The Cooper Brick Road – Our Path to Penny Pinching – Rebecca Sprouse is married, working mother. She is also the director of a real estate firm and has a two year old son. Rebecca also loves playing the “game of frugality” and making the best of her busy lifestyle. She especially enjoys telling people how much she saved during a particular shopping trip or purchase and loves passing that along. Recently, Rebecca shared with her readers a CVS trip where she got a free Madagascar 2 DVD. I followed Rebecca’s advice and I now own a Madagascar 2 which I ended up saving $11.00 on. I used the coupon she linked to her blog and also had $6.00 in CVS bucks. So a $19.99 video that I ended up costing me less than $10.00 and turned out to be a great investment. We haven’t watched it but we are looking forward to this weekend. Rebecca’s post recent post: A TGI Friday’s BOGO offer speaks for itself.
The Guilty Parent – This blog is owned by Nichole Smith, the Chief Mom Officer and Community Development Manager at Babyspot.com. Nichole was named in 2008 as one of the 50 most powerful and influential women in social media. Nichole’s blog started out as a place to vent about her guilt as a parent and as a working mother to a site where parents can go to for parent advice, tips and resources. In her most recent blog post “Bad Grades? Public Humiliation Will Set Them Straight”, Nichole shares with us her views on what two parents did to try to send a message to their teen about getting better grades. I particularly found humor in a blog post I could relate to – Have I really been doing this for thirteen years? And the pictures, Nichole, priceless!