Overworked and Neglecting Your Kids? Me too.

I’m a classic workaholic and at times you can get to the point where you’re SO focused on work, you can end up neglecting your kids.  That’s exactly what happened to me and my kids.  I realized, I’d spent ALL my free time on business activities instead of having any fun with my boys.  Thankfully, […] Read more…

7 Steps to a Permanently Clean Kitchen

I am going to share a secret with you: The longer you spend thinking about having a clean kitchen, the less time you spend actually cleaning it. Until suddenly the task has become so insurmountable that when you finally do dig in, it will take you hours of back-breaking, toothbrush-wielding work. On the other hand, […] Read more…

Wonderful Caribbean Cruise with Carnival Cruises

Just got home from our cruise with Carnival a couple of days ago.  Oh man, what a blast!  I think that is the most fun week we’ve ever had! Formal night in the ship’s Ivanhoe theater My husband doing Karaoke with a friend we met on the ship.  Pretty awesome! Ironically, I’m the more musical […] Read more…

A New and Improved Laundry Plan

Laundry is such a pervasive problem in our homes and it can get out of control SO fast.  I think the biggest part of the issue is that laundry is a multi-step process with unavoidable delays.  Most other chores can be knocked out in just a few minutes, but the wash is a minimum two-hour […] Read more…

How Cut your Power Bill and Save Money

I’m the leader of the local Green Team at my company.  We have designated teams like this at our major locations around the company to come up with ways to help the company be more socially responsible through recycling and other “Green” initiatives.  Lots of easy ways to save on your power bill if you’re […] Read more…

Get Your Kids Out of the Entitlement Trap

I had a chance to learn about a book from Richard and Linda Eyre called The Entitlement Trap.  I was really interested in this book because I have enjoyed one of their previous volumes “How to Teach Your Children Responsibility”.  They have a whole line of parenting books on various subjects and I really enjoy […] Read more…

Time to Refinance? Your Largest Money Saver

Got an Email from my Mortgage lady the other day. Apparently it’s time for another refi. Rates are down to between 4.25% to 4.5% and she has a streamlined refi deal that won’t even cost us any fees. Took me about 3 seconds to decide and I sent her a one word response – YES. […] Read more…

Glenn Doman on Working Mothers

Glenn Doman is my hero and I figured it was about time I devoted a post to him. He’s a little old Santa Claus of a man, but over the last 50 years, he has given children SO much more than toys. His name is Glenn Doman.  He’s literally devoted his life to helping parents […] Read more…

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