May 2016 Goals Report

Lifestyle personal, financial, and blogging goals.

Keeping myself goal oriented has become very important to me lately.

I have already wrote my blogging goal post and it went out on the 1st of the month.

If you are looking for an income report or traffic stats, you should definitely head on over there.

First, let’s go over my goals for last month and see how well I did.

Lifestyle Get More Exercise: Nope. Well, . . . → Read More: May 2016 Goals Report

20 Years later is Welfare a bold experiment that failed?

It's been 20 years. Has welfare reform been a success or a failure?

2016 marks 20 years since Bill Clinton’s welfare reform.

1996. The year my second child was born.

It seems like just yesterday and yet 20 years have passed.

I found this wonderful video on the NY Times by Retro Report entitled Welfare and the Politics of Poverty.

In 1934, President Johnson signed into law a welfare reform to help destitute widows and children.

In 1996, Bill Clinton, co-signed the Republican belief that all poor people . . . → Read More: 20 Years later is Welfare a bold experiment that failed?

May 2016 Pushing The Envelope Blog Hop

Push The Envelope Blog Hop for bloggers to linkup their posts to the blog party.

I am so excited to be doing another Pushing The Envelope Blog Hop!!.

Despite that fact that it was the middle of the month when I launched last month’s linkup, the first of its kind, the response that I got was soooo positive!

My goal is for this blog party to get so big that I will have no choice but to host it weekly rather than monthly.

But, . . . → Read More: May 2016 Pushing The Envelope Blog Hop

Confession of a Welfare Queen

Story of a Mom attempting to survive on social service benefits while working her way off.

I have a confession to make. Something that only my real life friends and family know about me.

And it scares me spitless to confess this outloud…to the world.

I am a Welfare Queen.

Yep. Food stamps. Medicare. Section 8 Housing. The whole 9 yards.

The only thing that my family does not receive is WIC (no more babies here, thank God!) and TANF (Temporary Assistance to Need . . . → Read More: Confession of a Welfare Queen

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One Winner will get Dreft product (Newborn, Active Baby, & Blissfuls) and a gender neutral hypoallergenic blanket. ARV $60

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Co-hosted by . . . → Read More: GIVEAWAY: Dreft Newborn, Active Baby, and Blissfuls Bundle

Giveaway: Little Caesars $50 Gift Card

Hosted by: Tales From A Southern Mom and Hints and Tips Blog

Sponsor: Little Caesars

Prize: $50 Gift Card to Little Caesars

Have you tried the new Stuffed Crust Deep Dish Pizza from . . . → Read More: Giveaway: Little Caesars $50 Gift Card

Welcome to the first official Push The Envelope Blog Hop

Push The Envelope Blog Hop for bloggers to linkup their posts to the blog party.

Finally, I am launching another blog hop.

It’s been months and months and months but I would like to officially welcome you to the first of my monthly Push The Envelope Blog linkups.

It is monthly for right until I get a regular lists of interested bloggers.

Just to let you know, I will be doing some featuring for things like the most clicked post and anything else that I can come up with.

Being featured means . . . → Read More: Welcome to the first official Push The Envelope Blog Hop

Can I deduct my Tax Season Survivor T-shirts?

It’s tax season (boo!!!) and I just completed my taxes (YAY!!) thanks to the lovely Turbo Tax.

But now my head hurts.

If your head hurts too (or you were lucky enough to pass that particular headache on to someone else), here are some cute t-shirts that feel your pain.

We did it! (Or we’re gonna do it. ~ahem~) We are Tax Season Survivors!!

. . . → Read More: Can I deduct my Tax Season Survivor T-shirts?

Crowded is NOT a crowd pleaser

Is NBC's Crowded a crowd pleasing show?

Hello my Halos,

I was just wondering if you’ve started watching the NBC show Crowded yet?

And, if so, were you just as confused as to why they even made this show as I am?

OK, so the premise of Crowded is that just when a middle-aged couple has gotten over there empty nest syndrome, back comes their millennials needing a place to stay and turning their party . . . → Read More: Crowded is NOT a crowd pleaser

April 2016 Life Goals

If you’re here looking for my blogger goals, I already did that post on my blog on blogging. Head on over there for the read and to leave a comment.

Although this post incorporates my blogging goals, they are only a parcel of my overall life goals so I moved the in-depth blogging goals post over there.

Lifestyle Get . . . → Read More: April 2016 Life Goals