Saving For a Rainy Day…or Living for a Sunny Day?

First Beach Trip

In our home, 2015 has become known as the year we tackle our money issues. We are working hard to save, budget, and pay off debts that we have accumulated in 7 years of marriage (and some we each brought to the marriage). We have a little "Rainy Day" fund, saving for things we want to do with the boys later in the year. For us, that means lots of budgeting for each paycheck so that we can enjoy … [Read more...]

6 Things to Buy for Cold & Flu Season

6 things to buy for cold & flu season

Cold & flu season is wrecking havoc all over the country this year. So many people are being hospitalized, or at the least, stuck in bed with the sniffles, body aches, fevers, and all the other usual symptoms. In our home, we have battled with sinus infections, ear infections, and the common cold. Nothing too major, but when it hits, everyone passes it around and we all feel like … [Read more...]

How to Lose Weight as a Couple…and Stay Sane while Doing it!

How to Lose Weight as Couple..and stay sane while doing it!

Many couples claim that the best way to lose weight is to do it with their partner -- after all, who better than the person you already share a lifestyle with? ¬†At the same time, so many couples cite weight loss by one partner as a source of problems in their relationship. Since weight loss is easier with a partner, and because it can also be a source of change within in a relationship, it … [Read more...]

Balance – My Word for 2015

Balance for 2015

For a few years now, I have seen others choosing a word to sum up their upcoming year and sharing it on social media. To me, this seems too much like a superstition, or a new year's resolution I'm sure to fail. This year, however, I decided that I wanted to have a word to live by, in all aspects of my life. It's worth a try, right? For 2015, it didn't take long for me to decide what word … [Read more...]

Winter Driving Tips to Keep your Family Safe

5 Winter Driving Tips to Keep your Family Safe

Many families find themselves traveling great distances in the winter season, especially right at the holidays. It is important that you do all you can to keep yourself, your partner, and your kids safe during these travels. Read on for 5 winter driving tips that will keep you and your family safe during the snow, ice, and other inclement weather! Eyes on the prize! Be sure to keep your … [Read more...]

Protecting your Identity with the Fellowes M-12C Shredder


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for¬†Fellowes Brands. I received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. With the holidays here, lots of shopping is being done. Credit cards are being used, so statements are arriving in the mail. Many stores can run your check and hand it right back to you, … [Read more...]