Category: My Blog

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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Creating a Household Budget

Everyone has a preferred way to handle personal finances. Some of us spend what we’re comfortable with and look at the bank account at the end of the month. Others of us meticulously track every single cent that leaves the wallet, then create a detailed personal spending analysis at the end of the month. Can […]

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First Day of School: How to Deal

Separation anxiety is very, very real—I have it, my friends have it, and you, dear reader, probably have it. Your kids, up until this point, have had a series of first. They’ve started walking, they’ve started talking, they may have even learned an expletive or two. This, however, is the first ‘first’ that takes them […]

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Natural Ingredients for DIY Cleaners

If you’re anything like me, you pay a lot of attention to the ingredients of your housekeeping supplies. When I’m not taking care of the kids, I’m working on projects around the house—small repairs, organizing, and cleaning. My cleaning kit is like a second spouse—some weeks, I spend more time with that thing than I […]

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Managing your Mortgage

Managing your mortgage is the first step to maintaining a successful and organized household. Whether you are a new homeowner just getting the hang of payments or amount to pay off your house completely, it is imperative to understand how your mortgage works. As the head of my household, mortgage payments and financing fall to […]

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