Need to Keep Something Fresh, Dry, and Clean? Wrap It Up!

I have talked previously about how I am really trying to minimize the waste that our fridge produces.  (Okay, that we let happen by not taking care of it or not eating it quickly enough before it goes bad!)  I think we have done a great job at storing our food properly so we can make sure our food stays fresher, longer.  Our fridge is looking great and food is getting eaten which means, we are saving money!  Yay!  

I was on a mission to spread the food saving joy and visited the fridge at hubby's work the other day.  This fridge is used a lot.  It is used to store drinks, condiments, foods, and snacks to feed our church members, kids, and people from the community.  It sees a lot!  I opened the fridge and you know how it is, stuff just gets thrown in there in a rush because people are busy.  That particular day, I found a pitcher of juice that was covered with ClingWrap (which is great!), but there was also an opened can of chili and a package of cookies, opened, that wasn't sealed in any way.  I quickly wrapped these items up with Glad® Press‘n Seal® and put them back in the fridge.  That way, they will last longer and not have the icky fridge taste!

Glad Press'n SealI like to use Glad® Press‘n Seal® for wrapping up leftover pancakes and half eaten cups of yogurt.  It's a hassle free, simple, and even BPA free way to keep your foods fresh.

A great thing about Glad® Press‘n Seal® is for more than just food and beverages.   The boys and I brainstormed about what we could wrap in Glad® Press‘n Seal®.  The boys said it would be great to wrap their shoes and clothes and stick them in a backpack for a rainy campout.  That way, your clothes stay dry!  Also, I had the idea of wrapping diapers and tossing them in the diaper bag for rainy days.  This is even good for every day use, because I can't tell you how many times the diaper in my bag has been wet from leaky cups!  Wrapping up the emergency diaper is always a great idea.

Wrap Outside The Lines Glad Press'n Seal
 

Glad® is encouraging people to "Wrap Outside The Lines" with their fun contest.  Get creative for a chance to win a trip to ride a rooftop rollercoaster in Las Vegas!  Each week, you will have a different challenge.  Simply wrap it, snap a picture of it, and tweet it, along with @GetGlad and you're in!  Check out Wrap Outside the Lines for more information.

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Check out our fun video (and look for the awesome, unplanned "plank" from D:)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glad Food Protection. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

12 Alternatives to “Fifty Shades of Grey” To Strengthen Your Marriage

12 "Fifty Shades of Grey" Alternatives to Strengthen Your MarriageValentine's Day used to be all about love, cards, candy, and little stands popping up everywhere, selling a dozen roses and stuffed animals to men who had forgotten about this crazy little holiday.  This year, however, it seems like everything I see on social media is about the "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon.  Some are adamanatly against it and some cannot wait until they can go with their spouses to see it on, oddly enough, Valentine's Day.  Wherever you stand, I am here to offer you some healthy, good for your relationship alternatives to "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend.  Because while there are likely a lot of men and women who are into this sort of thing, there are SO MANY other resources that I PROMISE will strenghten your marriage and help you have a healthy sex life  and fulfilling relationship long after this whole fifty shades hype is over, if you give them a shot.  I promise.

1.  The Fantasy Fallacy by Shannon Ethridge – (Kindle version on sale for only $2.99 through 2/15) great resource about understanding the true meaning of fantasies and how to deal with them.  It's a perfect response to "Fifty Shades of Grey."  Hubby and I recently took a class with Shannon and she is truly inspiring and has some awesome advice and research based, valuable information to share.

2.  Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage DVD – Mark Gungor is hilarious and presents honest truth about men and women and how to work together to achieve a fantastic marriage.  Or if you're more into books,  Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage:  Unlocking the Secrets to Life, Love, and Marrige by Mark Gungor is available.  We have had the great opportunity to hear Mark speak live and it was amazing!  We came out of the conference refreshed and closer than ever.  (Check out my review of Mark's DVD.)

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3.  Pulling Back The Shades: Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman's Heart by Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery – this book promises to address your desire to be both sexual and spiritual.  These are things that the Church is afraid to talk about, even though God created it!  (read the first chapter here and read a review here and another here!)

4.  Awaken Love:  The Song couple's devotional, couple's kit, and The Song DVD – The Song is a movie released in theaters about love, marriage, and temptation.  While I have not seen the movie, I hear it's a good one.  I was able to review the couple's devotional book, which has been fantastic.  

