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Free Stuff For Moms

Smartphones are one of the best tools busy people have at their fingertips. Using my iPhone is like a lifeline.  Sometimes I don’t know how I went grocery shopping or caught a bus without it! This tool is especially useful for moms — juggling it all!

I’ve tried many apps and have written about Astrid in the past because it’s such a spectacular to-do list app. The most unique thing about the Astrid app is that you can share your lists.  My friends and I share lists of things we have to remember to tell each other.  It’s great for making the most of our visits.

Astrid is doing a bit of sharing itself.  They’ve just announced a contest for moms!  All you have to do is use the app and tell them why you love it.  How has it made you more productive, successful and efficient? They are giving away gifts like spa certificates, onesies and premium accounts to the best answers.

Click here to find out the full rules and get a chance to grab some free stuff!  Good luck moms!

Documents to Keep in a Safe & a FREE Giveaway

If there is a fire, earthquake, tornado or other natural disaster– time may be working against you.  Would you know which of your family’s important documents to take with you?  Would you even know where they were located?

 

What Documents Should You Keep in Your Safe?

These essential items should be kept in a central location so you can access them quickly. It may be a good idea to get a safe to store them.

  • Adoption papers
  • Automobile titles
  • Bank account information
  • Birth certificates
  • Cemetery deeds
  • Check book
  • Divorce papers
  • Doctors’ contact information
  • Education records and diplomas
  • Government bonds
  • Health information for each family member (blood type, allergies, medications)
  • Health insurance cards
  • Insurance policies
  • Investment & retirement account information
  • Last will and testament
  • Lease
  • Living will
  • Marriage license
  • Military records
  • Mortgage paperwork
  • Passports
  • Patents and copyrights
  • Real estate deeds
  • Social security cards
  • Tax records

The Power of a Pro vs. Con List and a FREE Giveaway

This blog is three posts in one:

1. A case study of the power of one of my favorite kinds of lists: the pros/cons list.

2. A plug for a cool website and the pre-made list paper they make.

3. A chance for you to win FREE list paper from KnockKnockStuff.com.

 

 

WHO: Colleen Cappon – my colleague and a non-list maker

WHAT: Colleen and her fiancée Chris are getting married and having trouble planning their honeymoon

WHEN: Their wedding is in October

WHY: It’s tough to narrow down the perfect destination to celebrate their nuptials because they are overwhelmed by all the choices

WHERE: This is just the problem! They have too many options and are losing sight of what they really want

The Power of a Pros/Cons List

Enter the “List Producer” with the solution I have for everything – make a list! I told Colleen that a pros/cons list is really the best way give attention to each choice individually. I also shared some cool list paper that I’d gotten from KnockKnockStuff.com for her to write out pros and cons about each resort she and Chris were considering. Read more