Third Anniversary

Traditions are a funny thing. When you are a kid, they are a fundamental part of your family and have so much significance to a time of year. You seem to think they are things everyone does, but of course learn later your parents just make them as you grow ....more

my friend wrote a novel at work – should I tell our employer?

A reader writes: I have a friend and coworker who is a gifted writer. She finished her first novel earlier this year and a publisher has offered her an advance that will let her quit our boring job and write full-time, which has always been her dream. I’m happy for her but morally uneasy knowing that at least 90% of the book was written while she was on the clock ....more

$10 Credit to Children Inspire Design

Children Inspire Design is offering a $10 credit to shoppers though 4/17. Use code tenbucks at checkout. CID carries super cute decor items for kids rooms and beyond ....more

Money Saving Tricks

Hi all! Remember how last week I talked about switching to cloth rags instead of using paper towels? (Although I mentioned we still had a stock-pile of paper towels from a February Costco trip) ....more

7 beliefs about your job search that are all wrong

If you’re like most job seekers, you approach your job search with a set of beliefs about how the hiring process works, what responses from employers are good signs, and what responses are bad signs. But in many cases, those beliefs are flat-out wrong, and some of them can hinder your search. For instance: “The interview went well, so I’m likely to get a job offer.” “I haven’t heard back yet, so I probably didn’t get the job.” “My graduate degree should make me a more desirable candidate.” At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about...more

Top Cloth Diaper Deals of the Week [4/13]

Welcome to BC’s Cloth Diaper Deals of the Week post, brought to you by Kayla at...more

Updated: How to Save Big on Safer Sunscreens [Plus Current Deals]

I’ve updated this popular BC post for 2014. We’re approaching the sunniest season (yay!), and many of us will be buying sunscreen for our tots. Safer sunscreens for babies and kids can be pricey, though ....more

what do you wish you knew before you started hiring people?

Want to win a $150 Amazon gift card? Modis, an IT recruiting and staffing company that connects IT pros with...more

Free Shipping at Pottery Barn Kids Today Only [Easter Baskets & More on Sale]

Shipping is free today only at Pottery Barn Kids. Use coupon coded FREESHIP at checkout. Excludes furniture and rugs ....more

My washing machine, it is fixed.

This is good news indeed. Our washer started having some weird symptoms a little while back, and they exhibited themselves only when I washed several loads right in a row....more