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We love saving money!  Here you’ll find anything related to using money more wisely, while not compromising precious time.  We’re all about reducing costs, saving time, and getting results.

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

By: , March 10th, 2017. Posted in: Happiness, Health, Money, Musings, Parenting, Travel

A final farewell from By The Seat of Our Pants.

Dearest Readers,

You may have noticed I haven’t been very active on the blog over the last year.  In fact, the last time I posted anything at all was last August. …

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10 Ways to Maximize Success (and FUN) at Half Pint Resale

By: , August 19th, 2016. Posted in: Money, Parenting

Consignment Sale Shopping Tips

I’ve never been crazy about shopping, so I wasn’t exactly a “bargain shopper” before having kids.  I didn’t do garage sales, estate sales, or consignment sales.  Digging through racks and …

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Our Baby Gear Picks

By: , August 11th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

We take the guesswork out of selecting baby gear.

In addition to our Top 30 Baby Gift Ideas, we’ve also compiled a list of the larger-ticket baby items we researched, purchased, and have been thoroughly happy with.  While …

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Our Top 30 Baby Gift Ideas

By: , August 5th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

To assist our readers in finding the perfect baby gift, we've compiled a list of our personal favorites!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, since I’ve had so many people ask me for advice about what to buy for a new baby.  Whether you’re …

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Baby’s First Two Years – How Many Diapers Do I Need?

By: , August 3rd, 2015. Posted in: Money, Parenting

If you've ever wondered how many diapers you'll need in the first two years of your baby's life, this post is for YOU!

A few months back, I investigated disposable diaper and wipe prices at major retailers’ so that I could find out how much money new parents would spend on them.  The read more

10 Ways To Improve Family Finances: Living On One Income

By: , July 27th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money

How we were able to take the leap from a double income family to a single income family.

Leaving my steady-income accounting career was incredibly scary to consider.  For most of my working life, I’ve been someone else’s employee.  It’s what most families know.  Before Jason lost …

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This Dumb Contest

By: , July 14th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money

What Were We Thinking?

I’m going to share something with you that doesn’t make me feel good.  It’s something that happens to a lot of businesses which run contests, but few will ever talk …

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10 Things I’ll Miss About Being a Working Mom

By: , June 16th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

Hey, mom! Working outside the home has benefits other than a pay check.

There are pros and cons to every possible decision.  Breastfeeding or formula?  Cloth or disposable diapers?  Stay at home or working mom?  While these …

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10 Practical Father’s Day Gift Ideas

By: , June 14th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

I've used them all. I love them all.

As Father’s Day rolls around (Sunday, June 21st), stores and online retailers will push last-minute neckties, golfing gadgets, and ridiculous gags like Beer Soap as splendid gifts for your Dad.  …

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Big News About This Blog!

By: , June 4th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

Change can be scary, but change is good.

When Jason and I imagined this blog at the beginning of the year, our vision was to create fun and informative content that would resonate with parents and non-parents alike. …

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