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3 Ways NOT to Lose Yourself to Motherhood

Look for the mommycessities the simple mommycessities…forget about your worries and your strife! That’s what I do. Oftentimes new moms (some veteran moms, too!) say things like “I don’t have time for myself anymore with the kids,” or “I’ve had to sacrifice my (hair, nails, shopping, etc.) because of my family.” I hate hearing that. […]

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Holiday Shopping Tips from the Shortcut Mom

I am the Shortcut Mom and nowhere is that more evident than during the holiday shopping season. I pride myself on having not set foot inside a mall between Thanksgiving and New Years Day for at least the last fifteen years. The season is already stressful with traffic and crowds – I can’t imagine fighting […]

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My Money-Saving Tips for New and Expectant Moms

Everybody knows that babies, as well as pregnancy, can become very expensive. And as the mother of a two-year-old, I’m all too familiar with the cost of parenthood. During my pregnancy, I was overwhelmed with preparations for my new arrival. I read all the magazines, followed motherhood blogs and listened to every piece of advice […]

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GIVEAWAY: The Fresh 20 Meal Plans

How often do you get home from work (or does your hubby get home from work) and you get the kids situated and you ask yourself “now what’s for dinner?” It definitely happens to me more than I’d like to admit. Having made several attempts at meal planning when I read about today’s giveaway it was […]

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Who Handles the Finances in Your Home?

I don’t know a single person that LOVES talking about finances and budgets. Whether with their spouse, friends, or parents most people probably have elevated blood pressure when talking about money. I know for me, I get antsy, annoyed, exasperated, bored, and really just need to have a glass of good wine (not the box […]

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