Chutzpah: How are you calling I have my phone turned off?

Chutzpah Definition: 1. self-confidence: boldness coupled with supreme self-confidence 2. rudeness: impudent rudeness or lack of respect I have to say that every week I share a Chutzpah event or moment because laughter is the best medicine. I cancelled my home phone. I was frankly sick of the 9:00PM telemarketers. They kept waking one or [...]

VTech Ultimate Tips For Encouraging Kids to Read

Over the last few weeks we have been working on encouraging our kids to take part in a summer reading program. I have loved hearing all of your tips for getting your kids involved in reading! Showing kids that reading can be fun is one of the many challenges of parenting – especially during the [...]

Chutzpah: What’s with the Packaging

I was having a “I need a potato chip day.” Okay, so maybe it was I need several potato chips. I grabbed a bag of chips, which I rarely do. I am a Pringles girl.  I got a homemade milk shake and I opened the bag ready to have an unhealthy, salty, greasy snack. I [...]

Tips for Organizing Personal Finances

Photo S. Gustafsson My weakness in saving money is keeping track of finances. I am not very good at the accounting! I am happy to report that I did set up online bill pay this week! It was easy to do and I think it will help me stay organized. Below are some tips on [...]

Ask a person who let go of her landline

I had my fear. I have had a home phone all my life. I mean I have been paying for one for years without using it. I have unlimited minutes on my cell. I kept my land-line because of the 911 feature. That feature is available on your phone without service. I needed it for [...]

Chutzpah: You did what?

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 [...]

Vegetable Share Stand for Excess Produce

Is your garden producing more vegetables than your family can eat? I know my garden is producing enough zucchini and yellow squash to feed several families. I have been sharing with my co-workers for the last few weeks. One of our readers, Helen, emailed last week letting us know about a Veggie Share Stand. The [...]

Office Max Back to School Deals 7/18/10

Office Max continues with the FREE after MaxPerks deals this week! You must sign up for MaxPerks, which is free. You will pay for the items up front and then earn 100% back in MaxPerks. You will get the MaxPerks at the end of the quarter and you can use it as store credit. The nice thing about [...]