Vicki Dean


When to Start Saving for College

For some of us the thought of being able to afford to send one of our kids to college, let alone several children, is a very daunting one. Some of us have started saving, others have not at all. No matter how old your child is the answer to when… Read More»

7 Tips to Save at the Movies

My family loves going to the movies. We love the whole experience of it. Seeing a movie right when it comes out before anyone else is talking about it. Stuffing our faces full of buttery, salted popcorn. All of it. What I don’t love is how much money we drop… Read More»

Need a Nest Egg? This Guide Will Get You There

If you are like the majority of Americans, you are just doing the best you can to pay your bills, send your kids to college, pay for medical expenses and deal with life’s little emergencies. So perhaps you might not have your dream retirement savings account quite yet. No need… Read More»

How to Hire a Good Baby Sitter

It can be a nerve-racking process to find someone to leave and trust your precious little ones to. Doubt and fear make many parents homebodies who never get out. But there is no reason why you need to make date night a DiGiorno pizza and a bottle of cheap wine… Read More»

The Top 15 Best Feel-Good Movies Of All Time

You know those movies. The ones that take you on a long and winding emotional journey and then after an hour and a half of being completely invested in the characters, the film leaves you feeling uplifted, encouraged, hopeful, and with a full heart. These are feel-good movies and they… Read More»

Our Summer Favorites From Victoria’s Secret

We all know that we can get our sexy on by putting on the beautiful lacy, silky and flowing looks of Victoria’s Secret’s Dream Angels, Body by Victoria, and Showstopper lingerie lines. What most of us don’t think about is how amazing the Victoria’s Secret clothing line is. Their designers take… Read More»

Prepare for Summer With This PacSun Coupon Code

Oh Summertime! How we’ve missed you. This season welcomes invites to pool parties, beach BBQs and patio happy hours. Luckily, PacSun offers all of the essential pieces that you will need to get prepared for any outdoor occasion. Use some of these PacSun Coupon/Promo Codes to stretch your Summer wardrobe… Read More»

10 Things To Never Say to A Recent Divorcee

Divorce is a devastating thing for anyone to go through and it is sometimes difficult to know what to say to a friend or family member who is going through this tough, life-altering experience. In the midst of being supportive it is easy to make the mistake of saying the… Read More»

Top 15 Tech Gifts for Dad

It’s just about that time of year. The time where we take a moment to tell Dad just how much we love and appreciate all that he does. But today’s Dad is a lot more tech savvy than we think. So before you go out and buy him a boring… Read More»

Our 10 All-Time Favorite Dancing With the Stars Contestants

Dancing With The Stars on ABC is now celebrating its 18th Season. This is a remarkable fact since so many other celebrity-based reality competition shows have gone to reality show heaven: I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Celebrity Diving, Celebrity Duets, to name a few. Though most of… Read More»

Get Organized! Tips for Decluttering Your Home

It’s Spring cleaning time! Nothing feels better than getting rid of the junk that has accumulated in our homes while we were hibernating this Winter. You can get your house back into shape by using these brilliant decluttering ideas. 1. T-Shirts Rolled and Filed This great idea that NYC organizer… Read More»

12 Must-Try Diabetic Recipes for Spring

The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming and it’s time to enjoy all that the gorgeous Springtime has to offer. Adhering to a diabetic diet doesn’t mean that you need to skimp on creating little bits of flavorful culinary magic this Spring. So it’s time to dust off… Read More»

14 Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Kids who love to get creative — and maybe even a little bit messy — will enjoy the opportunity to make their Mom feel special by creating these one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day masterpieces. 1. Mother’s Day Mosaic Vase Kids and another adult can team up to make this pretty vase for… Read More»

Easy (and Short!) Workout Routines for Busy Moms

Cooking, Cleaning, Clothing, Playing, Nurturing, Teaching, Organizing. These are just a few of the things that keep us busy each and every single day. And that is just by 9am! So, who has time to head to the gym? It can be very challenging to make sure that we make… Read More»

Just ROLL With It: 16 Life-Changing Pillsbury Crescent Recipes

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls alone are fluffy, flaky, buttery bits of heaven. Mix them together with just a few other simple ingredients and you will be amazed at the culinary wonders you can work up in the kitchen. BONUS: Get FREE recipes and coupons by clicking the banner below! 1. Chocolate Swirl… Read More»

A Definitive List of the Best New Baby Snuggle Positions

Snuggle. Cuddle. Nestle. Spoon. Burrow. No matter what name you give it there might not be anything better than wrapping yourself up in your sweet little one. They smell delicious, they are soft and squishy, and they can relax in pretty much any position you could imagine. Here are some… Read More»

Carter’s Babies: The Toddler Years

Let’s face it, toddlers are a busy bunch. With their new found freedom they are constantly on the move and they touch everything they can get their tiny little hands on. As mothers we can find ourselves doing several wardrobe changes a day for our little explorers. This is made… Read More»

15 Unique Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Sure, breakfast in bed and flowers are nice touches for Mother’s Day, but why not kick it up a notch this year. You know your Mom deserves a day that is unique and special in every way. To help you plan a day that will knock her socks off we… Read More»

Best Free Product Samples, No Scams Allowed

I love FREE swag! I also enjoy trying out new products, so I’m always looking for ways to get my hands on free samples. There are many freebie websites on the internet that promise scam-free, gimmick free product samples. Many of these sites are fine, but some are not, so… Read More»

Fabletics Inspired Exercises Perfect for Moms

If you haven’t heard of Fabletics, it’s time to check it out! Fabletics is an innovative membership-style fitness and lifestyle fashion brand which was created by the gorgeous and super-fit Kate Hudson. The brand is casual, chic, and affordable and whether you are an athlete or somebody who is just… Read More»

How to Prepare for Adopting a Child

There is no better gift to give a child than your heart and your home. Once you know with great certainty that this is the best time to welcome a child into your family through adoption, experts recommend the following to help you prepare for your child. Do Your Homework… Read More»

The Best Disneyland Secrets

It seems that Walt Disney and his creative Imagineers believed that the magic of Disneyland should extend way beyond the thrill rides, beloved characters, and action-packed parades. In fact, the entire park is full of hidden gems meant to surprise and delight, yet they were likely not meant to be… Read More»

These Cute Pet Before and After Pictures Will Make Your Day!

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” - Anatole France Truer words were never spoken. Our pets provide us with unlimited amounts of unconditional love, comfort, safety, warmth, happiness, levity, wonder, laughter, and friendship. Pets teach us to have more patience with life, to enjoy… Read More»

What?! Woman Gets Pregnant So She Sues Her Doctor!

It sounds unbelievable, especially considering how many women spend years of their life and thousands of dollars with their physicians just trying to become pregnant. Not the case for a 40-year-old mother of four from Illinois. Cynthia Williams is suing the doctor who performed her tubal ligation because she got pregnant… Read More»

13 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy Over Spring Break

When Spring Break is approaching most parents get really excited…. at first! Suddenly half-way through we hear the dreaded “I’m bored” from one or all of our children. Since our kids are usually in school all day they are used to structure and routine and when faced with unlimited free… Read More»

19 Amazing Passover Recipes

The celebration of Passover is an ancient holiday rich in tradition and rituals. Family customs may vary but some of the more traditional dishes served on Seder – the family meal served on the first two days of Passover – are matzoh, maror, charoses, beitzah, karpas, and zeroah. This year… Read More»