How to Size Your Emergency Fund

In this economy, more and more people are turning to their emergency savings to help them make it through a gap in employment.  The recommended size of an emergency fund differs – some say 3 months, some say 6 and yet others say 12. Personally, I think it depends. Here are some of the things you should consider when deciding how much of a safety net feels comfortable for your situation: ...more
Had same thought. Now somebody needs to write a post about how to have some emergency fun!more

Are Fat Kids' Parents Guilty of Child Abuse?

I was a little shocked to learn that a Cleveland, Ohio 3rd grader was removed from his parents' custody because he is obese. Granted, I need to lose weight, and perhaps that influences my opinion -- but it wasn't intuitive to me that having a fat kid is child abuse. By the way, I am using the term fat intentionally. It is all well and good to soften a message with politically correct terms -- but there are some topics that I think deserve the impact that the harsher words bring to the table....more
Portion sizes are much larger now than they ever were back in the day, even actual plates and ...more

How to Stop the "Mom, Can I have....?"

Do you ever get overwhelmed with these?Mom can I have …?Mom I want to go to …?Mom can we get …?I know I did.I found a couple of things that have really helped with this.Give your Child an Allowance...more
We have a chore chart, each star they receive earns them so many points, once they get twenty ...more

You Should Start Saving for Retirement YESTERDAY

Close your eyes and envision yourself after you retire.   Ignore the havoc gravity has played wrinkles and take a look around you.  Where are you?...more

When Silence is Loud

I've been a full time mom for a little over 9 years now. During that time, I can count on one hand the number of times I've been alone in my house for more than an hour....more

Bringing Home the Bacon

This week's tip is short and sweet......more

New Law Bans Breastfeeding

Today's news is really pushing my buttons this morning.   First Arnold, now this?...more

I don't aggree with the law at all! Personally, I couldn't imagine breastfeeding past two (I'm ...more

Clothes Matter....Do's and Don'ts of Dressing for Success

This post is the sixth in a 7 week series written by some amazing and diverse women.  If you haven't been following along, then please go here to read the first 5 posts and tune in next week for the final one.What is the first thing you think of when you hear Executive Image? ...more

School Uniforms.... Good Idea?