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Month: February 2014

Preparedness on the Cheap: Making a Phone List

Preparedness on the Cheap: Making a Phone List

One of the cheapest preparedness activities you can do is to make a phone list. This very easy activity will give you and your family peace of mind when an emergency arises. This list will also let your family know who you prefer to do business with as well as who to call if they can not contact you.You might think you have all the important numbers memorized, but that does not mean your children, any caretakers, or other family…

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Single Mamas: Life Does Get Better

Single Mamas: Life Does Get Better

Dear Single Mamas: Life Does Get Better. Someone said this to me when I was going through my divorce and I thought I couldn’t be a single mama, full-time working mama, soccer mama, and whatever hat I also needed to wear. I thought life was going to be even harder when I realized I was truly on my own and their father wasn’t going to be an active part of their life. But life got better. And it will for…

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Monday Frugal Update

Monday Frugal Update

From last week’s post, I told you about the van battery dying and having to get a new one. A friend was able to put a different battery in my van until I could get something else. On our way to Rob’s house Saturday we got a different battery at Mills Fleet Farm. That battery cost me $77 which is about $50 less than in the town we live nearby. Rob put the battery in for me which saved me…

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day…

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day…

…And this is a holiday that I don’t care for. Commercials proclaiming “Show her your love on this special day.” Really? If you really are in love, shouldn’t you be showing her or him your love everyday? To me, love is not flowers, jewelry, expensive clothes, expensive dinners, and whatnot. Those things are nice and can show appreciation, but to me they do not show love. Love is changing the oil in the car, changing the light bulb when it…

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Choosing Easy vs. Challenging

Choosing Easy vs. Challenging

Some days, it is a war in my mind. The war isn’t a new one, at least not to me. I am sure it is not a new one to anyone. The war of doing something the easy way versus doing something challenging or will challenge me. I have written about laziness and entitlement before. This is not what I mean in this respect. A lot of people find life easier by taking the easy way: everything handed to them,…

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Monday Frugal Update

Monday Frugal Update

This week was going really well until Monday. I know today is Tuesday, but Monday was very frustrating for me and going to be a bit expensive to me. The battery is dead in my van. The van would not start at home in -15 degree temps. Considering I don’t work well in those temps either, I didn’t really blame the van. However, locking the keys in the van and having no clue where your second set is does not…

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