Thursday, January 19, 2012

I have my Bachelor's Degree, why am I not using it?

Every month when I pay on my 35k student loan debt I am reminded that I am not only still waiting tables and working from home as a Social Media Director.  Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but I can't help but feel as though I wasted my money on a degree that I am not using.


Sometimes I dream that I went to school in Tahiti and developed a rich tan and sexy body as well as my degree in Health Management.  These dreams of mine always involve some warm, tropical climate and a GREAT degree such as a medical assistant schools in miami or a Swedish Massage School in Stockholm.  Ok, ok, maybe the massage school is more of a dream of a topless therapist named Sven with muscular hands that never-tire but that is and always will be nothing more than a dream!!


As an educated woman I consider myself lucky.  I am lucky because no one can take my degree or intelligence away from me.  I graduated Cum Laude with a 3.79 GPA and that is a feat.  I did this just a few short years ago prior to having children.  I applaud mothers who are able to take the time out of their incredibly busy lives to go back to school.  I feel blessed to be where I am today but I know that I am far from done with my schooling.  What are your educational goals?  Have you completed your education to your satisfaction or are you like me and you feel like you are a life-long learner?  My grandmother turns 96 today and she once told me (many times actually) that in order to keep your body going, you need to keep your brain strong.  She reads a lot and is very educated.  I look up to her in regards to her strength and fortitude!


No matter where you are in your educational journey.  Whether you have a GED, diploma or some college classes under your belt there is one thing I know for sure.....you sure are smart to be reading Super Savvy Mommy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

STOP SOPA and PIPA!

Sign the Petition and Tell Congress: Please don't censor the web!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mean and Green Cleaning Tip #1

I constantly get asked how I avoid chemicals and toxins in the laundry room.  Now that people are becoming aware of the dioxins and carcinogens in most detergents (All Tide and many others) as well as fabric softener, they are wanting to make the switch.

Making the switch from Downy/Bounce to a cheaper, ecofriendly, green alternative is EASY!  I am here to show you how!



Here is my laundry room staple: homemade "Dryer Sheets"

1. Start out with a sturdy baby wipe tub and fill it 3/4 with tap water

2. Add 4T of your favorite green fabric softener.  I use ecoSTORE USA's fabric softener (which cannot be purchased anywhere!  I happen to have an extra one to give away to one lucky winner!)

3. Cut 3 brand new sponges in half and place them in the solution

4. When you fill your dryer, gently squeeze 1-2 sponges depending on the size of your load and toss them in your dryer.  (I find that in winter I always need 2 sponges)

5. When you empty your dryer simply toss your dry sponges back into the tub for future use.

You will notice that your laundry is starting to get static-y again after awhile and to remedy this, simply add another tablespoon of fabric softener!

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Friday, January 6, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2012!  WOW!  We are already into the first weekend of the New Year and I cannot believe how much hope I have for 2012.  Oliver and Dexter are growing like weeds and I have a few pictures to share from the holidays!


Mr. Oliver at 12 months




December in North Carolina visiting my Mom and Dad

Hayride in October

Christmas Morning



HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Smith Family!  May this be your best year yet! 

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