The War in Iraq

This Friday Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister, took the stand at the official inquiry into the Iraq war. The UK people have been demanding this inquiry for some time, and now the question regarding the legality of the UK entering into the war in Iraq with the United States in 2002 is finally being addressed....more

The Truth Behind Reward Credit Cards

Airline miles! Cash back! Free stuff! Rewards points! Who could resist the joy of getting something simply for buying the things you normally buy, right? Who among those of us drawing breath and having a pulse haven't been asked by some store, bank, airline, or frequent buyer club to apply for their credit card because it has the best rewards around? ...more

I know how it feels to call and complain to a credit card company only to be ignored and ...more

Staying within a Budget

Prior to Dave Ramsey's book, The Total Money Makeover, my husband and I set up our budget. We decided how much we needed to keep in our checking account each pay period to cover bills and how much cash we needed during the two weeks. ...more

New Routine for Saving Time, Money and Sanity in 2010

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore How many hours a month do you spend doing mundane chores, like shopping for groceries? ...more

Parenting Magazines

When I was pregnant I recieved several subsricptions to different parenting magazines, I ...more

Shirking responsiblity

I'm not one to shirk responsibility. If I say I'll do something, it's done. Even in the throws of mothering a newborn, an infant and a two-year-old, I fulfilled obligations. A couple were a tad late, but they were fulfilled none-the-less. But lately, I've been wanting to throw all of my outside obligations aside and start over. It's not that I don't enjoy them, it's that other things are more important and it is now crystal clear to me what I am called (yes, I used that word) to do....more

Life As We Blog It

This weekend at Life As We Blog It, Camp Ali talks about designing her life while Team Celine questions birthdays, family, and Miss America. Check it out at

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State Of The Union: We Need Help With Child Care Expenses

I’ve read a flurry of articles in the past week to accompany data that show changing gender roles in earning power and marriage.  Many of these articles accompany flip headlines and amusing photos—images of the 1980’s comedy “Mr. Mom,” or tales of high-earning career women marrying men far less high-powered, simply because, apparently, women now can. This is typical media hype: the truth is, in most two-parent families both partners have to work, the burden is more or less shared, and it’s tough....more

After watching 10 grown ups drool over the iPad launch video- maybe we should just hand all ...more

Seven Tips to Consider When Purchasing Jewelry While on Vacation

You have heard the expression "buyer beware". When you are on vacation and venture out to shop, especially for jewelry, there are a few key things that you need to be aware in order to make sure that you are safe and that you are not being ripped off. ...more