Why It's So Important to "Make Noise" About the Gender Wage Gap

"Make noise. Make people aware of the situation, and don't let up." ~ Theresa Sutton It's hard to talk about the gender wage gap. We might fear getting fired for bringing it up, whether to our managers or on social media. We might not even consider asking for more money, or we might not know how to start. ...more
Yes Reese22 as you prove, women are incredibly articulate about priorities--just ask! ...more

POTUS Says Fighting for Family Issues Is Our Responsibility, Too. He's Right.

"Women's rights—whether that's equal pay, whatever the case might be—it's not just for women. When women benefit, everyone benefits." ~ Towanda Long, Queenocracy.com, waiting to participate in #ObamaTownHall...more
Second that! and second that over and over! All power to women! Thank you BlogHer and SheKnows.more

President Obama Talked to Lisa Stone and a Group of Working Women. Here's What He Wants Us to Know.

It's been a pretty big day around SheKnows today. You know, there were donuts in the break room this morning ... and we hosted a Town Hall with the President! ...more
The unemployment rate has NOT dropped as you want people to believe and NOT ONE person is ...more

Household Items We Stopped Buying

Goodness we buy so so so many household products weekly & monthly and just waste our money.  In this post I am going to be discussing 10+ items I stopped buying which started saving our family over $100/month in the long run.  Initially it may be an investment if you don't have some of these items but if you look at it for years to come you will save tons of money....more

Cat Entertainment 101: From Kitten Toys To Scratching Post

My kitten is currently chewing on my laptop. And putting her on the ground with a scolding apparently equates in her tiny cat mind to a great game, because she promptly levitates off the ground and does it all over again.I have a house full of cat toys, three scratching posts, and various homemade toys as well intended to entertain this kitten (Name: Matilda Precious Baby). But the vast majority serve only as decoration. However, there are several cat toys that, once I get Matilda Precious Baby (MPB) started, she will play with. Those include the following:...more

5 FREE Steals When Decorating On A Budget!

5 FREE Steals When Decorating On A Budget!Decorating can seriously burn a hole in your pockets – then before you know it you’re spending hundreds on items you could probably make yourself.  And if you don’t have time to make it yourself  than try being self-efficient in regards to resources around you.  All you have to do is shop your home! Keep in mind, you don’t have to be a hoarder or an Art major to major in frugal DIY. I found that in the process of me decorating, some of the things I would buy, I already have!...more

Why It's So Important to "Make Noise" About the Gender Wage Gap

"Make noise. Make people aware of the situation, and don't let up." ~ Theresa Sutton It's hard to talk about the gender wage gap. We might fear getting fired for bringing it up, whether to our managers or on social media. We might not even consider asking for more money, or we might not know how to start. ...more
Yes Reese22 as you prove, women are incredibly articulate about priorities--just ask! ...more

POTUS Says Fighting for Family Issues Is Our Responsibility, Too. He's Right.

"Women's rights—whether that's equal pay, whatever the case might be—it's not just for women. When women benefit, everyone benefits." ~ Towanda Long, Queenocracy.com, waiting to participate in #ObamaTownHall...more
Second that! and second that over and over! All power to women! Thank you BlogHer and SheKnows.more

Swimming to riches

Forget going to law school or training to be a doctor, you can earn a fortune by working in the public swimming pools in Switzerland. I recently signed my six-year old up for private swimming lessons and it is costing a monumental 90 Swiss Francs for a 30-minute session ($90 or £63). I would put him in group lessons, but if you have been following this blog, you will know that my son suffers from dyspraxia and certain things are a bit of a challenge, and swimming is one of them....more

Are American Workers Financially Ready to Retire?

As National Retirement Planning Week winds down, let’s not forget retirement savings should be a topic discussed all year round. Although there has been a mix of articles, some saying personal savings are on the upswing, while others reporting people are not saving at all or are not saving enough, most U.S....more

$500 Kitchen and Living Area Makeover

 I’d owned my home for 5 years and had yet to have a house warming or even invite over people just for the purpose of socializing…why you may ask?...more