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Wrestling with Election as a Swing Voter

I've always been a Democrat, but this year I've found myself wrestling with the issue. I don't want to give Obama a free pass. And I don't think Mitt Romney is Satan. Neither man is the anti-Christ. I wrote a series of posts over at The Broad…
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Keep Your House Clean By Getting Chores Done (Without Working)

I've stumbled headfirst into Awesome. It's a clean house. Not spotless like my OCD neighbors (you know who you are), but pretty orderly. My secret is chores. I hear parents say all the time that they can't keep up with their kids' messes.…
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Change My Life: The "Mistake" of Motherhood

The Feminine Mistake Several years ago my Between the Covers Book Club read The Feminine Mistake, by Leslie Bennetts. This was an intense discussion between women who had made a variety of choices for a variety of reasons, who were…
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Law of Attraction & Money: Coupon Chief Living

  We live frugally. It's not some vow of poverty we've taken or anything, but my parents were raised by Depression-Era Mormons. It's a way of life passed down generationally. We're frugal so we don't go without. We buy food in bulk,…
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Law of Attraction & Money: The Jig is Up Standardized Testers

  The whole state just finished their Standardized Tests. If you're a parent you know that the entire school year has been hijacked by making sure kids pass these tests. It's legislation called No Child Left Behind and was the major…
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Law of Attraction & Money: Spring Break Staycation, Frugal or Free

It's Spring Break and we're staying home. We live in a town where people come for vacation. The kids and I made a list of free and frugal things we want to do this week. $2 movie matinee, Alvin and the Chipmunks Shipwrecked, ($6) Great…
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Law of Attraction & Money: Very Frugal Santa

Somewhere out there I know there's a mother or father who is feeling guilty this Christmas season. There are lots of reasons for feeling guilty around the holidays. "I can't afford to buy my kids exactly what they want," and "I bought my kids…
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Law of Attraction & Money: Is College Becoming a Money-Sucking Debt Trap?

Time Magazine has an article about the money sucking, drastically bad investment that many college degrees are becoming in this country and it's making me rethink my attitude about my kids getting a college education. Our parental attitude…