Should women have their own money?

I was born in the late 1970's, the "summer of sam", the great NYC blackout, and the second wave of the women's liberation movement. The divorce rate was climbing and women were leaving the stay-at-home role to earn her own money.  I am born from a generation that once needed her father or husband's approval … Continue reading Should women have their own money?

DIY party favors: frugal and plastic-free

I have been in a funk. Witnessing lay-offs at work last week has left me feeling a bit blue on the heels of Mother's Day. But onward we must go...so I am focusing on my daughter's upcoming 4th birthday party with her preschool and hiking friends. It's an art party, so it should be fun. … Continue reading DIY party favors: frugal and plastic-free

I change diapers during conference calls. What’s YOUR Mom super power?

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill Moms are amazing. Whether you are a biological mother, a God mother, a step-mother, a foster mother, or you play a significant role in a child's life, you are an AMAZING woman. You are kind. … Continue reading I change diapers during conference calls. What’s YOUR Mom super power?

How I am using the art of Tokonoma

With the onset of lovely weather, I wanted to share a tradition I recently read about, Tokonoma. A tradition in the Japanese culture using what we in America would call an "alcove" in our home, to display things of beauty such as scrolls, flowers, art. The arrangement is generally changed daily to help rejuvenate/stimulate  the … Continue reading How I am using the art of Tokonoma

Why I should behave more like my dog

Our dog is a Pharaoh Hound. Pure breed from a line of champion show dogs. She is gorgeous, gentle, sassy, and a bit of a fancy pants. While she looks like a greyhound-doberman mix, her bite is all bark if you know what I mean. She will bark at you and run away from you … Continue reading Why I should behave more like my dog

Buying Kids Clothes for Less Part 3:Thrift Store Shopping

I have posted previously about different ways to obtain an amazing and functional wardrobe for your children while spending very little money. So far I have covered hand-me-downs, end of season sales, and consignment shopping. So now it's time to dig deeper and spend even Less! Enter the thrift store... The most well-known thrift store … Continue reading Buying Kids Clothes for Less Part 3:Thrift Store Shopping