Life Checklist for People in Their 20’s and 30’s

I was a mom before I ever hit my 20’s, and we did not have much money. I don’t regret that time of my life in the least, but I have learned a few things all young adults should know. My daughters are now in their mid 20’s. Both have been known to hold down two jobs at once, and they know how to stretch … Continue reading Life Checklist for People in Their 20’s and 30’s

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, and that they should inspect their homes for mold. Here … Continue reading September is Mold Awareness Month

Battle Depression without Medication

(This article was first published on Helium.com. I am not a doctor or other healthcare professional, but these tactics do help me – and I am no longer on medication. Also, being on medication, and having to pay to see doctors and other professionals, is expensive – even when you are only paying co-pays. It is great if you can keep depression under control in … Continue reading Battle Depression without Medication

Guest Post: 8 Ways Preventive Dental Care Can Save you Money

Contributed by: Carolyn D. Holden Our proactive oral guidelines will prevent major health concerns later on An apple a day keeps the dentist away. Brush your teeth twice each day. Don’t eat sugary snacks before bedtime. All of these statements are very wise preventive dental care tips. Actually, they are probably pieces of advice that your dentist has been prescribing for years. But did you … Continue reading Guest Post: 8 Ways Preventive Dental Care Can Save you Money

Homemade Shampoo Recipes

Mama Kalila visited the blog and commented not long ago and mentioned homemade shampoo. I asked if she had any recipes and she directed me to her “no poo” post on her blog. I have posted the link to the recipes in the sidebar, but you can visit her blog at http://www.mamakalila.blogspot.com/. I enjoyed my visit there very much. Shannon Continue reading Homemade Shampoo Recipes

Medical Identity Theft

Pennie over at the Empty Nest blog had an post that is of interest to all of us on her blog on January 8th. It refers to medical identity theft, and tells us the basic events regarding her 6 year old granddaughter. You can read the blog here: http://empty-nest.contentquake.com/2009/01/08/medical-identity-theft/#comment-5544.   I thought that this was important enough to pass along to everyone. I couldn’t afford … Continue reading Medical Identity Theft

No Money for Gas (Oh my!)

By Shannon Buck – Copyright July 2007 Well, they say that America is overweight, so this will certainly help some of us with that problem, including me. On average, each adult should be getting about 10,000 steps each and every day. How many of us actually do that? I rarely ever do. Children are supposed to be getting at least and hour of activity in … Continue reading No Money for Gas (Oh my!)