HOT DEALS AT FAMILY DOLLAR: Just in Time for the Holidays!


While supplies last, Family Dollar has all Christmas trees and Trim-a-Tree ornaments, light sets & garland on sale, BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF!

They also have toys & video games on sale, BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF!

So, if you’re a bit behind this year and haven’t put up your tree or finished all your shopping, be sure to head to Family Dollar to enjoy the savings.

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Fall Fashion on a Budget

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Fall clothing for women (men and children, too!) isn’t cheap. However, It is possible to update your wardrobes, without spending a huge amount of money.

There are several tips and tricks I use to save money, while updating my family’s and my fall wardrobe.

Check out my post, over on the Family Dollar blog, to find out what they are.

My Favorite Working Mommy Resources

Working Mom

Being a mom is hard, and being a working mom adds a whole new dimension to it. I’ve learned that you can’t do it alone. Here’s a list of my favorite online resources for working moms:

Working Mother Magazine

Offers I love Working Mother magazine. The content is great, and they offer tips and advice for balancing work, family & life. The articles provide a lot of useful information on:

  • Child care
  • Children’s education, growth and development, health and well-being;
  • Personal health
  • Fashion and beauty
  • Career options/advice
  • Work/family issues
  • Finances
  • Food and nutrition

Working Mother is an excellent resource for working moms – both WOHMs and WAHMs. I recommend subscribing!

Working Moms Against Guilt

Let’s face it, mommy guilt is real. I feel it, every day I drop the kid off at before school care, and every day when I get home after 6 p.m. Working Moms Against Guilt works to support moms in the ongoing struggle to resist the guilt and embrace the journey.

Work It, Mom!

Work it, Mom! Is a community for working mothers that was created to give working moms a place where working moms can share their experiences, advice and support can make that daily mommyhood struggle a bit more manageable.

Parent Hacks

Parent Hacks collects and shares parents’ tips, recommendations, workarounds, and bits of wisdom (hacks) in one spot, so that parents all over can have access. It’s founded on the principle that the best parenting advice comes from other parents who’ve been there.

Are you a working mom? Do you have any resources to contribute?

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Learning to Say No

Learning to Say No

I have a problem – a problem saying “no.” I often find myself over committed and stressed out because of it.

I realize how important it is to have the ability to say “no” to people, when necessary. However, as a mom, I sometimes have a hard time with execution.  Moms, in general, are always trying to be nice to, and do for, others at the expense of ourselves.

There are lots of reasons we have trouble saying “no,” such as:

  • You want to help
  • You don’t want to be rude
  • You don’t want anyone to be mad at you
  • You want everyone to like you
  • You don’t want to miss out on anything

We need to realize that saying “no” doesn’t mean any of these things. It just means that not doing whatever “it” is, is what’s best for you – at that time. We need to learn that it’s OK to say “no.” Because, if you say “yes” to something you can’t really commit to – physically, emotionally, etc. – you’re doing yourself a disservice, as well as everyone involved.

In the long run, learning to say “no” will make you much happier.

Are you like me? Do you have a hard time saying “no?”

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