Kathy Murdock

Kathy Murdock works as a full time writer and web designer. Recently planted in the middle of the deep south from the busy streets of Los Angeles, when she's not coding Wordpress websites or writing about women in business and thrifty motherhood, Kathy spends time photographing alligators, playing with her family, and running.

Kathy Murdock works as a full time writer and web designer. Recently planted in the middle of the deep south from the busy streets of Los Angeles, when she's not coding Wordpress websites or writing about women in business and thrifty motherhood, Kathy spends time photographing alligators, playing with her family, and running.

This time of the year children often spend time thinking about what they want. They make lists about the things they want, they write notes to a man who they hope will bring them items, and they wake Christmas morning excited about what they are going to find under the tree.

With all of this gift-getting, it’s easy for kids to think ...

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Here’s an interesting dilemma I’ve (luckily) never thought about!

A friend of mine recently confided she feels uncomfortable with the amount of spoiling her parents do when it comes to her child.

Now, I understand what one person considers ‘spoiled’ might be another person’s norm, so I suppose it is all relative ...

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Now that my girls are older, they are expected to help out around the house on a regular basis. Before, when they were small, I would ask them to clean up their toys or pick up their rooms or put things away as needed. Now, each week, they put their clothes away and do a variety of other chores, like feed the dog and help vacuum.

Part ...

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I had planned to write about making homemade sidewalk chalk this week. In fact, I’d gathered together our supplies and told the girls this is how we would spend our Saturday.

Then the weather got cold. Again. I don’t know about you, but the thought of drawing pictures on the pavement outside in the freezing cold with the wind ...

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During my first pregnancy I was terrified to do any type of exercise. I wanted to run. I had been running for years. The doctor gave me the okay to run, but visions of a jostled baby scared me, and so I did little more than walk a few blocks here and there. I gained quite a bit of weight and had a tough time taking it off once I ...

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Pregnancy will likely change your body not only during the nine months you carry junior but for months –or possibly years – after. And since everyone carries weight differently, it’s impossible to prescribe a one-size-fits-all training plan for new moms. ...

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For years I was a cardio-only kind of gal. I prided myself on the ability to run for as long and far as I could before dropping. I reveled in the fact that I could run multiple days in a row without rest or that I could run and then get on a bike and pedal and then get in a pool in swim.

I never lifted a weight.

I had a fear ...

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When our children were born we lived in Los Angeles, which, of course, was a wee bit more expensive than living in our current southern, small town location.

When hubby and I decided to finally enjoy a date night (over a year after having our first daughter), I gathered together a list of referred babysitters in our area and started ...

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There have been a few constants since I had children.

One, I don’t get enough sleep. It used to be because the kids woke me at night for feedings and changings; now it is because nighttime is the only time I get to read, play on the Internet, and watch TV.

Two, I can’t plan like I used to. I used to want to know exactly ...

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I often skip over many of the ‘other’ posts or pages I see on Facebook, since it can be time consuming to read through each one.

Recently, though, this page caught my eye:

52 Week Money Challenge

The idea: Save $1,378.00 in 52 weeks. ...

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