Posts Tagged ‘Podcast’

MomAdvice Simplified: Canceled This Week

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I am sorry to say that I am going to have to cancel the podcast for this week because I was not able to secure a speaker for our podcast today. We also are suffering from end-of-the-year craziness in our family with school coming to a close, making my time more limited.

I so enjoy doing these podcasts, but I think it would be best to take a break from the show for the summer. It will be difficult to do these shows with both kids home and my daughter not napping anymore. There is a great deal of work and effort that go into each of these episodes.

If you guys really enjoy this, I can definitely consider picking it back up in the fall when the kids are in school and I am able to devote a little more time to it.

In all honesty, we are trying to enjoy a relatively schedule-free summer and this would free up some time for me to spend with my children this summer. Being a mom is quite the juggling act, isn’t it? I am trying to learn to prioritize my commitments and hanging out with my beautiful kids this summer is #1 on my list. I hope you understand!

Simply Choosing Great Wines Resource List

Thursday, May 7th, 2009


We would like to thank Charlene, from My Frugal Adventures for sharing her wine expertise with us on MomAdvice Simplified.

Click above to listen to this episode at anytime or visit our sidebar on the left-hand side to listen to the episodes anytime throughout the week. These episodes are also available in iTunes format for you to take on the go!


Here are some of the resources that were highlighted in today’s episode:

Cheap, But Good (Wine That Is)- Charlene shares a lot of great information on buying inexpensive wine and how to spot those killer deals in your town!

Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator- This is one investment that Charlene recommends as a great way to aerate your wine. It makes even an inexpensive wine taste better.

Vacu Vin 3 Piece Wine Saver Set- Paired with the wine aerator, this would be a wonderful gift to give a wine drinker in your life. The Vacu Vin helps to keep a bottle of wine fresh for up to two weeks versus a couple of days.

Great Tastes Made Simple & Great Wine Made Simple- These are books that Charlene recommends on learning more about wine and pairing wine & food together.

Riedel Overture Red Wine Glasses- Charlene recommends this stemware which is widely available and will make any wine taste better. She spends more money on her glassware than on the wine itself so these would definitely add to your wine experience.

Wine- Two of the wineries that Charlene recommends sampling from are Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Bogle Vineyards.

Boxed Wines: An Eco & Wallet-Friendly Choice- This is my article and recommendations for sampling great boxes of wine. They have come a long way, believe me!

On next week’s show…

Nada! Would you like to be my guest on the show? We are looking for great guests to share ideas on simplifying processes for moms. I need you! Please email me at amy(at)momadvice(dot)com and tell me what you would like to talk about. Interviews can be pre-recorded to make it easier for our guests.

MomAdvice Simplified: Simply Choosing Great Wines

Thursday, May 7th, 2009


On MomAdvice Simplified, we will be joined by Charlene, from My Frugal Adventures, who will be sharing with us her tips on choosing a budget-friendly wine. Charlene has over nine years of experience in the wine industry and brings with that a lot of knowledge on how to spot the best deals on great wines, what pitfalls to watch out for when choosing a wine, and how to care for and store wine so it will last longer.

She is incredibly knowledgeable AND budget-savvy at the same time so I know it will be a great episode to listen to when choosing great wines that won’t break the bank! Best of all, she helped compile a really great resource list that will help you with a lot of your shopping!

I hope you can tune in! You can catch this podcast weekly at 2PM EST each Thursday afternoon!

Simplifying Our Cleaning Routine Resource List

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

What a fun interview that was and I want to thank Trish Suhr for taking time out of her busy schedule to speak with me. I hope that you learned a lot in that half hour and I enjoyed getting to share all of our giveaways this week too.

Click above to listen to this episode at anytime or visit our sidebar on the left-hand side to listen to the episodes anytime throughout the week.
These episodes are also available in iTunes format for you to take on the go!

Here are some of the resources that were highlighted in today’s episode:

Pledge Cleaning Quiz We uploaded this fun little quiz from Pledge to figure out what type of cleaning habits you have. A huge thank you to Pledge Multi-Surface for sponsoring the giveaways for our show this week.

Clean House- Trish hosts this great show on the Style Network. You can catch the show Wednesdays at 10/9 Central.

Gearing Up for Summer- This article will offer some helpful little tips for getting your house ready as summer quickly approaches. Get that grill gleaming again and tidy up that patio furniture so you can really enjoy your time outside this year.

Spring Cleaning For Today’s Mom- This article offers some insight on how to make that spring cleaning a little more manageable this year.

Happy Homemaking the Homemade Way- If you can’t afford the expensive cleaners, this article will guide you into making cleaners at home that are better for the earth and easier on the wallet!

