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.

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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As a long-time distance runner I've had my share of aches and pains. Some have been quick healers, while others, like hamstring tendonitis, took a little time – and some therapy. Regardless of what aches, a massage is worth a million dollars to undue those lactic acid knots, elongate the ...

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It may seem like Christmas is still in the distant future – we just started back to school, and its warm enough outside to go for a swim in the afternoon. But in just four short months we’ll be baking cookies and wrapping gifts - and breaking the bank - if we don’t start planning for it now. This article on Investopedia reveals that in ...

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I love cooking from scratch, but when school starts up and we have homework, activities, and early bedtimes, it can be tough to get something homemade, nutritious, and not too time consuming onto the table. This goes for breakfast, lunch (since my girls often pack), and ...

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In the past few years I’ve noticed a definite increase in the number of races geared toward raising money for a cause. Though I have never competed in one (I’m bad at asking for money, even when it is for a great cause!) I have many friends who have. From running a marathon to raise money for leukemia to riding your bike in an effort to raise ...

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While we often think of 'things to do' as 'things that cost money' this doesn't have to be the case. There are plenty of free things we can do with our kids that will make happy memories without breaking the bank. Here are a few of our favorites. 1. Sock hop. The girls and I ...

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I love reading about new ideas for ways to save money. This one came to me in an article a few weeks ago, and it made me pause in my reading and question whether or not I could do it. The idea: Match your fun spending to savings each week to increase your savings account ...

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Jog three times a week, for 30 minutes, and you've got your workouts done for the week. Right? Not so fast. If you aren't balancing your workouts – working on different parts of the body to even it all out – you are running the risk of injury; and you aren't challenging all of the ...

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This has been my three-step technique for the past several weeks. I have to say, I've noticed where my money has been disappearing to. Let's just say it comes in a mug and is filled with caffeine.  It also comes in a tube and changes nails to a pretty hue, or it has something to ...

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