5.  His Needs, Her Needs:  Building An Affair Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley, Jr. – bestselling book that helps women and men understand each other and how to effectively work on their marriage to make it the best ever.

6.  The 30 Day Marriage Challenge ebook by (DFW blogger) Becky Moseley – see what a difference a month makes!  Complete a challenge every day to make your marriage stronger and better.

7.  The Sexually Confident Wife – Connecting With Your Husband – Mind, Body, Heart, Spirit by Shannon Ethridge – addresses many issues (past abuse, self doubt, guilt, etc) that cause wives to not be confident with their husbands and provides great information that is not crude.

8.  Fireproof DVD – A great movie about love, marriage, and the struggles married couples face.

9.  The Passion Principles:  Celebrating Sexual Freedom in Marriage by Shannon Ethridge – A book about what God wants for married couples.  He created sex for married couples, and Shannon honestly and frankly opens the minds of husbands and wives to celebrate the spirtual, mental, emotional, and physical dimensions of sexuality.

10. Mark Gungor's Butt-Kicking Woman Conference DVD my review – Simply put, so many women are doormats for men to use and abuse however they want.  This is a big problem, especially with "Fifty Shades."  Women expect the man to always fall in love with them, and rarely does that happen.  Mark, along with special guest speakers, shows women how to be confident and kick butt, so there's no room for abusive men.  

11. Ways to Romance Your Husband – awesome (free!) blog post from (DFW blogger) Staci from 7 On A Shoestring (Staci has many great posts about marriage, like 4 Ways To Say "I Love You" Without Saying A Word.

12.  Lastly, if you're looking for a healthy, non-erotica romance novel to read, FamilyChristian.com has many great books for you.  Love stories can be fun and exciting without all of the rest.

12 Fifty Shades of Grey Alternatives To Strengthen Your Marriage

You will find that most of these are Christian resources, but you definitely do not have to be a Christian to reap the benefits.  Most Christians are anti-Fifty Shades and pornography, but I want to point out that there have been countless people write about the negative effects of pornography that are not religious at all.  

"Once the layers are pulled back, it becomes obvious that pornography brings far more harm to our society than good. Its homogenous representations of beauty and sexual activities have created a narrow sexual aesthetic that women must physically harm themselves to achieve. Worse, it consistently features the degradation and abuse of women, valuing them not as people to be respected but objects to be used and creating a climate in which violence is accepted. These negative actions and attitudes against women make it clear that pornography is against the humanist idea that all people are worthy of safety and respect."

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But it really goes beyond the traditional sense of "porn."  Many women say that "Fifty Shades of Grey" isn't porn.  But…it is.  Check out this definition from XXXChurch:

"Porn is anything you use (watch, read, hear, or imagine) that’s used to illicit sexual arousal outside of your spouse."

If you have ever been to this blog before reading this post, you know that I do not typically write about things of this nature.  Also, I am not one to usually jump on the "bandwagon" of mainstream events.  But I want you to know that there is so much more for you and your spouse than this!  Your "porn," whatever it may be, is like settling for a cheap, disgusting microwave dinner when you could be going to a 5 star restaurant.  It's just not worth it.  There are FAR better alternatives than the latest erotic movie craze.  You, your spouse, your family, and your life is worth more than settling for this!  I hope you find something from the above list that is helpful.  Good luck!

 

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Hold On, Imma Take A Selfie (While My Wife Is In Labor)

After reading these hilariously funny posts about selfies and how they have gone too far on Buzzfeed this morning, I decided…it is time.  When I was looking through pictures of my labor with Captain Fussybuckets 6 years ago, I found this little gem.  I had gone in on Halloween with contractions, being a first time mom, I was not sure if it was "time" or not.  (It wasn't.)  They monitored me for a bit and were going to let me go, but they noticed that the contractions were causing the Captain's heart rate to dip unsafely.  SO, long story short, I was over 40 weeks pregnant, in labor, but not *really* in labor, so they gave me some Pitocin (a.k.a. "The Devil's Drug") and on top of that, my epidural didn't work too well.  (Apparently being a redhead with a janky spine who wasn't really in true labor affects that, but anyway.  We live and learn.)  It was a majorly horrible part in my memory, but apparently Hubby was bored and excited and on the brink, in 2008, of this big "selfie" movement.  (If only he had invented the selfie stick!)  So, I present to you…….the "Selfie While My Wife Is In Agonizing Pain" shot:

Labor Selfie

I am happy to report that he was the BEST labor and delivery coach for all three boys and I really think he was trying to capture his excitement and the moment rather than "look how cute I am" selfie.  Although, he is pretty cute, I must say.  I love you, Hubby!