On next week’s show…

Next week we will be joined by Charlene, from My Frugal Adventures, who will be sharing with us her tips on choosing a budget-friendly wine. Charlene has over nine years of experience in the wine industry and brings with that a lot of knowledge on how to spot the best deals on great wines, what pitfalls to watch out for when choosing a wine, and how to care for/store wine so it will last longer.

MomAdvice Simplified: Simplifying Our Cleaning Routines

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

On MomAdvice Simplified, we are joined by Trish Suhr, the amazing co-host of “Clean House” on the Style Network, to help offer us tips on keeping our homes in tip top shape. Trish has some great tips for making our homes the sanctuaries that they should be and offers valuable advice on ditching the clutter in our homes so we can truly enjoy it. Trish is lovely and dynamic and I had the best time interviewing her. Talking to her was like chatting with an old friend and I hope you will enjoy this interview half as much as I enjoyed conducting it!

This podcast airs weekly at 2PM EST each Thursday. Due to Trish’s busy schedule, we did have to pre-record the interview portion, but we will be offering a great giveaway for five of our listeners sponsored by Pledge Multi Surface.

Simply Great Jeans & T-Shirts Resource List

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

A huge thanks to Kathy Friend for joining us this week on our podcast. I would also love to thank you for all of your questions for Kathy. We tried to answer all of the questions that were submitted so please listen in if you have made a request!

Click above to listen to this episode at anytime or visit our sidebar on the left-hand side to listen to the episodes anytime throughout the week. These episodes are also available in iTunes format for you to take on the go!

Here are some of the resources that were highlighted in today’s episode…

Not Your Daughter’s Jeans- This is a great jean pick for women with curves. Although an investment, Kathy suggests looking at how many pairs of jeans you have that you are not wearing that have cost less and consider making one good investment into a pair of jeans that you can wear often and that will accentuate your curves.

T-Shirt Recommendations- Budget-friendly Mossimo Target T-Shirts are an inexpensive way to add some splash to your wardrobe. Other great t-shirt brands are linQ & Three Dots T-shirts.

IsABelt- Are your jeans gapping in the back? Are you in your early stages fo pregnancy and looking for a way to make your jeans fit properly? isABelt is the Original invisible belt, the MUST HAVE Fashion “fix-it” accessory. A thin, strong and flexible clear plastic belt, that virtually disappears when worn, providing you with the assurance that all is secure without even knowing it’s there. isABelt prevents back gap, slippage and of course, belt bulk and belt bulge. The isABelt solves all of these fashion issues and many more. If you would like to order one directly, please contact Kathy Friend for an order. She is selling these to help with funds for their adoption!

Swagbucks- This is my new way to earn cash towards my jeans & t-shirts this year. Sign-up for Swagbucks and simply use their search engine to search on the web, earning some great money for your shopping fixes. I signed up last week and have already earned $30 just doing my regular old searching.

Ebates- The shopping site that I would recommend everyone check before doing their shopping for your new summer clothes. Sign up today and you will earn an automatic $5 in your account for signing up. This site gives back a percentage on qualifying purchases. I always try to check here before doing any online shopping.

On next week’s show…

Next week we are joined by Trish Suhr, the amazing co-host of “Clean House” on the Style Network, to help offer us tips on keeping our homes in tip top shape. Trish has some great tips for making our homes the sanctuaries that they should be and offers valuable advice on ditching the clutter in our homes so we can truly enjoy it. Her cleaning tips will help you get back on track and we will be offering a great giveaway for our listeners sponsored by Pledge Multi Surface.

MomAdvice Simplified: Simply Picking the Best Jeans & T-Shirt

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

On MomAdvice Simplified, my weekly podcast for moms, I am very excited to share that I will be gabbing it up with my real-life friend & wardrobe coach, Kathy Friend. This podcast airs weekly at 2PM EST each Thursday.

I asked Kathy to join our show again, but to help guide moms into choosing the right jeans and t-shirts. Since becoming an at-home mom, my wardrobe mainly consists of these two key pieces and I thought it would be great to have her share which brands are the best and how to find the best cuts for our figures.

Kathy is going to share with moms how to pick the best jeans and t-shirts for your figure, but also find a look that is both flattering and comfortable. We will be discussing the best brands, how to get the best look for any budget, and what items to add to our jeans and t-shirt wardrobe to take them from day to night.

Do you have any questions about choosing the right jeans or t-shirt for Kathy? Please leave your questions here and I will be sure to get them worked into our discussion!

Simply Scoring the Best Freebies Resource List

Thursday, April 16th, 2009


A huge thanks to Heather, from Freebies 4 Mom, for joining us this week on our podcast. We have had a lot of technical difficulties today so I apologize for the delays on everything.

