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Ashley Marcin

Ashley is a work-at-home mom to daughter Ada and creator of lifestyle blogs {never}homemaker and Writing Chapter Three.

Latest articles by Ashley Marcin

5 Financial Pitfalls Stay-at-Home Parents Should Avoid

Staying home to raise little ones is often rewarding, but it comes at a financial price. Make sure you do it right!

10 Tricks to Get You Drinking More Water

As many as three in four Americans suffer from chronic dehydration, which can have serious health effects. Are you getting your daily water ration?

10 Tempting No-Bake Desserts

Baking's great but sometimes you need a break, too. Let the oven sit one out and make crowd pleasing desserts without all the fuss.

7 Unexpected Ways Stay-at-Home Parents Save Big

Staying home with the kids means less income — and big savings, too. Find out how stay-at-home tops 9-to-5 when it comes to spending less.

8 Easy Home Maintenance To-Dos for Spring

Spring is in the air and that means home repair. Welcome the warmer days with these must-do maintenance projects.

12 Great Ways to Eat Bananas

Cheap, healthy, delicious — bananas have it all. Go beyond banana bread and enjoy them sweet and savory, baked, roasted, fried, or whipped.

8 DIY Backyard Home Improvements That Save You Big

Summer's around the corner, which means extra hours in the day for home improvement. Spruce up your backyard with a spiffy and affordable project.

4 Ways to Use Your Food That Don't Involve Eating

For some DIY beauty treatment, pest control, cleaning, or decorating — check the pantry. These delicious foods serve double duty.

Here's How to Get a Sale Price-Match at 16 Popular Stores

Before your next shopping trip, check if you can save some coin with these price-matching policies.

13 International Crock-Pot Recipes That Are Out of This World

Life's too short to make the same slow cooker dishes week after week. Expand your crock-pot horizons with these recipes that span the globe.

5 Important Questions to Ask Before Adding to Your Family

Babies need more than just love and affection. Before expanding your family, find out what your budget can bear.

10 Sandwiches Hearty Enough For Dinner

The humble sandwich just became your go-to for a quick, easy dinner. Try one of these delicious variations!

6 Old Things in Your House That Have Serious Re-Sale Value

You'd be surprised how well some of your old stuff holds its value. Before you junk your junk, consider turning it into cash — it's easy money!

6 Healthy Homemade Yogurt Recipes

A tub of bacteria never tasted so good. Make these easy homemade yogurt recipes for your family and stop paying more for store-bought.

5 Easy Ways to Save on Groceries in a Pinch

Smart food budgeting is an essential skill. When you need to cut back even more — and fast! — get creative with what you have, and what you buy.

9 Closet Offices That Will Change How You Work

No space? No problem. Create a home office that works for you with these nine clever "cloffices" as your inspiration.

9 Quick Workouts You Can Do During Commercial Breaks

Turn TV time into a real workout by adding these quick, but intense fitness routines to your viewing habit.

Becoming a One-Car Family: 5 Points to Consider

Is that extra set of wheels really necessary? You can save a lot of money by downsizing your driveway — you just need to map it out.

8 Closet Bedrooms That Are Surprisingly Spacious

Talk about space-saving! These super-cozy closet bedrooms make the most of every inch, turning extra storage into a good night's sleep.

Throw an Awesome Potluck Dinner With These 6 Easy Tricks

You don't have to break the bank to throw an awesome dinner party. Throw the ultimate potluck by staying organized and minding your spend.