How to Clean the Car as a Family


In our family, the kids are the main source of the mess. It’s especially true when it comes to the car—my husband and I often joke that we would have a much nicer and cleaner car if it weren’t for the kids drawing pictures and dropping crumbs in the backseat. As my kids get older, […]

How to Enjoy Family Time in the Car

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Family road trips can be great bonding experiences or they can be miserable. We’ve definitely experienced both ends of the spectrum in my house. One particularly heinous trip involved construction on the freeway, so it took longer than anticipated with a car full of bored and hungry kids. Ever since that bad experience, we’ve worked […]

Cheap Ways to Keep Kids Entertained in the Car

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Family road trips can be a great bonding experience and a fun way to travel together, but they can also be a little grating. Growing up, my siblings and I used to get on each other’s nerves around hour three on the road, and the same thing is true of my own kids today. My […]

Make a Large Space Feel Intimate with These 6 Steps

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  You did it! You finally upgraded from your small living space to a spacious home. As you unload the final box, though, you start to get a little bit worried. Do you have enough to fill this humongous house? It turns out that moving into a bigger place can unlock a whole new set […]

How to Keep Your Car Clean with Kids

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  There are a lot of things that seem never ending when you have kids, from diaper changes to the line of empty juice boxes. But for me, the biggest never-ending struggle is a dirty car. My kids seem to bring a mess wherever they go, and it all accumulates in the car. After some […]

Keep Warm with this Hot Toddy Margarita

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One of our favorite drinks to sip on during the colder months of the year is one that warms me up and give me that warm and fuzzy feeling inside and a Hot Toddy never lets me down.. I just love a good hot toddy. It’s the perfect drink to sip and enjoy during chilly […]

A Dream Vacation to Dubai


My girlfriends and I were recently talking about where we would go on a dream vacation anywhere in the world. The typical responses were thrown out: Paris, Hawaii, Australia. But my answer was one that surprised my friends: Dubai. Yes, that’s right —Dubai! Isn’t that place unsafe or just for rich, old people? Hear me […]

(Hint, Hint) Helzberg Diamonds $1,000 Hint Like You Mean It Sweepstakes #HelzbergHints #ad


  My husband is good at a lot of things, but unfortunately, picking up on hints isn’t one of them. No matter how brazen I am about saying what I would like for a gift, he tends to get me the exact opposite of what I hinted. The worst was when I hinted (rather un-subtly) […]

8 Steps for Financial Rehab in 2015


  If you’re like the rest of the universe, your goals for 2015 probably include weight loss, taking better care of yourself and something about saving or getting money. However, tackling the budget is a daunting task, even for the most seasoned of us. Check out a few tips to make your budget review a […]