Who doesn’t love buying new baby clothes? I mean, they make them irresistible with all the gingham and bows. When my first son was born we bought new clothes and of course received some as gifts. I fell in...
We have always been a family that lives frugally. We budget, we monitor our spending and we keep an "emergency fund" in our back pocket, just in case. And to be honest, I love this about our frugal little...
As the mother of two high schoolers, the talks about post-graduation plans, colleges, and future careers are prevalent in our home. My sophomore daughter receives daily mail from colleges and universities after taking the PSAT encouraging her to think...
As new parents, the last thing my husband and I wanted to think about when our daughter was born was one day sending her away to college and absorbing the rising costs associated with it. Sixteen years later, as...
Some of my closest friends and family disagree with me on this, but we are NOT paying our child an allowance. At least, we don’t plan to for the near future — he’s only 9. Possibly never, until he...
My son’s second grade class was tasked with a “genius hour” project. The directions were simple: It could be about anything the student wanted as long as they could present something to the class in a few months' time....
Black Friday. The mere term invokes both feelings of dread, as well as feelings of elation in moms everywhere. Everyone has an opinion on BF, but everyone has an opinion on everything these days! As for this mom, any opportunity...
Get excited, because we are just a few weeks away from Jacksonville's best Name-Brand Children's Consignment Sale — WeeTRADE! Check out the top five reasons why you do not want to miss this sale: 1. Best price in town for Halloween...
Now that school has begun, and we have gotten back in the swing of our morning routine, I thought I would share some tips and ideas for packing school lunches that are fun and appealing to kids! My daughter...
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...
YES!! Summer is over. I love summer, I really do — including the heat and all the ice cream and beach days that go along with it — but nine weeks of ever-changing schedules is getting to me, and...
That was the question on a recent local Facebook group chat about school supplies. One mom wanted to see who buys exactly what is on the school-supplies list, including the quantities requested. At last check, nearly 80 people had...

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