Techy Tuesday: All Spam Doesn’t Come in a Can

Remember when junk mail filled your mailbox?  Credit card applications for your dog.  Ed McMahon telling you that you won the lottery.  It wasn’t too hard to tell what was junk then. If you have had an email for more than two days, you probably have realized that junk mail went digital.  It can clog […]

Techy Tuesday: Budgeting for Computer Needs

Lots of people, especially entrepreneurs, think they can get by with whatever computer they can dig up from a garage sale.  It’s certainly important to guard cash flow, but think twice about using unreliable equipment.  A computer doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest, but you want it to turn on every single day.  […]

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Want to buy a computer, but don’t know what you need? There’s a lot of stuff out there, and everyone is trying to sell you something. Here’s your chance to get an easy-to-read tip sheet on what is what with computers. Join my email list, and I’ll send you a FREE tip sheet explaining the […]

Techy Tuesday: Working on the Go? Plan accordingly

I predict that the office cubicle will be as extinct as the mimeograph machine in a decade.  If you don’t know what a mimeograph machine is, um, well, let’s just call it a manual copier with a distinctive smell that went the way of the 8-track tape.  And if you don’t know what an 8-track […]

Techy Tuesday: Make your computers work for you, not against you

Change can be hard. One of Newton’s Laws of Physics says “for every action there is a reaction.” Newton was a real deep guy. Basically, he was saying that there is no such thing as inaction. By not changing, you cause a reaction, too. I call it The Law of Burying Your Head in the […]

Four Principles of a Family-Friendly Job

When I worked full time in the corporate world, I was blessed to work for a company that was family friendly in almost every sense of the term. Most everyone in our 30-person office was married. Most of our outside staff were also family men and women. We had company parties that included spouses and […]

Can You Work AND Homeschool? I Do

It’s tough getting by on one income. Like tight with a capital T. I quit working full time when I was pregnant with my second child, the week after I finished my MBA. Great timing? We thought we were in pretty good shape. No debt, except the mortgage. A little savings. A budget. Boy, were […]

Income Idea: Sell Outgrown Clothing and Toys

Most moms are always looking for a way to help generate a little extra money, if it’s only to be able to finance another purchase.  An odd job here or there stretches the budget.  One project I have done off and on for several years is sell our outgrown clothes and toys.  There are several options […]

Christmas Gift Idea: Craft Fairs, Street Vendors, and Etsy, Oh My

When I shop, and especially when I Christmas shop, I search high and low for gifts that are unique and fit my recipient’s personality.  I want the gift to really make them light up with excitement.  I’m not looking for expensive or big, but fun and out-of-the-ordinary.  My three tenets of gift shopping are unique, […]

Mom’s Monday Mingle Blog Hop – Come Have Fun!

I’ve been blogging at MomToManyGirls for almost two years now.  I’ve had so much fun meeting new people and reading other blogs.  One way to find new blogs is to visit Blog Hops or Linky Parties or whatever someone calls them.  Lots of bloggers get together and leave links to their blog or particular posts, […]