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When I was pregnant with Judah, I planned to be a 100% stay-at-home mom, so I didn’t invest in an expensive breast pump. It turned out I didn’t need one. I only pumped a handful of times, so a $300 pump would have been overkill. However, for full-time working moms who want to breastfeed, an […]

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Why I’m done with New Year’s resolutions

by Karen on January 8, 2013

Every year on New Year’s Day I feel anxious for a fresh start. “This is the year,” I tell myself. And I really mean it. I really believe that opening a fresh new calendar will give me the motivation I need to make all the changes I failed to make the previous year. Unfortunately, I […]

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Resolutions for 2012

by Karen on January 1, 2012

My standard resolution for, oh, 10 years or so has been “eat healthier and lose weight.” So far I’ve only stuck with that resolution for 1 out of 10 years. Pfft. I suck. I’m not giving up on that resolution. Lord knows I have more weight than ever to lose this year. But starting last […]

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Let me start this by saying I would never condone risking the health of yourself or anyone in your family to save money, no matter what the cost. My family’s health is our top priority, and we will spend whatever is necessary to keep all of us well. That said, emergency room visits are outrageous. […]

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With baby due in the next month, I finally decided to stop living in denial and start dealing with the issue of health insurance for him. Unfortunately, it’s not a simple situation. Because I’m currently covered through my former employer’s insurance on COBRA and my husband is covered by a private insurance policy, we’re trying […]

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Healthy eating on a budget

by Karen on May 17, 2010

This is a guest post by Jennifer, who blogs about frugal and simple living at her blogs Getting Ahead and Our Suburban Homestead. When Karen asked for guest posts to run while she was in Europe, I knew I had to help. I love her blog and find that we have many similar frugal thoughts. […]

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If you’re trying to lose weight and cut expenses, it’s no secret that the first place to look is your shopping cart. The idea that healthy eating is expensive is a myth. In fact, those pricey convenience foods driving up your grocery costs are probably sabotaging your diet, too. Next time you’re at the grocery […]

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I wasn’t even being chased

by Karen on March 27, 2010

This morning I finally ran a 5K after four months of training. My first accomplishment was actually getting to the race and starting. I was convinced that it was too soon, and that I wasn’t ready. I almost backed out at the last minute. But I made it there, and I ran the race. I’m […]

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Losing the battle, winning the war

by Karen on March 24, 2010

I write about this topic a. lot. It’s because after years of working on it, I still spend way too much time beating myself up when I have to let things go. This week I announced that I’ll be updating this blog a little less frequently for the next few weeks as we head into […]

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