Author Archive | Brenda Steffen

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Motherhood 101: Advice from an Old Amateur

I only have one child, but I’m still a professional mom. I mean, really, anyone who calls themselves an actual mom should automatically be classed as a pro, right? However, the interwebs tell me that professionals (at least when you’re referring to athletes) are people who get paid for their gig and last I checked, […]

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Hotel Can’t Afford Ya

My parents never took me on vacation. Well, not in the summer anyway. And certainly nowhere exotic, fancy or far away. Hotels, beach houses, chalets, cabins in the woods? Those were all for rich people. I grew up hearing stories of how my classmates celebrated their summers, vacationing with family. This was a completely foreign […]

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When Twins Vanish: My Miscarriage Memory

I never thought I would have a miscarriage. Then again, I never thought I would have a child, either. I knew from a young age that my mom had miscarried once, before she’d had my older brother. They didn’t have the term rainbow baby at the time, but that’s exactly what he was. As a […]

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BST Basics: How to Sell Your Stuff for Cash

Remember when I said shopping was America’s national pastime? Remember buying those matching Christmas pajamas that won’t fit your kids next year? And the toys now sitting in a corner? Well friends, it’s time to make a little cash from that closet stash. Get your spring cleaning game on and start selling your unused, unworn, […]

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Nine No Fail New Year’s Resolutions

Why hello there, January. You kind of snuck up on me. I’m still busy over here cleaning up from Christmas, trying to decide whether to keep that half-used wrapping paper for next year. And now you’re shouting at me to make some lofty goals for this year, like eat healthier, get fit, and generally improve […]

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The 10 Commandments of Gift Giving

Hi ho, hi ho, Christmas is a go! Gear up and get your sparkle on: ’tis the season for sugar cookie consumption overload. Stock up on wrapping paper too, because it’s also gift giving time. Black Friday isn’t just creeping around the corner. It’s barreling towards us. Every store is knocking us over with Christmas […]

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