By: Cheryl Maguire “Do you think she would want to babysit?” I asked my husband. “We don’t know anything about her. I don’t think we should even ask.” “But the kids seem to really like her and she must have passed a background check to work here, right?” We debated if we should hire a … More Why I’m Glad I Hired a Babysitter
By: Cheryl Maguire “Will you please go on a beach walk with me?” My then nine-year-old daughter gazed up at me with her beautiful green eyes, waiting for an answer. The never ending “to do list” popped into my head. I glanced over at the dirty dinner dishes piled high in the sink and then … More How Walking On The Beach Helped Me To Be A Calmer Person
By: Cheryl Maguire
“You’re blood pressure is slightly elevated. We are going to move the c-section up to today. Are you prepared?” the doctor asks.
“You bet. Get these twin babies out of me already,” I respond. … More Are you ready? My Delivery Dilemma
By: Cheryl Maguire I love saving money. I’m an avid couponer and sale shopper. Even though I’ve saved tons of money using coupons and shopping sales, I’ve also been burned before by making mistakes. Here are some questions to help you figure out if using a coupon or shopping a sale makes cents (pun intended). … More 7 Ways to Know If Using a Coupon Makes Cents
By: Cheryl Maguire Recently my GPS didn’t work and I had no idea how to get to my destination. Before my reliance on my GPS, twenty years ago I would have mapped out the route before leaving the house. But now I no longer tote around a map book, so I’m lost without it. My … More How To Survive By Learning Overlooked Life Skills You Might Actually Need
By: Cheryl Maguire As I watched a local theater production of the musical “13,” I smiled listening to the catchy tune. Then the teenagers on stage sang the lyrics in a mocking tone, “No, you’re not ready! No, it’s not time yet! No, it’s not right now! Wait until you’re older! Homework. Laundry. Dishes. Courses. … More How To Stop Nagging Your Teenager
By: Cheryl Maguire When I became a stay-at-home mom I thought, “Finally I can be the boss”. The idea of not answering to anyone or to have the ability to create my own schedule was appealing. Obviously, these delusions of grandeur were construed while I was pregnant. Perhaps the combination of hormones and increased caloric … More Who’s the Real Boss?
By: Cheryl Maguire Will I get sick? Why are they closing the schools? I’m scared. I’m upset that I can’t go to ballet class. These are some of the questions and comments I’ve heard from my three kids over the past week. Given the recent school closures, lack of toilet paper and bombarding messages … More Expert Advice on How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus
By: Cheryl Maguire I searched the trash folder for the deleted email. My mom sends me a minimum of 10 emails a day and 95% of the time the email is deleted without being read. I informed her of this fact, and I even typed “unsubscribe” in response to one of her emails; yet she … More Crying Pictures
By: Cheryl Maguire Kids and babies require everything from clothes to car seats and much more. Most of these items are expensive and are only used for a short period of time. Here are some ways to find free or frugal kid or baby items. Ask Friends and Family If you need baby equipment or … More How to Find Free or Frugal Kids/Babies Items