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Surviving the Guilt of Summer as a Working Mom

Every summer it starts.  The guilt of going to work every day and taking Girl Marvelous to daycare.  Oh, how I wish I could stay home and play with her! I was blessed to stay home with her full-time for the first year and a half after she was born. As thankful as I am to have had that opportunity, it also made me realize that I’m not the “stay at home mom” type. Though“Surviving the Guilt of Summer as a Working Mom”

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Save Summer with these Top 5 Summer Activities for Kids

Can you believe summer is half over? I know, I don’t want to believe it either. I wish the summer months would go on and on and… But before summer is over and the kids head back to school, here are some must-do budget friendly activities to get the most out of summer vacation. Neighborhood bike parade (parents.com) – Kids love the freedom that comes with being able to ride their bike. Celebrate that by“Save Summer with these Top 5 Summer Activities for Kids”

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Break Away from Bottled Water in 3 Easy Steps

There are many reasons to stop buying bottled water. Most of the arguments against it center around the environment. While I agree that is important, it isn’t what fueled my decision. My recent choice to stop buying bottled water is purely selfish. But breaking away is hard – so how do you kick the bottled water habit? Yes, saving money is important. The trouble is, bottled water is so convenient! I don’t have to think“Break Away from Bottled Water in 3 Easy Steps”

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How to Make a Cheap Camping Kit

As a kid, my family and I went on numerous camping trips.  In hindsight, it was a great source of free family fun (since we camped at a relatives wooded property up north). But the first time I went camping as an adult I learned a hard lesson: camping as an adult is a lot more work than camping as a kid! Mr. Marvelous, Girl Marvelous, and I went camping last month with our church.“How to Make a Cheap Camping Kit”

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How To Get Your Kids to Read This Summer for FREE

Summer is coming. And for many women that makes the struggle between balancing a career and life at home that much harder. This is especially true if you have kids. How do you keep your child engaged in learning through the long, hot, relaxing days of summer? And how do you do that in between your career and other responsibilities?   And doing that while sticking to your budget? Impossible. Or is it? Even if“How To Get Your Kids to Read This Summer for FREE”

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How To Set Your Desk Up For Success

I frequently get restless. This happens every couple of months or so. I feel like everything in life is off kilter in some way and I go about trying to find a better way to do things. This has turned me into a productivity and organizational mastermind. Really! It also drives my husband crazy. Most recently I’ve been struggling at the office. I have the best job ever – I truly do love it. I work“How To Set Your Desk Up For Success”

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Working Mom v. Super Mom: How do we get it right?

Today was Girl Marvelous’ fourth-grade play. And I missed it because I was at work. I was so heartbroken, I cried. This isn’t the first time I’ve cried at my desk, and I’m sure it isn’t the last. It’s harder than I thought to find a balance between work and family. Lately, I feel like she’s growing up so fast. Where did the toddler years go? Oh, how I miss those sleepless nights! (Never thought you’d hear someone“Working Mom v. Super Mom: How do we get it right?”

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