Hooray for coffee!

Photo by Yes Becky This is a great find from my all-time favorite household management tool – the internet. It’s a free Starbucks Recipe E-Book. Here’s to saving money by making overpriced-yet-scary-how-many-times-they’re-necessary espresso drinks at home! HT to Money Saving Mom.

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Things I like – how’s that for a niche?

This past week I’ve been researching niche focus – the idea that blogs with a super-concentrated topic ultimately fare better – both communally and monetarily – than blogs with wide-arched content. I’ve surveyed the go-to blogs high and low, gathering all the info I can in the short amount of free time I’m allotted in (read more…)

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6 little ways Mommy & Daddy can stay connected

I don’t need to tell you how hard it is to stay sane when you spend all day with the 5 and under crowd. It’s easy to forget that you’re married, that you’re not only a mom, and that your relationship with your husband is essential. In fact, it’s essential to being a good mom. (read more…)

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Toggl: a nifty time management tool for COOs of the Home

I work at home as a part-time graphic designer, and I also manage a lot of my work as a stay-at-home mom on the computer. Combine that with using language learning software, writing two blogs, reading plenty more, and keeping up with friends and family far away, that can equal a lot of computer time. (read more…)

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The best, easiest brownie recipe in the world

This recipe from the Williams-Sonoma Dessert Cookbook is the best brownie recipe in the world. We make it often (too often, perhaps?), and they don’t last long. I love that it’s all ingredients I usually have on hand, that it only dirties one saucepan, and that my three-year-old can bake alongside me. Brownies 1/2 c (read more…)

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