 

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Mark Your Calendar And Join Us For The #JesusCalling Twitter Party

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#JesusCalling Twitter Party

It's time for a fun Twitter Party!  Join me (@CptFussybuckets) and @FamilyChristian as we talk about the best selling book "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young.

When: November 14th 1-2 pm EST

Prizes: 5 participants will win the deluxe edition of Jesus Calling and a $50 appreciation certificate.  5 other readers will win a $50 appreciation certificate.

How: You must follow the host @FamilyChristian

Optional: Follow these amazing co-hosts

@mudpiesandtiara

@Ellenblogs

@ahhmazingrvws

@aliciamarie112

@SimplySherryl

@CptFussybuckets

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@MimiBakerMN

@PeaOfSweetness

@spreadingJOY

More about "Jesus Calling" from the Family Christian Website:

In this special 10th-anniversary edition, Sarah Young shares her own prayer journal with you–including over 100 additional scriptures personally selected by the author. This beautiful keepsake edition, celebrating 10 years of Jesus Calling touching lives all over the world, also includes a beautiful redesign of high-quality bonded leather cover.

Sarah's writings are personal reflections based on Jesus' own words of hope, guidance, and peace within Scripture. As you experience the devotions and the fresh look at Scripture, you will look forward to your time with Him.

Have you read this bestselling book?  What are your thoughts?  Will you join us for the #JesusCalling Twitter party?  Hope to see you there!

Parenting is: “Admitting You Don’t Have It All Together…”

Parenting.  It’s a never ending learning experience.  All kids are different.  You know all of the sayings.  So, Baby Brother takes a lot of naps in my arms, in the carseat, or in the Boba, which allows for a lot of time with the good ol’ smart phone.  As Baby Brother was napping in my arms this morning, I happened upon this tweet from Jon Acuff this morning and you know, it’s good:

Jon Acuff Twitter

I love to post pictures of my family because that’s about all I have the time for.  Blog posts take time to conjure up.  And I am THRILLED to read blog post after blog post about parents not having it all together.  It IS a trend, but it’s a wonderful one.  Makes all of us moms feel less like the Stepford moms and more real with less guilt.  (maybe)

It seems like I haven’t had a personal post here in MONTHS.  Time has really gotten away from me lately.  Apparently, having three kids is way harder than having two.  All those people who say “going from 1-2 is hard, going from 2-3 is easy” are so, so wrong.  I have really taken it easy with Baby Brother, though, and not being all Nap Nazi has really helped the stress level around here.  The Captain had to be in his crib at all designated nap and bedtimes or else we were doomed for the next 24 hours.  He was a very interesting first child for us.  We did the best we could to survive and he has turned out pretty well, so far.  D was more laidback and thus, made it easier on us.  Baby Brother is laid back like D, but he’s also got his own sleep issues like his older brother.  I blame their sleep issues on one thing:  The Paci.  D was the only one who took a paci and the only one to sleep through the night early on.

But, back to the point.  Three kids has been tricky, but I think we have all settled in nicely after 9 (!) months.  We have also started homeschooling which some would say is beyond ridiculous when you’re looking for less stress, but in our experience, traditional school=stress and anxiety.  Maybe our kids are just super attached, but homeschooling is working well for us.  This isn’t necessarily what we will be doing for the next 18 years, but we aren’t going to stress about it.  It’s working now and that’s all that matters.  All three boys are thriving and I am enjoying spending time with them.  It has been tricky to nail down a schedule that works for us (especially with a baby who doesn’t do crib naps often,) but it’s coming together.  I feel like their little brains are coming alive after a summer of too much TV and neglected blocks, Duplos, and puzzles are finally getting much love.

