Archives for February 2011

Are You Currently Saving Money For The Future?

Since my last post, Mom Blog: Four Tips To Save Money And Reduce Daily Spending, I have been thinking about ways of saving money on a larger scale.  Where will my husband and I be (monetarily) in the future?  Saving money by packing coolers and reusing Wal-Mart sacks is great for now, but it won't add up enough for a retirement savings.  As I was looking online, I was searching investment blogs and found this article from … [Read more...]

Mom Blog: Four Tips To Save Money And Reduce Daily Spending

Here are four money saving tips that my family follows regularly to save money and reduce daily spending: We pack a small cooler for our vehicle everywhere we go in order to save money for the day.  For example, when I know we will be gone from the house for over 45 minutes, I pack a cooler with drinks and a snack for everyone.  This is so much cheaper than stopping at the gas station because everyone is thirsty.  This will also keep your ice … [Read more...]

Personal Dog Training Is Paying Off

Dakota Doesn't Come When Called Once She Gets "Free" The main reason we called a dog trainer was because when my dog Dakota gets out of the backyard, she just takes off and does not stop until she gets where she is going.  One afternoon, she got out of the backyard, hit the green belt, ran across the bridge, through a school parking lot and into the school playground where she found her favorite thing in the world ----- kids!  She was in heaven … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers: Lose Weight Counting Points Plus Values

Have You Decided To Lose A Few Pounds? You will learn how to lose weight with the Weight Watcher Program  if you are dedicated to the program.  I have been very successful with the Weight Watchers program and use low point snacks, fruit, vegetables, hard-boiled egg whites and frozen meals to get me through the day.  At night, I cook a sensible meal according to my Weight Watchers guide and have another low point snack later in the … [Read more...]

Decorative Pillows vs. Kid Friendly Pillows

I recently bought a new couch that came with two very nice, decorative throw pillows.  I was excited about the new couch pillows, since my family drags down multiple bed pillows every night to use while we relax and watch tv together.  Having nice throw pillows that could stay on the couch would keep all the bed pillows from having to be brought back and forth every night from the bedrooms to the family room and back upstairs again.  I went back … [Read more...]

LifeLock Identity Protector Is A Great Idea For Internet Users

I have been hearing about LifeLock for the last few months.  My husband and I have heard several radio commercials about this identity protection service.  Since I am online for several hours a day, shop online and also pay all our bills online, my husband wanted us to enroll in the LifeLock program.  I kept putting it off and he kept asking me if I had enrolled yet, and of course, I hadn't.  My husband came home from work the other day telling … [Read more...]

SNOW, February 2011, Personal Account From Michigan

Everyone here in Texas is just wishing for this snow to head our way.    Local business employees  are dreaming of  a "snow day."  School bus drivers are talking with the kids about snow possibilities and school cancellations.  Parents are wanting just enough snow for the kids to see snow this year, even if the kids can just run in snow flurries for 30 minutes or so.  Last year it snowed one late afternoon and the neighborhood  kids were … [Read more...]

Turn Your “Mommy Song” Into A Children’s Book

Have you ever toyed with the idea of writing a children's book?  I have recently met Jessica Chamberlain  through  my mom blog.  She is a proud mom of two and the author of  "Bright and White Brushing Your Teeth Can Be Fun." I was very inspired by her story, so I thought I would share it with you through my mom blog.   Meet Jessica.... I grew up in a family of all girls so when I found out that I was going to be a new mom of a little boy … [Read more...]