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tiffA Mom Knows Contributor

About Tiff

Passions in my life include: Family, Vacations, Reading, God, Financial Planning, and Technology. I stay at home with my 4 lovely children who keep me running from one end of town to the other.

Best Money Savings AppsiPad Mini Review

I have to come right out and say that I love my new iPad Mini. I always thought the iPhone and iPod were a bit too small for web surfing and email. I also wanted something a little smaller and … Continue reading

Acute Immune by Mountain Peak NutritionalsAcute Immune – Mom’s Weapon Against Colds

The bus stop is my favorite place to get good advice. My latest tip was from a friend who suggested I use Acute Immune Formula by Mountain Peak Nutritionals to help me fight my cold. I was skeptical, but figured I … Continue reading

vicks-ultrasonic-humidifierUltrasonic Humidifier Review

We have had the same ultrasonic humidifier for over 10 years and it finally broke. We spent a lot on it (I think around $70), but maybe it was just that we were out of college and everything seemed expensive then. … Continue reading

social-security-cardWill Social Security Run Out Before I Retire?

Many misunderstand the details of social security. A lot of young people do not expect social security to be around when they retire. Most of the uncertainty and fear about social security comes from not understanding the history or the … Continue reading

Which Hotel To Stay At Disneyland

I have been visiting Disneyland every other year for many many years. Throughout those years I have been a teenager, newly married without children, mother of 4 including 1 teenager, strapped for money. Each phase of my life has led … Continue reading

Disney Cars Land RideTips For Riding Cars Radiator Springs Racers At Disney’s California Adventure Park

Cars Land is new at Disney’s California Adventure Park 2012. As many lovers of Disneyland know, that means crowds of people clamoring to ride and experience the new Cars Land. I just visited Disneyland for one week the end of … Continue reading

Shopping ListMonthly Menu Planning Keeps My Family And Finances Healthy

Monthly menu planning keeps me motivated in providing healthy meals for my family. Nothing is worse than getting ready to make dinner only to find that I do not have the ingredients. When I plan a monthly menu the ingredients … Continue reading

Whirlpool Cabrio HEReview For Whirlpool Cabrio Washer and Dryer

Laundry is a huge chore when you have a large family. My sister bought a set of Whirlpool Cabrio’s with extra capacity. Unfortunately for her she had to move to a rental that already had a washer and dryer so … Continue reading

Toy Story Digital BookDisney Books For iPad Review

Disney’s Toy Story and Cars 2 come to life with the digital books for the iPad. There are many features that enhance the reading experience, including, music, narration (if you want it), small games, puzzles, moving parts, and coloring. All … Continue reading

Working Out TogetherFitness Exercise Routine That Strengthens Marriages

Years and years ago my husband bought a box set of DVD’s for the Fox Show 24 with the intention that we would watch it and exercise together. I was already exercising to some of my favorite TV shows and … Continue reading

Girl Watching TVTV Timer For Kids And Moms

“I’m on the phone”…. Those four simple words can start World War 3 with my toddler. He uses this opportunity to scream, yell, whine, until I do what he would like, and usually that involves the television. Holding my ground … Continue reading

Hands Lending HelpCancer Help? Form A Cancer Stinks Group

Years ago I was shocked to receive a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. I had just given birth to my third child and emotions were running high for me and my family. I remember how long the months went by as … Continue reading

WaterHow To Spot Clean Carpet

My husband is a fanatic when it comes to keeping the carpets clean. I think it comes from his high school days when he worked as a carpet cleaner. Not to mention he is a little obsessive about a clean … Continue reading

Hand on Computer MouseA Few Tips Before Clicking On An Email Link

Amazon has become one of my favorite ways to shop. I seem to get a fair price with great shipping and I didn’t even have to leave my house. This Christmas I did some last minute shopping at Amazon, and … Continue reading

Child with Mom Practicing Speech TherapyQuit Asking Questions – What?

Every week my son and I have a speech therapist come to my house and train me on how to help him learn how to speak. My son is almost 2 years old and is experiencing a speech delay. Of … Continue reading

Little Helping Hands in the KitchenFeeding My Picky Eaters

I have 4 picky eaters (5 including my husband) that I need to feed every night.  I refuse to be a short order cook who makes 3-5 different meals a night, what I decide to feed the family is what … Continue reading

Paying Interest on your Home LoanMotivation to pay off your Mortgage Faster

I want to own my home free and clear, but it is hard to make the extra payments come bill time.  Sure I know that if I pay a couple hundred extra dollars now it will save me thousands of dollars later, but that … Continue reading

Steel Cut Oatmeal ItemsSteel Cut Oatmeal Made the Easy Way

Thanks to a vacation in Disneyland and eating at the marvelous Storyteller’s Cafe I discovered steel cut oatmeal. Steel cut oatmeal has a heartier and nuttier taste, but takes a long time (20-30 minutes) to cook. I do not have … Continue reading

Marriott RewardsGet A Little Back With Marriott Rewards

When I purchase a product from a store a small amount of my purchase price goes to the credit card company I am using. I want some of that money back and the only way to do that is to … Continue reading

Broken Tree Branch from Early Winter StormTip to Help Save Your Trees During an Early or Late Winter Storm

October was a warmer than normal month here in Colorado, but during the week before Halloween we got an early winter storm that dumped about a foot of heavy wet snow. The trees were unprepared and had not lost their … Continue reading

Rocket Math Sample TestMy Kids Learned Multiplication with Rocket Math

My son is particularly good in math, and was asked to accelerate by skipping third grade math and joining the fourth grade math class. He was mostly prepared except he did not have his multiplication facts memorized, he could figure … Continue reading

Philips Wake Up LightWaking up with Light

“BEEP….BEEP….BEEP” sounded the dreaded alarm clock. My body jolts to wake and I feel miserable. This is how I used to wake up, but now I slowly wake up as I sense the light turning on. My mind seems to … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain National Park ValleyRocky Mountain National Park, Camping, Family, Memories

My family has recently discovered camping as a summer activity. At first I was reluctant… tent, bugs, dirt, and a 9 month old baby did not seem like a good time, BUT I couldn’t say no to my 11 year … Continue reading

Mickey Mouse at California AdventureRelaxing, Fun, and Disneyland all in the same sentence!

Yes, I said it!  Disneyland can be relaxing and fun, BUT after many years of enjoying Disney fun I have a few rules that I live by: