Gwyneth Paltrow, who’s right and who’s wrong…

Gwyneth and Kids

Gwyneth and Kids

Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she will take a break from acting to spend more time with her two children. In an interview with E! News she stated that “things are more difficult for her than other moms, because of the demanding nature and unpredictable schedule of her acting career.”

Grabbing the Media’s attention along with every working mom out there, Mackenzie Dawson decided to respond back with “A working mom’s Open letter to Gwyneth” in the New York Post.”

Once I finished this article I sent the link to my friend Liz; she too is a working mom. Liz opened my eyes saying “I bet it is tough for her – she does travel, she does have to spend time away from her kids, that schedule CAN be grueling. What makes me sad is that we, as moms, all need to start SUPPORTING each other. Enough of this comparing, or trying to make the case why someone else has it better because they stay home or they work or they have an easier job. We are all just trying to do the best we can for our kids and our families, you know?

So Gwyneth and Machenzie, neither one of you are right or wrong. We just need to work together and support each other. The job of a mother is a tough one and making attacks and turning our back on each other will not make it any easier.

So whether you’re a working mom or a stay at home mom, I applaud you. I applaud your ability to juggle household duties along with work duties. I applaud the multitasking and extreme couponing (my sister, mother of 3). I applaud the long days and nights we spend to make our family happy. I applaud every mom out there for doing the best they can.

With that said, Mother’s Day is every day!


Summer Before College Series 36: OCM Sweepstakes and Coupons!


Good morning, my lovely bloggers!

Have I got a treat for you on this wonderful Tuesday! Throughout the summer, I have advised you on what to buy and what not to buy, but I have failed to address the costs associated. Yes, going to college is extremely pricey, no matter where you go. There are many supplies to buy, not to mention tuition, room and board, and meal plan costs. You must learn to budget and to take advantage of every deal and sale that the world has to offer! That is why I would like to talk about OCMÔÇÖs newest sweepstake contest today.

As of last week, OCM has created a sweepstakes and giveaway for their Facebook followers. Each week, a random winner will be drawn and receive a $250 shopping credit to, a website providing the best source of dorm linens and accessories for the college lifestyle. is also affiliated by over 900 colleges, proving its credibility. The website offers bedding, bath, d├®cor, furniture, storage, and essential items. The site also sells pre-assembled packages to make shopping quicker and easier! Additionally, any student who enters the sweepstakes receives $10 off their order of $100 or more on the site! How great is that? You are bound to spend that much based on all of the necessities that you will need to purchase, so why not try to get some of them for free?

Have I convinced you yet? Well, if you are interested, you only need to follow a few steps to save money and possibly win $250!

First, make sure that you like the OCM Facebook page. This is a must if you want to win! Then, hit the green and blue ÔÇ£enter to winÔÇØ link at the top of the Facebook page. Finally, enter your information and cross your fingers! It is as easy that! A winner will be picked every week throughout August, so be sure to keep entering each week!

I would definitely advise every student to enter. You could save yourself up to $350 on supplies and, in turn, use it towards tuition and loans! What is better than that?

So, do not forget to enter for the seven remaining prizes! Good luck!