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Friday Finds - March 19, 2010

Friday Finds – March 19, 2010

A good alternate title for this post might be “Guess How Much I Love You?” (also one of my favorite children’s books).

Why? I am moving today. Sort of. We’re about to put our house on the market, and had movers take half of our stuff to a storage unit this morning. Now we have to get the house in shape for painting, staging and photos for our listing. All in the next few days.

But still, I love you all SO MUCH that I am posting Friday Finds. You’re welcome. You can repay me by telling all the working moms you know about WMAG. OK, now the Finds.

Follow my savings journey. I attempted to get my financial ass in shape last year, but that plan went out the window when I got pregnant with baby #2, quit my job and started a home-based writing business. This year, I’m trying to be more fiscally fabulous — and I’m blogging about the process over at ING Direct’s We, the Savers blog. Check out my first post and stay tuned for my monthly updates.

Family dinners made easy. If your idea of “cooking dinner” involves dumping a bag of frozen stuff into a hot skillet (as mine is), you’ll appreciate Piece of Cake Kitchen. Therese, a mother of four, recently started this blog to chronicle her year of meal-planning, so she could  reuse it when she reenters the work world. You get to benefit from her efforts, including easy-but-tasty recipes, weekly menus and shopping lists. Thanks to my friend Andi for telling me about Piece of Cake!

Planning your next family vacation? Get real advice from real parents at WeJustGotBack.com. You’ll find travel news and deals, tip sheets for all kinds of trips, insider guides to popular destinations and a trip photo gallery. I’m definitely bookmarking this site for the next time we take a vacation … whenever that will be (*sigh*).

Take advantage of Care.com’s free weekend. Today through Sunday, Care.com is opening up their site to everyone for free. Search for caregivers, post jobs and get contact information. It’s a great opportunity to try out the site, and find a caregiver.


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1 thought on “Friday Finds – March 19, 2010

  1. Hi, this is Stacy. I’m a member of Care.com’s Mom Force—a team of work-at-home moms that helps with safety and customer service. I may be biased but as a mom I think Care.com is an amazing resource for finding care providers. The site offers free background checks, uses the Mom Force to review all care providers and job posts before we post them online, and gives you access to recorded references and reviews to help you decide who to hire. They also have exclusive members-only features like Care-on-Call (for last-minute care), Care Exchange (to meet families who want to exchange babysitting and pet sitting services). Plus an amazing selection so you’ll be able to find a match that’s right for you and your family. Good Luck in your search.

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