5 Steps to Safely Go From Two Incomes to One

Do you dream about quitting your job and staying home with your kids? If so, you’re not alone. For some women, their family’s financial circumstances make it easy for them to leave their jobs. But for many others, giving up an income requires intense planning and serious sacrifice. You don’t want to … [Read more...]

Make Newspaper Plant Pots – Start Seedlings the Earth-Friendly Way

It's time to get those gardens ready! If you like to start your own pots from seedlings, you need a container to start them in. How about the option of creating new pots from something you already have laying around the house? That's what you can do when you make newspaper plant pots!  Make … [Read more...]

What Should You Buy in May? My Local CBS News Morning Segment

  We are saying goodbye to April showers (hopefully!) and hello to May flowers with the best deals for the month of May! Year in and year out, there are particular items that tend to be on sale every May. If you're wondering "What Should You Buy in May?" that was our topic today when I … [Read more...]

4 Tips for the Perfect Picnic!

I know I can't be the only one who is super excited about spring. Even though we had a pretty mild winter here in Minnesota, it's still colder than those pretty spring days or even warmer summer days that will be here soon. The warmer weather means it's time to get OUTSIDE to enjoy all those things … [Read more...]

Take the “Are You a True Hero of the House” Quiz

Fun fact: You don't need to wear a cape, have the ability to fly, or actually have ANY type of super powers to be a hero. You can save the world, or at least HELP to save the world, by making eco-friendly choices every day and making sure your household uses energy efficiently to produce a lower … [Read more...]

Women and Finances: Own Your Future

While we're not living in the 1960s when women couldn't open a credit card in their own name and many people frowned upon women working outside of the home, we still have a long way to go for women to be on even financial footing with men! I think we all crave financial stability, but so many things … [Read more...]

How to Sharpen Your Garbage Disposal

In a perfect world, garbage disposal blades would stay sharp forever. But, in the real world that's just not the case. These blades get dull, simply by using them. This is especially true if things like bones and even grease accidentally make their way down the drain. Fortunately, there are … [Read more...]

How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft is no joke. Several years ago, someone stole my purse. I called my bank and cancelled my credit cards. But the thief was quicker than I was. They robbed me of almost $5,000. They ruined my credit. They stole my identity. They violated me. It took me almost two years to get the mess … [Read more...]

What Should You Buy in March? My Local CBS News Morning Segment

    March is almost here! While we don't have any big shopping holidays to celebrate in March (unless you count St. Patrick's Day), there are particular items that tend to be on sale every March. If you're wondering "What Should You Buy in March?" that was our topic today when I … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Line-Drying Clothes – It’s Not Just the Energy Savings!

The other day, I happened to overhear a conversation about line-dried clothes that made me sad. It seems these good people did not appreciate naturally dried clothes, citing the fact that they were "crunchy." It's true that clothes dried outside tend to be stiff, but about 30 seconds of wearing or … [Read more...]