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Tips for the Chief Financial Mom


According to one study, nearly 60 percent of mothers manage and control their household expenses alone, with 30 percent sharing the responsibility with their spouses, and just 11 percent relinquish total control of their family’s finances to their husbands. Many of these Moms are also working which means they are trying to balance work and home life in addition to…

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Spring Cleaning For Your Finances


It’s the time of year when we clean out the gardens, the garage and the gutters but it’s also a good time to take a look at your finances. Your taxes are done and now is the time to take stock of where you are, where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. If you have…

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5 Reasons Your Family Should Bank with a Credit Union


We understand what it’s like for busy moms who are managing a household and juggling many different priorities. You live with purpose every single day and you’re looking for ways to bring your household budget down while maintaining a high quality of life for your family. Your Credit Union offers a personal touch to you, the individual. We offer lower…

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This Dyson Vacuum Sucks! ;)


Summertime: days are longer, sun is warmer, clothes are lighter, floors are dirtier…..ugh what? Yes, it’s a sad fact that my house is often found a little less clean in the summer months. We’re outside a lot, so if it’s nice out you’re not apt to find me cleaning. I’ll be at the pool or beach with the kids, or…

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Kid Friendly, DIY Bird Suet


Our winter was mild and without much snow, until that is, the past couple of weeks. With the snow and freezing rain, comes “snow days” from school, and today marks our 5th one in 14 days! Oy! Since I work from home, on snow days the kids are home with me. They keep themselves pretty occupied for the most part so I…

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DIY Meal Plan Whiteboard


A few years ago I decided to make a meal planning board that I could put on my fridge to plan the weeks dinners out ahead. It was a great idea, and I used it….for a few weeks, and then I got away from it and stopped using it. It ended up in the cupboard, never throwing it out because…

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2015 Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree!


I am somewhat of a perfectionist in the way that I like everything to match or complement each other. Clothes, make up, shoes, decor, paint etc. etc. So it is no surprise that I would also want my Christmas tree to be matchy-matchy too! The first year my husband and I had our first Christmas tree together, our living room…

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7 Reasons Why I Shop Early For Christmas


Halloween is barely over with, but it’s the next holiday that is on my mind already – Christmas!! Before I had kids, I LOVED being out in the hustle and bustle of shopping during the holiday season. Hitting up the malls and stores while listening to Christmas songs playing overhead and Christmas decor all about. It really made it feel like Christmas! Christmas of 2007 changed it all…

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Revamping My Flower Gardens


Even though a couple of years ago I redid the flower garden around our house (you can see that here), this year I wanted to do another revamp for a few of reasons: In the summer the garden bed looks colourful and full, but in the spring, fall and winter it looked quite bare, and I wanted something that looked good…

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At Long Last, My Kitchen Reno – Before and After!


It seems like it has been years since I’ve been saying that I wanted to re-do my kitchen and dining room, but time, budget or the push was never really there. In the fall of 2013 we listed our house for sale on the market and then I had said that if it didn’t sell in 3 months that I…

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