Live on Less

In order to live on less, it is necessary to make some tough choices. You have to be aware of what is truly necessary in life, and what is not. The difference between wants vs. needs. For instance, having a cell phone so you can keep in touch with people no matter where you are … Continue reading

Review: Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste

Recently I posted about  the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen. Colgate sent me another product to review as well. Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste. This toothpaste was created to help with very specific issues, such as repairing early tooth and gum issues. It helps with tartar buildup, gingivitis, and in preventing cavities. The … Continue reading

Frugal Holiday Finds

Frugal Holiday Finds

For me, holiday shopping starts as soon as Christmas is over. I begin by picking up clearance items for the next holiday season. Wrapping paper, ribbons, gift bags and boxes, tins, goody bags, small stocking stuffers, holiday cards, and more. Last year I picked up quite a bit, including a 4-pack of holiday pencils for … Continue reading

Small Business Ideas for Single Moms

Small Business Ideas for Single Moms

(This is article was first published on Examiner.com, September 27, 2009. I hope you find it useful, and maybe find a career you would like to try. ~ Shannon) September is Small Business Month. What better way to celebrate this than by considering what small business you, as a single mom, would like to run. … Continue reading

September is Mold Awareness Month

September is Mold Awareness Month

(This is an article that was first published on Examiner.com, September 26, 2009. I hope none of you have this problem, but I thought I would post it just in case. ~ Shannon) Does your home have a mold problem? Single moms in the Bangor area should be aware that September is Mold Awareness Month, … Continue reading

Simple Crafts to Honor September 11

Simple Crafts to Honor September 11

(This is another article that was first published on Examiner.com, September 11, 2009. I hope you find it useful. ~ Shannon) Single moms understand the importance of happiness in the home. They do not want to visit sadness upon their little families. They want to see their children happy and eager to love others. September 11th can be a … Continue reading

Tips for National Coupon Month

Tips for National Coupon Month

(The article below was placed on Examiner.com, September 26, 2009. Enjoy! ~ Shannon.) September is National Coupon Month. Many Bangor area single moms need to be frugal, and using coupons can be a huge help. If you used coupons when you shopped, and added up the savings at the end of the year, you would … Continue reading