Old Wives’ Tales: Fact or Fiction?

Old Wives’ Tales: Fact or Fiction?

| July 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

You already know that going out with wet hair won’t cause pneumonia, despite hearing your grandmother say just the contrary. And although it’s fun to guess the sex of an unborn child before the ultrasound, we now know that dangling a ring over a mama-to-be’s belly isn’t an accurate way of guessing whether to buy […]

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Homemade Ice Cream Truck Delights

Homemade Ice Cream Truck Delights

| July 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

One of the quintessential sounds of summer, drawing the attention of children all over the country, is the joyful tune emanating from an ice cream truck. You may have seen the joke circulating around Facebook about ice cream trucks: It says something like, “My dad always told me that the ice cream truck played music […]

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The Search for Green Laundry Detergent

The Search for Green Laundry Detergent

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have been reading recently about the additives and contaminants found in laundry detergents. My favorite detergent has been Tide: The clothes come out nice and clean, and they smell great, too. Unfortunately, Tide is one of the detergents that contain a lot of potentially harmful chemicals, it seems. Reading more about this issue, I […]

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Make a Difference for Children in July

Make a Difference for Children in July

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been looking for a good cause, then July is a good month for you. The month of July is Make a Difference for Children Month, a grassroots call to action for adults to do things that will make a difference in the lives of children one-on-one, in groups, and as a whole. Of […]

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TOMS Shoes and Zulily Bring You Big Savings

TOMS Shoes and Zulily Bring You Big Savings

| July 10, 2013 | 15 Comments

Shopaholic Mommy is so excited to announce that two of our very favorite companies are working together, starting today and lasting for the next two days! We know that you are going to want to hear the news, and also that you’ll want to take advantage of excellent savings!
TOMS Shoes are now available on Zulily […]

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Is a Dog the Right Family Pet For You?

Is a Dog the Right Family Pet For You?

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

My family has two cats, who are, of course, well-loved by the kids. Periodically, the topic of getting a dog comes up. Neither my husband nor I want a dog, but the kids are always trying to convince us that we need a canine to round out our family. While we are not going to […]

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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Our resident TopChef and cooking advisor has some Turkey tips for you this holiday season…… It’s just my husband and I in our household, so I rarely make turkey. Perhaps a turkey breast now and then, but never a whole turkey.  Besides I never needed to.  Thanksgiving was always celebrated at my uncle’s house with […]

Shopping

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

Wow, June already; we’re almost halfway through the year! June brings Father’s Day, camp outs, the official start of summer, and some great sales on items that you want and need. Just like last month, June is a good time to buy mattresses; stores deeply discount last year’s stock. We were able to buy new […]

Things to Buy on Sale in February

Things to Buy on Sale in February

With a special holiday involving flowers, chocolate, and hearts coming up soon, you may have been planning to spend your extra money on Valentine’s Day items over the next couple of weeks. If you’re hoping to save money in February, though, those are definitely not the items that will be on sale… at least not […]