Baby Brother is into everything.  EV.RY.THING.  Including the potty.  Oy.  The only thing that makes me not cringe about that is the fact that the boys are pretty gung ho about the cleaning toilets chore.  Phew!  We are working on keeping the toilet lids closed or at the very least, the door to the bathroom closed.

Soccer season has started and both the Captain and D are playing.  They’re loving it and different practices on different days has taught us some serious time management and planning skills. I honestly cannot imagine doing anything….ever…if the Captain was in public kindergarten.  Some days we have a whole day to prepare for something simple and we are still late.  How does that happen?  Well, it’s probably due to someone having to um….poop…but well, it happens.

So, yeah, three kids has really made this blog have fewer posts, us to have less sleep, less money, more broken objects, less sanity, etc, etc, but it has been a huge blessing.  We love our little guys so, so much.  Our hearts are full and our family is complete, even though our sentences may not be all of the time.

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Simplify Your Busy Days with a Meal Planner! {giveaway, too}

This meal planner post was brought to you by Carrie Elle Shop.  All opinions are mine.

Carrie Elle meal planner

I am admittedly the worst at organization.  I need all the help I can get!  When we were houseparents at the children's home, I was required to turn in a menu a week in advance.  Even though I didn't like actually doing it, having it done was BLISS.  All of my grocery needs for the week were right in front of me and I could grab everything I need in one trip.  Having a meal planner is helpful for many reasons.  

Five Reasons to Start Using a Meal Planner

Here are five reasons why using a meal planner has been helpful for me:

  1. Dinnertime won't be chaos.  I've had many days where I was staring at the fridge at 5 PM, trying to thaw out meat, and finally resorting to something simple like scrambled eggs for dinner.  Hubby walks in, and while he never criticizes what's for dinner, I KNOW he's thinking "eggs again?"  So having a go to plan and knowing exactly when and what I need to do for the night's dinner has been very helpful.
  2. You can serve your family heathier meals.  We have a 3 and 5 year old.  I don't like to use the word picky, but they don't always like to eat healthy foods.  When I have a meal plan, I can plan to add veggies to dishes they love instead of resorting to frozen cheese sticks or mac and cheese every night. 
  3. You can save money.  When I buy only what my family will eat for the week, the grocery bill isn't as high as when I just grab whatever sounds good at the time.  And when there's a meal plan, there isn't as much wasted food.  Meal planners are good for your bank account!
  4. You won't have to resort to eating out.  It is oh so easy to just give up and head to a restaurant or grab fast food.  We can save money this way, too, by actually planning for times to eat out and not blowing the budget on take out.
  5. You can try new things!  I have so many things pinned on pinterest, but they likely will never be made by me unless I plan to make them.  I can buy the groceries that I need and actually make the droolworthy recipes I see every day!

​I am loving this adorable handmade planner from the Carrie Elle Etsy shop.  It is sturdy and the cover is laminated for extra durability.  Carrie has made the perfect meal planner!  There is a place for weekly menus and a tear off grocery list:

Carrie Elle meal planner

Some other fabulous details Carrie has added are pages for holiday and dinner parties, notes, and monthly calendars so you can plan your menu a month at a time.  This is great to prevent making the same thing over and over.
Carrie Elle meal planner

If you aren't using a meal planner, this is a great place to start.  There are 12 monthly calendars, 60 weekly meal planning pages, perforated grocery lists, 10 holiday and dinner party pages, 5 blank pages, and meal planning resources in the back.  It would make a great gift for any mom or dad in charge of meal planning.  Carrie can also personalize them for you!  Order some for teachers, friends, relatives, and yourself at the Carrie Elle Etsy shop.  Keep up with happenings on the Shop Carrie Elle Facebook page and Twitter page.  And Carrie writes one of my favorite blogs, Carrie Elle, so check that out, too!

Carrie is giving away a meal planner to one Life With Captain Fussybuckets fan!  Winner will be able to choose from any in stock meal planner (no personalized planners.)  Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!

Simplify Your Busy Days with a Meal Planner from Carrie Elle

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New Products for Mommies at Anna Naturals {giveaway closed}

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I'm excited to be able to tell you about some new natural products for mommies from one of my favorite companies, Anna Naturals.  These products have been tailor made for new and expectant mommies any all of the "issues" they sometimes face.  These awesome little products will help any new mama be able to enjoy their little newborn more and not have to think about stretch marks, sore nipples from breastfeeding, pain from childbirth, or the baby blues!

