We all did it–as we got close to that 40th week, we all went out and bought Dreft so we could wash our newborn’s clothes in non-irritating laundry detergent. I was faithful about splitting up the baby’s clothes from the rest of the family’s–washing it in Dreft, then putting it through an extra rinse cycle, all to make sure there wasn’t anything left over to harm baby. And, around the 3 month old mark, I stopped. Figuring my child was old enough to not be irritated by soaps, I mixed everyone’s clothes and washed in my normal household detergent. But have you ever stopped to really think about this? Why are we so careful with [Read more…] about Laundry Detergent that’s Good for You
Breezy Mama’s Queen of the Caboodle Kelly shares the fabulous beauty tips she learned from her mom.
Ever have an,” OH MY GOSH…I am becoming my MOTHER” moment??? Especially now that I have kids, I am stopped dead in my tracks when my mother’s voice and words are coming out of MY MOUTH (e.g. “Don’t get fresh with ME, young lady!” and,”Your face is going to freeze that way!”). In addition to sounding like my mother, I have [Read more…] about Beauty Tips My Mother Taught Me
Finance at a glance contributed by Geezeo
Whole Foods, not Whole Paycheck
by Michelle Pfennighaus
Time and time again I hear the same story: “I want to shop at Whole Foods [or other health food grocery store] but it’s too expensive.”
Let me start by saying this: Food Should Cost Money. The only thing in your life more important than food is water. Not TVs, not cars, not even heating your home. Not even that cute little dress in the catalog that came in the mail yesterday. The one with the V-neck and shirring… wait… No. Food and water.
Ok, so I understand the shopping dilemma. Milk and Cheerios at the conventional grocery store cost less than their counterparts at Whole Foods.
But what if it’s more about shopping habits than the store you happen to shop in?
When you really start to shop smart you’ll find that it is the conventional grocery stores that cost you more.
1. So start planning, sista
This is maybe the most important step to eating well/spending less. Before you hit the store, decide what you are going to cook and make a list of things you need to buy. Do this in your kitchen so if a recipe calls for garlic you can look and see if you already have enough. And this is a great point – make your meal plan around things you already have in the house and you will need to buy much less. And learn from my mistakes [Read more…] about Make Sense of Your Money: 4/24/09