Have you heard? The housing industry is showing signs of a rebound. While this is great news economically speaking, it’s also a warning: if you’ve been sitting on the fence wondering whether or not you should refinance, now is the time. If you’re behind on your payments and worried about foreclosure, there may be new options available that you weren’t even aware of. It’s an election year, so you’re going to hear a lot from both sides about the economy and jobs. But the reality is ... Continue Reading
Opt for a staycation this year, spending your week at home with your family.
With Spring Break taking over March and April, many people are planning their destination of choice - opting for snow or sun or somewhere inbetween. But many families are talking about staying right at home, relaxing via a staycation instead. A few years ago I incorporated the staycation into a learning experience with my children. We expanded it over a summer, but you can easily tailor it down to a week for spring break. Get a Mental Picture The idea of a staycation is to explore a ... Continue Reading
Tips for staying green when it comes to your pet.
Almost every family has a pet. They have many benefits: they’re loyal, loveable, and a great way to teach children responsibility. But what is your pet’s carbon footprint? Is there a way to make it smaller? Here are some tips on staying green while having pets. Get your pets from a shelter.There are so many animals out there that need loving homes; there is no need to get a pet from a breeder or pet store. Your local shelter will have tons of dogs and cats in need of good homes. ... Continue Reading
The Social Moms Blog of the Week is Momtrends – Where Nicole helps moms stay on top of the trends.
Congratulations to Momtrends: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! I'll admit I'm kind of a fashion junkie, but it's hard to stay on top of all of the trends - not when you've got work, kids, and a house to contend with. That's what I love about Momtrends. The site launched in 2007 and continues to provide the latest news on things trendy and cool for moms. You’ll find regular tips for living well and making the most out of motherhood, profiles of inspiring Momtrenpreneurs, wellness links, ... Continue Reading
These items for your mobile office will keep you connected and allow you to stay productive, even when you’re on the go.
We are in the midst of conference season. And that means a lot of travel. If you are planning any trips for conferences, training, or even vacation, you want to make sure you will have everything you need to get work done - whether you're at your cozy desk at home or not. These tips for outfitting your mobile office will keep you connected and allow you to work, even while on the go. I recently wrote a post about how to prepare to attend a blog conference, and many of these items were on the ... Continue Reading