She’s part foodie, part tech geek, part mom, and part traveler. When she’s not strolling through the shops of Manhattan or sitting poolside in Mexico, she hangs her hat in the burbs of Seattle, Washington at the intersection of travel, technology, and motherhood. Working side by side with Expedia, she’ll reveal to us the true savings from this popular online travel booking company. Get ready to save hundreds… even while traveling abroad AND with kids!
When your favorite pet gets sick or injured unexpectedly, pet owners are willing to go that extra mile to make sure they feel better. As part of Daily Mom’s celebration of pets this month, let’s look at the benefits of insuring our furry family members.
Women have been relying on at-home hair color for their coloring needs for decades. The convenience and affordability of such systems are revolutionizing how women color their hair. Most coloring systems also include easy instructions and touch-up capabilities that make the hair coloring process seamless. Here are three reasons why choosing an At-Home Hair Coloring System makes sense, and some tips for when you color your hair at home.
Odor eliminating discs can be used in a number of places — diaper pails, garbage cans, stinky shoes, gym lockers, your car trunk, the list goes on and on! But, buying these discs is an unnecessary expense. In fact, you can avoid store bought odor eliminators that are filled with chemicals by making your own using just a few natural ingredients.
This DIY is a fraction of the cost, takes no time to put together, and you probably already have the ingredients. Read on to see just how easy it is to make your own all natural odor eliminating discs!
We all live and breathe by our skincare products, whether it’s our favorite shampoo and conditioner that keeps our locks looking model-worthy or the heavy duty moisturizing lotion that saves our skin during February’s wintry weather. We always seem to be shopping for the latest and greatest, or simply our tried and true favorite, skincare products, spending money every month on the essentials that make up our toiletry arsenal.
We have entered the winter months and when the weather outside becomes frightful, our monthly utility bills do the same. We have put together a helpful guide that can help you reduce the amount of money you’re spending each month on your electricity. These strategies include heating, lighting and powering your home more efficiently while cutting down on the cost associated with each.
Here are 5 tips to saving money on your home electricity bill.
There are several non-negotiable items in our monthly budgets — things like housing, car payments, student loans and insurance. And let’s face it, most of us aren’t exactly thrilled to shell out a portion of our hard-earned money for insurance — especially car insurance.
The fact of the matter is, many of us pay our car insurance diligently (and automatically) every month — and never actually have to use it. We don’t get into any major accidents — and small scuffs from taking a curb too close simply aren’t worth filing a claim for.
The good news is, there are probably a few things you can do to save yourself some money — without sacrificing anything! Here are five tips to help you win big when it comes to car insurance.
With young kids, sometimes taking a “big” vacation just isn’t in the cards. Maybe you have a car-crier, or you recently potty trained or your child just started school. Maybe work schedules don’t allow for a week-long vacation. Maybe your budget doesn’t (because, let’s face it — kids are expensive! And so are vacations).
Or — maybe you took a summer vacation, but would still like to get away with the family for a few days.
Consider taking a state-cation; that is, exploring your own state! Between state parks, historical monuments, fun museums, local festivals and new playgrounds, there are probably lots of places you’ve never been before. Here are 8 reasons on why to take a family state-cation.
We all do our best to put away a bit of cash throughout the year so that the holiday rush doesn’t catch us off guard. But then life gets in the way; the car needs new tires or the washing machine breaks down, and we’re back to square one. So if you could do with a little extra cash in the run up to December 25th this year, then here are a few ideas that could help you raise some helpful funds.
It’s that time of year where our schedules fill up with holiday parties, planning and shopping. Lots and lots of shopping. We spend more money than we anticipated, we buy extra presents and more food than we need. Only to find ourselves with nothing to wear because we have been too busy buying and preparing for others. The holiday party can be a buzz kill if you have nothing to wear. Wouldn’t it be nice to open your closet and with a couple items pull something together?
Whether you’ve been on the healthy path for a long time, or you’re just starting to eat healthier, you’re sure to love this recipe, because, who doesn’t love a good, healthy snack? Here’s a yummy recipe that is sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free… and best of all, it’s delicious!
Inspiration for this creation came in the form of a Chocolate Coconut Chew Larabar. They’re delicious, but at about $1 per bar, they can get expensive. With a little bit of experimentation, we found the perfect combination of ingredients that is even tastier than this popular flavor!
Did you know that podiatrists actually recommend that new walkers up to three years old should be walking barefoot as much as possible? Walking barefoot aids in helping children recognize new terrain, adjust their footing accordingly, and develop balance, movement, and posture! While barefoot is best, there are times when safety is in question and shoes are certainly a must. With the average child outgrowing their shoes by a half size every three to four months, it’s important that a child’s shoes not only fit properly, but are made to function just as they do — run, jump, slide, and tumble.
Our cell phone is like an extra appendage. It’s the one thing that can leave you feeling incomplete if you leave the house without it and unconnected from the world if you happen to lose it. While it seems silly to place so much emphasis on a piece of technology, we consistently dish out over a hundred dollars a month on a phone that has all the bells and whistles, to include an always increasing contract. Even though we couldn’t fathom ditching our phones anytime soon, there are a few ways to ditch the high dollar signs.
We’ve all been there. On our way out the door, helping your child put on the shoes that you bought only a month ago and suddenly you’re struggling to get them on. Your child starts whining that they hurt their feet and you feel the angst of having to reach into your pocket and shell out more money for shoes so soon. Little feet grow faster than little legs, almost over night it often seems. While shoes can be expensive, especially if you’re forced to buy a new pair every few months, let alone every new season, there are a few ways to make the most of your shoe shopping experience so that when that time comes, you’ll be prepared — physically and financially.
What do you do when you had your heart set on making your baby’s food at home, but you didn’t get that fancy baby food maker you so eagerly put on your registry?
You make it anyway. No special baby food making equipment needed!
Today’s tutorial for making your own baby food utilizes single foods that are best steamed prior to puree: carrots (one of our favorites), squash, broccoli, spinach, greens, whole peas, green beans and so many more. Read on for all the details!