Baby Bump Oil™ hinders stretch marks and provides relief as your belly grows. Its light, non-greasy feel and subtle citrus scent makes it great for everyday use.

Healing witch hazel blended with therapeutic grade essential oils, Soothing Mama Postpartum Spray can help soothe and cool after delivery.

Blended with therapeutic grade essential oils, All Smiles Postpartum Spray can help elevate your mood and calm your mind.

Nursing Mama Natural Nipple Cream is specially formulated to soothe and heal dry, cracked nipples and is completely safe for baby — no need to wash off before nursing!

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Order these and more great products at Anna Naturals!  Each one of their products are recommended for use during pregnancy and nursing are developed with only all-natural and organic ingredients, and never contain any harsh chemicals, additives, artifical flavors, artifical colors, preservatives or any other harmful ingredients.

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New & Natural Mama Gift Set containing:

-Baby Bump Oil 2oz
-All Smiles Uplifting Spray 4oz
-Nursing Mama Nipple Cream 2oz
-Soothing Mama Healing Spray 4oz
 
Retail value = $45.96

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How to Stay Committed to an Exercise Challenge – Getting Healthy and Fit with Aveeno

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aveeno. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item for participating.

I have never been one to work exercise into my daily routine.  There was always something more important (and fun!) to do.  When Mom Central and Aveeno challenged me to accept a daily challenge of exercising 30 minutes per day, using the Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion, and just taking care of myself, I was definitely up for it.  Exercise is one of those things that you know you should be doing, but actually doing it is oh so difficult.  Well, for me at least.  After having three kids, it is passed time to start thinking about myself and making choices to improve my own health.  

When the challenge started three weeks ago, I was pumped and ready to go.  We recently found out that a nearby church has a fantastic facility that is open for anyone in the community to use.  It has a basketball court and a track around the court for walking or running, as well as exercise machines.  Hubby and the boys like to go and play basketball, and so I decided I should start going and walking with Baby Brother.  I also decided that on days when the church gym is closed, we could take walks outside or I could walk on the treadmill.  Fantastic!  I had a plan!

The first day was gross outside, so I walked on the treadmill.  I knew I needed accountability, so I enlisted the help of the Captain to tell me to exercise every day.  There's nothing like a five year old annoying you about what you need to do!  He decided to make me a sticker chart (because we're all about the sticker charts in this family!)  I would get a sticker for every time I exercised.  He even drew a picture of me on the treadmill:

aveeno daily challenge

We made it to the gym a few times, and I even got the help of a FitBit Zip to track my steps.  That was encouraging and helped me feel like what I was doing actually was important:

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aveeno daily challenge

This is where we found ourselves most of the time, walking in the neighborhood, whether it be to the park, playground, or taking our recycling to the bin:

aveeno daily challenge exercise

Most of the time Hubby came with us, but that day I was feeling super adventurous, taking the double stroller, which of course the older boys never, ever stay in.  That's okay though, they need their exercise, too!

I also used the Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion to help my skin feel great.  I always forget to moisiturize my hands and so it was a nice treat to use the Aveeno lotion.  I put the bottle in the kitchen, right by the sink so I could use it after I washed my hands.  I've found that bottles that sit in the bathroom never get used!

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Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion is formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal and blended with rich emollients to soothe and moisturize dry skin. ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal is the #1 natural ingredient most trusted and recommended by dermatologists.  When used daily, it is clinically proven to improve the health of skin with significant improvement in 2 weeks. This lotion is non-greasy, fast absorbing, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and noncomedogenic.  There is no overpowering smell and it doesn't smell like chemicals, either.  It's very pleasant.

Towards the middle of the three week challenge, we all got sick.  Spring allergies, stomach bugs, viruses, just yucky all around.  It rained a few days and on the other days, the wind was insane outside.  Sadly, I did not get my 30 minutes of exercise each day but I tried to improvise in any way possible.  At the bare minimum, I would get on the floor and do some stretching and light activity with the boys.  On a good day, I would speed walk for a minimum of 30 minutes and really push myself.  The 20 extra pounds of Baby Brother in the Boba carrier was great, too!

