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
By: Martianne Stanger I was not a year into motherhood when I faced my first surgery as a mom, which, thankfully went smoothly for my child. Then, through the years, I have navigated several more surgeries for my children and one for my husband, too. So, you’d think I’d be an old pro at the … More 10 Ways to Bless a Friend Having Surgery
By: Barbara Cornell Last summer, my then 20-year old son and I were out for a walk. He said to me, “Mom, I don’t want you to die because I enjoy your company, but if you did die, I think I’d be ok.” After I got over the shock of the statement and gave him … More Because Someday I’m Going to Be Dead
By: Heather O’Neill How will our kids ever become capable young adults if we don’t give them the opportunity to be? I work with high school students and see how important it is for them to be able to manage their lives independently. Ideally, parents are involved in their children’s education – helping them with … More Are We Helping or Hurting Our Kids?
By: Guest Blogger, Andrew Timmons Need a crown on your tooth? Here’s how to avoid two or three visits to the dentist for one: Let’s face it, going to the dentist or bringing a family member to the dentist is never fun, especially when the visit is for a root canal and getting … More How to Avoid Multiple Dental Visits for a Crown
Planning on going Trick-or-Treating or dressing your child up this year? Keep the following important safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics in mind. ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with … More Halloween Safety Tips
By: Cheryl Maguire With Father’s Day fast approaching, I thought I would share with you some negotiating tips I learned from my dad. He is the best negotiator I know, and his wisdom has helped me save or earn thousands of dollars over the years, for both buying and selling items. Some of the … More 5 Negotiating Tips I Learned from My Dad