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A Nanny’s Guide to a Day Trip to Oakland!

As a nanny, I search for the coolest and most interesting places to visit in Pittsburgh. No place in the city offers museums, a carousel, cultural rooms and gardens, except Oakland. I absolutely adore taking my Nanny Kids (NK for short) to Schenley Plaza and riding the whimsical carousel and running across the lawn with […]

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Your Summer Reading List, On a Budget

It’s #financefriday! You all know my passion for saving money, but I thought today we’d take a different spin on budgeting and finances. If you’re in the throws of a no-spend or low-spend month and need some entertainment, look no further than the free selection of books available on awesome apps like Hoopla, OverDrive, and […]

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#financefriday Baby Shower Essentials: Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

Headed to a baby shower this spring? In today’s #financefriday post, we’ll give you some ideas for baby shower essentials that won’t break the bank. Have you ever seen one of those store generated “suggested registry items” lists? The ones with 500 items on the, most of which are totally unnecessary buys…  Today we’ll trim […]

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Clean Eating Mindset: How Do You Feel About Food? {Video Inside}

Eating healthier is a common goal in almost everyone’s resolution. What does that mean to you? Take a look at your relationship with food when you consider making goals towards it. Do you have healthy food habits? Do you appreciate your food and feel like you’re fueling your body? Or do you mindlessly eat because […]

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#financefriday: How Not to Break the (Piggy) Bank with Holiday Spending

It’s #financefriday again, and today we’re talking about how not to break our precious golden piggy over the holiday season. Today the golden piggy breaks out the holiday body armor to make sure his holiday pennies don’t spill. Read on for tips on how to protect your wallet during the spending season. According to Investopedia, […]

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Halloween and Thanksgiving Craft: Paper Bag Pumpkin

Fun craft alert that can go from one holiday to the next! Make your own pumpkins and either give them funny faces for Halloween, fill them with goodies or just have them as decoration at your Thanksgiving table! You could use them as place settings, decorations around your house, or a fun way to give […]

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Considering Cloth Diapers? Let’s Talk About the Poop.

Considering cloth diapers, but not sure where to start? We’re about to get real about catching the poop, without breaking the bank. Why cloth diaper? Since finances are kind of my thing, we’ll stick mostly to that line of thinking later on in this post, but there are many other reasons to cloth diaper. Here’s […]

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