It’s funny how things come full circle in life. Kids tend to put off going to bed as long as possible. Grown-ups wish they could get more sleep. Getting enough sleep seems to be one of the things we sacrifice in order to have kids.
We definitely don’t want to waste whatever time we end up spending in bed, and using a high-quality mattress can make a huge difference in how well you sleep.… Continue reading →
It’s a great time of year to try a Cricut precision cutting machine! Not only can you get started right away on some amazing Valentine’s Day creations, but you can also take advantage of the January Cricut Air Clearance Sale!
I’ve selected a few of my favorites from Cricut Design Space™, but you’re always free to create your own masterpieces.… Continue reading →
If you’re like most people, you probably have loads of excess stuff crammed into your closets, garage, attic or basement that you’d like to get rid of. You might be surprised at the things you can actually sell on eBay, including old TV remotes, holiday decorations, toys, home decor and power cords unique to certain devices.
I’ve even sold electronics that didn’t work, including an old laptop.… Continue reading →
Did you know that you can save on almost all of your online purchases with no coupon code required with cashback websites? In face, if you choose to use coupon codes with cashback websites, you can save even more by combining them!
Sounds great, doesn’t it? For years, I used eBates, the old reliable among cashback websites. If you sign up for eBates for the first time and make a purchase through the site, you’ll get a $10 gift card in addition to your regular cashback earnings.… Continue reading →
This month’s LivingWithBeth Cash Savings Challenge is a tough one, but bear with me. I’m challenging you to save money on your monthly Internet service bill. This used to be as easy as 1-2-3 – just call your Internet service provider (ISP) and see if they could do anything to lower your bill. Easy peasy.
Well, the ISPs are onto us now, and this trick works less than half of the time, from what I’ve heard.… Continue reading →
If you have too much stuff, it might feel so overwhelming that you don’t know where to start to get rid of everything you no longer need. You can get so tangled up in just getting through each day that you can’t seem to find time prune your possessions.
If you’ve got kids, you probably have clothing they outgrew years ago and toys they’ve forgotten they have.… Continue reading →
It seemed to start when my beloved cat Mimi passed away on Christmas Eve 2015, and I wrote a post about her called 10 Life Lessons From an Amazing Gray Cat. The Mimi post went viral, at least by my definition at the time.
Views of that particular post faded quickly, but traffic to other posts, new and old, surged way beyond my expectations.… Continue reading →
Back when I was younger, I had time to enjoy movies on a somewhat regular basis. Nowadays, I’m rarely able to watch movies, except for the occasional kids’ film. There are some movies I couldn’t wait to share with my kids, and some non-family films that I could still watch anytime if I had some free moments.
I’ve cheated a bit on this top 10 list by bunching together related movies.… Continue reading →
There seems to be an unwritten rule for computer geeks, that we must love Star Wars or Star Trek, or both. I’m not a huge trekkie, though I’m fascinated by the Trek phenomenon.
I am, however, a huge fan of the original three Star Wars movies. Naturally, I looked forward to sharing these movies with my kids.
My older daughter, despite showing many signs of being a computer geek in the making, had no interest in viewing the Star Wars movies.… Continue reading →
Many common email scams shift into overdrive during the holidays, including fake package alert emails.
Since you’re probably shopping for gifts online this holiday season, you’ll likely pay extra attention to any shipping alert emails you receive. Criminals take advantage of this tendency, sending out millions of phony emails claiming to be from big retailers like Amazon or major shipping companies like the U.S.… Continue reading →