In my planner I have a sticker on the box for the date of August 1. It says “JUST BEGIN….” I put it there to remind me to take a deep breath, because hold on, August is here, and...
I remember when the first American Girl catalog showed up at our house. Ironically, it was just days after the ultrasound tech had told me I was having a daughter. Call it coincidence, but I'm convinced the marketing geniuses...
What's for dinner? What am I wearing tomorrow? Where are we going on our next vacation? There are some many things in life to consider for ourselves and our children — and when considering investing now in your child's...
Summer sales are here, and I’ve been putting my savings strategies to the test every chance I get. Taking 20% off beauty products on Target Circle? Sold! BOGO at Publix on food items my kids won’t eat? Why not?...
She’s controversial again — Alyssa Milano, that is. In recent days, she has saturated social media regarding her fundraising tactics to help her 12-year-old son’s baseball team raise money for a trip to Cooperstown, NY. The famous actress created...
We know, we know: It's summer, and school is the last thing anyone is thinking about right now. But we also try keep some educational activities in our summer vacation, right? So don't miss out on your last chance...
Date Night Finances

The New Date Night

A couple of weeks ago, I traveled with my family to Chicago for a continuing education conference. Our schedule went something like this: I get up early, learn fun new tax and accounting information in the morning, attempt nap...
They say that small businesses are the backbone of America. A whopping 99 percent of businesses in America are considered "small" with less than 500 employees. And how many of those are owned by women? Approximately 36 percent. Not...
After I left my engineering job in 2009 to stay at home full time with my first born, our family income was reduced to nearly half of its previous state. Although we were prepared (on paper) for this change,...
It is one of those things you think will never happen to you. You hear stories on the news. You have a friend of a friend who was a victim. It seems as likely as getting into a car...
Happy New Year Jax Moms Bloggers! There is something about the New Year that is just so refreshing! Even if you didn’t have a wild celebratory party, didn’t make it until midnight or you think New Year’s Eve is way...
It's summer, school is out, and parents across the First Coast have a lot on their minds: summer camps, rainy day activities, ways to beat the heat, park hops. If you haven't been thinking about saving for your child's...

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