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
To take something personally "interpret a remark or action as directed against oneself and be upset or offended by it, even if that was not the speaker's intention." - Dictionary.com I don't know about you but I am a full-time working mother of two little girls, one step-daughter, and two fur babies. I am also … Continue reading Family dinner: Should you take it personally?
In my region of New York State (120 miles north of NYC), we have seen a fairly steady job market and it's not uncommon to have one working spouse and a stay-at-home mom or dad. I belong to a hiking group and honestly, I am one of the very few moms who works out side … Continue reading The growing trend of stay-at-home moms
For a while now my employer has been bringing up the remote work policy. Rumors fly every year that management wants to take it away, kill the policy. This bothers me, not because I personally work remotely, but because driving to an office 5 days a week for 8 hours a day is an antiquated … Continue reading Why remote work & working from home makes cent$
Finally we have some temperatures warming here in the Northeast; 70 degrees on February 21st (not a good sign for global warming). It's been nice to see some sunshine and have more moderate temperatures for a bit. During this last weekend warm up (40 degrees! woo-whoo!) we took advantage of the semi-sunny February day by … Continue reading Winter hiking with kids: 6 Tips and Tricks
One of my favorite projects I did with the girls last month was making pine cone bird feeders. After an unseasonal warm-up, we had more than 18 inches of snow dumped on us. I felt for those poor birds. For the next week the temperatures stayed in the 20's and the ground was 100% covered. … Continue reading Pinecone Bird Feeders