Click above to listen to this episode at anytime or visit our sidebar on the left-hand side to listen to the episodes anytime throughout the week. These episodes are also available in iTunes format for you to take on the go!

Here are some of the resources that were highlighted in today’s episode…

Freebies 4 Mom – Heather blogs daily about free samples, coupons, sweepstakes and giveaways with the goal to help everyone save money every day with freebies.

Freebie Friday – Every Friday MomAdvice highlights the best new freebies each week on The Motherload blog with Heather as a contributor.

Walmart Free Samples – The best single-source of free samples by mail, new ones are highlighted every Freebie Friday

Be A Smarter Freebie Finder – Learn how to spot the potential scams yourself and how to be careful about the personal information you submit in order to receive a freebie.

Customer Service for Free Samples – If you receive a damaged or missing free sample in the mail, then you should definitely contact Customer Service about it and here are tips on how to do that successfully. Companies want your feedback and to hear about your free sampling experience with them.

Roboform – A way to fill out forms quickly by saving commonly entered information.

Entertainment Freebies 4 Families
– Great sources of free movies, music, and books for everyone in your family.

Free Magazine Samples – The best sources of free magazines subscriptions plus creative ways to give those magazines a second life after you are done with them.

Ebates- If you do have a magazines subscription that you need to pay for, why not pay less by getting cash back through Ebates! They offer up to 40% back for magazines subscriptions (watch for a double cash back event).

Swagbucks- Anyone can use Swagbucks as their search engine and start earning free gift cards. It’s an easy way to be rewarded for doing something you already do, search the internet.

YouData – Readers earn money by glancing at ads on Freebies 4 Mom! An easy and quick way to add a dollor or two each week to your PayPal account.

On next week’s show…

Kathy Friend, my wonderful fashionista friend, is joining our show again to share some of her savvy fashion advice with our listeners. Kathy is going to share with moms how to pick the best jeans and t-shirts for your figure, but also find a look that is both flattering and comfortable. We will be discussing the best brands, how to get the best look for any budget, and what items to add to our jeans and t-shirt wardrobe to take them from day to night!

MomAdvice Simplified: Simply Scoring the Best Freebies

Thursday, April 16th, 2009


This week on MomAdvice Simplified, my weekly podcast for moms, I will be chatting it up with Heather, from Freebies 4 Mom. This podcast airs weekly at 2PM EST each Thursday.

Heather will be offering assistance on finding the best freebies out there, how to get those freebie forms filled out more quickly, and shares why freebies are so advantageous to a frugal lifestyle. She even offers some tips and tricks for finding free money to get that latte fix you have been craving without blowing your budget.

Heather has been a longtime friend of mine and has been such a great supporter for my website by offering her assistance each Friday on our Freebie Friday list. It was such an honor to finally get to talk to her in person and I think you are going to be in for such a special treat when you hear this episode.

As an added bonus and incentive to get people to listen, Heather is offering one lucky listener a $50 Sephora e-gift card to get you motivated to tune in.

I hope you can make time to tune in to this invaluable episode!

Simplify Coupon Cutting Resource List

Thursday, April 9th, 2009


Click above to listen to this episode at anytime or visit our sidebar on the left-hand side to listen to the episodes anytime throughout the week. These episodes are also available in iTunes format for you to take on the go!

Here are some of the resources that were highlighted in today’s episode…

Deal Seeking Mom- Tara scopes the internet for all of the latest freebies and makes shopping and finding freebies easier for moms. Please visit her site for all of the latest and greatest deals on the web.

Money4Moms Podcast- Tune in to Money4Moms for practical advice and ideas to help you save money. We will be covering money saving topics and answering your questions, as well as providing you with deals, weekly store previews and encouragement and support. This podcast is brought to you by Tara, from Deal Seeking Mom, and Mercedes, from Common Sense With Money, each Wednesday at 10 PM/9 PM CST.

Coupon Lingo Quick Reference- Tara has gathered all of those abbreviations and explained them in one great place so you know what you are reading when scouring those shopping boards.

All You Magazine- Tara suggests getting a subscription to this great magazine because it offers a load of coupons in each issue. Follow the link for a 2 year subscription for only $17.99.

35 Ways to Save On Your Grocery Budget- Don’t want to clip coupons? This article sums up some other great ways you can save on those groceries.

Grocery Shopping Tips- Here is another article to help make that grocery day easier by sharing some shopping strategies that I have used for my own family.

On next week’s show…

In this episode we will be chatting it up with Heather, from Freebies 4 Mom, and learning the best ways to score free products and samples from companies. Heather is an expert in the freebie market and will be sharing her valuable advice with us!