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Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

When it comes to birthday party ideas for boys, one obvious choice would be a western theme –what better way to “corral” a group of lively little boys? There are many fun ideas for birthday parties for boys which will keep them busy and entertained. » Read more

A Child-Friendly Thanksgiving

By Jan Roberts   Traditional celebrations are a wonderful part of childhood, providing young children with an important sense of security and predictability. » Read more

Working from Home: How to Get Your Unsupportive Spouse on Your Side

You’ve finally found the perfect gig to earn some money from home. But just when you think you have it all figured out, you learn that your spouse is not on board with the plan. Whether it’s a concern about money, time, housework, or anything else that might be on his mind, you’ll need to work it out together if you want your new arrangement to succeed. » Read more

How To Become A Work-At-Home Mom

For many moms, the idea of earning money from home rather than trekking off to an office each day has a great amount of appeal. You can get to work in an instant, do your job in your sweatpants if you like, and be at home for your kids when school is out. But setting up that situation for yourself – and making it financially viable – can be tricky. » Read more

Planning a Yard Sale

Is your home becoming over run with useless clutter? What a better way to tidy up your home and put a few extra bucks in your pocket then to have a yard sale? Sound overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be. Yard sales can also be a lot of fun with the proper planning. » Read more

Making the Transition to be a Stay-at-Home-Mom

By Maria T. Pepin Once your maternity leave is over, you may find yourself debating whether or not to go back to work full time or stay home with your new baby. If you are leaning towards being a stay-at-home mom, here are some great tips to get you started on this rewarding journey. Review Your Finances Take a look at how much money your family will lose if you decide to stay home.  You need to determine if working is a financial necessity. Grab your checkbook and write down all the expenses/bills your family has every month. » Read more

Green Cleaning: Make Your Own Natural Cleaners

Environmental awareness is more and more common these days, and people everywhere are looking for ways to “go green”. » Read more

Daily Housekeeping Habits

The daily habits are the things you just have to do every day. We've tried to keep them as simple as possible. The trick is consistency. If you are first starting out, give yourself time to form these habits. Do the best you can and get as much done as you can. Before you know it you will have established new habits and routines and be on your way to the organized life you desire. » Read more

Chore Charts for Kids

Are you trying to get your kids to chip in around the house. Use our free printable chore charts to keep your kids on task. Below are charts for boys and girls. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this page correctly. You can download Adobe Acrobat here. Boy's Chore Chart » Read more

Bi-Weekly Mortgage Calculator

This calculator will show you how much you will save if you make 1/2 of your mortgage payment every two weeks instead of making a full mortgage payment once a month. In effect, you will be making one extra mortgage payment per year--without hardly noticing the additional cash outflow. » Read more