Former City Finally Living Up to Its Potential

I lived in Poughkeepsie for much of the past decade, though I did eventually decide to sell my home and move to Stamford to increase my access and exposure to the greater NYC area. For several years, especially in the middle of the decade, I would tell people anybody who would listen that Poughkeepsie was […]

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Etsy Vendor Confession: Zed’s Zombie Ranch

I love Etsy. It’s also kind of a reverse guilty pleasure/confession of mine. I like to shop, I wouldn’t say anymore than the average woman, and possibly less, but I am addicted to the convenience of online shopping. I’m also an Amazon Prime member, and that’s its own full-on confession. So, I also try to […]

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How to Eat Healthy with Three Kids

Eating healthy is difficult for everyone. This is especially true for moms, who might want to indulge after a full day of stressful parenting. However, the eating habits you develop as an adult will be observed and picked up by your kids. It is important to set an example for how to appropriately address sugar […]

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Etsy Vendor Confession: Lost Apostle

I love Etsy. It’s also kind of a reverse guilty pleasure/confession of mine. I like to shop, I wouldn’t say anymore than the average woman, and possibly less, but I am addicted to the convenience of online shopping. I’m also an Amazon Prime member, and that’s its own full-on confession. So, I also try to […]

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Real Estate Commissions and Why They Suck

I’ve lived in my current home for almost ten years—a third of the way through our thirty-year mortgage. It’s a lovely home in a fantastic area of our town, and my husband and I have been able to create a wonderful place for our kids to grow up. The home sale happened so long ago […]

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Five Easy Ways to Reduce Household Waste

How long can you go without thinking about climate change? Some people can go several days without thinking about how the Earth is in danger. Personally, I can’t go more than a few hours without breaking out in a cold sweat. If you’re in the latter category, I feel you, sister. But what can we […]

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How to Clean Ceiling Cornices

Now at this point, you know this isn’t just a cleaning blog. Sure, I’m a housewife, but I see myself more as the office manager of this home—I do the taxes, pay the mortgage, do the yard work, and make sure everybody sticks to their schedule. And yeah, I clean and cook and do grocery […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Household Chores

I’ve said multiple times that this isn’t a cleaning blog. However, cleaning comprises part of my day. So here we are.  We all have trouble keeping our homes clean and organized. Hell, I’ve been doing this thing ful-time for more than a decade, and I still let me dishes sit in the sink overnight to “soak.” We all love […]

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Why I Don’t Post Pictures of My Kids

I’ve had this blog for a little while now, and I know that there’s a pretty solid readership out there (hey, girls). One of you recently reached out to pick my brain about something I’d never really considered—posting pictures of our kids on the internet. I spend a lot of time talking about my kids […]

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Teaching Your Partner About Financial Health

While my husband is currently the breadwinner of our house, he is not the most financially savvy person. In fact, while I was working full-time, I balanced my finances, the finances of my clients, and my husband’s money—all without making a single error. Now that I manage our home, financial management and security falls to me, and […]

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