Summer Survival Guide

The Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Summer Survival: Pick a Color

The kids are home for the summer. We have all had dreams of those lazy, hazy days spent around the pool, at the beach, over the grill… AH! Then reality sets in. You walk into your home & find a huge mess. Toys, towels, clothes are everywhere! Do you really want to spend the summer picking up after everyone? Even…

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Summer Survival Guide

The Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Summer Survival: Plan

June has begun! Summer is upon us! The kids are either out of school or soon will be! Time to plan for the weeks ahead! You may have already scheduled the big events of summer, like vacations, family gatherings & special day trips or events. There are, however, always other activities that we talk about doing every year but never…

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Back to School, Guilty Girl Guide to Life

Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #6 Shop As You go Along

While you want to have a shopping schedule so you are sure to have everything you need on time, you can begin picking up supplies & other items throughout the summer. By purchasing necessities all summer long, you save yourself a huge one-time shopping bill!

Back to School, Guilty Girl Guide to Life

Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #5 Develop a Shopping Schedule

BTS shopping can be an ordeal when you do it alone. Add a couple of kids that hate trying on clothes, want to choose the shoes, backpack, whatever that they want no matter how unsuitable or expensive plus they just don’t want to be there & you have the formula for disaster. How many of these excursions have ended in…

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Back to School

Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #4 Create a Budget

It’s easy to overspend during BTS. Ever if you only buy the essentials, those items can run into a lot of money. You must sit down with your list & create a budget. Knowing ahead of time what BTS is going to cost prevents surprises.

Back to School, Guilty Girl Guide to Life

Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #2 Clean Out & Organize

Have you ever prepared for back to school after a long summer, dug a backpack out from under a bed, only to find a 2 month old sandwich rotting on the bottom of the backpack? Do you spend the week or two before school starts trying to determine what clothes still fit, what shoes still have life left in them,…

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Back to School, Guilty Girl Guide to Life

Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #1 Create a Master Notebook

Back to School, Guilty Girl Guide to Life

Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: Introduction

  When I was a kid, my mom always encouraged me to get my homework done on Friday so I wouldn’t have it hanging over my head all weekend. “Put it behind you & you can relax, enjoy the weekend!” she always said. I wasn’t always good about following that advice but over the years, as a mom, I understand…

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Guilty Girl Guide to Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 6: Guilt Likes the Dark