a natural spender! I love to shop and love the feel of new things (clothes, shoes, household items, etc.) in my hands. I am also an impatient shopper and don’t like waiting for things that I want....
I'm always on top of finding deals when it comes to acquiring clothing for my kids. It helps that children's clothing is typically less expensive, however it's also become second nature to me to really dig for the best...
We know that it can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to feeding our families. When you are contending with picky eaters, time constraints, and sleep deprivation, meal planning and food prep can often...

Gaga for Goodwill

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A few weeks before starting  my new job, I realized that my current wardrobe, heavy in yoga pants, jeans and skirts was not going to cut it in my new hands-on environment. I had to go...pants shopping. For this gal,...
Look, I am no financial expert.  My husband hasn't worked at a for-profit organization since his teenage days in the Wal-Mart technology department.  He was a total stud, I wish I had known him then. Recently I paid our mortgage...
Look, I am no financial expert.  My husband hasn't worked at a for-profit organization since his teenage days in the Wal-Mart technology department.  He was a total stud, I wish I had known him then. Recently I paid our mortgage...

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The Ultimate Guide to Vermont Fall Fun: What You Don’t Want...

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Each September, when school starts again and subtle hints of fall creep into the air, I get the itch to start filling my weekends...