At the end of the three week challenge, I was disappointed that I didn't get to exercise each day.  I was pleased that I had lost 3 lbs, however, and had really changed the way I ate as a result of this challenge, even though that wasn't part of the challenge at all.  Sometimes knowing that you need to be healthier and do something makes you want to change all areas, I suppose.  I am going to continue with this challenge and take time to better myself and my health!  I was featured on the Aveeno Facebook page.  Check it out!

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  • Have an alternate game plan.  If I had just said "run on the treadmill every day," I would never have done it.  I thought of different ways to exercise and did whatever I could that particular day.
  • If you have a baby or toddler, use a baby carrier like the Boba 4g, it makes exercise so much easier!
  • Get the family on board for not only accountability, but extra fun and together time.
  • Use a pedometer or other exercise tracker like the FitBit Zip!
  • Remember to treat yourself.  The Aveeno lotion was a constant reminder of "Take care of yourself!"
  • If all else fails, just get up and do anything active.  Anything!  Anything is better than sitting on your bum all day.  :)

What tips do you have for making sure moms take care of themselves?  What do you do for yourself?

Great Resources, Advice, and Peer Support for Working Moms at Mom Corps YOU

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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As a stay at home mom who is also a blogger, I have realized how important networking and blogger groups are.  When I started this blog three years ago, I only knew one other friend who had a blog and I asked her a lot of questions.  Since then, I have met lots of other bloggers online who have given me valuable tips and support.  The secret to success, I truly believe, is support.  That's what I love most about Mom Corps YOU.  (I have partnered with Mom Corps YOU to share all of the innovations and resources the site for working moms has to offer.)

Not only will you find support from peers and other working professionals who are mothers just like you, but you will find support from the career counselors, who are ready to help you with any questions you may have.  If that's not enough, there are so many resources, readily available day or night, like webinars and guides.  A couple of my recent favorites have been "How To Build Your Personal Brand" and "How To Get A Flexible Work Arrangement."

Mom Corps YOU understands the challenges of going back to work for moms.  Even if you have done it before, it always helps to gain another perspective and helpful, time tested tips are beneficial to making the transition easier on you and your family.  Resume' building, finances, working from home, and time management are also discussed in depth at Mom Corps YOU.

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All of these great features and more are included in your Mom Corps YOU subscription and available for an introductory price of $99.99 or $19.99 a month.  Visit Mom Corps YOU and check it out for yourself.  

How Can Working Moms Manage Finances? Mom Corps YOU Can Help!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Many obstacles and challenges can come up when mothers re-enter the workforce after having children.  Adding income can help immensely, but managing finances and planning for the future can also be challenging.  Finances are a big stressor for married couples and single mothers.  There is a lot to think about and plan for when adding a new income!

Mom Corps YOU has great rescources concerning this very matter.  In the past couple of weeks, Mom Corps YOU has had a few great events that are accessible for thirty days.  Jean Chatzky spoke on "Become a Savvy Saver" and had great tips on cutting fixed expenses, how to hire a financial adviser, and how to pick the best credit card.  I love the way Chatzky breaks it down and explains the different options when choosing a credit card.  Did you know that if you spend time overseas, you could be charged a foreign transaction fee, ranging from 2-3 percent?  She recommends a card from Capital One, like the VentureOne rewards card.  I found her advice to be very beneficial and hope to hear more from her in the future!

Career counselors have become popular in recent years, but hiring one can cost you hundreds of dollars per hour.  I like Mom Corps YOU's live chat feature because you can receive career coaching and advice for whatever stage you are in.  You can get advice on your resume, how and where to start your job search, interview tips, and more.  And what is best about the live chat is that it is all included in the annual price.

All of these great features and more are included in your Mom Corps YOU subscription and available for an introductory price of $99.99 (regularly $149.99) or $19.99 a month.  Visit Mom Corps YOU and check it out for yourself.  It could be just what you need to put you in a good place financially, or give you tips to find the perfect job so you can be in a good place financially.

In my partnership with Mom Corps YOU, I continue to discover new innovations and resources this awesome site has to offer!

Mom Corps YOU helps Working Moms

If you are a working mother or thinking about going back to work, definitely check out Mom Corps YOU for these and other terrific resources to help you with your journey!