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Work From Home Ideas Without Upfront Costs

Work From Home Ideas Without Upfront Costs

Right now, everyone is looking for more work, but nobody really wants to go to work. Zoom and Skype have opened up plenty of work-from-home positions, and offices are looking beyond their city limits to find qualified employees. This is great news for people looking...

Frugal Kitchen Cures for Colds

Frugal Kitchen Cures for Colds

Kitchen cures for colds and the like are a dime a dozen, but that doesn't mean they don't work! With sickness season upon us and will soon ramp up into the absolute worst that tiny microbes can throw at us. If you have kids in school - literally any school, even...

Why Every Parent Needs an Air Fryer

Why Every Parent Needs an Air Fryer

We bought what I would consider to be a first generation air fryer a few years ago. It was fine, in that it cooked food crispy and but not particularly quickly, AND it was tiny. You could seriously only fit a couple of chicken tenders in it at a time, and it took 20...

Standardized Testing Needs to Go

Standardized Testing Needs to Go

I’m so over standardized testing. Maybe not as over it as my Kindergartner and 1st grader, but close! Given this past year’s health crisis, my children are still both learning remotely. Most days are actually pretty okay. And I recognize a large part of that is not...

Hiring a Doula as an Act of Self Care

Hiring a Doula as an Act of Self Care

Self-care. We hear so much talk about how important it is to practice self-care. But what do you see when I say self-care? If you take one scroll down social media or Google it, you’d likely get the idea that self-care is all about the massages, baths, lotions, and...

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