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15 Tips to Saving Money at ULTA Beauty
This post originally appeared on the Dealspotr blog. Dealspotr is the most accurate coupon site that pays you to save. I’m @jrrmblog on Dealspotr, use my link to join today and earn 5,000 bonus points. ULTA Beauty (or simply ULTA) is the one of the biggest beauty retailers in the U.S. […]

15 Tips for saving Money at ULTA Beauty


Saving Money at Safeway
This post originally appeared on the Dealspotr blog. Dealspotr is the most accurate coupon site that pays you to save. I’m @jrrmblog on Dealspotr, use my link to join today and earn 5,000 bonus points. In 1915, Marion Barton Skaggs, an ambitious young man, purchased his father’s tiny grocery store […]

How to Save Money at Safeway


tax preparation 2
Yuck! (Just wanted to get that out of the way.) Sorry to be a “downer,” but this time of year always grinds me down a little bit.  With the near-constantly gray, winter weather I tend to feel a little more empty.  And then there’s tax season, and tax preparation.  Yes, […]

Tax Preparation for Single Moms



Praying Against Fear
From butterflies in our stomach to night terrors, we have all experienced fear.  And so have our children, unfortunately.  As much as we wish we could spare them, they will be fearful and anxious about things.  Children of single moms seem to struggle with fear and anxiety even more than […]

Praying Against Fear and Anxiety



Prayers for My Daughter - Joy 2
(Here is another in my series of prayers for my daughters;  this one about joy) One of the best parts of being a mom is seeing our children joyful.  The smile on their faces and the light in their eyes makes our heart happy, and lifts our spirits.  Their joy […]

Prayers for My Daughters – JOY



Give hope and blessing to others and you end up with hope and blessing for yourself. 1
(This is a post about hope that I wrote two years ago on Starting Over …  Again, back in November 2014 – right after I had lost my job.  I found it today, and felt it might help others – so I’ve posted it here.)   Sitting here in front of […]

Hope and Blessing – Giving and Receiving


grocery budget 5
So you’ve decided to set a grocery budget to corral that spending at the grocery store.  If you’re like me (and I’m betting that you are, even if just a bit) you may struggle with sticking to that budget.  It’s easy to overspend, especially when you have kids who are […]

5 Steps to a Successful Grocery Budget


Dave Ramsey $10 Sale
If you’ve every visited my blog before, or spent any time here at all, you will realize that I am an enthusiastic fan of Dave Ramsey and his program for getting out of debt and staying debt free. I first learned of Dave Ramsey about 7 years ago when my […]

Dave Ramsey $10 Sale!



Thanksgiving prayer
Since Thanksgiving is all about, well … giving thanks … I thought it would be appropriate to take a look at some Bible verses about thanksgiving (giving thanks to God), and a beautiful Thanksgiving prayer I found.  I hope that these verses will remind us where they gifts we have […]

Thanksgiving Prayer


origins of Thanksgiving
On this Thanksgiving Day, here is some information about the origins of Thanksgiving and how this particular national holiday came into being: “Thanksgiving is a holiday we all know and love, but the origins of this celebration are slightly mysterious. That’s because they occurred in the early beginnings of American […]

Origins of Thanksgiving


Scholarships for Single Moms 1
Note: this post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you make a purchase through my link. I never recommend products I don’t stand behind. Thanks for your support. As a single mom, you want to do everything you can […]

Scholarships for Single Moms