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If you missed last weeks article we answered questions about moving your site. Amee wrote previously about Tips for a First Blogging Conference. But what do you do if your shy and worried you won't get enough out of the trip? While I've only attended 2 conferences, I have 3 tips that worked well for me (although people that don't know me may have no idea that I was actually quite talkative): 1. Room with someone you're comfortable with. If you will be sharing a room, make sure you are ...

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Domestic Diva: Takes on the Laundry

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  I was elated to find out that Martha Stewart was a fraud. I mean she isn't perfect. I am far from perfection but I always pictured her having the right everything for every occasion. I have my moments of greatness and several that are pitiful. I did however decide once a week I will cook a different meal  which appears in my Wednesday column and I am now adding Domestic chores to my list of talents. This week I will attempt to tackle the laundry. The laundry pile is larger than my son ...

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Karla's Korner: It’s My Birthday!

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! It’s My Birthday! How many times have you heard someone say “I’m not having a birthday anymore” ...

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Ask an Accountant

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This column is brought to us by Sharon from Mom on a Dealz. Madame Deals Inc. uses her husband as our business and personal accountant and gives him 5 stars. He is available for questions and was a pleasure to work with! Now that the end of the year is just few months away, many people have tax questions and are looking for deductions to help with their taxes. My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering question sent to him at [email protected] with the subject line "Ask An ...

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Frugal Kid Fun: Frankenstein Paper Shopping Bag

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Are you looking for something Cheap and Fun to do with your kids? Well Madame Deals will be adding a weekly column written by Sharon at Mom on Dealz and Heather at Living on Love and Cents. I will occasionally add my 2 cents since I am a certified Special Education and Regular education teacher. If you want or need modifications let me know in the comment section. Materials: Paper Shopping Bag Various Colors of Construction Paper Glue Markers Directions: ...

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Let Your Kids Create Super Abilities to Help Other Children

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I always make it a point to share the important message of helping our community and that is not only for us adults. We should all let our kids start young in being exposed to these charitable causes, by doing this we are letting them grow with compassion and be more understanding of the needs of other people. It is great to know that huge companies are doing their part in this conscious effort. Nintendo has recently launched a wonderful opportunity to let our kids take part in an artistic ...

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Chutzpah: RSVP

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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Karla's Korner: No More Grudges

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! No More Grudges… Yesterday my phone rang just as I was about to leave for a day of shopping and ...

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Jamie's Run – Building a Cure One Block at a Time

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Its time to change gears a little bit here. I will be running my first 5k on November 6th...(yes, RUNNING - well, truth be told, its really more a "perky walk" but I will be running Jamie's Run, aka the JK5K-(want to sponsor? Head to Active.com and find me), this year, not walking, and my 2 older kids will be running again. Why? You see, our lives, as so many others, have been forever touched and changed by a sweet little angel named Jamie Lynn Knotts. Jamie was born just 2 weeks before my ...

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Frugal Kid Fun: Egg Carton Pumpkins

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Are you looking for something Cheap and Fun to do with your kids? Well Madame Deals will be adding a weekly column written by Sharon at Mom on Dealz and Heather at Living on Love and Cents. I will occasionally add my 2 cents since I am a certified Special Education and Regular education teacher. If you want or need modifications let me know in the comment section. Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. This Friday is World Egg Day and since I love using recycled ...

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