As my 15-year-old jumped out of the car to start her day at school she asked, “can you get the laundry done today?” SAY WHAT? I replied in a harsh tone, “did you sort your laundry?”  “No, but can you at least do the lights?” I fumed on the ride back home. Justine knows perfectly well [...]

Dear Parents of My Teenagers’ Friends, We used to be the cool parents. The parents that had every snack and drink imaginable stocked. We would laugh when teenagers left our home and there wasn’t a morsel of sugar or a potato chip left in the place. After one particular sleepover, I woke up the next morning to find that [...]

A Side Hustle is a way make extra cash without quitting your day job. It’s a chance to pursue your passions without hurting your bottom line. It could also be a job you take, on the side, in order to pay for something you really want or need to pay for. Like Chiefs Season Tickets or [...]

Cleaning, organizing, and simplifying will more than likely leave you with piles of unwanted stuff. But what do you do with the stuff? The obvious choice would be to put it in a designated spot in the garage in anticipation of your next Garage Sale! When the time comes, how do you set garage sale [...]

Valentine’s Day is a great occasion to give a little something to those you love. It’s a holiday without much fuss or too many expectations. That’s why I had a blast creating these Printable Valentine Pillow Boxes! They are perfect for gifting your Valentines a small gift in a snap! Really! In less than three minutes, [...]

It was Friday night and my teenage boy was staying up late. I kissed him good night and headed up to bed as the glow of Battlefront on the Xbox One filled the room. Somewhere in my deep slumber, I heard Jack running up the stairs. He showed me a text he had just received. An anonymous text. We [...]

If you looked in a thesaurus, you would expect to see the word failure as a synonym for resolution. The word seems to conjure up feelings of dread, weakness, and fear. But what if we looked at it in a different way? When we make a resolution we make a firm decision to do or [...]

You have the bulk of your Christmas shopping done but those empty stockings are hanging there looking so lonely. You need ideas. Ideas for stocking stuffers for teenagers! Wasting money just to fill those bad boys up is not an option. You’re looking for things your teenagers will actually use. Practical, fun, interesting stocking stuffers! [...]

Sometimes it seems as though hands are reaching out to you from every direction in hopes of cold hard cash being passed their way. Mail, Facebook, emails, phone calls, schools, those cute little girl scouts, and even the guy on the corner with a cardboard sign. Everyone has a passion and they want you to [...]

The White Elephant Gift Exchange is easy on the budget and a fun way to celebrate with family and friends! Use our White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules and Printables to make your Christmas party a smashing success! Why is it called White Elephant? White Elephant is defined as a possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one [...]

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