The PDQ (Pay Debts Quick) Plan

This was originally posted as one of my organizing posts, but I think it fits better under my Women and Finance series, so I’ve changed it up a bit for my Smart Money series.   Because money is a very important topic for me, I have several different financial coaches that I follow. Suze Orman […] Read more…

How to Organize Your Pantry

Here’s a great tip – label and organize your pantry shelves. This will make cooking and grocery shopping so much easier because you’ll be able to see exactly what you have on hand and what you need. Also, this is a great time to wipe down those shelves and make them all sparkly! It doesn’t […] Read more…

Do you Act Like a Kid?

I had a thought the other day. If you had a kid who didn’t do their chores, didn’t eat properly, and just basically wouldn’t follow any of the rules you’ve set down (yeah, I know, who doesn’t?), what would you do?Now how many times do you act like that? We all do, don’t we? We […] Read more…

Re-Post: The Disneyland Solution

Still having fun with the kids. This is an article I wrote waaay back when. Then I added some of my more recent “Disneyland Solutions”. There’s a joke that’s been sticking in my mind for days now and I think there’s a good reason. An elementary school was having some difficulty with their older girls. […] Read more…

First Impressions are Important

You know the old saying “You never have a second chance to make a first impression”. This is an undeniable fact. In the book Blink, Malcolm Gladwell did some tests and determined that people make up their minds about a new person in one fifth of a second and typically it takes a lot to […] Read more…

Selling Your Unwanted Items Pt 2

No-Fee sitesFor selling locally and in person, Craigslist, Ebay Classifieds and similar sites are your best bets. I think Craigslist is brilliant! I’ve been using it for years and I’ve sold dozens of items through it. Anything from end tables to hamster cages to cars (I’ve sold my last 3 cars online). Craigslist.com is located […] Read more…

Selling Your Unwanted Items Pt 1

Part I – Fee based options: As part of the decluttering process, you’re going to run into times when it makes sense to sell stuff. Whether it’s clothes, toys, furniture, or sporting goods, there is a pretty healthy market for used stuff and you can take advantage of that. Are you going to make a […] 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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