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Home & Life

These Tips Will Help to Reduce Food Costs at Home

Feeding a family is freaking expensive. The average cost of feeding a family of four like mine is nearly $300 every week. I’ve had weeks where I’ve doubled that. Now, we’re not counting special dinners or birthdays here — I’m just talking about regular,…

April 18, 2019
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Home & Life

Is Private School Worth the Cost for Your Child?

Choosing a school for your child can be like pulling teeth with a wet spaghetti noodle, especially if you live in an area that doesn’t give you a lot of options. I consider myself very lucky — I live in one of the best…

April 16, 2019
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What You Can Do to Help Slash Your Grocery Bill

Let me be real for a minute. Food is freaking expensive. The average cost of groceries for a family of four averages out to about $200 if you follow the four plans the FDA provides as a guide. When I realized I was spending…

April 11, 2019
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Home & Life

How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Dog?

Who can honestly say they sat through “Marley and Me” without sobbing through a mini-pack of tissues? Dogs remain one of the top pets in America for good reason: puppy parents know they have an intelligent, loyal friend who’ll make little things like arriving…

April 9, 2019
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Home & Life

9 Ways to Make Planning for a Baby Financially Easier

Let’s be real here. Raising a kid from infancy to adulthood is freaking expensive. There’s no way around it. The average cost of raising a child for a middle-class family is $233,610, which is nearly a quarter of a million dollars over 18 years.…

April 4, 2019
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These Cheap, Easy Meals Will Make Your Workweek Easier

Hectic workweeks can make keeping the family — and yourself — well fed a bit stressful. Late nights and long commutes can make swinging through the nearest fast food drive-thru an appealing temptation. Doing so too often gets expensive, though — especially if it…

April 2, 2019
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Home & Life

The Incredible Importance of a Family Budget

Writing a budget is something they used to teach in high school, well before I made it to those hallowed halls. Along with shop and home economics classes, this life skill course went the way of the dodo in favor of teaching students how…

March 28, 2019
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10 Things to Be Grateful for as a Working Mom

Just like every mom, I believe my kiddos are the best in the world. But as much as I love my little yet rapidly growing bundles of joy, spending every minute of every day with the young ‘uns leaves me ready for a padded…

March 21, 2019
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Why You Need to Let Go of Your Working Mom Guilt

We don’t live in the 1950s anymore. Being a mom and building a career are no longer mutually exclusive concepts. Unfortunately, society seems bent on making working moms feel guilty about putting their kids in day care so they can build their careers. I…

March 19, 2019

9 Mommy Daughter Date Ideas for You And Your Toddler

Everyone talks about daddy-daughter dates and how cute and sweet they are, but what about mom? I don’t know about you, but I adore having some one-on-one bonding time with my daughter, even though she’s only four and not quite old enough for some…

March 14, 2019