How to be a less crappy friend (with some help from @Hallmark #ValueCards)

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop about creative card ideas has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. We all know that when you have a new baby, you kind of get a “pass” when it comes to what’s going on… [read more]

Forget cans. #ShopCartons to Save Trees this Month!

Tweet #ShopCartons and have a tree planted in your honor! Click for details via abcsandgardenpeas.com

This post was brought to you by the folks at ChooseCartons.com. As much as I’d like all of our food to come from our garden and local farms, there are still things we need from the grocery store. I do my best to avoid anything that comes in a can, so I’m always on the… [read more]

Freelancing? One Line to Include Every Time You Talk Money

Bloggers, freelancers, and other small business owners: Be sure to include this ONE LINE every time you establish rates with a new client...

Hey, I’m a freelancer! It still weirds me out a little to say it out loud, but I’m beginning to accept the fact that I’ve made it through over a year of self-employment… and you know what? It’s working! Outside the cubicle! Who expected that!? So, now that I have a little time and experience… [read more]

So, about those fitness goals…

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It’s been a while since I gave you all an update on my fitness goals, so here goes. That old story about breastfeeding leading to weight loss? Farce, I tell you. Total farce. Or at the very least, a phenomenon that only happens to some moms. In my case, I don’t lose a pound. I’ve been… [read more]

SuperMom? Well, no. (But I do have some smart parenting tips.)

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Thanks to Huggies for sponsoring this article on time-saving parenting tips. All opinions are my own. Read on to see how to save $12 when buying Huggies diapers online. So, you know how we’re kind of a green-leaning family? Yeah, we try. A lot, actually. But I have a confession to make. About a week… [read more]