Ask a Wife of a Veteran

Why is this holiday important? What does it mean? I think we often take for granted the freedom we experience everyday. This site wouldn't exist in some parts of the world. I wouldn't have the opportunities I have if I didn't live in America. My family has benefited from the military and we are very grateful for what we have experienced and learned. My husband served in the Navy and it was during his service time that afforded him the opportunity to obtain a Bachelors degree and a Masters ...

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Time to Stockpile Condiments

Memorial Day is just around the corner which means that grilling season will be in full force! So what does that mean for couponers? It is time to stockpile condiments! Condiments that will be free or very inexpensive: -- Barbecue Sauce -- Mustard -- Salad Dressing -- Ketchup -- Relish -- Marinades -- Mayonnaise Condiments will continue to go on sale throughout the summer months. Plus coupons for condiments are prevalent this time of year. The goal should be to stockpile enough for the winter ...

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Chutzpah- Car Shopping, the Necessary Evil

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Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpahoften connotes courage or ...

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Summer Reading Program Roundup

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In many parts of the country, school will be out shortly.  Summer camp and a host of summer activities are likely already filling up the calendar.  But how about keeping the kids reading and enjoying new adventures or learning about the places you’ll visit while they’re out on break? Three major bookstores sponsor Summer Reading Programs that reward kids for reading during the summer.  It’s a major win for moms and dad because it encourages kids to read, but kids win too because they get great ...

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Tips for Keeping a Hobby Affordable

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My current hobby (besides couponing!) is gardening. I love the taste of homegrown veggies and I enjoy being in the sun tending to the harvest. I get a thrill out of watching the crops develop. Gardening isn't necessary an expensive hobby, but I do incorporate the following tips. 4 Tips To Keep Your Hobby Expenses In Check By: Mrs. Not Made of Money Hobbies bring a lot of benefit to the daily lives of many people. They give people an opportunity to learn new things, to feel pride at their ...

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Ask a Lawyer: How do you address over eaters and under spenders?

I have a friend from high school who has a very funny blog- solving dilemmas with a legal edge. I thought I would share some of her sage advice. I would also encourage you to help her achieve her dream of winning a show on TV of her own via Oprah. Miranda is just like us! She is a working mom who is trying to get it all done while maintaining her sense of humor. Click Here to HELP Dining Disaster Dear Counselor, I have an issue with the dining etiquette with one of my friends. The last two ...

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How Much Soap Do You Really Need?

I have a confession, I was using too much soap in my dishwasher! The more soap the better, right? Nope, soap is actually hard on your appliances and the items you are washing. A couple of months ago our fairly new dishwasher broke. I was pretty upset since we bought a top of the line dishwasher. Thankfully it was under warranty! The dishwasher repair man indicated that we were using too much soap. Really? Most of the time we use Electrosal tabs since I was able to get them for next to nothing a ...

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Chutzpah- Charity Turned into Piles of Junk Mail

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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Planning a Frugal Vacation with a Staycation

Summer is upon us and that means it is time to start planning for a vacation. Although you may dream of a vacation in a far away land, planning a staycation is more economical. Plus, it can be fun exploring your own backyard! Frugal Ideas For A Home Based Vacation by: Mrs. Not Made of Money As you make your plans for the summer, you may be faced with the grim reality that an expensive vacation just isn’t in the cards for you and your family this year. Rising fuel costs and the price of air ...

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Ask a Working Mom- How do you manage the madness

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The answers I always have are make a schedule, get a support staff, and let go of perfection.  I never realized how much work it takes to work when you have kids. I also never realized how hard it is for me to work inside the house full-time as the stay at home mom only. I honestly couldn’t do it so I had to find a better balance. I have a huge amount of respect for moms. We truly are amazing.  I currently work part-time from my house which I often think is more difficult then leaving the house ...

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