Be Mom of the Year:
Poorer Than You has a great entry filled with sites to help you teach your children about finances
. Utilize some of these resources when teaching your children about money.
Scribbit has an excellent entry on fun ways you can teach your children table manners
. I love her ideas and plan to implement these in our house.
The Lazy Organizer has a fabulous series on teaching your children to work
. It is funny and insightful. As someone who is beginning this with our four year old, I have enjoyed reading these entries.
One Hour Craft has a great tutorial on how to start a garden with your children
. I adore this entry!
Parent Hacks have a great entry on how to begin homeschooling with your children and free homeschooling resources
you can use.Be Cheap:
My Money Blog has a list of free phone numbers that you should program into your cell phone. This will definitely save you some billing charges on your phone bill!
The Simple Dollar has a great entry on things that seem expensive, but don't have to be. I particularly love the one on starting your own business. Be sure to read this!
Have a Martha Moment:
Creative Organizing has a great entry on ways you can organize your pantry
. I love her little tags and bin ideas. Tis the season to organize, and this provides great inspiration!
Ditch those tired grilled cheese sandwiches made from plain old cheese and bread, and try something different in your grilled sandwich
. Goody Blog has a great entry on new ideas for your boring sandwiches.
I saw this featured in Real Simple Magazine (one of my favorite magazines ever!) and thought this would be so cute in a kitchen. How about making clothes hooks out of old silverware
? Lifehacker supplies the instructions for making this project happen in your house.Get Inspired:
The Space Between My Peers has a fabulous entry on wardrobe choices for stay-at-home moms
. I noticed that a ponytail and a jog suit were not included. Oh well!
Clever Dude has a great entry on how to breathe new life into that old lawnmower
of yours. For most people, this is the season. For us, we still have snow on the ground! Enjoy!
Jeri's Organizing & Decluttering News has a great list of sites you can use to swap the belongings you already have
. I can't wait to really go through this list as there are so many sites to choose from.
As if the entry above wasn't enough motivation for getting your pantry organized, read Not Made of Money's list of reasons why a disorganized pantry costs you money
Selling a house is difficult. Selling a house with kids running around is even more difficult. Parent Dish has a great entry on tips you can use when trying to sell your house
and keep it ready for the realtor. This is a great entry- don't miss it!News You Can Use:
Jenn, over at Frugal Upstate, has a great site that she found for creating pictures for your profile. I tried it out and it worked like a dream. If your picture is looking a little outdated on your MySpace, You Tube, or blog accounts- update it with her suggestion! Great find, Jenn!
It's Not about Your Stuff! found a handy tool for calculating percentages that makes it as easy as pie. Bookmark that resource!
Have a student loan with Sallie Mae? Be sure to read Make Love, Not Debt's entry on how Upromise has partnered with the company to help you pay down your existing loans faster. Excellent, excellent tip!
Have a child suffering from eczema? Parent Dish has a great entry on a homemade recipe you can use to help treat your child's eczema. Best of all, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Shakhammer has an awesome entry on how to care for granite countertops. Hint: they are NOT indestructible!
Crafty Daisies has a great entry on how to figure out what type of fabric you bought by doing a burn test. As someone who frequently buys fabric from thrift stores, this is a goldmine of information!
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